weekly classes - list by subject

Painting, Drawing and Photography

10am - 1pm (3 hours)

Painting with Oils (Saturday)

Classes start on 8th Oct 2016 - Every week on Saturday, until 26th Nov 2016

8 weeks

This is an inspiring painting course designed to suit individual interests and abilities with advice on materials and techniques. The course begins by developing your core drawing & painting skills, exploring shapes and colour values in a still life; creating recession in a landscape; painting a portrait; experimenting with painting techniques and texture and learning about the traditional craft of painting.

Suitable for all levels of ability

Tutor: Caroline Bays 

Fee: £84 (Brunel Staff: £46) plus £12 materials cost (canvases not provided)

Free tuition for Arts Centre Student members -  £12 materials charge (not refundable once course has started).

 All materials necessary to complete the class projects are provided - for health and safety reasons you may not bring your own materials to our classes - with the exception of painting boards or canvases

 

 

1pm - 3pm (2 hours)

Painting Studio Use for Brunel Students and Staff

Classes start on 11th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

9 weeks

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

 

FREE 

 

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

Painting and Drawing (Wednesday)

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course

Our mixed ability classes cater for the complete beginner as well as those with experience.

Participants will follow a series of projects designed to build confidence and skills in order to develop their own personal means of expression. 

Tutor: Martin Henley

Fee: £104 (Brunel Staff: £58)  plus £12 materials charge

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

 

All materials necessary to complete the class projects are provided - for health and safety reasons you may not bring your own materials to any of our classes. 

 

 

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

Beginners Digital Photography

Classes start on 10th Oct 2016 - Every week on Monday, until 7th Nov 2016

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

A comprehensive beginners course for SLR camera owners. Learn how to use your camera’s manual settings to get the results you want.  (Topics covered include exposure, composition, lighting, white balance, use of flash and more)

 

Cameras will NOT be provided for this course.

Tutor: Sally Trussler

Fee: £80 (Brunel Staff: £42) 

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

Please advise us of your camera make and model when booking 

 

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

Painting with Colour

Classes start on 4th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

10 weeks

A lively class exploring different painting techniques and methods of expression.

 

Tutor: Nadya Bishop

 

Fee: £104  (Brunel Staff: £58)  plus £12 materials charge

Free tuition for Brunel Arts Student Members - £12 materials charge is payable

 

 All materials necessary to complete the class projects are provided - for health and safety reasons you may not bring your own materials to our classes. 

 

 

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

Painting and Drawing (Thursday)

Classes start on 6th Oct 2016 - Every week on Thursday, until 8th Dec 2016

10 week course.

Our mixed ability classes cater for the complete beginner as well as those with experience. 

Participants will follow a series of projects designed to build confidence and skills in order to develop their own personal means of expression.

Suitable for all levels of ability

Tutor: Lisa Muten

Fee: £104 (Brunel Staff: £58)  plus £12 materials charge

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

 

6pm - 9pm (3 hours)

Life Drawing

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course

Using drawing media and pastels, this class covers all aspects of figurative drawing from a life model. 

 

There will be a combination of short 10 minute poses for you to catch, as well as longer studies to hone in your drawing skills over the 10 weeks.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

Tutor: Martin Henley

Fee: £140  (Brunel Staff: £78)  plus £12 materials charge

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

 

Acting and Technical Crew

12pm - 6pm (6 hours)

The Tech Crew - Sunday

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2016 - Every week on Sunday, until 4th Dec 2016

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

The Tech Crew supports The Production, including lighting, sound and set-building.  

Experienced members of the course are also trained as Duty Managers or sound and lighting engineers, covering a range of events in the Antonin Artaud Theatre throughout the academic year.


This Year's Production:    

 

Bruce Kimmel's

THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X 

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays during the autumn and spring terms until the performance takes place.

Performance dates are Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February 2017. 

 

Get to know the show and meet the other tech crew members on Thursday the 29 September at 6.30pm in the Antonin Artaud Theatre A001 (everyone welcome - this is a free taster session).


Course tutor and Senior Technician:  Graeme Shaw

Fees for those who get involved in The Production will be £80 (Brunel Staff: £48)

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members 

 

12pm - 6pm (6 hours)

The Production

Classes start on 2nd Oct 2016 - Every week on Sunday, until 4th Dec 2016

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

 

 This Year's Production:    Bruce Kimmel's

THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X 

 

Get to know the show on Thursday the 29 September at 6.30pm in the Antonin Artaud Theatre A001 (everyone welcome - this is a free taster session).

