Classes

Classes

Within the Strand Arts Centre’s aims and objectives we seek to provide a diverse programme of community and arts programmes to meet the needs of the whole community, and advance education in the appreciation and practice of the arts including cinema, dance, drama, literature as well as performing, participatory and visual arts generally.  Our programme of classes is in the early stage of development, and currently we only offer classes for those aged 6-18.
Whilst we hope there is something here for you, we welcome your ideas/requests for additional classes and workshops.

Strand Arts Centre is committed to the safeguarding of children, vulnerable adults and equal opportunities, a copy of our policies can be requested from management staff.

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Minors Film Club

Join our Minors Film Club! Saturdays 12noon...

FREE educational film screenings open to all. Aimed at children of Primary School age.  Each screening has either an introduction, handout or special activity & the kids are encouraged to review the films!

[Pre-booking online incurs a £1.50 cart charge]

FEBRUARY - Science Themed for the Science Festival
13th – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)[U]
20th – Wall-E (2008) [U]
27th – Jurassic Park (1993) 9yrs+ [PG]

MARCH
5th – No Free Screening but special event Young at Art’s Big Day Out
12th – Bugsy Malone (1976) 7yrs+ [U]
19th – Homeward Bound (1993) [U]
26th – Ernest and Celestine (2012) 7yrs+ [U] - In French with English subtitles

Teenage Kicks Film Club

Join our Teenage Kicks Film Club! Fridays 4.15pm...

FREE educational film screenings open to all. Aimed at children of Secondary School age.  Each screening has either an introduction, handout or special activity & you are encouraged to review the films!

FEBRUARY - Science Themed for the Science Festival
12th – Super Size Me (2004) [12]
19th – The Matrix (1999) [15]
26th – Blade Runner (1982) [15]
 
MARCH
4th – Man on Wire (2008) 14yrs+ [12]
11th – Mean Girls (2004) [12]
18th – Raising Arizona (1987) [12]
25th –  Big Fish (2003) Rating: 11yrs+ [PG]

Workshops

The NiStars Saturday School covers singing, dancing, drama, modeling, DJing, TV presenting and loads more. With tuition from experienced industry professionals, students also get regular performance opportunities.

Saturdays, 10am –1pm. £60/month.

Performance Classes
Singing and Dancing performance classes for 6­-18 year olds with regular performance opportunities.

Juniors: Sundays 1-3pm

Seniors: Mondays 7-8pm. £5/session.

Sat 13th Feb, 12pm
WRITE & PERFORM YOUR OWN OSCAR ACCEPTANCE SPEECH.

Learn about the significance of the Oscars, and watch clips of some of the best and worst acceptance speeches over the years. Decide what you would like to win an Oscar for How you might react? Who would you like to thank? Work up your speech with help from Lamb Films, then take to the stage, collect your own (fake!) Oscar and perform your acceptance speech. We’ll catch it all on camera so parents/guardians can keep for posterity and share on social media.

The workshop will last 1.5 hours approx. and is suitable for ages 7+

Participants are asked to provide in advance a photograph of themselves and tell us what award they would like to win. They need to bring with them a draft of their acceptance speech that they can prefect with us. Dressing up encouraged - wear your most favourite outfit to collect your award!

Tickets £12 per child

[Start Time has changed from what was advertised in printed programme - now 12pm]

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
​Tuesday 16th Feb, during Half Term

2.15pm starts with movie followed by 1 hour workshop

Clayrazy is perfect for all ages and abilities, sparking imagination and creativity in everyone who uses this clay. Learn new skills while having fun, their fully trained instructors will guide you through your tailored workshop, teaching everyone how to create their very own chosen model and of course you get to take it home... No Mess - No Stress fun, with no need to bake in the oven!!

Child ticket includes movie + workshop - £9.50
Adult ticket includes movie + Tea/Coffee at the workshop - £4

Workshop lasts for 1 hour. Suitable for 4years +

Talk & animation workshop
Saturday 20 February, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Suitability: Kids & Parents
£5. SOLD OUT

Illustrated Talk with footage from Adventure Time showcasing their Scientific exploits. Adventure Time is award winning animated American TV series with cult following. An eclectic mixture of characters who champion the role of science during their crazy adventures.

After the talk a special animation with Adventure Time characters will be created. All adventurers, scientists and princesses welcome.

Saturday 5th March 3pm

Join illustrators Chris and Andrew as they get creative in a special cinema screen....
A story-making, comic drawing workshop, where the audience will help two illustrators create a unique alien adventure story to take away with them.

*Imaginations required

Art / Creative Writing / Interactive / Literature
Age Recommendation: 7 - 10 years

Tickets £3

Saturday 12th March, 2pm
2 hour workshop with a Clay, Brick, and free-play stations!

Kids are encouraged to bring their devices to play Minecraft on & can share some of their best builds!

£10 per child

Clayrazy workshop Kung Fu Panda 3
Friday 18th March during Easter Hols
2.15pm starts with movie followed by 1 hour workshop

Clayrazy is perfect for all ages and abilities, sparking imagination and creativity in everyone who uses this clay. Learn new skills while having fun, their fully trained instructors will guide you through your tailored workshop, teaching everyone how to create their very own chosen model and of course you get to take it home... No Mess - No Stress fun, with no need to bake in the oven!!

Child ticket includes movie + workshop - £9.50
Adult ticket includes movie + Tea/Coffee at the workshop - £4

Workshop lasts for 1 hour. Suitable for 4years +