Children and Young People

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Lets Visit Japan

Let's Visit Japan (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Tuesday 30th May, 09.30 - 15.30 (£58)

Japan is famous for cherry blossom, beautiful temples, and stunning scenery. Come on a trip with us all the way to the other side of the world - and you don't even have to leave our studio! On this all-day course we will be creating a two layer (or even three layer!) Pagoda house using cardboard. After we've created our beautiful structure, we'll paint on all the decoration we'd like. What will yours look like?

Tutor: Lilly Walker

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Join A Band

Join A Band (Music, 9-13 yrs)

Tuesday 30th May, 13.00 - 15.00 (£22)

Are you a young drummer, pianist or singer? Ever dreamt of joining a band? Now is your time to shine! Come and learn to play your favourite pop songs as part of a band this half-term. Taught by practicing musicians, you will learn how to collaborate, jam and most importantly have fun with your music! Let’s rock! This course is open to young pianists, singers, and drummers/percussionists. We have limited space available for each instrument, so please get in touch ASAP to secure your spot.

Tutor: Oran Cooch & Carla Jourdan

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Roundabout Half Term Taster (Music, 4.5 - 7 yrs)

Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st May, 10.00 - 12.30 both days (£65)

Roundabout has been running at the Conservatoire for over 30 years! Since 1992 we have been introducing children aged 5-7 to music through this exciting, informative and inclusive year-long course. Are you thinking of signing up? Perhaps you are already on the waiting list? Well then, this two-day taster is perfect for you! Join us for two mornings in half term to explore all of the many instruments that learners get to explore in their year of Roundabout; strings, flute, piano, brass, percussion and guitar. You'll get time with each instrument, and even try playing in an orchestra. Join us and join the fun!

Tutor: This course is taught by a range of our outstanding individual Tutors.

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Brilliant Brass (Music, 9-16 yrs)

Wednesday 31st May, 13.00 - 15.00 (£22)

In this introduction to brass course, we’ll meet all the different instruments in the brass family, their origins and how they have been used and changed over time. We’ll go from buzzing like a swarm of bees to making a royal fanfare fit for Kings and Queens! You will have the chance to play a mixture of brass instruments and see how they differ in how we play them and the sounds they make. This class offers you the chance to test out brass instruments in a friendly environment with an experienced tutor and see if you’d like to continue your musical journey on brass through the Play! programme or with individual tuition. If you have your own instrument, feel free to bring it along but, if not, you can use one of ours for the class. As full-size brass instruments can be harsh on children's lips and teeth, we will be using pTrumpets and pBuzzes, which are excellent and safe versions of the Brass family. Please ask us if you have any questions about this.

Tutor: Phil Entwistle

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Fashion Illustration

Fashion Illustration for Teens (Art, 11-13 yrs)

Wednesday 31st May, 13.00 - 16.00 (£34)

If you love fashion and are always drawing your next design, this course is perfect for you. We will explore a range of illustrative techniques used in fashion illustration and experiment with different materials. Participants will finish off the day by creating their own blue planet inspired fashion illustration design using their favourite techniques from the session.

Tutor: Florence Tambini Cooper

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Animals From The Stars

Animals From The Stars (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Wednesday 31st May, 09.30 - 15.30 (£58)

Explore one of the most beautiful sites in Peru! We will discover the mysterious Nazca Lines, learning all about how they got there and what they are for, before making our own. We will create our own versions of our favorite animals using clay to create a relief and bas-relief artwork.

Tutor: Mauricio Sotomayor

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Gaudi And His Marvellous Mosaics (Art, 5-11 yrs)

Thursday 1st June, 09.30 - 15.30 (£58)

We will look at the work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and be inspired! We will create abstract collage artworks based on travel to distant and imaginary places... Come along to create beautiful multimedia collaged boxes, design a t shirt, and even create your own sketchbook to record your amazing adventures!

Tutor: Nicola Corrigan

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Bookbinding: Make Your Own Photo Album (8-14 yrs)

Thursday 1st June, 13.30 - 17.00 (£34)

Discover the art of handmade books! Learn a little about the history, materials and craft of bookbinding while making a beautiful photo album for your holiday snaps! You'll use a variety of sewing techniques to create single and multi-section books, and explore Coptic and Japanese bookbinding.

Tutor: Maria Zvaric

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Beatmaking & Songwriting (8-12 yrs)

Friday 2nd June, 10.45 - 16.45 (£58)

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!

Tutor: Annalise Morley & Joseph Thomas

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Make A Short Film

Make a Short Film and Journey to Distant Lands (8-14 yrs)

Friday 2nd June, 09.30 - 15.30 (£58)

Ever wanted to make a short film? Ever wanted to build your own ship or submarine and travel across the sea to a magical island filled with treasure and giant sea creatures? Now you can do both with this filmmaking workshop that explores how to write, shoot and edit a short film whilst building a fantastical journey together. 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.

Tutor: Paul McGhie

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