School Holiday Arts Program: Extreme Arts

  • Image: School Holiday Arts Program, 2019, photographed by Beth McMahon
    Image: School Holiday Arts Program, 2019, photographed by Beth McMahon
School Holiday Arts Program: Extreme Arts
Date: 20, 21, and 22 September 2022, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Before Care: 8:30am - 10:00am
After Care: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Event Information

This workshop is suitable for kids aged 6–12.

Our most popular School Holiday Arts Program returns with another lineup of incredible artists from around Melbourne. As always this program will help kids explore new ways of making, moving and creating. Each session is run by an artist tutor and one or two support workers, so every child will have the support to explore and express their creative skills. In this three-day workshop kids will learn with their own age groups and rotate across the activities, each day.

Read more about our unique workshop offerings below:

Sacred Beasts: Terracotta sculpture workshop with Leila
Learn clay basics while building your own sacred beast. This beast could represent who you are, your ancestors, zodiac, a special pet friend or a combination of more than one. With clay, anything is possible! This special workshop will cover all the steps for designing, hand-building, and painting your own terracotta sculpture.

Make your own creature comfort with Ruby!
Make your drawing into a three-dimensional soft sculpture! Ruby will guide you through the steps of how to make your own soft sculpture and turn it into a colourful companion. Painting, drawing and sculpting with fabric, you will get to make your own pillow monster, doll, a new friend to hug or anything you can imagine!

Hip Hop with L2R Dance
Hit the woah, do the dougie and get down with L2R Dance in a dance workshop that will focus on hip hop grooves and moves while jamming out to fresh beats. L2R Dance promotes a safe dance space for all children to have fun, connect with their body and enjoy the freedom of DANCE!

Date: 20, 21, and 22 September 2022
Before Care: 8:30am – 10:00am
After Care: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

COVID Safety information
The protection of our community – our visitor, our artists, our elders and our staff – remains our top priority. During your time with us, you will be required to follow all COVID-19 vaccination protocol as specified by the government.

Learn more about terms and conditions, please refer to the ‘General Creative Workshop Program’.
Learn more about our Commitment to Child Safety.



Presented as part of our Creative Workshops Program

Date & Times

20, 21, and 22 September

Footscray Community Arts

Please contact urvi@footscrayarts.com if your child has any access needs.

Meet the Artist-tutors
  • Leila Doneo Baptist
    Leila Doneo Baptist

    Leila is an undisciplined artist living between unceded lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people, and Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Leila has an interest in creative practice as an opportunity for connection, healing, self-discovery and silliness. Leila enjoys exploring how existing stories can be reframed to reveal alternative perspectives.

  • Ruby Knight
    Ruby Knight

    Ruby is an artist who has also been working as a casual primary school educator over the past three years. She likes to paint people enjoying themselves in comfortable environments, and likes her classrooms to mirror that sense of ease and joy.

  • Maya Hajizadeh
    Maya Hajizadeh

    Maya Hajizadeh was born in Iran and migrated to Australia in August 2013. She began her street dance journey in 2014 and has explored multiple genres such as house, dancehall, whacking and street jazz. Through her dance practice she discovered her passion for sharing and connecting with community. In 2016 she joined L2R Dance crew and was employed to facilitate L2R’s children’s program Panda Squad along with running the Hip Hop program at Western English Language School. Maya hopes to continue to create, share and inspire the next generations of dancers.



  • Urlik Iradukunda
    Urlik Iradukunda

    Urlik Iradukunda is an Emerging Artist based in Melbourn’s West. He is a multidisciplinary artist who explores different mediums such as dance, music and acting. His journey started in Uganda where he was in multiple dance crews and performed for many well known artists around Uganda. In 2016 he joined L2R Dance which guided and furthered his network as an artist. Urlik has an unyielding desire to evolve as an artist, he is here to mark his place in the industry while sharing his authentic story.


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