Children and Young People

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Hockney 1

Hockney & William Blake In A Bag! (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 1st June, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

In this workshop, you will create a collage using magazines, words and coloured paper, visualising a place you would really like to visit; this could include the countryside, seaside or an imaginary or favourite place. You will look at the work of Hockney who used collaged pictures to create art and write a short story or poem based on your collage; decorating and illustrating around the writing. The work of William Blake will provide inspiration to draw and paint from prompts found in nature including plants, shells, flowers and leaves and these pictures will form the foundation for the design for your very own bag!

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Kids Art 1

Mixed Media Madness (Art, 9-14 yrs)

Wednesday 2nd June, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Our expert tutor welcomes you to this course where you will learn how to make mono-prints, photo- transfer, and spray paint inspired by summery, outdoor themes. Students can experiment with each technique to make a multitude of exciting art pieces.

Tutor: Sean Myers

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YP Studio 1

Young Person's Art Studio (Art, 14-17 yrs)

Thursday 3rd June, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Develop your skills and creative voice in this new course aimed at those who are looking to expand their practice within our purpose-built art studios. This course will look at techniques in painting, drawing and sculpture to enable students to build on existing skills and introduce new ones.

Tutor: Verity Wong

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Young SW 1

Young Song Writers (Music, 8-17 yrs)

Thursday 3rd June, 9.30am - 3.30pm (£50)

This songwriting class is open to all instruments and abilities and student will be grouped appropriately depending on their age and level. Come and join our expert tutors Nathen and Alex and learn to write your own song! In this one-day course, students will learn simple chords and melodies. Open to all instrumentalists, and if you don’t play an instrument, pick up a guitar/drum/ bass or sing along – everyone will create and perform together! A great opportunity to put your skills into practice or to develop and improve and perhaps try an instrument for the first time.

Tutor: Alex Roche & Nathan Durasamy

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Urban 1

Urban Sketching (Art, 9-14yrs)

Friday 4th June, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Let’s really get outside and go sketching around Blackheath itself! Paint the Conservatoire from the outside, explore paper collage up on the Heath, illustrate the duck pond, people watch through our pens on the High Street... sounds fun, doesn’t it?

Tutor: Salina Jane

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Ceramics 1

Family Ceramics (Art, All Ages)

Saturday 5th June, 9.15am - 3.45pm (£50)

Explore the potential of clay in this one-day workshop where various hand building techniques will be taught. Whether you want to make a functional piece to use around the house, or a sculpture to display, this course offers the chance to plan and develop your own piece. This workshop isn’t just something to do for the kids but for the adults attending to get creative as well! Our experienced potter Verity will help guide children and adults of all ages through the workshop and everyone will have an original piece of pottery to take home after it has been fired! At the end of the day, students can choose 2 pieces that they would like to be fired and glazed to be transformed into ceramic. There is an additional £5 charge to cover the cost of materials and kiln firing (firing and glazing will take about 3-4 weeks and we will contact you when your pieces are ready to collect). £50 PER CHILD, UP TO TWO ADULTS GO FREE! THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL £5 CHARGE TO COVER THE COST OF KILN FIRING.

Tutor: Verity Wong

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