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9+ years

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

ArtClub
Performance Club

ArtClub (visual arts series)

Artist: Sue Davischild's sculpture of a person walking a dog

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

This season at ArtClub is top secret. The ArtClubbers and Sue are busy with lots of work to do before the ArtClub exhibition launch on Sunday 30 November at 3pm.

What will be revealed? Come along to find out.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 25 October and 1,8,15 and 22 November, 12.30pm to 2pm
Cost: $85 per child
Bookings: ArtClub is currently sold out

Performance Club (physical theatre series)

Artist: Heidi Weatherald a group of children pulling funny poses

Physical 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.

In this series of Performance Club  we  explore  the 'Yes!' game  to  discover  the great director or  writer  and performer you are. You will master some important techniques though improvisation, ensemble work, slapstick and acting for the stage.

Week 1:  Fun games to get to know one other and understand 'theatre' language.

Week 2:  Explore what makes a great story using text, improvisation, body and voice.

Week 3:  Learn to direct a scene and how to begin and finish with pizazz.

Week 4:  Play with performance tools such as non-verbal theatre and slapstick with props and music.

Week 5:  As a group, in pairs or solo we decide on a theme to develop a small piece of theatre. Let’s see where it takes us.

Age: 9 to 12 years
Dates and times: Saturdays 25 October and 1,8,15 and 22 November, 2.30pm to 4pm
Cost: $70 per child
Bookings essential: book online - Performance Club

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