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M1  Chamber Music: the Inside Story (20 weeks)                      Tutor: Julian Broughton

1000-1200               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

 Some of the world’s finest music comes into the ‘chamber’ category.  How should we listen to this richly rewarding medium?  Explore the secrets of a range of masterpieces, and enjoy live illustrations at the piano, as well as possible ‘field trips’ to hear chamber music in concert.


M2  French Advanced (20 weeks)                           Tutor: Annie Thom

1000-1130               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

Ce cours supérieur est conçu pour ceux qui veulent approfondir leur connaissance de la langue parlée contemporaine. Vous serez libre de discuter ce qui vous plaît et, si cela vous tente, nous pourrons aussi visionner des vidéos d’actualité ou autre pour en parler, grâce a l’internet.


M5  Drawing & Painting for Improvers (20 weeks)                          Tutor: Lucy Parker

1030-1230               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

A structured course for students with some experience of drawing and painting who wish to improve their skills with more challenging exercises.  We will still cover the basics of observational drawing and colour theory through the use of different media to increase your understanding.  Find out which media suits you and your style.


M4  Drawing and Painting for Beginners (20 weeks)           Tutor: Lucy Parker

1400-1600               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

A structured course that will take you through easy and enjoyable exercises in observational drawing and painting. By using stimulating subject matter we will try out various media: starting with pencil, then moving on to charcoal and pastels, and ending with watercolours. Please look at my website at www.lbparker.com.


M7  Britain Between the Wars (10 weeks)                Tutor: Paul Legg

1400-1600                   Fee: £84

From the shadow of World War One to the brink of World War Two, this course follows Britain's journey through political conflict, economic depression and international crises. Former BBC correspondent, Paul Legg, illustrates with extensive film extracts and audio recordings.


M3  DreamWorks: an Introduction to Cinema (20 weeks)     Tutor: Richard Cupidi

1430-1630               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

Cinema has been the outstanding medium of popular entertainment and art for over a century. In this informal and lively course, we’ll watch, review, discuss, analyse and celebrate all aspects of the cinema. Everyone welcome.


M6  Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique (20 weeks)       Tutor: Mick Bensley

1500-1700               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting and explain techniques, basic drawing, composition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through their own project or one set by him. This course is also offered on Tuesday.


M8  French for Beginners (20 weeks)          Tutor: Claire Peligry

1900-2030               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This course is for those with very little or no knowledge of French. We will cover the basics, so that you can take part in simple everyday situations and enjoy getting to know French culture. The emphasis will be on practical communication skills, so that you can get by in French.


M9  Accelerated Bridge Lessons (10 weeks)            Tutor: Peter Clinch

1900-2100                   Fee: £84

Learn to play one of the greatest card games in a term. Using the teaching tool of minibridge we will teach you to play a simple game of bridge in one 10-week course. You can then decide whether that is enough, or go on with more lessons to play better and better.

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TH27  Modernity to Globalisation: 1918 to 2018 (20 weeks)          Tutor: Jackie Parry

1000-1200               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)         

This course will explore art and visual culture of the modern period.  It will look at the different ways in which early avant garde ideas have been transformed and adapted in a globalised international market. From post Cubism, Abstract Expressionism and Conceptual art to a wide range of artists from the international field. Themes will include gender, globalisation, cultural difference and curating. There will be a gallery visit each term.


TH32  Stained Glass Art for Beginners & Improvers (20 weeks)       Tutor: Janice Farrar

1030-1230                Fee: £94 (1 term) or £180 (2 terms)      

The course will cover the key techniques for producing quality stained glass – design, composition, colour, cutting, foiling, soldering and assembling. We will look at the use of stained glass in panels, mirrors, sculpture and jewellery. Students will work under expert supervision to design and create their own pieces. Cost of materials and personal equipment not included.


TH29  Stained Glass Art – Intermediate (20 weeks)                        Tutor: Janice Farrar

1400-1600               Fee: £94 (1 term) or £180 (2 terms)      

This course is for those who have completed an Improvers course and wish to develop further their skills in creating stained glass art. Participants will improve and develop techniques onto lamps, terrariums and mirrors, or produce their own individual pieces, under the supervision of the qualified instructor. Cost of materials and personal equipment not included.


