Category Archives: After School

After School creative classes delivered by Artists and Creative Writers for children across a range of original programs in the dramatic and visual art fields.

Term 3 Program!

Week Two
Creative Catalyst Story Book Illustration 1 Shadow Puppets 1 Seed Collage (mixed materials) Seed Pod Sculptures 1 (ceramic)
Felting Project
Vala Dramatic Adventures The Genoan General The Genoan General The Genoan General The Genoan General
Sparks Creative Play Story Game Illustration (drawing) Stomp & Shout: The Riots (drama) Venezulean fresh corn cakes w cheese (cooking) seed pod sculptures (ceramic)
Week Three
Creative Catalyst Story Book Illustration 2 Shadow Puppets 2 Seed Collage 2 Seed Pod Sculptures 2 (ceramic)
Felting Project
Vala Dramatic Adventures Aztec Dusk Aztec Dusk Aztec Dusk Aztec Dusk
Sparks Creative play Piranah Bridge (drama) Blini (cooking) Seed Collage (rub and paste) Piranah Bridge (drama)
Week Four
Creative Catalyst Bejewelled Wands 1 Potion bottle 1 Magnified Drawings Genie Bottles 1
Drama Games
Vala Dramatic Adventures Heist on Space Station Sierra Heist on Space Station Sierra Heist on Space Station Sierra Heist on Space Station Sierra
Sparks Creative play Somalian curried corn with bread (cooking) Potion Bottles (polymer stoppers with crystal orb) Electronic Eyes & Robotic Responders (drama) Monica’s Spanish Tortilla (cooking)
Week Five Open Day
Creative Catalyst Bejewelled Wands 2 Potion Bottle 2 Mounting work for Open day and finishing work Genie Bottles 2
Dutch Cake on a string
Vala Dramatic Adventures The Merrie Green Wood The Merrie Green Wood The Merrie Green Wood The Merrie Green Wood
Sparks Creative play Spiralled Bottles & Vases (Ceramic) Walk in the Woods (drama) Hedgehog & more – Slices & Delightses (cooking) Wands of Wonder
Week Six
Creative Catalyst Group Storybook Illustration return Shadow Puppet Return Giant Drawings Masks 1
Cubby ProjectBoxes
Vala Dramatic Adventures The Realm of the Raven The Realm of the Raven The Realm of the Raven The Realm of the Raven
Sparks Creative play The Ettin & The Ravenswatch (drama) Belarus Potato Pancakes (cooking) Salt Dough Animals The Ettin & The Ravenswatch (drama)
Week Seven
Creative Catalyst Group Storybook Illustration return Feather Headdress Exquisite Corpse & Drawing Games Masks 2
Cubby ProjectDesign
Vala Dramatic Adventures The Dragon Within The Dragon Within The Dragon Within The Dragon Within
Sparks Creative play Magnification Drawings Finger Puppets Slimes & Spooky Caverns (drama) Lumpia Shanghai (cooking)
Week Eight
Creative Catalyst Quilted Bag of Holding Feather Headdress Musical Still Life Nesting 1 (ceramics)
Cubby ProjectBuild
Vala Dramatic Adventures From Bolters to Bushrangers From Bolters to Bushrangers From Bolters to Bushrangers From Bolters to Bushrangers
Sparks Creative play Fabric Picture Sunburned Country (drama) Indian Aloo Tikki (cooking) Nesting (ceramics)
Week Nine
Creative Catalyst Quilted Bag of Holding Feather Headdress Fold Draw Cut (mask faces) Nesting 2 (ceramics)
Cubby ProjectBuild
Vala Dramatic Adventures Treasure of Porto Bello Treasure of Porto Bello Treasure of Porto Bello Treasure of Porto Bello
Sparks Creative play Dungeons of the Castiel (drama) Emirati Date Crepes with Carrot Salad (cooking) Shadow Puppets March on Fort Geronimo (Drama)
Week Ten
Creative Catalyst Free Art Play Free Art Play Complete Portfolio Work Free Time With Clay
Cubby ProjectDecorate
Vala Dramatic Adventures Time Bandits: A Night in the British Museum Time Bandits: A Night in the British Museum Time Bandits: A Night in the British Museum Time Bandits: A Night in the British Museum
Sparks Creative play Preserved Fetta (cooking) Drawing Games A Knight in the British Museum (drama) Golden Syrup Dumplings (cooking)

 

First week back!

