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  1. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Thu 12 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a medium with a long historical tradition, capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing This course is for all levels – both beginners and more experienced painters.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 9 Jul 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ian Taylor
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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  3. Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £139.00
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  4. Themes in British politics
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 28 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Christian Schnee
    Want to look beyond the personal politics and Brexit and explore current British politics? Join Dr. Christian Schnee to discuss British politics in our time.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  5. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Nov 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  6. Painting: colour mixing for artists
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 Jan 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    A concise study of colour usage. Investigate colour perception and how colour interacts. Explore a range of observational and expressive painting projects, relate colour theory to practice and develop confidence using colour.  An emphasis on colour mixing using acrylics and oil paint.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. The Soviet Union: a history in film, 1922-1991
    Course start date:  Wed 7 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Nick Morgan
    This is an advanced course intended to use film as a primary source in exploring the history and culture of the Soviet Union in greater detail.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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