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PRIMARY EDUCATION PROGRAM

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is dedicated to providing the community with affordable, high quality, educational programs that nurture active appreciation of the arts. Our creative and dynamic public programs and education team bring a variety of creative abilities and inspiration to encourage students to have an active art imagination.

For enquiries or for more information about our educational programs
email ppe@casulapowerhouse.com
phone 9824 1121

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

With options for all ages, Casula Powerhouse offers a wide range of tours, workshops and other options for school excursions, all of which link back to the NSW Curriculum needs, Visual Arts workshops include portraiture, ceramics, still life and street art. Theatre classes include Shakespearean drama, improvisation, slapstick and commedia dell'arte.

Prices range from $5 per person for exhibition tours to $15 - $20 for workshops, with Access, drama and dance classes available for $6.50 per person.

For enquiries & bookings
email ppe@casulapowerhouse.com

EXHIBITIONS

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC) offers a range of exhibitions throughout the year. Highlights and details of our current and forthcoming exhibitions allows and supports you and your work with students. It offers an opportunity for people within and outside the Liverpool region to interact and engage with contemporary and local, national and international artists.

At CPAC, we offer a range of exhibition tours. Our tours are guided by one of the/our experienced Public Programs facilitators and will include an introduction about the exhibition from one of our curators (if they are available).

Tour | $5 per person or $125 per group of 25 students
Concession | $2.50 per person or $62.50 for group of 25 students

To book an exhibition tour, please contact us via e-mail at ppe@casulapowerhouse.com or call us on (02) 9824 1121

image credit: Tara McManus, The Bipolar Dance, 2016.

VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM

Still Life Workshop |120 minutes | $15.00 | concession school $10  | Cap 100

In this workshop, students will be introduced to artists and concepts relating to the topic of Still Life. In this workshop, students will learn about modern and contemporary artists who explore the subject of Still Life within their practice, whilst engaging in a practical art-making activity. Included in this workshop is a tour and an art-making activity.  Below is a breakdown of the activities students will learn within this workshop:

This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes, as well to the current exhibition on display.

 Introduction to Street Art and Exhibition Tour
 Street Art: Create your own Paste Ups
 Discussion and Conclusion about Street Art

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Visual Arts

Makes simple pictures and other kinds of artworks about things and experiences

Experiments with a range of media and selected forms

Communicates their ideas about pictures and other kinds of artworks

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Visual Arts

Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things

Uses the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements

Begins to interpret the meaning of artworks acknowledging the role of artist and audience

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Visual Arts

Represents the qualities of experiences and things that interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter

Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter

Acknowledge artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible

VAS 2.1

VAS2.2

VAS 2.3

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Visual Arts

Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world

Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways

Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks

Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks

VAS 3.1

VAS 3.2

VAS 3.3

VAS 3.4


Street Art Workshop | 120 minutes | $15.00 | concession school $10 | Cap 100

In this workshop, students will be introduced to artists and concepts relating to Street Art. Students get to interact with real life street artists, allowing them to discuss and engage in these contemporary street artists’ practices. In this workshop students get to opportunity to do paste ups on the Casula Tanks and learn the art of street art.  Included in this workshop is a tour and an art-making activity.  Below is a breakdown of the activities students will learn within this workshop:

This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes, as well to the current exhibition on display.

 Introduction to Street Art and Exhibition Tour
 Street Art: Create your own Paste Ups
 Discussion and Conclusion about Street Art

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Visual Arts

Makes simple pictures and other kinds of artworks about things and experiences

Experiments with a range of media and selected forms

Communicates their ideas about pictures and other kinds of artworks

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Visual Arts

Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things

Uses the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements

Begins to interpret the meaning of artworks acknowledging the role of artist and audience

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Visual Arts

Represents the qualities of experiences and things that interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter

Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter

Acknowledge artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible

VAS 2.1

VAS2.2

VAS 2.3

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Visual Arts

Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world

Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways

Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks

Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks

VAS 3.1

VAS 3.2

VAS 3.3

VAS 3.4


Ceramics Workshop | 120 minutes | $22.50 | concession school $17.00 | Cap 25

In this workshop, students will be introduced to artists and concepts relating to the art of ceramics. Students will have the opportunity to create wonderful and exciting ceramic sculptures that are informed by current ceramicists’ practices. Included in this workshop is a tour and an art-making activity.  Below is a breakdown of the activities students will learn within this workshop:

This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes, as well to the current exhibition on display.

