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Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

Drawing and Painting on the iPad for Beginners

COURSE No. 42

TUTOR: Diana Seidl

This course is for absolute beginners in iPad drawing and painting. It aims to get you familiar with the technical details of the iPad, leaving you free to be highly creative and imaginative with this exciting artistic tool. A lack of any good art manuals has made it difficult for artists to get started. Aimed primarily at those already using traditional tools...

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Promoting Arts and Crafts with Smartphone Video

Promoting Arts and Crafts with Smartphone Video

COURSE No. 250

TUTOR: John Whyte-Venables

Attractive, informative videos on the internet and social media are a superb way of promoting arts and crafts. Moreover, creating quality videos has never been easier, or more affordable. Using just your smartphone and low-cost accessories and apps, you can produce videos that look and sound great. Designed for complete beginners, this course will give you all the knowledge and skills you need....

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Fun with iPhone and iPad

Fun with iPhone and iPad

COURSE No. 251

TUTOR: Nigel Wattis

Filming with an iPhone is great fun and today, moving pictures are the fastest-growing way people communicate. Whether it is sharing a film of the children with family, promoting a business or sharing your interests with others, making entertaining, attractive, professional-looking videos is easier than you think. After all, the phone in your pocket has proved capable of making high-end commercials and even,...

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Introduction to Photography and Video with iPhone and iPad

Introduction to Photography and Video with iPhone and iPad

COURSE No. 252

TUTOR: Nigel Wattis

In your pocket, you may well have a camera that is better than many used to shoot cinematic masterpieces. It is always with you, easy to use and gives wonderful results when you know how. This course will teach you the photographic possibilities built into iPhones and iPads in simple, easy to understand stages. It will start with still photography and cover...

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Telling Community Stories with Smartphone Video

Telling Community Stories with Smartphone Video

COURSE No. 253

TUTOR: John Whyte-Venables

People, who they are and what they do, create communities. Over time, people and the trades and environments they live and work in, change and pass away. You can enjoy capturing the characters and stories of your community on video, using just your smartphone and some low-cost accessories and apps. Designed for complete beginners, this course will give you all the knowledge...

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Fun with Fundamental Physics

Fun with Fundamental Physics

COURSE No. 254

TUTOR: Jonathan Genton

Each morning during this course, you will tackle a different aspect of Fundamental Physics. You will look at and play with a variety of demonstrations and pieces of equipment then discuss their consequences, both for the development of Theoretical Physics and the practical world as we know it. Aspects covered will include conservation laws, theoretical limits, wave-particle duality, particle physics and astrophysics. You...

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Back Garden Astronomy: A Practical Guide

Back Garden Astronomy: A Practical Guide

COURSE No. 255

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 explore...

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Sustainability in Daily Life

Sustainability in Daily Life

COURSE No. 257

TUTOR: Vera Spender Koubkova

Sustainability has become a mainstream topic. Cities and countries are announcing petrol and diesel car bans, new business models are being tested by the likes of IKEA and M&S to make our economy circular and Paris is becoming the capital of sustainable finance. You will learn what sustainability means and how it affects our everyday lives. This course is interactive and includes...

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Wild Science: Understanding Nature

Wild Science: Understanding Nature

COURSE No. 258

TUTOR: Nigel Brown

This course takes you to the heart of the 'why' and the 'how' of natural history. It will provide 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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Computing: Getting the Most from Your Windows Computer

Computing: Getting the Most from Your Windows Computer

COURSE No. 259

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This course will guide you through the more advanced functionality that Windows and Microsoft Office 2016 offers. It is a course for reasonably confident users of their computer who want to know more than the basics. You will be using the Microsoft Office 2016 suite of Word, Excel and Outlook on the College computers. The tutor will also cover staying secure online...

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Computing: Getting the Most from Your Apple Mac

Computing: Getting the Most from Your Apple Mac

COURSE No. 260

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This course will take you through the more advanced functionality that Apple Macs offer. It is a course for reasonably confident users of Apple Macs who want to know more than the basics. You will be using the College computers with Microsoft Office 2016's Word and Excel for Mac and will cover Apple Mac's own Pages and Numbers as alternatives to Microsoft...

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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. 261

TUTOR: Anne Deuchar

This course hopes 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 the Microsoft Office 2016 suite of 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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