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  1. Looking at artists: drawing and markmaking
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Steve Wright
    A beginners chance to explore artists use of mark-making and texture to convey ideas, place and emotions. Experiment with techniques using black ink, pencil and charcoal, and create a unique collection of drawing references.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £39.00
  2. Blogging: build your own blog using WordPress
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Marzano
    Learn to create your own blog with this beginners course and raise your online profile.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
  3. The representation of women in Islamic art
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberta Marin
    Islam prohibits the depiction of living beings in religious contexts. However, human and animal representations are permitted on works of art and architectural decorations in a secular setting. But how are women portrayed over the centuries? Do they play a leading role in the artistic repertoire? Do they convey positive or negative messages? In this short course we will try to answer these questions by considering some of the most notable examples of women representations in various media.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  4. Mighty Madonnas and wild women: picturing feminine power in Renaissance Italy
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Lydia Goodson
    Join us for an exploration of the multi-faceted depictions of feminine power in Renaissance Italy. Discover how artworks tell us about the women depicted and about the men who desired them.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  5. London photography: wildlife in the city
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Rachel Wegh
    Widllife in the city is an exciting opportunity to work off-site and enjoy various surroundings focusing on flora and fauna. Travel to some of some of London’s finest parks whilst learning the photography skills required in focusing on details, landscape and capturing natures beauty. Ideal for beginners, those who want to broaden their photography skills and those wishing to continue building their photography portfolio.







    Meet at the Albert memorial Kiosk in Kensington Gardens. Meeting point.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00
  6. The women who changed history
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ellen Cheshire
    This online course will look at a series of mainstream feature films, including Silkwood (Mike Nichols 1984 US), Made in Dagenham (Nigel Cole 2010 UK) and Erin Brockovich (Steven Soderbergh 2000 US), which are based on historical incidents in which women took a stand for better working and/or living conditions. We'll explore the real women who changed history via their political/social activism; their on screen counterparts, and we will have a look at how filmmakers shaped their narratives for the silver screen.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  7. Storytelling: Taster
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ariella Eshed
    All cultures respect the world of Story. We all like to hear stories! This short taster class will help you to tell them. Traditional, anecdotal, personal, fairytales, fables…they all require the key ingredient of confidence, and a basic understanding of structure. The class will be delivered online.



    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 £19.00
  8. Excel: applying formulae and functions
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Dual Mode (Online or In Person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulas and functions to save time and extract new information from your data.



    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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £20.00
  9. Discover Russian
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Marina De Yong
    Get a flavour of a new language and its basic sentence structure. Learn some useful phrases and some pronunciation guidelines. A fascinating introduction for complete beginners and those who might like to take it further.



    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 £19.00
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  10. Wagner's Ring Cycle: an overview
    Course start date:  Thu 14 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Katy Hamilton
    Wagner’s ‘Ring’ Cycle is a mighty epic lasting many hours, full of armies of characters and multiple plot twists – not to mention the musical labels, or ‘leitmotifs’, that Wagner assigns to various people and ideas throughout. This course is intended for those who are keen to find out about Wagner and the Ring, and navigate the action across its four constituent operas.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £18.00
  11. German 2: revive your German
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Jul 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    Did you study German some time ago? This is the ideal course if you have studied German for at least 1 year (3 hours/ week ) or 2 years (1.5 hours /week) recently or want to pick up studying German again.This course is also suitable as a revison course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00
  12. European history taster: Plague in Art
    Course start date:  Thu 21 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vanessa King
    In the fourteenth century the Black Death is estimated to have killed approximately 50% of the world's population. We will look at how this impacted on the visual arts.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  13. The fight against Enslavement: Nanny of the Maroons
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ellen Carpenter
    You may be familiar with various British heroines of history, perhaps also some from other European countries and the US. What of Jamaica? Join us to learn more about the significance of Jamaica’s enigmatic national heroine, Nanny of the Maroons, who led a successful ten-year guerilla war against enslavement by the British.
    Full fee £10.00 Senior fee £10.00 Concession £10.00
  14. Sketching at the museum: National Gallery
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 28 Jul 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Martin
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods, working from some of the iconic paintings in the National Gallery.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  15. Cyanotype printmaking in a day
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Thu 15 Dec 2022 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Adam Hogarth
    Cyanotype is a photographic printing process which produces a beautiful, deep blue print from a variety of artwork, including drawings, photographs, physical objects or combinations of all of these. All levels welcome.
    Full fee £89.00 Senior fee £89.00 Concession £89.00

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