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  1. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Belinda Edwards
    A bronze by Swiss sculptor Giacometti recently sold at auction for £65,000,000. Create your own by researching materials, building an armature, sculpting directly in plaster and colour your sculpture to a realistic bronze finish. All abilities welcome.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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  2. Printmaking weekend: Collagraph techniques
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Jun 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    Make and print a collagraph exploiting texture and colour using readily available and simple materials with a low environmental impact. The handmade matrix is deceptively simple to construct, the printed results often richer and more detailed than expected when run through the press. All welcome.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  3. Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  4. Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  5. TV presenting for beginners (intensive)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Gary Grant
    Have you ever thought you could cut it as a TV presenter, but been unsure where to start? Discover your TV presenting potential. Learn how to present to camera, read autocue, memorise a piece to camera, interview and talk to time. All this in one weekend!
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £118.00
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  6. Introduction to body casting
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Valerie Merlo
    An introduction to casting parts of the body from hands and limbs to faces and entire heads. We will also look at how to assemble moulds to eliminate bad registration lines and mould distortions in the finished plaster casts.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  7. Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00
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  8. Portrait painting: summer school intensive
    Course start date:  Thu 1 Aug 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Desmond Haughton
    Develop a portrait from life: a structured course to build skills towards making a convincing portrait where the model keeps the same pose over 2 sessions to enable a sustained piece of work.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  9. Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £179.00
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  10. Painting: oil techniques and mediums
    Course start date:  Mon 22 Apr 2024 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Oil paint is a luscious medium with a long historical tradition. It is capable of heavy impasto effects and delicate transparent colour films. Working practically, in the studio, this course will expand your understanding of approaches to building a variety of surfaces in your paint working with mediums and expanding your use of texture and glazing.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  11. Printmaking weekend: handmade prints
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Oct 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Rosey Prince
    Learn some exciting, low tech printmaking techniques to equip you with skills so you can easily make prints at home without the use of specialist equipment.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £169.00
  12. Nonviolent Communication Foundation Training (NVC)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 19 May 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Tracy Seed
    Nonviolent Communication Skills (NVC) helps people communicate with respect, compassion and honesty. It leads to people being heard and understood, finding increased clarity in communication, and feeling connected to self and others.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £116.00
  13. Drawing: ink and wash techniques
    Course start date:  Thu 9 May 2024 (and 6 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    The immediacy and versatility of ink and wash is perfect for those sketching on location, for designers and for students interested in watercolour techniques. Take the opportunity to explore the basic techniques of this exciting process.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £123.00
  14. Train the Trainer
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 16 Nov 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Trevor England
    'Train the Trainer' is a practical 2 day course designed to help you gain ideas for effective facilitation and managing groups. It is suitable if you are thinking of becoming a trainer and want to gain confidence in planning and facilitating the training, or if you are an experienced trainer and want to refresh your practice. You will leave with some tools and techniques that will ensure your training is engaging and productive for your learners. On day 2 you will have the opportunity to deliver a short micro-training or interactive presentation. You are required to attend both days of this course.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £129.00
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