weekly classes - list by subject

Painting, Drawing and Photography

10:30am - 1pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Painting with Oils (Saturday)

Classes start on 11th Oct 2014 - Every week on Saturday, until 15th Nov 2014

Suitable for all levels of ability

Tutor: Caroline Bays 

An opportunity to paint your own ‘masterpiece’ in oils.

Fee: £60 (Brunel Staff: £34) plus £10 materials cost (this does not include canvas)

Free for Arts Centre Student members - Student £10 materials charge payable per term (not refundable once course has started). 

 

1pm - 3pm (2 hours)

Painting Studio Use for Brunel Students & Sattf

Classes start on 30th Sep 2014 - Every day, until 2nd Dec 2014

10 weeks

Untutored studio time for Brunel student members and staff only to work on class projects

 

2:30pm - 5pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Painting and Drawing (Wednesday)

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

10 week course.

Develop your own work, or take part in exercises and studies.

Suitable for all levels of ability

Tutor: Martin Henley

Fee: £98 (Brunel Staff: £55)  plus £12 materials charge

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable once course has started). 

 

5:30pm - 7:30pm (2 hours)

Beginners Digital Photography

Classes start on 6th Oct 2014 - Every week on Monday, until 13th Nov 2014

This 5-week course is for beginners who already own a digital 35mm camera.

Beginners course for SLR camera owners. Learn how to use your camera’s manual settings to get the results you want, not what your camera ‘thinks’ you want!

Cameras will NOT be provided for this course.

Tutor: Sally Trussler

Fee: £70 (Brunel Staff: £40) 

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

6pm - 9pm (3 hours)

Life Drawing

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

10 week course

Using the nude model to focus on methods of observing, understanding and self-expression.

Tutor: Martin Henley

Fee: £134  (Brunel Staff: £75)  plus £12 materials charge

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable  once course has started). 

 

Creative Writing, Craft and Maggini

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Staff Craft

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

Untutored drop-in group for staff.

Bring your knitting, crochet or needlework projects along to work on during your lunch break

 

6pm - 7:30pm (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Creative Writing

Classes start on 30th Sep 2014 - Every week on Tuesday, until 2nd Dec 2014

Themed writing workshop for all levels of experience.

Tutor: Emma Filtness

£82 (Brunel staff: £45)

 

7:30pm - 6pm (1 day, 22 hours and 30 minutes)

Maggini Quartet Coaching Weekend

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2014 -

THE MAGGINI AT BRUNEL - an Intensive two-day non-residential string quartet coaching course

Saturday  4 October (9.30am) to Sunday 5 October 2013 (5pm)

Maggini Quartet Concert - Friday 3 October 201 at 7.30 pm

Fee per player: £105      

The Maggini’s well-established courses at Brunel offer quartet players a weekend of coaching of unrivalled quality and exceptional value. We are delighted they will be giving a further course here in Octobr 2013. The quartet has an international reputation for the quality of their playing and their teaching, and their courses in both the UK and Europe are often over-subscribed.

The course is restricted to 8 pre-formed quartets, allowing a very high level of tutor contact for the students during the five sessions of coaching. Additionally, Saturday afternoon provides an opportunity for course members to arrange their own informal playing of larger-scale string chamber works, and the course ends with an informal concert for all participants. The course is non-residential.

Players may bring any works they wish to study, but must provide scores. Works for larger ensembles will be available for Saturday afternoon. 

Brunel University's Uxbridge campus is a 35 minute drive from Central London, and is within minutes of the M4, M25 and M40 motorways. A range of overnight accommodation is available on campus, (more details are available from the university's Conference Office) and course members are welcome to bring their own lunches, or to sample the range of eating places nearby.

The course fee (including admission to the Maggini's concert and refreshments, but not lunches) is £105 per player.

 

Acting and Technical Crew

12pm - 6pm (6 hours)

The Production

Classes start on 28th Sep 2014 - Every week on Sunday, until 30th Nov 2014

Each term The Production stages a new show from scratch. Auditions are open to all, and new members of both cast and crew are warmly welcome.

Term 1 Production:  Jason Robert Brown’s award winning modern musical

Logo Landscape

Get to know the show on Thursday 25 September at 6.30pm, in the Howell Theatre (everyone welcome - this is a free session).

Open Auditions: Sunday 28 September at 12 noon (session expected to end c 6pm)

Howell Theatre Everyone Welcome to Audition

Performance dates are Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November 2014

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays throughout the term

Fees for those who get involved in The Production will be £70 (Brunel Staff: £34)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members 

 

 

1pm - 6pm (5 hours)

The Tech Crew - Sunday

Classes start on 28th Sep 2014 - Every week on Sunday, until 30th Nov 2014

The Tech Crew supports The Production, including lighting, sound and set-building. Experienced members of the course are also trained as Duty Managers, covereing a range of events in the Howell Theatre throughout the academic year. This term's musical is Jason Robert Brown's PARADE.

First meeting: Thursday 25 September 2014 at 6.30pm, Howell Theatre

Everyone Welcome - Come and find out how you can get involved!

Performance dates are Thursday 27, Friday 28 & Saturday 29 November 2014.

