14 July - 11 November 2014

For more enquiries, or to make a booking, contact our Education Officer on 9824 1121 or

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 9821 9422

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.