Workshops

Square Chapel works in partnership with Orange Box young people’s centre and verd de gris Ltd to deliver ‘Creative Communities (Stronger Together)’ – an exciting community outreach programme. This is supported with funding from the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

For more information visit the Outreach tab on our website or contact Michaela O’Sullivan, Head of Audiences, or Kane Rattray, Education and Outreach Manager: info@squarechapel.co.uk 01422 353 073

As part of Creative Communities, we deliver a programme of regular workshops and activities at Square Chapel and Orange Box – click on the links below to find out more about what we offer.

What's On

Mondays at Square Chapel
Calligraphy & Weaving: 10.30am – 1pm Painting: 1.30pm – 4pm
11th, 18th September
2nd, 9th, 16th October
6th, 13th, 20th November
4th December

£4 or £2.50
(Limited Concessions apply)

Square Circle offers weaving, painting and calligraphy classes for the over 50’s, led by experienced, professional artists/tutors. These regular workshops are a great way to meet new people whilst learning skills and getting creative.  All materials and refreshments are included in the admission price.  The classes are extremely popular – please contact us to join the waiting list.

Mondays at Square Chapel
1.30pm – 4pm
25 September / 23 October / 27 November
11 December (Xmas Special)
£3 including refreshments, £5 Summer/ Xmas Special (includes live band and Xmas refreshments)

Join us for our monthly Afternoon Dance in our wonderfully atmospheric auditorium, with a mix of ballroom and sequence dancing for the over 50’s.  Our professional dance tutor, Andrea, is on hand to support the class – it’s a wonderfully friendly and fun group and a great way to meet new people.  Free “brush up your skills” sessions precede some of the dances – please contact us to find out more.

Thursdays at Square Chapel
6.30pm – 8.30pm
14th, 21st, 28th September
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th October
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th November
7th December

£4 or £2.50 concessions
(limited concessions apply).

A non-academic, fun creative writing class for the over 50’s. Led by professional poets and tutors, Winston Plowes and Keith Hutson, these classes are a great way to develop skills and meet new people. Creative writing is extremely popular – please contact us to join the waiting list.

Saturdays at Square Chapel
5-7yrs, 10am – 11am,
£4 (£2 Passport to Leisure)
8-12yrs, 11am – 12.30pm
£5 (£2.50 Passport to Leisure)

16, 23, 30 September
7, 14, 21, 28 October
11, 18, 25 November
2, 9 December

Our youth theatre classes introduce children to the magic of theatre in our professional theatre spaces, focussing on building confidence and social interaction whilst developing skills in these fun and creative sessions.  Youth Theatre is extremely popular and the 8-12 yrs group is currently full – please contact us to join the waiting list.  Places are available in the 5-7yrs group for the autumn term – please contact us to find out more.

 

Saturdays at Square Chapel
10am – 12pm
£5 (£2.50 Passport to Leisure)

16, 23, 30 September
7, 14, 21, 28 October
11, 18, 25 November
2, 9 December

These fantastic visual arts classes are for young people aged 11 – 16yrs who want to develop their skills in painting, drawing,  printmaking, textiles, 3-D work and more. Led by our highly experienced professional artist/tutor, these sessions are a great for young people studying art as an option at school or for those who do it just for fun! The classes are also a great way to meet like minded people in a creative relaxed environment.
Places available for the autumn term – contact us to find out more.

Mondays at Orange Box
4.30pm – 6pm
£5 (£2.50 Passport to Leisure)

11, 18, 25 September
2, 9, 16, 23 October
6, 13, 20, 27 November
4 December

OB-Fusion, our fantastic street dance crew, is for young people aged 11-16yrs and takes place in the custom-built dance space at Orange Box young people’s centre. This energetic class provides a good work out, whilst teaching all the latest moves, from popping and locking to tutting and krump, with a healthy dose of Break thrown in for good measure. It’s a great way to learn this great dance form and meet new people – suitable for beginners and those with some experience.
Places available for the autumn term – contact us to find out more.

Saturdays at Orange Box
10am – 12pm
£5 (£2.50 Passport to Leisure)

23, 30 September
7, 14, 21, 28 October
11, 18, 25 November
2, 9 December

These unique Photoshop and design workshops are for young people aged 11- 16yrs. The sessions run in the well-resourced IT suite at Orange Box young people’s centre, with use of Apple Macs and all the latest software.  Make a poster, make a Zine, make an animation – our expert tutors will be on hand to offer all the support and guidance you need to make it happen.
Places available for the autumn term – contact us to find out more.

Mondays at Orange Box
6.30pm – 8pm
£5 (£2.50 Passport to Leisure)

11, 18, 25 September
2, 9, 16, 23 October
6, 13, 20, 27 November
4 December

Our Rock School is for young people aged 13 – 18yrs and takes place in the state-of-the-art rehearsal rooms at Orange Box young people’s centre.  Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, acoustic strummers and all out rockers, it’s a great place to learn to play your instrument better, meet other musicians, form a band, write songs. Opportunities to rehearse, collaborate, perform and record are all included in this popular project.
Places available in the autumn term – contact us to find out more.

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