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Dates

Term 2, 2018
Tuesdays 24 APR - 26  JUN
Fridays 20 APR -29 JUN

Time

9:30am - 10:15am
10:30am - 11:15am

Prices

Tuesday groups 10 weeks $140
Friday groups 9 weeks $ 126 ($14 per class)
Siblings $8 per class if over 8 months
Siblings under 8 months FREE
Original CD included

Where

Burrinja Black Box

RockaBilbies

RockaBilbies is an original music class for little rockers.

We jam, play drums, dance, sing and act to original songs. We use percussion, ribbons, scarves, puppets, and a parachute to learn about the musical elements - beat, pitch, tempo and dynamics. Kristy plays the guitar and sings songs about letters, numbers, animals, songs for early learning development and songs just for fun.

Kristy is a musician/songwriter and an experienced primary school teacher, having taught as a classroom teacher and a music and drama specialist.

The classes are mixed-age for families, thus catering for different abilities and providing an opportunity for younger children to learn from the older ones. Classes are approximately 45 minutes long and include varied and short activities to keep the little ones entertained. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere, allowing children to participate at their own level and in their own time.

At RockaBilbies we have a lot of fun, build confidence, spark creativity and develop an ongoing love for music. Original and engaging songs create a unique environment that can be enjoyed by the parent or carer just as much as the child.
 
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers with parent/carer participation.

Bookings via Kristy: 0415 288 811 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 2, 2018
Wednesdays
10 weeks 18 APR - 13 JUN
no class APR 25

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Troupe 6pm - 7pm
Advanced Troupe 7pm - 8.30pm

Venue

Black Box Studio

Cost

Play Up $150


Act Up $150


Troupe $150


Advanced Troupe $220 (invitation only)
Booking via the Box Office on 9754 8723

CLASS TERMS:
Confirmation of your place for classes is payment in full. [Payable at the beginning of each term.]



Creative Movement and Drama Classes

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7 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.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 7 – 9 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.
 
TROUPE: Grade 5 – 8 or Ages 10 – 13 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.

ADVANCED 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.

Further information:
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.

ANY ENQUIRIES please CONTACT the Box Office: Tue-Fri, 10:00am-4:00pm, 9754-8723 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 2, 2018

Wednesdays
18 APR - 13 JUN
10AM - 11AM
no class APR 25

Cost:

10 wks: $140
($14 per class)

BOOKING ESSENTIAL 1 WEEK ADVANCE



Or via the box office on 9754 8723

Venue

Black Box Theatre

Rainbows and Sparkles

Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art group for pre-schoolers.

Join Gill Cruikshank on a Rainbows and Sparkles creative adventure singing, movement, parachute play, musical instruments and art making using a variety of media.

With a strong focus on parent/ carer participation the class invites children and adults to have fun together exploring creative activities.

Gill Cruikshank is a local creator with 10 years’ experience running this popular class and is passionate about nurturing creative expression shared between children and their families.

Limited spaces available | 60 mins | Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation

Dates

MAY WORKSHOP 
Sat 26th & Sun 27th MAY

JUNE WORKSHOP
Sat 23rd & Sun 24th JUN

JULY WORKSHOP
Sat 28th & Sun 28th JUL

AUGUST WORKSHOP
Sat 25th & Sun 26th AUG

Times

10am - 4pm each day

Where

Burrinja Arts Workshop

Prices

$260 (both days)
$150 (single day)

Weekend Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over a single weekend...
Beginners are welcome too (2 days recommended)!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery...).