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays throughout the term

Fees for those involved in The Production will be £70 (Brunel Staff: £34)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members 

 

2:30pm - 5pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Acting

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

An opportunity to extend and improve your acting skills.

Fee: £90 (Brunel Staff £52)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

6:30pm - 9:30pm (3 hours)

The Production

Classes start on 25th Sep 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 27th Nov 2014

Each term The Production stages a new show from scratch. Auditions are open to all, and new members of both cast and crew are warmly welcome.

Term 1 Production:  Jason Robert Brown’s award winning modern musical

Logo Landscape

Get to know the show on Thursday 25 September at 6.30pm, in the Howell Theatre (everyone welcome - this is a free session).

Open Auditions: Sunday 28 September at 12 noon (session expected to end c 6pm)

Howell Theatre Everyone Welcome to Audition

Performance dates are Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November 2014

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays throughout the term

Fees for those who get involved in The Production will be £70 (Brunel Staff: £34)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members 

 

6:30pm - 9:30pm (3 hours)

The Tech Crew

Classes start on 25th Sep 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 27th Nov 2014

The Tech Crew supports The Production, including lighting, sound and set-building. Experienced members of the course are also trained as Duty Managers, covereing a range of events in the Howell Theatre throughout the academic year.

First meeting: Thursday 25 September 2014 at 6.30pm, Howell Theatre Everyone Welcome - Come and find out how you can get involved in this term's musical - Jason Robert Brown's PARADE.

Performance dates are Thursday 27, Friday 28 & Saturday 29 November 2014.

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays throughout the term

Fees for those involved in The Production will be £70 (Brunel Staff: £34)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members 

 

Pottery

10am - 1pm (3 hours)

Sculptural Pottery

Classes start on 11th Oct 2014 - Every week on Saturday, until 15th Nov 2014

6 week course, suitable for all levels of ability. Saturdays, 11 October - 15 November 2014

Tutor: Maggie Jablonska  

Fee: £60 (Brunel Staff £34)  Tools provided for use on course.

A mixed ability class focussing on hand building small sculptural forms (such as animals or abstract shapes).

 Firing charges apply.

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £10 materials charge payable per term (not refundable)

 

 

10am - 2:30pm (4 hours and 30 minutes)

Experienced Pottery

Classes start on 30th Sep 2014 - Every week on Tuesday, until 2nd Dec 2014

10 week course for experienced potters.

10am - 12.30pm tutored course for those with experience

12.30pm – 2.30pm untutored studio time to continue work on class projects

Tutor: Jonathan Midlemiss

Fee: £153 (Brunel Staff: £85) 

Firing charges apply for those who are not Arts Centre Student Members

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable)

 

 

1pm - 3pm (2 hours)

Pottery Studio Use for students & staff

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

Untutored studio time for Brunel Arts Centre student members and University staff taking pottery classes  only to work on class projects.

Untutored - technicians support available

 

1:30pm - 3:30pm (2 hours)

Pottery Studio Use for students & staff

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

Untutored studio time for Brunel staff & Arts Centre Student Members only to work on class projects (technicians support available)

 

 

2:30pm - 5pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Pottery (Wednesday afternoon)

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

A mixed ability 10 week class

Tutor: Laura Peacock

Fee: £98  (Brunel Staff: £55)  plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

Firing charges apply for those who are not Arts Centre Student Members

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable)

 

 

5pm - 7:30pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Pottery (Monday)

Classes start on 29th Sep 2014 - Every week on Monday, until 1st Dec 2014

10 weeks

A mixed ability class

Tutor: Jonathan Middlemiss

Fee: £98 (Brunel Staff: £55) plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

Firing charges apply for those who are not Arts Centre Student Members

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable)

 

6pm - 8:30pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Pottery (Wednesday evening)

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

A mixed ability 10-week class

Tutor: Laura Peacock

Fee: £98 (Brunel Staff: £55)  plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

Firing charges apply for those who are not Arts Centre Student Members

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable)

 

 

6pm - 8:30pm (2 hours and 30 minutes)

Pottery (Thursday)

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

A mixed ability 10-week class

Tutor: Laura Peacock

Fee: £98 (Brunel Staff: £55) plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

Firing charges apply for those who are not Arts Centre Student Members

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - Student £12 materials charge payable per term (not refundable)

 

 

Music

12pm - 1pm (1 hour)

Campus Choir 1

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 2nd Dec 2014

10 week course (also runs Wednesdays 1-2 pm)

The new choir for everyone.

Both the 12-1pm and the 1-2pm Campus Choir sessions will cover the same songs – choose the one that fits in with your lunchtime. No need to read music!

Fee: £54 (Brunel staff £34)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

12:15pm - 1pm (45 minutes)

Guitar Group - Beginners

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2014 - Every week on Friday, until 5th Dec 2014

10 week course

An introductory course to classical guitar and reading music.

There is a recommended tutor book for this course, which all class members will need to have. These can be purchased from the Arts Centre at the time of booking (£9)

£52 (Brunel Staff £32)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members  - plus £9 tuition book.

Guitars are not provided, but can be hired from the Arts Centre if you do not own one.

