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Bloomsbury
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£1975
London
With an emphasis on independent working, the tutor takes a step back to allow experienced students freedom to develop ideas fully. This course is suitable for those who have a Foundation Arts degree or with an established artistic practice, who wish to reinvigorate and develop their creative approaches, skills and ideas within a supportive peer group. This course can be paid in instalments Who is this course for This course is for students who have...
£198
London
Who is this course for This course is for beginners. No previous experience or skill is required. Each course is one term long but the 3 terms are structured to run over the year. Beginners may also enter in terms 2 or 3, when they can benefit from working alongside those with a little more experience. Each term will have a different focus: in term one drawing, term two painting and term three mixed media...
£107
London
Beautiful, evocative music and dances from many world cultures. Good for co-ordination, uplifting and fun. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who has a desire to learn simple dances to glorious and often haunting music ranging from stately and meditative to exciting and exuberant. It is suitable for most levels of physical ability although major hip problems could be an obstacle with the twisting steps in some of the dances. While...
£251
London
This course explores the relationship between ceramics and glass. You will learn basic model and mould making for fused glass and explore combinations of ceramic forms and fired glass. Who is this course for Suitable for all levels although a basic knowledge of ceramic processes and/or glass fusion techniques would allow the student to experiment further. What does this course cover Topics will include: 1 Mould making in both plaster and ceramic. 2 Make ceramic...
£299
London
This course is a series of crafts 'tasters' delivered by professional makers, providing you with the opportunity to complete projects using your newly acquired skills. Over the course of the year this course may give you a basic introduction to: Textiles, Silver Clay, Glass Fusion, Mosaic, Papercraft, Wirework, Jewellery Making and other crafts. All abilities welcome. Who is this course for This course is designed for complete beginners to crafts and applied arts, whether you...
London
Photography – DSLR Introduction A short course to introduce you to the technical and creative use of a DSLR camera. Take the camera off automatic and learn about exposure, depth of field, aperture, shutter control, ISO and white balance. Photography – Digital Saturdays Once you know the basics here is a chance for you to set aside time to learn the practical and creative side of the DSLR camera. Create a portfolio of work as...
£78
London - Next course on 27th June 2019
Work for several sessions on the same pose, developing your painting in a serious but relaxed atmosphere. This class is not suitable for complete beginners Who is this course for This course is for students interested in the figure and in learning the drawing and painting skills and techniques needed to portray it over a four week long pose. What does this course cover Students work from the model using dry and wet materials (pencil,...
£104
London - Next course on 14th June 2019
Learn effective intaglio printmaking processes which use ecologically safe methods that you can reproduce at home. Who is this course for Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience and want to learn about techniques which use safer and more environmentally sound materials. What does this course cover We will cover salt water etching and other non-toxic Intaglio printmaking techniques. tudents will be inducted in the use of the studio and its print...
£221
London
Explore sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques and concepts for making sculpture through the inherent beauty of natural materials. Who is this course for Not just using junk in interesting ways but looking for sustainable ethical methods of both sourcing materials and producing art works that promote environmental issues and celebrate nature and landscape. A new course exploring ways to make and finish pieces of sculpture using techniques and materials that are sustainable and eco-friendly. This...
£195
London
Learn a wide range of creative embellishment skills, using both hand and machine embroidery. Each term will begin with learning techniques, which will lead to a personal project. All levels of experience welcome for each term. Term 1. Learn a wide range of hand and machine embroidery techniques. Term 2. Learn appliqué techniques with hand and machine embroidery. Term 3. Learn fabric manipulation with hand and machine embroidery. Who is this course for Learn a...
£102
London - Next course on 22nd June 2019
Explore ways of drawing with thread including hand and machine stitch, Suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. You do not need to be able to draw! Who is this course for The students will not need any previous knowledge, experience or skills. They will just need an interest in expressing themselves through textile and using stitch in a contemporary way. What does this course cover Students will explore various ways of drawing...
£37
London - Next course on 13th July 2019
A one day workshop where beginners can learn a range of techniques and processes for creating enamelled jewellery. More advanced students may develop their own projects Who is this course for People who are interested in learning the basic techniques and surface decorations used in the beautiful art of enamelling. This course is suitable for absolute beginners although anyone with any experience of jewellery and scaulpture making can still hugely benefit. What does this course...
£215
London
For those with some experience of printmaking who want to develop their skills and ideas. The course suits a range of abilities, including adventurous beginners. Who is this course for - Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience. - Printmakers who want to use an etching-press will be able to make use of the facilities independently, after induction. - Students who are preparing a portfolio of work, including Access and Pre-foundation Students....
£215
London
Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts. Who is this course for Use scrap, found, traditional and alternative materials to explore sculptural methods and concepts including kinetic, interactive, performance and time-based work. Develop your own project, with support from the tutor. Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. What does this course cover The course aims to broaden the range of materials you can draw upon to make a...
£218
London
Learn the basic techniques of fusing and slumping glass. Suitable for beginners. Who is this course for This course is aimed at beginners. No prior knowledge of Glass or Art and Design is needed. This is a short introductory course for those who want to learn more about fused glass - melting glass together in a kiln. You will learn to cut glass and the basic principles of glass fusing. What does this course cover...
