School Holiday Program – Extreme Arts! (Online)
Join Footscray Community Art Centre’s interactive online school holiday program!
After a sold-out holiday program last term, our artists are back and ready to make big, bold and fun art with your kids from the comfort of your own home. These workshops are led by community artists and teach kids to appreciate and learn from local knowledge, explore their creativity and create stunning art. Footscray Community Arts Centre proudly supports local artists and by enrolling in this program, you can too!
If you live within a 20km radius from FCAC, you will receive a special home delivery pack with materials for the program. If you live interstate or further than 20 km from FCAC, you will receive a basic materials list one week before classes begin.
WHEN: Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 September, 10am-3pm
VENUE: Online via Zoom
AGES: 6-12 years old
$155 – including materials delivered within 20km of FCAC / $140 – no materials included
Important information for participants: 1 week before classes start, a Zoom link and basic materials list will be emailed to you.
Accessibility is important to us at FCAC. If you have any questions or want to discuss your child’s access needs, please contact Urvi on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0431 915 275.
Participants will be divided into age groups, with each age group participating in different programs each day. Classes will be delivered in one-hour blocks.
Creative Collage with Maya Hodge
Come and learn how to collage and craft in a fun and nurturing environment with Lardil and Yangkaal artist Maya Hodge! Learn how to create your own colourful and creative collages, work with your peers to create a Thuwathu the Rainbow Serpent collaborative collage as well as other visual art and crafting activities. Materials you can have at home to help are: stickers, photos, magazines and bits and bobs to create your own expressions of collaging.
Hip Hop with Dagogo
Join Dagogo Obogo as he teaches Afrobeats and Hip-Hop as having a rich history which he taps into during his lessons. Contagiously positive, Dagogo’s students walk away with a new and empowered philosophy for dance and life! For Dagogo, dancing is all about having fun and feeling good whilst staying fit and active. Dagogo has delivered popular dance classes to schools all across the state and specializes in creating fun and inclusive environments for kids to express themselves.
Rainbow Circus with Franca and Maya
Come and get colourful in Maya and Franca’s rainbow circus! Using creativity and courage we will be getting up and about whilst improving our flexibility and focus. We will tumble through space whilst juggling if we can! You’ll meet old friends and there will be new friends to make. These classes teach kids the power of getting creative with our bodies and the fun in taking risks within a safe environment. They will leave these workshops with a new sense of confidence at what they can do with a little support from their friends!
Meet the Teaching Artists
Maya Hodge is a proud Lardil & Yangkaal woman raised in Mildura, Victoria. Based on the lands of the Kulin Nation, Maya is an emerging artist, published poet, curator and violinist whose work explores healing through the arts through musical performance, poetry, oil painting and collage. Maya has exhibited and performed in the YIRRAMBOI program, facilitated workshops at Signal and Footscray Community Arts Centre, participated in musical events with the Barpirdhila Foundation and Short Black Opera, and has undertaken the Constant Ecology artist residency with West Space and KINGS Artist-Run. Currently, Maya is Assistant Curator – Exhibitions & Programs at Blak Dot Gallery.
Born in Nigeria, instructor Dagogo Obogo’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 two-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.
Since immigrating to Melbourne from Switzerland 26 years ago, Franca Stadler has worked in all areas of live theatre and performance, predominantly with circus, specialising in rigging, rigging design, theatre technician, prop making, circus trainer, circus performer and safety officer. In my role as a rigger, rigging designer, prop maker, performer and trainer. Franca has had the pleasure of working on over 70 productions with many Companies and Organisations.
For over a decade Franca has been the Women’s Circus in-house trainer and specialises in teaching the New Women’s Program, basic aerials, acrobalance and experimental aerials.
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.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program
1- Image by Jackie Dixon.