Activities for young people

Half term photography workshops 2022

NEW! Photography workshops

with Catherine Harder

25th/26th/27th October, 10am-1pm each day
Ages 10+
£99 for the 3 day course

All equipment provided

We're delighted to be working with professional photographer Catherine Harder to offer these workshops over the October half term for young people aged 10+. Using a DSLR is a fun step up for kids that love to take pictures with your phone! It’s both a hobby to bring joy and a skill to be taken at GCSE & A-Level. This workshop is suitable for total beginners and children who’d like to get off auto and refine their DSLR skills.

Tuesday: Exposure Triangle & How to Focus
Wednesday: Composition & Framing
Thursday: Colour Theory

Learn how to take control of a DSLR camera to capture the world around you. We’ll look at macro, portraiture, documentary & landscape photography, and use the beautiful surroundings of Painswick to inspire our creativity. Straightforward and not too techy teaching will get you up and running on day one! Come dressed for a wander in the village as we explore and create.

What’s included:
- User friendly Canon cameras
- 20 (4x6) prints on professional photography paper
- Private online gallery to print, share & download your photographs
- Colourful ‘How to Guide PDF’, covering the course
- Optional free book design & ordering for keen printers!

Catherine is a photographer with a passion for teaching children the art of photography. She’s currently teaching Years 5 & 6 how to use DSLR’s at Sheepscombe Primary School. She has previously worked in mental health research at University College London and organised public philosophy events at the London School of Economics. She has degrees in Philosophy & Psychology, a Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Science and Certificate for Counselling Children in Schools. An interest in mental health and the arts led her to recently complete training as a Mindful Photography facilitator. For more info about Catherine and her work please visit

To book:

Ballyhoo Dance

Dance classes

with Ballyhoo Dance

Monday afternoons
Free taster sessions available

In the Beacon Hall

These classes held in the Beacon Hall aim to give children an introduction to modern dance with a strong emphasis on fun! Classes are run by Julie of Ballyhoo Dance, a friendly dance & theatre school based in the Stroud Valleys.

Primary dance: 3.45 – 4.15pm
Grade 1 Modern beginners: 4.15 – 4.45pm
Grade 1 Modern/Primary tap: 4.45 – 5.25pm
Grade 1 tap: 5.25-6pm
Grade 2/3 Modern: 6-6.40pm
Grade 4 Modern: 6.40-7.20pm

To book:
07970 911 103

Art classes with Hannah Ellis

Art classes

with Hannah Ellis

Artist & teacher Hannah runs after-school art classes for ages 7-11, as well as one-off workshops over school holidays. Keep an eye out here and on our social media for new term dates from December, and October half term workshops.

For more info: