School Holiday Workshops: Superstars

School Holiday Workshops: Superstars
Week One: 2—5 April 2024
Event Information

An exciting offering for creative kids this summer! Our School Holiday Arts Program is back in April, featuring a lineup of artists and engaging activities designed for children aged 6 to 12 years.

Week 1 celebrates the young SUPERSTARS, focusing on the world of performing arts.

Kick-off on a four-day adventure with the Fast Fashun art collective and join us in crafting a unique DIY fashion show experience together! Explore various roles within the fashion industry—whether it’s designing clothes, crafting outfits, strutting your stuff on the catwalk, capturing the moment as a photographer, directing the creative vision as a creative director, styling a set, or taking the microphone to host a runway show.

This is an inclusive opportunity for everyone, regardless of your level of experience. Discover your passion, try something new, and be part of a collaborative and expressive fashion journey!

Check out the week two program: Extreme Arts.

Suitable for kids 6-12 years.  

Tuesday 2 April 2024
Wednesday 3 April 2024
Thursday 4 April 2024
Friday 5 April 2024 (performance day)

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

Superstars – 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 four-day program.
  • We recommend that you book the entire 4 day program to get the most out of it. On Friday there will be a showcase of your children’s work.
  • The program day runs from 10am to 3pm.
  • 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 the time of 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

2—5 April 2024
Before Care: 8:30—10am
Workshops: 10am—3pm
After Care: 3pm–5pm

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
  • Fast Fashun
    Fast Fashun

    Fast Fashun is a queer art collective from Melbourne, focused on the climate emergency.
    The collective uses art therapy, improvisational theatre, and visual art making to create durational interactive installations where audiences come face-to-face with the waste produced by the fast fashion industry.

    Fast Fashun has presented work at Sydney Festival, Midsumma Festival, Melbourne FashionFestival, Melbourne Fashion Week, National Sustainable Living Festival and will be featured as part of South Side Festival in May 2024. They received recognition from the 2021 GreenRoom Awards for Contemporary and Experimental Performance and was a finalist in theMidsumma Australia Post Art Award in 2022.

    The collective comprises Tenfingerz, Famous Artist Sebastian Berto, Luna Aquatica, and Sarah Seahorse. The artists have been collaborating on projects for the past decade. The collective’s work has been described as “continually setting higher standards for live
    art and fashion, “ by The Fashion Advocate, and “fun, empowering and engaging” by The Guardian.

    Fast Fashun’s unique approach to addressing the impact of fast fashion and empowering audience’s creativity is a testament to the power of art in effecting social change.

  • Sarah Seahorse
    Sarah Seahorse

    Sarah Seahorse is a neon-saturated award-winning wearable artist, costume designer and craftivist specialising in wearable art that creates strong social, environmental and political commentary. She holds a Diploma in Costume Design as well as an Applied Bachelor of Community Development.

    Critical to her work, Sarah thrives on using found, foraged and recycled materials to create fantastical displays of innovative costuming, over-the-top millinery, large-scale soft fabrication, body puppetry, and unique wearable art. Sarah and her creative partner Luna Aquatica won the International Design Award for Australia & the South Pacific at the prestigious World of Wearable Arts (WOW) Awards in Wellington, New Zealand in 2015. The duo was awarded third place in the Illumination Illusion category at the WOW Awards in 2017.

    With over a decade of costume-making experience, Sarah is an accomplished designer, expert seamstress and innovative pattern maker. Sarah has worked as the resident milliner, sculptural fabricator and art finisher at Circus Oz since 2011. Working with many of Australia’s most established performance art companies, including the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia and most recently A Blanck Canvas puppet studio.

    Sarah also shares her skills in community workshops at Melbourne City Libraries and Darebin Youth Hub.

  • Sebastian Berto
    Sebastian Berto

    Sebastian Berto is a queer multi-disciplinary artist based in Melbourne, working across video
    production, projection, motion-graphics, animation, graphic design, illustration, coding,
    textile design, performance, interactive art, and art therapy.

    In 2019, Sebastian was a finalist in the Melbourne Queer Film Festival short film competition.
    They were one of the founding members of ‘Projector Obscura’ in 2010, showcasing live,
    interactive video projection art at the Melbourne Digital Fringe and This is Not Art Festival.
    Additionally, Sebastian played a pivotal role in the establishment of Joining Forces art
    collective. They facilitated live interactive art spaces at Top Shelf Gallery, Melbourne
    Now, The NGV, and The Arts Centre. In 2013, the collective’s artwork was selected for the
    Melbourne Art Trams project, and received the People’s Choice award in 2014.

    Sebastian completed their BA in Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT in 2011. In 2017,
    they graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Transpersonal Art Therapy from the IKON
    institute, which deepened their understanding of the psychological and physiological effects of art making. During their course placement, Sebastian worked with at-risk youths at Front Yard Youth Services, gaining valuable experience in facilitating interactive art collaboration spaces with specific therapeutic aims and outcomes.

  • Teneille Clerke Aka Tenfingerz
    Teneille Clerke Aka Tenfingerz

    Teneille is a multidisciplinary artist and creative producer. Her work focuses on social change and community engagement through art-making and events. She has a background in fashion where she worked as a photographer and stylist throughout the 2000s.

    Teneille’s work has been programmed at Sydney Festival, AGNSW, Science Gallery, National Wool Museum, Melbourne Fashion Festival, Shepparton Festival, Melbourne Art Book Fair, Midsumma Festival, Sustainable Living Festival, and Gertrude Street Projection Festival.

    Teneille’s art practice centres around collaboration. She is in two collectives — Fast Fashun and The Midnight Horrors. She has worked and collaborated with the Centre for Reworlding, MKA Theatre of New Writing, Teatro de los Sentidos (Spain), and Take 3 Presents (USA).

    In 2021, Teneille 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. She received a Green Room Award nomination for artistic direction and curation for the project. Teneille’s most recent work 1800ClimateEmergency was nominated for Best Experimental work at the 2023 Melbourne Fringe. In her spare time, Teneille is a low-key prepper and volunteers with her local State Emergency Service unit.


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