School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts

School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts
Week two dates: 9—11 April 2024
Event Information

Week two of our popular School Holiday Arts Program, with an incredible line-up of artists and engaging activities for kids (6-12 years).

The Extreme Arts program runs for three exciting days. Each day, children engage in a rotation through three workshops led by experienced professional artists and assistant teachers. Classes are grouped by age, ensuring every child receives support to explore and express their creative abilities.

Each day, kids do the following workshops:

1. This is definitely not a box
What is a box? A gift or surprise? A delivery of something new or storage for something old? Join the indirect Object artists to transform everyday cardboard boxes into works of art. Using creative 3D design skills participants work alone or in small groups to deconstruct and reimagine, there’s only one rule – the box can be anything you want, but it can’t be a box anymore.

2. Colourful Pet Portraits
Join Prince to create expressive and colourful pet portraits! Come learn some skills while capturing your furry friend. An opportunity to learn some fundamentals in representational painting or to just enjoy the process of creating art and have some fun. Express your love for all things furry, feathered or scaly!

3. Cypher
Cypher is a Freestyle dance workshop that gives kids the ability to shine: showing their cool moves and dance battling with each other. We will do warmups, dance games, musical freeze and learn new moves. We will have team dance battles and solos are optional! No dance experience necessary- just a great way to move your body, learn about dance and have fun!

Tuesday 9 April 2024
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Thursday 11 April 2024

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

Extreme Arts – How to Book.

  • Bookings can be made online through the ‘Book Now’ button. Alternatively, you may book over the phone by contacting reception at Phone: 03 9362 8888 or email: reception@footscrayarts.com.
  • 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

9—11 April 2024
Before Care: 8:30—10am
Workshops: 10am—3pm
After Care: 3pm—5pm

Footscray Community Arts
Ticket Cost
Early Bird 3 day $280
Concession 3 day $290
Single Day $110
Single Day Concession $95
Mob Tix Free
Before Care $20
After Care $20
Before & After Care $30

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

Meet the Teaching Artists
  • the indirect Object
    the indirect Object

    the indirect Object are festival, event and community engagement artists creating installations, activations, roving puppets and workshops for medium to large scale activations across eastern Australia.

    Our installation work is playful, inclusive, accessible and designed for diverse needs. We work with sustainable and recycled materials where possible. Our workshops and community engagement programs only use recycled, rescued, and repurposed materials.

    We develop site-specific work on commission, collaborate with community and have a dedicated team of community volunteers who collect and source materials for us.

  • Prince Kempster
    Prince Kempster

    Prince Kempster is a representational painter who is drawn to bright colours, influenced by the Impressionist movement and inspired by any knick knacks that remind them of their grandmother.

    They specialise in creating unique pet portraits, often capturing the pet within a familiar setting, conveying the precious bond between the pet and its family. They had their debut exhibition 2023 “Feeling a lil’ Nostalgic” at Unassigned Gallery.

  • Dagogo Obogo
    Dagogo Obogo

    Born in Nigeria, dance 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 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.


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