Classes - What's On

From April 15


Studio 2

Rainbow Soul Creative: April Holiday Program

Tuesday 15 April
10.30am–12pm: Wooden People - design & make clothes using a pre-made model $16
1.15-2.45pm: Create your Teddy Bear or Doll design & sew clothes * Ages 7-12 $20

Wednesday 16 April
10.30am-12pm: Scarecrows, using sticks, collage materials, raffia and fabric $16
1.15pm-2.45pm: Watercolour Imaginary Animals $16

Thursday 17 April
10.30am-12pm: Tie Dyed T-shirts & necklaces or cartoons $20
1.15pm-2.45pm: Sundyed fabric, Suitable for a cushion or bag $20

Special Mothers’ Day Classes

Thursday 24 April
4.15pm-5.45pm: Tie Dyed Bags & Handmade watercolour cards $20

Sunday 27 April
1.00pm-3.00pm: Tie Dyed or Sun Dyed Bag plus Necklace and Watercolour Card with special effects $20

Bookings with Bev Pergl via 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
All classes run by a VIT Registered Teacher and Artist


Tues 22 April


Studio 6

Soul Journey

Realise the hidden potential within.

A journey of self-discovery that introduces you to your creative abilities both in music and art.
Using simple piano improvisation techniques learn to add your own personal soundtrack to your paintings created in the workshop.

No piano or drawing experience necessary
4 week introductory workshop commencing

When: Tuesday 22nd April 11.00am—1.00pm
Cost: $150 for 8 hours of tuition
Bookings: Nicole ph - 0417 844 590
For more info click here


Term 2 2014

Commences Wed 23 Apr


Black Box Studio

Rainbows and Sparkles

This popular program returns to Burrinja!

An art group for preschoolers with an emphasis on parent/carer participation.

Children and adults have fun exploring creative activities together such as singing, movement, playing musical instruments and making art using a variety of media.

Classes are facilitated by Gill Cruikshank who ran this popular group for several years prior to building works. Gill also works with Dee Whittington and her ‘movement’ groups on creative support for performances.

Time: Wednesday/Thursday @ 10am - 11am
When:Term 1 commences 23rd of April and runs for 10 weeks
Cost: $100 for 10 sessions

Limited spaces available
Bookings via Box Office only. Phone (03) 9754 8723


28 April - 23 June


7pm - 9pm


Arts Workshop

Tutored Life Drawing with Monika Poray

Join us for another exciting drawing class, open to any level. Life Drawing is a great art format to practice your skills or to participate for leisure. Be exposed to techniques that expand the way you draw from observation and stimulate creativity. All materials provided.

Monika is a professional artist and registered VIT teacher.

Cost per session: $22 adults/$20 concession/$18 VCE students or $180 for 9 sessions
Included: All materials, life model and tuition. Materials can also be purchased.
Bookings:  Monika Poray, PH: 0425 831 425 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W:

Thursday 1 May


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


Mon 7 July - Wed 9 July



Circus Skills Workshops

The Ruccis Circus Team is back again and ready to turn all local daredevils into a well-oiled Circus Extravaganza!


These classes will cover a broad range of skills: juggling, hoops, tightwire, pyramids, trapeze, character development, and performance skills’

Mon 7 July, 1.00pm–3.00pm (Ages 6–12yrs)
Mon 7 July, 3.30pm–5.30pm (Ages 13–16yrs)
Tues 8 July, 10.30am–noon (Ages 3–5yrs)*
Tues 8 July, 12:30pm–2.30pm (Ages 6–12yrs)
Wed 9 July, 10:00am–11:30am (Ages 3–7yrs)

Hula hoops for beginners. Getting fit doesn’t get any more fun than this!!
Wed 9 July, 12:00pm–1.30pm (All ages)

This class will focus just on circus aerial acts: such as trapeze cloudswing, rope and silks.
Mon 7 July, 6.00pm–8.00pm (Ages 16+)
Tues 8 July, 3.00pm–5.00pm (Ages 13–16yrs)
Wed 9 July, 4.00pm–6.00pm (Ages 7–12yrs)

See what it is like to be a giant in this workshop designed to challenge your balance and fear of heights. Parent helpers are required for this workshop; Parents entry is included in the child’s ticket.

Wed 9 July, 1.30pm–3.00pm (All ages)

* Parents participation required.

$20 for 1.5 hour classes
$25 for 2 hour classes (Includes a 15 min parents showcase at the end of the class.)

Class sizes are strictly limited to ensure high trainer participant ratio.


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