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Creating memorable fictional characters

Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create convincing characters, even those of the opposite gender. A story may be structured like a journey with a: Compass – the premise, theme, threads Map – the plot Engine – the motivation of the protagonist (plus other central characters) Fuel – the dialogue The depth, dimensionality and... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
Creating memorable fictional characters

<p>Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create

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Practical photography (intermediate)

Designed for those who know the basic functions and features of their digital camera and wish to learn more (or have completed the Beginners course). Topics include aperture priority, shutter speed priority, portrait modes, landscape modes, exposure compensation, eliminating shutter lag, manual white balance and macro. Note that your camera must have manual settings such as P, A, S, M. The course examines all the manual modes in some detail – P, A, S and M. We use landscape... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST
Practical photography (intermediate)

<p>Designed for those who know the basic functions and features of their digital camera and wish to learn more (or have completed the Beginners course). Topics include aperture priority, shutter speed

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Start your Blog in a Day- private and business

Whether you’ve read a few blogs or have never heard of one, this course will get you blogging. Find out how to write and manage a blog, what to include, who your audience is, and how you can even make money from blogging. Participants will have the opportunity to start their own blog. For beginner bloggers, the process of starting up your blog can seem daunting, but this course will show you how and get you off on the right foot all in just one day. Learn about how to start your... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST
Start your Blog in a Day- private and business

<p>Whether you’ve read a few blogs or have never heard of one, this course will get you blogging. Find out how to write and manage a blog, what to include, who your audience is, and how you can even

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Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we’ll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor. In Photoshop CS5,... [More]

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you’re ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you’re already familiar with cropping,... [More]

DNA and genealogy - what DNA tests can reveal about your family tree

We all have two Family Trees – one that we can build up from family stories and genealogical records, and another that’s hidden within your DNA. DNA testing for family history purposes is now cheap and accessible. Many people are using these tests and finding new cousins and breaking down stubborn brick walls in tracing their family tree. What are these DNA tests and what do they reveal? What if there are unexpected results and your two Family Trees don’t agree with each other?... [More]

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Wild about flowers - wildflower photography for everyone

Digital cameras enable anyone to make close up and macro images of WA’s spectacular wildflowers. Whether you have a DSLR or a compact you can learn the controls and features on your camera to produce pin sharp, correctly exposed wildflower images with accurate colour. This day course includes a classroom session, lunch and a hands-on field session among the flowers. Learn with Master Photographer Dale Neill. Wildflower image by Gail, one of Dale Neill's past students. Digital... [More]

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Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. ave you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be! You’ll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You’ll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles,... [More]

Ten-minute sketches for absolute beginners

Absolute Beginners, enjoy a fast and loose, creative approach capturing the essence of your subject! Fun, easy techniques help you simplify basic art processes. You’ll use a variety of loose media helping you to free up... including markers, coloured pastels, graphite sticks, charcoal, conte, pens, ink. Great for unlocking artistic blocks, with a fun and expressive approach! THINGS TO KNOW Professional art materials provided. Light lunch is provided. If you have any special dietary... [More]

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How to Write for Young Adults

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. From Harry Potter to Twilight, young adult fiction is one of the hottest genres for today’s novels. Teens and adults alike have discovered the excitement and passion of these stories, and publishers are hungry for more. If you’re eager to break into this market, this course provides you with the recipe for creating your own successful young adult story and shows you how to get it published. First,... [More]
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