Open Auditions: Sunday 2 October at 12 noon in the Antonin Artaud Theatre A001 (session expected to end at 6pm)   Everyone Welcome to Audition.

Performance dates are Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February 2017.

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays during the autumn and spring terms until the performance takes place in February.

Fees for those who get involved in The Production will be £80 (Brunel Staff: £48)

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members 

 

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

The Production

Classes start on 29th Sep 2016 - Every week on Thursday, until 8th Dec 2016

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

 

 This Year's Production:    Bruce Kimmel's

THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X 

 

Get to know the show on Thursday the 29 September at 6.30pm in the Antonin Artaud Theatre A001 (everyone welcome - this is a free taster session).

Open Auditions: Sunday 2 October at 12 noon in the Antonin Artaud Theatre A001 (session expected to end at 6pm)   Everyone Welcome to Audition.

Performance dates are Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February 2017.

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays during the autumn and spring terms until the performance takes place.

Fees for those who get involved in The Production will be £80 (Brunel Staff: £48)

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members 

 

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

The Tech Crew

Classes start on 29th Sep 2016 - Every week on Thursday, until 8th Dec 2016

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

The Tech Crew supports The Production, including lighting, sound and set-building.  

Experienced members of the course are also trained as Duty Managers or sound and lighting engineers, covering a range of events in the Antonin Artaud Theatre throughout the academic year.


This Year's Production:    

 

Bruce Kimmel's

THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X 

The Production and The Tech Crew meet on both Thursdays and Sundays during the autumn and spring terms until the performance takes place.

Performance dates are Thursday 9, Friday 10 & Saturday 11 February 2017. 

 

Get to know the show and meet the other tech crew members on Thursday the 29 September at 6.30pm in the Antonin Artaud Theatre A001 (everyone welcome - this is a free taster session).


Course tutor and Senior Technician:  Graeme Shaw

Fees for those who get involved in The Production will be £80 (Brunel Staff: £48)

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members 

 

Creative Writing and Maggini String Quartet Coaching Course

9:30am - 5pm (7 hours and 30 minutes)

Maggini String Quartet Coaching Weekend - Day Two

Classes start on 4th Jun 2017 -

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

Saturday 3 June (9.30am) to Sunday 4 June 2017 (5pm)

Maggini Quartet Concert - Friday 2 June at 7.30 pm

Fee per player: £120 (pre formed quartets only)      

 

 Image of Maggini Quartet

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 June 2017. 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 6 pre-formed quartets, allowing a very high level of tutor contact for the students during the coaching sessions. 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, if required (more details are available from the University's Commercial Services webpages:    http://brunelcommercial.london/hotel/  )  Course members are welcome to bring their own lunches to eat on campus, or to sample the range of eating places nearby.

The course fee fo £120 per player includes admission to the Maggini's concert on Friday evening plus tea, coffee and biscuits each day.

To download a booking form; please click here 

 

9:30am - 5pm (7 hours and 30 minutes)

Maggini String Quartet Coaching Weekend - Day One

Classes start on 3rd Jun 2017 -

 Image of Maggini Quartet

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

Saturday 3 June (9.30am) to Sunday 4 June 2017 (5pm)

Maggini Quartet Concert - Friday 2 June at 7.30 pm

Fee per player: £120 (pre formed quartets only)      

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 June 2017. 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 6 pre-formed quartets, allowing a very high level of tutor contact for the students during the coaching sessions. 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, if required (more details are available from the University's Commercial Services webpages:    http://brunelcommercial.london/hotel/  )  Course members are welcome to bring their own lunches to eat on campus, or to sample the range of eating places nearby.

The course fee fo £120 per player includes admission to the Maggini's concert on Friday evening plus tea, coffee and biscuits each day.

 To download a booking form; please click here 

 

6pm - 8pm (2 hours)

Creative Writing

Classes start on 4th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

10 weeks

Be inspired to write prose, poetry, memoir and more with a variety of prompts and guided exercises designed to help you hone key skills.  You will also have the opportunity to recieve feedback on your work.

These sessions are suitable for all, from beginners seeking guidance on generating ideas and getting started to seasoned writers looking for a space to try out new ideas, combat writer's block and receive feedback. 