 Introduction to Contemporary Ceramics and Exhibition Tour
 Ceramic Art- Making Component
 Discussion and Conclusion about Contemporary Ceramics

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Visual Arts

Makes simple pictures and other kinds of artworks about things and experiences

Experiments with a range of media and selected forms

Communicates their ideas about pictures and other kinds of artworks

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Visual Arts

Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things

Uses the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements

Begins to interpret the meaning of artworks acknowledging the role of artist and audience

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Visual Arts

Represents the qualities of experiences and things that interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter

Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter

Acknowledge artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible

VAS 2.1

VAS2.2

VAS 2.3

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Visual Arts

Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world

Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways

Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks

Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks

VAS 3.1

VAS 3.2

VAS 3.3

VAS 3.4


Portraiture Workshop | 120 minutes | $15.00 | concession school $10 | Cap 100

In this workshop, students will be introduced to artists and concepts relating to subject matter of Portraiture. Students will learn about modern and contemporary artists who explore the concept of Portraiture within their practice, whilst engaging in a practical art-making activity. Included in this workshop is a tour and an art-making activity.  Below is a breakdown of the activities students will learn within this workshop:

This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes, as well to the current exhibition on display.

 Introduction to Portraiture and Exhibition Tour
 Portrait Art- Making Component
 Discussion and Conclusion about Portraiture

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Visual Arts

Makes simple pictures and other kinds of artworks about things and experiences

Experiments with a range of media and selected forms

Communicates their ideas about pictures and other kinds of artworks

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Visual Arts

Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real and imaginary things

Uses the forms to make artworks according to varying requirements

Begins to interpret the meaning of artworks acknowledging the role of artist and audience

VAS 1.1

VAS1.2

VAS 1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Visual Arts

Represents the qualities of experiences and things that interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter

Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter

Acknowledge artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible

VAS 2.1

VAS2.2

VAS 2.3

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Visual Arts

Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world

Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways

Acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks

Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks

VAS 3.1

VAS 3.2

VAS 3.3

VAS 3.4

THEATRE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Shakespeare Drama Workshop | 120 minutes | $15.00 | concession school $10 | Cap 100

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the content of Shakespeare work. The workshop will be tailored to the needs of you and the students. Choose one of Shakespeare’s play and one of our dedicated facilitators will develop a workshop to encourage critical thinking and engagement with Shakespeare’s work. This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes.

 Introduction to Shakespeare
 Shakespeare Drama Component – specific reference to chosen play
  Discussion and Conclusion about Shakespeare and chosen play

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Drama

Uses imagination and the elements of dram in imaginative play and dramatic situations

Dramatizes personal experiences using movement, space and objects

Responds to dramatic experiences

DRAES 1.1

DRAES 1.3

DRAES 1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Drama

Conveys story, depicts events and expresses feelings by using the elements of drama and the expressive skills of movement and voice

Interacts collaboratively to communicate the action of the drama with others

Appreciates dramatic work during the making of their own drama and the drama of others

DRAES 1.2

DRAES 1.3

DRAES  1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Drama

Builds the action of the drama by using the elements of drama, movement and voice skills

Sequences the action of the drama to create meaning for an audience

Responds to and interprets drama experiences and performances

DRAES 2.2

DRAES 2.3

DRAES 2.4

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Drama

Develops a range of in-depth and sustained roles

Interprets and conveys dramatic meaning by using the elements of drama and a range of movement and voice skills in a variety of drama forms

Devises, acts and rehearses drama for performance to an audience

Responds critically to a range of drama works and performance styles

DRAES 3.1

DRAES 3.2

DRAES 3.3

DRAES 3.4

Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte | 120 minutes | $15.00 | concession school $10 | Cap 100

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the content of Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte. The workshop will be tailored to the needs of you and the students. The workshop will encourage critical thinking and engagement with Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte. This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes.

Introduction to Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte
Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte component
Discussion and Conclusion about Slapstick and Commedia dell’Arte

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Drama

Uses imagination and the elements of dram in imaginative play and dramatic situations

Dramatizes personal experiences using movement, space and objects

Responds to dramatic experiences

DRAES 1.1

DRAES 1.3

DRAES  1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Drama

Conveys story, depicts events and expresses feelings by using the elements of drama and the expressive skills of movement and voice

Interacts collaboratively to communicate the action of the drama with others

Appreciates dramatic work during the making of their own drama and the drama of others

DRAES 1.2

DRAES 1.3

DRAES  1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Drama

Builds the action of the drama by using the elements of drama, movement and voice skills

Sequences the action of the drama to create meaning for an audience

Responds to and interprets drama experiences and performances

DRAES 2.2

DRAES 2.3

DRAES 2.4

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Drama

Develops a range of in-depth and sustained roles

Interprets and conveys dramatic meaning by using the elements of drama and a range of movement and voice skills in a variety of drama forms

Devises, acts and rehearses drama for performance to an audience

Responds critically to a range of drama works and performance styles

DRAES 3.1

DRAES 3.2

DRAES 3.3

DRAES 3.4

Improvisation & Movement Workshop | 120 minutes | $15.00 | concession school $10 | Cap 100

In this workshop, students will be introduced to the content of improvisation and movement. Students will gain self-confidence as their body and voice to respond imaginatively to snap challenges in expressive and humorous group drama activities. They will challenge their creative, quick thinking and cooperative skills and have fun while performing. This workshop will have strong links to both the curriculum outcomes.

