Unleash Your Creative Side at Blackheath Conservatoire This Half-Term!

Are you ready for an adventure that will unleash your child’s artistic potential? 

The Blackheath Conservatoire invites families to dive into a world of creativity, imagination, and fun this half-term!

Dreamed of journeying to the centre of the Earth via film? How about awakening the inner archaeologist in your child or crafting an ant farm or iconic tube poster? 

This Autumn season, the Conservatoire embraces the intriguing theme of ‘Going Underground’. Dive deep into an expansive spectrum of the arts, encompassing music, theatre, drama, dance, and digital skills. With courses tailored for everyone – be it curious preschoolers, enthusiastic teenagers, entire families, or parents looking for some quality ‘me-time’ – there’s something for every age and interest.

Musical enthusiasts can enrol in a week-long musical theatre course led by none other than a West End Star. If that’s not tempting enough, immerse yourself in the melodies of a pop choir, an orchestra, a dynamic band, or even an upbeat jazz pop-up. But that’s just the beginning. The Conservatoire is also offering sessions in drama, dance, filmmaking, podcasting, beat-making, and a myriad of art courses. These have been curated, drawing inspiration from renowned artists, literary masterpieces, intriguing archaeological finds, and the mesmerising world surrounding us. 

Whether your fancy painting, sketching, printmaking, or pottery, a world of discovery awaits you. And what’s more? Families can come together to build and decorate ceramics, creating lasting memories.

For the adults who feel the pangs of nostalgia and yearn for some artistic endeavour, fear not! The Conservatoire hasn’t forgotten you. Indulge in printmaking, piano lessons, drama, or even join the thrilling Pop Performance workshop.

Whether you aim to refine a skill, boost confidence, foster teamwork, or have a blast, these classes promise all that and more. Come and find out why the Blackheath Conservatoire has been at the heart of arts education in SE London for an astounding 150 years. Embark on this artistic journey and let your creativity soar!

Our Top Picks 

Make A Musical! (8-14 yrs) – Monday 23rd – Friday 27th October, 10.00 – 16.00 each day (£320)

Come join three West End actors for a 5-day musical theatre workshop learning songs and scenes from top West End & and Broadway shows. You will work together with expert tutors who have performed in hits like Les Misérables and Heathers.

Roundabout Half Term Taster (Music, 4.5-7 yrs) – Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th October, 10.00 – 12.30 both days (£72)

Roundabout has been running at the Conservatoire for over 30 years! Since 1992 we have introduced children aged 5-7 to music through this exciting, informative and inclusive year-long course. Are you thinking of signing up? Are you already on the waiting list? Well then, this two-day taster is perfect for you!

Pop Choir (7-14 yrs) – Tuesday 24th / Friday 27th October, 12.30 – 14.30 (£24 per session)

In this fun and relaxed Pop Choir, you will learn contemporary songs from pop, soul, jazz, and R’n’B. During a 2 hour lesson, we will start with a vocal warm-up before learning a song – and the group can help choose it! This is the perfect setting for beginner singers to develop their confidence and voice.

What’s Under The Bed! (3-5 yrs) – Tuesday 24th October, 10.00 – 12.00 (£24)

What is under your bed? Perhaps your old toys, then the carpet, then dust, floorboards, pipes and wires, a tunnel, a cave, some buried treasure… what next! We’ll go on a deep-down underground journey, exploring layer by layer all the way to the magma at the centre of the earth. What layers will you create in your artwork? We’ll be using paint, ink, and other drawing materials.

Moving With The Earth (5-11 yrs) – Monday 23rd October, 10.00 – 16.00 (£64)

A dance & and movement workshop that combines choreography and movement inspired by the earth and ground we walk on. Become bugs, beetles and birds; find grounding through tai chi, contemporary dance, and your imagination; and learn to move as one with the earth. Join us for a fun-filled day of creativity through movement and dance in a supportive environment! All levels of experience are welcome.

Make a Short Film and Journey to the Centre of the Earth (8-12 yrs) – Monday 23rd October, 09.30 – 15.30 (£64)

Have you ever dreamt of making a thrilling expedition to the centre of the Earth? How about creating a short film of this epic journey featuring terrifying creatures and marvellous subterranean wonders? Now you can, with this unique filmmaking workshop that teaches you how to script, film, and edit your very own subterranean adventure! 

Create Clay Tiles (18+) – Wednesday 25th October, 19.15 – 21.45 (£38)

We’ll use the London Underground as our inspiration in this clay workshop, where you will create your own set of clay tiles guided by our expert tutor. During this class, we will create a set of wonderful tiles of our own inspired by the tiles of the tube. 

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