Workshop Details

Northcote Town Hall 189 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Wednesday 4.30pm - 6pm

Saturday 9.30am - 11.00am

Term Dates 2019

Term 1 30 January – 7 April

Term 2 23 April – 28 June

Term 3 15 July – 20 September

Term 4 7 October – 20 December

Enrolment

Costs

1.5 hour weekly workshop
$340
To enrolment form

5-8 Year Olds - Northcote

Our 5-8-year-old workshops are about developing confident, creative, well-rounded children who can speak up and share their point of view.

Early in the year, we spend time getting to know each other, laying the basic foundations of performance and exploring the broad themes around our company-wide investigation.

As these young people are at the early stage of their creative exploration, we focus on improvisation, games and imaginative play.

We offer them a creative stimulus that they respond to through physical and vocal improvisations. We encourage our students to become comfortable projecting their voice, physicalising ideas and emotions, and making creative offers in the room.

These improvisations also help them learn how to form a dramatic language, gain confidence communicating and to collaborate with children outside of school.

They may be encouraged to paint or write, tell a story, pick up some play dough, speak from a character’s point of view, their own point of view, or even learn some Auslan – it all depends on where their interests lie.

We show them how to investigate, devise and realise their ideas. They’re encouraged to observe, respond and take artistic risks so they can work together to create meaningful performance pieces.

At the end of terms 2 and 4 we perform a small devised ‘sharing’ for friends and family.

Learn more about our workshop philosophy and workshop artists here.

“Parents tell me they love watching the work we do at St Martins. They say it’s unlike anything else their child is involved in. They’re often surprised at the level at which we discuss certain issues and how much their child has grown from doing our workshops. And just how much fun their child is having.”

Harriet Devlin, Workshop Artist


The last fifteen minutes of every workshop is open to families to see their children at play. Families are also warmly invited to join in a ‘sharing’ during the last session of each term.

If you’d like your child to participate in a workshop at St Martins, but feel they can’t due to disability, cultural background, financial challenges or other barriers, you can apply for an inclusion scholarship or engage in one of our outreach programs. Discover more here.

Family discount: enrol a 2nd child and receive 15% off your tuition fee.
Concession: apply your concession card for 25% off.
To apply for a discount or concession, kindly contact our office on (03) 9867 2477.

For enrolment enquiries please contact ourWorkshops Coordinator.

See what others had to say..

"I am moved to tears every week watching this child who faces so many obstacles, because of his hidden disability, presenting as normal and blossoming under your care and skilled education."
Katherine
"He has developed a real sense of belonging to the group and has been able to connect and make a genuine friendship with another boy who has similar interests. It seems that the experience has unlocked his creativity and he is very confident in performing spontaneous presentations."
Marisa
"My girls just love St Martins. One of the best things about it is the friends they make. These friendships are outside of their school group, and their family, which gives them another place to belong."
Margaret

The social feed

28 Aug 2019
St Martins invites you to join us for BALIT LIWURRUK: STRONG GIRL - https://t.co/G2DhRf...
08 Aug 2019
Our special #EscapeVelocity preview screening is ready to take-off! Be prepared for the...
07 Aug 2019
Keep your finger on the pulse... Escape Velocity is ready to launch in a matter of days...
30 Jul 2019
💪🏻💪🏻 Yes! 💪🏻💪🏻 More awesome hero-work from semester 1! 🎭
26 Jul 2019
Some more creations by our young artists coming out of Semester 1's examination of hero...
25 Jul 2019
Some awesome creations from our 5-8s!! Do you know about our prompts and provocations? ...
11 Jul 2019
School's back next week, and with it, our Term Programs! Don't forget to enrol https://...
01 Jul 2019
#EscapeVelocity launching soon 🤩🤩 Keep your eyes peeled for details, we can't wait to s...
30 Jun 2019
Some more #BTS from #EscapeVelocity to get you excited! Launching very soon. Watch this...
30 Jun 2019
Today marks the end of #Pride Month 2019 - but not the end of celebrating #PRIDE every ...
19 Jun 2019
Check out all these young heroes on the mic with @sugarbowldonniris "Yung Philly" at #T...
17 Jun 2019
Meet some of the young heroes from #ThePlaygroundProject's "Heroes Live Here" productio...
13 Jun 2019
Check out some of #ThePlaygroundProject team getting ready for 'Heroes Live Here', a pe...
31 May 2019
Meet some of the amazing #EscapeVelocity stars! 😍 we've loved working with @minus18yout...
30 May 2019
The whole crew working hard on our #EscapeVelocity shoot 😍😍 Look at all these hard-work...
29 May 2019
On set for our first #EscapeVelocity shoot. We're so excited to be in the production ph...
27 May 2019
We had so much fun at #RoolaBoola Children's Arts Festival last year! Check out these a...
16 Apr 2019
With just a few days left of school holidays, we've got our minds on Term 2. How about ...