Geelong residents can experience Polyglot Theatre’s Sound of Drawing and Shadow Tricks workshops these school holidays bookending the Easter Weekend.
On Thursday 2 April, Sound of Drawing will invite children to hear what they draw at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre foyer. Meeting with artists at a table that has been wired for sound, the children are guided through creative drawing exercises which when heard, impacts the desire line of their drawing. The sound of their pastel or crayon on the table is picked up by sensitive microphones and amplified, turning the physical action of drawing into a live soundscape. The result is a large, shared drawing experience – all curves and squiggles and lines connected and shaded. Each drawing, a 6m length of Jackson-Pollock-eat-your-heart-out magnificence, is mounted in the space until the room is drenched in giant swathes of colour.
On Tuesday 7 April, children at One World for Kids can explore what they can do with light, cloth and paper in Polyglot’s Shadow Tricks workshop. Kids will explore everything from human form to cardboard cut-outs, playing with scale and the limitless possibilities of the worlds that can be created on a screen. They use their bodies as puppets to explore story, perspective and light bringing together limitless ideas and imagination.
Sound of Drawing
Venue: Foyer, Geelong Performing Arts Centre, 50 Lt Malop Street, Geelong.
When: Thursday 2 April 2015
Sessions: 10:30AM – 12:30PM, 1:30PM – 3:30PM
Venue: 407-411 Thompson Road, North Geelong, Victoria.
When: Tuesday 7 April 2015
Sessions: 10AM – 12NOON
Tickets: Vacation Care price
For media enquiries contact
Catherine French, Polyglot Theatre: 0402 63 84 69 | firstname.lastname@example.org