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
Three interactive classes for digital photographers of all levels.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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: 5 March – 4 weeks Fee: £40/£35
ITALY – THE COUNTRY, THE CULTURE
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