Category Archives: The Centre

Open Day and the Autumn Program

a gorgeous and colourful notice for the Autumn open day
Saturday the 5th March is Open Day

Coming up very soon is our famous Open Day, a marvellous opportunity to play with clay, ask tricky questions, fight with replica swords and get an amazing 20% discount on the next holiday program!

We will be launching our Autumn Holiday Program on the day and it promises to be seasonally inspired and engaging.

Please call in any time between 10am and 4pm to pick up fired ceramic work from the Summer Program and admire the art work from our after school classes this term.

There is always a Vala Dramatic Adventure Interactive (come see to find out what this means!) and a sausage sizzle at lunch time to keep everyone going.

The space is  great for a catch up with friends and family while enjoying a little hands on activity whether it’s clay work, watercolour painting or drawing.  Or just a cup of tea, a delicious biscuit (cooked during our World Cooking class) and a nice sit down.

A close up of the Forbidden City's walls
The Forbidden City’s walls
wool gods eye
Weaving colour and wool








Our program for Term 1 after school classes will be on display for interested people.

Monday to Thursday children over 7 years can choose between a Vala class (drama) or Creative Catalyst (visual arts) class. Children from 4 years are automatically enrolled in the Sparks program, allowing them to experience drama, art, world cooking and more free time play. Friday all ages try a mix of our programs.

There will also be some merchandise available for purchase, our t-shirts and boffer weapons are always popular.

art for adults
Ceramic Salon in hiatus

Those who are missing the creative classes for adults, Ceramic Salon, are welcome to call in during the Open Day and play around with clay -we can make arrangements for firing any work you produce.

Same for Teenage Art Club- feed your creativity.

See you there!

Vala launches on Mondays After School


We’re done with our Holidays and back to brass tacks with our After School Program. Our programming work is all coming together, and our first big (massive) announcement out of that work is…

Vala is Launching on Mondays

This is not a drill. Our excellent Vala After-School program is taking shape from Mondays through to Thursdays, following in the footsteps of its big sister Creative Catalyst to fill out our After School Roster for everyone who cares to come along


The first thing, coming at the end of our free-form first-week back, that our new Monday Valans will face is the empty space beyond Hadrian’s Wall in Roman Britain: Beyond the Wall. Get set for wolves howling, Picts marauding, and the dead of winter in the frozen northern wastes. Coming hot on its heels: The Crew of Odysseus: Between Scylla & Charybdis.




It’s Summertime, and living is easy at Aeoncademy

Aeoncademy’s Summer Program has been cool as, filled with fantastic artistic creations, dramatic storylines, and plenty of opportunities for Creative Play! As we launch into the second half of our program, we’re taking a moment to look back at the weeks that were…

Check out some sweet snaps from the program so far!


If you’d like to stay tuned to our rolling photo updates, join us on Instagram with @aeoncademy, or check us out on Facebook.



Chilling Out for Summer Fun

From a week of rain & cold we’ve hit soaring temperatures. To keep our participants chilling out and out of the sun, we’ve launched a new outdoor play activity or two, and brought back our classic Slip & Slide.

Slip & Slide Waterpark Water Park Play Spray Cool SummerAnd our competition to find the Slip & Slide Champion for 2016.

To help our participants to beat the heat and dodge out of the sun, we’ve relaunched Tent City, and it’s coming together with more components than ever before! Using tents that children can pitch and pack themselves, and that are light enough to be easily moved around, our participants have been making campsites, sun-shelters, and we’ve even seen the creation of a Coober-pedy-esque tunnel system connecting the shady spots for the kids to spend some time chilling out in.

Tent City Playpod Hippie Boho Glamping

We’ve also rigged ourselves a new upcycled water-play park, which we’ve nicknamed ‘Waterpod’, with a whole bunch of cool water and cool science, with children learning how pressure affects how spraying water is produced, the combination of air pressure and gravity that comes into play with siphon tubes, recycled drums of various sizes with changing musical pitch and timbre, and other accoutrement, our participants are getting a little bit soaked, chilling out, and having a great time.

