These practical workshops offer insights from professional artists giving students a head start in finding creative ways to tackle their own projects. Workshops are perfectly timed to give students a strong starting point for their design and writing projects ahead of the summer break.

Belvoir offer a range of workshops, from monologue performance to costume and set design. Workshops for students are typically held at Belvoir and are suitable for students in year 10, 11 and 12. We offer some of our workshop topics as Digital sessions, as online, interactive workshops which students all over Australia can participate in.

HSC IP Workshops

We run a series of workshops each year to provide industry insight into areas related to the HSC Drama Individual Projects. These are suitable for year 11 students who have commenced their HSC course in Term 4, or are doing a compressed curriculum.

Workshop topics include:

• Monologue Performance
• Costume Design
• Set Design
• Model Making
• Stage Management
(for VET Entertainment students)

Student Workshops at Belvoir are arranged for individual students to book in, with their peers or independently.

 

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HSC IP Costume Design

INTRODUCTION TO COSTUME DESIGN
Digital

TERM TWO
1.00pm – 4.00pm, Saturday or Sunday

Designer Imogen Ross explores the essential principles of costume design and offers starting points for theatre in relation to approaching the individual project. This costume design workshop includes practical design activities and gives students the chance to examine a professional costume designer’s portfolio.

During the workshop students will be introduced to:

• Process of designing costumes from initial design ideas to the final costume on stage
• The elements that make an effective costume design
• Role of costume design in the overall production
• Tools available to the costume designer: line, colour and texture

When
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Saturday 1 May, 2021

Where
Online, via Zoom

Cost
$65.00 per student
(Booking fees apply)

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HSC IP Set Design

This workshop is run in two parts. Participants can book for one part only or for both parts.

When
TERM ONE
9.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 6 March 2021

Where
In person – 18 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills

PART ONE:
INTRODUCTION TO SET DESIGN

9.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 6 March 2021

Designer Katja Handt takes participants through principles and elements of theatrical set design and approaches to working on the HSC Drama IP. This workshop includes practical activities in set design, giving participants the opportunity to view a designer’s portfolio. During the workshop participants will explore:

  • The process of designing a set for a show from the first script reading to opening night
  • The role of set design in the overall production and the director’s vision
  • The tools available to the set designer: three dimensional shape and texture
  • How to use a floor plan, scale and a scale model

Cost
$65 per student
$90 per teacher
(booking fees apply)

PART TWO:
MODEL MAKING

1.00pm-5.00pm, Saturday 27 February

Designer Katja Handt leads participants in an intensely practical workshop where you will learn how to read and work with scale and how to translate a technical drawing into a 3D model. During the workshop you will learn:

  • Basic techniques for creating shapes, textures and props in the model box and
  • How to art finish miniatures to resemble reality
  • How to present a model box when it is finished

Please note that you will need to bring some model making materials to this workshop. A list of materials and where to buy them will be provided after booking.

FULL DAY (BOTH PARTS):
INTRODUCTION TO SET DESIGN AND MODEL MAKING

9.30am – 5.00pm, Saturday 6 March

Cost
$150 per student
$210 per teacher
(booking fees apply)

Creative Kids

To book for Set and Model Making using a Creative Kids voucher please call (02) 8396 6222 or email [email protected]  Please have ready:

  • Your child’s Creative Kids voucher number
  • Your child’s DOB
  • Credit card details to pay the workshop balance of $50.

HSC IP Monologues

PERFORMING MONOLOGUES SERIES
Digital

Actor and Playwright

Benedict Hardie explores the elements that make up an engaging monologue with practical approaches to the individual project. In this workshop students will learn dramatic concepts of character, goal, audience, conflict, stakes & staging.

Join this series for one part or both.

PART ONE:
Making your Monologue

Week 1
6.00pm – 8.00pm, Monday 8 March 2021

Part one explores original text and how to make the most out of a self-written piece.

During the workshop students will be introduced to:

• Adapting and finding clues in source material
• The process of building a script with objectives, motivations and actions
• Creating a robust character within the text

Where
Online, via Zoom

Cost
Part one only – $55.00 per student
(booking fees apply)

PART TWO:
Performing Monologues

Week 2-4
3 evenings in March, 2021

Part two explores performing techniques. During the series students will be introduced to:

• How to build physicality and vocalisation techniques to enhance performance
• The process of breaking down a script to find objectives, motivations and actions
• Role of physicality and internal motivations for characterisation
• Tools available to an actor when rehearsing a monologue and seeking feedback

When
Week 2-4
6.00pm – 7.30pm, Monday 15 March 2021
6.00pm – 7.30pm, Monday 22 March 2021
6.00pm – 7.30pm, Monday 29 March 2021

Where
Online, via Zoom

Cost
Part two only – $100.00 per student
(booking fees apply)

Creative Kids

To book for Performing Monologues Series (Part Two only) using a Creative Kids voucher please call (02) 8396 6222 or email [email protected]. Please have ready:

  • Your child’s Creative Kids voucher number
  • Your child’s DOB
FULL SERIES (BOTH PARTS):
MAKING & PERFORMING MONOLOGUES

4 Weeks, 4 evenings in March, 2021

When
Week 1: 6.00pm – 8.00pm, Monday  8 March 2021
Week 2: 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Monday 15 March 2021
Week 3: 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Monday 22 March 2021
Week 4: 6.00pm – 7.30pm, Monday 29 March 2021

Where
Online, via Zoom

Cost
Parts one & two – $155.00 per student
(Booking fees apply)

 

 

CONTACT DETAILS

For more information about our education programs, please get in touch.

Education Manager Jane May
Education Coordinator Stevie Bryant

[email protected]
+61 (2) 8396 6241

Other Belvoir Workshops

Workshops for School Groups

Teachers can book workshops for their school group to be run at Belvoir or in school. These are offered at a flat rate for 5-30 students.
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Workshops for Teachers

We also run NESA approved professional Development workshops for teachers.
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Workshops for Adults

Belvoir Development run a series of workshops for adults.

Corporate Workshops
Online Workshops