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Term 4
Tuesday groups - 17th Oct - 19th Dec
Friday groups - 13 Oct - 15th Dec


9:30am - 10:15am
10:30am - 11:15am


Tuesday groups - 9 classes $126
Friday groups - 10 classes $140
Siblings $8 per class if over 8 months. Siblings under 8 months FREE.
Original CD included


Burrinja Black Box


RockaBilbies is an original music class for little rockers.

We jam, play drums, dance, sing and act to original songs. We use percussion, ribbons, scarves, puppets, and a parachute to learn about the musical elements - beat, pitch, tempo and dynamics. Kristy plays the guitar and sings songs about letters, numbers, animals, songs for early learning development and songs just for fun.

Kristy is a musician/songwriter and an experienced primary school teacher, having taught as a classroom teacher and a music and drama specialist.

The classes are mixed-age for families, thus catering for different abilities and providing an opportunity for younger children to learn from the older ones. Classes are approximately 45 minutes long and include varied and short activities to keep the little ones entertained. A friendly and relaxed atmosphere, allowing children to participate at their own level and in their own time.

At RockaBilbies we have a lot of fun, build confidence, spark creativity and develop an ongoing love for music. Original and engaging songs create a unique environment that can be enjoyed by the parent or carer just as much as the child.
Babies, toddlers, preschoolers with parent/carer participation.

Bookings via Kristy: 0415 288 811 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Term 3, 2017
11 Oct - 13 Dec (no class on Oct 18)

Play Up 4pm - 5pm
Act Up 5pm - 6pm
Advanced Troupe 6pm - 8pm


Black Box Studio

Play Up $117
Act Up $117
Advanced Troupe $180 (invitation only)
Booking via the Box Office on 9754 8723

Creative Movement and Drama Classes

PLAY UP: Grades Prep – 2 or Ages 5 – 7/8 years
The emphasis for this age group is on creative play and improvisation. Classes are designed to stimulate the imagination of young children, through participation in various drama, music and movement activities.

ACT UP: Grade 3 – 4 or Ages 8 – 9/10 years
These classes are designed to encourage children to become confident in presenting their own ideas and to work together in a group. This is achieved through movement, poetry, songs, scripts and theatre games; providing safe, supported performance opportunities.

ADVANCED TROUPE: By invitation only
This class is for students showing the commitment to work within certain guidelines enabling them to extend their drama experience and skills.  It will be a class requiring focus and dedication and within these guidelines each student should have a fully rounded drama experience, still full of creativity and enjoyment but supported by focused behaviour and extended by more advanced scripts, monologues & movement.

Classes are facilitated by Dee Whittington who has many years’ experience with children and youth of all ages in the areas of creative movement, drama and music, with fabulous outcomes for the participants.

Further inquiries contact the box office on 9754 8723 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sat 14th & Sun 15th October

Sat 25th & Sun 26th November


10am - 4pm each day


Burrinja Arts Workshop


$260 (both days)
$150 (single day)

Weekend Mosaic Workshops

Do you want to get creative with crockery?

This workshop is designed for those of you who would like to indulge in 12hrs or 6hrs of tuition with Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan over a single weekend...
Beginners are welcome too (2 days recommended)!
Students may also book for a single day only.

Classes are run by professional artist and qualified teacher Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan.
Main materials will be supplied (Tools, adhesives, a selection of crockery...).

Workshop Specifications:
- A pre-prepared marine-ply surface will be provided (and optional).
- You are free to bring along your own pre-prepared surface of any dimension.
- Possibility of a grouting session for works completed prior to the actual weekend.
- The workshop will effectively be booked for 12hrs in total over the weekend, so you can choose what kind of breaks you prefer at any time.

Program each day:
- 2hrs in the morning (10am-12pm).
- 1hr window for lunch (Optional).
- 3hrs in the afternoon (1pm-4pm)

Please note that a No Refund ticketing policy applies to late cancellations (within 7 days of the scheduled workshop).
Ideal ages 18+


Term 4, 2017

11 Oct - 20 Dec




10 wks: $120
($12 per class)

Non package
Book via the box office on 9754 8723


Black Box Theatre

Rainbows and Sparkles

Have fun and get creative with your child in an engaging art group for pre-schoolers.

Join Gill Cruikshank on a Rainbows and Sparkles creative adventure singing, movement, parachute play, musical instruments and art making using a variety of media.

With a strong focus on parent/ carer participation the class invites children and adults to have fun together exploring creative activities.

Gill Cruikshank is a local creator with 10 years’ experience running this popular class and is passionate about nurturing creative expression shared between children and their families.

Limited spaces available | 60 mins | Suitable ages: 2 – 4 with parent/carer participation


Term 4
Wednesdays from 18 Oct
Thursdays from 19 Oct




6 wks $90 Materials provided.
Trial class $15

Every Child's an Artist

Week 1 Fluorescent 3 D Insects
Week 2
Animal Monoprints, Drawings
Week 3
Landscape Calendar for 2018
Week 4
Candle Table Decorations
Week 5
Miniature Christmas Scenes
Week 6
Santa Collage Picture

Empowering your child to tap into their inner creativity 

Ages 6-12 years

Inquiries : Bev 0449 654 343 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

11th November

10AM - 4PM

Single workshop:
$110 each for you & a friend

Four Seasons Experience:
$400 each for you & a friend

Online here

Burrinja Black Box

Eco-printing for Self-Reflection:
Create Your Own Wisdom Cards

This is a chance to slow down to a pace of living that invites an attending to the smaller details of our human and more than human realities. In eco-printing we attend to sensory experiences gifted by the natural world and in doing so we begin to glimpse our interior and exterior ecosystems and their inhabitants.

These workshops can be attended as one day experiences or attended as a series of four to develop a record of the richness of a year’s reflection and inquiry. Spanning the year, the series offers the opportunity for an immersion into unfolding of the themes, curiosities and wisdom that are present in our lives. This is a beautiful way to enact a self –care practice and develop a useful body of reflective art.

In each one-day workshop, we will engage with reflective arts processes as we experiment with eco-printing on cotton-rag paper and craft our own wisdom decks.

We will eco-print onto multiple strips of paper, experimenting with leaves, metal, heat and various dye pots.  Along the way we will spend some time in small groups, condensing our questions, curiosity and personal and collective wisdom onto cards to take home.  We’ll unbundle our paper together, engage in movement and somatic exercises as a way of listening to what our body has to say (all optional of course), and have a ‘lucky dip’ at the end.

More info contact Jacqui Grace: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Term 4 info available soon


4pm - 5:30pm


Burrinja Black Box


Family discounts available

Bookings via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RAPA Drama & Voice

with Rainsford & Mary Salem ( for ages 8- 11)

Ranges Academy of Performing Arts (RAPA) is a NOT FOR PROFIT academy for the creative enrichment and development of young people.

Contact RAPA for this and all our other arts streams on offer.

More info about ranges Academy at rangesacademy.org.au




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