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Future Courses

With our Spring Term of Leisure Learning courses now underway, we are busily planning our courses for the Summer Term.

If you would like to receive a copy of our termly programme as soon as it is available, please make sure we have your email address.

Enquiries about membership are always welcome.

posted Tue, 09 Jan 18


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

More Experimental Mixed Media

Steve Joyce
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 10 Feb 18 9.30 - 3.30

£27 (Institute members), £32 (non-members) Includes coffee and sandwich lunch.

Another workshop introducing more drawing and painting methods. You need not have attended a previous workshop - if you have, you can build on your experience.
You will explore a wide range of media, working on diverse surfaces to create images with very different characteristics.

Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of materials. You will be using a wide variety of techniques for drawing and painting and expand your understanding of the materials as you modify, combine and refine methods. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making using conventional and unexpected materials to create distinctive pictures.

Suitable for all ability levels. A materials list is available and some specialist materials will be provided and included in the cost, with a small stock for further purchase if you wish.

Public Event

Life Drawing Day

Paul Vousden
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 17 Feb 18 9.30 - 3.30

£35 (Institute members) £40 (non-members) includes coffee and sandwich lunch

Open to any level of experience, this practical study day with a professional life model will include some demonstration and discussion of techniques, principles and approach using appropriate examples from art history.
“…things that can be gained from the practice are personal visual language, composition and spatial awareness. As humans it is only natural that depicting our form should play an important role as subject matter.” (St Ives Drawing School)
Please bring your preferred art materials, paper and drawing board. Some materials and papers will be available for purchase from the tutor on the day.

Public Event

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 03 Mar 18 10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.

A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.

This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.

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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