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  1. Artists eye: painting impressionism, surrealism, fauvism and pointillism
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kate Hardy
    Module three - Artist’s Eye: Painting Art movements. Post Impressionism, Surrealism, Fauvism, and Pointillism.







    Develop your painting skillswith reference to contemporary and historical artists in this four week course.







    We will make paintings inspired by artists who were key members of art movements, be guided by their choices of subject matter, and learn their methods of paint application, colour mixing and composition.







    Acrylic paint can be used for all projects. This short course can be taken alone or in conjunction with the other modules.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  2. German beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 13 May 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Friederike Schroeder
    The emphasis is on the practical use of German and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on chapters 1-4 of Willkommen (Hodder Arnold). 1.5 hours per week over 7 weeks.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
  3. Watercolour at home: colour and washes
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Mon 3 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Dixon
    This online Watercolour course will introduce you to different approaches in working with watercolour, as you explore a variety of applications and techniques that are essential when working with and manipulating this medium. Discover the various marks that can be made with techniques in brush handling as well as a guide to washes building your first steps in producing beautiful watercolour work.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  4. Introduction to music production
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Max La Villa
    Come and learn the basics of recording and editing so that you can turn your musical ideas into completed songs you can share!
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  5. Storytelling (intensive)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Ariella Eshed
    All cultures respect the world of Story. The ability to tell Stories, in a variety of settings, is a skill that has seen a strong resurgence, both in the workplace, and in contemporary performance. Gain confidence and experience in storytelling on this intensive summer course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £77.00
  6. Artists eye: painting interiors and architecture
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 1 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kate Hardy
    Module one - Artist’s Eye: Painting Interiors and Architecture







    Learn painting inspired by artists including Gwen John, Richard Diebenkorn, Henri Matisse, Alexandra Exter, Helen Lundeberg, and Lee Krasner, in this four week course.







    Be guided by their choices of interior and architectural subject matter, and learn from their methods of paint application, colour mixing, and composition.







    Acrylic paint can be used for all projects. This short course can be taken alone or in conjunction with the other modules.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £129.00
  7. Baroque instrumental ensemble
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Layil Barr
    Love early music and want to play it with more awareness of style? Explore how to achieve a more 'authentic' sound, covering interpretation of rhythm and ornaments, tone, embellishment and more.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £104.00
  8. Spanish 3: revision
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  María Isalt
    Brush up and improve your Spanish through grammar revision focusing on listening and speaking. You should have studied Spanish for at least three years. Based on the tutor's own materials.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £90.00
  9. Preparing digital images for printmaking
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 10 Mar 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Digital technologies play an increasing role in the world of more traditional printmaking. Screenprinting, photo-etching, polymer gravure and relief, and photo litho all require imagery that has been generated using digital image manipulation software. This workshop in preparing digital images for printmaking will provide an introduction to specialist tools and techniques required using Adobe Photoshop in order to prepare your imagery for these printmaking processes.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  10. Painting for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Experience the joy of painting. Through simple exercises you'll explore colour, painting techniques and the expressive qualities of painting. The perfect way to start painting.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £119.00
  11. Drawing for beginners
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 25 Nov 2024 (and 14 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    Explore traditional and less traditional methods of drawing simple objects. Using structured activities, you will be introduced to key concepts such as line, tone, composition and mark making. Ideal if you have little or no drawing experience; a great way to learn the basics or prepare for longer courses.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £139.00 Concession £139.00
  12. Generative AI: safety and risks
    Course start date:  Mon 4 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Vina Theodorakopoulou
    In this course on Generative AI: Safety and Risks we will explore the critical safety considerations associated with generative AI adoption, emphasising risk management and ethical practices.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £84.00
  13. Portrait drawing: expression in the face
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 24 Mar 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This short course will develop your existing knowledge and skills in drawing portraits to meet the challenge of creating expression. Bring your portrat drawing to life by exploring character, personality and emotion in the face of your subject.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  14. Life drawing: focus on movement
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Jun 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    This exciting short course is an introduction to the figure in movement. You will learn how to make quick responses to the life model using a variety of 'ways of seeing' and different sketching techniques.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
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