Join us for 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:
“She has photography skills other people are envious of, and you taught her those! And she’s just had an offer for photography at university!” SN
“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 and keep coming back! 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.
We offer 4 day courses, one day courses and 1:1 (one to one) training customised to suit your times.
Phone us for more information, to chat about how we run our courses or to reserve your space (and FREE loan DSLR camera). 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!

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

Scroll downwards to see October Half-term courses & Christmas Holiday courses


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.

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 21, 28 November 5, 12 December | 6pm-7.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
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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


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) – only 2 spaces left
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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


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!


 

 


CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 2019 | Weekdays

Week 1: Thursday 12 / Friday 13 December – one day courses
Week 2: Monday 16 December – Thursday 19 December
Week 3: Monday 23 December – 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 – 1 day courses
Thursday only! Thursday 12 December | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (ONE DAY workshop: 6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon) £175 (inc vat)
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Friday only! Friday 13 December | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (ONE DAY workshop: 6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon) £175 (inc vat)
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Week 2: Monday 16 Dec – Thursday 19 Dec
Mon 16 – Thurs 19 December | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat) – only 2 spaces left
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Mon 16 – Thurs 19 December | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat)
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TUES 17 – FRI 20 December | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat)
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Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course
(last minute Christmas present making! Print cards, etc.)
Mon 23 Dec | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (ONE DAY workshop: 6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon) £175 (inc vat)
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Book here online, or 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 December – one day courses
ONE DAY COURSES
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY – one day
(level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
Thursday only
Thurs 12 Dec | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon)  £171 (inc vat)
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MACRO (CLOSE-UP) & MINI LANDSCAPES PHOTOGRAPHY (level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
Friday only Fri 13 Dec | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon)  £171 (inc vat)
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PHOTOGRAPHY & PHOTOSHOP EDITING (level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
Friday only Fri 13 Dec | 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon)  £171 (inc vat)
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Week 2: Monday 16 – Thursday 19 December
MORNINGS
CREATING and MAKING with PHOTOGRAPHY (photography & printing): 2D to 3D – Shoot in town/parks, use our lighting studio for portraits (bring a friend as a model…), etc. using our Macro and other lenses, Edit in studio, Create t-shirts, mugs, mousemats & more with your edited photography in Photoshop and LIghtroom
CHRISTMAS PRESENT IDEAS…! (level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
Mon 16 – Thurs 19 Dec | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat) plus any material costs for printing, t-shirts, etc.
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WLIDLIFE & MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY (borrow our lenses for close-up and far away, train your eyes and senses to anticipate and know your camera for fast (and slow) action! (level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
Mon 16 – Thurs 19 Dec | 10am-1pm MORNINGS (12 hours total, 4 mornings)  £342 (inc vat) plus entrance fee if as a group we choose to go to the zoo (level: Beginners Plus/Intermediate)
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AFTERNOONS
MINIMALISM EXHIBITION – Shooting simply (clean, minimal, removing distraction, focus on one thing). Have your work printed professionally for our Saturday 21 December exhibition!
Photograph, produce, display – and you take away! (Great for Christmas presents…)

Mon 16 – Thurs 19 Dec | 2:30-5:30pm AFTERNOONS (12 hours total, 4 afternoons)  £342 (inc vat) plus printing costs if applicable: depends on what you want to produce (e.g. approx. £50, metalic mount or less if simpler printing).
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MINI COURSES – FRIDAY 20 December
HALF DAYS
MUDLARKING WITH A CAMERA – explore the beach (bring wellies!) and photograph your adventure and finds
(All levels welcome)
Friday morning only: Fri 20 Dec | 10am-1pm ONE MORNING (3 hours total, 1 morning)  £85 (inc vat)
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CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, CITY LIGHTS Photography course (All levels welcome)
Friday afternoon only: Fri 20 | 2:30-5:30pm ONE AFTERNOON (3 hours total, 1 afternoon)  £85 (inc vat)
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Week 3: Mon 23 Dec – 1 day course (last minute Christmas present making!)
ONE DAY COURSE
CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS with Macro lenses and PLAYING with LIGHT
Mon 23 Dec
| 10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON (6 hours total, 1 morning and 1 afternoon)  £171 (inc vat)
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Book here online, or ring us to book and to find out more. 0203 002 4991.

