School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts

School Holiday Workshops: Extreme Arts
Week two dates: 9—11 July 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:

Embroidery with Aaron W
Join us for a hands-on workshop with Aaron Billings and discover the art of decorative botanical embroidery. Learn a variety of techniques, including back stitch, stem stitch, French knots, lazy daisy, and more. Suitable for all skill levels, this workshop will guide you step-by-step in creating your own beautiful floral artwork.

Theatre Sports with the Beryls
Dive into the exciting world of Theatre Sports! This workshop features a series of improvisational games and exercises designed to boost your confidence, enhance teamwork, and sharpen your acting and comedic skills. You’ll learn classic Theatre Sports games and have the chance to try your hand at improv, all while developing your ability to create characters and think on your feet.

Weaving with Tab and Fizl
Join textile artist Tab Sejoe and multidisciplinary artist Fiz as they invite you to reimagine our world one weave at a time! In this workshop, you’ll create keepsake woven artworks from scratch, repurposing a variety of unconventional objects and materials to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

You’ll learn the fundamentals of weaving while experimenting and flexing your imagination to create truly unique pieces. This is your chance to explore, innovate, and create something special.

Tuesday 9 July 2024
Wednesday 10 July 2024
Thursday 11 July 2024

Child Care: 8:30—10am
Workshops: 10am—3pm
Child 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.
  • Child care 8:30—10am & 3—5pm is available, if you require child 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 July 2024
Child Care: 8:30—10am
Workshops: 10am—3pm
Child 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
  • Tab Sejoe
    Tab Sejoe

    A lifelong storyteller through visual arts, Tab Sejoe shares her unique vision of the world, shaped by her childhood in Botswana and her upbringing in Australia. Her creative practice often incorporates elements of nature into everyday life through print, pattern, texture, and color. Based in Melbourne, Tab is an accomplished artist, textile designer, and workshop facilitator. Her workshops, open to all ages, provide a space for exploring, sharing, and expressing our most authentic selves while connecting through creativity.

  • Fiz

    Fiz is an artist, musician, and workshop facilitator who works across Dhudhuroa, Waywurru, and Jaithmathang land in Mt Beauty, Victoria, and Woi Wurrung country in Melbourne. Their diverse creative practice includes installation art, painting, journal making, and songwriting. Fiz is passionate about creating accessible and meaningful learning experiences, particularly for young people, and helping them express themselves through creativity.

  • The Beryls

    Laura Trenerry and Patrick Dwyer form the comedy duo The Beryls and are key members of the ensemble The Beaks, winners of Best Comedy at Melbourne Fringe. As actors and comedians, they create independent theatre and frequently lead workshops, sharing their expertise and passion for performance.

  • Aaron Billings
    Aaron Billings

    Aaron Billings is a comic and textile artist based in Narrm (Melbourne). He is currently pursuing a PhD in comics research and contributes to publications such as Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, and The Paris End. In 2018, he co-founded Pink Ember Studio, a queer-focused art space. His embroidery work has been exhibited at Incinerator Gallery, 45 Downstairs, and Castlemaine Gallery.