We provide fun and learning at the same time!
Our average teens are 12 – 13 year olds to 15 – 16 year olds but we also welcome 10 year olds and upwards, with groups usually divided by ages when we can – so you won’t normally get mixed with much older or much younger teens.
Our OLDER TEENS (for 16-19 year olds) can be found here.
We also very successfully get everyone working together, whatever the age, background, interests, etc.!

While you (parents) work (or have some time off…), your Teens learn new skills, get to meet new like-minded teens and explore creativity in a friendly and innovative environment.

Recent Teens’ testimonials:
“Thank you for the wonderful course, you have taught me so much and I’m very grateful.” J
I got the school’s Art Scholdarship for Photography!!! It all started with my courses with you!” GG Congratulations!!!
“Thank you so much 😊 for this amazing half-term !!!! I really enjoyed it. …if I can’t do Saturdays I will definitely do the next summer camp !!!!!!!!!! :)))))))) 🏆” CH
;-)) Thank you, C! We’re very chuffed 😉

From a (now) older Mango Teen Photographer, who has just been offered a place at Unversity to study Photojournalism! Congratulations!! She says:
“…I love Photography A Level. I’m so grateful for everything you taught me and all the fun at Mango Lab – it really did spark my love for photography! Hope you’re well and mango lab is still so much fun! 🙂 x”  Yay! Well done, E!!!

“Brilliant!!!”
“SOOOO glad I found you!”
“Thank you for everything you’ve taught me :))  I’m so grateful for it
!”
“I had so much fun this week!”
“Thanks again for everything!”
“I just wanted to say thank you for the course… I learnt a lot!”
“I loved the freedom you gave us to experiment creatively.”

Recent parents’ testimonials:

“When she gets back from class each day we have to all sit down and hear everything she did! She’s so excited by it all!” NC
“There’s not much she likes getting up for on Saturdays, but she won’t miss Photography with you! So glad we found you!” BC
“They absolutely loved it! We’ll definitely be back for more!”
“T.. absolutely loved the course! Came home buzzing with creativity every day. Thank you so much. Mango Lab gets top rating from us.”
“Many thanks … for the fun and educational course this week. It was great to see how engaged S… was and to hear what she had learned and seen each day. It was definitely a step up in terms of expectations of independence and life skills too, which was so good for her. Thank you for taking such good care of her.”
“We are delighted with her photographs… Lovely! Really proud of her! So happy to have found your course!”

“P.. has come home absolutely buzzing and full of enthusiasm and confidence for her future career. She absolutely loved the course.”
“Thank you again for inspiring my daughter and helping her to believe in her own abilities.”

Thank you! And we love meeting and inspiring you all, too!

Photography in the sun! 🌞

If you’re new to this page (and us), welcome!
We continue to welcome many new Teens, add new courses to inspire, and have new tutors joining us to inspire and join in the fun of opening eyes to the creative world around you!

I (Julia) am delighted to have some help as our Teens courses become ever more popular – with lovely new faces and some of you returning either after a break for revision and exams – hope they’re going well! – and others as ongoing regulars. We’re delighted to see you all!

We continue to receive excellent feedback from both parents and students of how positive an education they receive. Thank you to all for cards, delicious chocolates and amazingly decorated biscuits, as well as invitations to far flung places! We’ll be on our way!

We love what we do and it is clear to us that you and your Teens love joining us! For us it really is about that spark of interest and the twinkle in their eyes we see kindled. And how eyes are opened to the world around us. Exciting times with lots more to come. We hope to see you all very soon! 🙂
Julia (Teens Creative Director)

What parents say their Teens benefit from, including and beyond the photographic:

  • independence in travel around London
  • contribute to the group dynamic through being alert to logistical and photographic opportunities
  • responsibility to themselves and the group
  • social skills
  • commitment to an idea
  • project management
  • self expression
  • confidence through voicing opinions more readily, which feeds into confidence at school.

Also, in this exploration of growing personalities we are always excited to see some Teens show almost the opposite of what parents report or their teacher appear to say. We strive to offer an environment in which Teens can blossom and discover beyond school, and your kind comments prove we are getting it right. 🙂

Amelia exploring colour and pattern

Experimenting with light and darkness!

Our highly popular classes teach skills to give students the confidence to go out and experiment on their own, whether it’s learning to compose the world with a fresh perspective or know how to manipulate light for the camera to produce exciting new imagery beyond what the smartphone sees. COME AND JOIN US!

All our Teens photography and media courses run during school holidays, half-terms and on Saturdays during term-time.
Phone us for more information, to chat about how we run our courses or to reserve your space. Spaces limited! Small groups, max. 6 students per tutor.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award “Extra Skill” compatible.

