AN UNRELIABLE HISTORY OF THE BLUES GUITAR
In two sessions this short course will take a close look at arguably the most influential of all musical genres and its central instrument, the blues guitar. Around 30 songs, ranging from acoustic country blues to Chicago electric blues and beyond will provide the focus for exploring the instrument and various aspects of guitar playing and technique.
Course code:03 104 Monday 6.30/8.30 Starts 4 November – 2weeks Fee £16/£14
INTRODUCING A HISTORY OF WESTERN ART
J Campbell Mackenzie
From the Classical World to the Renainssance
These 5 seminars study the roots of western art in the classical and byzantine worlds, following these influences through the European and British medieval and Italian Renaissance era, culminating in the extraordinary art of Jan Van Eyck and Albrecht Durer.
Course Code: 03 122 Thursday 6.30/8.30 Starts: 3 October – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35
A History of Art from 18th Century Scotland to 20th Century Paris
This 5 week session begins with the study of Scottish art of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century followed by French Impressionism and its links with Scottish art during the second half of the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth, finishing with Parisian art at the start of the twentieth century, Cubism and Surrealism.
Course Code: 03 224 Thursday 6.30/8.30 Starts: 30 January – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35
FOLK TALES AS INSPIRATION
Humans have been finding ways to re-imagine folk tales since the earliest times. This course is a must for everyone with an interest in the creative arts. We’ll look at the various themes and ideas associated with our storytelling heritage and discover what they can bring to our own practice in writing, art, poetry and music.
Course Code:03 226 SATURDAY 10.00/12.00 Starts: 7 March – 4 weeks Fee: £32/£28
ITALY – THE COUNTRY, THE CULTURE
Test your Italian! If you’ve ever dabbled in learning Italian this informal class, in Italian, offers a chance to refresh your memory and enjoy the country, the culture and language.
Course Code: 03 304 Wednesday 2.00/4.00 Starts: 22 April – 5 weeks Fee: £40/£35