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AFTER SCHOOL

Casula Powerhouse offers a range of exciting and new after school programs that range from Art to Drama classes. These programs encourages children to explore and develop their creativity in an exciting environment.

For enquiries or for more information about our educational programs
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phone 9824 1121

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ART SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL (6-9)



Term 4
Tuesdays, 4-5.30pm
23 October - 18 December
$140 for 9 weeks | Ages 6-9 | Group size 15 max.

In ART SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL, students will explore different mediums such as painting, collage, mono printing and sculpture. Students are encouraged to create artworks through exploring a variety of media and techniques.

Explore form, colour, design, and learn about art history.  In this 9 week course, students will learn about artists such as Chuck Close, Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and more. Students will experiment with different mediums and techniques creating a new artwork in an exciting engaging environment. Facilitated by one of our trained visual arts educators, this program is perfect for your little artist.


For bookings
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com
Click here for online bookings

For enquiries
email ppe@casulapowerhouse.com


Art School After School Term 4 will be facilitated by Florence Araniego

Florence Araniego (b.1986) grew up in Liverpool, south-west of Sydney. She has a background in the creative arts industry, having completed a Diploma of Film at TAFE, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. She has exhibited at Carriageworks, appeared at the Dendy Cinemas in Newtown for International Women's Day and has facilitated for This is a Voice at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences. Florence also works for Studio A, a specialised studio space working with artists with intellectual disabilities. She teaches a range of workshops as well as Art school After School and Home School classes at CPAC.

TERM 4

Week 1 | Tuesday 23 October

Aussie Food Sculptures – Artist: Mechelle Bounpraseuth: Clay Part 1

Students will be creating their own food creations inspired by Sydney artist, Mechelle Bounpraseuth. A group activity where students write their ideas of what Aussie food is will start the lesson. By learning some simple clay techniques, this class will go over two lessons to create and paint their food sculptures.

Tools:

  • paper plates
  • clay
  • rolling pin
  • skewers // paper cups
  • wooden clay boards
  • A4 paper and pencils

Week 2 | Tuesday 30 October

Aussie Food Sculptures – Artist: Mechelle Bounpraseuth: Clay Part 2

Continuing from Week 1, students will be able to paint their food sculptures! *Kids to take home clay pieces in Week 3 (due to varnishing the pieces after class).

Tools:

  • acrylic paint // spray varnish *to spray after the lesson*
  • brushes // pallets // wooden boards
  • cups for water

Week 3 | Tuesday 6 November

Street Art – Artists: Ghost Patrol & Miso: Paste Ups Part 1

Students will be exploring the world of paste-ups. Students are to create their own paste ups by using paint and butchers paper. There will be a quick tour of the water tanks (if the weather persists) to end the lesson, where students are taught the process of paste-ups.

This lesson goes over two weeks to realise the whole process.

Tools:

  • Butchers Paper
  • Acrylic paint // pallet // brushes // cups for water

Week 4 | Tuesday 13 November

Street Art – Artists: Ghost Patrol & Miso: Paste Ups Part 2

Carrying onto Week 3's paste-up paintings, students are to add outlines to their paintings and to cut out their pieces. The last 45 minutes will have the students applying their works onto the water tanks. Depending on the weather, if rainy, students to apply onto the kid's studio walls.

Tools:

  • scissors
  • black sharpies // markers
  • sachet of wall paste (to be made before the lesson starts)
  • bucket for wall paste
  • large flat brushes
  • gloves

Week 5 | Tuesday 20 November

Gallery tour of CPAC – Artists: various research & drawing

Students are to go on tour of the current CPAC exhibition. Class discussions on the artist's works will be carried out. Students to fill out a worksheet to further understand how exhibition spaces work. Class to go back to the Kids studio to draw their favourite artwork.

This class will hope to keep students engaged with art exhibitions and spaces.

Tools:

  • Activity worksheets
  • pens // pencils // coloured pencils // erasers
  • A3 paper

Week 6 | Tuesday 27 November

Art wearables – Artist: Jeff McCann DIY collage & art wearables

Students to create DIY art wearables using recycled materials, much like Australian artist,

Jeff McCann. Students can also create stickers to stick onto cardboard.

Tools:

  • Cardboard
  • sticker paper
  • feathers
  • coloured pencils // sharpies
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks (to be used by facilitator)
  • glue // scissors // pencils // erasers
  • hole puncher // wool // safety pins

Week 7 | Tuesday 4 December

Towns and Cities – Creating worlds: Artist: Robert Rauschenberg group work & collage making In groups, students are to brain storm their own city, where the theme is up to theimagination! Students to create a list of buildings their city will have, and a name of theircity for presentation. A collage of buildings will be created.

Tools:

  • A3 paper
  • scissors // glue
  • pencils // erasers // Textas // coloured pencils
  • coloured paper
  • paddle pop sticks
  • magazines

Week 8 | Tuesday 11 December

Creating ornaments – Artist: various Part 1 mixed media

In the lead up to the holidays, this workshop focuses on creating ornaments for any occasion! Students will create hanging ornaments out of wool and cardboard. Shapes include, animals, circles, stars, diamonds, etc.! Students finished creating a few woollen ornaments can create their own shapes.

