Education

Conservatoire heats up for summer

As the weather warms up, we’re warming up to the summer holidays! The Conservatoire in Blackheath have got four weeks of courses for children and young people, and even quite a few for adults.

There’s half-dayers, all-dayers and week-long courses – and even some 45 minute or two-hour sessions.

Art classes have something for everyone – with classes inspired by artists (including Hokusai, Paul Klee and Georgia O’Keefe), literature (such as Harry Potter, Eric Carle – the Tiger Who Came to Tea), countries (Morocco, Austria and Ghana to name just three) and historical periods (Romans, Egyptians, prehistoric.)

Participants can make board games, hats, jewellery, masks, murals, chairs, instruments, dolls, books… and a lot more, and learn skills including painting, printing, weaving, sculpture, filmmaking, tie-dye, costume and sculpture.

Meanwhile in music, young musicians (or yet-to-be-musicians) can join introductions to flutes, keyboards, guitars, piano, ukuleles, brass, woodwind and digital music making, including a few classes for more advanced students, too.

Pop Choir (seven-14 yrs) will be on four days, Join A Band (nine-16 yrs) is back, and so is Play!

Summer School for Young Musicians (six-10 yrs) for a full five day course! Those with an interest in music and drama can also join Make a Musical (eight-14 yrs), also for five days!

Thula Mamas, with their singing sessions for parents and their little ones from bumps to crawling!

It’s a lucky one for the drama kids out there this summer – with two week-long courses;

Blackheath Youth Theatre Summer School (nine-15 yrs) will help students build on a wide range of acting skills and Make a Musical (eight-14 yrs) offers the wonderful opportunity to work with three West End actors!

Both culminate in a performance at the end of the week. If you’ve got a busy holiday, there’s also two drama days and a podcasting class for young people!

There are three two-hour sessions of holiday favourite Creative Dance for Kids, dance classes inspired by musical theatre and contemporary jazz and a whole dance day!

There will also be three sessions of so-much-more-than-dance classes with Barre&Baby from bumps all the way up to walking children.

There’s a real bumper offering for adults, with the opportunity to learn some new skills and try techniques in addition to the usual programme.

Come along to learn about watercolour, bookbinding, resin jewellery, sculpture, sun printing, drawing flowers, lino printing and more!

There will also be two weekends of Summer Atelier for artists working on their own projects with the guidance of a fantastic artist-tutor, and Drink & Draw; an opportunity to let your hair down and draw at the same time!

Music hasn’t been left out either! Learn about conducting, singing shantys, songwriting, piano playing, opera and acting through song!

Lastly, get in on the podcasting game with a Podcasting Masterclass, which will give you all the knowledge and skills you need to get started!

All the family can get involved with a lively and fun-filled ceilidh. Enjoy traditional music, energetic dancing, and a warm, welcoming atmosphere, perfect for all ages. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or a complete beginner, our friendly caller will guide you through each step.

For more info or to book, call 020 8852 0234. www.conservatoire.org.uk

Pictures: Pictures: Ed Simmons photography


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