HOME SCHOOL 2017 |TERM 2
Welcome everyone to Term 2 of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) Home School for 2017. After a hugely successful start to 2017 the HS program continues innovate and respond to participants and as such has established itself as critical component of the educational structure at CPAC. Thank you to both parents and students for your continued support that makes this possible. The Term 2 program will retain the continuity of 5 sessions per term. Class numbers will be capped at 15 to provide both students and facilitators with most appropriate environment for creative learning. We endeavor to provide an inclusive program that is driven by artistic invention to promote visual thinking across all ages. * Please note that in order to provide students with the most appropriate learning environment the schedule for T2 has had to alter slightly. The sessions will continue to be on Wednesdays, but 2 sessions will be on consecutive weeks 10, 24 May| 7, 14 & 28 June. Terms 3 & 4 will return to the regular pattern of fortnightly workshops. Our apologies for any inconvenience in advance.
Public Programs at CPAC has been continually working in close collaboration with Home School organisers to produce an extended range of creative learning workshops. For Term 2 | 2017 we have produced a further series of developmental art workshops that continue to coordinate creative learning for wide age range in a single weekly visit to CPAC. Both of these programs offer additional workshops with some new workshops to extend the learning focus to both morning and afternoon sessions.
Term 2 programs commence Wednesday 10 May 2017
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Wednesdays | 10, 24 May| 7, 14 & 28 June | 10.30 - 12.30pm | $100 for 5 (2 hour) sessions |Ages 10-14 | All materials included
This term, students will explore the context of creature construction in a series of mixed media sculptural skills based workshops. Over the course of five weeks students complete four "creature" based projects. Each week’s class will begin with a group discussion of the investigation, supported by works on display and reference images, while also drawing parallels to contemporary cultural examples. Each week will conclude with a round table discussion and sharing of work. All materials will be supplied.
Weeks 1 | Paper:
After being shown several paper modelling techniques the class will be expected to produce an animal or creature demonstrating their knowledge of three dimensional space and sculptural elements.
Demonstration artists for week 1: Robert Sabuda, Wolfram Kampffmeyer and Mia Pearlman
Weeks 2 | Cardboard:
In this workshop the class will transform into hybrid creatures with the creation of wearable heads/masks. The students shall build off the knowledge and experience gained from the previous week.
Demonstration artists for week 2: Steve Wintercroft, Eugene Paunil, Naum Gabo and tribal masks
Week 3 & 4 | Recycled:
Using plastic bags, recycled materials, sticky tape and paper materials, the students will make a large-scale creature based on their own design.
Demonstration artists for weeks 3 & 4: Kiel Johnson, Josef Mrva, Emily Warren, and Abigail Brown.
Week 5 | Natural/Ephemeral:
Skeletons in the garden- the class will use natural elements collected from the gallery grounds to create animal skeletons.
Demonstration artists for week 5: Andy Goldsworthy, Geoffrey Gorman, and Morgan Brig
BOOK WITH THE AFTERNOON SESSION, COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE, FOR A COMBINED PRICE OF $180 (A 10% DISCOUNT) - CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (02) 9824 1121 TO BOOK.
LOOK THINK PROJECT is facilitated by Dianne McClaughlin.
Dianne is an artist that is interested in the inherent qualities of artmaking as a tool of communication and realisation. Di has been awarded for works in both traditional and modern printmaking techniques as well as sculpture and has exhibited throughout the greater Sydney region. Having completed a Masters of Fine Arts in print media from Sydney College of the Arts in 2013, Di is now undertaking an art therapy traineeship through Western Sydney University.
Wednesdays | 10, 24 May; 7, 14 & 28 June | 10.30am - 12.30pm | $100 for 5 (2 hour) sessions | Ages 6-9 | All materials included
Letting off S.T.E.A.M is an inclusive art and science program at Casula Powerhouse for 6-9-year-olds. Over five two-hour sessions within CPAC’s rich visual environment, this course will provide younger children with innovative ways to examine connections between art making, the sciences and art history. So come and let your children let off some S.T.E.A.M throughout 2017.
Week 1 | SCIENCE:
Blow up Balloons with vinegar and baking soda + Jeff Koons
Elephant toothpaste + Takashi Murakami
Week 2 | TECHNOLOGY:
Marcel Duchamp + Wobblebot
Happy Maps Coding + Treasure Island maps
Week 3 | ENGINEERING:
Balloon Rocket + Frank Malina
Build a small city + Hausmann
Week 4 | ART:
Painted portraits with sticks + Marlene Dumas
Turkish hand prints + Islamic Art
Week 5 | MATHS:
String Art + Geometry
Cubism paintings + Shapes
BOOK WITH THE AFTERNOON SESSION, CLAY TOGETHER + MAGIC CIRCUS, FOR A COMBINED PRICE OF $180 (A 10% DISCOUNT) - CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (02) 9824 1121 TO BOOK.
