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COURSES -  AUTUMN 2019 PROSPECTUS

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M1 Saving the Earth (20 weeks) Tutor: Guy Horton

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

An examination of the threats to the earth at an international, national and local level and how we can best

respond. ‘Climate Justice’ by Mary Robinson will be the course’s central text.


M5 Drawing & Painting - Advanced (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.


M2 Yoga for All (20 weeks) Tutor: Lucy Deere

1230-1330 Fee: £42 (1 term) or £80 (2 terms)

Open to all levels of experience, this course is designed to help us safely regain flexibility, strength and

stamina. This is a friendly, supportive group and you will be encouraged to practise within your comfort zone.

Classes will also include breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and

wear comfortable clothing.


M3 Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness (20 weeks) Tutor: Lucy Deere

1330-1430 Fee: £42 (1 term) or £80 (2 terms)

Each class will start with gentle yoga (predominately chair based) to ease out tight muscles and joints and

move on to led mindfulness practice. By quietening the mind and increasing our awareness of physical

sensations, thoughts and feelings, we develop the capacity to live fully in the present moment. This, in turn,

can help to release us from past regrets and worries about the future. Please bring a blanket or shawl.


M4 Drawing and Painting – Beginners & Improvers (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.


M8 An Introduction to Social Anthropology (20 weeks) Tutor: Dr Jonathan Newman

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

We will examine different ways that people worldwide see and understand their lives and we also consider

different ways to explore our own ways of being in the world. These are classes for explorers who want to see

much more of the world without necessarily leaving their home.


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.


M7 Continuing Bridge (10 weeks) Tutor: Peter Clinch

1900-2100 Fee: £84

A course for those who have played a bit of bridge, and who want to improve their bidding and play. Ideal for

those who have been learning for up to a year, or who are coming back to the game after a pause.

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TH27 Art & Visual Culture 1100-1600: Medieval to Renaissance (20 weeks) Tutor: Jackie Parry

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

This course looks at key themes including the theory and function of religious art, and art at the Renaissance

court. It will look at artists such as Simone Martini and Botticelli as well as buildings, including Saint Denis and

Westminster Abbey, and sculpture. It will also consider male and female patronage in Italy and the changes in

art brought by the Reformation, the Catholic Counter- Reformation and El Greco. There will be a gallery visit

each term.


TH31 French Lower Intermediate (20 weeks) Tutor: Claire Peligry

1030-1200 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.


TH32 Stained Glass Art for Beginners & Improvers (5 weeks, starting 7 November) Tutor: Janice Farrar

1030-1230 Fee: £47

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.


TH30 Stained Glass Art – Intermediate (5 weeks, starting 7 November) Tutor: Janice Farrar

1330-1530 Fee: £47

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 The Ancient Foundations of Modern Politics (20 weeks) Tutor: Neil Phillips

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

A close look at what ancient (Greek & Roman) writers actually wrote about how people make societies and

how they should be made, using selections from texts and assessing in each class how insightful we think they

are and how they relate to modern political ideas.


TH29 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 a fee of £5 each session for the model.

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W18 The Age of Beethoven (20 weeks) Tutor: Dr Peter Copley

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

2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. His lifespan (1770-1827) saw music transformed

almost beyond recognition. This course will study music composed in this period which saw the end of the

classical style and the dawning of what came to be known as romanticism. 


W19 Italian Language - Intermediate (20 weeks - starts 2 Oct, class on 11 Dec) Tutor: Viviana Coston

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

This course is designed for experienced learners who have completed at least three years of part-time study

before joining the class. Although we will address all four skills (reading comprehension, writing, listening and

speaking), particular emphasis will be placed on oral communication. Practical advice on grammar will be

integrated as appropriate.


W20 Introducing Archaeology Part 1 (10 weeks) Tutor: Dr David Rudling

1030-1230 Fee: £84

Part 1 of this course (Part 2 will be in autumn 2020) will introduce students to Archaeology, and concentrate

on the practical aspects of the discipline. We will explore what Archaeology covers, the threats to our

archaeological heritage, and the methods (such as aerial photography and field walking) by which we can

discover, investigate and record sites without excavation. 


W21 Italian Language & Culture - Advanced (20 weeks - starts 2 Oct, class on 11 Dec) Tutor: Viviana Coston

1500-1630 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This course is designed for confident and experienced learners who have completed at least four years of part-

time study before joining the class or have at least an AS level qualification. The language element will include

speaking, listening, reading and writing skills developed through the study of authentic materials. Particular

emphasis will be placed on oral communication. The cultural part of the course will explore Italian literature

and current affairs.


