Covid-19 / Spring 2020

Due to recent events, Raven Drama has had to change how it interacts with learners.  Raven Drama can still provide classes online.

A range of weekly classes are available.

Please do ask for details and you take a look at the schedules and book a space here:  

https://ravendrama.class4kids.co.uk

Raven Drama continues to develop confidence and communication skills for those who can take part, at a time when they will need them more than ever!  

In brief:

Mondays 10.15am ongoing:  Check-In & Chat.  A no- charge informal space, where we can just catch up with each other! Y2 upwards.

Monday from May 4th (over 3 weeks) 11am:  Creative Writing: Ways In and Starters for Year 4+ £3 per session

Thursday mornings 10am / 10.45am / 11.15am ongoing: drama based sessions, held across three classes. Age based. £3 per session 

Fees are voluntary - pay only if you can. Raven Drama is trying to ensure that the sessions are open to all students, whatever the circumstances. You are very welcome if you can make a class fee or not - please just book a place via class4kids (all classes are closed groups and run on Zoom)

LAMDA exams can also be prepared for (Zoom) with solo entrants (Acting / Verse & Prose / Reading for Performance  / Speaking in Public).

Tuition can still be provided (Zoom) for English Literature / English Language up to A level. 

It is lovely to meet you & thank you for dropping by! 

Based in Powys, Wales, I provide creative writing & drama workshops & classes, for all age groups & abilities to enjoy.

These can be regular groups (as are running with schools during term-time) or as one off workshops / short-term projects (most recently I ran a stand-alone workshop for the Abergavenny Writing Festival, with a focus on inter-generational reminiscence writing). 

I plan & deliver workshops, classes & projects on a bespoke basis - anything linked to the creative written, spoken and performed word - so just get in touch with any query!  I would love to hear from you.  

What can I offer for learners?

  • Encourages Creativity
  • Improves Communication Skills 
  • Develops Self Confidence & resilience
  • Provides Teamwork Experience
  • Enables Self Discipline
  • Builds Reflection & Evaluation Skills

And all while having fun, by working in a relaxed & supportive space.  I strongly maintain that the most effective learning takes places when we are relaxed, and open.  It happens naturally, organically... 

Where Do We Do It?

Raven Drama is always happy to consider new locations for regular classes. Currently there are workshops covering a wide variety of topics such as -

  • Curriculum Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • Stage Projects
  • Fundraising Projects 
  • Preparation for LAMDA exams (Acting / Speaking in Public/ Verse & Prose / Reading for Performance)

Taster sessions are available to schools across a range of pedagogies such as Critical Skills, Creative Habits of Mind & SEAL as well as with drama & creative writing!

Visit our offstage page to find out more of what's going on behind the scenes!

About Lynn Clausen

BA, PGCE, MA (Distinction)

As a creative freelance practitioner, drama specialist & writer, Lynn understands the power & beauty of language while also nurturing a sense of play & adventure during her creative workshops & projects.  

With over twenty years classroom experience as an English Teacher, Head of Drama & ITT Subject Mentor - Lynn is uniquely qualified & hugely passionate about empowering children & adults through creativity.  Also, being a LAMDA examiner, Lynn uses her training to inform her work as she prepares young learners for a range of exams (or rather opportunities!) offered by LAMDA.  Exam sessions are held regularly at a private centre in Powys which Lynn runs.

By providing an encouraging, engaging format to develop confident inter-personnel skills, Lynn believes children can become better equipped for their future (& have great fun doing it!)

From Greek Theatre to Shakespeare, from modern scripts to devised & physical theatre, Lynn has been directly involved with many productions, striving to enhance participant experience & bringing theatre & drama to a wider audience, & more recently, into the community.

Lynn can provide creative & innovative approaches to themes & subject to suit classes with a range of learning styles. Having spent many years working with pastoral support Lynn offers a safe, positive learning space to explore sensitive & important issues such as self-esteem & anti-bullying.

Lynn loves what she does & looks forward to hearing from you with any query you may have!

                   

English Tuition

Lynn also provides English Language & Literature Tuition to A Level - Visit Raven Tuition

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