Best summer courses and workshops for children in London 2016
The glorious, long summer holidays are on the horizon. Keep your family entertained throughout the summer months with best courses and family workshops, from filmmaking to cookery.
Film making summer courses
Young film Makers Academy: ages 13-17
London Film Academy in Fulham launch their first practical filmmaking course this Summer for teenagers who are interested in learning more about the working processes of film and TV. The two week course runs from 1 – 12 August and is aimed at 13 – 17 year olds, offering would-be filmmakers an action-packed two weeks of fun workshops exploring the six key disciplines of the filmmaking process.
Theatre summer courses
Royal Shakespeare Company summer workshop: ages 8-11 and 12-16
A practical workshop at the excellent Royal Shakespeare Company that helps little thespians explore practical skills in acting and directing.
School of Speech and Drama Youth Theatre summer workshops: ages 11-17 and 6-11
The Royal Centre of Speech and Drama has an outstanding reputation as the place where aspiring actors and actresses learn the essentials of their craft. This summer, young students work extensively on the use and interpretation of text, and develop skills in voice, movement and acting and prepare to perform at the end of the week to a live audience.
Stagecoach Holiday Drama Clubs for Children ages 4-17
Stagecoach Summer workshops are designed for eight to 18 year olds, with some areas offering tailored workshops for children aged four to seven. Parents enjoy a showcase that marks the end of their children's new-found singing, acting and dancing skills.
Visual Arts Summer Courses
National Portrait Gallery: Young People’s Programme
Drop in workshops running throughout the summer holidays for young people to develop their artistic skills surrounded by the artistic magistracy of the National Portrait Gallery.
Royal Drawing School (Prince of Wales)
Drop in Life Drawing courses for Young Artists on Saturdays for 14 – 18 year-olds in the Royal Drawing School. A great, expert lead introduction to life drawing and portraiture. An absolutely must for anyone with a genuine interest in drawing.
Fashion Summer Courses
London College of Fashion Residential Summer Schools
There's a lot to choose form at the London College of Fashion Summer Schools, with workshops and courses running for up to two weeks for 14 - 16 year olds that offer the opportunity for students to experiment with new techniques, build confidence, acquire new skills and be inspired to learn more in the summer holidays.
St Martins: Fashion Design for 16 to 18 Year Olds
Fashion design for 16-18 year olds at St Martins (that stalwart of fashion teaching) is specifically designed for teenagers who love fashion design and would like to know more. Young students discover the design process and work from a set brief through the research process to generate and develop ideas for fashion.