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Term 4 Program: It’s finally here!

September 17, 2014

Join us for a term of theatre, creative arts and an end of year extravaganza performance!

For the final term this year Living Learning is teaming up with Blue Mountains Drama and some fabulous Visual Artists to bring our children’s imaginations to life on stage.

This term’s program is unique and different to our normal Living Learning program structure (which will resume next year), and as such is a one off. We’ll be running this term as a 2 strand 9 week program leading to a final end of year theatre production.

The first strand is our creative arts strand to support the performance. This 9 week program will include set building, costume development, stage make up and graphic design (including the show’s logo, program and cast and crew t-shirts).  This strand will run in the normal Living Learning timeslot of 10:30-11:30 Tuesday mornings.

The second strand is the drama strand. This is for children wanting to participate on stage in the actual performance.  Children will be creating and developing their own character and will help write the story as well as rehearse for the final performance.  The drama strand will involve 2 sessions each Tuesday with a break in between (see below for times). Please note this program will replace Georgia’s regular homeschool drama classes this term.

The program is designed so that children can book into either or both strands depending on their preferences. All children will be invited to both the performance and cast and crew after party.  While the creative arts strand will include costume design and development skills, it is not essential for the actors to attend, as each family will provide their own simple costumes for the play, this way families can decide for themselves how they would like to put their costumes together rather than needing to pay extra fees. Also, all the creative arts workshops are designed to share skills and be fun and useful for the children, whether or not they are performing in the play.

Program Dates: Tuesday October 7 – Wednesday December 3 


Strand 1 (Creative arts) 10:30- 11:30am Tuesdays

This strand will include 3 weeks of Junk Sculpture Set Building, 2 weeks of Costume Design and Development, 1 week of Stage Makeup Techniques and 3 weeks of Graphic Design (covering logo, poster, program and screen printing t-shirts).

Each week’s workshops will be held at the Mid Mountains Community Centre in Lawson. The dress rehearsal, final performance and the cast and crew after party will be held at the Kindlehill School Performance Space (dates and times below).

Strand 2 (Drama) times

This strand will run over two sessions each Tuesday; the group will be split into two age groups in the first session and then come together in the afternoon session to tie together the ideas that they have created and to rehearse the play.

11:45am – 12:45pm Separate workshops for 5-9 years and 10-14 years

12:45pm – 1:15pm Lunch break

1:15pm – 2:15pm Full group workshop

Dress Rehearsal: Sunday November 30 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Kindlehill School Performance Space

Final performance: Wednesday December 3 6:00pm – 7:00pm at Kindlehill School Performance Space with the cast and crew party from 7:00-8:00pm.

Workshop Descriptions and Facilitators:


Strand 1 Creative Arts:

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During Term 4 Rachel Hall from The Art Tent will be sharing some skills with us all. Rachel has been facilitating art workshops in the homeschooling community for approximately 18months and was previously a high school Visual Arts teacher. She is passionate about recycling and reusing materials and brings a vast array of art making experience with her. In a past life, she has even been known to perform in the occasional school play.

Junk Sculpture Set Construction: Explore the world of collaboration, recycling and theatre sets. There’s a show to put on and it needs a back drop so let’s work together to create a masterpiece. We’re really going to have to put ALL our minds together for this one.

Suitable for ages 5yrs and up. Has the potential to get a bit messy so please wear appropriate clothing and/or bring a paint shirt.

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Graphic Design: T-shirts, programs and posters: have you ever wondered about how an image is applied to a t-shirt? Are you interested in exploring the world of advertising and print design? Come along and create some designs to help promote the Term 4 performance. And give us a team image.

Please bring along your own clean and dry cotton or cotton blend t-shirt. All other materials will be provided.

Suitable for ages 5yrs and up. Paint shirts are highly recommended.

N.B. All cast and crew will have the opportunity to have a t-shirt printed. Those not attending the workshop are required to pay $4 towards the screen and ink, and provide a clean, dry cotton or cotton blend t-shirt.

Introduction to Costuming with Rosie Pascoe

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In Rosie’s workshops we will learn the basics for creating costumes for ourselves and for the production. Discover how to use costume to visually represent characters, create a mood and reflect a period in time. Brainstorm, create a mood board and design your costumes, before learning skills and techniques to bring them to life.

Rosie Pascoe is a primarily self-taught artist with a focus on wearable art and design.

Her background in arts, together with a formal training in Community Development Work, have influenced much of her professional practice, seeing the role of the arts as integral to the development of healthy individuals and communities, and as a powerful tool in conveying social commentary through the use of imagery.

