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  1. Italian beginners: module 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 18 Apr 2024 (and 13 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosanna Carlà
    With its rich culture and history and its incredible landscapes and architecture, there are countless reasons to learn Italian. Depending on your needs, this course can either be a short introduction to Italian to give you the basics to greet others and talk a bit about yourself, or it can be the jumping-off point for a longer course of study if you wish to continue learning Italian. Our emphasis is on speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    90% of 100
  2. Calligraphy: modern copperplate variations
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 12 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Veiko Kespersaks
    Learn how to use a pointed pen for writing in copperplate hand, which is famous for its fine lines, hand-made quality and romantic overtones.This fun class is an introduction to Spencerian script and its connection to basic strokes and letterforms. You will also learn the history of Spencerian script and it will give you some new knowledge of penmanship. Suitable for both beginners and improvers, left and right handers.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  3. Pinhole photography
    Course start date:  Wed 16 Jul 2025 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Scott Perry
    Discover exciting experimental ways of producing photographic images without a camera - build your own pinhole camera, create blue-tinted prints with sunlight, and make prints from objects like the artist Man Ray.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  4. Drawing: colour pastel techniques
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ro Sylvester
    Explore the versatility and rich colours of this beautiful drawing and painting medium. Through practical exercises, discover its potential to create a variety of surface effects and its suitability for sketching and outdoor colour work.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. Social media for business: introduction
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julian Holden
    This practical course is aimed at people who would like to use social media marketing to promote their business. This class is ideal for those with some familiarity with social media. You will learn how social media can be used to communicate with your target audience.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
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    85% of 100
  6. Photography studio lighting
    Course start date:  Thu 27 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Learn about photographic studio practice and lighting. An introduction to using studio flash, 'hot' (tungsten) and ‘cold’ (fluorescent & LED) lights to enhance your portrait and still life photography.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  7. Arabic beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    Learn Arabic at a gentle pace on this lively course for near beginners, taught in Arabic with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills.You should have completed Arabic beginners: module 2 or equivalent.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
  8. Japanese beginners: module 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 25 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Continue learning to speak Japanese on this course for near beginners. The emphasis is on developing your listening and speaking skills. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 2 or equivalent.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
  9. Affinity photo: introduction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Affinity Photo is a British engineered and fully featured cross-platform editing alternative to Adobe Photoshop. For photographers at all levels. We’ll show you how to use it effectively to process and edit your images to the highest standard.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  10. Storytelling for business and pleasure 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 24 Apr 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Eastman
    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 greater confidence in your communication skills and apply this to your wider experience. This course 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 £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    95% of 100
  11. Creative non-fiction
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 15 Apr 2024 (and 11 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Paul Laffan
    Explore practical and imaginative approaches to creative non fiction, including travel writing, life writing and the essay. Analyse published work, produce your own pieces, and benefit from detailed feedback.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £219.00 Concession £110.00
  12. Cello 1A
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 18 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Polly Hewett
    Learn the basics of playing this warm and mellow instrument in a friendly environment, using a range of fun music. For complete beginners. Continues to Cello 1B next term.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
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    100% of 100
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