 

Book online above, ring us on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Please get in touch for more information. Places are limited, so please book in good time to secure the dates that suit you!

 


SUMMER HOLIDAYS

June to August 2019

pre-summer courses now running too:
Week A: Mon 24 – Thurs 27 June
Week B: Mon 1 Jul – Thurs 4 July
Week 1: Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July
Week 2: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 July
Week 3: Monday 22 – Thursday 25 July
Week 4: Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August
Week 5: Monday 5 – Thursday 8 August
Week 6: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 August
Week 7: Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August
Week 8: Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)

Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here


Week 7: 19, 20, 21, 22 August
Mon 19 – Thurs 22 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Mon 19 – Thurs 22 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Week 8: 27, 28, 29, 30 August – AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Tuesday
27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)

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Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Teens BEGINNERS PLUS and INTERMEDIATE Digital Photography and Media

SUBJECTS vary each week. See below for details.

Week 7: Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August
Mon 19 – Thurs 22 August | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) PHOTOGRAPHY ILLUSIONS!  Learn to create the magical, in miniature, using focus stacking, HDR and creative wonder techniques!

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Mon 19 – Thurs 22 August | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) MAKE & CREATE – Photograph productions: Photograph and Create with Advanced skills in Lightroom and Photoshop: photo BOOKS, T-SHIRTS, postcards, large POSTERS, and more with your amazing photography!
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Mon 19 – Wed 22 August , 3 FULL DAYS | 10am-1pm (lunch break together), then 2:30-5:30pm (18 hours total) £495 inc vat: “PHOTO EXPLORE”: OUTSKIRTS OF LONDON & A BIT BEYOND
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Week 8: TUESDAY 27 – FRIDAY 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)
Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) SECRET LONDON: explore tricks on-camera & unknown London
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Tuesday
27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY) | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat, plus any prints, and frame costs you may have, depending on the format you wish to use for exhibition – we have frames available for use for the duration of the exhibition – free of charge or buy your own so you can take your work framed with you)
EXHIBITION! PLAN AND PRODUCE A PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION IN A WEEK!
This is the big hurrah course for the end of the summer. Be a part of creating an exhibition that will grace our gallery walls (slick!) and be seen by our exhibition and autumn visitors! (One student hasn’t wanted to take her work home as she’s loved the positive feedback ti gets!)
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Please ring us if you have any questions and/or to book: 0203 002 4991

We’re always happy to help! And we love to get to know a bit about the students we will be teaching!

 


AUTUMN TERM-TIME

September to December 2019


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here

AFTER SCHOOL THURSDAYS | Beginners Photography

This course can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

TELEPHONE OFFER ONLY 20% discount if booking all 3 at the same time: 0203 002 4991. Expires Fri 6 September 2019.

6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
Book 3 courses to complete your 12 weeks Extra Skill Duke of Edinburgh this autumn!
4 weeks, then join the next set of 4 weeks to progress. New material added each course.

Thursdays 12, 19, 26 September, 3 October
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Thursdays 10, 17 October- then Half-term break – 7 November, 14 November
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Thursdays 21, 28 November 5, 12 December
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BOOK ALL 3 COURSES – GET  20% DSCOUNT
Thursdays 12, 19, 26 September, 3, 10, 17 October – then Half-term break – 7, 14, 21, 28 November, 5, 12 December

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Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.


WEEKENDS: SATURDAYS term-time


SEPTEMBER
Saturdays
14, 21, 28 September, 5 October, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 14, 21, 28 September, 5 October, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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OCTOBER
Saturdays
12, 19 October (Half-term: no class 26 Oct & 2 Nov), 9, 16 November, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 12, 19 October (Half-term: no class 26 Oct & 2 Nov), 9, 16 November,, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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– SEE OUR OCTOBER HALF-TERM PHOTOGRAPHY and CREATIVE COURSES HERE BELOW –

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER
Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat)
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Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.


Teens INTERMEDIATE Photography: Cameras and Creative Design (subject material determined by the group) – click here for more course info


SEPTEMBER
Saturdays
14, 21, 28 September, 5 October, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)

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Saturdays 14, 21, 28 September, 5 October, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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OCTOBER
Saturdays 12, 19 October (Half-term: no class 26 Oct & 2 Nov), 9, 16 November, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Saturdays 12, 19 October (Half-term: no class 26 Oct & 2 Nov), 9, 16 November,, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER
Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Saturdays 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December, 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total)  £342 (inc vat) – (plus any books, postcards or similar printing costs you may decide to produce based on the designs built in the course)
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Book online above, ring us on 0203 002 4991, or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Please get in touch for more information. Places are limited, so please book in good time to secure the dates that suit you!

