Pupil Free Day Workshops
Monday 14 July | 10am – 12pm & 1pm-3pm |
$10 per workshop session (Carers are FREE)
Lunch $10 extra* | For Years K – 6
For Pupil Free Day, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will be providing a stimulating environment for
a fun day of creative and educational art workshops for Primary school students and their families.
Facilitated by professional educators, students will be engaged in a range of art activities including
painting, drawing, and 3D based activities.
* Includes sausage sizzle, drink, fruit and chips. Vegetarian and Halal options available.
The Poetry Of Objects 2014
26 - 28 August | 10am - 11:30am,
12:30pm - 2pm | FREE
Red Room Poetry Object is a free national poetry-writing
competition for students Years 3 - 10. Created by The Red Room
Company, the project invites students and their teachers to
submit poems about objects that are special to them. Poetry
Object workshops facilitated by young, local Australian poets
Lorin Elizabeth and Tamryn Bennett at Casula Powerhouse Arts
Centre will provide students with the confidence to compose and
publish their own poetry. During workshops, established comic
artists Leigh Rigozzi and Chewie Chan will sketch students and
their favourite objects. An exhibition of selected drawings and
commended Poetry Object poems will be displayed at Liverpool
City Council Library. Spaces are limited so book early!
School Author & Illustrator Workshops
20, 21, 22 August | 9:30am – 1:30pm | FREE
Liverpool City Library and Casula Powerhouse
For bookings, contact Liverpool City Library on
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and Liverpool City Library will co-present a Book Week Program for
Primary schools which will engage students in the theme of Connect to Reading. Local schools will
have the opportunity to participate in special Book Week workshops with children’s author Patricia
Bernard and illustrator W. “Chewie” Chan. Patricia Bernard will deliver writing workshops at Liverpool
City Library for students to explore their creativity and develop their writing skills. Students will then
go to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre to develop illustrations for their short story. The connection
between written and visual storytelling is very important and this is a great opportunity for local
students to learn from two prolific and talented Australian creatives.
About the illustrator:
Chewie is a storyboard and comic book artist who works extensively in the comics industry, both
nationally and internationally. Chan has illustrated many comic books including Iron Man, Buckaroo
Banzai and Cthulhu Tales and has storyboarded major movie productions including Superman
Returns and the Academy Award winning film, Happy Feet. As well as being a contributor for
Books+Publishing Magazine and occasional speaker for NSW Writer’s Centre and Sydney Writer’s
Festival, Chewie is the Comics Consultant for Kinokuniya Bookstores Australia, and lecturer at the
University of Technology, Sydney, where he teaches Masters of Animation.
Out Of This World- Making The Best Of Our Planet
Tuesday 11 November | 9:30am – 2pm | $5 per student
Liverpool City Council and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre will celebrate National Recycling Week (10 – 16 November) with a special
school’s engagement program. Out of this World is a whole day event for Primary aged school students to engage with diverse, fun and
accessible recycling concepts. Students will be treated to a presentation by inspirational recycling facilitators Responsible Runners. The day
will continue with a diverse and creative range of tailored up-cycling workshops and peer-building practical recycling activities.