School Holiday Workshops: Week Two
School Holiday Workshops: Week Two
Week two dates: 23–25 January
Footscray Community Arts is the place for creative kids these holidays! Our popular School Holiday Workshops returns with an incredible line up of artists and activities for kids aged 6-12 years.
The Extreme Arts program runs for three days. Each day, kids do three different workshops run by a 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 the following workshops will be on offer:
1. Printmaking with Saluhan Collective (MJ & Aida)
Join Saluhan Collective for a visual arts workshop where you’ll get to experiment with monotype and collagraph printing using paint, collage, and found materials, and even make your own sticker sheet to take home!
2. Hip Hop Dance with L2R (Maya and Nolly)
Hit the woah, do the dougie and get down with L2R Dance in a dance workshop that will focus on hip hop grooves and moves while jamming out to fresh beats. L2R Dance promotes a safe dance space for all children to have fun, connect with their body and enjoy the freedom of DANCE!
3. PUPPET PARADISE:
Hang out with puppeteer and builder, Opal, and learn how to bring inanimate objects to life! Using found materials and things you might find in your own drawers at home, we’ll get crafty and create characters and stories to delight, inspire and channel all our silliness. This workshop will encourage stepping away from our usual selves
Monday: 23 January
Tuesday: 24 January
Wednesday: 25 January
Before Care: 8.30 – 10.00
Workshops: 10.00 – 15.00
After Care: 15.00 – 17.00
Date & Times
- Footscray Community Arts
Ticketing coming soon.
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Meet the Artists
Saluhan is a Filipinx/o artist collective based in Naarm, Melbourne on Wurundjeri Country. Saluhan was created to establish a network between creatives in Australia and the Philippines and has since expanded to include collaborative projects in arts and community development. Saluhan are currently part of the RESIDENCE program at Footscray Community Arts and previously facilitated Sari-Sari Giftshop at FCA, a workshop for young people to create t-shirts as part of the Dialekto project funded by NAVA.
Maya Hajizadeh was born in Iran and migrated to Australia in August 2013. She began her street dance journey in 2014 and has explored multiple genres such as house, dancehall, whacking and street jazz. Through her dance practice she discovered her passion for sharing and connecting with community. In 2016 she joined L2R Dance crew and was employed to facilitate L2R’s children’s program Panda Squad along with running the Hip Hop program at Western English Language School. Maya hopes to continue to create, share and inspire the next generations of dancers.
Nolly Zaa Thang
Nolly is a movement artist born and raised in Myanmar. She migrated to Australia in 2012 where she discovered her love for street dance. In 2013 she attended L2R Dance Next Gen program where her passion for dance accelerated. In the decade of her dance practise, she is now working as a professional dancer and teacher. Nolly is passionate about creating opportunities in her community and aims to ignite creativity and freedom with the next generation of dancers. She is passionate about eliminating the stigma people have around dancing in her community by emphasizing the positive outcomes that emerge from movement. She is currently working on choregraphing works and building her artistic profile. She is always exploring new ways to develop skills, connecting and collaborating with like-minded creatives and using art as a vessel to bring joy to people’s lives.
Opal is a queer migrant working in Naarm’s western ‘burbs. A snuff puppeteer, a theater-maker, a glue-gun enthusiast with a passion for storytelling and working on community projects.