 


OCTOBER HALF-TERM 2019 | Weekdays

Week 1: Monday 14 – Thursday 17 October
Week 2: Monday 21 – Thursday 24 October
Week 3: Monday 28 – Thursday 31 October
OFFER: Book 2 October Half-term courses and get 20% off. Valid till Friday 6 September.
(£550, down from £684). Ring us now to book: 0203 002 4991. 

Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here


Week 1: 14, 15, 16, 17 (18) October (Monday 14 Oct – Thursday 17 October / Friday 18 October)
Mon 14 – Thurs 17 Oct | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)
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Mon 14 – Thurs 17 Oct | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat)
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One day ONLY! Thurs 17 Oct | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon)  £175 (inc vat)
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One day ONLY! Fri 18 Oct | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon)  £175 (inc vat)
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Week 2: 21, 22, 23, 24 October (Monday 21 Oct – Thursday 24 Oct)
Mon 21 – Thurs 24 October | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)
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Mon 21 – Thurs 24 October | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat)
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Week 3: 28, 29, 30, 31 October (Monday 28 – Thursday 31 October)
Mon 28 – Thurs 31 Oct | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)
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Mon 28 – Thurs 31 Oct | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat)
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Ring us to book or to find out more. 0203 002 4991. Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.

 


Teens INTERMEDIATE Digital Photography – Subjects different for each week and morning/afternoon


Week 1: Monday 14 – Friday 18 October

Week 2: Monday 21 – Thursday 24 October

Week 3: Monday 28 – Thursday 31 October

Booking buttons coming soon. Ring us to book or to find out more. 0203 002 4991.

 

 

 


CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2019 | Weekdays

Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses
Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec
Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course (last minute Christmas present making!)

 


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – click here for more course info


Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses

Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec

Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course (last minute Christmas present making!)

 

Booking buttons coming soon. Ring us to book and to find out more. 0203 002 4991.


Teens INTERMEDIATE Digital Photography – Subjects different for each week and morning/afternoon


Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses

Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec

Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course (last minute Christmas present making!)

 

Booking buttons coming soon. Ring us to book and to find out more. 0203 002 4991.


OVERVIEW of DATES for 2019

THURSDAY EVENINGS AFTER SCHOOL EVENINGS
Thursdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 June

SATURDAY SUMMER TERM TIME COURSES
Saturday 8, 15, 22 & 29 June

SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2019 COURSES
Subjects for Intermediate courses pending, and payment buttons are being set up shortly
EARLY SUMMER COURSES ADDED:
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 June
Mon 1 Jul – Thurs 4 July
Then:
Week 1: Monday 8 – Thursday 11 July
Week 2: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 July
Week 3: Monday 22 – Thursday 25 July
Week 4: Monday 29 July – Thursday 1 August |  Beginners.  BegPlus/Intermediate Mornings: Street Photography  Afternoons: Portraiture in Studio and On location
Week 5: Monday 5 – Thursday 8 August
Week 6: Monday 12 – Thursday 15 August
Week 7: Monday 19 – Thursday 22 August
Week 8: Tuesday 27 – Friday 30 August (AVOIDING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY)

 

TERM-TIME for TEENS

THURSDAYS: DofE specific courses
Thursday 12, 19, 26 September, 3 October
Thursday 10, 17 Oct – then Half-term break – 7 Nov, 14 Nov
Thursday 21, 28 November, 5, 12 December

SATURDAYS
Saturday 14, 21, 28 September, 5 Oct
Saturday 12, 19 October (no class 26 Oct & 2 Nov), 9, 16 November
Saturday 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December

OCTOBER HALF-TERM
Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses
Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec
Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 Dec – one day courses
Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec
Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course (last minute Christmas present making!)

 


HOLIDAY COURSE TIMES

Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm OR
Afternoon sessions 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Course duration: 4 days

SATURDAY COURSE TIMES
Morning sessions 10:00am – 1:00pm OR
Afternoon sessions 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Course duration: 4 weeks

All courses are Duke of Edinburgh’s Award eligible

Loan cameras available – FREE!

Ring us on 0203 002 4991 to book. We look forward to welcoming you!

 


Teens Photography SATURDAY CLUB | Monthly Photography and Creative Projects | We loan cameras and tripods if you need

Saturdays, 3 hours £85


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One to Ones – photography, media, design, computer skills, software–  customisable dates, times & course material. Subject to availability. Get in touch: 0203 002 4991.



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