Children & Young People (5-18 yrs)

Lots of art, music and drama for young people this half term!

GCSE Art

Make A Love Bug (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Monday 14th February, 10.00 - 12.00 (£20)

Enjoy a crafty workshop making love bugs! Using a range of 2D and 3D collage, painting and simple printing techniques, you will create a post-able love bug card and a 3D love bug to give to someone special. All materials for the session will be provided, however, if you have any toilet roll tubes then please bring them along.

Tutor: Ellie Wright

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Highly Strung

Ukulele For Beginners (Music, 5-7 yrs)

Monday 14th February, 13.30 - 15.30 (£20)

Come try out the ukulele and get started on the right note! Join us on this fun-filled introduction to the instrument. Learn to play your first song and have fun making music. Participants will learn the basics, under the guidance of a professional musician. All levels are welcome; bring your own instrument or borrow one of ours.

Tutor: Jay Hammond

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Kids Art 8

Botanical Drawing For Young People (Art, 8-14 yrs)

Tuesday 15th February, 9.15 - 15.45 (£50)

Do you love nature? Do you love drawing and creating? Then this workshop is for you! Pupils will learn about botanical illustration, with a fun take on painting/drawing by using an abstract and surrealist approach. We’ll work from real natural objects, as well as photos, to create an inspiring gallery of prints at the end of our workshop, where the paintings might not always be what they seem! We’ll be getting up-close and personal with flowers, leaves, feathers, shells, and more... and you can bring your own, too! Take home a set of their beautiful pictures, prints, and bookmarks to keep or share as gifts. Bring a packed lunch for day long courses – please no nuts!

Tutor: Betty Adamou

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Monologues

Monologue Workshop (Drama, 13-17 yrs)

Tuesday 15th February, 14.00 - 16.00 (£20)

Are you thinking of applying to the National Youth Theatre, or for drama schools? Here at the Conservatoire we can help you begin your preparations in this 2-hour workshop. With tutor Stephanie Osztreicher, try out different characters for size and hone your monologue skills – you'll be wowing audition panels in no time!

Tutor: Stephanie Osztreicher

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BYT

Acting Through Movement (Drama, 13-17 yrs)

Wednesday 16th February, 16.00 - 18.00 (£20)

Are you thinking of applying to the National Youth Theatre, or preparing for drama school auditions? One of the key skills for any actor is movement, and here at the Conservatoire we can help you begin your preparations in this 2-hour workshop. With tutor Stephanie Osztreicher, try out different techniques and hone your skills – you'll feel ready for any character, or audition panel!

Tutor: Stephanie Osztreicher

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Beat Making 1

Beat Making & Songwriting: Time Travel Tunes (Music, 8-12 yrs)

Thursday 17th February, 09.45 - 15.45 (£50)

What will music sound like in the future? What is your favourite style of music from the past? Together we will create a new beat, experimenting with different instruments, iconic song samples and futuristic sounds from one computer. Will you sample Pavarotti or Aretha Franklin, use ‘Ode to Joy’ as inspiration for a melody, or add autotune/effects to your voice to sound like a robot rapper from 2062? We will create our own song lyrics as a team and record your vocals in our pop up music studio. Bring any instruments you play, and we may incorporate them. Our goal is to complete one finished track and upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud & Instagram to amaze your friends and family. No prior musical knowledge needed, just come and find out how creative you can be! Bring a packed lunch for day long courses – please no nuts!

Tutor: Annalise Morley

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Kids Drama 2

Drama Through Time (7-12 yrs)

Thursday 17th February, 09.30 - 15.30 (£50)

Discover, create and employ an object so powerful it can turn back the clocks and transport you to the future. How could you change history? What would it be like to be you in the year 3000? How would you tell everyone back home about your magical futuristic adventures!? Through games, exercises and improvisations we’ll create our own crazy characters, explore scenes of the past present & future, & create our own mini documentaries to report on our magical findings. Bring a packed lunch for day long courses – please no nuts!

Tutor: Joanna Brown

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Kids Art 1

Back In Time In My Hot Air Balloon! (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Thursday 17th February, 13.30 - 15.30 (£20)

Let’s travel back in time in a hot air balloon! Where would we go? The Victorian age, or the Edwardian era, perhaps? Bring some interesting facts about where you would travel to, and you can even dress up! Together we will be making 3D papier mâché hot air balloons, using different materials – decorate yours however you would like, and then you can take off like Phileas Fogg and travel around the world!

Tutor: Lilly Walker

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Guitar

Songwriting For Beginners (Music, 13-16 yrs)

Friday 18th February, 9.30 - 15.30 (£50)

Ever wondered how your favourite songs are written and produced in the studio? Together we will create a beat from scratch, experimenting with different instruments, iconic song samples and sounds from one computer and a midi keyboard. We will create our own rap/song lyrics as a team and even record your vocals together in our pop up music studio! Watch your idea grow into a finished song. Bring any instruments you play, and we may incorporate them. Our goal is to complete one finished track and upload it to YouTube, SoundCloud & Instagram to amaze your friends and family. No prior musical knowledge needed, just come and find out how creative you can be! Bring a packed lunch for day long courses – please no nuts!

Tutor: Annalise Morley

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Making Short Films

Making Short Films: Jumping Through Time (9-14 yrs)

Friday 18th February, 09.15 - 15.45 (£50)

Ever wanted to make a short film? Ever wanted to step back into the past? Now you can do both with this filmmaking workshop that explores how to write, shoot and edit a short film whilst travelling on the adventure of a lifetime (or many lifetimes, to be time-travel exact). With their own tablets or smartphones, all children will work together to write short films which they will then produce in the studio by acting out, filming and editing into a final production they can take home for a popcorn premiere! Please note that participants must bring their own tablet or smartphone. Bring a packed lunch for day long courses – please no nuts!

Tutor: Paul McGhie

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