School Holiday Program – Extreme Arts!
Welcome back to extreme arts at Footscray Community Arts Centre! FCAC’s Extreme Arts! program engages local artists to bring your children authentic, creative learning experiences. In small age groups, your children will learn from three experienced and talented artists from different cultures, backgrounds and practices. Over three days, we will get active with afrobeats and hip-hop dancing with Dagogo Obogo, juggling and circus tricks with Dylan Singh from Circus Oz, and we will also be inspired by Australian wildlife to create our own art with Zoe Keystone.
Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 January, 10am – 3pm
Before and after care available from 8.30am–10am and 3pm–5pm
AGES: 6-12 years old
3 days: Full $230 / Concession $195
1 day: Full $110 / Concession $90
Before care: $10
After care: $10
For participants: Please bring a packed lunch and snacks to eat during lunch and recess breaks.
FCAC acknowledges that 2020 has been a difficult year for our community. If you would like your child to participate but are under financial stress, please contact Urvi (email@example.com) to discuss a solution.
Circus Tricks with Dylan Singh
A proud Wiradjuri man and experienced circus performer, Dylan Singh has been performing for most of his life. Dylan is a seasoned teacher and has performed professionally for Circus Oz and other organisations for many years. He will be teaching us how to make juggling balls and the basics of all circus tricks! Designed for kids at any level, Dylan’s supportive and energetic teaching style harnesses the best and most adventurous qualities out of our young circus performers.
The Great Australian Backyard Bird count with Zoe Keystone
Renowned artist and tutor Zoe Keystone is back at FCAC and has a challenge for young artists. How many birds can you see in your own backyard? How might you draw them? What are their colours? Over the course of the program, students will observe the world around them and recreate the birds that inspire them. Using a range of materials, Zoe will guide our artists through their exploration and creation. Students will also be encouraged to submit their work for free into the Footscray Arts Prize!
Afrobeats and Hip-Hop with Dagogo Obogo
Join Dagogo Obogo as he teaches Afrobeats and Hip-Hop as having a rich history which he taps into during his lessons. His positivity is contagious and students walk away with a new and empowered philosophy to dance and life! For Dagogo, dancing is all about having fun and feeling good, both of which come in bucket loads throughout his classes! Dagogo has delivered popular dance classes to schools all across the state and we can’t wait to have him at FCAC.
Meet the Teaching Artists
Zoe Keystone is a Melbourne based artist and art teacher. Currently teaching art at Ripponlea Primary School, she has taught art at high school level both locally and internationally for eleven years. Zoe recently completed a Masters of Arts (Arts Management) at RMIT University. Zoe’s teaching pedagogy and practice is motivated by her love and enthusiasm for visual arts. She is determined to ensure all students discover an individual creative and artistic practice. Her lessons are engaging and exciting, which encourages students to develop a love for the visual arts. In addition to teaching, Zoe has a unique skills set which combines experience in festival volunteering, art gallery internships, artist management and writing.
Born in Nigeria, instructor Dagogo’s talents have taken him all over the world, teaching and performing in more than 15 countries. He has received wide acclaim for his show stopping talents including 2 times Couples Dance Champion and Runner Up in the Let’s Dance West Africa.
As an in-demand and accomplished choreographer, Dagogo has choreographed and taught dance creative development classes in more than 50 schools and choreographed productions made up of more than 1,000 people for various carnivals, events and shows. His work has featured in numerous musical productions. Notorious for his creative choreography, Dagogo’s strengths make him an incredibly inspiring and fun dance teacher. Dagogo always aims to make a student’s day just a little brighter. He always gets the best out of the students as he brings inspiration, drama, dance and oh so much personality.
Dylan Singh is a circus performer with over 20 years of experience. He has performed with some of Australia’s biggest circus companies including Company 2, Circus Oz, Casus and more.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program
1- Image by Jackie Dixon.