Extreme Arts: School Holiday Arts Program – January 2019
Extreme arts: Making and Movement
Fill your school holidays with extreme arts!
Our January school holiday program is exploding with creative and participatory workshops in animation, circus, installations, recycled arts, sonic art, and street art. Children aged 6 –12 yrs create and collaborate alongside outstanding artists from the community to learn new skills, make new friends and have a whole lotta fun.
Younger children (6 – 9yrs) will partake in two workshops per day and the older children (10 – 12yrs) participate in one day intensives. The workshop program is delivered 10am-3pm and before/after care is available too (8:30am – 5pm).
Please book before care and after care at time of booking as service depends on bookings received.
WHEN: Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 January, 10am – 3pm
VENUE: Footscray Community Arts Centre
Earlybird (till 30 November)
3 days: $195 full / $175
1 day: $95 full / $75 concession
Standard (from 1 December)
3 days: $230 full / $195 concession
1 day: $110 full / $90 concession
Before care: $10
After care: $15
Please Note: Children take three breaks during the day. Please pack enough snacks and lunch!
All artists and support workers have Working with Children checks.
Program for children 6 – 9 years
Children rotate through two workshops each day.
Join artist Nici Wright and turn a tired piece of clothing into something amazing! Use found objects of recycled bliss into a designed outfit. It’s optional but children are welcome to bring an old piece of clothing to upcycle.
Junk Maze Installation
Collaborate with Beth and Michael from The Indirect Object to create an interactive junk maze installation from recycled materials in the main FCAC performance space to be opened to public on Friday. This will be somewhere to lose yourself!
Join circus performers, Franca Stadler and Jenny McLeod, and get balancing, tumbling, and exploring aerial tricks to run away with the circus.
Stop, Motion, & Animate
Explore a range of stop motion animation techniques with media artist David Pennay and create a surreal group animation.
Imagine your own country
Work in the round with ceramicist Ann Ferguson and other participants to design a whole world of new countries and oceans on a clay globe. Then ‘zoom in’ to your imagined country, give it a name and create it as a miniature 3D clay landscape with all its creatures. The landscapes and creatures would be fired at FCAC and available for collection by participants. The globes would be placed on display at FCAC after firing by the artist
Dream Box CONTAINED
Join artist Ana Rita Pires and build your very own special “world in a box”. What are a few of your favourite things? Can you remember your last dream? If you had a super power what would it be? This work will be installed in FCAC`s Shipping container on the Happy River Café lawn.
Program for children 10 – 12 years:
Children participate in one day intensives in these artforms.
Learn the techniques of the spray can and discover some of street art’s freehand and stencil techniques with graffiti artist SEARious Jones.
Interactive Neon Paste-ups
Collaborate with Beth and Michael from The Indirect Object to create large scale ‘music monster’ paintings with neon paint that get triggered by touch activation (using Arduinos and speakers). The sounds you create on Wednesday with Soup will be included in this installation.
Join Thomas ‘Soup’ Campbell and make a soundscape of extra-terrestrial sounds. You’ll explore recording and making these sounds that will be used in the ‘Interactive Neon Paste-up’ installation. You’ll explore the world of synthesisers, drum machines, and using Ableton Live software.
‘My kids have a lot of fun. I believe it’s really important to be involved in the arts as there’s not enough in school and this really supports their wider education. At FCAC they’re surrounded by a whole lot of other artists, exhibitions and there are events always happening. They are immersed in an environment that’s artistic and helps them ‘grow up’; it’s an extension of their schooling.’ – Ani Mattila, parent of two
SHAP is presented as part of our Arts Learning program.
1 – Image by Snehargho Ghosh.