Face-to-face online creative tuition, from photography to filming, Photoshop and film and photography edting software – to inspire getting outside in this (mostly) lovely weather and to photograph and film!
We understand that teens may need more activities to keep them occupied in these tricky times. And parents, you’ll need some time to yourselves too, so give us a call. We can help and inspire! 0203 002 4991
or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk.

Anything from 1:1 or sibling or family / group tuition in visual/photography/creative skills – to being guided on creating books (we train on Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, Premiere Pro and more), sorting out the family archive of photographs and films, organising that overtaxed computer storage system, to learning camera skills and “visual literacy” – the new buzz word which we will be seeing a lot more of in the future.

Join us for creative fun with photography (use your camera phone or any digital camera (please be careful with your eyes, nose and mouth up against your camera at this time of Covid-19 risk, and you may find a phone easier to work with than a camera). Any device you may have at home can be used, e.g. on liveview if it has that option. Learn an amazing new skill for life!

GIFT VOUCHERS available in custom design for birthdays and any other occasion too – for all courses, 1:1s, software training and more. Ring us now on 0203 002 4991.


Our average Teens are 12-13 year olds to 15-16 year olds (that’s this page). We also welcome 8-11 year olds – click here for our first new courses – and our OLDER TEENS courses for 16-19 year olds can be found here.
When we are running group courses, our Teens groups (approx 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 year olds) are divided by ages
whenever possible – so you won’t normally get mixed with much older or much younger teens. However we are finding in these new times, individual one-to-one sessions

We also very successfully get everyone working together, whatever the age, background, interests, etc. which is rather lovely to see 🙂

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

Recent Teens’ testimonials:
Thank you so much! I’ve reallly loved this! See you again very soon!” ES
“Thank you for the wonderful course, you have taught me so much and I’m very grateful.” J
I got the school’s Art Scholarship 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 University 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:
Re online training sessions:
“She has rushed out of each lesson with you full of enthusiasm and excitement which is so lovely to see.” MP, online photography sessions
“She is absolutely loving every minute of this journey!” DG, online photography sessions
“The one to one tutorials have been invaluable” JM, online photography sessions
“Hi Julia, B… is loving it!!!” LA, online photography and creative vision training
“He had been getting up late each night & experimenting with slow shutter speeds taking a photo of the International space station as it passes.” KP. That really shows inspiration! Thanks for letting us know, K! Online photography sessions
Thank you so much for the session today! R LOVED it! You’re really engaging and though I was only half listening as I was working, it sounded like you covered loads 👏🏻 – MC re online sessions
“She absolutely loves your courses!” MS
“He was up every Saturday morning even before I was out of bed! And camera battery charged and ready to go all on his own the night before!
“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!


2020 AUTUMN TERM weekdays, holidays, groups & one-to-one – ONLINE until further notice

Ring us to discuss/book: 0203 002 4991 or book here online.


Online: NEW FORMAT, new times, new dates for these online times:
1. Beginners & Learning to See: camera phones / DSLRs if you have
2. Creative Workouts: for those who have some skills already, but largely open to all. Also camera phones / DSLRs if you have
3. The Big Picture: developing an idea, building a project, software and going to print, for display on the wall or as a book. Use camera phones / DSLRs if you have, various forms of editing software either on phones or computers. Call us/email us for guidance/dateails: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk
Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill. Use lockdown to get ahead with your DoE.

 


OCTOBER HALF-TERM COURSES – currently ONLINE until further notice (face-to-face online with expert tutor)


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography
Mon-Thurs /Tues & Thurs/ Mon, Wed, Fri courses: choose from 9:30am-11am  MORNINGS or 2-3:30pm AFTERNOONS 6 hours total £175 inc vat.

