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Science, Technology and Computing

Technology moves so fast and on our courses we will do our best to keep you up to speed. From macromolecules to getting to grips with Photoshop, we have everything you need to stay ahead of the game.

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Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

COURSE No. 45

TUTOR: Diana Seidl

Diana is a strong believer that the iPad is a useful and exciting tool for creative people and can really enhance the artistic process for regular painters. It has the advantage of being a whole studio in your handbag. Discover a choice of tools, different size brushes and an amazing range of colours; all at the touch of a finger or...

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Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Improvers

Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Improvers

COURSE No. 49

TUTOR: Diana Seidl

For this course, a basic understanding of all the tools in the three apps and also knowledge of layers is required. The course will aim to extend your existing knowledge of the iPad and, through some exacting exercises, move you forward. A Fine Art perspective will be adopted towards the work undertaken during the week. Obviously, you will have work on...

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Photoshop Basics for Collage

Photoshop Basics for Collage

COURSE No. 80

TUTOR: Georgia Velisaris

This course combines the learning of both introductory digital and mixed media art related concepts, and skills that result in the creation of collages. This course introduces you to basic concepts and skills of image manipulation through the Adobe Photoshop application programme using exercises and images provided by Georgia. You will learn Photoshop tools needed to apply certain effects to a photograph...

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An Introduction to Astronomy

An Introduction to Astronomy

New for 2017

COURSE No. 258,259

TUTOR: David Roberts

Ever since the dawn of man, people have been fascinated by the night sky, gazing at it in awe and contemplation. During this course, David will introduce the basics of Astronomy. He will commence with a tour of the night sky, along with some of its most fascinating sights, before culminating with an examination of the nature of these spectacles and...

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Giant Molecules: The Stuff of Life

Giant Molecules: The Stuff of Life

COURSE No. 260

TUTOR: Randal Richards

Giant molecules, polymers or macromolecules suffuse all aspects of our lives, from the mundane, such as packaging, to medical procedures of the future inherent in gene manipulation. However, the existence of such molecules was unknown less than a hundred years ago, despite whole industries based on rubber, cellulose and the like. In the 1920s, Hermann Staudinger, working in Germany, proposed that such...

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Wild Science: Understanding Nature

Wild Science: Understanding Nature

New for 2017

COURSE No. 261,262

TUTOR: Nigel Brown

This course takes you to the heart of the 'why' and the 'how' of natural history and provides a platform for you to continue to study, understand and appreciate everything from garden birds and their behaviour, plants and the ecology of their pollinators, fungi and their pivotal role in the functioning of the ecosystem, to leaves and their industrious manufacture of...

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Back Garden Astronomy

Back Garden Astronomy

New for 2017

COURSE No. 263

TUTOR: Gavin James

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered about all those brilliant dots and what is in the dark space between? If you have struggled to take it further than that and you hanker after views of planets, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies, then this is the course for you. No experience is necessary, just a curiosity to...

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Welcome to the Anthropocene

Welcome to the Anthropocene

COURSE No. 264

TUTOR: Brian Anderson

This course will look at the negative effects human activity is having on Earth including pollution, global warming, eco system destruction, over harvesting and will investigate ways to protect our planet for future generations. Some good work to redress these problems is now taking place and you will conclude by looking at this particular area. The course is well illustrated with...

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An Eye for a Picture

An Eye for a Picture

New for 2017

COURSE No. 265

TUTOR: Brian Anderson

This course is aimed at those who enjoy taking photographs and can operate their digital cameras, iPads or smartphones, but who want to improve the compositional balance and impact of their images. During the course, you will learn how to create pleasing, striking and well composed images. You will look at depth of field and the effects and moods it can produce....

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Computing for Microsoft Windows: I've Started, but what do I do now ?

Computing for Microsoft Windows: I've Started, but what do I do now ?

COURSE No. 266

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This enjoyable course is designed to give beginners and 'not quite' beginners the confidence to use Windows computers without too much frustration. You will use a Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel and Outlook) on the College computers. The aim is to ensure you are using your computer with confidence by the end of the week.

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Getting Started with an iPad

Getting Started with an iPad

COURSE No. 267,268

TUTOR: David Roberts

The iPad is a revolutionary device with the power to transform the way you access the internet, keep in touch with people and organise your life. Whilst the iPad is designed to be very intuitive, many people find that they need a little help in order to get started or make the most of this amazing device. This course is aimed...

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Computing for Applemac: I've started but what do I do now ?

Computing for Applemac: I've started but what do I do now ?

COURSE No. 269

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This enjoyable course is designed to give beginners and 'not quite' beginners the confidence to use their Apple Mac computers without too much frustration. You will use the College computers and Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac (Word and Excel) as the main software and will also cover Apple Mac's own 'Pages' and 'Numbers' as alternatives to Microsoft Office.The aim is to ensure...

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