TH28  Why Should I be Governed?  (10 weeks)           Tutor: Neil Phillips

1400-1600                  Fee: £84

Why should I do what the state wants? Political philosophy is not just about defining political terms it is about disputing them. What makes a state legitimate? Is democracy really a good idea? We will look at these ideas through examining problematic words: freedom; tolerance; rights; laws; left and right wing…


TH30  Life Drawing & Portraiture (20 weeks)              Tutor: Amanda Davidson

1400-1600               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)         

The study of the human form is essential to improving your figurative painting.  Our models are varied and pose in costume and nude. You are free to work in any medium such as charcoal, pastel or paints with poses lasting from 10-40mins or longer with a short break. This course is aimed at students and professionals with helpful guidance throughout. There will be small fee each session of £3 to £4 for the model.


TH33  Sketching & Drawing (20 weeks)               Tutor: Amanda Davidson

1800-2000               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)        

Starting with the bare fundamentals of what pencils, pens and paper to buy and how best to achieve the quality of line, shading and hatching that make the essence of good drawing practice. We will ideally sketch from nature, work on composition and perspective and learn to really 'see'.

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F36  Sussex at Work (10 weeks)       Tutor: Geoffrey Mead

1000-1200                   Fee: £84

We all work! This course looks at some of the historic and contemporary trades and industries that have developed in our county; from leather and timber trades to boat-builders and stone pickers. Resorts brought their own collection of work patterns from pier building to hotel trades and from entertainers to sewage disposal! We will look at census returns and trade directories amongst other sources to understand better our work heritage.


F37  Spanish for Beginners (20 weeks)        Tutor: Maria Simons

1030-1200               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)  

A course for beginners which will enable students to communicate in everyday situations such as ordering food and drink, shopping, asking for and giving directions and providing personal information.  The basic grammatical structures of the language will be introduced as will aspects of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries.


F35  Spanish Upper Intermediate (20 weeks)       Tutor: Maria Simons

1400-1530               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)         

This is a course for learners who have studied Spanish for at least 2 years and can take part in routine conversation referring to the present, past and future.  You will be able to develop your fluency and confidence in Spanish as well as expand your knowledge of Hispanic culture.  The emphasis will be on listening and speaking, but also some grammar and written work will be included as appropriate.


F34  Painting Three Ways (20 weeks)               Tutor: Amanda Davidson

1400-1600               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)         

We will begin with the technique of watercolour, looking at the variety of papers and brushes, when to work in mixed media, and compare with other water-based media such as acrylics to explore their differences and individual strengths. We will start with the study of still life, progress onto landscape and finally into a project of your own choice. The art of using the palette knife will follow in the Spring Term, along with oil and acrylic paints. There will be an organised visit to Lawrence’s Art Shop in Hove.

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W23  Italian Basics for Beginners (20 weeks)                       Tutor: Adrian Hilton

0930-1100               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This is an active course for enthusiasts who seek new challenges and rewards in learning this lovely, melodious language.  It consists of language study and speaking practice enhanced by lively TV programmes.  Aims to be instructive , entertaining and useful to the traveller.  Coursebook required. Click this entry for more details.


W18  Death, Disaster and Mayhem: Opera in the 19th Century (20 weeks)      Tutor: Peter Copley

0930-1130               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

Many operas composed in the 19th century have survived in the repertoire of opera houses to the present day. This course will examine traditions of operatic composition from Rossini to Wagner and trace changing and sometimes contradictory ideas current at the time as to what opera was or should be.


W20  Sussex Prehistory (10 weeks)                     Tutor: David Rudling

1030-1230                   Fee: £84

We will review the evidence for early humans in Sussex, starting 500,000 years ago and ending in the Iron Age. We will examine changes in cultural development, from hunting and gathering to agriculture and from temporary settlements to established farms. The Sussex data will be viewed in their wider contexts.   


