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Watercolour Painting

Watercolour painting is one of the most beautiful art forms. Explore both basic and creative techniques. On completion, you should be able to paint a landscape and a portrait. Please note that while this is a beginners' class it is advisable that you have some previous drawing or art experience. Advanced students also welcomed. Cost of life model included in course fee. COURSE OUTLINE Use of materials, introduction to wash techniques. Texture exercises. Tonal exercises. Still life.... [More]

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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]

Oil/Acrylic Painting

This course offers the student the choice of working in either water soluble oils or acrylics. Acrylics has some of the features of both oil painting and watercolours. It is therefore an ideal medium for those people wishing to explore traditional painting or more modern mixed media techiques. Oils has a variety of textures which it is difficult to replicate in other mediums and is the usual medium for Traditional painting. The course covers a number of genres including still life,... [More]

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Welsh Language & Culture

The Welsh language has survived the Roman, Norman and British Empires. It also has the oldest literary tradition in Europe apart from Greek and Latin. This course will introduce the grammar and vocabulary of the Welsh language, and also introduce the literature and history of Wales from their first beginnings. Tutor supplied material. The most useful dictionary for learners is The Pocket Modern Welsh Dictionary by Gareth King. SUGGESTED READING Williams, Gwyn A., The Welsh in Their... [More]

Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. We will investigate a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Short History of Collage in the 20th century explained: methods and materials... [More]

Challenge Your Voice

It’s time to Challenge Your Voice with this whirlwind of a course. This is the 4th level in the series of Love, Develop and Enrich Your Voice courses. Challenge Your Voice prods and provokes the inner musician in you. This will be achieved by executing vocal gymnastics, songs in close harmony, rhythm precision and the integration of theory. Note: Prior enrolment in Enrich Your Voice is necessary to enrol into this class. COURSE OUTLINE Vocal warm ups concentrating on flexibility,... [More]

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Swedish Beginners 1 (A1)

The course is an introduction to Swedish 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 whilst also learning about Swedish culture. TEXT: Rivstart A1-A2 (2014), Scherrer & Lindemalm, Chapters 1-4. CLASS PLAN Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in elementary Swedish. CONTENT Conversational Swedish and an... [More]

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German Beginners 1 (A1)

This course is an introduction to everyday German, suitable for any student who wishes to develop basic German skills. The course’s objective is to cover basic everyday conversation, listening and understanding skills, with some reading and writing based on the grammar of Standard German. TEXT: Studio (21) A1 'Das Deutschbuch', H. Funk and C. Kuhn, Cornelsen, 2015, Units 1-3. CLASS PLAN Nine Sessions that aim to build general basic comprehension and communication skills in... [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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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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