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Classes - What's On
Dates

Term Three
Wednesdays15 July - 16 September
Thursdays 16 July - 17 September

Venue

Black Box Studio



Rainbows and Sparkles

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.

For your first Rainbows and Sparkles we recommend a $10 trial. Call the Box office to make a booking!

Time: Wednesday/Thursday @ 10am - 11am

Dates:
Wednesdays 15 July - 16 September
Thursdays16 July - 17 September
Contact Burrinja Box office for availability


Cost: $100 for 10 Sessions

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

Dates

Term 3:
Thursday 30th July
Thursday 17 Sept

Venue

Black Box Studio

Time

1:30pm - 2:30pm



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.

$12 per class | Suitable ages: 3 – 4 year olds

 

Dates

Thursdays 30 July - 10 September

Cost

$90 (7 weeks)



Creative Writing workshops -
for kids who love to write!

Practical and fun, these workshops give students feedback on their writing and a chance to learn more about editing and writing processes. The facilitator is Pauline Hosking, a local playwright and author with many years experience teaching English and drama.

WRITE FANTASTIC!
Writing fantasy, science fiction and horror! Create imaginary beasts, invent fantastic worlds and describe terrifying adventures!
Suitable for ages 8 - 11
When: Thursdays, 30 July—10 Sept
Time: 4:15—5:15pm
Cost: $90 (7 weeks)

Limited spaces—so get in quick!

Book online or phone 9754 8723.

Dates

Tuesday August 4th
Tuesday August 11th
Tuesday August 18th


Time

10.30am -1.00pm


Cost
$120 * all materials provided

Adult Art Classes

Want to experience the joy of creating Art ?

Want to harmonise with inner creativity?


Short Meditation. Exploring patterns, lines, colours and textures of dyes, paints, different media.
Experi-mental and structured approaches to empower each participant.

Bubble printing, marbling, watercolour textures, & more.

*No art experience or skills needed.

Bookings Bev 0449 654 343, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au

Dates

Sunday 9 August
(3hrs: 1.00pm – 4.00pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$50 per student



Smash and Chat

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

The long awaited 'one off' Mosaic Workshop is finally here...
This workshop serves as a 3 hours window of opportunity to mosaic 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 Journoud-Ryan 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.

Please note that you do not need to be an expert, but this is not a comprehensive beginner's workshop, but rather, this is a drop in Mosaic session.

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.

Book Online here, or contact the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Date
Saturday 15 August

Time

10am – 2:30pm
(30 min lunch break)

Venue

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Cost

$110
including some materials and loom
$100
for students providing their own pre-warped loom

Rigid Heddle weaving 'Try It Out” Day

For people who would like to try out rigid heddle weaving and don’t yet have their own loom, or people who want to get more comfortable with their own loom in a relaxed environment. You will weave a short length of fabric on a pre-warped rigid heddle loom, and finish with your own unique wall hanging or table runner.

These are small classes of 4 – 6 students. There are four places available in each class for students who do not have their own looms.

Note we will not go over warping a loom in this class; all looms must be pre-warped before the class. One-on-one tutoring is available separately for students who would like to learn warping.

To book call Michele on 0421 126 842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Dates

Tuesday 25 August
Tuesday 1 September

Time

10.30am -1.00pm


Cost
$50 (each week)
$90 (both weeks)
* all materials provided

Adult Tie Dye Classses


DISCOVER how pleating changes the way dyes travel

BE INVENTIVE with effects from pegs, coins, salt

EXPERIMENT, BLEND, let colours run together


Fabric, dyes provided.
*Bring 2 items to dye

25 August: Tie dye & fabric dye
1 September: Dye experiments , blending

Bookings Bev 0449 654 343, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.creativerainbowsoul.com.au

Dates

Saturday 29 August

Time

1 – 4pm

Where

Studio 4 & Burrinja Arts Workshop

Entry

FREE



Welcome & Farewell –
A Textiles and Mosaic Celebration

There’s a changing of the guard in Burrinja’s Studio 4, and we’d love you to join us in a fond farewell for Jessie Journoud-Ryann and a big welcome for Michele Fountain and Metafour Studio.

  -   Free entry
  -   Demonstrations of sculptural mosaic and hand-weaving on varieties of loom
  -   Opening Specials on White Gum Wool and Metafour Studio textile supplies.
  -   Selected artwork for sale by both artists
  -   Information for upcoming art classes offered by the artists
  -   Mosaic & Textile Taster activities (Participation Fee applies)
  -   Meet the artists
  -   The delicious Burrinja Café and multiple galleries onsite – an opportunity to indulge in           lunch or afternoon tea

Jessie and her sculptural work are making the leap to setting up a working studio from home.

Michele is moving in with her amazing weaving, textile supply and textile art.

It is a creative transition, the continuation of a beautiful friendship and we are both very pleased to invite you to our celebration. We hope to see you there!

For more information visit metafourstudio.com
RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Dates

Saturday 5 September (2pm - 4pm)
Sunday  13 September (1pm– 4pm)
Saturday 3 October  (1pm – 4pm)
Saturday 10 October (1pm– 4pm)

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$250 per student



September / October Mosaic Workshop

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.

