Courses – The Arts

AN UNRELIABLE HISTORY OF THE BLUES GUITAR

Neil Paterson

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

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Three interactive classes for digital photographers of all levels.

Kenneth Malcolm

  • Introduction to Digital Photography

This course offers digital camera users (compact or SLR) with a keen interest in photography but little or no previous knowledge, an opportunity to develop their skills, using and understanding photography and their own equipment. Involving a mixture of demonstration and practical activities.

Course Code:03 111       Tuesday 6.30/8.30       Starts 8 October – 6 weeks             Fee: £48/£42

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  • Intermediate Photography

This course will help you improve and consolidate your skills and make the most of your camera and your images. Emphasis will be on practical activities and supported by the creation of a private “flickr” group for the classes to encourage peer support and allow the tutor to give feedback during the course.

Course Code: 03 212       Tuesday 6.30/8.30       Starts 28 January – 6 weeks             Fee: £48/£42

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  • Camera Club

Covering advanced techniques, this short course will involve practical workshops and Photo Walks.

Course Code: 03 309       Tuesday 6.30/8.30       Starts 21 April – 4 weeks             Fee: £32/£28

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INTRODUCING A HISTORY OF WESTERN ART

J Campbell Mackenzie

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

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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

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FOLK TALES AS INSPIRATION

Sandra Ireland

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: 5 March – 4 weeks             Fee: £40/£35

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ITALY – THE COUNTRY, THE CULTURE

Renato Ammannati

Test your Italian!  If you’ve ever dabbled in learning Italian this informal class 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

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