Classes - What's On

1pm - 4pm


Arts Workshop 

Every Child's an Artist

Term 3 Children's Art Classes by Bev Pergl. 

Week 1:  Rainbows, coloured patterns
Week 2:  Buildings and 3D drawing
Week 3: Future houses
Week 4:  Faces and profiles Picasso style
Week 5: Faces collage, mix and match a new face
Week 6:  Drawing, Landscape Layers and washes

When: Tuesday July 22 to Aug 26, 4.15-5.45pm
Cost: $90 including materials
Venue: Burrinja Studio 2
Bookings: Bev Pergl, Ph 0449 654 343

Suitable ages 12-16


Saturday 2 August




03 9754 8723

Melbourne Ballet Company Repertoire

Junior Classical Workshop
A special junior ballet class in the Melbourne Ballet Company System of Training, Vaganova based, to be given by the MBC Artistic Director or Principal Dancer.
Time: 1pm – 2pm
Cost: $20 for workshop, $30 for workshop and ticket to Melbourne Ballet: Infinite Space
Suitable to ages 6 – 12 Years old with previous ballet experience
Spaces limited to 20 per class

Senior Classical Workshop
Local senior dance students from Elementary level and above may join the Melbourne Ballet Company Class onstage in the Burrinja Theatre.  The workshop will be led by the Resident Choreographer or a Principal Dancer of Melbourne Ballet Company.
Time: 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Cost: $20 for workshop, $30 for workshop and ticket to Melbourne Ballet: Infinite Space
Suitable to ages 13 – 20 Years old with elementary or above experience
Spaces limited to 20 per class

Senior Classical on Stage Warm Up
Ten lucky senior classical students will have to opportunity to participate in the on-stage warm up with Melbourne Ballet Company dancers prior to their performance of Infinite Space.

The participants for the warm up will be randomly selected from the senior classical dance students.
Students will be notified the week before the workshop commences.
Suitable to ages 13 – 20 Years old with previous ballet experience.

Bookings via Burrinja Box Office 03 9754 8723 only


Saturday 2 August
Tuesday 5 August


Artist Studio

Music Lessons the Fun Way

These 4 classes are created to kick start your Harmonious Melodies regular music lessons.

Classes are run by studio musician and qualified teacher, Nicole Rizio. Nicole applies traditional music techniques to her Piano Accordion, Flute and Violin classes. For those looking for a unique approach to learning Piano, try Nicole’s ‘Simply Music Piano’ lessons. You can learn more about Nicole’s classes at

Materials will be available to hire or purchase but you will need to provide your own musical instrument.

Classes comprise of a 4 week block of 30min lessons for a total cost of $100* per student. Group classes available, for further details contact Nicole on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Book the Special Introductory Discount offer via Burrinja Website or phone (03) 9754 8723.

Cost: $100 for 4 sessions
Classes commence:  Saturday 2 August  2014   (30min sessions, 4 week block)
                                 Tuesday 5 August  2014   (30min sessions, 4 week block)


Thursday 7 August


Black Box Studio

Rainbows and Sparkles | Monthly Craft Play Date

Play Dates are perfect for 3 - 4 year olds who just want to spend time getting messy with art experiences and a favourite adult!

As with Rainbows & Sparkles, this is a parent/carer participation class and is an ideal opportunity for an hour of quality mess making time without the clean up!

Bookings and payments in advance are essential.
Limited spaces available.

When: First Thursday of the Month | 1.30pm – 2.30pm 
$12 per class | Suitable ages: 3 – 4 year olds


1pm - 4pm


Arts Workshop 

Spirit Guide Drawing with Carol McConnell

Come to a friendly afternoon of spirit guide drawing with Carol McConnell.

By incorporating meditation and aura soma colour therapy tools to help you get in touch with your inner guides and angels. 

Carol teaches a simple technique of drawing that is easy to follow, is fun and will assist you on your inner journey. 

This workshop is very calming and provides a safe space for healing and you'll be amazed by your creative abilities.

There is no previous drawing experience necessary and all materials are provided. The duration is 3 hours and includes afternoon tea. Please book in early as there is limited space available.

Cost: Adults $50 // Concession $40
When: Sunday afternoon's from 1-4pm
Available Dates: 10th August, 24th August, 7th September
Bookings: Carol McConnell 5968 1689


Saturday 30 August
11am - 2pm


Arts Workshop


Monthly 'Smash and Chat' Mosaic Workshop

The monthly 'Smash & Chat' Mosaic Workshop is back again...

This workshop offered in Burrinja's Art Workshop space serves as a 3 hour window of mosaicing opportunity on whatever personal project you may have currently brewing...

This session provides the opportunity to 'drop in' and get creative on any mosaic project you have started or plan to start, with a group of fellow mosaic enthusiasts.

Jessie will be thrilled to assist and advise you with your current projects and a selection of crockery, adhesives and basic tools will be available to you.

Please come also prepared with your own crockery, tools and own prepared surfaces to mosaic.

You don't need to be an expert, but this is not a comprehensive beginner's workshop as offered last year...but rather, a quick summary of Mosaic techniques.

When: Saturday 30 August (11am - 2pm)
Where: Art Workshop
Cost: $50 per student.
Please note that an extra charge of $10 is applicable (and payable on the day) if you need to purchase a prepared (scored and primed) surface to Mosaic. 

A selection of the artist's own tile and crockery collection and adhesives will be available.

Classes are limited to 12 places


Saturday 13 September
11am - 2pm


Arts Workshop 

It's all about GROUT!

Let’s get messy with a grouting session.

Have you been putting off your grouting? It is finally time to grout those unfinished mosaic projects…
This session is the place to do it with a group of fellow mosaic enthusiasts.

This workshop offered in Burrinja's Art Workshop space serves as a 3 hours window of grouting on a personal mosaic project.

Cost: $50 per student
You MUST provide your own grout, gloves and bring along your completed project, but other basic grouting tools will be available to you.

When: Saturday 13 September, 11am - 2pm
Where: Arts Workshop
Bookings: Via Burrinja Box Office (03) 9754 8723 or online here


Saturday 11 October


Arts Workshop


Mosaic Workshop

Do you want to get creative with crockery ?

This workshop of 4 classes will walk you through the creation process step-by-step to create your own small mosaic art piece.

If you are a Beginner wanting to learn the basic skills in order to apply them to larger Mosaic projects in the future, this is the class for you...

If you have dabbled in Mosaics before, this may be a refresher opportunity and a means of further experimenting with the medium in order to inspire you for more ambitious pieces in the future.

Classes are run by Studio artist and qualified teacher Jessie Journoud-Ryan.

Most materials and tools used on site are provided, but you will need to provide your own crockery, protective gloves for grouting, an old towel and a hammer.

Cost: $250.00 for 11 hours of tuition across four sessions

4 classes will run on the following dates:

Saturday 11 October, 1pm – 3pm
Sunday 12 October, 12.30pm – 3pm 
Saturday 18 October, 12.30pm – 3.30pm                            
Saturday 25 October, 12.30pm – 3.30pm