VCE Unlocked

These workshops work specifically to VCE Drama Units 3 and 4, to galvanise the creative processes for students involved in working on their Ensemble and Solo tasks.

Creating as an Ensemble!

IMPROVISATION | DRAMA | CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING

VCE Unlocked workshops work specifically to VCE Drama Units 3 and 4, to galvanise the creative processes for students involved in working on their Ensemble and Solo tasks. 

The workshops are designed as a starting point for work on these tasks; however, with sufficient notice, workshops can be tailored to your students if they have already received a stimulus and started work.

Impro Melbourne's teachers are passionate, highly experienced professional actors who love inspiring creativity in students. Our instructors teach at various art institutions, including the Victorian College of the Arts, Starlight Foundation, Trash Puppets, The National Theatre, NICA, and Malthouse Theatre. 

 

CREATING AS AN ENSEMBLE!

Semester 1 workshops focus on devising Ensembles and would be suitable for students studying VCE Unit 1, 2, and 3 Drama.These workshops can also be adapted to suit the Victorian and Australian Curriculum – Levels 7-10

This 90-minute workshop builds an understanding of the conventions and dramatic elements that are used as part of the creation of the Ensemble tasks of VCE Unit 1, 2 and 3 Drama, and will give your students tools to use in their playmaking to help them develop their best possible work. Depending on the needs of your classroom we can run the workshop as a way to begin the devising process, or, if the students already have a stimulus to work on, we can tailor the workshop around that stimulus. 

Using either pre-prepared stimulus material, or the stimulus you have already provided to your students, we use practical improvisation exercises that lead students through a process of play-making techniques: brainstorming, improvising through exploration of physicality and sound, editing, and refining. By the end of the workshop, students will have created a short piece of ensemble performance work, with ideas of how they can continue to use improvisation to develop more of their performance. 

The focus of this workshop for senior students is around: unlocking creativity, being playful, exploring ideas through improvisation, how a sound or movement can have dramatic significance, and how to use constructive criticism and peer observation.

Duration: 90 mins

Minimum fee: From $440 + GST

Bookings: To make a booking, contact us at publicworkshops@impromelbourne.com.au  

or call us on 0449 220 124

 

IMPROVISATION | DRAMA | CRITICAL & CREATIVE THINKING

VCE Unlocked workshops work specifically to VCE Drama Units 3 and 4, to galvanise the creative processes for students involved in working on their Ensemble and Solo tasks. 

The workshops are designed as a starting point for work on these tasks; however, with sufficient notice, workshops can be tailored to your students if they have already received a stimulus and started work.

Impro Melbourne's teachers are passionate, highly experienced professional actors who love inspiring creativity in students. Our instructors teach at various arts institutions, including the Victorian College of the Arts, Starlight Foundation, Trash Puppets, The National Theatre, NICA, and Malthouse Theatre. 

WORKING SOLO!

VCE Drama Unit 1, 2, and 4.

This workshop focuses on creating Solo performance work, for VCE Units 1, 2, and 4. Our Impro Melbourne teacher will discuss individually with schools which key skills areas will be most beneficial to students, depending on which part of the play-making process they are at.

This workshop can be used to open up the process of creating solo work or can be tailored to specific skills required to devise work for each student’s chosen Solo Performance Exam Structure.

The workshop can be tailored to work on the following skills areas:

  • Characters: using expressive skills to create differences in physicality and voice.

  • Transformation: transformation techniques to help students explore the transformation of time, character and place in performance

  • Using dramatic elements and conventions: how to incorporate sound, rhythm, stillness and silence to develop an effective performance, including how to use the stage space, how to use transitions effectively and theatrically to build performance and build a narrative

The workshop is a maximum of 90 minutes, so it is ideal for us to focus on 2 of the key skills above for the most benefit, rather than try and cover everything.

Impro Melbourne
Duration: 90-minute workshop
Artform: Drama
Minimum fee: From $440 + GST
Suitability: Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Terms: Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4
Maximum Student Attendance: 30
Booking info: 5m x 7m minimum space required.

 

Bookings: To make a booking, contact us at publicworkshops@impromelbourne.com.au  

or call us on 0449 220 124.