Throughout April, May, and June, Curious Legends has been live streaming interactive theatre, puppetry, and art workshops from the Curious Legends studio in Newcastle! Our aim has been to get as many people as possible active while stuck at home – particularly those in isolation due to Covid-19. Below are our archived workshops from this series. HUGE thanks to Orica, Create NSW, and Newcastle Libraries for making these happen! For more information on our Out of the Box workshops, please see our webpage: http://www.curiouslegends.com.au/out-of-the-box/

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Fashion Statement – Broadcast Tuesday, May 26th, @ 4pm
Recycled objects make the COOLest fashion!
Join Jenna from Pippins Revival and Mitchell from Curious Legends to make the coolest fashions! Using recycled materials, Jenna will show you how to make a Rubbish Queen or King outfit, while Mitchell will show you how to perform with it! This fun making and performance workshop will suit kids of all ages.

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Even MORE Clown Gags and Tricks! – Broadcast Thursday, May 21st, @ 4pm
Make funny clown gags from scratch with animals made from Garbage.
Our artist friend Duckie L’Orange is back with even more silly clown tricks and jokes – this time using recycled animals YOU can make! Duckie will be broadcasting live from her studio in Berlin, Germany.  Learn classic clown routines using invisible dogs, rubber chickens, balloon giraffes and more! Duckie will teach you how to transform garbage into hilarious animals to trick your family! Curious about Duckie? Find out more here: http://www.duckielorange.com/clownslam/

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Roar Like a Lion! – Broadcast Tuesday, May 19th, @ 4pm
What kind of creature are you? 
Are you a bat? Are you a lion? Are you a chimpanzee? What kind of creature are YOU? Using physical theatre, storytelling, and zany theatre games, join Mitchell from Curious Legends to learn which animal suits you best. Learn how to perform with it, and create an animal character from your creation!

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Mini-Me Clown Puppets – Broadcast Thursday, May 14th, @ 4pm
Use newspaper and other recycled materials to make your very own mini me. 
Duckie L’Orange is a clown based in Berlin, Germany. She has performed on the beach in Australia, in the wilds of East Timor, in theatres in Germany, in the desert in the USA & in nightclubs in London. Duckie walks you through the process of making your very own clown character – in miniature. This puppet can be used as an aspect or extension of your clown persona. Maybe its your super intelligent side, opposite day, or your evil twin? Your friend, or your frenemy? You can find out more about wacky Duckie and her clownventures here: http://www.duckielorange.com/clownslam/

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Trash Monster Puppets! – Broadcast Tuesday, May 12th @ 4pm
Do monsters live in your bin? Would you like to find out? Join Curious Legends Artistic Director Mitchell Reese to explore making monster puppets from trash and everyday recycled objects, then learn how to bring them to life! A fun workshop for kids and their adults – what monsters live in YOUR house?

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Hullabaloo! – Broadcast Thursday, May 7th @ 4:30pm
Do you like NOISE? Do you want to MAKE some? Come join Mitchell from Curious Legends to make a HULLABALOO in this fun workshop about noisy drama games and characters! Stamp like a dinosaur, roar like a lion, and discover your own unique sound – all from your living room!

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Songmakers – Broadcast Thursday, April 30th @ 4:30pm
Join us for this inspiring workshops, where YOU can learn to write songs! Acclaimed Melbourne singer/songwriter Eva Popov will take you on a journey through music. This interactive songmaking workshop invites you to bring your ideas, playfulness and imagination to create some brand new songs and look at ways that you can that you can be your own music producer!

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Classic Clown Gags for Crazy Kids – Broadcast Saturday, April 25th @ 5pm
Learn famous clown jokes, pranks and acts!
Come join international artist Duckie L’Orange as she teaches you clowning – all the way from Berlin, in Germany! Clowns have been making people smile and laugh for hundreds of years. You can find them at the circus, in the theatre, in the hospital and on TV. Duckie runs a monthly competition for clowns in Berlin, and will teach you the secrets to getting started with some of the stupidest classic clown tricks using stuff you have around your own house.
Want more info about Duckie? Check her out here: http://www.duckielorange.com/clownslam/

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Painting with Auntie Debbie – Broadcast Friday, April 24th @ 1:30pm
Learn Aboriginal Art and Stories from Auntie Debbie
Come join Auntie Debbie Dates, respected Worimi elder of Newcastle, as she shares with you traditional painting techniques and stories from her heritage. Do you love to paint? Would you like to learn the style Debbie paints from? Then join us to learn how YOU can create awesome art, using the techniques Debbie uses, right from home!

