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December 4, 20190

2020 is all change for act up and we can’t wait.

We’re going to be running a lot more acting courses and workshops aimed at everyone within the community, they’re going to be much more neighbourhood lead and we’ll encourage everyone to get involved.  Gemma is going to be joined by actor Laura Carey to help woman the helm.

Laura participated in many act up workshops, went to drama school, came back and has assisted Gemma in pretty much all of the producing work that act up has done. Laura will be cooking up new ideas and working with Gemma on everything when she’s not acting.

The first courses for the New Year will be aimed at anyone 18+ who has always fancied trying out acting classes just for fun. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore your creative side, meet loads of new people and we promise you it’s nothing like school.  All of our courses are now in local neighbourhoods so the first ones will be running in Tooting and West Norwood in South London.

We’ll also be running short courses for anyone that is possibly a bit stuck as to what to do in life, maybe left school early, maybe not in full time employment and will be aimed at anyone aged 16+.  Again it’s a great opportunity to be listened to, to get creative and develop your confidence.  This course will be subsidised so it’s affordable for everyone.

All details will be listed in a new section on our website that will be coming soon.

In the meantime, any questions let us have them.

 

 

 

 


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April 14, 20180

In a unique collaboration between Love Art and act up, we are running a self-portrait drawing class for actors.

Drawing is such a natural process that we have and do engage with all of the time, but have you ever stopped to consider who you really are?

Drawing from life can be challenging in a brilliant way, look once and you think you’ve captured what you see, look again and the whole image has changed again.  Drawing from life requires focus, discipline and determination, sound like anything else?

Drawing yourself is a very revealing process and I bet you don’t know what you really look like until you sit down and really face yourself with a mirror, a  paper and a pencil.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never formally drawn before, it’s really true that everyone can draw, we’ll prove it to you and towards the end of the class all the portraits will be proudly hung on the wall and you’ll increasingly see the similarities between being yourself as much as possible as an actor and really proudly knowing who you really are.

The 2-hour class runs on Saturday 5th December, midday-2.00pm at Route To Juice in Tooting.  All materials will be provided and you’ll be under the professional guidance of artist Claire Rudkin, who runs Love Art with Gemma Lloyd who will also be discussing the need to be yourself as much as possible as an actor in the casting process towards the end of the workshop.

All for just £16.00 and you’ll also of course get to keep your masterpieces.

Draw, enjoy, be creative and understand yourself even more.

To enrol click HERE and hit the £16 button let us know if you have any questions.



December 2, 20150

It’s very easy for all of us to wallow in the familiarity of our everyday lives, we know somewhere inside that we should be challenging ourselves but our overriding sense is to keep on the tracks we’ve always known.

If we really want to push ourselves then we are going to have to be prepared to jump into that void, the void that could mean we could end up falling off the tracks and falling flat on our arses, but so what we haven’t really lost anything by bumping down to ground.

I find in the current climate, people are incredibly reluctant to step out of line; stand up for what they really believe in.  A culture of fear has been orchestrated and we’ve all bought into it.

So next time we see something that we have secretly always wanted to do, don’t hesitate but run fast towards it.  Stand up for what you believe in and is it a deal, shall we challenge ourselves to do something different every day?

Let me know how you get on.

 

 



November 10, 20150

In a unique collaboration between Love Art and act up, we are running a self-portrait drawing class for actors.

Drawing is such a natural process that we have and do engage with all of the time, but have you ever stopped to consider who you really are?

Drawing from life can be challenging in a brilliant way, look once and you think you’ve captured what you see, look again and the whole image has changed again.  Drawing from life requires focus, discipline and determination, sound like anything else?

Drawing yourself is a very revealing process and I bet you don’t know what you really look like until you sit down and really face yourself with a mirror, a  paper and a pencil.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never formally drawn before, it’s really true that everyone can draw, we’ll prove it to you and towards the end of the class all the portraits will be proudly hung on the wall and you’ll increasingly see the similarities between being yourself as much as possible as an actor and really proudly knowing who you really are.

The 2-hour class runs on Saturday 5th December, midday-2.00pm at Route To Juice in Tooting.  All materials will be provided and you’ll be under the professional guidance of artist Claire Rudkin, who runs Love Art with Gemma Lloyd who will also be discussing the need to be yourself as much as possible as an actor in the casting process towards the end of the workshop.

All for just £16.00 and you’ll also of course get to keep your masterpieces.

Draw, enjoy, be creative and understand yourself even more.

To enrol click HERE and hit the £16 button let us know if you have any questions.

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November 7, 20140

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October 4, 20130

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