School holidays at MAC

MOONAH Arts Centre (MAC) has an exciting line up of holiday activities planned for children in April 2017.

Australian touring children’s film festival “Little Big Shots” will be screening films for kids at MAC on Thursdays during the holiday period.

Screenings are $8 a session and will feature a selection of local and international children’s shorts, animations, documentaries and child-produced films.

Films for children aged two-years and older will be shown at 10am, followed by a second session at 12pm for children aged seven-years and older.

For those youngsters who nurture dreams of running away with the circus, the MAC “Circus Skills” workshop will offer two jam-packed days of “big top” fun.

Participants will learn a broad range of circus skills including manipulation (juggling, diablo, poi, etc.), aerials (tissue), acro balance, slapstick and clowning.

Workshops are suitable for beginners through to experienced students aged between seven and 14-years. Cost is $40.

A free workshop delivered by the Story Island team will shine the spotlight on a place that many of us encounter every day – the Brooker Highway.

Participants aged between eight and 14-years will discover the true stories unearthed by the Story Island Project about life around the highway and then work with the team to prepare their own creative responses. Bookings are essential.

Children can also get creative and experiment with different materials and processes in “Getting Abstract”.

Suitable for children aged six to 12-years, this fun mixed-media workshop will see participants work with painting, printmaking, sculpture, drawing and wearable art. Cost is $20.

Meanwhile, young budding filmmakers will delight in the opportunity to produce and star in their very own original short film to be broadcast on YouTube in “Script to Screen – Guerrilla Filmmaking”.

Children will learn how to uses the equipment, write and develop scripts for the screen, as well as top tips on acting, pre-production and production with award-winning film director Lucien Simon in this three-day workshop.

The Script to Screen workshop is suitable for children aged nine to 14-years. Attendance is $150.

All activities run from 18-28 April 2017 at MAC, 23-27 Albert Road, Moonah.

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MAC is open from 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 11am-3pm on Saturdays.

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