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  1. Portraits 1
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Brian Sayers
    This course aims to introduce you to this fascinating genre in both drawing and painting portraits through practical experience of the basic skills and concepts involved, including structure and proportion of the head and features, tone, colour, pose and expression. Working from direct observation of the live model.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
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  2. Metal Sculpture: beginners to intermediate
    Course start date:  Mon 9 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrew Revell
    Learn the techniques required in making sculptural/functional objects in steel: cutting, bending, welding and joining small scale metal. Please bring ideas, inspiration and scrap metal. This course is for beginners and those who are intermediate level.
    Full fee £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
  3. Drawing 3
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 15 Sep 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Andrea Voisey
    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 £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  4. Painting 3
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 19 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Tony Hull
    Following on from the course 'Painting 2', enhance your paint handling skills to further understanding of the dynamics of a painted surface, through a series of set projects and short critical discussions. Examine the role of painting tools, marks and scale in building a painting.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  5. Calligraphy: modern copperplate
    Course start date:  Mon 23 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    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 £449.00 Senior fee £359.00 Concession £292.00
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  6. Introduction to pattern cutting I
    Last Few Places, Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 26 Sep 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rachel Selormey
    Expand your clothesmaking knowledge and learn introductory skills and techniques of pattern cutting and learn how to draft a classic dress block.You will then learn how to use the block to create patterns and silhouettes from a design.







    This course is suitable for those who have some experience in Clothes making and would like to learn how to craft their own patterns.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
  7. Art and design portfolio projects
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 30 Sep 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rod Judkins
    Develop and realise your creative language in art and design through the development of a personal project. Through workshops and small projects you will be able to build a portfolio of work in 2D and 3D related to your own personal theme or interest.
    Full fee £429.00 Senior fee £343.00 Concession £279.00
    Rating:
    96% of 100
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