Classes

Overview

Classes guide students through all aspects of drama and are tailored to each age group. Numbers are limited to create a fun and focussed experience.

Class descriptions below.

(Please go to When for info on days, times and locations. Go to Where for the address.

Please go to the Brickworks Drama page on EnrolMy to enrol.)

Each term has a theme, and the theme for Term Two is Film Pre-Production!

Selfish Elf Film Squad

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve developed an exciting six week online course for Term Two.

We’re calling it the “Selfish Elf Film Squad”. Why? Because this course will be preparing us all to shoot Brickworks’ first ever short film in Term Three! We have just received Creative Communities funding for an idea we pitched at the start of the year. It’s about a group of young detectives in search of the elves who stole the Christmas spirit from Te Atatu Peninsula!

As always we will be collaborating with Wild Things Art School on the sets, and hope to work with local film and TV professionals to shoot and edit the film. We’ll include footage of Christmas celebrations in Te Atatu and in Term Four we will hold a special premiere evening at The Chapel.The film title is “Search for the Selfish Elf”, and we’re spending Term Two working on it with the kids – developing the characters, the script, and the look of the film. We think it will be nice to focus on a time when we can all come together again.

Throughout the year students work with all aspects of drama including:

  • voice and sound
  • creative movement
  • dramatic play
  • improvisation
  • imaginative journeys
  • stagecraft
  • theatre games
  • script analysis
  • characterisation

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Class descriptions

Preschool (3 – 4 yrs) – Creative Movement
45 min
Children engage with their imaginations and expand their physical skills through creative movement set to music.

Primary (5 – 7 yrs) – Imaginative Journeys
45 min
Children are led on imaginative journeys – games, mime, teamwork, problem-solving and dress-ups!

Junior (8 – 10 yrs) – Explore and Create
60 min
Children explore drama games and exercises, then create their own scenes and characters.

Intermediate (11 – 13 yrs) – Explore and Devise
60 min
Students explore drama games and exercises, moving into acting techniques and devising.

Drama Ensemble (14 – 17 yrs) – Discover and Devise
60 min
Students engage in exercises and explore acting techniques to discover new tools for storytelling and devising characters.