Children & Young People

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Robots For The Future (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Monday 6th April, 9.15am - 3.45pm, £50

Inspired by the recent Tate Modern exhibition and the work of Nam June Paik, draw, design and make a robot reflecting the artist’s wish to make technology more accessible. Use multimedia junk modelling and collaged digital imagery to make the model. Think about the tasks that you might want your robot to complete and how it could change the world! Mix eclectic inspiration including art, design, technology, science and environmental issues. Use a sketchbook to incorporate and document all your inspiration, ideas and robot creations. Create a fold out instruction leaflet and packaging for your robot inspired by the works of digital and multimedia artists Andy Warhol, ‘60s collective Fluxus and more.

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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An Alternate Universe

An Alternative Universe (Art, 7-14 yrs)

Tuesday 7th April, 9.30am - 4pm, £50

Together we will create a large-scale collage and painting of a futuristic world that we would like to live in and imagine what it might look like in fifty years. We will explore dimension constructing visionary 3D models and create a costume to fit in to the background and landscape of our imagined world!

Tutor: Natasha Mok

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Spectrum

The Spectacular Spectrum Of Colour (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 7th April, 9.15am - 3.45pm, £50

Drawing on the idea that printing uses just 3 colours to create a colour spectrum, we will explore the wonderful world of colour – how it can be mixed and altered using a range of different materials, including paint and foam, and techniques including marbling and printing.

Tutor: Clare Balint

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Highly Strung

Ukulele For Beginners (Music, 4-6 yrs)

Wednesday 8th / Thursday 9th April, 1.30pm - 3.30pm, £20

Come try out the ukulele and get started on the right note! Join us on this fun-filled introduction to the ukulele. Strum your first song, learn all about playing and have fun making music, all led by a professional musician. Participants will learn the basics, play songs and join in with musicianship games. All levels are welcome, bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours.

Tutor: Jay Hammond

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Gaming

Gaming (Art, 7-14 yrs)

Tuesday 7th or Wednesday 8th April, 9.15am - 3.45pm, £50

Create your own characters and storylines for a potential new digital game. Will they have super powers, are they a hero or a villian, delve deep in to your creative imagination! Draw and develop a storyboard from your own ideas and turn it into a mini 3D set, similar to what professionals use for stop motion animation.

Tutor: Natasha Mok

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1 Day Drum

1 Day Drum & Percussion Workshop (Music, 6-10 yrs)

Wednesday 8th April, 9.30am - 3.30pm, £50

Come and join us for a chance to explore the world of drums and percussion, incorporating ensemble playing, group composition and performance. We will use both traditional world drumming styles and modern percussion to inspire the music that we create together. Explore the instruments and learn to express yourself under the guidance of our enthusiastic tutors. We welcome young percussionists of all levels, including complete beginners.

Tutor: Chris Pott & Gerry Brazell

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Robots Of The Earth

Robots Of The Earth (Drama, 4-8 yrs)

Thursday 9th April, 9.30am - 3.30pm, £50

Join us on an adventure to remember, as we fast forward to the future and explore a robot world! Meet the robotic trees, birds, trains and lots of friends along the way! What is it like to live as a robot and what happens if we become a robot ourselves? Through storytelling, drama and movement, we will journey to a new robotic place every day! A fantastic way to develop confidence, communication and storytelling skills through musicality, drama and movement.

Tutor: Amber-Rose May

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IDD

Imaginary Digital Devices (Art, 7-14 yrs)

Thursday 9th April, 9.15am - 3.45pm, £50

Draw, design and make your own devices for the future. Based on ideas from the Olafur Elliasson and V&A ‘Digital Futures’ exhibitions, consider how to slow climate change and create imaginative possibilities for the future combining digital design, artificial intelligence, natural and ecological elements. Use collage and multimedia to create new and imaginative digital devices. Design and paint on to a T-Shirt based on your imaginary device, your own futuristic ideas and digital prints by contemporary artists such as Zarah Hussain. Create a poster to promote your ideas and T-shirt design.

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Pixel Painting

Pixel Painting (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 14th April, 9.30am - 4pm

We will be exploring the work of two artists who hand painted 'pixels' to create their unique works. First, we will look at creating colour using 'Ben Day dots' a technique that Roy Lichtenstein used to make pieces appear machine made. Using this technique, we will recreate a treasured image, bring in your favourite photo with you to use! We’ll also produce a self-portrait in the style of Chuck Close, who hand painted each pixel to create his oversized masterpieces.