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

Most materials are supplied, including a selection of the artist's own tile and crockery collection and a descriptive easy to follow 10 step guide to creating your own mosaic artwork.
On completion of the workshop you will have a completed and grouted mosaic, ready to hang up at home.

Book Online here, or contact the Box Office on 9754 8723

 

Date
Saturday 12th September

Time

10am – 3:00pm
(30 min lunch break)

Venue

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Cost

Cost: $125
including some materials and loom
$115
for students providing their own pre-warped loom)

Rigid Heddle Make a Woven Slouch Hat


For weavers of any experience level. Weave your own unique fabric on a pre-warped rigid heddle loom and hand-sew your own slouch hat. Embellish it with beads or other accessories if you wish. Students must be comfortable with simple hand stitching.

Students may provide weft yarn to create a unique hat, or supplies can be purchased on the day. A materials list will be provided to assist in selecting an appropriate yarn. Students using a class loom can request a light or a dark warp to complement their weft yarn. Requests must be made 7 days before the class runs.

These are small classes of 4 – 6 students. There are four places available in each class for students who do not have their own looms.

Note we will not go over warping a loom in this class; all looms must be pre-warped before the class. One-on-one tutoring is available separately for students who would like to learn warping.

To book call Michele on 0421 126 842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Date
Sunday 20 September (10am - 3pm)
Sunday 4 October (10am - 3pm)
Sunday18 October (10am - 3pm)

Venue
Burrinja Arts Workshop

Cost
$300

Rigid Heddle Weaving Basics

For weavers who want to learn more skills in direct warping and weaving independently. No experience necessary.

The aim of this three session workshop is to give students a taste of direct warping alone and begin to weave confidently.  Students will weave two small projects during the course, and be supported in planning a third, so 3 – 5 hours of weaving between each class will be needed, depending on the length of each student’s project.

Students will learn the basics of planning a project, selecting appropriate yarn, warping their loom, weaving competently and techniques to finish items. We will also cover troubleshooting a project.

This course is suitable for beginning students, and students who are not yet confident in warping or weaving on a rigid heddle loom. A limited number of 10″ Schacht Cricket looms are available for hire for the duration of the course and for two weeks after, at a cost of $45.

Equipment Required: Rigid heddle loom and 8dpi reed. A limited number of 10″ Schacht Cricket looms are available for hire at an additional charge if you do not have your own loom.

To book call Michele on 0421 126 842 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Dates

Ongoing Classes from
30 January 2015

Venue

13A Erica Avenue, Boronia

Nicole Rizio has moved to 13A Erica Avenue, Boronia

Learn to play Piano the Simply Music Way.

Simply Music Piano
Simply Music Piano is a remarkable, Australian- developed piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music education. This unique method has children, teens adults and seniors playing great sounding blues, classical, contemporary and accompaniment piano pieces from the first lesson.

Soul Journey
Realise the hidden potential within. A journey of self discovery that introduces you to your creative abilities in both music and art.
Using simple piano improvisation techniques, learn to add your own personal sound-track to your paintings created in class.
No piano or drawing experience necessary.

Drum Circle
A fun dynamic way to discover your musical abilities through rhythm.
No experience necessary.

Tuition is also available for: Piano accordian, flute, violin, clarinet and tenor sax
Group and private lessons available


More Info at: www.harmoniousmelodies.com.au
Bookings: via Nicole on 0417 844 590

Date
Friday 13 & Saturday 14 November (10:00am - 4:30pm)
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 November (10:00am - 4:30pm)
Friday 27 & Saturday 28 November (10:00am - 4:30pm)

Venue
Burrinja Arts Workshop

 

Cost
$450 for 6 day intensive workshop (6hrs per day)

The Artist's Journey

The ‘The Artist’s Journey’ workshop explores what prevents us from working creatively by identifying the issues faced by all ‘creatives’ and how we can manage them.  Using simple techniques which assist us to develop ideas & respond intuitively to materials, participants can learn to overcome blocks & begin their creative process with confidence.
This workshop is important for artist’s working across many creative disciplines, encouraging exploration, observation, permission to ‘play’ to discover new inspiration,  and teaches you a design process which will take you from the ideas stage through to realisation of work which is stimulating & expressive. Design Elements & Principals underpin all workshop activities.

This residency will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure participants get plenty of attention. Register early to avoid missing out!

The workshop fee includes:

36hrs of face to face workshop/teaching
Kit of basic materials
Comprehensive workshop notes, presented in workbook form
Tea & coffee available in studio am & pm
Lunch from Burrinja café (set choices)
Free entry to three slide lectures
12hrs consultation time with residency artist

 

Dates

New enrollments taken in January 2016
Dates to be announced

Venue

Black Box Studio

Creative Movement and Drama Classes

Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants including an end of year showcase.

Play Up at Burrinja (Ages 5-6 years)
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.
When: Wednesday 4-5pm.

Act Up at Burrinja (Ages 7-9 years) 
These fun filled classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.
When: Wednesday 5-6pm.

Advance Troupe (By invitation only) 
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills.  It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement. 

When: Wednesdays 6:30-8.00pm

Further inquiries contact the box office on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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