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Getting a Handel on Love: 300 years of Opera Tutor: Julian Broughton
Most operas have a ‘love interest’. But what do we mean by ‘love’? From political
marriage to adulterous liaison, from teenage romance to mid-
Sprich mal Deutsch! Tutor: Richard Nerurkar
A course for anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge of German, from basic level upwards. The emphasis will be on speaking the language, for getting by in a variety of situations and learning useful idioms. There will also be a chance to expand your vocabulary and brush up on grammar. Vor allem wollen wir Spass haben!
Painting on Silk (6 weeks from September 23) Tutor: Denise Hopper
Learn the ancient art of dyeing silk, exploring the varied methods of applying vibrant colour dyes to a variety of silks, using outliner, salt, wax, folding and wrapping to produce infinite shapes and patterns. Open to beginners and improvers alike. There will be an extra charge for materials.
Poems to Compare (5 weeks from November 04)) Tutor: Moira Wilson
Workout with Sandy Instructor: Sandy Naylor
A fitness class for everyone, whatever your age and ability. Enjoy some low-
Pen and Watercolours with Lucy Parker Tutor: Lucy Parker
Discover the versatile medium of pen and wash and its illustrative properties. Starting with basic drawing skills, you will build a vocabulary of techniques: how to lay up tone with pen, how to apply washes and how to mix colour with watercolours, using interesting and stimulating subject matter, either sketching the world or from your imagination.
Creating Nation States (10 weeks) Tutor: James Simister
This new short course explores how and why the nation-
Life Drawing & Portrait Painting: the nude and costumed figure Tutor: Amanda Davidson
Study the human shape and form and anatomy through drawing and quick colour washes. Models in costume and traditional nude poses, short and long poses. Professionals and students alike welcome, with guidance by Amanda for those who wish it. There will be a small fee for the model.
Art – Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique Tutor: Mick Bensley
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 the artist. Also on Tuesday afternoons and evenings.
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European Art in the 17th Century Tutor: Jackie Parry
The early (17th saw a surge of spiritual confidence and a new direction in religious art. Late (16th Mannerism gave way to the drama of the Baroque in Counter Reformation Italy and Spain and to a new realism in Northern Europe based on science, nature and Protestantism. In France the foundation of the Academy set the rules for painting for the next 200 years. This course will look at a wide range of artists, all placed within their own cultural context.
Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War (10 weeks) Tutor: Michael Hughes
The American Civil War is, without doubt, one of the most formative events in that country’s history. Between April 2011 and April 2015 it commemorates its 150th anniversary. It was fought between the northern and southern states mainly over the issue of slavery, during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. More men died than all the country’s other wars combined.
Patchwork Tutor: June Gillingham, 1400-
Always wanted to learn Patchwork? Now is the time to join a friendly and enjoyable
class. You can learn basic techniques which you could use for creating a small quilt,
or to make a number of co-
Italian Beginners Tutor: Adrian Hilton
A lively and vocal introduction to this beautiful and expressive language which should add to your enjoyment of Italy’s extraordinary cultural heritage. The emphasis is on developing good pronunciation and the ability to speak and understand the basics. Aims to inform and entertain.
The History of the String Quartet Tutor: Peter Copley
Composers such as Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven developed the string quartet to become the vehicle for some of their profoundest creations as well as an occasional medium for musical wit and sophisticated entertainment. This course will examine the history of the string quartet from its origins to the present day. No specialist musical knowledge is required – just an interest in listening to music and finding out more about it.
Culture and Society in Late Victorian Britain 1865-
Progress and change in architecture, technology, domestic life, work, leisure and the arts, using literature as a backdrop to set the scene. We focus on cultural aspects of society, considering and contrasting expansion and development, and reflecting on wider issues surrounding debates on the effects of change in society and of community as a whole.
Gaudeamus igitur . . . Latin Lovers Reunited Tutor: Adrian Hilton
Enjoy the world of Ancient Rome seen through the eyes of some of its illustrious writers from Virgil, Pliny, Cicero, Martial to Catullus, from epic to gossip. Savour the wit and rhetoric of their original words. Survivors of Latin O level welcome. Once the pain, now the pleasure, only at Whiteway. So carpe diem!
Landscape and Ritual, Heroes & Villains: English Folklore Tutor: Colin Manton
This course aims to promote knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the subject of English folklore in a local, regional, national and global historical and cultural context. We assess the significance of traditional beliefs in the supernatural; the importance of custom in society; and the association of landscape features with ancient heroes and villains.
Approaches to Archaeology Tutor: David Rudling
Archaeology is the study of the human past through the investigation of material remains. We will explore how archaeologists approach their subject in order to discover, record and interpret new sites and evidence. If you enjoy the Time Team, this is an opportunity to expand this interest. The tutor is a professional archaeologist and has been running archaeological projects in Sussex since 1976.
Burning Issues of the Day Tutor: Arthur Collins
Italian Year 3 Tutor: Adrian Hilton
If you love learning Italian and are keen to build on your achievements, then this
intermediate level course could provide the opportunity to become more confident
and fluent. While it does involve a commitment to an in-
The Renaissance in Europe 1300-
This course will examine the political and cultural changes throughout Europe in this period. Starting in Italy, it will then look at Northern Europe and consider issues such as the changing status of the artist, the rediscovery of the antique, the challenge of science and exploration, and the effects of the Reformation and the response of the Catholic Church, as seen in painting, sculpture and architecture.
Advanced French Tutor: Claire Peligry
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 à l’internet.
French for Francophiles Tutor: Adrian Hilton
This higher intermediate level course is aimed at those of you who already have a
good command of French and want to maintain and improve it. We cover all sorts of
topics from politics to food to the nuances of the subjunctive. We’re also a lively
and sociable crowd, so faites-
Italian Year 2 Tutor: Adrian Hilton
If you’re already familiar with the basics, here is your chance to go beyond travel
talk and engage in conversation on everyday topics and increase your understanding
of the spoken and written word. This post-
Computer Club Leader: Ann Turner
Drop in on any Tuesday afternoon and practise at your own pace under the guidance
of our friendly club leader. Come every week or as often as suits you. You can
make use of the Centre’s Lottery-
Art – Marine & Landscape Watercolour Technique Tutor: Mick Bensley
See Monday’s listing for details
Spanish Intermediate Tutor: Ana Fernandez
Have you done two or three years of Spanish before and would like to improve your level of fluency? Come along and enjoy speaking the language in a relaxed atmosphere. You will learn new vocabulary and grammar in a fun way and discuss current topics of interest. Te espero!
Writers’ Workshop Tutor: Claudia Gould
A place for writers and would-
Bridge for All Tutor: Dave Armstrong
Absolute Beginners, 0930-
Begin your adventure with the game of bridge. This start-
Improvers’ Bridge, 1130-
Play duplicate bridge with supervised practice, with occasional revision sessions, to allow you to enter your local duplicate game and win.
Sussex Landscapes (10 weeks) Tutor: Geoff Mead
Painting and Drawing for Pleasure Tutor: Amanda Davidson
This friendly and informal art class allows each student to explore their own creativity steadily and carefully through a series of projects, using a variety of painting and drawing techniques. Led by illustrator and painter Amanda Davidson, the group will continue to paint with oils and acrylics in the studio. When good weather allows, sketching and watercolour outside.