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  1. Developing watercolour painting
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rebecca Allen
    Explore the specific qualities of watercolour and the opportunities this adaptable medium offers to create dynamic painting compositions. Develop a fluency with brush work and layering of colour to develop compositional possibilities.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Drawing from plants and flowers
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Hilary Rosen
    Make wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
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  3. Jewellery making: all levels
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aurelie Dellasanta
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From beginners to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
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  4. Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
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  5. Calligraphy: modern copperplate
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to write elegant letterforms using a pointed pen with ink. Once you have learnt how to write a basic copperplate alphabet, we will begin breaking the rules of traditional calligraphy to find a style that is all your own. The course is suitable for beginners as well as improvers, and both left-handers and right-handers.
    Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
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  6. Italian beginners at a gentle pace: module 2
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Flavia D'Angelantonio
    Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (libro studente, published by Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Full fee £419.00 Senior fee £335.00 Concession £272.00
  8. Ceramics: throwing and decoration
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Franklin
    Experiment with and develop your existing throwing skills and decorating techniques. Make experimental pieces and explore your ideas.
    Full fee £759.00 Senior fee £607.00 Concession £493.00
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  9. Drawing 3
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 25 Jan 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    Explore a range of materials and challenging approaches to develop your creative potential in drawing, informed by artists contexts. Building on your previous experience, develop your observational drawing skills for greater accuracy and complexity as well as learning to manipulate composition, surface and mark-making to create dynamic, expressive drawings.
    Full fee £409.00 Senior fee £327.00 Concession £266.00
  10. Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on courage to play
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Thomas Gosebruch
    Explore and develop personal work using traditional printmaking methods with a contemporary approach. All levels of experience welcome. Beginners will follow a step-by-step introduction to a range of processes; those with experience can develop personal projects with expert guidance.
    Full fee £799.00 Senior fee £639.00 Concession £519.00
  11. Life drawing: a contemporary approach
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This course introduces exciting contemporary approaches to life drawing using a variety of processes including using wire to draw with, clayslip for mark-making and plaster. You will be encouraged to explore creative and imaginative approaches in your response to the life model.



    Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience would be an advantage.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
  12. 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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