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Make the most of your winter with our diverse range of courses. Whether you want to take up something new to challenge yourself, revisit rusty skills, or take your experience and knowledge to the next level, we have a huge range of courses for you to explore.

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  1. Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Build gift vouchers- the perfect gift

    Looking for that perfect present? Treat someone to the gift of learning with a course at Build. Available from £10, our gift vouchers can be used to book a place on any of our courses, from London walks and food tasting to museum visits, poetry and much more. Simply purchase your voucher and the recipient can choose from thousands of courses, at a time which suits them.
    From: £10.00

  2. Printed textiles: screen printing and special effects

    Printed textiles: screen printing and special effects

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to create your own hand made artwork into a photographic silk screen. Develop tactile printed layers through exploring opaque and transparent colour and special finishes such as foiling, flocking and relief effects.
    Full fee: £259.00
    Senior fee: £207.00
    Concession: £158.00

  3. Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Course Date: Tue 21 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you would like to practise without worrying about the outcome, get expert help and improve your understanding and technique, then come and join this practical course. Soon you will be soldering with confidence.This course is designed to complement VV432 Jewellery: soldering workshop, or for those who have taken other beginners or intermediate metal jewellery making courses.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  4. Genes, genomes and genetic manipulation

    Genes, genomes and genetic manipulation

    Course Date: Wed 22 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to learn more about the biggest revolution in biomedical sciences? Genetics and DNA manipulation increasingly influence our lives. Learn about the basics of DNA technology, its uses and how it affects us.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  5. Maths for work series - PAYE: how your pay is calculated

    Course Date: Wed 22 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Know how your pay is calculated? Understand everything on your payslip? In this session we will look at vocabulary around pay and work through pay calculations using up-to-date government figures.

    This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £7.00

  6. ECDL advanced level 3 at your own pace: Excel

    Course Date: Wed 22 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you want to know that you can work to an outstanding level in any work environment requiring an expertise in Excel? Do you want a qualification to prove these skills? This course will enable you to prepare for the Spreadsheet software unit within the Level 3 ECDL Award in and take the exam when you are ready. You can achieve all the units you need for the Award by taking our other courses in Word Processing and Presentation software. However, you may decide you just want to develop Level 3 spreadsheet skills without taking the exam or wait a while. Tat’s fine too! Whether you do the exam or not, by the end of the course you will have exceptional proficiency in using spreadsheets and have a high level of skill and practical experience in creating and maintaining complex spreadsheets, manipulating charts, creating and using scenarios, developing templates, linking cells, worksheets and workbooks, as well as using complicated functions of various types, and using data tables and databases in MS Excel 2016.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £145.00

  7. Painting 2

    Course Date: Wed 22 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.
    Full fee: £329.00
    Senior fee: £329.00
    Concession: £201.00

  8. TV presenting auditions

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to succeed in a TV Presenting audition. What happens in TV Presenting auditions and what skills are Producers looking for in TV presenters?
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  9. Science guest lecture: Understanding mindfulness: a cognitive neuroscience approach

    Science guest lecture: Understanding mindfulness: a cognitive neuroscience approach

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you ever wondered about the science behind mindfulness?



    Dr Trudi Edginton is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience at City, University of London. In this lecture she will describe her research and practice which focuses specifically on assessing and responding to cognitive and emotional difficulties using mindfulness-based interventions. She is also concerned with how to improve access to mindfulness therapies across the lifespan. Her clinical experience includes investigating the impact of traumatic brain injury, chronic fatigue syndrome and dementia.



