A Short Introduction to Life Drawing – 4 session course, every Tuesday from 22nd January, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
In this four week course with Dulwich Arts Group students will learn several different approaches to capturing the figure including blind contour, gestural, schematic, and will be provided the tools for proportional drawing.

Supporting the Dyslexic Learner – 6 session course, every Thursday (exl. half term) from 31st January, 10am – 12 noon
6 courses for parents or teachers designed to help you understand how you can best support a child with dyslexia at home and at school. They will cover a range of topics from study skills to learning styles.

Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Exhibition Talk – Wednesday 6th February, 7:15pm
Join us as Graeme Greenfield returns to Bell House to explore the Bill Viola / Michelangelo exhibition at the Royal Academy.

How to… write personal stories – Saturday 9th February, 10:30am – 4:30pm
Learn how to write your own story, with Maggie Smith’s popular writing workshop. A chance to get ideas flowing, reflect on forgotten details, and a time to write with no distractions. For complete beginners to those who have already attended Maggie’s workshops.

An Introduction to Mindfulness – 4 session course, every Monday from 11th February, 7pm
Are you curious about what mindfulness involves and whether it is a practice that works for you? This course, with Bromley Mindfulness, will teach you the practical skills to help you in your day to day life.

Thou Art Mental – Saturday 23rd February, 3-5pm
Dave Neita will share his observations on a range of artworks dealing with issues surrounding mental health, and facilitate a session where participants will be invited to create their own poetry, prose, or drawings.

Posters through the years: learn the evolution of effective design – Sunday 24th February, 3pm- 5pm
Using great posters of the past, from the first poster in 1880 to the current day, this talk will teach you the history, art and process of effective design, to enhance your own designs.

Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs – Wednesday 27th February, 7:15pm
Rosalind Whyte explores this exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, looking into the relationship between Britain and Russia through portraits, sculpture, photographs, archival documents and miniature masterpieces by Fabergé.

Demystifying Dyslexia Assessments – Thursday 28th February, 7pm
Tina Hunter, a specialist dyslexia teacher, will help you navigate the various reports, assessments and screenings for dyslexia, to help you make an informed choice on what is right for a child with dyslexia.

Learning to Care: Dementia – Saturday 2nd March, 10am-1pm
Our second Learning to Care event will be very useful for you if you are involved in caring for an elderly family member with dementia or are interested in the symptoms of dementia and the services available to offer support. Join us for speakers and panel discussions at this free event.

Volunteer Learning to Care Coordinator:
In 2018, Bell House launched a new initiative to support and educate those who are involved in caring for an elderly relative, friend of neighbour – the Learning to Care project. We are now excited to be searching for an enthusiastic and driven volunteer keen to take over the coordination of this project. The role includes organising quarterly speaker events and maintaining connections with other charities that support carers and the elderly. For more information on this role and volunteering at Bell House, please email info@bellhouse.co.uk

Please note, there are bursary places available on all our courses – email info@bellhouse.co.uk for more details.