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Brunel Folk

Classes start on 30th Sep 2014 - Every week on Tuesday, until 2nd Dec 2014

10 week course

A mixed ability class for singers and instrumentalists

Tutor: Michael Sanderson

£54 (Brunel Staff £34)   Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 "The Folkies" perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Teaching Skills for Piano Diplomas

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

20 week course

(Term 1: 2 October- 4 December 2014; Term 2: 15 January - 19 March 2015)

Teaching skills for post-Grade 8 pianists will be explored in the context of a range of external examining bodies.

Tutor: Sally Goodworth

Fee (20 weeks): £108  (Brunel staff £68)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

Please note that external examination entry fees are not included in the course fee.

 

1pm - 1:30pm (30 minutes)

Voice Gym

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

10 week course

Vocal exercises for everyone

Tutor: Eileen Pinkarchevski

£36 (Brunel Staff £24)  Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

1pm - 1:45pm (45 minutes)

Guitar Group - Experienced

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2014 - Every week on Friday, until 5th Dec 2014

10 week course

For experienced acoustic guitar players, who can read music.

Tutor: Sam Cave

£52 (Brunel Staff £32) 

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Campus Choir 2

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

10 week course (also runs Wednesdays 12noon - 1pm)

The new choir for everyone.

Both the 12-1pm and the 1-2pm Campus Choir sessions will cover the same songs – choose the one that fits in with your lunchtime. No need to read music!

Fee: £54 (Brunel staff £34)

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Music Theory (20-week course)

Classes start on 29th Sep 2014 - Every week on Monday, until 1st Dec 2014

This course extends over two terms: Monday 29 September – Monday 1 December 2014 (10 weeks) & Monday 12 January – Monday 16 March 2015 (10 weeks).

This course covers all aspects of music theory required to take the ABRSM Grade 5 Theory exam.

The course structure is linear, and so is suitable for those with little or no experience of music theory as well as those who already have some knowledge.

Work will be set between classes, and should be completed in order to benefit fully from the course.

The course fee does not include the exam entry fee. Those wishing to be entered for the Spring Term ABRSM exam by the Arts Centre will required to submit their entry fee before the end of the first term.

Please note that the ABRSM is an external examination body, and candidates are entered in accordance with the ABRSM exam conditions and requirements.

Tutor: Michael Sanderson

Course fee for two terms: £104 (Brunel Staff £66) ABRSM Exam entry fee not included in course fee

Free for Arts Centre Student Members - ABRSM Exam entry fee not included in course

 

 

1:30pm - 2pm (30 minutes)

Singing for fun

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

10 week course

Group singing – no experience necessary

Tutor: Eileen Pinkarchevski

£36 (Brunel Staff £24)  Free for Arts Centre Student Members

 

 

3pm - 3:45pm (45 minutes)

Guitars - Intermediate

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2014 - Every week on Friday, until 5th Dec 2014

10 week course

For those who have completed the Beginners' guitar course, or who have a working knowledge of classical guitar and can read music.

Tutor: Sam Cave

£52  (Brunel Staff £32)

Free for Arts Centre student members.

Guitars are not provided.

 

3:30pm - 5pm (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Barbershop (BUBS)

Classes start on 1st Oct 2014 - Every week on Wednesday, until 3rd Dec 2014

10 week course

Unaccompanied harmony/part singing for experienced solo male singers

Tutor: Sally Goodworth

Course fee: £60 (Brunel Staff £38)   

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

BUBS perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

 

4:30pm - 6pm (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Voices

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2014 - Every week on Thursday, until 4th Dec 2014

10 week course

Popular harmony choir for experienced singers, especially exploring the music of Broadway and West End shows.

Tutor: Sally Goodworth

£54 (Brunel Staff £34) 

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

Voices perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm (1 hour)

Brunel Singers

Classes start on 30th Sep 2014 - Every week on Tuesday, until 2nd Dec 2014

10 week course.

Classical  music for group singing.

Michael Sanderson

£54  (Brunel Staff £34)  

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

Brunel Singers perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

5:30pm - 6:30pm (1 hour)

Brunel Brass

Classes start on 29th Sep 2014 - Every week on Monday, until 1st Dec 2014

10 week course

For experienced brass players

Tutor: Jenny Steele

£54  (Brunel Staff £34)   Free for Arts Centre Student Members

Brunel Winds perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

6pm - 7pm (1 hour)

Brunel Baroque

Classes start on 29th Sep 2014 - Every week on Monday, until 1st Dec 2014

10 week course

For instrumentalists & singers, exploring the world of music pre-Beethoven.

Tutor: Michael Sanderson

£54 (Brunel Staff £34)  Free for Arts Centre Student Members

Brunel Baroque performs regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

7pm - 8pm (1 hour)

Chamber Orchestra

Classes start on 29th Sep 2014 - Every week on Monday, until 8th Dec 2014

10 week course

For experienced string, woodwind and brass players

Tutor: Michael Sanderson

Fee: £54 (Brunel Staff £34) 

Free for Arts Centre Student Members

The Chamber Orchestra performs regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

Page last updated: Wednesday 19 June 2013