    Dr Edginton is also a CBT therapist and mindfulness teacher and she has published and presented her research in International Journals and conferences. Her clinical experience includes investigating the impact of traumatic brain injury, chronic fatigue syndrome and dementia.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  10. Book arts: creative paper engineering

    Book arts: creative paper engineering

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Be creative with paper and develop the 2D page into 3D pop-ups. Learn folding techniques and simple book structures to create and explore your ideas. Suitable for beginners.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £231.00
    Concession: £176.00

  11. Wax carving for the foundry: cast your sculpture in bronze

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carve, melt and form wax to create a small figurative or abstract bronze sculpture. The wax will be cast in bronze at the Castle Arts Foundry and returned finished. If you have attended this course before please contact the Visual Arts department [email protected]

    or call 020 7492 2700/2703 before you enrol.
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £223.00
    Concession: £170.00

  12. Collage for graphic design: text and image

    Collage for graphic design: text and image

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This fun and experimental course will enable you to explore the dynamic use of collage. Artists and designers throughout history have used collage from Kurt Schwitters and Saul Bass and Alan Fletcher to Pop artist Peter Blake. A practical course aimed at enlivening the creative process for artists and designers alike.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  13. Excel 2016: advanced

    Course Date: Thu 23 May 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn advanced features: sorting, filtering, linking, formulae, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course follows on from 'Excel: essentials' or is suitable for students with equivalent knowledge and experience.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £95.00

  14. Literary evening lectures: In all weathers: atmosphere in Thomas Hardy's novels

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and enjoy monthly talks and discussion on authors and literary topics that influenced and continue to impact on our understanding of prose, poetry and drama. This month's lecture will be given by Dr.Hugh Epstein:

    'In All Weathers: Atmosphere in Thomas Hardy's Novels'.
    Full fee: £9.00
    Senior fee: £9.00
    Concession: £9.00

  15. Citylit wine club: Modern Greek

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Ancient Greeks spread wine making around Europe - Modern Greek wines now offer an extraordinary range of styles –delicious reds and whites based on their native grapes and even Retsina has had a make-over !
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  16. Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Textiles and surface pattern: drawing and design development

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate mark making, layering and juxtaposing ideas through experimental drawings. Explore the importance of imaginative research and how to record it in a sketchbook. Develop versatile design ideas for textiles: interiors, fashion, stationery or text.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  17. Social media apps, tips and tricks

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Enhance your social media strategy by learning third party apps, tips and tricks for everyday use.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £45.00

  18. Piano workshop 4/5

    Course Date: Fri 24 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you play piano at around grade 4 standard, join these workshops to develop your playing by studying a wide repertoire, with focus on technique, practice and performance skills.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  19. Introduction to the art of art history - part 2

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore a variety of art movements, from Neo-Classicism to Abstract Expressionism through an introductory study of the writing of art theorists and commentators who have made a significant contribution to Art History as a discipline.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  20. Renaissance, Baroque and Palladian architecture in London

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the beginnings of Renaissance architecture in Britain, through the Baroque to Palladianism - study key architects including Jones, Wren, Hawksmoor, and Burlington, looking at religious and secular buildings. Includes site visits. #arthistory #architecture #london.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  21. Using Apple Mac OS: introduction (stage 1)

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how a Mac computer works, the common functions and their applications. For Apple Mac users with little or no previous experience.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £90.00

  22. Create your first poetry collection

    Create your first poetry collection

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    You've written and workshopped your poetry, and now you're ready to create your first collection. But where do you begin with that process? This day workshop offers instruction and advice on putting together your first poetry collection.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  23. Self-presentation skills for business people

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your effectiveness as a communicator on this fun but intensive Saturday workshop. You'll learn powerful techniques and life skills from a Voice specialist and Body Language expert.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  24. Bob Dylan: 'busy being born'

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For over 50 years, Bob Dylan has shown mercurial delight in striking out in unpredictable directions. We shall track the remarkable unfolding of his career, from classic Sixties compositions to his most recent album, Tempest (2012).
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  25. Feldenkrais: walking with ease

    Course Date: Sat 25 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Walking is a basic function, yet no robot can replicate its complexity. We will work on fundamental elements: how improving balance on one leg enables the other to swing freely for an easy flowing gait.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

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