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Fun and creativity! It must be school holidays in Box Hill

7 Sep 2017

Get ready for some arty, crafty fun and much more during the coming school holidays at Box Hill Community Arts Centre (BHCAC).

Whitehorse Councillor Tina Liu said Council aimed to offer affordable and engaging activities across its facilities for students during school holidays and BHCAC was always a popular choice for families.

“Come and join in the fun with classes and workshops running each day of the holidays. There is a family clay day, kids hip hop dance class, a session in musical theatre, printmaking and cooking classes to name a few. The activities cater for children/students aged 3-13 and over,” Cr Liu said.

The holiday sessions run from 25 September to 6 October. There are three All Day Art Days running from 9.30am-3.15pm among the sessions offered, and these are a great way for children to immerse themselves in some favourite activities.

For full details and session bookings, visit bhcac.com.au/whats-on/school-holiday-program/ or phone 9895 8888.

Holiday highlights include:

Stencil Art Aerosol (13+ years)
In this hands-on workshop, learn about the art of aerosol stencils. BYO lunch.
When: Monday 25 September, 10am-2pm
Cost: $26

Kids’ Visual Arts – Spring into Spring! Collage (6-12 years)
Bring your imagination to life on the page, create a springtime masterpiece in collage.
When: Wednesday 27 September, 10am-11.30am
Cost: $26

Printmaking – Inking Kombi (6-12 years)
Take part in this unique class, inking up parts from a '73 Kombi bus then printing onto rice paper.
When: Thursday 28 September, 10.30am-1.30pm
Cost: $35

Ukulele for Youth (13+ years)
The ukulele is a great introduction to learning a musical instrument. BYO ukulele if you have one!
When: Wednesday 4 October, 11.30am-12.30pm
Cost: $20

As part of Seniors Week in Whitehorse:

All Day Art Day – Let’s Celebrate Our Grandparents (6-12 years)
Enjoy the special classical music performance Carnival of the Animals performed by Inventi Ensemble, collage a portrait of your grandparent and paint a picture of your grandparent’s favourite animal. Grandparents welcome at the music performance at $10 per person.
When: Friday 6 October, 9.30am-3.15pm
Cost: $61

Inventi Plays Carnival of the Animals
This is a special classical music performance for children and seniors. Join Inventi Ensemble for an interactive concert with narration and interaction for the children every step of the way!
When: Friday 6 October 10.30am-11.15am
Cost: $10 per person

Free family activity

Open every day of the holidays, this free family activity centres on the display, The Box Set – A Collaborative Exhibition by the Cities of Whitehorse, Maroondah and Manningham. This interactive exhibition features artworks produced by children during the July School Holidays and students from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Primary School. Join in the fun by interacting with the artworks and creating your own portraits to be displayed in the gallery.

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