She works largely with waste materials and found objects to create her wearable sculpture, assemblage and photographic pieces, and is passionate about sharing this skill and ethos of transformation with others.

Stage Make Up with Cristy McCann

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Whether you are performing in the play, or simply delving into the backstage arts, this workshop is sure to be loads of fun. Bring along any sketches and ideas you have and we will learn stage make up techniques to develop your character and bring it to life. On the day of the play the actors may need some help applying their makeup before the show so knowledge in this area will be very handy.

Cristy McCann is a face-painter with 5 years of experience, working at birthday parties and Winter Magic Festival. She has done stage makeup for theatre in Roman statuesque style. Cristy has a passion for makeup and beauty, has received first place in Nail Technology studies and also has experience with hair extensions and henna art.

Strand 2: Drama with Georgia and Claire from Blue Mountains Drama


A group of children visit the museum and are transported to a magic forest. How did they get from the museum to the forest? Who lives in the forest? How will they get home?

Come on a wonderful adventure in term 4 as we devise, rehearse and perform our own play. Children will create their own character and help write our story.

Facilitated by Blue Mountains Drama tutors Georgia Adamson and Claire Jones, this workshop series caters for ages 5 – 14 years. The course will run over two sessions each Tuesday; the group will be split into two age groups in the morning session and then come together in the afternoon session to tie together the ideas that they have created and to rehearse the play.


Georgia Adamson – Principal

Georgia is a professional actor who has performed for many Australian theatre companies, including Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare Company and the Ensemble Theatre. Georgia has appeared in numerous television commercials and Australian television shows including Rescue Special Ops, All Saints, Gangs of Oz, McLeods Daughters, Out of the Blue and A Country Practice. Georgia also has roles in two new mini-series, Love Child and Code, both due to be screened in 2014.

Georgia began teaching in 2004, running workshops for high school students for Bell Shakespeare Company. Since 2009, she has taught for Sydney Theatre Company on their School Drama program, a partnership program run with Sydney University that uses drama strategies to increase literacy outcomes in primary school students. Since 2011 Georgia has also run drama classes in the Blue Mountains, working with home school and school students and in 2014 she founded Blue Mountains Drama.

Claire Jones – Teaching Artist

Claire is a professional actor who has been working in Australian theatre since 1989. She has worked with a number of Australia’s foremost directors and performed and toured nationally and internationally with many of Australia’s major companies including; Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Black Swan Theatre Company.

Claire is President of Weatherboard Theatre Company based in the Blue Mountains. In 2003 she founded The Green Room, a network of Blue Mountains performing artists, to support local playwrights in developing and promoting their work.
Claire has taught acting and voice at a number of secondary and tertiary performing arts institutions including NIDA, Adelaide College of the Arts, The Actors Centre and John Curtin College of the Arts. From 2004-2007, Claire ran the acting program for adults and youth at the Q Theatre (Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre). Claire has also taught extra-curricular drama at a number of Sydney Schools.

Term Costs

Strand 1 (9 week Creative Arts strand) HEA members $120 Non HEA: $125

Strand 2 (9 week Drama strand)

The workshop fee incorporates 2 x 1 hr. workshops x 9 weeks, the dress rehearsal and performance. To keep costs as low as possible exact fees will be based on the number of enrolments but please use the following as a guide. (Current drama classes are $12/hour.)

Home Education Association (HEA) members

20 enrolments = $263.20 per child for the term = $11.20/hour

25 enrolments = $211.00 per child for the term = $8.90/hour

30 enrolments = $175.50 per child for the term = $7.47/hour

Non-HEA Members

20 enrolments = $268.20 per child for the term

25 enrolments = $219.00 per child for the term

30 enrolments = $180.50 per child for the term

When you book in we will calculate fees based on total enrolments and let you know the final costings when we provide payment details.

Term fees can be made in full or in 2 part payments with part one due at the start of term and part two due mid term. All term 4 events are Home Education Association Inc. Events.

Bookings are now open! Living Learning workshops can book out fast, so don’t delay if your family is keen to be involved. To book email Cristy at Bookings will be open until the 28th of September.

This is set to be a unique and spectacular term, a great opportunity for our homeschooling community to collaborate, create and perform! It will be wonderful to see what the children come up with! Email Cristy now ( if you are keen to book in. We look forward to sharing in this very special event with you.

Finally, for children between 9 and 16 who would like to be involved in creating the very world of the play, Georgia is running an initial creative development workshop these holidays, all details on the image below. To book for this holiday workshop please call Georgia on 0419 287 478

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