So if you’re coming along to Aeoncademy this Summer, pack your togs, cossie, or swimmers to beat the heat here at our Summer Program.

Arts Creative Upcycle Holiday Program Summer Fun

The Week the Elves saved Santa…

It’s Four Days ‘til Christmas and all through the house,

every creature is stirring (including the mouse!)

Time is a’ticking and the day’s nearly here,

We’ve been tinkering toys for almost a year.

But where, can you spy, that jolly old man

With his white-trim’d red suit – he’s got the plan

It’s Four Days ‘til Christmas and where has he gone?

Santa’s gone missing! This all could go wrong!

But look at this man in red suit and long cap

He’s not all that jolly. He’s not all that fat.

His name here is ‘Krampus’ and he doesn’t seem

To know what Christmas really does mean

That’s what our Christmas Elves discovered at the beginning of the fantastic week that was our Christmas Elves Workshop.


From Ojo De Dios (Traditional Mexican woven baubles — now called ‘God’s Eyes’) to Spice Hangings, Bliss Balls to Shortbread, Shrinking Art to Tiny Nativities, we all had a great time.


IMG_20151224_114613We also ran a special story, the Search for Father Christmas — also known as The Christmas Elf Caper, throughout the week. From Saving Dasher…


To putting Krampus to sleep with a mix of herbs the children learned about in the local area, the Elves had a riot of a time. For their bravery, diligence, and hard work, they were all rewarded in the end…


When they found Father Christmas!

It’s started! The Summer Program is in full swing.

Our Summer Program has begun!
painting outside
when the sun comes out
Although the weather outside is wet and dreary Aeoncademy participants are safely ensconced inside and participating in some great activities.
On Monday, Mythic Animalia was launched in the Art Room with discussions on the characteristics of Mythical Creatures producing some interesting future candidates (Pikachu??). In the Vala Room Odysseus and his crew were forced to face lost comrades and family members from the underworld as they continued on their journey home. Sparks enjoyed both activities and even managed to find the time to bake a delicious chocolate cake.

Today brings new and exciting activities, as does the rest of the holiday program. Have a look below at the choices on offer over January. There is a lot more fun to come!

Summer Vibes...
Our Summer Holiday Program for January 2016




If you would like to make a booking give us a call on 6142 3268.

It’s been another exciting week at Aeoncademy as we build up to Halloween this weekend.


On Mondays Creative Catalyst have continued to explore the creative potential of Shoe Sculpture, starting with from humble boots/stilettos/sneakers/etc and upcycling to create unique works of arts. On Tuesday they’ve been trying their hands at the traditional art of Hamsa design, drawing from both Jewish and Islamic symbolism to create ‘handy’ and beautiful ceramic bowls. On Wednesday and Thursday they’ve been preparing for Mexico’s answer to Halloween, Day of the Dead, by drawing inspiration from Posada’s skull engravings and creating art of calaveras (skeletons!).



The Sparks have had a fun-packed and varied week as always, starting with two days of World Cooking in a row as they made brightly-colored sugar-skulls out of fondant on Monday and then baked skull-shaped butter cookies on Tuesday. On Wednesday they learned a little about Day of the Dead with Creative Catalyst as they made ofriendas, traditional table-offerings made in Mexico. And on Thursday they set Vala buzzing in their starring role as a swarm of mutant bees!


Vala have been getting their teeth sunk into this week’s Halloween theme with a trio of spooky B-Horror Dramatic Adventures. Tuesday saw them exploring the classic Victorian tale of Doctor Jekyll & Mr Hyde and his shapeshifting chemicals. The shapeshifting theme continued on Wednesday as they explored a classic scary movie in their confrontation with The Wolfman! And on Thursday they took their place in a story about genetic modifications and science run amok as they confronted giant killer BEES!

Winter Wonderland

Monday we are closed!

Monday the 27th of April we are closed for the Anzac Day carry over holiday. After school classes commence on Tuesday 28th, remember all bookings from last term carry on into this term so please let us know asap any changes to your schedule.  New enrolments welcome. See you soon!