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