£142
London
This course offers a stimulating and structured approach for experiencing artwork today. The course will unpick ideas and theories to facilitate your reading and articulation of artworks. Each week a range of artist practices, themes and modes of working will be explored and discussed. Mediums will include performance to painting, reflecting on contemporary art movements, their motivations and case studies of influential artists. Who is this course for This course is for anyone who wants...
£170
London
This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts from the middle of the 19th century to the present day. The course will look at significant art works within the contexts of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments. Term 1: the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian painting, Impressionism, Orientalism, Japonism, Pointillism, Symbolism. Post Impressionism and Art Nouveau; Term 2: Fauvism, Expressionism, Futurism, Vorticism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Suprematism and...
£170
London
This course aims to provide an overview of the key stylistic developments and innovations in the visual arts up until the middle of the 19th century. The course will look at significant art works within the context of culture, religion, technology, social and political developments. Term 1: Stone Age, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Crete and Minoa, Greece, Rome; Term 2: India, China and Japan, Byzantium and Islam, Middle Ages, Low and High Renaissance; Term 3: Venetian and...
£106
London - Next course on 15th June 2019
A series of short courses to build your practical illustration skills in different media and techniques. The courses will also look at contemporary illustration trends and different approaches within the genre. Each course can be taken separately or as a series if you need time and support to complete a large project Who is this course for This course is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to find out more about illustrating for the...
£163
London - Next course on 29th May 2019
Work on your own projects and learn a number of techniques to make your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of beads including making your own findings (e.g. necklace clasps). Beginners are welcome to join in any term. Each term has a theme. Term 1: Beading Stringing Essentials Term 2: Stitched Beadwork Term 3: Introduce chain into beaded jewellery designs Who is this course for This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge...
£131
London
Learn the skills and techniques for knitting and crochet. We will look at both traditional skills and contemporary ideas exploring the usual and unusual aspects of working with yarn. All levels of experience are welcome each term. Term 1. Learn the techniques through sample-making and completing small projects. Term 2. Explore different yarns including making your own to use in projects. Term 3. Develop your skills and techniques, working on more challenging personal projects. Who...
£1788
London
Develop your own practice or prepare a portfolio for Foundation or HND. Some students progress directly to BA and Masters. NCFE Level 2 certificate. This course can be paid in instalments. Who is this course for Preparation for Foundation, FDA or HND. Some students progress directly to BA./MA (NCFE Accreditation). This course is for those ready for a year long accredited course, with some experience of Art and Design who wish to develop their skills...
£284
London
A mixed level life drawing course using short and long poses, focusing on line, light, colour and composition. Explore the numerous differing influences from ancient far eastern to western mainstream. Who is this course for With a backdrop of Eastern Taoist philosophies and the use of the Chinese brush: This western life drawing course explores a variety of different medias approaches and influences with the aim of getting a more profound knowledge of drawing. It...
£81
London
A relaxed and fun space for all lovers of singing who want to explore group singing, build harmonies and re-discover the joy of vocal music. Varied grooves and contrasting styles and genres will be covered. Beginners welcome. Who is this course for Any person interested in getting more involved in music will find this course easy, quick and stimulating. Students require only enthusiasm and a willingness to explore music through their voice. No previous music...
£77
London - Next course on 1st June 2019
An ideal introductory course for beginners. Create a ring using basic jewellery making skills. Who is this course for An introduction to making jewellery through making a simple ring. Ideal for beginners but more experienced students are welcome. This course is aimed at beginners. Students can enjoy a whole day of jewellery making and get a feeling for the subject. What does this course cover Making a ring out of sheet metal. The course will...
London
Use found and bought materials: crockery, tiles and coloured glass, to make a small mosaic. Materials are provided but you are welcome to bring personal pieces as well. Who is this course for The course is a practical introduction to the beginner and no previous skill or knowledge is expected. It would give the more experienced student a chance to experiment with found materials. What does this course cover Introduction to mosaic. 1. Learn to...
£46
London - Next course on 6th July 2019
Inspired by bouquets of colourful blooms and working with watercolour inks we will work broadly - wet on wet, to produce large rich flower paintings. We will learn to control the inks as well as to allow for the natural spontaneity that will flow from the use of the media. Who is this course for This Course is for anyone who enjoys observational work and would like to experiment with coloured inks. Beginners are welcome....
£215
London
Explore & experiment with a range of print techniques onto fabrics. develop print designs from sketchbooks. Suitable for all abilities. Term 1: Block printing, monoprint and dyed fabrics. Term 2: Screen printing using a range of stencil techniques including photo-stencils. Term 3: Mixed-media printing: screen print, digital print, transfer print, hand-painting, resist and hand stitch. Who is this course for Mixed Ability. For beginners and those with some prior art and design experience, who wish...