Week 1: Monday 19 October – Thursday 22 / Friday 23 October 2020
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Mon 19 – Thurs 22 October | 9:30am-11am 4 MORNINGS (6 hours total) £175 inc vat  – Booking buttons coming soon. Ring to book: 0203 002 4991 or info@themangolab.co.uk
BookNow

 

Tues 20 & Thurs 22 October | 10am-11:30am 2 MORNINGS (3 hours total) £85 inc vat
BookNow

 

Mon 19 – Thurs 22 October | 3pm-4:30pm 4 AFTERNOONS (6 hours total) £175 inc vat
BookNow

 

Onilne groups: max. 4 students in a group

One-to-ones: A few spaces still availabe on some days. Ring to book: 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

 

Week 2: Monday 26 October – Thursday 29 / Friday 30 October 2020
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Mon 26 – Thurs 29 October | 12pm-1:30pm 4 MORNINGS (6 hours total) £175 inc vat
BookNow

 

Mon 26 – Thurs 30 October | 2pm-3:30pm 4 AFTERNOONS (6 hours total) £175 inc vat
BookNow

 

Onilne groups: max. 4 students in a group

One-to-ones: A few spaces still availabe on some days. Ring to book: 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

 

Week 3: Monday 2 November
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Mon 2 Nov | 9:30am-11am – lunch break – 2-3:30pm (3 hours total)  £85 inc vat. ONE DAY only
BookNow

 

Onilne groups: max. 4 students in a group

One-to-ones: A few spaces still availabe on some days. Ring to book one-to-ones or group courses: 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

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INTERMEDIATE & BEGINNERS PLUSAdvance your Camera Skills and Ednhance your Photoshop Knowledge: free software acess!  Mornings and afternoons – NOW ONLINE for the foreseeable future (still just as engaging and fun-filled as we are knwon for, we have successfully adjusted our course material to suit online courses)


Teens BEGINNERS PLUS & INTERMEDIATE OCTOBER HALF-TERM courses

Mon-Thurs /Fri courses: choose from 9:30-11am or 11:30am-1pm MORNINGS or 2-3:30pm AFTERNOONS 4.5 hours  £130 / 6 hours total £175 inc vat

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Week 1: Monday 19 October – Thursday 22 / Friday 23 October 2020
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Mon 19 – Thurs 22 October | 9:30am-11am MORNINGS £175 inc vat  BUILD A PORTFOLIO / BUILD A BOOK – PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM – free software access! (This is part of our Big Picture series)

Mon 19 – Thurs 22 October | 3:30pm-5pm AFTERNOONS £175 inc vat  VISUAL NARRATIVE – BUILDING STORIES (DOCUMENTARY/FICTION) IN PHOTOGRAPHY – Finding your ‘Visual Voice’ (This is part of our Creative Workout series)

Onilne groups: max. 4 students in a group

One-to-ones: A few spaces still availabe on some days. Ring to book: 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

 

Week 2: Monday 26 – Thursday 29 / Friday 30 October (4.5 hours total) £130 inc vat
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Mon 26, Wed, 28, Fri 30 October | 11-12pm 3 MORNINGS (3 hours total) £85 inc vat  MANAGE YOUR IMAGES, LEARN HOW TO EDIT: PHOTOSHOP and LIGHTROOM introduction – free software access! (This is part of our Big Picture series)

Mon 26 – Thurs 29 October | 4:30pm-6pm 4 AFTERNOONS (6 hours total) £175 inc vat  ADVANCE YOUR CAMERA SKILLS and BUILD A PORTFOLIO / BUILD A BOOK – PHOTOSHOP & LIGHTROOM – free software access! (This is part of our Big Picture series)
or choose
Mon 26 – Thurs 29 October
| 4:30pm-6pm 4 AFTERNOONS (6 hours total) £175 inc vat VISUAL NARRATIVE – BUILDING STORIES (DOCUMENTARY/FICTION) IN PHOTOGRAPHY – Finding your ‘Visual Voice’ (This is part of our Creative Workout series)

Onilne groups: max. 4 students in a group

One-to-ones: A few spaces still availabe on some days. Ring to book: 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

 

Week 3: Monday 2 November (6 hours total) £175 inc vat one-day courses: Friday 31 May (6 hours total) £175
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Mon 2 Nov | 10am-11am – lunch break – 2-5pm (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat. ONE DAY only

