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  1. Life drawing and painting
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 May 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Louisa Buck, Luke Jones
    Join us to draw from the nude model. Through structured teaching, you'll explore a range of materials and approaches to this fascinating genre, learning about proportion, tone, line, scale and mark making, with reference to other artists. For all levels.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
  2. Focus on: Lucian Freud - paint as flesh
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 22 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Julie Barlow
    Lucian Freud was a key figure in British Art for nearly seventy years. Uncompromising, ferociously unsentimental with a “cruel” gaze – a realist or painter of the truth? Explore Freud’s fascinating career through his paintings, etchings and drawings.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £42.00
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  3. Clothes making III
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 23 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Silvia Sacrestano
    Practice working with silk or fine luxury fabrics & sew a summer dress or party wear from a pattern.



    Learn how to cut, sew and work neatly. Suitable for those with some sewing experience.
    Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £158.00
  4. Expressive colour drawing with mixed media
    Course start date:  Mon 23 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ute Kreyman
    Use mixed media and colour to enrich your understanding of drawing; engage with different drawing techniques and materials, collage, mono print, simple models of spaces and a short introduction to colour theory.



    All levels welcome.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00
  5. English Communication Skills for professionals: finding the right word in business (advanced)
    Last Few Places, Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 23 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already working at a good level of English but still not sufficient for the needs of your workplace or to develop your career? Do you need to find just the right word, the correct tone, the exact phrase' This course will help you develop the right English for the right situation particularly in the world of work. Learn about different styles of writing, and effective and appropriate communication.



    Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.



    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here



    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 £151.00 Concession £115.00
  6. Writing for magazines
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 24 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Laura Silverman
    Get inspired to write on this practical course for freelance journalists and bloggers. Learn to carry out research, interview people, pitch and publish stories, and build your presence on social media.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £129.00 Concession £52.00
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  7. Life drawing: an extended study
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chris Hough
    A comprehensive course to build skills, vision and flair in drawing the human form. Use traditional and experimental approaches and a range of media, including charcoal and pastel.
    Full fee £319.00 Senior fee £255.00 Concession £195.00
  8. Contemporary printmaking studio: focus on colour
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 24 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Kath Castillo
    A course for intermediate and experienced printmakers wanting to build on previous experience and experiment with process to consolidate and hone technical skills. The focus is on colour application, advanced intaglio processes, realising personal projects and the production of high quality prints.
    Full fee £389.00 Senior fee £311.00 Concession £237.00
  9. Sketching at the museum: Tate Modern
    Course start date:  Fri 27 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Charles Chambers
    Exploring the pleasure and challenge of sketchbooks, learn and improve your drawing skills through expert guidance in different methods: working from a fascinating range of great paintings and art works in Tate Modern.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  10. Italian 4/5: cultura e attualita'
    Last Few Places, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Fri 27 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Roberto Minardi
    Attraverso attività basate su articoli, servizi di programmi, interviste ecc., questa classe ti offre la possibilità di dibattere e approfondire argomenti riguardanti l’attualità italiana e la cultura del Paese in generale. Praticherai e perfezionerai diversi punti grammaticali e accrescerai il tuo vocabolario. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 4 o 5 oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.







    Attenzione: le lezioni si svolgeranno nelle seguenti date: 27/05, 10/06, 24/06, 08/07 and 22/07.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00
  11. Textile sketchbook: developing ideas and projects
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 28 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Ruth Brison
    Develop a creative and experimental sketchbook. Explore the surface qualities of drawing and mark-making with the layered possibilities of mixed-media and hand stitch. You'll have the chance to generate visual research and ideas towards a personal project.
    Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £127.00
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  12. The art of writing the personal essay
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Helen Cox
    Follow in the footsteps of Dorothy Parker, George Orwell and Zadie Smith with this taster course on the personal essay, a continuously thriving genre of autobiographical writing.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £28.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  13. The Evolution of the Western: American Mythology
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  John Wischmeyer
    The first narrative film in 1903 was a Western and eventually major directors were attracted to this most American of genres, famously John Ford. His landmark Stagecoach (1939) was an exciting ride into an imaginary space between the Red River and the Rio Bravo. The Western celebrates but also rewrites US history, given the hold that the myth of the Frontier has over the American psyche. “This is the West. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.”.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £36.00
  14. Kum-Nye Tibetan relaxation and meditation workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Bram Williams
    Learn the relaxation techniques of the Tibetan Kum Nye tradition. Discover how to use breathing, massage and gentle movement exercises to refresh and revitalise the whole body and mind.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £79.00
  15. Drawing and mindfulness: exploring imagination
    Last Few Places, ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 29 May 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Clare Barton-Harvey
    Explore the enriching relationship of drawing, mindfulness and the imagination and how mindfulness can support imaginative engagement in drawing. Through a variety of guided drawing exercises investigate a range of playful and imaginative drawing exercises to stimulate and inspire your imagination. A practical drawing course, inspired by the world around us and the imagination.







    Suitable for those with experience in drawing or mindfulness who wish to re-fresh their practice and stimulate new directions as well as enthusiastic beginners.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £69.00

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