Monday 1st of February there are no classes but we will be lurking around in the office programming and organising our calendars for 2016.  Drop in or call if you are  keen to catch up. Normal session hours recommence Tuesday the 2nd of February.

T1 2016

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closed!

For the first week of every term we run a combined programs groups (Sparks, Vala and Creative Catalyst) with a range of activities from obstacle courses, water colours and world cooking. These activities change everyday and are always good fun.  At the end of the week we have all our classes programmed and ready for the rest of the term.

 

Ninja in Wait
woohoo lets play Vala on Mondays!

We are very excited to introduce a dedicated Monday Vala class making live action drama a Monday to Thursday after school option matching Creative Catalyst’s Monday to Thursday art lessons.

 

 

 

 

This term in the art room Monday will be a mixed materials class, Tuesday 3D sculpture and ceramics,  Wedneday 2D printmaking, drawing and painting and Thursday ceramics.

adventure island dioramas
Dioramas in Creative Catalyst
Small boy offers plate of delicious ceramic morsels.
Sparks creative play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sparks, our class for 4-6 year olds continues to expose children to a wonderful mixture of art, drama, cooking and more!

Friday is a changeable class where everyone combines together and can involve art, drama, cooking and large group activities like constructing huge paper mache beasts.

We continue to run a pick- up service for preschoolers and students at Yarralumla Preschool and  Yarralumla Montessori.

Our classes start at 4pm giving children from other schools a chance to attend the programs. They finish at 5.30 .  We provide a bridging session from 3 until 4 which includes a healthy and tasty afternoon snack.

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tactile learning

Welcome Back to School!

Thanks everyone for a wonderful school holiday program. We all had a ball as the days grew longer and the spring sprang into full bloom. From Fairy Furniture to the Lords of Outremer, Prehistoric Pots to the Elf-Towers of Dawn, our school holiday break was an absolute ball, and it was great to see so many familiar faces from Yarralumla Primary joining in.

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We’re kicking straight back into our after school program, and if you’d like to come along give us a call (between 2 and 6, our office hours) on 6142 3268, and we’ll sort you out.

We’re returning to our usual method (or madness) after school, with Creative Catalyst running Monday to Friday, doing Ceramics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Mixed Materials on Mondays and Drawing & Painting on Wednesdays. Vala continues on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, and will have a different story theme each week. Lastly, Sparks are getting stuck into their usual rotation of Artistic, Dramatic, and Culinary.  Friday is a mixed ages class with a wide variety of activities. This term we start off with plaster casting zombie hands in preparation for Halloween…

 

The Term Ahead! Vala’s Drama program in Term 3

We’ve been busy little bees for the first week, planning ahead for the term to come.

The Schedule!
The Schedule!

In Vala Dramatic Adventures we’re jumping from Britain under Roman occupation, to the arrival of Vikings in North America (It was better than expected, for everyone involved), to to the Knights of the crusades. We’re super keen to see where the story goes with each week, and how our participants get involved in shaping the story.


Roamin' Romans

This week in drama to start us off we’re getting involved in the life of a legionary in Roman Britain. Life on the frontier is hard work, full of training and discipline, and Carrawburgh’s Fort Brocolitia is just a stone’s throw away from several Pictish encampments – something the Roman Legion must be constantly vigilant of.

PoseidonNext week, we’re excited to step out of the cold wet of Northumberland and into the sunny Mediterranean with the Crew of Odysseus, following the tales of that legendary hero and his crew through all the mishaps that come of a two week journey turning into a decade long epic.

Fantasy Skyline

The story goes on into fantastical forays of the Elf Towers of Dawn, and back to the true stories of the Viking Voyages in Norse America. Before long, we’ll leap through the Prehistoric Paleolithic, the ever formal Feudal Japan, the calamitous Crusades, and then leap thousands of years into the future for Arena 9000’s return.

As we go forward, we’re welcoming new graduates from Sparks, prepped and ready from their drama interfaces last term,  are all set for the challenges ahead – and some old faces returning to the dramatic adventures of Vala.