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  1. Friday lates: the home in art
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julia Musgrave
    From the renaissance to the present day the background, and the objects used by the people in an image give us a chance to see what homes and domestic life might have been like for artists and their contemporaries.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  2. Artist Talk & Poetry Reading: "This Delightful Woman"
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Join artist Susannah Goulding this International Women's Day for a talk about her City Lit Gallery solo exhibition 'This Delightful Woman'. Learn about the powerful role Susannah's art practice plays in exploring her experience of living with cancer, and gain insight into her creative explorations of identity, the body, gender and illness. The talk will be followed by a reading of poems from the artist's book, alongside spoken word performances from members of the City Lit Writing community.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Friday lates: Helen Chadwick - woman in revolt
    Course start date:  Fri 15 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chantal Condron
    Discover the work of British artist, Helen Chadwick (1953-1996) whose ground-breaking practice in sculpture, photography and installation art challenged media and public perceptions of women in society; and the female body. Exploring ideas of gender, identity and sexuality, Chadwick was significantly influential on a following generation of artists in Britain.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  4. Colour therapy: taster workshop
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Janet Whitehead
    Curious about colour and its uses in healing? Explore colour as living phenomenon and begin to expand your awareness and practice of this unique form of energy healing.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  5. Japanese: the wonders of onomatopoeia
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Noriko Inagaki
    Japanese language is rich in onomatopoeia or sounds associated with words. These are used in daily conversation, manga, anime and literature. In this fun evening session, you will discover a whole world of sounds that will help you depict scenes, atmosphere and feelings more intuitively. A genuine Japanese experience!



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £29.00 Concession £29.00
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  6. Friday lates: Peggy Guggenheim - saving modern art
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 22 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sarah Jaffray
    Get to know the curatorial practice and art collection of Peggy Guggenheim and how it helped to save the work of many modern artists from their fascist censors.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  7. Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
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  8. Introduction to casting and mould making
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 12 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Merlo
    Break the mould - try your hand at the techniques of mould making and casting as practised by sculptors, prop-makers and designers. Under the guidance of highly experienced industry professional in our fully equipped sculpture studio, explore making plaster and rubber moulds. Then learn how to cast from them in plaster of Paris and cement.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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  9. Introduction to prop making for film, TV, theatre and display
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Wendy Chandler
    Do you ever dream of conjuring up the props for Harry Potter, Doctor Who or West End musicals? Are you an animator who wants to make props for your animation film, or are you interested in a career in window display? You will explore techniques used by the professionals to produce effective props and sets. Get hands-on experience of sculpting, fabricating, casting, mould making and using paint effects. Learn about the demands of the industry from a specialist tutor, and have a go at translating your own ideas into 3D. https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/introduction-career-prop-making.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  10. Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £109.00 Concession £55.00
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  11. Introduction to screenprinting
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rolina Elsje Blok
    This course is a creative and practical introduction to the screen-printing process, aimed at beginners and the curious. You will learn step by step how to make your own series of silk screen prints using a variety of techniques.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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    92% of 100
  12. Friday lates: contemporary art in China - over the Great Firewall
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Meitao Qu
    From creation to distribution, the explosion of digital technologies has transformed artmaking in a myriad of ways. In this session, we will journey across the Great Firewall to explore contemporary, new media art China.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £12.00
  13. Iyengar Yoga: mixed level
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Irina Baillie
    Learn yoga postures focusing on alignment to achieve maximum benefit from your practice. Improve your posture, strength and flexibility, and practise relaxation techniques to help you release tension. This course is suitable for those who are new to Iyengar yoga and to those who want to learn more.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £125.00
  14. Printmaking into bookbinding
    Evening
    Course start date:  Fri 19 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Claire Hynds
    Explore the three dimensional possibilities of print. This course will encourage you to develop your initial ideas through experiments with printmaking techniques and bookbinding structures to create an artist’s book. Some printmaking and/or bookbinding experience may be beneficial but not essential.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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