Workshop Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface will be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- Possibility of a grouting session for works completed prior to the actual weekend.
- The workshop will effectively be booked for 12hrs in total over the weekend, so you can choose what kind of breaks you prefer at any time.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).
- 3hrs in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)

Please note that a No Refund ticketing policy applies to late cancellations (within 7 days of the scheduled workshop).
Ideal ages 18+

 

Dates
Two day workshops

FRI 8 JUN 6PM - 9PM and SAT 9 JUN 10:30AM - 4PM

FRI 12 OCT 6PM - 9PM and SAT 13 OCT 10:30AM - 4PM

Investment
$270
$240 each if you bring a friend
(Enter 'Bringafriend' at the checkout)

Bookings
Online here

Location
Burrinja Black Box

Eco-printed Artist Books


These workshops offers you the opportunity to immerse more deeply into the reflective practice of eco- printing as you craft a collection of eco-printed hand bound artist books. You will experiment with creating multiple bundles, exploring the interactions between different, leaves, metals, ways of wrapping and mordanting. Along the way you will be have the opportunity to use eco-printing as a mindfulness practice; noticing what is present for you in your making practice and creating space for these knowings through image, word play and your body. You will finish the day with a textured collection of bespoke artist books, prints, knowings and connection to the ecology within yourself and without.

Over the course of the two days you will:
    Learn how to eco-print on paper
    Set up a dye pot
    Discuss mordants
    Utilise arts- based tools for personal reflection
    Engage in group work in support of your inquiry
    Learn how to hand bind books
    Develop tools for ongoing self-reflection
    Take home a collection of your own handcrafted artist books.

"For me,  the final stages of the workshop and constructing our makings into books was what gave the fluidity of the inquiry process concrete form.  My paper underwent the eco-printing journey covered in the words of my curiosities, my dreams and fears so it felt enlivening and restorative to be able to work with these values and emotions in a  transformational way across modalities, moving from poetry to printing to tearing to stitching. I intentionally bound my printed pieces amongst fresh sheets of paper to give space and time for more to come." – Bec Wisby

Are you in a caring/support role? We are committed to supporting sustainable work practices. We recognise the tenuous line between giving and burn out. We would like to extend a limited number of significantly subsided places to those who would benefit from attending this workshop to sustain their practice. Please contact us to apply: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dates
One day workshop
SUN 10 JUN 10AM - 4PM
SUN 14 OCT 10AM - 4PM

Investment
$150

Bookings
Online here

Location
Burrinja Black Box

Foundations in a Reflective Eco-printing Practice


In these one day workshops you are invited to come with a child’s mind and play with eco-printing techniques on paper. You will experiment with creating multiple bundles, exploring the interactions between different, leaves, metals, ways of wrapping and mordanting. Along the way you will be have the opportunity to use eco-printing as a mindfulness practice; noticing what is present for you in your making practice and creating space for these knowings through image, word play and your body. You will finish the day with a textured collection of prints, knowings and connection to the ecology within yourself and without.

Over the course of the day you will:

    Learn how to eco-print on paper
    Set up a dye pot
    Discuss mordants
    Utilise arts- based tools for personal reflection
    Develop tools for ongoing self-reflection
    Take home a collection of your own bespoke eco-printed works.

"The experience of creating eco dyed paper . . . was a revelation. I’ve always made things with my hands but it was the first time I’ve done a workshop where the focus was on the process itself rather than the technique or the outcome." – Indrani Perera, Maker and Writer

Date

SUN MAR 18 - SUN APR 22

Price
FREE



Big Dance Australia Workshops

Big Dance is the largest free celebration of dance in the world and it's hitting Australia in 2018! 

Presented by Ausdance Victoria, Big Dance is a free participatory dance festival, a celebration of dance for all ages and all levels of ability. Join thousands of people around Australia to perform the Big Dance, choreographed by acclaimed choreographers, Frances Rings and Craig Bary.

In partnership with Burrinja Cultural Centre and Yarra Ranges Council, workshops will be held in March and April to help you learn the Big Dance routine. These sessions are free and open to people of all ages and abilities. Register to secure your spot as spaces are limited.

No prior dance experience is necessary to participate.

 

This is an inclusive event. If you require mobility assistance or an interpreter, please let us know

Session times:

 

17 April 2018 (Tues), 2.00pm - 3.30pm

19 April 2018 (Thurs), 10.00am - 11.30am 

22 April 2018 (Sun), 11.00am - 12.30pm

22 April 2018 (Sun), 1.30pm - 3.00pm

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