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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
email ppe@casulapowerhouse.com
phone 9824 1121

For bookings
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com


Art After School

Term 3 | Tuesdays | 4.00 - 5.30pm
25 July- 19 September
$ ­­­130 for 9 weeks

Ages 6-9

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.

In this workshop students explore form, colour and design as they learn about art history and theory in an engaging and exciting environment. Students create artworks using quality materials to increase their confidence and discover their own artistic location. In each workshop students will be supervised by one of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre's experienced facilitators.

For bookings
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com

TERM 3 | Frida Kahlo and Chuck Close

Explore form, colour, and design, and learn about art history.  In this 9 week course, students will learn about artists Frida Kahlo and Chuck Close whilst experimenting with different mediums and techniques to create exciting new artwork in an exciting and engaging environment. Art School After School increases students’ confidence and allows them to discover their own artistic location.

Week 1 | July 25 | Drawn Grid Portraits

Week 2 | August 1 | Surreal Collaged Landscapes

Week 3| August 8 | Frida Portraits Part i

Week 4| August 15| Frida Portraits Part ii

Week 5| August 22| create your Jigsaw puzzle

Week 6| August 29| Garlands

Week 7 | September 5 | Big Picture portrait

Week 8 | September 12 | Independent Project

Week 9 | September 19 | Independent Project

This program is facilitated by artist Louise Zhang.
Louise Zhang is a Chinese-Australian artist based in Sydney, Australia. Spanning painting, sculpture and installation, her work negates the space between the attractive and repulsive. With an interest in horror cinema, particularly body horror, Zhang investigates the idea of the visceral as medium, method and symbol in negotiating horror as art form

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


Term 3 | Mondays |4.30-6.30 pm
July 31- September 18 | Ages 10-12
$130 for 8 weeks

Drama School After School provides an environment where students from the ages of 10-12 are supported in creatively expressing themselves. The program runs over 8 weeks and will engage students in developing their performative and movement skills.  Drama School After School will let student’s unleash their imagination in the wildest way possible, at the end of the 8 weeks students will showcase what they have learnt in a 10 minute performance at Casula Powerhouse Liverpool. Facilitated by Anthony Gooley, the program is set to be one not to be missed, so get ready for Drama School After School Term 3.

Goals for the program

  • To gain an understanding of the power of movement and voice in creating a fully realised character/physical storytelling, and to find the confidence in their own body and voice.
  • To gain an understanding of the concept of ‘genre’ or ‘style’, to be able to identify the conventions of a genre and how to bring these to life through play and imagination, movement and vocal skills.
  • To grow their skills in collaboration and respect for working with others to bring a project to life.
  • To gain an understanding and respect for Performing Arts as a profession.
  • To create and perform in a 10 minute production in the CPAC Theatre in front of an invited audience. The performance will centre around the idea of genre in pop culture.

For bookings
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com


Week 1 | July 31 | Ensemble/Team-building.

Students will take part in a mixture of group exercises designed to commence a bonding process and a respect for each other as performers and artists. Students will explore the ideas of stagecraft and spatial awareness, as well as beginning a discussion on ‘genre’, and conclude the session with tableau-work to create easily-identifiable symbols of genre.

Week 2 | August 7| Voice and Movement

Students will explore the concepts of voice and movement in creating a character. Students will be encouraged to become aware of and play with their vocal range, as well as taking part in an ‘animal-exercise’ to help to start to establish a ‘character’ of their own creation to be developed over the course of the term. Students will conclude the session by taking part in an improvisational exercise in character.

Week 3 | August 14 | Narrative

Students will be assigned a particular genre and narrative to start to develop their character within, based on their work from week 2. They will then begin to improvise within these scenarios, creating a narrative arc for their characters within these easily recognised situations. They will be encouraged to begin to think about the world/environment their narrative takes place in, and what set pieces might be required.

Week 4 | August 21 | Script Development

Students will receive a script for their final performance, based off their improvisational work, and will be taught skills for line-learning. Together as a group, we will begin to direct the piece, where students can implement the critical skills they have learnt so far.

Week 5 | August 28 | Further rehearsal

Week 6 | September 4 | Props and Costume

Students will design and make simple props to focus a context and establish costumes to accentuate character. Publicity posters, flyers and programs will also be designed and distributed.

Week 7 | September 11| Dress Rehearsal.

Week 8 | Performance.

This program is facilitated by actor, writer and director Anthony Gooley.
Anthony is a 2007 NIDA graduate. He won a Sydney Theatre Award for his performance as Rochester in The Libertine (Sport For Jove/Darlinghurst Theatre) and was also nominated for his performances in Inner Voices (Old Fitz Theatre), Of Mice and Men and A Doll’s House (Sport For Jove). Other theatre credits include Calamity Jane (Hayes Theatre Co.), Death Of A Salesman (Ensemble Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (State Theatre Company of South Australia), Replay (Griffin Theatre Company), The Lost Echo (Sydney Theatre Company) Good Works, All My Sons (Eternity Playhouse), Angels In America (Riverside Theatre), The Crucible, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Comedy Of Errors (Sport For Jove), Empire: Terror On The High Seas, Rope (TRS), Three Sisters, Julius Caesar (Cry Havoc), S-27, Orestes 2.0 (Griffin Independent). As director, Orphans (Old Fitz Theatre), Gruesome Playground Injuries (Kings Collective). Television credits include Australia: The Story Of Us, Miseducation, Underbelly, Packed To the Rafters, Tough Nuts, Satisfaction and Home And Away. Anthony was a participant in the Larry Moss Masterclass in 2012/2013.

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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