Move It or Lose It!
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Move It or Lose It!

Move It or Lose It! - 28th July, 10:00am-12:00pm, facilitated by Alex Gray

As our focus is continually drawn to our external environment, it is our internal environment which suffers from neglect in the forms of stiffness, unfamiliarity, fear of injury and aches and pains. 
Perhaps you’ve started to notice some of these feelings while reading this? This is the first step to healing. Listening to what your body is telling you. Humans are one of the world’s most physically versatile species, yet we don’t make the most of our innate abilities to move and to play as much as we want to AND are able to.

This is a fun and safe two-hour session centred around social dance mixed with some of life’s forgotten yet most simple lessons. 
Move It or Lose It! will give you a boost no matter where you are on your journey
to improving your physical quality of life!

You will learn:
•  To change the way you think about injuries and challenges; from being disabling to being enabling
•  Street dance styles
•  Good practice techniques to improve mobility and body awareness
•  Enjoy the feeling of freedom that comes with listening to your body

What to Bring:
•  Please wear comfortable loose clothing that you can easily move in (e.g. Track pants, t-shirt, sweatshirt, sneakers)
•  BYO water bottle. There are taps available.

Investment
Early Bird - $45
Concession - $45
Full - $65

BOOK HERE

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Heroes and Villains: Telling Stories that Change the World Pt. 1&2
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

Heroes and Villains: Telling Stories that Change the World Pt. 1&2

Presented by Made To create, this is a two part story telling work shop, running over July28th and Aug 4th, 1pm - 5:00pm, facilitated by Eugene Wong.

What makes stories sweep us up and believe in something epic – something bigger than ourselves?

Over two fun sessions this workshop will look at the heroes and villains of the stories we love. Analyse what makes them and their quests exciting, how they interact with each other and what examples can be seen in the world around us.

Then you’ll get the chance to make your own… collaborating to produce characters and outlines for your own stories, that are interesting, fun and believable, while using the skills you've just learned.

You will learn:
•  How to create interesting characters
•  How to construct enthralling situations, and
•  How to change the narrative of your own stories…

And you’ll walk away with:
1. A character that you have designed
2. A basic plot that they engage in
3. An understanding of the way the key characters of your own story can impact the real world!

Suitable for both beginners and experienced writers and story lovers.

What to Bring:
Bring your favourite notebook and pen if you want to, but writing equipment will be supplied.

Investment
Early Bird - $210
Concession - $190
Full - $240

Price includes high tea, snacks, tea & coffee

BOOK HERE

Made to Create is a not-for-profit arts organisation empowering you to thrive in your inherent creativity. We facilitate fun and inspiring opportunities for creative development, innovation and wellbeing. 
We provide education, workshops, mentoring and events across communities and businesses, giving you the freedom to live out your creative potential.

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Life Drawing with Nic Plowman
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Life Drawing with Nic Plowman

This workshop will focus on building your technical abilities in line, proportion and tone when drawing the human figure. Various approaches will be covered and will involve demonstrations and practical exercises designed to build knowledge and confidence. 

This workshop will expand your drawing language and build skills for future practice. 

All proceeds of the event will be donated to the Fistula Foundation. Nic Plowman has generously donated his time and skill to run this workshop. Through a new initiative called ‘Matter Arts’, artists are coming together to fight inequality. We invite you to join us for their first exhibition & fundraiser, featuring Nic Plowman and 22 other incredible artists. Opening night is on Thursday 5th of July, from 6pm at Neon Parlour. Let us know that your coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/1725630427525356/

*Please Note: A nude model will be used for this

Book your spot HERE!

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Sound Circle - Presented by Inward Goods
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Sound Circle - Presented by Inward Goods

Inward Goods are bringing you a party for the sake of tunes, art, food and feels.

Presenting 'sound circle'.

