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Term 1 CLAY TOGETHER followed by SMALL STAGES Workshops at CPAC — ages 6-9

1-February-2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


All materials will be supplied. Class numbers will be capped at 15 to provide the most appropriate environment for creative learning.

CLAY TOGETHER will provide a series of accessible ceramic art projects designed specifically for younger children. These workshops will connect children to 3D exploration within a familiar material and additionally build confidence and techniques in hand working, pinching, glazing and decorating clay art.

Facilitator: Kathie Raco
Kathie is a ceramic artist and founder member of the long established Clayhouse adjacent to CPAC.  The Clayhouse is an association of potters and ceramic artists who devise and facilitate workshops in collaboration with Public Programs CPAC. Kathie has extensive experience in facilitating a wide context of ceramic workshops for Clayhouse members and guests including day and evening classes for adults and children, classes for people with disabilities, and tailored curriculum packages for schools.

SMALL STAGES offers weekly drama games for younger children. These workshops will provide an hour of dramatic role play helping younger children to develop confidence and creativity, team-work and very basic performing skills.

Facilitator: Christopher Tomkinson
Chris is one of Australia’s leading Arts Educators and has conducted workshops across Australia for over 20 years for Bell Shakespeare, The Australian Theatre for Young People, NIDA, The Actor’s Centre, The Australian Institute of Music, Sport for Jove Theatre, Poetry in Action and Shopfront Youth Theatre. He is the Director of The Shakespeare Carnival—a NSW-wide performance opportunity for High School students. As an actor Chris has worked with the Sydney Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, Bell Shakespeare, Monkey Baa, Sport for Jove, Pinchgut Opera, Freewheels Theatre, Tamarama Rock Surfers, Focus Theatre and the Melbourne Festival of the Arts. He is also an accomplished improviser and can often be found at the Sydney Opera House or National Maritime Museum turning kids’ suggestions into fantastic half-hour stories. A graduate of WAAPA, Chris received further training at Ecole Philippe Gaulier and Pan Theatre on an ATYP/Lend Lease 2000 Scholarship. His play ‘The Orphan’s Orchard’ was published by Cambridge Universtiy Press as part of their Rainbow Reader education series.

When: Every second Wednesday Term 1, 1pm—3pm

Where: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (CPAC)

Cost: $100

(NB: If the LETTING OFF S.T.E.A.M. and the CLAY TOGETHER followed by SMALL STAGES Workshops are  booked at the same time they should be available at a reduced price of $180.00—please call CPAC direct to arrange payment.)

More Info: (02) 9824 1121 or

Booking: Please book directly through this link. If you have any trouble please call or email CPAC direct (contact info above).


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Angela Staples
0425 323 592


Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
1 Powerhouse Road
Casula, 2170
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(02) 9824 1121
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