School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts

School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts
Week two dates: 23—25 January 2023
Event Information

Footscray Community Arts is the place for creative kids these January holidays! Our popular School Holiday Arts Program returns with an incredible line-up of artists and activities for kids (6-12 years).

The Extreme Arts program runs for three days. Each day, kids rotate through all three workshops run by professional artists and assistant teachers. Classes are grouped by age and every child is well supported to explore and express their creative skills. There are also plenty of opportunities to make friends, as well as making art, during recess and lunch breaks.

Each day, kids do the following workshops:

1. Making Books, zines and comics with Anna and Lucy
Are you a budding book-maker? Join Anna and Lucy for a series of whirlwind workshops on storytelling! Kids will be guided through the process of creating and illustrating narratives, from brainstorming and material experimentation to a beautiful final product to take home. Learn about what it takes to make a book, comic or zine – and let your ideas come to life, expressed in your own personal style. Expect a huge variety of activities designed to stimulate creativity.

2. Circus with Franca and Maya
Explore the joy of wiggling, skipping, running, stacking, and playing at our Extreme Arts circus! This is a place where kids are not only encouraged but taught to embrace their body and mind in extraordinary ways under the guidance of Circus experts Franca and Maya who have over 20 years of experience in circus play. We believe in celebrating the uniqueness of every individual, and their ability in circus. With us, there’s never a dull moment, circus is full of surprises!

3. Paper Making with Supina and Michelle
Join Supina and Michelle and learn how to make your own paper!  Using natural materials that we will gather and collect, and re-using recycled paper, we will create beautiful natural fiber sheets that can be turned into future cards or collages. Create your own unique paper and learn about sustainability and recycling in the process!

Tuesday 23 January 2024
Wednesday 24 January 2024
Thursday 25 January 2024

Before Care: 8:30—10am
Workshops: 10am—3pm
After Care: 3pm—5pm

Extreme Arts – How to Book.

  • Each child needs to be booked in separately. Please complete one booking, add to cart, then proceed to booking for the next child.
  • This is a three-day program. Each day runs from 10am to 3pm.
  • We recommend that you book the entire 3 day program to get the most out of the workshops, however single days are available.
  • Before care (8:30—10am) and after care (3—5pm) are available program. If you need before and after care, please add this to cart at purchase.
  • You will receive further information about the program a week before it begins.
  • Please get in touch if you have any questions: sara.k@footscrayarts.com

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Date & Times

Tuesday 23 January 10:00 am

Thursday 25 January 3:00 pm

Footscray Community Arts

If your child has access needs please get in touch with Creative Workshops and Schools Producer Sara at sara.k@footscrayarts.com

Meet the Artists
  • Anna Zobel
    Anna Zobel

    Anna Zobel is an author, illustrator and teacher from Melbourne. Her middle-grade series Little Gem was a CBCA Notable in 2022, and was also shortlisted for the Readings Prize. She is the illustrator of several books including Who’s Your Real Mum?, which made the CBCA Shortlist and was selected for the White Raven Award in Europe. Anna has taught art programs and workshops at venues across Australia.

    Instagram: @annazobel

  • Franca Stadler
    Franca Stadler

    Franca has worked in the circus industry over the last 20 years and has taken on many different roles in that time. One of their favorite roles is to introduce circus arts to children and experience the joy it can bring to them when participating in that unique play which we call circus. Franca has taught Circus at the Women’s Circus for many years and has also run circus classes at FCA for a number of years.

    Instagram: @francastadler

  • Maya Green

    Maya is a multidisciplinary arts worker with a passion for helping people of all ages to discover the joy of circus, and confidence in their physical abilities. She loves how social circus strengthens communities.Maya also works in disability support. They spend their spare time gardening and cuddling their greyhound.

  • Supina Bytol
    Supina Bytol

    Supina Bytol is an experimental multidisciplinary artist. Her recent projects and artworks have been site specific- making responsive works with the environment and habitats and her culture. She has worked in the therapeutic spaces of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, and Ngwala Willumbong facilitating painting workshops for women and children. She was in the Emerging cultural leaders Program at Footscray Community arts in 2015 and has exhibited for Multicultural Arts Victoria, Counihan Gallery Brunswick, Melbourne Fringe and Asia-Topa.

  • Michelle Giblett
    Michelle Giblett

    Michelle Giblett is a contemporary artist whose work transcends boundaries, melding the tangible and the intangible to create profound visual experiences.

    Her artistic style is characterized by its fluidity, combining elements of drawing, painting, and sculpture to create captivating compositions that blur the line between abstraction and representation. .

    Her work is deeply influenced by the natural world, particularly the Australian landscape, which she sees as a source of infinite inspiration. The interplay of light and shadow, the colors of the outback, and the textures of the land find their way into her art, creating a visceral connection between the viewer and the environment.

    Michelle has been involved in numerous group exhibitions and has held three solo exhibitions in her career which has spanned three decades.

    Michelle is curently studying to be an art teacher and is busy painting in her new studio in the country side at Deep Lead.