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Skill for Life - D'ARTZ

Explore your creative side and express yourself. Supporting your dreams and aspirations in the Arts we strive to enhance your skills and bring out your talents. The world is your stage or your way to paint a brighter future.

Skill for Life - Performing Arts

Goal of this Skill for Life: To gain or enhance skills with the performing arts from specific or various forms of art.

Choose from various combinations of:

Drama and Acting

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in drama.

Program Content:

  • Expressing emotion
  • Improvisation
  • Learn stage directions
  • Voice projection ( as appropriate)
  • Breathing and effect on body within drama
  • Posture
  • Expression and mime
  • Excursion/s (possible)
  • Performance or work towards performance (optional)

Drumming

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in drumming.

Program Content:

  • Learn about the drum
  • Care of the drum
  • Basic beats
  • Basic rhythms
  • Coordination
  • Counting
  • Performance – optional/not guaranteed
  • Learn hand drumming techniques
  • Learn call and response techniques
  • Use actual drums
Dance

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in dance.

Program Content:

  • How the body moves
  • Balance
  • Counting
  • Memory Skills
  • Agility
  • Coordination
  • Dance routines and movement
  • Use of equipment or props
  • Excursion/s
  • Performance or work towards a performance (optional)
Singing

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in singing.

Program Content:

  • Assessment of sound/voice of individual
  • Genres of music, types of songs
  • Vocal techniques
  • Expression
  • Interpretation
  • Action to songs as appropriate
  • Performance techniques
  • Excursion/s (possible)
  • Possible Performance (optional)

Music

Goal of this Skill for Life: To gain skills in music.

Course Content:

  • Different forms of music
  • Instrument playing
  • Song writing (dependent on level of group)
  • Listening to music
  • Music imagery
  • Role play and music
  • Singing
  • Improvisation
  • Composition
  • Music and movement

Skill for Life - Visual Arts

Goal of this Skill for Life: To equip participants with fundamental art skills and how to apply those skills

Painting and Drawing

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in drawing and painting.

Program Content:

  • WHS
  • Painting techniques
  • Drawing techniques
  • Colours
  • Research types of art
  • Excursion to exhibition/galleries (as available)
  • Research/discuss careers/hobbies in art

Screen Printing

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills and produce works in screen print.

Program Content:

  • Discussion and explaination of screen printing
  • Processes involved with screen printing
  • Health and safety
  • Preparation
  • Drawing
  • Designing
  • Cutting
  • Colour
  • Screening
  • Finishing
  • Display art work in a gallery or exhibition

Skill for Life - Creative Arts

Goal of this Skill for Life: To gain or enhance skills and creative design and craft.

Pottery, Mosaicing, Ceramics

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in any or all of pottery, mosaic or ceramics.

Program Content:

  • Discussion with individual
  • Health and Safety
  • Research options
  • Option to learn pottery
  • Option to learn mosaic
  • Option to learn ceramics
  • Excursion/s

Sewing, Knitting, Macrame, Crochet

Goal of this Skill for Life: To learn skills in one or more form of creative craft.

Program Content:

  • Discussion of interests
  • Research options and projects
  • Health and safety
  • Option to learn how to knit
  • Option to learn how to Sew
  • Option to learn Macrame
  • Option to learn Crochet
  • Use of any tools and equipment
  • Community Excursions 

Jewelry Making

Goal of this Skill for Life: To be able to make creative jewelry.

Program Content:

  • Discuss and research options with individuals
  • Health and safety
  • Explore materials to be used
  • Learn techniques in jewelry making
  • Learn to use any tools or equipment
  • Jewelry construction and practical work
  • Jewelry design
  • Drawing
  • Stringing/beading
  • Community Excursion/s (Possible)