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Following on from our successful Winter, Spring, Medieval, Space and Under The Sea camps - Wizards and Witches!

StagePlay’s ‘Wizards and Witches’ workshop is a 4-day intensive drama and visual art workshop for primary aged children in Melbourne's west. The kids will create their own set, props and costumes, do art activities and drama games and rehearse an original scene. The last day will finish with a performance and exhibition for parents and carers. Each child will receive an activity book to fill in throughout the week, all their take-home art work, plus a certificate of participation.

Where: Kororoit Creek Neighbourhood House, 61A Selwyn St, ALBION 3020

When: 4 day workshop: Monday 23rd Sept – Thurs 26th Sept 2019,  9am - 3pm each day. Final performance 4pm Thurs 26th Sept.

Cost:  
Regular fee: $315 (20% off for siblings and concession)
Super early bird fee: $280 payable by Monday 12th August.

Please note: The program is designed to build on each day's activities, so attendance is required for the full 4 days. This allows the children to get the most out of the workshop, and we can create an amazing final presentation. Download the application here.

About:
This term the theme is Wizards and Witches! Every day will feature workshops of drama and art. Some sessions will combine the two, others will break off and focus on a particular act or set. Warm up activities and brainstorming will be the the focus on the first day.

A silly little video from our Medieval Camp, Summer 2019.

Stage Play is a holiday Drama and Art workshop for primary aged children, started by Jessica Gerger and Liz Dalgleish. These two educators were passionate about bringing the Arts to children of the west of Melbourne.

Liz has moved on to concentrate on her own exciting art projects and Jessica continues to run the the amazing Sukie Ong, a local designer and artist. Jessica and Sukie have worked together on many great projects including ‘Space Camp‘ and ‘Under The Sea’.

In Drama Jessica will use games and improvisation in a confidence building way to lead into rehearsals of a fun “playlet” around our theme. The great thing about doing a performance at the end of the workshop is that the children are able to share what they have achieved. Jessica loves to take her students ideas on board. Experience has shown her that children have fantastic ideas, so not only will the children enjoy performing but creating as well. Once the students feel that performance joy at the end of the week - it is never forgotten! The ability to be brave, share and engage is a skill that serves us well in all aspects of life.

In the Visual Arts Sukie will work with the children to build their skills in creative thinking and brainstorming, as well as drawing, painting, sewing, collage and 3D object making in both collaborative and individual works.  Workshops will include creating props and larger sets using cardboard boxes and curtains, and costume making and creating out of found objects and clothing.  We have a strong reduce, reuse ethos at StagePlay and aim to use found objects and recycled materials wherever possible.

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