Tutor: Emma Filtness

£98 (Brunel staff: £54) 

Free for Brunel Arts student members

 

Pottery

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

Experienced Pottery

Classes start on 4th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

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 Middlemiss

Fee: £160* (Brunel Staff: £88)* 

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

 

* Firing charges apply for those who are not  Brunel Arts Student Members  (We operate a 'weigh and pay' system at the point of firing for items made.)


 

 

10am - 1pm (3 hours)

Sculptural Pottery

Classes start on 8th Oct 2016 - Every week on Saturday, until 26th Nov 2016

8 week course, suitable for all levels of ability.

A mixed ability class focussing on hand building small sculptural forms such as animals or abstract shapes. You will also learn how to use and apply underglazes.

Tutor: Maggie Jablonska  

Fee: £84* (Brunel Staff £46*)  Pottery tools are available for use on the course.

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

 

 * Firing charges apply for members of the public and staff. (We operate a 'weigh and pay' system at the point of firing for items made.)

 

1pm - 3pm (2 hours)

Pottery Studio Use for students & staff

Classes start on 6th Oct 2016 - Every week on Thursday, until 8th Dec 2016

Studio time for Brunel Arts student members and Brunel staff class members to work on their pre-existing class projects.

FREE 

Untutored - technicians support available

 

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

Pottery (Wednesday afternoon)

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

A mixed ability 10 week class

Beginners will follow a series of projects including the basic techniques of pinching, coiling and slab making as well as learning to apply slips and glazes to their work.  Throwing on the wheel will also be covered in the latter part of the course.

Those with experience will be set projects or can work on their own ideas, supported by our experienced tutor.

Tutor: Maggie Jablonska

Fee: £104*  (Brunel Staff: £58*)  plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

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

 

 *  Firing charges apply for those who are not Brunel Arts Student Members (we operate a 'weigh and pay' system at the point of firing for items made.)

 

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

Pottery (Monday)

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2016 - Every week on Monday, until 5th Dec 2016

10 weeks  

A mixed ability class. 

Beginners will follow a series of projects including the basic techniques of pinching, coiling and slab making as well as learning to apply slips and glazes to their work.  Throwing on the wheel will also be covered in the latter part of the course.

Those with experience will be set projects or can work on their own ideas, supported by our experienced tutor.

Tutor: Jonathan Middlemiss

Fee: £104* (Brunel Staff: £58*) plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

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

 

 * Firing charges apply for those who are not Brunel Arts Student Members (We operate a 'weigh and pay' system at the point of firing for items made.)

 

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

Pottery (Wednesday evening)

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

A mixed ability 10 week class

Beginners will follow a series of projects including the basic techniques of pinching, coiling and slab making as well as learning to apply slips and glazes to their work.  Throwing on the wheel will also be covered in the latter part of the course.

Those with experience will be set projects or can work on their own ideas, supported by our experienced tutor.

Tutor: Jonathan Middlemiss

Fee: £104* (Brunel Staff: £58*)  plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners.

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

 

* Firing charges apply for those who are not Brunel Arts Student Members (we operate a 'weigh and pay' system at the point of firing for items made.)


 

 

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

Pottery (Thursday)

Classes start on 6th Oct 2016 - Every week on Thursday, until 8th Dec 2016

A mixed ability 10 week class

Beginners will follow a series of projects including the basic techniques of pinching, coiling and slab making as well as learning to apply slips and glazes to their work.  Throwing on the wheel will also be covered in the latter part of the course.

Those with experience will be set projects or can work on their own ideas, supported by our experienced tutor.

Tutor: Jonathan Middlemiss

Fee: £104* (Brunel Staff: £58*) plus £6 tools pack for public/staff beginners

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

 

 *  Firing charges apply for those who are not Brunel Arts Student Members (We operate a 'weigh and Pay' system at the point of firing for items made.)

 

Music

12pm - 1pm (1 hour)

Advanced Music Theory

Classes start on 4th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

25 week course over three terms

This course is aimed at those who already have a working knowledge of music theory at around grade 5 level.

Topics to be covered include melody writing, basic harmonisation, figured bass and analysis of musical extracts with appropriate historical background where necessary

Tutor: Sam Cave

Fee (for 25 weeks) : £150  Brunel staff £87)

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

 

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

 

12pm - 1pm (1 hour)

Singing for Health

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course 

A stress busting hour of breathing, movement and singing for all levels of ability.

