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9+ years

NOTE: Please see Special events and Free stuff to explore for more activities for this age group.  

Just for Kicks 
Performance Club 
ArtClub
Scribblebots

Just for Kicks (sneaker design)

Artist: Reeham Hakem

Wearable art lets you express yourself!

In this workshop, transform a shoe into an artwork. Learn about colour, shape and composition - then plan out your design. Once you are happy with the plan, transfer your ideas onto your shoe and voila your own funky, custom-designed shoes. See what a transformation you can make!

Let us know what size sand shoes you wear and we will supply one pair of shoes.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Thursday 3 July, 2pm to 4pm
Bookings essential: book online
Cost: $15 per child

Performance Club (physical theatre series)

Artist: Luke O’Connor from Asking For Trouble

Crowd of children on stagePhysical theatre tells stories through movement, body language, hand gestures and sometimes even with objects. As a group we will be devising our own stories as each week we tackle a different theme or idea.

Have fun with theatre games and character play, as we learn techniques drawn from improvisation, ensemble work, puppetry, clown, slapstick, mime and contemporary dance.

Week 1: Fun theatre games to get to know one another and to connect with our bodies.
Week 2: Play with performance through Clowning and Slapstick.
Week 3: How do we tell our stories? Is it about how we move?
Week 4: Space, place and puppetry
Week 5: Develop a short performance to show each other.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 19, 26 July; 2, 9 and 16 August, 2.30pm to 4pm
Book essential: book online
Cost: $70 per child

For more information please contact: artplay@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

ArtClub (visual arts series)

Artist: Sue Davis

ArtClub is a series of art workshops at ArtPlay. Each week explore the work & ideas of an artist and use this as inspiration to experiment with materials & techniques, while developing skills and confidence in your own self-expression.

We encourage you to stay with the program for the duration of 2014 so you can be part of a group exhibition at the end of the year.

This season explore a range of art practices including sculpture, photography and street-art mosaic.

Featured artists are: Alexander Calder, Helen Nodding and Invader

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 19 & 26 July and 2, 9 & 16 August , 12.30pm to 2pm
Register your interest: email artplay@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Cost: $85 per child

Scribblebots (robotics)

Artist: Cake Industries

Make a fun little robot that spins wildly with a pen to make beautiful spiral drawings.

Using raw electrical components, you will learn the basics of simple wiring and circuitry to build your own moving toy. And best of all - you can take your new robot friend home.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Sunday 20 July, 2pm to 4pm
Bookings essential: book online
Cost: $15 per child