 


2020 dates



TERM-TIME Jan – Mar
Thursdays 16, 23, 30 Jan, 6 Feb- plus another weekday to be confirmed
Saturdays 18, 25 Jan, 1, 8 Feb

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM:
One-day Feb Half-term courses: Fri 14 Feb
Week 1:
Monday 17 – Thursday 20 February / one-day courses: Friday 21 Feb
Week 2: Monday 24 – Thursday 27 February / one-day courses: Friday 28 February

TERM-TIME Mar – Easter
Thursdays: 5, 12, 19, 26 March
Saturdays: 7, 14, 21, 28 March

EASTER
One day Easter courses: Fri 3 March
Week 1: Mon 6 – Thurs 9 April
Week 2: Tues 14 – Fri 17 April
Week 3: Mon 21 – Tues 22 / one-day courses: Mon 21 & Tues 22

TERM-TIME April-June
Thursdays: 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 May
Saturdays: 25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May

MAY HALF-TERM
One day Easter courses: Fri 22 May
Week 1: Tues 26 May – Fri 29 May
One day Easter courses: Mon 31 Ma

TERM-TIME June
Thursdays: 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Saturdays: 6, 13, 20, 27 June

SUMMER dates: June, July, August – to follow

 

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM – buttons coming soon for our Beginners Digitial & various Intermediate subjects. Ring us to register your interest or to book: 0203 002 4991.

Fri 14 February: one day courses
10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON
6 hours total
£175 (inc vat)
This course with fewer hours (6 hours) offers a bit less learning and less consolidation of the skills. Our experience has taught us the 12 hour courses work best for remembering new skills (and for parents wanting their teens occupied for longer while they work!), but we offer the shorter option good if dates are tricky and time limited, travel to London is easier for just one day, etc.

Mon 17 Feb – Thurs 20 Feb: 4 day courses
Choose from mornings (10am-1pm) or afternoons (2:30-5:30pm,
12 hours total
£342 (inc vat)

Fri 21 Feb: one day courses
10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON
6 hours total
£175 (inc vat)

Mon 24 – Thurs 27 Feb: 4 day courses
Choose from mornings (10am-1pm) or afternoons (2:30-5:30pm
12 hours total
£342 (inc vat)

Fri 28 Feb: one day courses
10am-1pm – lunch break – 2:30-5:30pm MORNING & AFTERNOON
6 hours total
£175 (inc vat)

 

For all our courses we offer free loan DSLR cameras (Nikon and Canon) with batteries, memory cards, etc. Please let us know if you need a loan camera and we will reserve one for your son if needed.

Also all our courses can be used towards the Duke of Edinburgh Awards extra skill. Just let us know if this is of interest and we can sort out details later on. There are various formats schools require which we are very familiar with.


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 (but all our courses can be put towards your DofE Extra Skill)
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
Week1: Thurs 17, Fri 18 Oct
Week 2: Mon 21 – Thurs 24 Oct, Fri 25 Oct
Week 3: Mon 28 – Thurs 31 Oct,  Fri 1 Nov

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 – one day course (last minute Christmas present making!)

 

2020 dates to follow
TERM-TIME Jan – Mar
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
EASTER
TERM-TIME April-June
HALF-TERM MAY
SUMMER


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


*GIFT VOUCHERS available*

Give the gift of a new or growing skill:

courses, one-to-ones, book projects, mentoring, portfolios, software…

For a course, one-to-one, or an amount towards anything (almost) at The Mango Lab


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



We look forward to inspiring you! The Mango Lab team 🙂