Onilne groups: max. 4 students in a group

One-to-ones. A few spaces still availabe on some days. Ring to book: 0203 002 4991 / info@themangolab.co.uk

Any of our courses, whenever they run, can always count towards your Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Skill.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


AUTUMN TERM-TIME 2020


ANY TIME, including: OCTOBER HALF-TERM / AUTUMN TERM  – join our groups online  in face-to-face fun tutorials (see above) or customise your times with these time-based sessions

BEGINNERS & LEARNING TO SEE, or CHOOSE YOUR MATERIAL / Projects for Outdoors – online courses face-to-face | Customise your times
Use your camera phone / DSLR if you have
Suggested age group for 1 hour to 1.5 hour courses: teens 11/12-15/16 years old
Ring us on 0203 002 4991 or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk. Or book here below for custom hours and then liaise to arrange exact days and times.

3 hours Beginners/Advanced Photography & Camera training – remote, with professional photographer and expert tutor online  £85 inc vat.
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, etc. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students. 
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6 hours Beginners/Advanced Photography & Camera training – remote, with professional photographer and expert tutor online  £175 inc vat.
Currently our most popular option, with ongoing add-ons
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, etc. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students. 
BookNow

 

12 hours Beginners/Advanced Photography & Camera training – remote, with with professional photographer and expert tutor online  £342 inc vat.
This is our usual course length which covers all the basics, practical and a session on editing, and more – a solid foundation to get your new skill started.
Custom times, divided over days, weeks or more: you let us know what works for you, how frequently, etc. We suggest sessions of 1-1.5 hours per session for most younger students which you can space out to cover several weeks or longer. 

BookNow

 

Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book/discuss times: 0203 002 4991 or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

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.

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AFTER  SCHOOL TUESDAY and THURSDAY EVENINGS – ONLINE face-to-face


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here – NOW ONLINE for the foreseeable future.


5pm-6.30pm Choose from Tuesday or Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.
Book 3 courses to complete your 12 weeks Extra Skill Duke of Edinburgh this year!
4 weeks, then join the next set of 4 weeks to progress. New material added each course. ALL OUR COURSES WILL NOW BE RUNNING ONLINE face-to-face.
Use your CAMERA PHONE / DSLR / Compact if you have.

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020
TUESDAY evenings November-December | 5pm-6.30pm Tuesday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.

THURSDAY evenings November-December | 5pm-6.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.

This course and all our courses can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

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See October Half-term dates and courses below.

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Teens INTERMEDIATE Photography courses – NOW ONLINE for the foreseeable future
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NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020
TUESDAY evenings November-December | 5pm-6.30pm Tuesday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.

THURSDAY evenings November-December | 5pm-6.30pm Thursday EVENINGS (6 hours total)  £175 inc vat.

This course and all our courses can be used as a Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


WEEKENDS: SATURDAYS term-time


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography – see student work here NOW ONLINE for the foreseeable future. We have revised sessions times based on our recent successful experince of online tutorails (1/1.5-2 hours depending on age groups) for sessions online (face-to-face tuition). Ring us to book/discuss: 0203 002 4991.


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020
Saturdays
November-December, 10am-11:30pm MORNINGS (6 hours total)  £175 (inc vat)

Saturdays November-December, 2-3:30pm AFTERNOONS (6 hours total)  £175 (inc vat)

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


Teens INTERMEDIATE Digital Photography: Cameras and Creative Design (subject material determined by the group) – click here for more course info NOW ONLINE for the foreseeable future (we are currently adjusting course material to suit online courses)


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2020
Saturdays
November-December, 10am-11:30pm MORNINGS (6 hours total)  £175 (inc vat)

Saturdays November-December, 2-3:30pm AFTERNOONS (6 hours total)  £175 (inc vat)

Any of our courses can be used towards your Extra Skill for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.
Book here online or phone us to find out more or to book directly: 0203 002 4991. Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk

 


CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY COURSES – currently ONLINE until further notice (face-to-face online with expert tutor)


Teens BEGINNERS Digital Photography

Teens INTERMEDIATE Digital Photography

Teens CREATIVE WORKOUTS Digital Photography

Teens CREATIVE SOFTWARE: Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Final Cut – photo editing, fild editing, book design, image organisation and lots more!

