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Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos etc. as relief prints on lino, wood and vinyl surfaces. Printing is done by hand (i.e. there is no press) and only waterbased inks are used. $5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term. COURSE OUTLINE Learn relief print skills in this... [More]

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Latin Beginners 1

This course follows the Oxford Latin Course to present basic Latin vocabulary and grammar. The closeness of inspection in reading Latin fosters precision in the use of words. It also provides a model for careful reading and writing of English. The two hour format for each session of this class allows time to look at Roman history and culture as well as language study. Even a modest acquaintance with Latin automatically extends your English vocabulary. TEXT: Oxford Latin Course:... [More]

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Japanese Beginners 1

The course is an introduction to Japanese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop basic skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. TEXT: Japanese for Busy People 1 (Revised 3rd Edition, Romanised Version), publisher: Kodansha, Lessons 1-5. CLASS PLAN Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary Japanese. CONTENT Conversational Japanese and an... [More]

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Develop Your Voice

For those who have completed an introductory singing course. Develop and extend your voice skills and music theory practice further. More time will be spent on singing in harmony and learning repertoire from different genres of music. There may even be an opportunity to sing individually should you feel comfortable in doing so! COURSE OUTLINE Learning to be disciplined with the correct breathing techniques for warm ups. Tackling music theory and sight reading skills. Singing... [More]

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Icon Painting

Learn the technique of Byzantine Icon Painting. Explore the basic ideals and principles as well as symbolism of colours and Byzantine theology on which iconography is founded. Please note that materials for the course are expensive if purchased independently by students. Tutor shares the material with all students and students need to contribute $50 (not included in course fee). A purchase of gold leaf is for advanced students only and needs to be discussed with tutor on the first... [More]

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Italian Beginners 1 (A1)

This course is an introduction to the Italian language, which includes basic skills in speaking, reading, listening and writing while also learning about aspects of Italian culture. No previous knowledge of Italian required. TEXT: Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma edizioni), Units 1-3 (Italian language only) CLASS PLAN Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary Italian. CONTENT Conversational Italian and an introduction to cultural... [More]

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Chinese (Mandarin) Beginners 1

This course is an introduction to Chinese for any student wishing to learn the language for business, travel or everyday use. Students will develop skills to use in conversation, reading, listening and writing. This course is recommended for people working in the general travel sector who need to communicate at a basic level with Chinese clients. TEXT: New Practical Chinese Reader (2nd ed.), Beijing Language and Culture University Press, Book 1, covering Lesson 1 to Lesson 4. CLASS... [More]

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Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic skills? Join us in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere working on class projects or one of your own choice. No new equipment needed. COURSE OUTLINE Discussion of the project. Choice of a script in relationship to the project. Examine the historical background and relationship of this... [More]

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Continuing Ukulele

We will build on the basic chords you may already know and progressively add more to enable you to play a wider range of songs. The ukulele has become a very popular instrument in recent years for many good reasons. It is cheap and very portable, ukuleles are easy to play and you can learn to perform your favorite songs from any era or style, solo or with a group. Please bring your ukulele (available in all musical instrument shops starting at around $30) to the first lesson.... [More]

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Procrastinating Writers - Procrastinate No More!

Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/re-writing the same old chapter? But importantly, have you noticed how discipline alone will not help? Whatever your writing issue, you’re not alone; many writers (both amateur and professional) feel the same level of frustration when not able to follow through with a promise to... [More]