Tutor: Clare Balint

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Create Computerized Beats

Create Computerized Beats (Music, 8-14 yrs)

Tuesday 14th April, 9.30am - 3.30pm, £50

A generation ago all music was recorded with real instruments, now samples and music production mean that very little of what you hear is ‘played’ directly…the ‘Digital Future’ is arriving. Together we will experiment with different instruments and styles all from one computer, creating new contemporary digital music using Afrobeats, Dancehall, Trap and Hip Hop as inspiration. We will work with loops, samples and record our own voices to add effects including autotune and pitch shift, to collectively construct an original track. Bring any instruments you play, and we may incorporate them. Our goal is to complete one finished track and upload it to YouTube to amaze your friends and family. No prior musical knowledge needed, just come and find out how creative you can be!

Tutor: Annalise Morley

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Intro To Ensemble

Intro To Ensemble Playing (Music, 8+ yrs, Grade 2+)

Wednesday 15th April, 9.15am - 3.45pm, £50

Come and explore what it is like to play alongside fellow musicians, as part of a musical ensemble on our 1-day introductory workshop. Course leaders Filippo and Elena will show clips of performances and provide a live demonstration to introduce the concept of ensemble playing. As a group, you will engage in exercises and games to improve awareness and listening skills. Participants will be placed into small ensembles, from two to four players, and given simple arrangements to learn on the day. All instruments are welcome. Music is more fun together!

Tutor: Filippo Di Bari & Elena Sanchez

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A Mission

A Mission To Save The Day (Drama, 6-10 yrs)

15th / 16th / 17th April, 9.30am - 3.30pm, £50 per day / £135 for 3 days

Join us on the best mission yet, as we must train to become the cyber-spies of the nation. As we break the code to the world wide web, it is down to us to save the day before the trolls take over the world! Through drama, games and movement, we will go in disguise as spies, and develop skills to confront the trolls once and for all! A great way to develop confidence, communication and language skills in a safe and playful environment. Join us for 1, 2 or 3 days!

Tutor: Amber-Rose May

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Mobile Mono

Mobile Mono Printing (Art, 7-14 yrs)

Thursday 16th April, 9.30am - 4pm, £50

Design and create your own 3-D mobile sculpture! We will explore a range of mono printing techniques and experiment with marking a variety of different surfaces to use as part of your sculpture. Inspired by the works of design duo VOLTA, you will construct your sculpture using wood, metal, fabric and more, to be hung or stood upright. We will test and trial different scales and shapes whilst considering balance and composition. What could your mobile be used for?

Tutor: Natasha Mok

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Futuristic Comic

Futuristic Comic Book Drawing (Art, 7-14 yrs)

Friday 17th April, 9.15am - 3.45pm, £50

The year is 3000, can you imagine what the world will look like? Has technology taken over the world? Do robots rule? Imagine what the future holds…Create a story using classic comic drawing techniques. Learn from the comic book masters how to create characters, draw a story board, layout your comic, use expressive drawing and comic book style to tell your story. Don’t forget to bring your favourite comics along for inspiration. This class is a must for comic book fans!

Tutor: Salina Gani

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Teen Yoga

Teen Yoga & Mindfulness (Movement, 11-14 yrs)

Saturday 18th April, 9am - 12pm, £30

Claire’s vision and wish is ‘To cultivate a kind, compassionate, non-judgemental and secure culture that allows Teen essence to flourish. Authenticity, truth, empowerment and peace for all young people.’ These values are visited throughout every session that she delivers. Learn relaxation skills and powerful breathing techniques in order to nourish, nurture and calm your mind and nervous system. Claire is a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher (specifically for Teens) Level 3 Sports Coach, accredited by the Professional Yoga Alliance. This course can help combat and control the stress of school exams and a great opportunity to try something new! Yoga mats are provided, please wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement.

Tutor: Claire-Marie McBride

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Teen Yoga 2

Teen Yoga & Mindfulness (Movement, 11-14 yrs)

Saturday 18th April, 1pm - 4pm, £30

Claire’s vision and wish is ‘To cultivate a kind, compassionate, non-judgemental and secure culture that allows Teen essence to flourish. Authenticity, truth, empowerment and peace for all young people.’ These values are visited throughout every session that she delivers. Learn relaxation skills and powerful breathing techniques in order to nourish, nurture and calm your mind and nervous system. Claire is a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher (specifically for Teens) Level 3 Sports Coach, accredited by the Professional Yoga Alliance. This course can help combat and control the stress of school exams and a great opportunity to try something new! Yoga mats are provided, please wear comfortable clothes for ease of movement.

Tutor: Claire-Marie McBride

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