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  1. Drawing: charcoal techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Explore the creative possibilities that this fragile medium affords. Learn and develop the components of drawing with charcoal’s subtle yet dynamic lines. This is a course for beginners. No experience is necessary.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Try it out: Blender
    Course start date:  Tue 17 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at 3D animation this short intensive taster course will get you up and running with the basics of how to work with the free, powerful 3D Software application Blender, and put you on the path to creating your own polished CG Graphics and Animation.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
  3. Life drawing and mindfulness
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 13 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore a range of experimental and traditional approaches to drawing the human figure and how mindfulness in the context of drawing can inspire confidence, increased awareness and connection to your materials and subject matter, and a sense of freedom.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  4. Drawing: colour pastel techniques
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Jul 2025 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  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. Photography studio lighting
    Course start date:  Tue 3 Dec 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Learn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  7. 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
  8. Watercolour painting: experimental approaches
    Course start date:  Tue 14 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Build your confidence in watercolour how to approach painting. Learn how to apply imaginative of washes and brushwork; enjoy the colour and fluidity of this beautiful medium and discover if you would like to take it to the next level.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Start planting design for your garden
    Course start date:  Fri 31 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Alison Worster
    Explore the principles of planting design using form, line and texture to create dynamic planting schemes. In weekly workshops, improve the breadth of your plant knowledge whilst developing the skills and techniques of garden designers.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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