School Holiday Arts Program: Extreme Arts

School Holiday Arts Program: Extreme Arts
Event Information

Footscray Community Arts is the place for creative kids these holidays!

Our popular School Holiday Arts Program returns with artists who are Footscray favourites. Designed to enhance connectedness, care for self and care for community, each session will be run by an artist tutor and one-two support workers so every child has the support to explore and express their creative skills. This is a three day workshop where kids learn with their own age groups and rotate across each activity, each day. Please note the health and safety of our artists, participants and staff is our top priority and all students will be asked to follow covid-safe protocol 

When: 28th, 29th, 30th June 10:00am – 3:00pm 

Before Care: 8:30am – 10:00am

After Care: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Age suitability: 6 – 12 years old

Read more about our unique workshop offerings below: 

Sensory Ecology and Paint-Making with Sofia 

What is a paint pigment made from? Exploring the outdoors at Footscray Community Arts we will observe the world of pigments and what they tell us in the natural world. Children will have the opportunity to make their own paint through crushing, hammering, concocting, staining, blending, sieving using organic materials found in our local environment. They will then get an opportunity to use the paints to make their own artwork. Each child will go home with a painting as well as an enhanced knowledge of pigments, their environment and ways of making art in the natural world. 

Gloopy, Active, Sticky: Building a sculpture with Benjamin

Ever wondered how a sculpture is put together? These workshops explore balance, height, dimension, structure and eventually… how to make a sculpture! Benjamin will show you how to care for unwanted materials, while encouraging touch and play to make what you like. 

Colour Circus with Franca and Maya 

This inclusive workshop is for all kids with a curiosity for movement, flexibility and teamwork. In the circus of colour, we will be making juggling balls and pois in all colours of the rainbow! There will be time for the trapeze, for hanging off the rafters, and climbing here, there and everywhere. We’ll make friends as we play games, juggle and swing our hips in hula hoops. There will be laughter, adventure and al the colourful activity you can imagine… so at the end of the day we know you’ll be tired from a great day in the circus—moving, jumping and hanging about.

We also challenge you to wear as many COLOURS as you possibly can fit into your outfit! 

Presented as part of our Creative Workshops Program

Date & Times

28 – 30 June 2022

Performance Space
Meet the Artists
  • Sofia Sabbagh (she/they)
    Sofia Sabbagh (she/they)

    Sofia Sabbagh is an arts-based researcher, story-teller, and collaborator. She works with kids and adults of various backgrounds and sensory profiles in creative processes. Her workshops invite playfulness, curiosity and a getting to know of ourselves in our environment. 


  • Benjamin Baker (they/ them)
    Benjamin Baker (they/ them)

    Benjamin Baker is an artist and arts worker, practising within the measures of their capacity. They are interested in creating sustainable practice with expansive output. With interests swaying around through themes of slowness, love and ecologies, explored through painting, poetry and sculpture.

  • Maya Green (they/them)
    Maya Green (they/them)

    Maya Green was introduced to the arts at a young age, training in classical music in South Australia before finding her love of circus in Melbourne. She has taught at various organisations across Melbourne and enjoys facilitating play, creativity and physical skills.


  • France Stadler (she/her)
    France Stadler (she/her)

    France Stadler immigrated to Melbourne from Switzerland 25 years ago. Since then Franca has worked in the circus world as a performer and trainer as well as a rigger, technician and prop maker. She likes to think that it is never too late to have a go at a handstand.

COVID Safety

The health and safety of our staff, artists and patrons, is Footscray Community Arts Centre’s highest priority. You will be required to follow all COVID-19 protocol at Footscray Community Arts Centre.