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School Holiday Program – Extreme Arts! (Online)


Check out our primary school holiday program

It has been a long year at home, especially for FCAC kids, so we are thrilled to announce the FCAC’s School Holiday Program is being delivered ONLINE in September!

FCAC’s ‘Extreme Arts!’ school holiday program engages local artists to bring your children authentic, creative learning experiences in the comfort of your own home. Spread across two sessions each day, primary school kids aged 6-12 explore their creative expression through crafts and movement. Each session is delivered by at least two experienced teachers so every child will receive the attention they need to learn and play.


Younger kids (6-9 years old) will log in to zoom with their peers and 2-3 dedicated teachers, first at 10 am-11am and then again at 1.30-2.30pm, each day.

Older kids (9-12 years old) will log in to zoom with their peers and 2-3 dedicated teachers, first at 11.30 am-12.30 pm and then again at 3-4pm, each day.

Children will be able to interact with facilitators and kids their age as they build and create together in a nurturing environment. Each day children will be assigned a task to complete in-between classes, with something awesome to take away along with the fond memories!


First week of the School Holidays – Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Thursday, 24th of September.


This class will be hosted on Zoom. You will be emailed a link to join, as well as a basic materials list one week prior to the class.


We understand this is a new and unfamiliar process! If you have any questions, please contact Urvi Majumdar, Creative Workshops Program Producer at FCAC (urvi@footscrayarts.com).

Bookings & Cost

We have kept costs as low as possible so we can still run this program and support both our community and our wonderful artists. By choosing FCAC you are supporting independent arts in Melbourne, and helping us to continue to provide you with these unique services during such critical times.

3 days: $80
1 day: $30

Please be mindful of the age group when booking as each age group will receive a different Zoom session link.

For 6-9 year olds, click here to enrol now.
For 9-12 year olds, click here to enrol now.


FCAC is seriously invested in supporting our community during this difficult time which is why all workshop fees have been heavily reduced for online delivery.

Important information for parents:

  • You will receive an email with workshop information including a basic materials list and the link to our Zoom session, 1 week ahead of the class date. All materials will be basic stationary/supermarket items and materials commonly found around the house.
  • Your child will also need access to a computer device or tablet with internet connection and ‘https://zoom.us/’ downloaded (free), prior to the session.
  • FCAC has a strong commitment to child safety. We will send out a code of conduct one week prior to the session and you can find out more in our terms and conditions.
  • If you have more than one child in the same session, only the registered participant can interact with the facilitators. If you have more than two children using the same device, we strongly encourage you to register with a separate device so as to maintain quality delivery.

View our School Holiday Arts Program terms and conditions here.

Workshop Details

TUESDAY – Alternative Printing at Home with Ana Rita Pires & Mito Elias

Over the last few months, our world has been flipped upside down! Upside down may seem strange but has its benefits, we can now see things in a different way. In this workshop, we make art with everyday objects as we see them in a new light.

Introducing, all things printing and all things alternative! Challenge accepted- have a look around your home, indoors and out, to find objects that could be used for printing. The kitchen is a great place to start!

In this primary school holiday program, we will be creating (temporary) imprints on surfaces, repurposing recyclables, using organic elements, searching for graphic elements and all the while creating small narratives or stories about ourselves and the world around us.

WEDNESDAY—Run Away to the Circus with Franca Stadler and Maya Green

Got itchy feet sitting at home? Jump up and join the circus! Franca and Maya have many years’ experience as circus trainers and performers and can now take your kids on a journey where they can be free and express themselves through movement, voice and tricks. In this workshop you will use everyday objects to create ingenious circus equipment.

This school holiday workshop will have you balancing and tumbling with fun activities that will leave you dancing with your friends. You’d be surprised how far creativity and imagination can take you when constructing a home circus. The best thing is, circus is all inclusive, non-competitive and suitable for kids at all levels.

THURSDAY—Urban Escapades with Zoe Keystone

Fancy an escape to Amsterdam? Want to build your own city? In this workshop we use shapes and objects to create beautiful city scapes of home and beyond. With some basic house objects and creative ingredients, Zoe shows us how to imagine a city and then fill it with colour!

Activities are tailored to kids’ ages and abilities with each having the potential to be as simple or complex as you want! From exploring bold colours and lines with markers to creating ink from kitchen ingredients, there is something for everyone. Each child will leave this day with their own beautiful design- to hang on your walls and carry in your hearts!


Meet the Teaching Artists


Ana Rita Pires has lived her life between Portugal and Australia. This sharing of territory has been a catalyst in the development of her work as a visual artist. Her work questions themes such as migration, identity and place and are presented through installation, drawing and painting.

Mito Elias was born in Santiago de Cabo Verde and has called Melbourne home since 2013. A multifaceted artist, he has worked in different parts of the world, exploring different mediums and working as an arts educator.

Ana Rita and Mito are both founders and artists at Fandata Studio. It is a Sunshine based arts studio that works closely with the community, using as many mediums as necessary to translate ideas an exploratory space where hands, hearts and minds come together.


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


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.


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.

Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program

1- Image by Beth McMahon.

Date & Times

Tuesday 22 September – Thursday 24 September, 10am – 4pm (multiple sessions)


Online via Zoom


3 days: $80 / 1 day: $30

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