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  1. Introduction to painting still-life
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 17 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Amanda Bracken
    Learn the essentials of Still-life painting from paint handling and colour theory to composition.



    Dedicate some time to developing your painting in a series of controlled steps. Learn to select and prepare surfaces and materials, build a composition around a still-life and make supplementary studies to guide your colour application. For absolute beginners.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
  2. Use your voice assertively
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 19 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Ian Taylor
    Do you want to sound more confident, grounded, self-assured and assertive? Improve your vocal skills through a series of exercises that will support you to become more vocally confident, expressive and dynamic without appearing arrogant. This course will be delivered in the college.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £169.00 Concession £110.00
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    96% of 100
  3. Acting: improvers
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 21 Sep 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sean Croft
    Continue your development as you explore a range of exercises and acting techniques that will illuminate and enliven a variety of scripts and scenes. Consolidate techniques and deepen your understanding in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
    Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £229.00 Concession £149.00
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    96% of 100
  4. Saxophone 4
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sarha Moore
    If you're an experienced saxophone player, come and extend your technique, musicianship and performance skills in this advanced workshop. The emphasis will be on playing pop and jazz, developing musicianship skills, and improvisation. Continues as B and C for the academic year.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £132.00
  5. City Lit Big Band
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Henry
    An ensemble for proficient jazz players to improve and maintain sight reading and section work, playing music from the classic era of Big Bands plus contemporary and original arrangements. Gigs will be arranged. Contact the Music Department to enquire about availability of places for your instrument and to arrange your audition.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
  6. City Lit jazz ensemble
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 24 Sep 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Simon Henry
    This new ensemble will operate as a small Big Band and play similar repertoire of classic arrangements, with extra focus on your soloing and a non-traditional instrumental assembly.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £179.00 Concession £125.00
  7. Drumming: advanced
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 25 Sep 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Mark Huggett
    Our advanced class is a great chance to practise all the essential popular grooves. Enhance and maintain your technique, reading and stamina. Sessions will be delivered online so you will use your own kit, acoustic or electronic.



    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
  8. French 2 upper: module 1
    Course start date:  Mon 26 Sep 2022 (and 4 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Pascale Vuittenez
    Come and join this lively interactive intermediate French course. The course will give you a greater understand understing of French and of the French speaking world. Suitable if you have completed a French 2 lower course or if you have recently studied French for 2 years.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    84% of 100
  9. Latin 4 lower: module 2
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Abigail Ferstman
    Continue to study Latin grammar and improve your skills at reading and translating Latin texts as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Starting with Reading Latin, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes then moving on to original texts.



    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 £123.00
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  10. Spanish 3 upper consolidation
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 28 Sep 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online (other locations are available)

    Tutors:  Adriana Itriago Gavidia
    Further improve your Spanish in this lively class, taught in Spanish with the emphasis on developing your speaking and listening skills. You will also acquire a greater understanding of Spanish grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Spanish 3 upper' and you would like to revise/consolidate the content/grammar before continuing to level 4.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    99% of 100
  11. French 4/5: actualité et discussion
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Would you like to practise your advanced French by discussing culture, current affairs, cinema and more? This engaging course is suitable if you have studied French for six years or have an equivalent level.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £219.00 Senior fee £175.00 Concession £142.00
  12. Deep tissue massage: a CPD workshop
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 23 Jul 2022 (and 5 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Kean Street Wellbeing Centre

    Tutors:  Helen Rennie
    Expand your skills to apply deep tissue massage techniques with confidence. Learn how to relieve fatigue, muscle tension, and improve flexibility.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £189.00
  13. Jazz piano: advanced
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 1 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Della Rhodes
    Tackle challenging tunes and conventions in these online sessions, with more practice at 'comping' and improvising. Suitable for players who wish to continue this advanced study and new students with substantial jazz "chops".



    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 £132.00
  14. Jazz ensemble playing
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Angele Veltmeijer
    If you already play jazz and have substantial understanding of jazz harmony, come and develop your aural, harmonic and rhythmic sense through practical study of jazz standards, improvisation and woodshedding. While we may not play as a group with the Zoom format, you will be set practical tasks and learn useful approaches to develop your playing.This class will meet every 3 to 4 weeks. Online assessment for entry to this course can be arranged after you apply to music@citylit.ac.uk.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £139.00
  15. Sculpture: inspired by Giacometti
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 23 Oct 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    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 £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
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