Theatre, Singing & Dance & Overview of Visual Arts
BRIT Kids aims to promote enjoyment of and involvement in the Visual and Performing Arts. Children can attend classes in Theatre, Dance, Singing or Visual Arts and Radio over a period of three hours between 9.30 and 1.30. Your child can choose to do one, two or three classes subject to availability. Theatre, Dance and Singing classes will be approximately 55 minutes long, the Visual Arts and Broadcasting Digital Media being just under 1 1/2 hours.
Your child will be allocated a class appropriate to their age and experience. The aim of BRIT Kids is that a student moves up through the years from the BRIT Kids classes to the BRIT YOUTH groups allowing them a variety of teaching skills and diversity of performing spaces. Students of all ages and abilities are welcome at BRIT Kids. We do however ask for a willingness to challenge themselves, working with high levels of motivation and commitment. Excellent attendance is required in order to prevent disruption to the progress of projects.
Performing arts (Drama, Music and Movement). A BRIT Kids and Nordoff Robbins Collaboration for young people with Additional Educational Needs. Please click here for more details on the AEN classes.
Print/Illustration is a discipline used by many professional artists and covers a wide range of techniques. At BRIT Kids, students will be introduced to a large number of these methods of working. This will include mono-printing, relief, screen printing, lino and polyblock printing. Each term will see students introduced to different processes, resulting in a collection of works on paper. Students will be working in our specialist studios. To gain the full range of techniques, you are advised to attend at least three terms of workshops. This course is for 12-15 year olds.
Students will learn how to drive the radio desk. They will learn how to structure a show, including gaining skills in presenting, interviewing and how to write a radio script. They would also learn how to record and edit audio using Adobe Audition. At the end of the course they would get their work on a CD and it will be uploaded to Youtube or via Soundcloud.
Art Club has been structured to offer students a wide selection of fine art disciplines. Ranging from drawing to painting, printmaking to sculpture, students will explore a diverse range of mediums. There will be a series of mini outcomes devised by the teacher with several exhibitions during the year.
This is a course designed for children who wish to indulge their creative flair; it is a general art course.
The BRIT Kids film course will be made up of workshops and practical projects. Within the workshops the students will learn how to setup and operate the Canon Camera’s and the equipment that comes with them. They will be introduced to shot types and camera movements that will enable them to shoot a video. Then using the Mac Pro Edit Suite, they will learn how to transfer their footage from tape to the computer, and using Final Cut Pro, be taught basics to editing a sequence, how to use transitions and effects to produce a video.
This Photography course is aimed at 12-15yr olds and focuses on both darkroom and digital photography. Students will learn how to be competent both in and outside the darkroom, from negotiating photo shots to developing their own photographs. This course is ideal for any student wanting to expand their creative talents and portfolio. As with the Fashion course it is advisable to attend the full year so as to gain a mixture of digital and darkroom techniques.
This Fashion course is aimed at 12 -15yr olds with an interest in all areas of fashion. Students will explore design through influential designers, gaining a varied approach to all areas of Fashion. Stitch, appliqué and sewing machines will all be used to create works that will be inspired by current trends and projects initiated by the teacher and self directed by the student.
This is an ideal course for any young person looking to expand and indulge their creativity. It is highly recommended that students attend the year to gain full potential of the different techniques on offer.
This runs as a specialist dance class and has been established due to popular demand. We offer three classes between the hours of 10.30 and 13.30. Students who attend these classes will perform alongside the rest of BRIT KIDS. Attendance and commitment is vital for a strong, confident performance in a technically fast, stylised discipline.
Computer club has been designed to offer students a wide selection of creative computing disciplines. Ranging from computer games design, graphic design and web design, students will explore digital ways of exploring their creative ideas as well as developing their computing skills. Students work will be showcased online and this course is suitable for those interested in creative and digital technology. This course is aimed at 13-15 year olds.