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All our courses here at City Lit are taught by expert tutors such as published authors, academics, practising artists, and experienced professionals. Our friendly, supportive, and inspiring tutors are here to boost your confidence and motivate you at every step. We always ensure that your journey with us is enjoyable, positive, and thought-provoking.
We offer online courses and in-person courses. Our interactive online courses are taught live and in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. In-person courses are delivered at our modern college campus in London near Covent Garden.
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- Massage: an introduction (access to level 3)Course start date: Mon 30 Oct 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Hilary LyonsGain an insight into how massage can alleviate stress and promote relaxation and healing through touch. Learn the basic techniques and how you can perform this therapy on family and friends. Suitable for those at an interest level or wishing to progress to accredited ITEC courses.
- Ceramics: surface decoration on clay
- Piano: advanced workshopCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Petros MoschosIf you are an advanced pianist, whether a performer or specialist teacher, continue to develop your skills, broaden your repertoire and increase your understanding of piano playing. Please contact the Music department to enquire about joining this class. Break week: 2 Nov 2023.
- Drawing and painting portraits: traditional techniquesCourse start date: Wed 10 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Andrea VoiseyThis structured course introduces traditional historic approaches to drawing then painting portraits from observation of the life model. Suitable for all levels but some previous drawing experience an advantage.Full fee £279.00 Senior fee £223.00 Concession £181.00
- Introduction to graphic designCourse start date: Thu 30 May 2024 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Pam WilliamsOur 'Introduction' courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
Graphic Design is everywhere; in our books, magazines, and newspapers. Emblazoning packaging at the corner shop to the mall. On our screens- phones, TVs, computers and tablets. To say it’s important would be an understatement.
Don’t just consume. Learn how to use image and type to communicate your messages, emotions and ideas. Beyond this, learn about the movements and styles which have shaped the field of Graphic Design over the years, and how to find your place there.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Piano repertoireCourse start date: Wed 20 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Petros MoschosIf you have a minimum playing standard of grade 8, come and explore the wealth of piano repertoire, concentrating on style and period. Broaden your interpretive skills and gain experience in performance practice. Break week: 25th October 2023.
- Piano workshop 8Course start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 5 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Petros MoschosIf you play piano at around grade 8 standard, join one of these online workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, learning to make your own stylistic and interpretive decision under your tutor's guidance.
- Acting: advancedCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Deirdre Strath ClydePractise and develop your acting skills by rehearsing scenes in depth, with the option of performing to an invited audience at the end of the course. This course is suitable for students who have completed a broad range of our acting courses at beginners and improvers level or who have gained suitable experience elsewhere.
- Drawing from plants and flowersCourse start date: Wed 1 Nov 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Steve WrightMake wonderful drawings in colour and black and white from a range of flowers and plants. Taking the rich and varied history of drawing plants and flowers in different traditions for inspiration. Working with the expressive and colourful medium of both soft and oil pastels, you will respond to the colours and textures of plants and flowers. Suitable for all levels, this course involves making composition studies, leading up to a final, larger, more resolved piece.
- Stand-up comedy: beginnersCourse start date: Mon 15 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Kean Street Wellbeing CentreTutors: Robert HitchmoughExplore the main skills you need to write and perform stand-up comedy. This course is suitable for complete beginners.
- Singing workshopCourse start date: Thu 21 Sep 2023 (and 2 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Siobhan BlakeA workshop class for singers with a solid foundation in vocal technique and musicianship: employ your vocal technique in a more flexible and artistic way and deepen your understanding of critical evaluation of singing. Repertoire to be discussed with the tutor.
- Introduction to machine learningCourse start date: Thu 18 Jan 2024
Location on this date: OnlineTutors: Liv Helen VageOne of the great advances in technology is that machines can learn without humans teaching them explicit rules – e.g. letting machines train on samples of speech allows Siri to recognise your commands. Machine learning is a large part of artificial intelligence, and a mystery to most of us. This practical course teaches you how to program learning algorithms in Python. We will cover fundamentals of classification, natural language processing, financial predictions and much more. You will learn elements of data mining, how to choose a learning algorithm, and how to tweak parameters of the algorithm. We will briefly cover the theory behind the algorithms, so some maths knowledge is useful, but not required. To enrol, you must have experience with Python or a similar programming language, e.g. have taken City Lit’s Introduction to Python or Introduction to R programming course.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Introduction to children's book illustrationCourse start date: Thu 18 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Ciara FloodOur Introductory courses provide a perfect way-in to a creative field.
The Children’s Book industry is thriving, largely due to globally rising literacy levels, and a growing awareness of the importance of early childhood education. As a result, Children’s Book creators are in demand.
Our tutors will teach you the many and various skills you’ll need to illustrate books for children - from drawing and painting (analogue and digital), to sequencing and pacing visual narratives.
You'll learn about the children’s publishing sector; gaining a sense of the different genres and markets for children's books, and where your illustration style might fit.Full fee £259.00 Senior fee £207.00 Concession £168.00
- Voiceovers: beginnersCourse start date: Tue 26 Sep 2023 (and 3 other dates)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: David ThorpeYou will begin to explore ‘on mic’ the skills and techniques required across a range of audio/voiceover situations.
- Introduction to clothes makingCourse start date: Fri 19 Jan 2024 (and 1 other date)
Location on this date: Keeley StreetTutors: Silvia SacrestanoLearn how to make your own clothes. This beginner's course will teach you how to use the sewing machine, as well as basic sewing techniques and processes. Start by sampling, then you will construct a simple garment.
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