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University of Warwick’s Centre for Lifelong Learning announces its new Spring programme of short courses

Budding poets and authors are being encouraged to sign up to a series of literary lessons in expressing emotions at the University of Warwick.

The Centre for Lifelong Learning, based on the University’s Westwood campus, has released details of its spring programme which includes a raft of workshops for the artistically minded.

Day courses on authors Arthur Miller and William Morris are being held as well as workshops entitled 'In Your Own Words' Creative Writing Weekend, Literary Influences:  Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot and Pushkin: the Queen of Spades - a cultural exploration.

Cathy Whittaker, creative writing open studies tutor at the Centre for Lifelong Learning said the courses offered a fun way to delve into a new and exciting topic.

She added: “The taster courses are a fun way of offering students the opportunity to dip into different genres of writing, to try out some writing skills, ask questions, and explore and discuss with experienced tutors their interests.

“It’s a friendly, enjoyable day where students can discover their potential and develop it further on one of the certificate courses if they wish.'

Those interested in art are also well catered for in the new spring programme with six workshops exploring different genres.

There is a Portrait Workshop, Life drawing and painting class, Portrait painting - exploring the techniques of the Old Masters workshop, Principles and practices watercolour techniques with colour theory, a lesson on Nicholas Hilliard and the art of the miniature and a session on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow Boys and Girls.

Other classes include an Introduction to Marketing, Roman Spain and Portugal, Sampling Psychology, Mindfulness: the art of living in the present moment, Egypt: Temples to the Aten (Amarna and Thebes) and Key ingredients for running lively and effective workshops.

For more information about the courses or to make a booking, please visit

Notes to Editors

For more information contact Luke Hamer, Assistant Press Officer, University of Warwick, on 02476 575601, or on 07824 541142. Alternatively email