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Education Workshops

Discover a world of stories, history and information to support classroom learning.

  • Dates:Weekdays during 2020 school tern dates
  • Time(s):Weekdays 9:45am, 11:00am, 12:30pm
  • Venue:Education Centre, State Library of WA

Details

  • Audience:Adults

Description

Discover a world of stories, history and information to support classroom learning. The staff in the Education Program facilitate a diverse program of FREE guided and self-guided workshops suitable for school groups, from Kindergarten to Year 12. Students will explore the Library's collections, investigate Western Australian history and be creative with technology and storytelling, The workshops link directly to the Western Australia curriculum and run for an hour.

Weekdays during 2020 school terms dates: 9:45am, 11:00am and 12:30pm.

FREE. Bookings essential: slwa.info/educators

Propel Dance | WAAPA Short Courses

If a future in dance is your dream, WAAPA's part-time student dance course is a chance to elevate your skills.

  • Dates:Block One: 10 Feb - 6 Apr 2020; Block Two: 4 May - 29 Jun 2020; Block Three: 27 Jul - 18 Sep 2020; Block Four: 12 Oct - 4 Dec 2020
  • Time(s):Mondays and Fridays 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Venue:WAAPA

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Dance
  • Audience:Youths (18-25)
  • Hosted By:WAAPA

Description

This after-school part-time course is designed for young students who are either intending to pursue dance as a career or who simply love dance and would like to continue to improve their dance skills. Students are taught by WAAPA staff over eight week blocks throughout the year.

Classes are challenging and include classical ballet technique, contemporary technique, choreographic and composition skills, improvisation and duo.

Entry is by audition.

Audition details:

Date: Monday, 20 January 2020. If you are unable to attend this date, please contact us to arrange an alternative.
Time: 9.00am - 11.00am
Cost: $40

Course details:

Recommended age: 15 years
Dates:
Block One - Monday 10 February to Monday 6 April 2020
Block Two - Monday 4 May to Monday 29 June 2020
Block Three - Monday 27 July to Friday 18 September 2020
Block Four - Monday 12 October to Friday 4 December 2020
Time: Monday and Friday evenings, 5.30pm - 8.15pm
Course cost: $700 per block

The Bird Makers Project

The Bird Makers Project is a global initiative devised by Raewyn Hill and Naoko Yoshimoto with Co:3 Australia.

  • Dates:April 15 - October 15 2020
  • Time(s):Various
  • Venue:Various, both in-person and online available

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Dance
  • Audience:Teens (13-17),Youths (18-25),Adults,Seniors,Parents

Description

The Bird Makers Project is a global initiative devised by Raewyn Hill and Naoko Yoshimoto with Co:3 Australia. It will provide a unique opportunity to connect in a way that provides a purposeful, creative and reflective experience during a time in our world that is uncertain and unstable.

Suitable for beginner and advanced sewers, you will be guided through online resources to create a single black bird made from your own donated piece of black clothing.

These black birds will represent your time in isolation as we stand side by side in an unimagined situation, making history together.

For Western Australian residents, your bird will be collected and become part of a flock of 1001 birds used in the set of Artistic Director, Raewyn Hill’s new work, ARCHIVES OF HUMANITY, premiering in 2021.

Virtually Circus Term 2

Being active, belonging to a community and having a purpose in life all contribute to good physical and mental health … sounds like a circus!

  • Dates:April 27-July 5
  • Time(s):10am-8:45pm
  • Venue:Online

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Dance,Acting,Fitness,Health
  • Audience:Toddlers (1-3),Kids (4-12),Teens (13-17),Youths (18-25),Adults,Seniors,Parents

Description

After a successful month of trialling we have launched Virtually Circus Term 2 online!
 
Being active, belonging to a community and having a purpose in life all contribute to good physical and mental health … sounds like a circus!
 
Are the kids going stir crazy at home? Are you keen to warm up and stretch out after a day of #WFH Are the teens aching for some fun, active exercise? Then Virtually Circus is for you.
 
