Half-term eco-fun to be had by kids at the Conservatoire

The Conservatoire in Blackheath have got some exciting stuff in store for May half term; for children of all ages and some one-off courses for adults,
inspired by the theme Eco Explorers.
If there’s one thing that lends itself to sustainability and thinking about the environment, it’s art. Make houses, superheroes, and paper (!) from recycled materials; using media such as weaving, clay, wax, collage and salt dough; and learn all about insects, planets, waves and terrariums!
Art classes are for a range of ages between 3-14 years, and last from two hours to the whole day!

Picture: Rachel Rimmell

The Conservatoire’s ukulele classes for little ones have been running for nearly 10 years, and holiday counterpart Uke & You (3-5 or 4-7 year) is just as popular. Another holiday edition of a term-time staple is the Roundabout Half Term Taster (4.5 – 7years) where you can find out what their longest-running course is all about before committing to the year.
We’ve also got the return of Krazy Keyboards & Super Synths (8-14 years), perfect for any piano players who want to pull a 1965 Bob Dylan and ‘go electric’ (learn all about keyboards and synthesizers).

Lots of arts and crafts and music sessions is to be had during half-term                Picture: Rachel Rimmell

Putting the act in activism, There Is No Planet B: Drama Day! will take participants on an adventure through planet earth, helping them understand environmental issues and discover their eco-warrior voice.
Through drama, they will explore their place in the world and what we can do to help our planet, all while building new skills and making new friends!
Meanwhile there are two sessions of holiday favourite Creative Dance For Kids, one for 5-6 yrs and another for 6-7 yrs, guided by the brilliantly twisting, turning Matthew Winston.
Three wonderful one-off workshops for adults this half term, start with Dynamic Life Drawing.
The golden hour light will be just right in the beautiful purpose-built Victorian art studio, and with visiting tutor Jonathan Huxley you will gain a deeper understanding of the figure through challenging observational life drawing techniques.
Jonathan is a contemporary artist and artist educator. He is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Art, also teaching there for 15 years.
Later in the week, there is the adults’ edition of There Is No Planet B: Theatre Workshop, in which you will create a montage of scenes using various acting techniques like Stanislavski, Meisner, improvisation, and character work as a group.
Lastly, let your hair down, learn some new skills, and make friends in the new Drink & Draw art class.
Led by two excellent art tutors, you’ll spend a fun evening mixing prosecco with paint as you tackle your very own A3 canvas!
Find out more at and book on 020 8852 0234.
Lots of arts and crafts and music sessions is to be had during half-term                Picture: Rachel Rimmell

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