The Conservatoire - Travel Around The World
May Half Term Holiday Courses
Tuesday 30th May - Friday 2nd June
Come for an hour, come for day, come for a week…
Top quality, fun and creative courses for children and young people aged 1 to 18!
Art, Music and Drama – Creativity, Quality and Community
To enrol call 020 8852 0234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Established in 1881 by William Webster, the Conservatoire is part of the oldest surviving purpose-built cultural complex in London, and a much-loved local institution. It was founded to provide art, music and drama education to the community and its values remain those of Creativity, Quality and Community.
The Conservatoire is the focus of arts education and events in South East London and provides exceptional teaching for ages 0 to 100. We run on average 350 courses per term (three times a year), serving over 4000 students a year, as well as offering over 20 types of individual tuition, accessed by more than 600 students a term. As such, it is vitally important that current and potential users can easily access information about our courses, tuition and teachers, and where possible, take the opportunity to book these services online.
In addition to termly tuition, we offer holiday courses and special events. These events include Family Jazz concerts and Masterclasses, students’ concerts and exhibitions, one-off arts and craft/lifestyle classes and our annual festive season, including fake snow and a giant igloo.
Tuesday 30 May
Walk Like an Egyptian
Create some Egyptian jewellery and we’ll make a self-portrait, Egyptian style. Using printing, silhouettes, junk- modelling materials, we will cross the seas and also go back in time.
Tutor: Sue Harris
Backpacking for Pirates
Art - Studio 2 – 1.30pm-3.30pm – Drop off
What would you pack in your backpack if you were a pirate going on a journey on the high seas? We’ll need to make a pirate hat, a telescope, and a treasure map. Grab your parrot, hoist the Jolly Roger and let’s set sail!
Tutor: Sue Harris
Let’s go Kite Crazy!
Art - Studio 1 – 9am-3.30pm – Drop off
Let’s go ‘Tako-kichi’ (kite crazy) this spring in Blackheath. Ever wanted to make your own kite? Come and explore the art of Japanese kite making at the Conservatoire and create your own vivid kite to fly on the heath.
Tutor: Kirsten Lyle
Sounds Around the World
Music – EY Room – 11am-11.45am – Parents to stay
Ages 18-36 months
Travel around the world with song and music and discover the animals of the world! Tigers in the jungle, rabbits in the fields, fish in the ocean and birds in the sky.
Tutor: Amanda Douge
Wednesday 31 May
Art - Studio 1 – 9-3.30pm - Drop off
Using the objects bought in by participants of the workshop, this workshop will contain still life sketching, origami and painting. Participants will work together to create a large scale map of the world as well as a boat structure which can be used to journey around the world!
Please bring in a small personal belonging from home and an object you find on your journey to the Conservatoire to this workshop.
Tutor: Hannah Simons
Music – EY Room – 10am-11.30am – Drop off
Ages 3-5 years
Travel around the world with song and music and discover the animals of the world! Tigers in the jungle, rabbits in the fields, fish in the ocean and birds in the sky. ( I think this text might need to change)
Tutor: Amanda Douge
Thursday 1 June
Still Life on Holiday
Art - Studio 2 – 9am – 3.30pm – Drop off
Ages 9-14 years
Grab your passport and come on your holidays with us by creating paintings inspired by still life arrangements of objects you take on holiday with you. During the workshop, participants will study the work of David Hockney, Peter Doig and Winifred Nicholson and use them as reference for creating their own works of art using acrylic paint.
Please bring along to this workshop a photograph or image of somewhere you have travelled to on holiday or somewhere you would like to visit.
Tutor: Paula Sanders
10.30am-12pm – Ages 3-5
2-4pm - Ages 6-9
Join us on this fun-filled introduction to the instrument, learning all about it. Participants will learn to play a few easy songs, improvise and join in with some general musicianship games. All levels are welcome. Ukuleles can be hired for the session free of charge.
3-5 (1hr, 30min session) - £15
6-9 (2 hr session) £20
Tutor: Alexandra Reisinger
Friday 2 June
1 Day Guitar Workshop
Music - EY Room, Rooms 1, 0 & 7 – 9am-3.30pm – Drop off
Come and travel around the world with your guitar in this one-day workshop! Your guitar will take you on a journey of discovery as you learn to express yourself under the guidance of our popular tutors. We welcome young guitarists of all levels, including complete beginners. Guitars can be hired for the session free of charge.
Tutor: Alexandra Reisinger, James Howard, Dimitri Ntontis
Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June
Drama –Tue Room 7, Wed Studio 2, Thu & Fri Studio 1&2 – 10am-4pm – Drop off
Adapted from the comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Set in a TV studio where the actors are "actoids" (robots). Adam, a new writer, arrives and becomes obsessed with the nurse actoid JC-F31-333. They decide to run away together, travelling around the world, hotly pursued by the TV network and the Press trying to capture "The Story of the Century".
Tutor: Simon Geal