Lockdown doesn’t have to mean locked OUT of the arts! The teams at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith Conservatorium and Q Theatre have worked hard to put together an impressive array of online activities and resources to keep the arts open and accessible for all ages, while we all work together as a community to stay safe.
There are educational opportunities to feed creative minds like art workshops, music lessons and drama activities to try at home and the return of last year’s popular Creative Care Packages! Plus, there are fantastic resources listed on their Keep Hearth Penrith page qtheatre.com.au/keep-heart-penrith/. This includes digital links to arts around the world which include a VERY comprehensive list for kids and families, art, drama, talks and ideas, literature, music, comedy, dance, film, education, nature and gardening, puzzles and games, and more.
Penrith Regional Gallery Art Workshops
Term 3 classes will be delivered online until further notice. Material packs will be posted to participants. Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted.
Art Attack Saturdays – Mixed Media
Sat 31 July – Sat 18 Sept 2021 | 10-11am | Suitable for ages 7-9 | $180
Paint, draw, sculpt, and construct during these Saturday mixed media classes. By the end of the 8 weeks, students will have gained confidence in artmaking across a variety of mediums and techniques whilst harnessing their vocabulary and art appreciation skills.
Wed 28 July – Wed 15 Sept 2021 | 4-5:30pm | Suitable for ages 10-12 | $180
Explore drawing with a variety of materials, including graphite, charcoal, pastel and watercolour every Wednesday afternoon. Learn about composition and perspective through a series of fun and interactive observational artmaking lessons.
Bookings are essential: penrithregionalgallery.com.au/event-series/term-workshops/ or call 02 4735 1100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking fee applies.
Penrith Conservatorium Music Lessons
Learning for leisure, for fun or to become the next piano prodigy! The proven preferred delivery method for music lessons – one-to-one – allows the class to be tailored to each individual learning style, pace and preferences. Experienced music teachers are qualified to prepare all students wanting AMEB and/or HSC examinations, through to top concert standard. Lessons are currently online, and will be face-to-face at The Joan when it is safe to do so.
Lesson Costs: Range from $39-$51 per 30mins + $10 admin fee per term.
Bookings are essential: penrithconservatorium.com.au/private-lessons/ or call 02 4723 7611 / 0437 468 068, or email email@example.com. Booking fee applies.
Join Q Theatre teaching artists and try these fun, creative activities at home. Each video is designed with one of our courses in mind, but are suitable for all Studio Q and Stage Door participants to play with and try their hand at.
All videos free. No bookings required. qtheatre.com.au/keep-heart-penrith/exercise-your-creative-muscles/
When lockdown is finished Penrith Regional Gallery will reopen with its regular hours; daily between 10am and 4pm. Admission is free. The Gallery’s address is 86 River Road, Emu Plains.m penrithregionalgallery.com.au