W19  Italian Language & Culture (Intermediate) (20 weeks)                     Tutor: Adrian Hilton

1130-1315               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This course is designed for those who have already acquired a good grounding in Italian who wish to take their knowledge and skills further. It has a multimedia format based on language study, audio CD, DVD video, film and the internet with lively dialogues in a colloquial style. Coursebook required. Cllick this entry for more details.


W21  Lingua, Cultura e Film Italiani (20 weeks)                                           Tutor: Adrian Hilton

1415-1600               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)         

Ecco l'occasione di portare ad un livello superiore la vostra competenza nella lingua italiana sia attraverso lo studio della grammatica che aspetti della società e della cultura italiana quali l'arte, la musica, la letteratura e il film. Vi servirà il libro dello studente. Vedere il nostro sito web. Click this entry for more details.


W22  Spanish Lower Intermediate (20 weeks)       Tutor: Maria Simons

1900-2030               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)       

A course for learners who have already completed a beginners’ course and can get by in everyday situations (ordering food, shopping, providing personal information, etc.).  We aim to develop your confidence talking in Spanish as well as expand your knowledge of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries.  The emphasis will be on listening and speaking but also some grammar and written work will be covered as appropriate.


W25  Burning Issues of the Day (20 weeks)          Tutor: Arthur Collins

1930-2130               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)         

A lively and friendly round table discussion which seeks to explore the issues underlying and shaping the burning political, economic and social issues of the day. Subjects may be selected by either the tutor or members of the group.

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T10  French Lower Intermediate (20 weeks)          Tutor: Claire Peligry

1000-1130               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This is a course for those who have covered just the basics of a beginners’ course and want to develop their knowledge of the grammar and language further.  We will be looking at the language you need in different situations: giving more information about yourself and your family, asking for directions, understanding weather predictions, making purchases and travel arrangements, etc.  There will be plenty of speaking and listening opportunities for practice and we will be using videos from time to time.


T11  British Art from 1940 to 2018 (20 weeks)           Tutor: Jackie Parry

1000-1200               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

From progressive Hampstead and Permissive Soho to the colonization of the East End, this course will examine the development of British art - which often seemed alien to mainstream British society. From the Colony Room of Bacon and Freud, through Hockney and the 1960's to Hirst and Emin  and the myths for the new century, to the complex relationships between artists and patrons and the establishment of London as a global centre of artistic production. There will be a gallery visit each term.


T12  Buddhism and Meditation (20 weeks)        Tutor: Cherry Collins

1000-1200               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

Teaching principles of Buddhism including meditation and reflection for 21st century living. Buddhism sees an interconnected and vibrant world where individual choice matters. Based mainly on the book “This Being, That Becomes” by Dhivan Thomas Jones, we will be exploring key themes using early Buddhist texts.  It will be necessary to purchase the book (print or ebook). For more info, contact Cherry 07501 017597.  https://www.mindful-living-skills.com


T13  Information Technology Workshop (20 weeks)            Tutor: Ray Gibson

1400-1600               Fee: £70 (1 term) or £130 (2 terms)

Do you struggle to use a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone? Are you a complete beginner or do you know some of the basics but want to know more? In this course you will learn and practise at your own pace under the guidance of our friendly tutor. He will teach a series of topics related to hardware, software and the internet, while there is always space reserved for student questions. Make use of the Centre’s laptops or bring your own device, whether laptop, iPad, tablet or smartphone.


T15  French Intermediate Conversation (20 weeks)      Tutor: Tamara Castro

1415-1545               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

The emphasis in this course will be on conversation and is designed to build confidence, improve pronunciation and develop your knowledge of French vocabulary and grammar.


T14  Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique (20 weeks)       Tutor: Mick Bensley

1500-1700                Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This course, taught by a local marine artist and illustrator, is open to beginners and those with some experience. The tutor will demonstrate each stage of the painting and explain techniques, basic drawing, composition and colour mixing, guiding students individually through their own project or one set by him. This course is also offered on Monday.


T16  Writers’ Workshop (20 weeks)        Tutor: Claudia Gould

1900-2100               Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

A place for writers and would-be writers to find ideas, get feedback and discuss their own work and that of others. Come with some writing of your own, or with ideas for writing you would like to do. We’ll give you helpful exercises, point you towards useful books and, most of all, take your writing seriously.

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