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Kids arts & crafts courses

Kids arts & crafts courses

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A club for every day of the week!
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Bookings open 1st August 2021
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Bookings open 16th December 2021
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Bookings open 29th May 2021
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Bookings open 17th October 2021
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Bookings open 12th February 2022
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Bookings will open on 29th May 2021

Join us this summer for two months of incredible clubs, courses and camps! We have a brilliant range of activities for kids, teenagers and families to enjoy come rain or shine!

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Bookings will open on 1st August 2021

Spooky special events and creepy crafts are on the cards this Autumn, as we help students enjoy their creative sides in the lead up to Halloween. Join us... if you dare!

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Bookings will open on 16th December 2021

Shake off the deep midwinter and try out some new creative resolutions with a week of wonderful crafts and art, all guaranteed to make you fall in love with your artistic side!

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Bookings will open on 17th October 2021

Maybe you'll sign up as one of our elves for Santa's Wurkshop, print your own Christmas cards or make a ceramic bauble for the tree... Whatever you can imagine, we've got just the course!

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Bookings will open on 12th February 2022

Will you be weaving an Easter basket, helping the Easter bunny by moulding some chocolate eggs, or painting a masterpiece of daffodils? Whatever mood you're in, bounce into Spring with one of our courses!

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A club for every day of the week!

Choose from our seven different after-school clubs: Artsters, Crafters, Seamsters, Potters, GCSE club, Toonsters or Inksters, and you'll have a whole term of inspiration and creativity ahead.


Summer half-term


Ceramic Houses

Candlelit Clay Houses

Pottery Class (minimum age: 8 years old)
Making: Sunday 30th May | 9:30am to 12pm Glazing: Sunday 6th June | 10am to 12pm

These clay houses make amazing low-level lamps and nightlights or an incredible atmospheric addition to any bedroom (pieces are designed to be lit with tea-lights from inside).

Toby will teach you hand-building with slabs to make the walls and roof of your house, castle, mansion or bungalow. You will learn tips to recreate a variety of wall textures, such as brick, stone and pebbledash! Hand make tiles for the roof, and cut holes for windows and doors. We will look at a number of architectural styles from gothic to Bauhaus and you will get the chance to return a week after the build to glaze your fired pieces using a range of underglazes, stains and lustres.

This is a wonderful course to learn new skills and build a piece of real beauty: build a model of your own home, a favourite place or create a fantasy palace - the choice is yours on this incredible course!

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£75.00


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Monsters, Aliens and Dinosaurs in Charcoal

Drawing Class
Sunday 30th May | 2pm to 4:30pm

Hayley is using as her inspiration on this course, anything fantastical, larger than life or out of this world!

We will be using images from film, tv, museums and the world of sideshow as our inspiration and Hayley will teach students different techniques for creating wonderful pieces of art using her favourite material: charcoal!

They will learn how to grid their work and draw from careful observation, with particular attention paid to the contrast of light and dark. Whether you choose a brooding brontosaurus, a mischievous Martian or a sensitive sasquatch as your subject, you're bound to love this monstrous course.

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£55.00


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Sketches from the Riverbank

Outdoor drawing & painting class
Monday 31st May : 9:30am to 12pm

This class will meet at Wurkshop and then go to the Thames close to Barnes Bridge to draw outside.

Explore a range of different mark making techniques, drawing with Artist Hayley Steedman outside by the River Thames. Using a range of materials including pencil, pens in various widths and watercolour. Artists have used the River Thames and its crossings as inspiration for a thousand years - add your name to an illustrious list from Turner and Monet to Hogarth and Canaletto!

This course is outdoors and, though we have a relatively large gazebo for shelter if needed, students should make sure to wear appropriate clothes and footwear according to the weather conditions!

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£40.00


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Magical Inky Paper

Paper dying class
Monday 31st May | 10am to 12:30pm

Join artist and bookbinder Mark Cockram for a morning making beautiful papers using coloured ink floated in water - an amazing technique called Flottage which creates colourful and unexpected patterns on paper.

Expect effects similar to marbled paper, only more abstract, random and fun! What’s more... you can book to return in the afternoon when Mark will show you how to turn some of your decorated paper into a hand bound, lined notebook!