W22 Spanish for Beginners (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons

1830-2000 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 provide personal information. The basic

grammatical structures of the language will be introduced as will aspects of the culture of the Spanish speaking

Countries.


W24 Exploring the Night Sky (8 weeks, starting 9 October) Tutor: William Joyce

1930-2130 Fee: £68

This series of discussions and practical sessions will introduce participants to the fascinating universe of

astronomy as a popular leisure activity. Students will become familiar with observing a wide variety of

interesting objects and navigating the night sky using our eyes, binoculars or a small telescope. No equipment

is required except a small notebook and pen. These sessions assume little or no previous knowledge and will

provide a sound foundation of basic knowledge and observing experience.


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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Whiteway Book Club

1000-1200

It is intended to launch a Whiteway Book Club (Reading Group) which would meet in the Round Room in the

Centre at this time once every four weeks. If you are interested in joining and would like to attend the

inaugural meeting on 24 September, please phone 07913 753493 or email courseorganiser@rwc.org.uk.


T11 Art & Visual Culture 1600-1850: Academy to Avant Garde (20 weeks) Tutor: Jackie Parry

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

This course shows how the idea of art develops during this period. It looks at innovations in artistic practice

and changes in traditional structures of patronage. As well as exploring painting and sculpture, it also considers

architecture, urbanism and landscape gardening. Key topics include Baroque Rome; Dutch painting in the

Golden Age; Georgian London; the Paris Salon; the Romantic artist; and the impact of the discovery of the

South Pacific. There will a gallery visit each term.


T12 Beginning Bridge (20 weeks) Tutor: Peter Clinch

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

Learn the fascinating game of contract bridge from first principles - no prior card knowledge necessary! We will

learn using the tool of mini-bridge, building up to an appreciation of the fundamentals of the full game.


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: Claire Peligry

1400-1530 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 Creative Writing (20 weeks) Tutor: Claudia Gould

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

If you suspect you might have a book in you - or even a couple of short stories or a good joke - come and meet

other writers and want-to-be writers.  Try out your ideas, practise your prose and enjoy good talk about

writing.

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F36 Cities, Towns and Villages of Sussex (10 weeks) Tutor: Dr Geoffrey Mead

1000-1200 Fee: £84

‘Cities, towns and villages of Sussex’ studies their location and origin, their growth and sometimes decline,

their social and built character, and the development of larger communities into centre and suburbs. A field

trip will be part of this course.


F39  How the Mediterranean Was Made (5 weeks, starting 8 November)              Tutor: Dr Tony Corrigan

1000-1200                   Fee: £42

We will explore the geological processes that formed the Basin including the basics of plate tectonics and

how they work in the Mediterranean; how the Alps formed and where the huge range of rocks, fossils and

minerals came from. We will discuss how geology has influenced the migration of fauna and flora and the

development of civilisations.  Volcanoes, earthquakes, climate change and huge sea level changes have

all had considerable impacts, not least upon the archaeological heritage of the area.


F37 Spanish Lower Intermediate (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons

1000-1130 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 in a variety of topics such as holidays, hobbies, transport, your town etc. 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.


F35 Spanish Upper Intermediate 1 (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons

1200-1330 Fee: £84 (1 term) or £160 (2 terms)

This is a course for learners who have completed 2 years of studying the language and wish to develop their

fluency and confidence in Spanish as well as expand their knowledge of the Hispanic culture. The emphasis

will be on listening and speaking but also some grammar and written work will be covered as appropriate.


F38 Spanish Upper Intermediate 2 (20 weeks) Tutor: Maria Simons

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

A course for learners who have completed 3 years of learning Spanish and wish to continue to improve their

vocabulary, fluency and range of tenses. You will develop your language skills to describe experiences, events,

hopes and express your opinion on a variety of topics.


F34 Mixed Media (20 weeks) Tutor: Amanda Davidson

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

After a refresher on each of watercolour, acrylics, oils, pastels, charcoal, pen & ink, and pencil, you will be set

the challenge of creating your own project using at least three of these media. We will follow this through into

the Spring Term to explore which media work together most successfully. A fun and creative course for those

who wish to develop their own artistic style.

 

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Summer Term 2019   23 Apr – 8 Jul     half-term  27-31 May.

Autumn Term 2019    23 Sept – 6 Dec half-term  28 Oct – 1 Nov.

Spring Term 2020     13 Jan – 27 Mar  half-term  17 – 21 Feb.

Summer Term 2020   20 Apr – 6 Jul     half-term: 25 – 29 May.

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