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Evening courses

Our evening courses are open to all - and there is still availability in many subjects, including: Life Drawing, Sketchbooking, Textiles, Printmaking, Public Speaking, Art History, Guitar, French, Spanish and Latin.
Follow the link to Courses for All above for more details.

posted Wed, 09 Jan 19

Spring Term Opportunities

We still have places for members on our Wednesday morning Photography - Out-and-About course (starting 15 Jan). For details follow the link above to Courses for Members/Leisure Interests.

posted Wed, 09 Jan 19

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posted Mon, 04 Jun 18


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

More Experimental Mixed Media 6 - Integrating Surfaces

Steve Joyce
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 26 Jan 199.30am - 15.30pm

Cost (including lunch) £28.00 Member, £33.00 Non-member.

This session will explore the process of integration and refinement of media as they build up on varied surfaces and prepared grounds with an emphasis on the effects of the under-layers. Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential limitations of all kinds of art materials as they interact and react with each other. Demonstrations and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making.
Suitable for all ability levels – these workshops introduce new methods each time so you can start at any point or build on previous experience.

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

Paul Robeson: Life and Work

Dr Stephen Palmer
Birkbeck Room

Sat, 02 Mar 199.30 - 12.30

£8 (Member) or £10 (Non-member)
includes tea/coffee

Regarded by some as one of the most significant figures of the 20th century, Robeson is also seen as unjustly neglected. Robeson first came to prominence as a hugely successful athlete, one of the first nationally feted black American football players. After a short period practising as a lawyer in New York – giving this up when he realised that he would never be treated on an equal footing with his white counterparts – Robeson embarked on a career as a singer of spirituals and actor, quickly becoming internationally renowned. However he became increasingly politically conscious and found himself in the Macarthyite period persecuted and unable to travel outside of the US. The strain led to a serious breakdown in health and his last years were spent in relative obscurity.

This workshop will look at some of the key moments in the life and work of this extraordinary figure, and will feature renditions of a selection of his songs, performed by the speaker with a live accompanist.

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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