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  1. Character design workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 25 May 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ciara Flood
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication Workshops.



    In this workshop, learn how to create compelling characters for illustration projects, and beyond.







    Workshops throw the spotlight onto niche areas of the visual communication field, enabling you to hone higher-level skills and gain deeper insights.



    Workshops tend to have a practical focus, with little or no conceptual or contextual elements, although this varies by course.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Introduction to SQL and Microsoft SQL Server
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 8 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Arda Balkir
    An in depth knowledge of an SQL Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) and of Structured Query Language (SQL) are not just vital skills required by Database Developers and Administrators but are also indispensable tools needed by the modern Software Developer, Data Analyst and Data Scientist. On this course you will learn to create, manage and query relational databases using SQL.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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    96% of 100
  3. Textiles and surface pattern: colour and abstract design
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Janie Murphy
    A creative exploration of colour and abstract design for textiles. Explore and develop your understanding of colour using using paper dyes to create your own abstract imagery.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  4. Introduction to stone setting: raised grain setting
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rae Duncan
    Grain setting, sometimes referred to as bead setting, is a technique where small faceted stones are held in place by small prongs called beads. These are raised from the metal in the band using an engraving tool. This specialist technique builds on the basic stone setting methods, introducing the use of a new set of tools and skills and is perfect for those wishing to take their stone-setting to a higher level.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  5. Experimental sculpture in plaster and clay
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 22 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Merlo
    Explore the possibilities of modelling in clay and plaster. Taking inspiration from contemporary sculpture, work from found objects to develop your imagination, explore techniques of modelling, casting and transform forms according to your imagination. All levels of experience welcome.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  6. Developing photography skills
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Nov 2024 (and 12 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  7. UI design for websites using Figma
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 14 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alex Gregory
    In this course you will be creating your own mini website prototype. You will be learning how to structure, brand, and create a visually compelling UI design using Figma, an industry standard design tool.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  8. Introduction to beaded jewellery
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Beverley Sell
    Explore traditional and contemporary beaded jewellery techniques such as stringing and knotting and learn about which beaded jewellery materials and tools to use to create a professional finish.



    You will take inspiration from current fashion accessories seen on the catwalk to create your own beaded jewellery and a striking final piece.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  9. Natural facelift: a CPD workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 24 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Mark Woollard
    This highly effective and popular massage can delay the visible signs of ageing, without the need for invasive surgery.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £229.00
  10. Developing watercolour painting
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 15 Feb 2025 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anne-Marie Foster
    Explore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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