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SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

School Holidays here at Casula Powerhouse are a place for experimentation, exploration, and curiosity. With a team of arts educators experienced in workshop facilitation and learning, children get to experience the best of Casula Powerhouse’s programs, allowing them to be inspired, creative, and imaginative during the holiday season.

We have made our September School Holiday program available online, ensuring that young creatives are still able to take part in workshops from the comfort and safety of home.

For Bookings / General enquiries
phone (02) 8711 7123
email reception@casulapowerhouse.com


We've joined forces with other arts and cultural organisations within Western Sydney to share creative experiences for primary and high school students. Click here to see the full WSAA program

You can also access our FREE Art Activities at Home. We know you are looking for activities for the kids that are both fun and educational at the same time so we've got loads of videos and activity sheets to engage the minds of your young creatives. These activities are available on-demand, so young artists can enjoy them at any time.

Move About 
Monday 20 September 2021
10am - 11am
Ages 8+
$10

Join us for an entertaining and fun workshop all about movement. Perfect for kids that have been sitting around too long and perfect for those interested in any sort of performing arts. This workshop will be a mixture of drama exercises to get you moving and will also focus on some relaxation techniques.

Led by the Music, Events and Theatre producer at Casula Powerhouse – Lillian Silk. Lillian has a background as an actor having studied at the Newtown Performing Arts High School and she has a long history of Theatre producing and the performing arts having worked with Sydney Theatre Company before coming to Casula Powerhouse.

There will be an opportunity for children to do some drawing at the end of the class to focus on bodies in space and they can sketch their hands, feet or poses of movements, so please have paper and pencils ready.

This workshop will be run via zoom for an hour and is suitable for age 8+

Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.

Collection Kids 
Wednesday 22 September 2021 
10am - 11am
Ages 8+
$10

Are you curious about how we go from art in storage to art on walls or websites? Join Megan Hillyer, our head of Registration, in looking at the Casula Powerhouse online collection, including our new online additions.

The workshop participants will be lead in a guided fun activity based on one of the many interesting artworks in our collection. Please have paper and coloured pencils ready for a bright and colourful activity. This workshop will be run via zoom for an hour and is suitable for age 8+

Upon booking you will receive a Zoom invitation to join us on the day.


Image from Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami

Mythical Creatures 
Friday 24 September 2021
10am - 11am
Ages 5-12
$10

Join our fully qualified Art Therapist and educator Di in an online art class where your child will learn to design and colour their own mythical being created using paper and coloured pencils or textas/crayons/pens/paints. Each creation will be based off the Oaxacan tradition of Alebrijes where your creature will come to life.

Alebrijes are brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures of fantastical (fantasy/mythical) creatures. The first alebrijes, along with use of the term, originated with Pedro Linares in the 1940’s. Linares had a dream while unwell where unusual beings appeared such as a donkey with butterfly wings and a rooster with bull horns, upon recovery and waking he began recreating the creatures he saw in cardboard and papier-mâché and called them Alebrijes.

This workshop will run for an hour live on Zoom and all you will need is a bit of paper and any type of colouring material. Recommended for ages 5-12.

Design Your Own Exhibition
Monday 27 September 2021
10am - 11am
Ages 13+
$10

Join us in this one-off workshop, where you will hear from our curator Ellen Hewitt. Ellen has completed a Masters in Curatorship and Cultural Leadership (UNSW Art and Design) and has been working in curatorial and exhibition administration roles in recognised art galleries for over 4 years. She joined the team at Casula Powerhouse at the beginning of 2020.

In this workshop, Ellen will tell you about the many jobs that a curatorial team has to do before, during and after an exhibition. She will also talk about the unique building of Casula Powerhouse Art Centre, and how the space influences the creation of exhibitions. As part of the workshop, we will examine our online 3D gallery spaces and you will design your own exhibition by drawing your own space or using our downloadable template of the Upper Turbine Gallery.

This workshop will suit children age:13+ and you will only need a ruler, a bit of paper and pencils.

Upon booking you will receive a Zoom link to join us on the day.

KinderBoogie
Tuesday 28 September 2021
11am - 12pm
Suitable for all ages
$10  

Betty Grumble is joining us for a KinderBoogie like no other. Emma AKA Betty Grumble is a Sydney based performance artist, who is ready to show the whole family, how to get the blood pumping. Betty Grumble will join us on the day LIVE on Zoom. No prior boogie experience is needed for this session. So, book your tickets now for this COVID safe session, available directly to your home via Zoom.

Please make sure you have enough room around you for this KinderBoogie session. Upon booking you will receive a Zoom link to join us on the day.

Nature Makers
Friday 1 October 2021
10am - 11am
Ages 6-9
$10

Enjoy spring and join Di McClaughlin in learning all about Land Art. You will learn about the British artist, Andy Goldsworthy and how you can use the materials you find around your yard, neighbourhood or house to create beautiful natural art.

We will forage for materials and create a sculpture that can be documented. First Nations peoples have been using the earth as inspiration for millennia, join us in considering how we can respect the earth we live upon and create from its resources.

For this session you will also need some paper or a sketch book and any type of colouring material. This workshop is suitable for children aged 6-9 years, however we welcome the whole family to join in.

Upon booking you will receive a link to your Zoom session with Di.