Achievement Through Creativity

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Office Address:

OYAP Trust, The Courtyard Youth Arts Centre, Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6DJ


The Studio Address:

The Studio Bicester, Unit 2 Crown Walk, Bicester,

OX26 6HY

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Whats On:

Arts Explorers:

Minion-themed Messy Arts Lab

4.30-6pm | Tuesdays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 10th Jan | £7 per session (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

Grab your lab coat and goggles! Join us as we experiment in our messy minions art laboratory at the Studio this spring. Mix science with creativity as we make our own silly slime sculptures, handmade papers and paints, working rockets and much more!


Youth Theatre:

Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

5.30-7pm |Wednesday | @ The Studio | Start Date: 11th Jan | £7 per session (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

Explore this classic Roald Dahl tale in a new and exciting way!  Create a multimedia performance as you explore the chocolate factory through drama, dance, song, green screen technology, shadow theatre and more! Gain vocal skills and work on movement techniques while you build your confidence in a fun and safe environment.

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Digi-Arts: Retro Robots

4.30-6pm | Thursdays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 12th Jan | £7 per session (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

Explore technology like never before! Build your own robot and create a short video trailer to introduce it. Experiment with animation, photography, green screen and music manipulation while gaining technological skills and experimenting with engineering!

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4.00-5.30pm | Fridays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 13th Jan | £7 per session (10 sessions) | Ages 7-12

Bring along your musical instruments as we experiment with different instruments and sounds in our Junior Rock School. Work with local musicians to develop your musical skills and knowledge in a fun, creative, and friendly environment.

Junior Rock School:

Sound Experiments

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5.30-7.30pm | Fridays | @ The Studio | Start Date: 13th Jan | £7 per session (10 sessions) | Ages 12-17

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Write, record and produce your own music with professional musician Rob Gilmore. Work with other young musicians to create your own tracks for a YouTube channel aimed at promoting and growing young musical talent in and around Bicester.

Rock School Studio Sessions


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Science and Arts Spring Season

Explore the link between science, art and creativity this Spring with OYAP Trust.

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February Half Term


In association with Science Oxford


Wednesday, 15th February 2017

10AM -11.30AM Ages 8-11 | 12.30PM - 2.00PM Ages 11 - 13 | 2.30PM - 4PM Ages 13 - 15 

(£7 per child accompanying adults free)

Combining computing and crafting, this workshop is all about making your own piece of wearable tech using a range of creative skills including simple programming.

In association with Science Oxford


Saturday, 25th February 2017

10AM - 10.45AM | 11.15AM - 12PM | 1PM - 1.45PM | 2.15PM - 3PM

Ages 5-11

£4 per child + booking fee

Join the Science Oxford team for an exciting combination of science and art as we make our own slime, paint with bubbles and bake ‘stained glass’ in these fun, interactive workshops. Bring the whole family along to learn and explore, then take your art home with you.


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