 Introduction to Improvisation & Movement
 Improvisation & Movement Component
 Discussion and Conclusion about Improvisation & Movement

NSW Curriculum Links (Primary)

Stage

Subject

Content

Outcomes

Early Stage 1

Kindergarten

Drama

Uses imagination and the elements of dram in imaginative play and dramatic situations

Dramatizes personal experiences using movement, space and objects

Responds to dramatic experiences

DRAES 1.1

DRAES 1.3

DRAES  1.4

Stage 1

Year 1- 2

Drama

Conveys story, depicts events and expresses feelings by using the elements of drama and the expressive skills of movement and voice

Interacts collaboratively to communicate the action of the drama with others

Appreciates dramatic work during the making of their own drama and the drama of others

DRAES 1.2

DRAES 1.3

DRAES  1.4

Stage 2

Year 3-4

Drama

Builds the action of the drama by using the elements of drama, movement and voice skills

Sequences the action of the drama to create meaning for an audience

Responds to and interprets drama experiences and performances

DRAES 2.2

DRAES 2.3

DRAES 2.4

Stage 3

Year 5-6

Drama

Develops a range of in-depth and sustained roles

Interprets and conveys dramatic meaning by using the elements of drama and a range of movement and voice skills in a variety of drama forms

Devises, acts and rehearses drama for performance to an audience

Responds critically to a range of drama works and performance styles

DRAES 3.1

DRAES 3.2

DRAES 3.3

DRAES 3.4

SPECIAL AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Special and outreach workshops are designed to be specific to schools who do not have the opportunity to visit Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. These workshops are designed for one of our dedicated facilitators to visit your school.

Some of these workshops will only occur at a specific time of the year and require booking in advance. If you are interested in any of the workshops available, please do not hesitate to e-mail at ppe@casulapowerhouse.com or via phone on 9824 1121.

HOW TO BOOK

How to Book

  • We suggest you plan your day strategically to maximise your time at the Centre. Consider your desired outcomes and which combination of booked services, experiences and resources can best achieve them. If you need more information or advice, contact us to discuss your needs.
  • A minimum of 2 weeks’ notice is required for all group booking.
  • Fill in the booking request form (page __). All bookings will only be accepted in writing via email.
  • Once your booking has been finalised, you should receive a confirmation by email. You will then receive an invoice for any program and exhibition entry fees and confirmation by email.

Confirmation of Booking

Cancellations and changes must be received by email at least 2 working days prior to the scheduled booking. Cancellations and changes received after this time carry full liability for payment.

Payment Methods

  • Direct deposit
  • Credit card
  • Cheque

Student Teacher Ratio

These student : teacher ratios for group visits are strongly advised, to maximise the education outcomes and experiences of the Gallery for each education group and the wider general public.

Stage 1- 3, pre-schoolers and home-schoolers  

Serviced 8:1 / Self-guided 10:1

VISITOR ETIQUETTE

Please read the information below and ensure that all students and teachers are away of how to behave within a gallery and museum setting.

Arriving at the Centre

  • Aim to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to your allocated excursion booking time.
  • Check in with the Front of House staff and wait for the education officers and guides to meet your school group.
  • Teachers are required to wear the visiting teacher ID sticker, available upon arrival.
  • If required, place all bags in the storage area as directed. Students and teachers should only carry essential items into the Gallery. Ask your students to get these items out of their bags before you enter the Gallery Spaces.
  • Before you begin your tour/visit, arrange a meeting time and place elsewhere in the Gallery so that you can exit the Gallery as one group.
  • As directed, please move to your first Gallery location immediately.
  • If you have booked a serviced visit/program, meet your education officers and guide at reception.

In the Centre

Remember student behaviour, safety and security is the teachers’ responsibility. Groups must be supervised at all times. Please read the following important points aloud to students.

  • Be aware that you are moving through Gallery spaces, with artworks on display. Appropriate behaviour is essential.
  • Flash Photography is  NOT permitted in the exhibition spaces
  • Sitting down on the floor or on plinths in the exhibition spaces is NOT permitted.
  • Touching artwork is NOT permitted.
  • A pencil and small sketchbook are preferred. Ballpoint/felt-tip pens are NOT permitted.
  • Eating, drinking or chewing gum in the Gallery is NOT permitted.
  • Do not run in the Gallery spaces.
  • Lifts are for the use of people with disabilities only.

Centre Facilities

Wet weather

  • In the case of wet weather, there is a space undercover in the turbine hall for students to eat and drink their morning tea and lunch.

Bags and storage

  • The Gallery has limited storage facilities for bags. Groups are advised where possible no bags or the minimum amount of bags necessary.

Food and drink

  • Food and drink can be purchased from the cafe inside Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
  • Bellbird offers a variety of healthy and exciting food options. Catering is available from $12 per person and includes water, fruit and lunch.
  • Vegetarian, gluten free and halal options are available.

Toilets

  • Located at the end of centre space on the lower level, past the Hopper Gallery.

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