With a wide range of classes from contortion to handstands to acro dance as well as tiny tumblers for parents and bubs and stretch for the less flexible for those looking to ease into their evening we have something for everyone.
 
Come and get virtual with us!

Circus Holiday Classes for Kids (up to 8yrs)

School is out, Zoom is off and circus is in the Big Top! Kids will love to learn new skills, play with other circus enthusiasts and get active in our great school holiday program.

  • Dates:July 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15
  • Time(s):Flip and Fly 9-10:30am, 3 Days at the Big Top 10am-12pm and 12:45pm-2:45pm
  • Venue:The Freo Big Top

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Dance,Acting,Fitness,Health
  • Audience:Toddlers (1-3),Kids (4-12)

Description

Winter Circus Programs for all
Monday 6th – Friday 17th July
 
 
Flip and Fly Circus
for ages 5 to 8
 
Encourage your kids to flip and fly with CircusWA this winter holidays. They will love the non-stop fun as they clown around, play with other circus enthusiasts, and get active. Our professional circus artists will guide your kids safely as they learn a variety of circus skills: spinning plates,  flower sticks, hula hoops, aerial trapeze, trampoline, tight-wire and acrobatics. Watch and experience the benefits of circus skills as they grow your child’s hand-eye coordination, flexibility and strength. 
 
When:
July 8, 9, 10 all sessions from 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
 
Cost: $29.00 / session or $75 / full course
 
 
 
3 Days at the Big Top
for ages 7 to 12
School is out, but Circus is in!
 
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a circus performer then this workshop is for you! Learn or improve your skills in Unicycle, Juggling, Acrobatics, Static Trapeze, Rope and more. On the last day, perform in your own circus show for an audience of friends and family.
 
When: July 13 ,14 and 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:45PM-2:45PM 
 
Cost: Running as 2 sessions per day. $90 for 3 days of 1 session (eg. 3 mornings) $160 for 3 days all sessions (3 mornings and 3 afternoons).
 
Use the code DOUBLETROUBLE to book all sessions for $160
 
Big Top Circus Skills for Kids
for ages 7 to 12
 
 
Come and find out what it's like to learn and play under the Freo Big Top. A great opportunity to explore skills in acrobatics, aerials, tightwire and juggling. Two sessions to choose from, or do both days for maximum benefit. WARNING! your children may get hooked on circus.
 
When: July 6 & 7 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Cost: $30/session or $60/course

 

Circus Holiday Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults (8yrs+)

School is out, Zoom is off and circus is in the Big Top! Explore aerials, acrobatics and chinese pole, climb high in Boys Circus or discover your inner performer at 3 Days in the Big Top.

  • Dates:July 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 and 15
  • Time(s):Varied, see description
  • Venue:The Freo Big Top

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Dance,Acting,Fitness,Health
  • Audience:Kids (4-12),Teens (13-17),Youths (18-25),Adults,Seniors

Description

Winter Circus Programs for all
Monday 6th – Friday 17th July
 
School is out, Zoom is off and circus is in the Big Top!
 
Explore introductory and reboot classes in aerials, acrobatics and chinese pole, climb high in Boys Circus or discover your inner performer at 3 Days in the Big Top. Read more below.
 
 
3 Days at the Big Top
for ages 7 to 12
School is out, but Circus is in!
 
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a circus performer then this workshop is for you! Learn or improve your skills in Unicycle, Juggling, Acrobatics, Static Trapeze, Rope and more. On the last day, perform in your own circus show for an audience of friends and family.
 
When: July 13 ,14 and 15 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 12:45PM-2:45PM 
 
Cost: Running as 2 sessions per day. $90 for 3 days of 1 session (eg. 3 mornings) $160 for 3 days all sessions (3 mornings and 3 afternoons).
 