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£55.00


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Artists' Notebook Bookbinding

Bookbinding Class
Monday 31st May | 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Return to Wurkshop and use the decorative papers you made in the morning* to transform them into a hand bound, lined note book with artist and bookbinder, Mark Cockram.

Courses with Mark are a special opportunity to learn from one of the top book binders in the world and kids always leave with pieces their parents are jealous of! Today will be no different. The colourful marbled effects kids will have made that morning* look amazing as covers for the notebooks. Mark will also be teaching students lettering and collage techniques to personalise their books still further.

*please note that attendance of the morning paper dying class is not required to complete the notebook as other papers can be provided

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£65.00


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Sketches from Barnes Pond

Outdoor drawing & painting class
Tuesday 1st June | 9:30am to 12pm

This class will meet at Wurkshop and then go to the pond on Barnes Green to draw outside.

Explore a range of different mark making techniques, drawing with Artist Beatrice Boyle outside by the beautiful Barnes Pond. Using a range of materials including pencil, pens in various widths and watercolour. You will be able to study a slice of the rural idyll right in the heart of Barnes, choosing to focus on the wildlife, trees or the play of light upon the water.

This course is outdoors and, though we have a relatively large gazebo for shelter if needed, students should make sure to wear appropriate clothes and footwear according to the weather conditions!

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£40.00


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Lino Family Portraits

Lino carving and printing class
Tuesday 1st June | 10am to 1pm

This is a brilliant Lino carving and printing workshop, where students will learn to design, carve
and print a member of their own family.

We will be grabbing our inspiration from early black and white photographs and woodcut portraiture, to craft these special likenesses of a loved family member.

Hayley will teach students carving techniques, helping students to achieve their own design in lino. Students will then learn how to print their lino blocks onto paper, remembering of course to sign and edition them for posterity!

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£55.00


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Drawing and Painting for Teens

Drawing and painting class (13 minimum age)
Tuesday 1st June | 1:30pm - 4pm

Join artist Beatrice Boyle in this session of drawing and painting from life.

Exclusive to teenagers and up, this is a more advanced class and provides students with the opportunity to hone their observational drawing skills working from a wide range of still life props and photographs in our fully kitted out artist studio.

With extensive experience teaching both adults and kids, Bea will help each student individually with their work, providing technical guidance. A great course to refresh your skills before the start of term and add valuable work to your portfolios.

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£55.00


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Sketches from the Graveyard

Outdoor drawing & painting class
Wednesday 2nd June | 9:30am to 12pm

This class will meet at Wurkshop and then go to the graveyard at St Mary's Church in Barnes to draw outside.

Explore a range of different mark making techniques, drawing with Artist Beatrice Boyle outside at the St Mary's Barnes graveyard. Using a range of materials including pencil, pens in various widths and watercolour. From Stanley Spencer to Edward Gorey, students will be introduced to the work of artists who also painted and drew their local landscapes, particularly graveyards!

This course is outdoors and, though we have a relatively large gazebo for shelter if needed, students should make sure to wear appropriate clothes and footwear according to the weather conditions!

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£40.00


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Sgraffito Clay Cups

Pottery Class (minimum age: 8 years old)
Wednesday 2nd June | 9:30am to 12:30pm

Sgraffito?! What's that?

Sgraffito is a brilliant form of decoration made by scratching through a top layer of clay slip to reveal a different coloured clay body. It's a technique which easily creates vibrant and accurate patterns on plates, bowls and vases.

Students will work with Toby to apply their chosen coloured slip to a pre-made clay vessel, make a design and carve it into their pieces. Magic!

Please be aware that these pieces will need to dry fully and be fired before students can collect them at the end of the week.

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£60.00


Make a Lamp

Make your own Lamp and Lampshade - Graffiti Edition

Wednesday 2nd June | 1pm - 5pm

Learn how to make a whole lamp from scratch!

We mean it: you'll be carving the base with chisels and mallets, painting a design, wiring (with some professional help) and then finally painting and constructing your lamp shade. There's nothing like the feeling of plugging in your finished piece at the end of the day, twisting in the bulb, and flicking on the switch!

All Materials included (lamp base materials, high quality fabric electric cord, brass fixtures, lamp shade rings and bulb).

