Welcome to Sparks Balham

Welcome to Sparks Balham - Movie Making School For Kids

We’re Celebrating 11 Years of Movie Making in Balham!

We’re the original Sparks base, Sparks Balham opened in 2010 and continues to run fun filmmaking classes and holiday camps for young filmmakers.

We love helping children and teens to develop in confidence, creativity and skills.

Find details of what’s on at Sparks Balham here:

Film Making Classes at Sparks Balham

The Autumn Term at Sparks Balham starts from 11 September 2021…

Studio 1 (Ages 5-7): Saturdays, 11am – 1pm 

Studio 2 (Ages 7-9): Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 3 (Ages 9-11): Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 4 (Ages 11-14): Saturdays, 11am – 1pm

Studio 5 (Ages 14-18): Saturdays, 2pm – 4pm

Based at La Retraite School, Atkins Road, Clapham Park, SW12 0AB

October Half Term Camps

Half Term Camps for Ages 7-11 & 11-14 at Sparks Balham

Take part in this October’s half term movie making camps!

We’re producing some incredible sci-fi themed space adventures, filled with incredible special effects!

 

Monday 25 – Wednesday 27 October 2021

9am – 3pm each day

Based at La Retraite School, Atkins Road, Clapham Park, SW12 0AB

Film Making Classes Are Back

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That’s a Wrap: Summer Camps 2021

That’s a Wrap - 2021's Summer Camps Come to an End Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part in 2021’s Summer Shoots camps! It's been a summer of so much creativity, fun and fantastic filmmaking. We have loved every second, we hope you have too!This year's...

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Master Storyboarding

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