Use the code DOUBLETROUBLE to book all sessions for $160
 
Big Top Circus Skills for Kids
for ages 7 to 12
 
 
Come and find out what it's like to learn and play under the Freo Big Top. A great opportunity to explore skills in acrobatics, aerials, tightwire and juggling. Two sessions to choose from, or do both days for maximum benefit. WARNING! your children may get hooked on circus.
 
When: July 6 & 7 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Cost: $30/session or $60/course
 
Boys Circus
for ages 8+
 
Climbing high, challenging gravity, and risk taking can be the natural calling for many boys. Rather than protect them from this, why not bring them to a place which shares this calling – The Circus! In our specially designed program your boys will learn how to fulfil their ambitions within a safe environment surrounded by inspirational circus men.
 
Circus is a dynamic activity filled with a multitude of exciting feats of physicality to choose from. In this three session program we’ll introduce participants to the circus arts of Tumbling, Trampoline, Chinese pole, Rope and Group Acrobatics.
 
 
When:
July 8, 9 and 10 from 1PM – 3PM
 
Cost: $90/ full course
 
 
Intro to Aerials
for ages 8+
Ever wondered what it’s like to move above adoring crowds?
 
Our 3 session progressive aerial intensive will introduce participants to static trapeze and aerial silk. In this class you will cover techniques for building strength, flexibility and coordination and then be guided through a number of movements to ascend, descend and control your apparatus
 
 
When: July 8, 9 and 10 from 10:45AM – 12:45PM
 
Cost: $90/ full course
 
 
Intro to Acrobatics
for ages 8+
 
New to acrobatics and no gymnastics training?
 
Want to enhance your physical strength while learning new spectacular skills, then this is the class for you. During this three session introduction you’ll learn the fundamentals of tumbling, body movement, acro-balance and trampoline.
 
When: July 8, 9 and 10 from 10:45AM – 12:45PM
 
Cost: $90/ full course
 
 
Chinese Pole Reboot (10+)
Open Level (not suitable for absolute beginners)
 
A post COVID-19 circus skills reboot for intermediate level Chinese pole students.
 
When: July 7, 8 and 9 from 6:45PM – 7:45PM
 
Cost: $30/session or $80/ full course
 
 
Aerials Reboot
Intermediate level
 
A post COVID-19 circus skills reboot for intermediate level aerials students.
 
When: July 7, 8 and 9 from 5:15PM – 6:45PM
 
Cost: $35/session or $85/ full course
 
 
Acrobatics Reboot
Intermediate level
 
A post COVID-19 circus skills reboot for intermediate level acrobatics students.
 
When: July 7, 8 and 9 from 5:15PM – 6:45PM
 
Cost: $35/session or $85/ full course
 
 

Jump StART Youth Theatre: Winter Holiday Program

Join Jump StART Youth Theatre and participants from all over Australian this Winter holidays for four exciting online drama classes catering to years 5-12.

  • Dates:July 8 - 17
  • Venue:Online

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Acting,Self-development
  • Audience:Kids (4-12),Teens (13-17)

Description

These holidays Jump StART is going online to bring together students in years 5-12 from all over Australia, to create and collaborate in a virtual shared space. Together we’ll perform and develop new stories in classes designed to be jam-packed with fun and challenge. 


Join us from the 8th-17th of July and get a taste of what’s to come in future Jump StART programs.

Our workshops:

1. “Creating Characters” for Years 5-6 - Weds 8th July, 11am-1pm (AEST)
Invent your own character from the ground up. Decide how they walk, how they talk, and what they have to say! Investigate playwriting, directing and performing as you bring your new creation to life. And to finish up, the class will be your audience as you bring all the elements together in a performance of a lifetime!

2. “Monologue Development” for Years 10-12 - Tues 14th July, 11am-2pm (AEST)
Take your monologue skills to the next level as you work with professional performers & directors, eager to impart years of industry knowledge (hint: final year individual projects and those looking to audition for drama school will be sure to benefit). Learn how to break down text in new ways, and inhabit the world and character of your monologue. The class will conclude with a presentation of each polished piece.