Tutor: Sarah Latto

 Fee: £60 (Brunel staff £35)

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

 

12:15pm - 1pm (45 minutes)

Guitar Group - Beginners

Classes start on 7th Oct 2016 - Every week on Friday, until 9th Dec 2016

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)

£55 (Brunel Staff £32)

Tutor:  Sam Cave 

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

Guitars are not provided, but can be hired from the Arts Centre if you do not own one and are a Brunel student or a member of staff.

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Echo

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course

Music from around the world taught by ear - no sheet music.

Suitable for all levels of ability.

Tutor:  Sarah Latto 

Fee: £60 (Brunel staff £35)

Free for Brunel Arts student members.

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Music Theory (20-week course)

Classes start on 4th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

This course extends over all three terms (25 weeks)

The 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.

For those who attend every class and complete weekly homework, the exam is realistically passable at the end of the final term.

The course fee does not include the exam entry fee. Those wishing to be entered by us for the ABRSM exam will be required to submit their entry fee before the end of the second 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: Sam Cave

Course fee for three terms: £150 (Brunel Staff £87) ABRSM Exam entry fee not included in course fee

Free tuition for Brunel Arts Student Members - ABRSM Exam entry fee not included

 

 

1pm - 2pm (1 hour)

Guitar Group - Experienced

Classes start on 7th Oct 2016 - Every week on Friday, until 9th Dec 2016

4 week course

For experienced acoustic guitar players, who can read music.

Tutor: Sam Cave

£28 (Brunel Staff £18) 

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

 

 

2pm - 3pm (1 hour)

Brunettes

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course

A harmony choir for experienced female solo voices.

Tutor: Sally Goodworth

£60  (Brunel Staff £35)  

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

The Brunettes will perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

3pm - 3:45pm (45 minutes)

Guitars - Intermediate

Classes start on 7th Oct 2016 - Every week on Friday, until 9th Dec 2016

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

£55  (Brunel Staff £32)

Free for Brunel Arts student members.

Guitars are not provided.

 

3pm - 4pm (1 hour)

Jazz Jam

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2016 - Every week on Monday, until 5th Dec 2016

10 weeks

An untutored drop in session for experienced players or singers only


Free for Arts Centre student members and Staff Friends of Brunel Arts

Jazz Jam performs regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

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

Barbershop (BUBS)

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course

Unaccompanied harmony/part singing for experienced solo male singers

Tutor: Sally Goodworth

Course fee: £80 (Brunel Staff £42)   

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

BUBS perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

 

5pm - 6pm (1 hour)

Voices

Classes start on 6th Oct 2016 - Every week on Thursday, until 8th Dec 2016

10 week course - Venue: Antonin Artaud Building Room 109

This choir operates a fun repertoire of pop, jazz and musical theatre classics often with challenging arrangements so would suit singers with some choral experience.

Tutor: Sally Goodworth

£60 (Brunel Staff £35) 

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

Voices perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

 

5:30pm - 7pm (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Brunel Folk: "The Folkies"

Classes start on 4th Oct 2016 - Every week on Tuesday, until 6th Dec 2016

10 week course 

A friendly group of players and singers who enjoy the folk idiom.  Ability to read music is not important but enthusiasm is!

Tutor: TBC

£80 (Brunel Staff £42)  

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

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

 

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

Brunel Chamber Choir

Classes start on 5th Oct 2016 - Every week on Wednesday, until 7th Dec 2016

10 week course

For singers who are reasonably confident with reading music.  

Classical repertoire from the 15th century to the present day, from Buxtehude to Britten!

Tutor: Sarah Latto

£60  (Brunel Staff £35)  

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

Brunel Chamber Choir will perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

6:30pm - 8pm (1 hour and 30 minutes)

Brunel Fusion Orchestra

Classes start on 3rd Oct 2016 - Every week on Monday, until 5th Dec 2016

10 week course 

An exciting new ensemble for all instruments (including keyboard and guitar) incorporating classical, world, pop and jazz genres.

Suitable for players of grade 5 standard and above. 

Tutor: Peter Wiegold

£80 (Brunel Staff £42) 

Free for Brunel Arts Student Members

Brunel Fusion Orchestra will perform regularly in public concerts on campus.

 

 

Page last updated: Wednesday 19 June 2013