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Tall Tales! – Broadcast Thursday, April 23rd @ 1:30pm
Stories for littlies with Karen and Mitch!
Join Karen Eastwood from Story Spot and Mitchell Reese from Curious Legends for a special performance as they tell the tallest tales! With special stories for our smallest crowd, kids aged 4 to 8 and their families will delight in this special interactive, online performance.

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Flight Path – Broadcast April 22nd @ 1:30pm
Create a Unique Flying Machine!
Do you love flying? Have you ever wanted to soar above the clouds? Join Mitchell Reese using recycled scraps from YOUR house, puppetry, and LOADS of imagination to create your own unique flying machines! Mitchell will show you how to create your unique machine, then help you gain your wings by bringing them to life. Even the strangest machines can learn to fly! Warning: extreme fun and running around the house involved.

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Stories from the Dark- Broadcast Tuesday, April 21st @ 1:30pm
What are you afraid of?
Are you afraid of the dark? What chills your bones? Come join Storyteller Mitchell Reese to find out… an hour of tales for older listeners, aged 9 and up. After all… what are you afraid of? This special storytelling performance tackles big topics for kids, aimed at addressing concerns happening currently in the world. In a fun storytelling style, this will be a wild ride for kids aged 9 & up!

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Sounds Like FUN! Parts 1 & 2 – Broadcast Saturday, April 18th & Monday, April 20th
Spooky, Funny, Suspenseful – Action!
Films, theatre, computer games & other forms of storytelling all need a good soundscape to take us on an emotional journey. Making soundscapes is not as tricky as it sounds! Join Mitchell Reese, Joshua Anderson, and award winning composer, sound designer & performer Zackari Watt for 2 online soundscape making sessions exploring how to create a theatrical soundscape!

Parts 1 & 2
For part 1, Mitchell Reese and Joshua Anderson showed participants how to capture and create sounds in a live studio broadcast. For part 2, Zackari Watt has created new material for, and edited parts of the previous video, incorporating sounds kids have made! Keep your eyes peeled – we’ll be uploading Part 2 of this workshop shortly to this website!

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Stupendous Shadows – Broadcast Thursday, April 16th @ 1:30pm
Are you afraid of the dark? What about dancing with your shadow? Join Curious Legends puppeteers Joshua Anderson and Mitchell Reese to discover the fun of shadow play, and puppets! Using everyday objects, cardboard cereal boxes, and a bit of magic from our website, Mitchell & Josh will show you how to turn your house and walls into a shadow theatre!

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Sketch-It-Alex! – Broadcast Wednesday, April 15th @ 1:30pm
Do you love to draw? Wanna learn to sketch? Come join Alex Wegner from Sketch-It-Live to learn how to make the zaniest drawings and cartoons from scratch. Monsters & cats, fish and budgies – join Alex in this awesome workshop just for kids.

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Spoontales – Broadcast Tuesday, April 14th @ 1:30pm
Objects tell the best stories… what will yours say? Come join puppeteers Mitchell Reese and Georgia Gaffney to learn how to bring objects to life, and animate them as puppets! Spoons can saunter, forks waltz, and lunchboxes turn into BIG snapping monsters. Scrounge your house for fun things to play with, then learn how to create your own puppet show in this crazy fun workshop.

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Scurry Like A Monkey – Broadcast Saturday, April 11th @ 1:30pm (Easter Saturday)
Join Mitchell Reese (our Artistic Director) for a special Easter drama workshop just for kids. Play fun games, learn zany skills, and turn into a wild animal – right from your living room!! Clear that chair, move the table, and put that expensive vase right out of the way! Adults and ‘older’ family are very welcome.

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Sponsors

This workshop series has been generously supported by a range of funding partners, and would not have been possible without their support. Please see below for who made this happen! While these workshops have been initially created for the NSW School Holidays in Australia, our aim is to extend this online series over the next 6 months. Please get in touch if you would like more information about sponsorship and support opportunities for our work!