3. “Make Your Own 10 Minute Play” for Years 7-12 - Sat 11th July, 11am-5pm (AEST)
The challenge is on! Young people from all over Australia will come together to write and perform an entire play in just one day. Together we’ll get our minds and bodies into gear, test them in a series of devising exercises, before entering a “writer’s room” to get our ideas down onto paper. Gather props and costumes from around your home to help set the scene, before we end the day performing our Australian premiere production.

4. “Acting Masterclass” for Years 7-10 - Fri 17th July, 11am-2pm (AEST)
A workshop to provide a broad overview of acting for stage and screen. We will explore major techniques adopted by performers over the years (i.e. Stanisvlaski, Method and Meisner), which have shaped expectations and dramatic approaches, before leading into the fundamentals of voice and movement. Utilising our online platform, we will transition a performance from stage to screen, and examine how the two differ. Our session will conclude with a partnered performance task and opportunity to put newfound knowledge into action.

See you in the (virtual) classroom!

Show - Up

An exhibition to emote. Who knows what will show - up.

  • Time(s):6:30pm-9:30pm
  • Venue:Feld

Details

  • Interests:Performing arts,Dance,Photography,Food
  • Audience:Youths (18-25),Adults

Description

3 Course Menu
Entree
1- Vegetarian Tom Kha Gai 
2 - Boil Up *
NB* A Boil up is a Maori Style Soup. 

Main 
1- Pad Thai + Fish 
2- Fish and Veggies 

Dessert 
1 - Apple Pie 
2 - Mango Sticky Rice

 

Ceramic Workshop with Lien Nguyen

  • Time(s):3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Venue:Feld
  • Dates:Aug 29 & 30, Sep 5 & 6

Details

  • Interests:Pottery,Painting,Drawing
  • Audience:Youths (18-25),Adults

Description

After an upbringing where creativity and self-expression were encouraged. I fell into the conditioning of society and started following a traditional career path. Find an office job, work your way up. Done. I wasn't feeling fullied. I was searching for a creative expression that I felt passionate about. Ceramics was it.

Lien Nguyen Ceramics is all about creating an environment and experience for people to reconnect and explore their creativity. Exploring ceramics with functionality and sustainability in mind.
 

Materials will be provided.

Dr Doolittle Goes Bush

Walk 2km to a typical Bibbulmun Track campsite to meet the friendly native creatures from Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

  • Dates:Apr 4
  • Venue:near Mundaring Weir
  • Time(s):3:30pm - 6:45pm

Details

  • Interests:Fitness,Self-development
  • Audience:Kids (4-12)

Description

Ideal for kids 5 – 12 yrs. Watch their faces light up as they interact and learn about our native animals.

Return following the Waugal trail markers at dusk.

Max 2 kids per adult. Max two adults per child. 1hr from Perth. Not suitable for pushchairs.

Don't forget your torch!

Get Lost With Steve

Do you really know how to use a compass or read a map?

  • Dates:Sunday 25 October 2020
  • Time(s):8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Details

  • Interests:Fitness,Health,Self-development

Description

Do you have little or no direction in your life? Do you really know how to use a compass?

Steve will guide you through a series of practical and theoretical exercises on and near the Track in Mundaring.

Get Lost with Steve and you will have fun learning and perfecting basic map reading and compass skills.

Bibbulmun Bush Survival

A overnight walk packed with a range of theoretical and practical exercises to keep you safe on the Bibbulmun.

  • Dates:7-8 November 2020
  • Time(s):9.00 am to 9.00 am
  • Venue:Perth Hills

Details

  • Interests:Fitness,Health,Self-development

Description

Join us for an overnight walk packed with a range of theoretical and practical exercises to keep you safe on the Bibbulmun.

This event focusses on a wide range of subjects relating to bush survival and walking the Track.

There are a number of theoretical as well as practical exercises that we will engage in as a group over the course of the event.

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