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£65.00


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Sketches from the Parade

Outdoor drawing & painting class
Thursday 3rd June | 9:30am to 12pm

This class will meet at Wurkshop and then go to the grassy area opposite Two Peas the grocer on Church Road in the centre of Barnes to draw outside.

Explore a range of different mark making techniques, drawing with Artist Hayley Steedman outside looking at the classic parade of independent shops. Using a range of materials including pencil, pens in various widths and watercolour. Join artists like Lowry and Hopper, who have captured town and city life.

This course is outdoors and, though we have a relatively large gazebo for shelter if needed, students should make sure to wear appropriate clothes and footwear according to the weather conditions!

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£40.00


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Make and Decorate your own Ukulele

Thursday 3rd June | 10am to 1pm

For the budding artistic troubadour, we present a new course where students will be able to design, decorate and build their own good quality and totally playable ukulele!

With just the body and neck assembled by us beforehand, students will be able to completely customise the look of the instrument using a range of decorative techniques including, but not limited to, collage, spray paint and hand detailing.

After they have chosen their theme and painted / stencilled / sprayed their uke, we will show them how to attach, screw together, and glue the fretboards, pegs and strings!

Unfortunately, an 8 hour drying time for the glue means they'll have to wait to play their own instrument but, as a final treat, we have someone on hand to give them a demonstration to inspire!

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£60.00


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The Art of Minecraft

Drawing class.
Thursday 3rd June | 2pm to 5pm

Will you draw a lonely castle in snow-covered woods, a Creeper attack in a candle lit diamond mine, or a scene of bartering villagers at sunset on the beach?

The Minecraft Phenomenon shows no sign of abating and, with the game proving an excellent tool to help kids enjoy learning as well and gaming, long may that continue!

In this fantastic course, students will be taught observational drawing techniques, perspective and character design by artist and computer game aficionado, Michael O'Mahoney. Whether using 2D squares or 3D cubes, students will leave with colourful and crazy scenes from the stunningly popular computer game.

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£55.00


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Cubist Portraits

Drawing Class
Friday 4th June | 10am to 1pm

Join artist Beatrice Boyle drawing and painting in the cubist style, popularised by Picasso.

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£55.00


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Charcoal and Chalk Portraits for Teens

Drawing and painting class (13 minimum age)
Friday 4th June | 1:30pm - 4pm

Join artist Beatrice Boyle in this session of drawing and painting from life.

Exclusive to teenagers and up, this is a more advanced class and provides students with the opportunity to hone their observational drawing skills working from a wide range of still life props and photographs in our fully kitted out artist studio.

With extensive experience teaching both adults and kids, Bea will help each student individually with their work, providing technical guidance. A great course to refresh your skills before the start of term and add valuable work to your portfolios.

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£55.00


Willow Weaving

Willow Basket Weaving

Willow weaving class
Saturday 5th June | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Over the day, students will construct and design a beautiful basket, using willow, wood and weaving techniques. This is a great course for lovers of 3-dimensional work and offers a chance for them to get stuck-in, learning real skills, taught by an amazing willow weaver - Judith Needham.

With a solid wood base, woven sides and two handles - the finished boxes are great for storing all manner of items from lego to books, or take it out on the then to do your shopping!. In addition to the box construction, they will also decorate the bases and weave colourful handles.

At her classes for Wurkshop, Judith teaches students how to weave complete and substantial pieces from willow branches, using her years of expertise as a professional basket maker and instructor. It's a great chance to learn a real skill and leave with a piece that won’t fail to amaze.

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£55.00


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Frame Your Work!

Framing Class
Saturday 5th June | 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Students who have attended classes over the summer half-term can join this class to return to the Wurkshop studio and frame their work! By the end of the session they will leave with their piece, ready to hang!

*This course is suitable for anyone who has attended any of the week's drawing, painting or printing classes.

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£55.00


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Canvas Graffiti Art

Outdoor Spray Paint Class
Sunday 6th June | 1pm to 3:30pm

Graffiti artist Danny, from Zinc Styles, returns to Wurkshop for a day making graffiti art on canvas. Danny will introduce students to various styles of graffiti and street art, teaching them how to achieve various effects using spray paints outside on board.

