Collage Arts

Saturday Voices Classes

Classes take place on Saturdays at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road N22 6UJ. We’re inside the pink building! 

Sessions cost £2 for 90 minutes. Contact voices@collage-arts.org to enrol. 

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Drama 

8-11s | 10.15 – 11.45am 

Instructor Simone Cornelius teaches foundational performance skills through a mix of fun and challenging exercises and games. Students also work together to devise and perform end of term pieces. 

 

11-16s | 3.45 – 5.15pm 

This session is led by Celia Greenwood. Our young actors are guided through the next stage of performance skills and dramaturgy. With a new focus on text analysis, students explore character, action and voice. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their work and newly acquired drama skills by performing monologues and scenes.  

 

16-19s | 2 – 3.30pm 

Led by acclaimed actor, writer & director Ché WalkerLessons in drama technique with attention to current industry standard. Designed to complement any ongoing training and to help students prepare applications for chosen progression route in the performing arts.  

 

 
16+ Physical Theatre | 2 – 3.30pm 

A chance to explore the actor in movement and a host of supporting skills to enhance your performance training. This class will introduce you to a wide array of movement techniques from mime, mask, and pantomime blanche to stage combat and acro-balance. Alongside this you will explore some highly stylised forms and understand how they fit into the modern world of theatre, tv and film.  

 

19+ | 12 – 1.30pm 

This class is designed for semi-professional 19-30 year old actors. Focus will be directed to drama technique specifically. Students can also attend the later 3.45pm ensemble class which focuses on devising drama. The 19+ sessions are intended to guide those in the process of applying to drama school, who have already attended or those who wish to circumvent the drama school path altogether and begin working professionally. 

 

Ensemble | 3.45 – 5.15pm 

A chance to join a company and start to make theatre. Alongside writer/director Ché Walker and movement director/devisor Steve Medlin plus several visiting artists you will develop original work throughout the year and get the chance to perform at our in-house theatre to the public. The academic year will end with a drama showcase to the professional industry.  

 

Please note: All participants must be over the age of 16yrs and be able to hold high professional standards regarding attendance and timekeeping. 

 

Music & Writing 

 

Digital Music 10-18s | 12 – 2pm 

Making use of our on-site fully operational, multi-booth music studio, Tony Mahama instructs budding producers, songwriters, rappers and any young person with musical ambition. Students work using Logic Pro X and have access to a wide range of microphones, keyboards, guitars, a turntable and live room. With as much or as little support as they need, students have free rein in the studio. Many even learn how to engineer their own studio sessionsNo experience required!  

 

Singing/Songwriting 10-18s | 12 – 1.30pm  

Our singer-songwriters train with Simone Cornelius. They alternate week-by-week, working on singing technique one week and learning and practicing their songwriting skills the nextThis way students can focus on the individual skills and hone them whilst also seeing how they complement each other. 

 

Creative Writing 8-14s | 10.15-11.45am  

Led by Paul Lyalls, each week our young writers look at different poems interrogating meaning, style, and form then creating their own response pieces. Students spend time writing individually and as a group. Sessions usually end with a few live readings from students.  

 

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