Workshop Details

28 St Martins Lane
South Yarra VIC 3141

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 - South Yarra

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..

It's fantastic that you can find a way to be inclusive so that all of the kids shine.
Vikki
"Madi thoroughly enjoyed her workshops over the holidays. Amelia was gorgeous. Nice to see Madi participating fully & skipping out happier for the dramatic experience!"
Milica
It was a real gift for me to see Annika begin to respond to the energy and creativity that the three of you brought to the classes. She really needed something like this after a difficult year.
Georgina

The social feed