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Course programme

We are in the process of putting together the Summer Term programme for both day and evening courses.

If you would like a copy on publication, please send us an email and we will make sure you are added to our distribution list.

And it is always helpful to know if there is a particular subject you would be interested in studying that we don't already offer.

posted Wed, 13 Feb 19


Below are a selection of up-coming events, click here to see more

Lame Deer and The Green Frog Skins

Anthony Wooding
Birkbeck Room

Thu, 21 Feb 1914.00 - 15.00

Tickets £4.

An illustrated talk on John (Fire) Lame Deer, a Native American philosopher whose teaching contributed to an understanding of the creation and meaning of symbols. Anthony will tell the story of the ‘Green Frog Skins’ - dollar bills which were the wages of American Soldiers killed at the Battle of Little Big Horn and will touch upon how the last successful hunter-gatherer society and its destruction, has ever more relevance to how we are living today. 

Public Event

Suffolk Book League - Author's Talk

Zoe Gilbert
Reading Room

Thu, 21 Feb 197.30pm

Tickets from Suffolk Book League (£8, SBL members £4) or may be bought on the door.

Zoe Gilbert is a fiction writer based in London. In 2014 she won the Costa Short Story Award. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals. Her debut novel Folk was published in hardback by Bloomsbury in February 2018, the paperback version will be published on the 7th February 2019. Zoe lives in South London, where the local woods, both real and ghostly, are inspiring her next novel.
Zoe is also working on a Phd in Fiction and Creative Writing, focusing on the influence of folk tales on contemporary short stories. She teaches creative writing at London Lit Lab and for other organisations including the British Library, Arvon Foundation and Mslexia, and is an associate editor at The Word Factory.

Public Event

Watercolour Workshop 3 - Extensions

Steve Joyce
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 23 Feb 199.30 - 15.30

Tickets (including lunch) £26 (members) £31 (non-members)

The techniques explored in this session exploit the properties of additives and other media enhancements, which create distinctive effects as they modify the media and the image. You will extend the media and your knowledge as you learn how to apply, modify and manipulate the watercolour to create images with different characteristics. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you focus on and explore your own interests.
No previous experience is necessary, and for those with some experience, it will be a comprehensive exploration of key agitation techniques to build on what you already know.

Public Event


Courses for All

Our Evening Learning Programme of courses is open to the public, with discounted fees available to Institute members.

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Members' Courses

Over fifty daytime courses are available to those who pay an annual Institute membership subscription.

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