Black Sheep Collective have a range of workshops and creative projects for all to participate and get involved in this spring. A great opportunity to try something new, unleash your creativity and self expression and free your inner artist. We have something for everyone, children, young people and adults alike. We welcome all to try and get involved. Take a look at everything we have on offer this Spring.

Improv 1: Yes And!
(18+)

A new four-week programme that will introduce you to the magic words “Yes, And” and, via exercises and games, teach you several skills: listening, being present, spontaneity and impulse, finding agreement and taking risks, not to mention confidence, expression and creativity!

You’ll learn to trust your instincts and embrace failure in a supportive space, one which promotes compassionate listening and fosters collaboration. The results will enrich and empower you!

10:00am-12:00pm
Saturday 2nd April
Saturday 9th April
Saturday 30th April
Saturday 7th May

The workshops will take place at The Old Bath House Community Centre, Wolverton. The whole course is only £70.00. Bursaries and discounts are available for students and artists. Workshops can be booked and attended individually. At the end of the course there will be a celebration in a fun, family and friends-invited improv jam! (This is voluntary).

Improv Beginners
(11-16)

This new four-week programme for students aged 11 to 16 will introduce them to improvisation and its life-transforming tenets: agreement, listening and emotional intelligence. Through games which emphasize character, verbal communication and physical expression, students will raise their voices, get out of their heads and become active performers, all the while being shown the power of teamwork and learning from one another.

5:00pm-6:30pm
Wednesday 30th March
Wednesday 6th April
Wednesday 27th April
Wednesday 4th May

The workshops will take place at The Old Bath House Community Centre, Wolverton. The whole course is only £30.00. Bursaries and discounts are available. Workshops can be booked and attended individually. At the end of the course there will be a celebration in a fun, family and friends-invited improv jam! (This is voluntary).

The improvisation courses will be facilitated by Tom Scudamore. He is a comedy writer, creative educator and graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s MA Applied Theatre course. He has shared his practice at the University of Sydney, Harrow Arts Centre and Haringey Shed, and with Leighton Buzzard Children’s Theatre, BEANS and NHS staff. Tom truly believes improv gifts people with connection and joy, and he’s excited to share the form with new students!

Black Sheep Performing Arts Camp

Monday 11th April
Tuesday 12th April
9:30am-12:30pm
The sessions cater for 5-10 years and 11-13 years.

Black Sheep Performing Arts Camp will provide an opportunity for children and young people to act, sing, dance, create, and connect with others. Led by professional artists, the sessions will encourage creativity, active participation and physical engagement.

All children who take part in the sessions will receive a nutritionally balanced meal which will be served at Bar Bar Black Sheep Arts Coffee Shop, as well as an Easter craft gift to take home. Children who receive free school meals can attend for free. Other spaces are £10.00 for arts activity and lunch.

To enrol on either of the days or both please reply to this email and I will send over additional information.

Dino Soap Making Workshop

Thursday 21st April
Friday 22nd April
2:00pm-3:30pm
Bar Bar Black Sheep
Ages 10+

These workshops will focus on one of Columba Cottage Crafts’ favourites BIG DinoSoaps, and will guide attendees through the process of designing and making their own; from melting and mixing the soap base to picking scents and designing bespoke packaging. Everyone will leave the workshop with a set of BIG DinoSoaps that are truly their own.

All Columba Cottage Crafts soap is SLS-free, vegetarian & vegan friendly and scented with essential or fragrance oils.

The workshop is £10 to take part and will take place at Bar Bar Black Sheep Coffee Shop in Wolverton. Learn how to make your BIG DinoSoaps and take them home to enjoy.

Enrolment

For additional information on any of the workshops or programmes stated above please get in touch by emailing Georgia (Director of Theatre & Outreach) on georgia@blacksheepcollective.co.uk or calling 01908 804237. We are happy to discuss payment terms, bursaries or discounts. Black Sheep Collective want to accommodate and ensure as many people can take part in our programme as possible.