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  1. Oil painting: focus on light and shade
    Course start date:  Tue 27 Feb 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Lindsay Pickett
    This oil painting course takes inspiration from the moody and luminous imagery of classic Film Noir such as ‘The Third Man’. Students will explore composition, tonal transition and contrast to enhance their pleasure in oil painting and create strong and powerful paintings.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  2. Life painting: a contemporary approach
    Course start date:  Thu 29 Feb 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Steve Wright
    This course introduces contemporary contexts for life painting using acrylic paints to explore different creative approaches using the imagination alongside observation of the model. Suitable for all levels but some previous life drawing experience an advantage.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £191.00 Concession £155.00
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  3. Japanese woodcut printmaking
    Last Few Places, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 4 Feb 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Carol Justin Wilhide
    An introduction to the beautiful and delicate printmaking world of Japanese Woodcut. Explore this water based, non-toxic process and build an appreciation for the handmade. You will learn how to design, carve and make a multi-coloured print. Beginners welcome.
    Full fee £299.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £194.00
  4. Introduction to Python
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 May 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Timothy Marley
    Want to learn more about how computers work and what computer programmers do? Get started using Python, the most popular and easy-to-use programming language in the world.
    Full fee £239.00 Senior fee £239.00 Concession £155.00
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  5. Introduction to lithography
    Last Few Places
    Course start date:  Tue 5 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Burder
    Learn how to produce work that mimics a painterly style using lithography printmaking processes. Lithography depends on the delicate balance between grease and water and can provide a broad range of outcomes. Learn how marks and brush strokes drawn and painted on the printing plate can be faithfully reproduced to create bold or subtle prints.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  6. London street photography
    Course start date:  Fri 8 Mar 2024 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Wish you could capture those spontaneous moments of urban life like a pro? Learn the tricks of the skilful trade of street photography and build your confidence in snapping candid, unobtrusive photographs on the street, shooting in some of the most dynamic and vibrant areas of London to tell powerful stories in single images.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  7. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and digital print
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Janie Murphy
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles for interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
  8. Developing photography skills
    Course start date:  Tue 23 Jan 2024 (and 7 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Photography Studio

    Tutors:  Michael Harding
    Already know the basics of photography but want to take things further? Refresh your knowledge, learn more advanced skills and develop your creative ideas, with an established professional photographer on hand for technical guidance and creative inspiration.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00
  9. The City Lit 7-day intensive course for adults who stammer
    Course start date:  Mon 11 Mar 2024 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Learn strategies to help you speak more easily, work on becoming less sensitive and worried about stammering (also known as stuttering), reduce avoidance strategies and work towards saying what you want to say when you want to say it. This intensive course will enable you to make maximum progress in minimum time and will give you a solid foundation to continue to make positive changes following the course. It runs for five days Monday to Friday 11-15 March, then two follow-up days on April 15-16. We will also provide videoconferencing (Zoom) group support sessions on 25/3/24 6-8pm and 13/5//24 6-8pm.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £174.00 Concession £50.00
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  10. Jewellery making: all levels
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 13 Jan 2024 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Aurelie Dellasanta
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? Or done it before and would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? From beginners to experienced jewellers, come and practise making metal jewellery to your own designs, whether you are picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with complex approaches such as chain-making.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £253.00
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  11. Learn to print digital textiles
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Suk Han Lee
    A short course for beginners. Learn how to use simple collage to develop a digital textile design for a printed scarf. Scan your design before using Photoshop to refine and sharpen your image. Print your image using the sublimation printer and transfer onto your chosen fabric. All materials provided.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00
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