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The Creative Lounge Kids Autumn Program

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Magic classes, art workshops, drama, circus and Willy Wonka
Get your creative kids out of the house in the Easter school holidays, and book them onto one or more of Kingston Arts Creative Lounge programs.

Creative Lounge
The Creative Lounge


The historic Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale transforms into The Creative Lounge over each school holiday break. Each season brings old favourites as well as new hosts, who teach children and teens arts, crafts, drama, dancing, mechanics, and even circus and magic.

The Creative Lounge Kids Autumn program series includes:

Tech Camp: Warrior Challenge

Working in pairs, your kids will work on a LEGO mindstorm robot, to battle it out in the Arena. The knock-out event means only one winner will be crowned Bayside Robo Warrior

Robo Warrior
Tech Camp: Robo Warrior


When: Tuesday 29 March, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $45
Age: 8 - 12 years

Creative Writing for Kids

Let your kid's imagination run wild in a fun morning of story telling. The session includes fun games and opportunities to hear other short stories for inspiration.

When: Wednesday 30 March, 10am - 12:30pm
Age: 7 to 10 years
Cost: $45

Let's Make a Play (TEENS)

A two-day drama camp led by award winning playwright Kieran Carroll. Over two days, children and teens will together in a energetic exercise. Suitable for those with an interest in storytelling, writing and stage performance.

Let's Make a Play
Let's Make a Play


When: Thursday 31 March 1.30 - 5.30pm
Friday 1 April 1.30 - 5.30pm
TWO DAY ACTIVITY
Cost: $60 for two days
Age: 12-17 years

Australian School of Magic

Release your inner magicians in the Australian School of Magic workshop program. The magical morning is broken down as follows:

Magic Wand Making 10 - 11am $15
Age: 5 - 12 years

Pre-school of Magic 11 - 12pm $25
Age: 5 - 7 years

Magic Class 12:15 - 1:15pm $25
Age: 8 - 12 years

Australian School of Magic
Australian School of Magic


When: Thursday 31 March
Cost: as detailed, otherwise combined price of $35 for the magic class and wand making.

Stardust Fairies: The Hippety Hop Show (PRE-SCHOOLERS)

One for the little folk to enjoy, The Hippety Hop Show is an interactive 50 minute Easter Bunny Surprise show, with story play, dance and lots hopping!

Hippety Hop Show
Hippety Hop Show


When: Friday 1 April, 10am
Cost: $20 (Under 2 and adults FREE)
Age: 2 - 7 years

Journalism for Kids

Introduce your child to journalism, in a fun workshop designed for primary school kids. Bring along an iPad or smart phone and make a mini documentary to take home.

When: Friday 1 April, 10am - 12:30pm
Cost: $45
Age: 9 - 12 years

Asking for Trouble: Run Away with the Circus

Circus performers Christy Flaws and Luke O'Connor teach their multi-talents to your primary school aged kids. Each 1.5 hour workshop is jam packed with creative games, physical warm up, object balance, hula hooping and acro-balance. No experience necessary, lots of fun guaranteed.

Asking for Trouble: Run Away with the Circus
Asking for Trouble: Run Away with the Circus


When: Friday 1 April, 2 - 3.30pm (5 - 7 years). Friday 1 April, 3.30 - 5pm (8 - 12 years)
Cost: $25

Artist for a Day

Artist Juliet Collins will guide your art loving kids on a creative working with a multitude of mediums. The theme "Sun, Sea, Sand" will see your children draw, design and create in both 2D and 3D.

Artist for a Day with Juliet Colins
Artist for a Day with Juliet Colins


When: Monday 4 April, 10am - 4pm
Cost: $80
Age: 7 years plus

Book onto The Creative Lounge program HERE

FLIX FIX: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

All workshopped out? Well then it's time to sit back and enjoy a movie. This Autumn sees the screening of old favourite Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Willy Wonka
Willy Wonka Flix Fix


For $20, enjoy the classic movie with your children and enjoy a scrumdiddlyumptious set of sweets and treats included in the price (did someone say chocolate fountain?) and a golden ticket door prize. Dress-ups encouraged, arrive early for themed activities and prizes. Book HERE
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Why? Creative fun for your kids in the Easter break
When: Various dates, see article for details
Phone: (03) 9556 4440
Where: Shirley Burke Theatre, Parkers Rd, Parkdale
Cost: Varies, from $15
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