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  1. ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 3 reading and writing)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you quite confident in your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot of mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so that you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story and write a long email or letter. There will be reading and writing exams.



    You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name)..



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £140.00
  2. Developing children's book illustration
    Course start date:  Thu 8 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Our 'Developing' courses help you take your next step in a chosen creative field.







    This course will help develop your burgeoning children’s book illustration practice by enabling you to more deeply explore the practical skills and conceptual skills integral to the discipline. You will also begin to consider which of the many genres of children's book illustration your developing personal style might lend itself to; for example, board-books, picture books, or non-fiction for older children, to name a few.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  3. Stand-up comedy: beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Robert Hitchmough
    Explore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. This course is suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £181.00
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  4. Piano workshop 8
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 11 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gisela Meyer
    If you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance. *no class 8th Feb 2024.
    Full fee £269.00 Senior fee £269.00 Concession £175.00
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  5. Piano: advanced workshop
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Petros Moschos
    If you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 07 Feb 2024.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00
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  6. Introduction to graphic design
    Course start date:  Wed 10 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pam Williams
    Our 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.



    Graphic Design is everywhere; in our books, magazines, and newspapers. Emblazoning packaging at the corner shop to the mall. On our screens- phones, TVs, computers and tablets. To say it’s important would be an understatement.







    Don’t just consume. Learn how to use image and type to communicate your messages, emotions and ideas. Beyond this, learn about the movements and styles which have shaped the field of Graphic Design over the years, and how to find your place there.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
  7. Piano repertoire
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelagh Sutherland
    If you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. NB: no break week.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £299.00 Concession £194.00
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  8. Singing workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Siobhan Blake
    A workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Repertoire to be discussed with the tutor.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £181.00
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  9. Picture framing and mounting for beginners
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Learn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.
    Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
  10. Friday evening pottery
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 16 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Shelley Wilson
    Suitable for students who want to learn basic design, handbuilding, decoration and glazing techniques or for students who want to refresh or develop existing ceramics skills. Everyone will be encouraged to explore and experiment with different skills and techniques in a friendly and supportive environment.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
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  11. Introduction to children's book illustration
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Dee Shulman
    Our Introductory courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.







    The Children’s Book industry is thriving, largely due to globally rising literacy levels, and a growing awareness of the importance of early childhood education. As a result, Children’s Book creators are in demand.



    Our tutors will teach you the many and various skills you’ll need to illustrate books for children - from drawing and painting (analogue and digital), to sequencing and pacing visual narratives.



    You'll learn about the children’s publishing sector; gaining a sense of the different genres and markets for children's books, and where your illustration style might fit.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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