At the end of the class, students will have a finished canvas to take home with them. This course is suitable for students who have attended previous graffiti courses at Wurkshop as well as complete beginners.


£55.00


Course Calendar


SUNDAY
30th MAY


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CANDLELIT CLAY HOUSES
9:30am - 12pm


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MONSTERS, ALIENS AND DINOSAURS IN CHARCOAL
2pm - 4:30pm

MONDAY
31st MAY


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SKETCHES ON THE RIVERBANK
9:30am - 12pm


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MAGICAL INKY PAPERS
10am - 12:30pm


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MAKE A NOTEBOOK
2:30pm - 4:30pm

TUESDAY
1st JUNE


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PAINTING BY BARNES POND
9:30am - 12pm


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LINO FAMILY PORTRAITS
10am - 1pm


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DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR TEENS
1:30pm - 4pm

WEDNESDAY
2nd JUNE


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SKETCHES FROM THE GRAVEYARD
9:30am - 12pm


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SGRAFFITO CLAY PLATES
9:30am - 12:30pm


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MAKE YOUR OWN LAMP - GRAFFITI STYLE
1pm - 5pm

THURSDAY
3rd JUNE


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PAINTING ON THE PARADE
9:30am - 12pm


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MAKE A UKULELE
10am - 1pm


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THE ART OF MINECRAFT
2pm - 5pm

FRIDAY
4th JUNE


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CUBIST PORTRAITS
10am - 1pm


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CHARCOAL AND CHALK PORTRAITS FOR TEENS
1:30pm - 4pm

SATURDAY
5th JUNE


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WILLOW BASKET WEAVING
9:30am - 12:30pm


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FRAME YOUR WORK
1:30pm - 4:30pm

SUNDAY
6th JUNE


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GRAFFITI ART
1pm - 3:30pm

SUNDAY
31st MAY


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CANDLELIT CLAY HOUSES
9:30am - 12pm


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MONSTERS, ALIENS AND DINOSAURS IN CHARCOAL
2pm - 4:30pm

MONDAY
31st MAY


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SKETCHES ON THE RIVERBANK
9:30am - 12pm


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MAGICAL INKY PAPERS
10am - 12:30pm


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MAKE A NOTEBOOK
2:30pm - 4:30pm

TUESDAY
1st JUNE


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PAINTING BY BARNES POND
9:30am - 12pm


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LINO FAMILY PORTRAITS
10am - 1pm


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DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR TEENS
1:30pm - 4pm

WEDNESDAY
2nd JUNE


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SKETCHES FROM THE GRAVEYARD
9:30am - 12pm


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SGRAFFITO CLAY PLATES
9:30am - 12:30pm


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MAKE YOUR OWN LAMP - GRAFFITI STYLE
1pm - 5pm

THURSDAY
3rd JUNE


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PAINTING ON THE PARADE
9:30am - 12pm


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MAKE A UKULELE
10am - 1pm


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THE ART OF MINECRAFT
2pm - 5pm

FRIDAY
4th JUNE


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CUBIST PORTRAITS
10am - 1pm


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CHARCOAL AND CHALK PORTRAITS FOR TEENS
1:30pm - 4pm

SATURDAY
5th JUNE


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WILLOW BASKET WEAVING
9:30am - 12:30pm


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FRAME YOUR WORK
1:30pm - 4:30pm

SUNDAY
6th JUNE


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GRAFFITI ART
1pm - 3:30pm

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Have you heard about our amazing After-School Clubs?

We offer seven fantastic term-time classes, for children aged 7 to 12, who want to explore, improve and discover. Devised by Hayley, our creative director, and delivered by a series of brilliant and engaging professional artists, our clubs offer the opportunity for children to learn new techniques and practice core creative skills.

With group sizes limited to 7, we ensure that all our students receive plenty of individual attention and encouragement - and are also suitably socially distanced. As with all Wurkshop courses, we prioritise working with high quality materials and the clubs take place in a relaxed studio environment, in the centre of Barnes.

Whether it’s sewing, drawing, painting, hammering or something completely unexpected, your child will come home with beautiful creations and a new, dynamic, flexible skill-set.

MONDAYS

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SATURDAYS

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WEDNESDAYS

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THURSDAYS

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FRIDAYS

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SATURDAYS

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