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Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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  1. French 5: reading group

    Course Date: Fri 27 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Aimez-vous lire en français? Venez échanger vos impressions sur des romans sélectionnés par le groupe. Premier livre à lire sera annoncé début juillet.

    Rendez-vous mensuels les T1 - 27/09/19, 25/10/19, 29/11/19, T2 - 24/01/20, 21/02/20, 27/03/20, T3 - 08/05/20, 05/06/20, 03/07/20

    Notez qu'il y a un autre "reading group" similaire, décalé d'une semaine tout au long de l'année, au cas où les dates vous convienndrez mieux. Entrez LF520 en haut à droite pour aller sur la page web. Notez cependant qu'il n'est pas possible d'assister aux 2 cours alternativement.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you have done it before, would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain making.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £271.00
    Concession: £207.00

  3. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019 (and 7 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £135.00

  4. Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)

    Reading for writers: the short story (a fortnightly course)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The best way to write good short stories is to read a lot of good ones first. Dive into the best of short fiction, explore point-of-view, character and pacing, and begin to apply the lessons learnt to your own writing in this fortnightly course.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £52.00

  5. Adobe Premiere Pro video editing: stage 1

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 29 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to edit video like a professional? Get to grips with industry software Adobe Premiere Pro, learning the basic principles and technical skills of editing movie footage. Discover the conventions of professional editing, explore how to construct a narrative, and try your hand at basic cutting techniques to produce seamless videos on your own computer.

    See what you could create – view a selection of film and animation work made on our Vimeo site

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    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £329.00

  6. Introduction to contemporary portraits

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course introduces the basics of portrait painting, developing your use of skin tones, composition, tonal range and the mediums used with acrylic paint. There will be a series of exercises and experiments exploring different creative approaches to contemporary portrait painting using the imagination as well as observational techniques.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  7. ESOL Level 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £20.00

  8. Jewellery after work: surface decoration

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn fundamental jewellery making techniques to decorate metal surfaces like roller-forming, piercing, filing, drilling, lettering, hand stamping, sanding and polishing. At the beginning of this course, we will discuss and agree on specific techniques to be explored within this framework. Suitable for beginners and those with previous experience.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  9. The rise and fall of the Italian Renaissance - Leonardo da Vinci

    The rise and fall of the Italian Renaissance

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    When, where and what was the Italian Renaissance? Explore it through the craft of its masters such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, Titian and others and trace its legacy.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £249.00
    Concession: £152.00

  10. Photoshop for textiles I

    Photoshop for textiles I

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about potential and possibilities of using Photoshop for textile art, while developing practical skills and knowledge manipulating images, creating texture, while drawing digitally and printing onto fabric or fine art paper. Ideal for beginners in Photoshop who are textile artists and would like to digitalise their work. Interested in pattern, collage and imagery.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  11. French 4/5 : French literature made easy

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A gentle introduction to French literature. You will read at least one book a term and meet every other week to analyse and discuss details to develop your understanding of the French language and writing style. Book details in section 6. Course takes place every other week: 30/09-14/10-28/10-11/11-25/11.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £60.00

  12. Portraits 1

    Portraits 1

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to represent people in drawing and painting through practical experience of the basic skills and key concepts involved. Includes scale and proportion, tone, three dimensional form and colour. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £349.00
    Concession: £213.00

  13. Interior design for beginners

    Interior design for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the delights of interior design and give your design schemes that ‘wow’ factor. This introductory course provides a step-by-step guide to essential skills, user requirements and how to generate design ideas.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Tired of people not understanding you? Would you like to sound 'more English'? Do you need to commununicate well with people in your work? Then this specialist course will help you. Learn how to make the individual sounds of English, hear the differences between them, and read and write the phonemic script, a special alphabet of sounds. This course is aimed at students with a good level of English - level 1 and 2 (B2-C1). Highly fluent students at level 3 or above should apply to the courses in the drama department.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £26.00

  15. Drawing 2

    Drawing 2

    Course Date: Mon 30 Sep 2019 (and 8 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your knowledge of basic drawing skills and concepts, work with a range of media and approaches, and explore various artists' drawings. Produce exciting and personal images, and build confidence in tackling more complex drawings.
    Full fee: £349.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £213.00

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