Classes - What's On

Term 1 2015

4 Feb - 25 March (8 Sessions)


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.

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.

Troupe (Grade 4 – 5 or Ages 10 – 11/12 years)
These 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: Wednesdays 6-7pm

When: Term 1 runs from February 4 through to March 25 (8 Weeks) 
Cost: $104 for term 1

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 7-8.30pm
Cost: $160


Term 1 2015 

4/5 Feb – 25/26 Mar


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 runs from 4/5 February to 25/26 March  (8 Sessions)
Cost: $80 for 8 Sessions

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


Saturday 14 February 


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 14th of February, 2pm – 4pm
Saturday 21st of February, 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 22nd of February, 12pm – 3pm
Sunday 1st of March, 12pm – 3pm


Term 1: 5-Mar
Term 2: 16-Apr, 7-May, 4-Jun
Term 3: 16-Jul, 6-Aug, 3-Sep
Term 4: 8-Oct, 5-Nov, 3-Dec


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.

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


Ongoing Classes from
30 January 2015


Studio 6

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

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