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Youth Arts Workshops are a great way for young people to explore and experiment with a range of different art forms. These April holidays participants can learn about drama and acting, songwriting and song production, as well as personal storytelling through painting.

Participants can challenge themselves creatively through inspiring one or two-day classes. Set at a low cost, with some fully sponsored places these workshops are a great way to spend the holidays. Classes include all materials.

On offer this April:

The Drama Club  |  Suli Moa

This acting workshop is a fun introduction to drama with an exploration of technique through games and playful exercises. Don’t miss the opportunity to work with Suli Moa, a renowned award-winning playwright, actor and the Director of youth theatre group Westside Tales. Suitable for all levels.

2 Days: Tue 14, Wed 15 April, 10am-3pm

Acetate Paintings  |  Leela Bhai

In Acetate Paintings participants will begin by selecting imagery of personal significance and learn to arrange them in compositions that consider scale, balance, foreground and middle ground. Using acetate film they will then paint over their chosen composition and start working in detail to represent people, places or objects. This image will then be overlaid on abstract backgrounds, painted in ways to express the individual significance or symbolism of the painter.

1 Day: Thu 23 April, 10am-3pm

Beats ‘n’ Lyrics  |  
Abraham Kunin

Explore songwriting methods and performance in a two-day workshop touching on both creative and practical elements of the music-making process. Participants will be split into groups to put these concepts into practice, composing and performing their own original songs. Within the industry, Abraham works as a producer, songwriter, guitarist, and recording engineer. He is a band member with Home Brew and Teeks. Bring your instrument if you play one!

2 Days: Thu 16, Fri 17 April, 10am-3pm

For more information, see our website under ‘Workshops’.