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  1. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  2. Renaissance, Baroque and Palladian architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits. #arthistory #architecture #london.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  3. Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Watercolour: intermediate and advanced

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An opportunity to extend your watercolour personal project towards more abstract exploration of techniques, through discussion, guidance and encouragement from the tutor and group.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £219.00
    Concession: £134.00

  4. Personality psychology: an introduction

    Personality psychology: an introduction

    Course Date: Tue 28 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Is personality fixed or does it change? Can one really have a split personality? Despite personality being such a central idea in psychology, what makes each of us unique is still puzzling and open to question.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £90.00

  5. Picture book writing

    Picture book writing

    Course Date: Wed 29 May 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Would you like to develop the skills to plan, write and edit picture book texts for young children? This course is designed for children's writers and for illustrators wishing to write their own stories. Explore ideas and learn techniques through teacher-led activity and group workshops.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Beyond Elizabeth Bennet: writing modern-day romance fiction

    Beyond Elizabeth Bennet: writing modern-day romance fiction

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer in possession of a single pen can compose an unforgettable romance novel. This six-week course will chaperone students through the plotting of modern romance stories.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £48.00

  7. The history of science

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What we call science takes many forms, from investigating the smallest constituents of matter, to producing new drugs to combat disease, to understanding the life cycle of stars. What, if anything, do these activities have in common? In this course we will uncover a fascinating story of how science has developed and diversified over the past three millennia, at the same time identifying a set of characteristics which distinguish scientific endeavour from other forms of human activity.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  8. Free writing: exploring connections with thoughts and feelings

    Free writing: exploring connections with thoughts and feelings

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Writing is a powerful way to explore feelings and connect to our quieter selves. In this class, use a range of exercises to explore your self, your relationships and your hidden hopes. No experience required.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  9. Swedish beginners: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: EC Euston
    Suitable for complete beginners.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  10. Classical Greek 1: module 1

    Course Date: Thu 30 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to the basics of Classical Greek. Based on 'Reading Greek' (2nd edition, 2 vols, CUP).
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £139.00
    Concession: £85.00

  11. Image credit: NASA

    Professor Ian Crawford presents cosmic perspectives for world history

    Course Date: Fri 31 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will present a short scientific history of the world from the Big Bang to the evolution of Homo sapiens. It is intended to lay a foundation for subsequent studies of human history, and to provide a deeper historical perspective for such studies.



    Ian Crawford is an astronomer and planetary scientist, and is currently Professor of Planetary Science and Astrobiology at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is also a vice president of the Royal Astronomical Society.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. ESOL and film: discussion, expression, critical writing (level 1-2)

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Love film? Learning English? This course will help you develop your English through watching, discussing and responding to a variety of film clips. The course willl focus on improving your listening skills so you can understand the meaning of what is said and not said, as well as developing your vocabulary and range of expression in speaking, listening, and giving opinions. You will also improve your reading and speaking through performing short dialogues.

    You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. The fees for this course are to be confirmed. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00

  13. Intermediate handbuilding

    Course Date: Sun 2 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore your personal creative ideas in clay, increase your making and decorating skills. Use a range of hand building techniques to develop your practical skills and expand your knowledge of ceramic materials.
    Full fee: £399.00
    Senior fee: £399.00
    Concession: £243.00

  14. Sculptural techniques for film and TV

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn a range of sculptural techniques that are used in the ever expanding film, TV and theatre prop making industry. Explore a range of sculpting and casting methods and fabricating techniques, and experiment with materials.
    Full fee: £419.00
    Senior fee: £335.00
    Concession: £256.00

  15. Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)

    Course Date: Mon 3 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how massage can relieve stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn techniques to perform on family and friends. Suitable for those with a general interest or wishing to progress.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

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