School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts

School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts
Week one dates: 27—29 June 2023
Event Information

Footscray Community Arts is the place for creative kids these June holidays! Our popular School Holiday Workshops 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 will do the following workshops:

  1. Fancy Hats with Sarah Seahorse and Teneille Clarke

It’s not quite a celebration unless there’s fancy hats! Join fabulous milliner (hat maker) and trash troll Sarah Seahorse to create your own party hat, crown, cap or headdress. An inclusive hands-on workshop turning recycled waste and found materials into magnificent wearable works of art. Skills covered include design, flat pattern construction, decorative techniques, choosing the right materials for your project. Suitable for all ages, especially anyone interested in fashion, costume, design, sculpture, circus, drag, and cosplay.

  1. Experimental Instrument Making with Supina and Indri

Using found objects and recyclable materials you will create instruments and together we will make an experimental stomp style mini orchestra! With a focus on aural and sonic experimentation and also tactile creation, you will build instruments from examples provided by our lead artists. The students will learn basic instrument making, collaborative composition through a simplified version of the contemporary role play conducting system known as Raung Jagat.

  1. 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 expert Franca and Maya, who have over 20 years of experience in circus play. With us, there’s never a dull moment, as our performances are always brimming with surprises. Why? Because we believe in celebrating the uniqueness of every individual, and their ability in circus!

Tuesday 27 June 2023
Wednesday 28 June 2023
Thursday 29 June 2023

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

27—29 June 2023

Footscray Community Arts

Early Bird Three Day: $280
Full Price Three Day: $300
Concession Three Day: $280.
Single Day: $110
Before Care: $20
After Care: $20
Before and 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 Artists
  • Sarah Seahorse
    Sarah Seahorse

    Sarah Seahorse is a neon saturated award winning artist, costume designer, and craftivist. She specialises in costume, fashion, millinery and wearable art that create strong social, environmental, and political commentary. Sarah thrives on using found and recycled materials to create high-end costumes, headwear, DIY fashion, body puppetry, and wearable art.

    Sarah’s generosity for collaboration and sharing, not only her practical creative skills, but her immense industry knowledge has led her to teaching roles in community focused settings such as the Melbourne City Library, St. Kilda Festival, Stonnington Youth and the Darebin Youth Hub. Aiming to create spaces where recycled materials and wearable art become perfect mediums for telling important personal stories and expressing complex ideas, especially in a collaborative or group context.


  • Tenille Clarke
    Tenille Clarke

    Teneille Clerke aka Tenfingerz is a multidisciplinary artist, creative producer and professional larrikin. Her work focuses on climate action and community engagement through art-making and events. She works across the mediums of writing, visual art, and installation; inviting audience engagement through long-form immersive work, satire, live streams and social media content.

    Her work has been featured at the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Shepparton Festival, Melbourne Art Book Fair, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne Sustainable Living Festival, Gertrude Street Projection Festival, and Melbourne Fringe Festival.

    In 2021, Tenfingerz was the City of Yarra’s artist-in-residence for community art and climate action. As part of the residency, she curated and produced The Big Local Arts and Climate Expo.

    Tenfingerz climate action project Fast Fashun received an acknowledgment from the 2021 Green Room Awards for Contemporary and Experimental Performance. Fast Fashun was also a finalist in the 2022 Midsumma Australia Post Art Award. For her work as artistic director and curator for The Big Local Arts and Climate Expo, Tenfingerz received a nomination for the 2022 Green Room Awards.

    Instagram: @tenfingerz

    Website: https://tenfingerz.com/about


  • Supina Bytol
    Supina Bytol

    Supina Bytol is an experimental visual and sound artist of Cocos Island / Malay / Islamic heritage. Her work explores suburban discomfort,and identity through experimental cultural mash performance’s, surreal video works and in situ suburban and environmental photographic works. Disseminating her lived experience, by producing imagery that unsettles defined representations of cultural and female iconography.

  • Indri

    Indri is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the traditional roles of people of the global south that are immersed in the anthropocene. Producing sound, poetry, sculptural and textile art as well as video and documentary film, her work has been featured in festivals and exhibitions such as Mapping Melbourne and AsiaTOPA. She works as a sound recordist in the film and television industry and regularly works on her own projects in her studio in Melbourne.

  • Franca

    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.