Tools:

  • wool
  • cardboard (pre-cut shapes)
  • scissors
  • glitter glue // googly eyes
  • pencils // coloured pencils // pens

Week 9 | Tuesday 18 December

Creating ornaments – Artist: various Part 2 mixed media

Students to continue the theme of ornament making! Class to end with end of term polaroid photos to keep.

Tools:

  • wool
  • cardboard (pre-cut shapes)
  • scissors
  • glitter glue // googly eyes
  • pencils // coloured pencils // pens

Learning Outcomes and Desired Results:

  • Students will explore contemporary artists, both international and Australian
  • The use of varying mediums and materials
  • Engage with a contemporary artist
  • Students will learn to work in groups and individually
  • Students will produce handmade pieces to take home

PLEASE NOTE: When dropping off children, parents must make sure the workshop facilitator 
has arrived before leaving. No refunds for missed classes.

ART SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL (10-12)

Term 4
Monday
22 October - 17 December
$ ­­­140 for 9 weeks
Ages 10-12 | Group size 15 max.

In this program students explore elements of colour and composition, whilst learning about art history and theory. Students create artworks in an engaging and exciting environment.  In these workshops, students will use quality materials to increase their confidence and discover their own artistic identity. In each workshop students will be supervised by one of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s experienced facilitators


For bookings
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com
Click here for online bookings

For enquiries
email ppe@casulapowerhouse.com 

TERM 4

Art School After School provides students a place to explore key themes and artists of historical and contemporary importance. Each week students will be introduced to a different artist and invited to explore the artist’s conceptual and manual practice through a focused activity. These artists have been selected to represent popular universal themes in art making.

Week 1: Abstracted sculpture

Movement is an interesting thing to explore. Alexander Calder played with gravity and colour to make artworks move.

Materials:

  • Wire
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Images of artworks for reference.

Week 2: Soap caving

Bruce Armstrong’s artworks are personified animals, soap is much like wax to carve and is important to master.

Materials:

  • Soap
  • Lino tools
  • Lead pencils
  • Drawing of animal

Week 3: Abstracted Sculpture

Making and colouring a collection of different shaped boxes to begin the form of a abstracted sculpture. Deconstructing boxes is a great way to learn about shapes

  • Wax
  • Print outs of shapes
  • Craft glue
  • Crayons

Week 4: Self-portrait

Self-portrait with things you love. Dogs can look their like owners and the tools that we use in day to day life can become part of our character. The portrait that you make will reflect on these possibilities.

  • Paint
  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Images

Week 5: Charcoal drawing

This lesson is on life drawing and the use of charcoal. We will explore the relationship between subject and material

  • Paper
  • Charcoal
  • Artworks for reference

Week 6: Anselm Kiefer

We will explore materials and methods used by this important post war German artist. Working with sand to build up a textured surface that both conceals and reveals different objects and found things.

  • Sand
  • Acrylic paint
  • Cardboard
  • Gesso
  • Toys
  • Eva
  • Book on Kiefer artwork

Week 6: Look at Collage

We’ll be reworking found images from a variety of sources and making our own hybrid artists books

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Gouache
  • Artist LOUI JOVER

Week 7: Australian artists

Richard Bell is an indigenous uses art to discuss political issues. You may be aware of some these themes and we’ll make artwork around some of the subjects he includes in his art making.

  • Letter stencil
  • Acrylic paint
  • Information
  • Artist pictures

Week 8: Printing

Focusing on the Dutch master Rembrandt, we will be examining his work as a printmaker and his whimsical compositions. We’ll be scratching Perspex & using inks to create images with strange juxtapositions

  • Monoprints
  • Perspex
  • Hot glue
  • Ink

Week 9: Hard Edge Painting

As the title suggests, we will be examining paintings that use geometry as form of composition. We will use tape to mask off shapes and play with colour, thinking about the spectrum and complementary colours

  • Masking tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Cardboard
  • Paint brushes

Week 10: Independent Project

Reflecting over the term, you will asked to produce an independent project that draws upon the subjects, materials and methods that we have covered.

PLEASE NOTE: When dropping off children, parents must make sure the workshop facilitator 
has arrived before leaving. No refunds for missed classes.

CLAY SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL (10-12)

Term 4
Tuesdays, 4-5.30pm
23 October - 18 December
$140 for 9 weeks | Ages 6-9 | Group size 15 max.

Come and explore the fun and endless possibilities of clay. The class will introduce students to the versatility of ceramics and clay. Students will learn how to hand built ceramics, using ancient and modern techniques and glazing with a focus on creative thinking. They will learn the skills form ancient traditions and modern techniques, focusing on creative thinking. No experience needed. Students will be guided through this course with one of our established ceramic facilitators.


For bookings
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com 
Click here for online bookings

For enquiries
email ppe@casulapowerhouse.com

PLEASE NOTE: When dropping off children, parents must make sure the workshop facilitator 
has arrived before leaving. No refunds for missed classes.

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