Sculpture CREATIVITY workshops for Homeschool families  (not available face to face during lockdown)

Sponsored by Concettina Gangemi – Nella Luce Studio  

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WHEN: Term 3  Fridays ( weeks 2, 4, 5, 8, 10)

TIME:  10.15 am – 11.30 am

LOCATION: Expressions Dance Academy, Smeaton Grange  (Zoom classes will replace face to face if restrictions are not lifted for term 3)

25/24 Anzac Ave, Smeaton Grange 2567, NSW

Studio teacher/facilitator: Concettina Gangemi

Family group workshops:  beginners to intermediate levels

Spaces Limited     Phone: 0478 018 918 


 Age range: Students from 4.5 and to adults

(parents are invited to be part of either the  family project, student group project or class project or individual project.  This work with our hands is a symbol of love.  It can be love from the adult hand helping the child or the child making their own construction or the loving hands of helping our peers to make.

 (younger siblings free) 

TO  COVER MAJOR COSTS: (conditions apply to help keep the costs down, thank you)

Prepay the course by 08/07/21: $45.00 whole family with one student; $75.00  includes the whole family with 2 or more students

Casual basis is $15.00 per week one student family or $20.00 per week 2 or more student family 

Only one $10.00 yearly registration required per family.


(If there aren’t enough numbers booked in to cover the major costs then the event  may not go ahead at the venue.)

CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS ACCEPTED and can be used together with other disciplines like Music. (I plan to do Music  Creative Project on Mondays 10.30 am – 11.30am  stay tuned from week 2)

Concettina Gangemi (Bachelor of Education) Singer, Studio Teacher of Art, Craft, Singing, Piano, Music, Drama,  Italian for Beginners via Music and Drama and Action Research Practitioner. Experienced K-6  Primary school teacher.  Studied the Reggio Emilia Approach in Italy REAIE member  

Some possible BENEFITS:

  • It can integrate with Science (materials, working scientifically), Mathematics (e.g. 2D shapes, 3D shapes, Position, working mathematically, English (vocabulary building etc), PD interactive.
  • The family can continue working on the project at home and then bring it back the following week.
  • Flexible learning  environment.
  • Skill development in making sculptures and an opportunity to apply knowledge from a range of key learning areas.
  • Connected to the NSW curriculum.
  • Fun & Interactive opportunities with others
  • Be inspired, create, make and explore and reflect.

AIM:  The art creativity classes designed by Concettina – Nella Luce Studio are about combining a planned program with an improvised program. The planned work can be changed or blended with a fluid approach where the studio teacher is responding to the students. The program is flexible and students are encouraged to be spontaneous.The creative process promotes creative thinking skills e.g. solving problems.  The program is a work in progress and requires Concettina to be a participant in the learning process and take notes,  provide feedback,  take photos or videos. (permission is asked from parents for the teacher to take photos – included in the enrolment form)

Studio teacher, Concettina Gangemi aims to nurture your true self through the small group Art CREATIVITY classes from  from the early years.  Concettina’s  goal is to nurture creativity, coach in the arts and compliment the NSW educational curriculum through the arts whilst making learning fun, meaningful and authentic. The following flexible learning process  facilitated by Concettina is encouraged during the workshops:  Inspiration presented, explore, create, make and reflect individually and/or as a small group or a larger group.  We conclude with a formal reflection time.  Then we pack up and clean up together.

  • Be inspired, create, make and explore and reflect.

SCHEDULE  (flexible plan & might be changed) Location might be changed to home studio if not enough numbers to have it at Expressions Dance Academy.

Week 2  Friday 23/04/21

(FREE CHOICE – bring your own  inspirations or become inspired at the workshop)

FOCUS: Construction techniques with tree sticks.

A range of materials supplied and glue. (BYO scissors) or BYO if preferred.

(encouraged to continue at home)

Week 4  Friday 06/08/21

FOCUS: Checking constructions from Week 2 from a scientific, mathematical perspective & introduce weaving techniques  if class if ready

Bring your sculpture from previous week or a new one (encouraged to continue at home)

Week  5  Friday 15/08/21 (Dance studio is booked out in week 6)

FOCUS: Weaving continued or start  a new one. (encouraged to continue at home) Evaluate sculptures and check techniques.

(encouraged to continue at home)

Week  8  Friday 03/09/21

Decorating and designing the sculpture (encouraged to continue at home) BYO any thing you wish to decorate with and some will be supplied too. (no painting in the dance studio)

Week 10  Friday 17/09/21

Celebration:  Bring your project for Artist reflection – appreciating and discussion and sharing.

Looking forward to making, creating and exploring with you.

Concettina ” Connie” Gangemi (o4317 266 46

Some Terms and conditions listed below (The full document will be emailed together with the enrolment form.  A brief (10 min) phone meeting is required to get to know you and the students goals and interests:

COVID PLAN will be emailed to you  and please remain home if you are sick or have cold symptoms. 

Scan the QR code when you enter the Dance studio

  1. If a family can’t make a scheduled lesson they might be able to have credit towards  a music lesson of the same value in the same term. Depends on availability of spots.

  2. If any family member needs to eat they can eat their food in the hallway of the dance studio but in any studio room. NO FOOD in the dance studios, only water bottles.

  3.  All family members are encouraged to participate in the workshops.

  4. Only one Dance studio is being used for these workshops (piano room) all other rooms are out of bounds.

  5.  Parents are required to supervise their children at all times especially when using any tools like scissors.

  6.  If there are any urgent concerns please let Connie know straight away and if they are not please contact her by phone after the workshop.

  7. All families are encouraged to help with the setting up at 10 am each  if they are not busy watching babies and toddlers.

  8. Please let me know if you can bring a fold up table.  Art mats will be used to avoid glue going on the floor.

  9. All families are required to assist in the packing up of resources towards the end of the workshop. We need to be out of the premises at 11.30 am to avoid further charges of rent. (Any assistance to keep the costs low will be greatly appreciated)

  10. Please BYO note book for the children to draw/write any plans or ideas.  Recyclable materials are supplied.  BYO any paper/craft materials for decorations later some will be supplied also.
  11. All rubbish needs to go in the rubbish bags/bins provided in the studio (not the ones in the hall way)

  12. No running on the premises

  13. Please seek permission from Connie with regards to taking photos but you can take notes about your child to put into your own child/children’s home school program.

  14. The families are encouraged to take their projects home and work on it before the next workshop.  Please bring the developed project to the next workshop.

  15. The conditions may change after 17 April 2021.

  16. Please ask  join the homeschool once it is up and running facebook group Makers, Creators and Explorers (the title was designed together with my family and Heidi Peacock’s family. A way to be  kept in the loop about opportunities to create, explore and make in our communities and even a place to communicate about these activities with others.
    © Concettina Gangemi – Nella Luce Studio April 2021

    Other homeschool lessons held at the same venue by Concettina

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