LETTING OF S.T.E.A.M will be led by Cayn Rosmarin
Cayn Rosmarin a visual arts educator with experience in both museum and school environments. She has experience and expertise in a diverse range of arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, and printmaking. She is currently completing her Masters in Museum and Heritage studies at the University of Sydney. Previously, she completed a Bachelor of Art Education, majoring in Photomedia at UNSW Art and Design school (previously College of Fine Arts). Driving her educational practice is the integration of cross-curricula subject material. She believes in igniting students’ passion and excitement for their learning through engagement with the arts.
Wednesdays |10, 24 May| 7, 14 & 28 June | 1-2pm & 2-3pm |$100 for 5 (2 hour) sessions |Ages 6-9| All materials incl.
In this combo workshop, children will spend an hour working with clay, followed by an hour learning magic.
CLAY TOGETHER will provide a series of accessible ceramic art projects designed specifically for younger children. These workshops will connect children to 3D exploration within a familiar material and additionally build confidence and techniques in hand working, pinching, glazing and decorating clay art.
CLAY TOGETHER is facilitated by Kathie Raco. Kathie is a ceramic artist and founder member of the long established Clayhouse adjacent to CPAC. The Clayhouse are an association of potters and ceramic artists who devise and facilitate workshops in collaboration with Public Programs Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC). Kathie has extensive experience in facilitating a wide context of ceramic workshops for Clayhouse members and guests including day and evening classes for adults and children, classes for people with disabilities and tailored curriculum packages for schools in conjunction with CPAC.
*NEW! - MAGIC CIRCUS is a companion program to Drama School After School (see below for details) at Casula Powerhouse. Circus is a great way for children to express themselves and stay physically fit while having fun -improving hand eye co-ordination and critical thinking skills. The program offers an introductory mixture of skills, exercises and fun for children between the ages of 6-9.
BOOK WITH THE MORNING SESSION, LETTING OFF S.T.E.A.M, FOR A COMBINED PRICE OF $180 (A 10% DISCOUNT) - CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (02) 9824 1121 TO BOOK.
Wednesdays | 10, 24 May| 7, 14 & 28 June |1-3pm |$100 for 5 (2 hour) sessions |Ages 10-14 |All materials included
We are extremely pleased to welcome Matriark Theatre to the home school program to present a unique five-week program of Commedia dell’Arte - Then and Now. Matriark have been regular visitors to Casula Powerhouse over the past few years and this course has been developed by them especially for the home school program.
Commedia dell’Arte is an Italian form of masked comedy that forms the bedrock of modern theatre - we see it in everything from Shakespeare to YouTube comedy. Over five weeks participants will learn how to perform the characters of Commedia and will discover their own characters drawn from modern life. This will culminate in a short, devised performance.
Week 1 | Zanni (servant)
We will start with a short introduction to Commedia followed by an exploration of the servant character of Commedia dell’Arte, how they are performed and the comedy that emerges from their interactions. This will lead to playing with how this character translates to modern comic characters, with a short play on our own contemporary Australia.
Week 2 | Innamorati (lovers)
Who are the lovers? Where did they come from? What do they look like now? The Lovers were the origins of celebrity culture, the first Kardashians and Beyoncés. Prima Donnas: They were beautiful and powerful. We will learn how to perform them, some short classic scenes from Commedia followed by an exploration how this character translates to comedy today.
Week 3 | Vecchi (old men)
A political statement wrapped up in parody. These characters are the powerful, old men of Commedia dell’Arte. They are merchants, doctors, lawyers, aristocrats and kings but, in the end, they are just as feeble as the servants. We will learn Magnifico & Il Dottore and seek to discover the ‘new’ masters in our own context.
Week 4 | Imposters
Il Capitano represents the boaster, braggart and liar of the Commedia world. He worms his way into positions of power by manipulating and lying before being revealed for the fraud he is. We will learn how to perform him and his companion character, La Signora, before looking at our own world to discover who the Capitano of today is.
Week 5 | Canovaccio
The five weeks will wrap up with a final performance of devised work. We will combine the classic Commedia characters we’ve learned with our own creations and devise our own performances to be shown at the end of the workshop.
This workshop will be facilitated by theatre professionals from Matriark Theatre. Their facilitators are internationally trained and nationally recognized with teaching experience in institutions and high schools across the country. They bring the expertise and energy of a seasoned Commedia troupe and regularly perform at various venues, schools and institutions around Sydney.
BOOK WITH THE MORNING SESSION, LOOK THINK CONSTRUCT, FOR A COMBINED PRICE OF $180 (A 10% DISCOUNT) - CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (02) 9824 1121 TO BOOK.