Dates and courses for December 2020 – January 2021 coming soo.

 


TEEN COURSES (Term-Time Saturdays, Half-terms and Holidays):

and many more….

CUSTOM COURSES | contact us to discuss these and more options

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY | BEGINNERS & LEARNING TO SEE – online course face-to-face |
1.5 hours, 4 sessions, 6 hours total  £175 (inc vat). Use your camera phone / DSLR if you have

CREATIVE WORKOUTS

PHOTOGRAPHY | SUN, SHADOW and LIGHTING – online course face-to-face
Category: Creative workouts
1.5 hours, 4 sessions, 6 hours total  £175 (inc vat). Use your camera phone / DSLR if you have

PHOTOGRAPHY | CAMERAS AND CREATIVE DESIGN – online course face-to-face
6 hours total £175 (inc vat)
Category: Creative workouts

1.5 hours, 4 sessions, 6 hours total  £175 (inc vat) / 1 hour x 6 sessions. Use your camera phone / DSLR if you have

And lots more.

THE BIG PICTURE

EDITING | LIGHTROOM & PHOTOSHOP CLINIC (with some photography) – online course face-to-face with computer, softare and creative remote editing guidance
Category: Creative workouts
1.5 hours, 6 hours total  £175 (inc vat)
Book here online or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk or ring us on 0203 002 4991.
Suggested times: 5-6:30pm AFTERNOON / EVENING

InDesign

iMovie

Premiere Pro film editing


OVERVIEW of DATES for 2020

TERM-TIME Jan – Mar
Tuesdays evenings 14, 21, 28 Jan / Next course: 3, 10, 17, 24 March
Thursdays evenings 16, 23, 30 Jan, 6 Feb / Next course: 5, 12, 19, 26 March
Saturdays mornings or afternoons 18, 25 Jan, 1, 8 Feb / Next course: 7, 14, 21, 28 March

FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
Week A Fri 14 February one-day February half-term courses
Week 1: Monday 17 – Thursday 20 February 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons or one-day courses: Friday 21 Feb
Week 2: Monday 24 – Thursday 27 February 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons or Friday 28 February

EASTER
Week A: Monday 30 March – Thursday 2 April 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons & Fri 3 Apr one day courses
Week 1: Monday 6 – Thursday 9 April 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons & Friday 10 April one day courses
Week 2: Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 April 4 day courses, choose from mornings or afternoons & Friday 18 April one-day Easter courses
Week 3: Mon 21 – Tues 22 / two-day courses: Mon 21 & Tues 22

TERM-TIME April-June
Tuesdays evenings 21, 28 April, 5, 12 May
Thursday evenings 23, 30 Apr, 7, 14 May
Saturdays mornings or afternoons 25 Apr, 2, 9, 16 May

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

TERM-TIME June
Tuesdays evenings 2, 9, 16, 23 June
Thursday evenings: 4, 11, 18, 25 June
Saturdays mornings or afternoons: 6, 13, 20, 27 June

SUMMER 2020
June:
Mon 15 – Thus 18 June
Mon 22 – Thurs 25 June
Mon 29 June – Thurs 2 July

July:
Mon 6 – Thurs 9 July
Tues 14 – Fri 17 July
Mon 20 – Thurs Thurs 23 July
Mon 27 – Thurs 30 Julty

August:
Tues 4 – Fri 7 August
Mon 10 – Thurs 13 August
Mon 17 – Thurs 20 August
Mon 24 – Thurs 27 August


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 Extra Skill eligible

DSLR Nikon and Canon FREE LOAN cameras available!

Ring us on 0203 002 4991 to book. We look forward to welcoming you!
Or email us at info@themangolab.co.uk We’re always happy to help 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 set-up and training (or doing – we import and organsie your photos for you), archiving of photos, and lots more…

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 🙂