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School Excursions 

1 hour activity
| $5 per student 
1.5 - 2 hour activity | $10 per student 
2 activities | $15 per student 
1 - 2 hour ceramics workshop | $10 - $15 per student 
Tours | $1 per student 

Workshops include an optional gallery tour. 
Workshop subsidies are available for eligible schools. 
Minimum 15 students. No minimum for students with specific needs. 
Teachers, carers and parents are free of charge. 
Please make a booking for a free self-tour to confirm space availability.

*Catering available at an additional $10 per person. Includes sandwich, drink and fruit.
Vegetarian, gluten free and Halal options available.

 Click through for our primary education program.

Roy Marchant 
Producer Public Programs 
p. 9612 5214 


Public Programs and Education at Casula Powerhouse have developed an extensive program of engagement for Secondary schools during the 64th Blake Prize exhibition during Feb- April 2016.

The Blake Prize engages artists, both national and international, in visual conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, humanity, social justice, belief, and non-belief.  It facilitates exploring the wider experience of spirituality within contemporary artists. Through a series of creative partnerships, these education programs will allow students to examine these themes through the extended focus of poetry, literature, and drama.

SECONDARY | Thursday 7 April

2 x sessions each day
10.00am – 12pm | 12.30-2.30pm
$10 per student

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is partnering once more with The Red Room Company to present Art and Poetry. A new collaboration between The Red Room Company and Casula Powerhouse that invites students and their teachers to respond directly to the artwork exhibited in The Blake Prize.

 Art and Poetry workshops will be facilitated by Lilly Blue a Sydney based artist and visual poet, providing an opportunity for participants to engage more deeply with the imagery and conceptual underpinnings of The Blake Prize, and compose original poetry in direct response to the artworks.

An exhibition of selected sketches, workshop photographs and poems will be exhibited on The Red Room Company website: http://redroomcompany.org/projects/poetry-object/ Spaces are limited so book early!

SECONDARY | Friday 26 February

2 x sessions each day
10.00am – 12pm | 12.30-2.30pm
$10 per student

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is proud to be partnering with West Words to present Art and Writing. Taking students on an exploration of the 2016 Blake Prize artworks, Iranian-born writer and playwright Maryam Master will lead a creative writing workshop that will help develop writing skills that engage with and respond to the Blake Prize exhibition, its content and meaning. The Blake Prize creative writing workshop will take students through the process of developing a creative written piece that effectively taps into themes of spirituality, religion and human justice while considering the roles of emotion, contemporary society and attitudes through the springboard of art.

Maryam Master has almost 20 years’ experience writing for young audiences. Her new play, the adaptation of David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel Mr Stink will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in April 2016. She also wrote the stage adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ book The Incredible Book Eating Boy which premiered at the Sydney Opera House in 2014 then went on to tour nationally and internationally.

Maryam is the Iranian-born daughter of parents who were forced to flee Iran after the Islamic Revolution in 1982 because of religious persecution.  Maryam has taught Baha’i spiritual education at Taverners Hill Infant School, Bronte Public School and Ashfield Public School Middle Harbour Primary School and is currently at Petersham Public School. She started teaching in 1999.

SECONDARY | Wednesday 30 March

1 x session each day
10.00am – 12pm | 12.30-2.30pm
$15 per student

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre is excited to be presenting a new collaborative program with Bell Shakespeare. These joint Art and Drama workshops will focus on specific works from The Blake Prize and provide both primary and secondary students with the opportunity to engage in inventive prop and costumes making prior to their use in drama workshop with Bell Shakespeare facilitators. Students will learn how to respond to visual artworks through Shakespeare, examine the intersection and develop appropriate language skills.


Visual Arts Classes 
* Drawing 
* Painting 
* Printmaking 
* Sculpture 
* Craft 
* Ceramics ($15 per student)

3 hour class | $15 per participant 
* Street Art (Paste-up and stencil)
* Printmaking

Clay Classroom 
$20 per student | Minimum 20 students 
Clay Classroom offers the professional skills and educational expertise of the Clay House as an off-site, syllabus based incursion. The Clay House can tailor a range of workshops in partnership with school staff. This comprehensive package brings the Clay House to your classroom. Price includes two Clay House facilitators, materials, equipment and firing.


Theatre Classes 
* Performance Development 
* Improvisation 
* Shakespeare 
* Magic & Cabaret 
* Costume Design 
* Set & Prop Design 
* Sound and Lighting 
* Special Effects Make-Up Artistry

Performance Classes 
* African Drumming (1 hour, no subsidy) 
* Dance 
* African 
* Bollywood 
* Contemporary 
* Creative Movement

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