£215
London
Learn about a range of print processes including linocuts, Collographs, monoprints and drypoint. Develop your ideas though guided projects. All abilities welcome. Who is this course for Mixed-ability adult learners who have had some previous printmaking experience. - Printmakers who want to use an etching-press will be able to make use of the facilities independently, after induction. - Students who are preparing a portfolio of work, including Access and Pre-foundation Students. - Painters, photographers, sculptors,...
London
A series of modular courses which prepare students for the (optional) ABRSM exam; many of those who take the exam pass with distinction. A complete beginner would start at Grade I and could, with tutor guidance and the support of Kodály musicianship exercises, attain the Grade V qualification within 2 years. Read Music: Theory I This course is open to anyone who has an interest in notating and understanding written music through extensive theoretical musicianship...
£142
London - Next course on 4th June 2019
Working on location at the river using a variety of techniques and media. Who is this course for Suitable for students who wish to explore an imaginative approach to working on location. The course will provide a practical introduction to a range of creative techniques and materials. Students should have some drawing/painting experience. All levels of experience welcome. This course will also suit students who are building up a folio of work. What does this...
£215
London
Choose to work on a full figure, or portrait in terracotta, direct plaster or other processes. Who is this course for Accessible to all people regardless of age and ability and aimed particularly at those with an interest in working with the human form as a focus. What does this course cover We have two sittings with the model for 5 sessions per term. At the end and in the middle one session is used...
£215
London
Explore a range of materials and techniques, including carving in wood and soft stone. Who is this course for The course is suitable for people of all levels of experience who have an interest in sculpture. Sculpture manifests an enormous diversity of forms and can mean many things to many people, and part courses have benefited from the diversity within the group. What does this course cover The course offers a formal introduction to all...
£113
London - Next course on 14th June 2019
Learn about and explore a range of materials and techniques through which to develop ideas and work safely. Who is this course for This course is part of our suite of Absolute Beginners classes (also Drawing, Painting and Jewellery), designed to bring inexperienced and unconfident students up to speed in a selection of our arts and crafts provision. What does this course cover The course will give students a basic knowledge in the areas of...
£215
London
Explore and experiment with a range of ceramic techniques specifically for sculpture such as slip casting, slab building, coiling, press moulding, simple glazing. Who is this course for Those wishing to work with ceramics. An opportunity to try out a range of processes for the making of sculpture in ceramic materials. This will include modeling, construction, casting and relevant glazing and colouring techniques for ceramics. Although some techniques are applicable to pottery the course is...
£238
London
Work directly from the model for the first six weeks of each term, then pursue your own projects, e.g. make a mould, a portrait head, or a carving based on earlier figure studies. Who is this course for The course is accessible to all people who have an interest in creating sculpture from a life model. Some previous experience of working from a life model could be an advantage, as the usual length of the...
£253
London
Suitable for any level of experience. Explore a range of materials and techniques through which to develop ideas. In the first term we will be modelling from life. Who is this course for Develop your own ideas, work with a range of materials, techniques and approaches, both traditional and contemporary. Suitable for all levels, beginners to advanced. What does this course cover The aim of the course is to: In term 1 the course will...
£128
London - Next course on 11th June 2019
Learn how to source ideas, select fabric, measure, lay and cut fabric along with a range of professional sewing techniques. There are two parts in each term:- Part 1 - envelope cushions Part 2 - piped and frilled cushions. Who is this course for This brand new course is suitable for anyone with a basic knowledge of sewing and a love of fabric and crafts. Be inspired to learn new skills and create beautiful accessories...
£218
London
Learn mosaic, appliqué, copper foiling and leading techniques and apply to personal projects in an experimental and creative way. Who is this course for This course is suitable for anyone interested in learning to make stained glass or mosaic. It is both a practical introduction for the complete beginner with no previous skills, and also provides an opportunity for those with more experience to develop and experiment in both fields, using a variety of materials....
£110
London
Open to violin, viola, cello and double-bass players, working in independent groups of four or more, one player to a part, with coaching from experienced tutors. You may join one or both of the sessions. In Session 2, one of the groups is a larger string orchestra, which works with a conductor. Please attend the first class of term at 18.00 to be grouped appropriately before enrolling. Who is this course for The class is...
£156
London
Look at and learn about art in a variety of locations around London. Each term begins at the Centre. n.b. Course fees do not include occasional entry charges. Who is this course for Look at and discuss art in a variety of public art galleries, exhibition spaces, commercial galleries and museums around London. The focus of this course is on Contemporary art; however, sessions sometimes explore art from earlier periods and movements within the 20th...
£99
London - Next course on 1st June 2019
An intensive course set in the varied environs of London which will focus on the citys urban landscapes. Make art influenced by the fascinating contract between fine buildings in their setting and the desolate grungy post-industrial landscape. First meeting is at 42 Queen Square. Who is this course for (Formerly 'Out and About') No previous knowledge or experience is necessary for this course, the teaching methods will often be on a one-one basis within the...
£218
London
Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Who is this course for Develop skills to design and create wirework jewellery. You will learn basic techniques of working with coloured wire to create Jewellery Suitable for complete beginners. Also ideal for those who have some jewellery experience but wish to add to their repertoire. concessionary fees available to those who...