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  1. Experimental filmmaking: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 30 Jun 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Learn about the differences between experimental film and conventional narrative. Begin to create digital films that challenge rather than cater to conventional expectations. Explore how to create original material in both form and content.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  2. Calligraphy: decorated letterforms
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Jul 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sharon Shaw
    Gilded initials make perfect gifts for family and friends. You’ll learn painting techniques and how to apply a PVA mordant and use real leaf. You will be provided with a number of decorative alphabet templates and then taken step-by-step through the stages of drawing, painting and applying real gold to create your own illuminated decorated letterform.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
  3. Picture framing and mounting for beginners
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024 (and 9 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Esther Heyhoe
    Learn picture framing and mounting skills for the home or workplace. Using professional framing tools and equipment you'll be taught all the skills you need to work in a busy studio or alternatively how to set up your own small scale practice from home.
    Full fee £309.00 Senior fee £247.00 Concession £201.00
  4. Photography for beginners
    Course start date:  Fri 10 May 2024 (and 15 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Ed Gregory
    Always wondered what half the buttons on your camera actually do? Discover how to use them properly and produce impressive photographs, even as a complete beginner. Gain useful technical knowledge and get expert creative guidance in easy-to-understand language. An ideal first step before enrolling on our intermediate courses.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
  5. Ways into abstract painting
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 14 May 2024 (and 8 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mario Lautier Vella
    Encounter different approaches to making abstract paintings while developing your skills in using a variety of painting materials. With reference to the work of a variety of abstract artists explore the visual language common to both representation and abstraction, eg. colour, composition, tone and paint application.
    Full fee £339.00 Senior fee £271.00 Concession £220.00
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  6. Adobe Premier Pro and digital editing: stage 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 20 Oct 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lily Markiewicz
    Learn the fundamentals of this industry standard package alongside the basic principles of editing moving image footage. Become familiar and work with the most important technical and conceptual conventions in video editing.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
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  7. Contemporary watercolour painting projects
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 2 Nov 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chris Hough
    Through a set of short projects inspired by contemporary practitioners and their contribution to the uniqueness of the medium, the course will help you expand your understanding of watercolour and enable you to make informed choices in making personal work. It will also feature some approaches to painting, beyond the immediate western tradition to provide broader technical and critical insights.
    Full fee £369.00 Senior fee £295.00 Concession £240.00
  8. Pre-level 2 in BSL: refresher
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Nov 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Pat Parke
    If you have passed level 1 in BSL but are not quite ready to do level 2, this course is for you. Practise storytelling, having conversations and presenting information to others in an unhurried and friendly class. This is not an exam class, but you will receive an attendance certificate.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £244.00
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  9. Experimental filmmaking: stage 2
    Course start date:  Wed 15 Jan 2025 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Monika Kita
    This practical course is designed for those who have some previous experience in film in a fine art context or for those who have attended an experimental filmmaking course before.



    During the course, you will push the boundaries of mainstream cinema and experiment with various techniques to express your artistic vision.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £227.00
  10. Advanced visual communications: where is the truth?
    Course start date:  Tue 29 Apr 2025

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Andrew McCarten
    This advanced course examines the representation of truth and the manipulation of meaning through text and image, an issue with critical importance for the current times, from a number of perspectives. Working across a range of media and techniques employed in creative design and visual communications, we will examine examples in print, broadcast and on-line media.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £349.00 Senior fee £279.00 Concession £244.00
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