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  1. Japanese woodcut printmaking
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 1 May 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  2. Online marketing: a detailed introduction
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    A popular three-day course that provides an in-depth look at the tools and techniques you can use to market your business on the internet. Examine Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), web advertising with Google AdWords and social media marketing among other topics, along with the management tools needed to measure success.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  3. Botanical illustration workshop
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lucia Vinti
    Take a deep dive into a specific process, media or tool, with our Visual Communication workshops.







    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
  4. Drawing and painting from the imagination
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Fri 7 Jun 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore the role of the imagination in painting and drawing. Develop a toolkit of methods for stimulating, sustaining and enriching your imaginative engagement through a series of guided practical painting and drawing exercises. The aim of the course is to investigate the role of the imagination in drawing and painting and to explore new ways of seeing and experiencing the world around us.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  5. Photography, space and architecture
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Feb 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Capture the architecture of London, from ancient churches to modern buildings in this introduction to architectural photography. Learn about the history and development of this specialist genre then venture onto the streets and spaces of London to put your theory into practice, identifying architectural styles and experimenting with different lenses, composition, processing and editing.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  6. Developing photography skills
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 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 £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Jewellery making: all levels
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Ilett
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to metal jewellery making and introduce texture to your work? Or have you done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Perfect for beginners, intermediate and advanced students,come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you arre picking up the basics of cutting,forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like granulation, stone setting, etching, patination and oxidation.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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  8. Portraits and people photography
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Lorenzo Berni
    Discover the secrets of successful portraiture, from the studio-lit portrait to street and documentary photography, or those special moments for the family album. Gain confidence in photographing people through practical work indoors and out, teaching you invaluable skills in lighting, composition and poses, to produce a beautiful portrait portfolio.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  9. Drawing and mindfulness
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 30 Apr 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore how mindfulness can enrich drawing and lead to new ways of relating to it. A practical drawing course from observation, and the imagination. This course offers a great introduction to mindful drawing or a way for you to further integrate mindfulness into your drawing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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  10. Exploring opera 1
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pauline Greene
    Join us to explore the history of opera over three enjoyable terms. In this first term we’ll explore the ideas that fuelled origins of opera and the wonderful world of Baroque opera seria. NB Break week: 31 Oct 2024.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £174.00
  11. Italian 2: practise and consolidate: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Anna Giuffria
    Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 through speaking and listening activities. Intended for learners in their third year of Italian study, or slightly more advanced learners who feel they may benefit from some revision. Consolidate your elementary or lower intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Further practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 2 through speaking and listening activities. Intended for learners in their third year of Italian study, or slightly more advanced learners who feel they may benefit from some revision.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
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  12. French 2 upper at a gentle pace: module 1
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Oct 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Isabelle Fontan
    Do you want to continue learning French but worried that you might not be able to keep up? Our French at a gentle pace courses are designed to cover the same material as our standard French courses, but at a slightly slower pace, and with more opportunities for revision built in.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  13. Digital video editing
    Course start date:  Tue 11 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Interested in editing your own videos? You may have heard of Premiere Pro or Final Cut. DaVinci Resolve is free and arguably better then both. Come and learn how to use it. Hollywood already does.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
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