It's just like a normal gig, just served up on a lazy suzan. The idea is that each performer sets up around the room in circular formation. The audience sits or stands in the centre of the circle. Each performer will play a song followed by the next performer, and it goes around the circle for as long as it needs too. Let the soundscape unravel before you with some improv style performers.

Field of Dreams

Aarti Jaadu

Tim Hassall

BLUME

with Special Guest

This event will be lit by none other than Ryan Boulton and his projection connections.

There will be delicious food available by Botanical Lunches. There will also be a range of Teas and Mulled wine.

Anything else you would like to indulge in is BYO

Tickets available on the door for $15

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PANIC MODE: Cosplay Crafting Party
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

PANIC MODE: Cosplay Crafting Party

Presented by Lumin's Workshop, this costume making workshop is just in time for Supanova Melnourne, or if you want to really impress at that next fancy dress!

Panic Mode: Cosplay Crafting Party is about making new friends, bouncing ideas off others, asking for help on a part of your costume you maybe stuck on and most of all, finishing (or starting) your costume for the upcoming convention season!

The craft party will be hosted by 3 experienced cosplayers and John who will be available to help you out on parts of your costume you maybe stuck on, they are:

Astrokerrie Cosplay - Foam armour and prop specialist

Artemis Costuming - Sewing wizard

Lumin cosplay - Thermoplastic /Moulding and casting enthusiast

John - LED/ 3D modelling and printing guy

FREE GOODIES BAG FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS AND A LUCKY DOOR PRIZE! 

Details

-Please pre-book your tickets HERE to guarantee yourself a spot as places are limited!

-Held at Neon Parlour - 791 High St, Thornbury (2 mins walk from Thornbury Station or along the 86 tram line, street parking available)

-Runs between 2pm - 9pm

-Entry into the event is $30 per person - enter at any time during the event, enter and exit as many times as you want!

-We have some tools provided (listed below) but BYO tools is strongly encouraged to ensure you have what you need.

  • Heat guns
  • Basic tools (stanley knives, pens, etc)
  • Dremels
  • Sewing Machines
  • Serger
  • Hot wire cutter

-BYO materials and consumables (we will have some materials for sale on the day but if you require something specific, please put it into the NOTES section in checkout)

-We will have drinks and snacks provided 

-No moulding and casting, spray painting or sanding (as it gets messy and out of hand)

-Please treat the space and your fellow cosplayers and hosts with respect, you will be evicted otherwise.

- Breakages or damage to any of the provided equipment, tools or venue will be required to be paid for.

 We reserve the right to make changes or cancel this event and refund the tickets at any time. 

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The Monthly Players
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

The Monthly Players

Back for another year of creative exploration, The Monthly Players are kicking off their first workshop with Tony Kushner's Angels in America - Part I: Millennium Approaches. Leading members through a two-hour workshop will be an industry guest - running through the material at their own discretion - examining the script, space, and collaboration.

Registration at The Monthly Players' website is highly recommended - the $10 workshop fee is paid by cash or card at the door. As always, fresh coffee will be at the ready, wine available for donation by the glass.

Interested in diving into the world of Angels in America? Join The Monthly Players on Monday March 5 2018.

Each month The Monthly Players workshop a play, share weekly materials such as reviews and monolugues and publish The Monthly Write Up - an essay examining major themes in the play and how they relate to the modern creative. Want to network with other creatives? Looking for a workshop opportunity? Join The Monthly Players on the first Monday of every month at Neon Parlour, where you will join an industry creative to workshop a play. Each event is an opportunity to examine the script, space, and creative collaboration.

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The Monthly Players
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

The Monthly Players

The Monthly player's group is a not-for-profit project, where actors/creatives get together to read through cultural and socially specific plays as a means to practice their craft, collaborate with others in the industry and enjoy the plays.

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The Monthly Players
Jul
4
7:30 PM19:30

The Monthly Players

The Monthly player's group is a not-for-profit project, where actors/creatives get together to read through cultural and socially specific plays as a means to practice their craft, collaborate with others in the industry and enjoy the plays.

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