School Holiday's at IPAC presents

Clown Through Costume Design Workshop

School Holiday Workshop

A fun and informative costume design workshop for young people

18 Apr – 18 Apr

Do you like clowning around, doing 'silly walks' and having a big bottom?

Do you want to see how a 'sad clown' works and feel the power of a mask?

This is a fun interactive workshop that explores visual and physical methods that can help to create a comic character from the feet up.

Using a range of different clothing accessories, hats, props and masks as the stimulus, award winning designer theatre designer Imogen Ross (Diary of a Wombat, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie) will help young performers build upon their own physicality and develop a distinct body language through costume and mask. Children will explore different characterisation possibilities, create interactive scenes together and use physical improvisation to discover what makes visual comedy funny.

Students are asked to bring along a favourite costume accessory, a clean pair of socks and 1-2 hats/scarves/beanies (different styles) to the workshop for their own use.

Tutor: Imogen Ross 

Imogen Ross has worked as a freelance  set designer and theatre maker for the last 23 years in Sydney, Melbourne, London and Perth.

She regularly delivers youth arts workshops in set and costume design with NIDA, Belvoir St, AIM and The Arts Unit, as well as developing strong creative collaborations with Merrigong Theatre in the Illawarra, Shopfront Arts CoOp in Carlton and Monkey Baa Theatre in Sydney.

Imogen has designed and mentored CALD performers on a range of site-specific productions and community/youth organisations.

During 2016/17 she was a ‘Place-Making’ artist-in-residence for Blacktown Arts Centre in Mt Druitt, as well as in Deniliquin for Outback Theatre.

She is currently designing the national tour of well known children's book Diary of a Wombat for Monkey Baa Theatre - it comes to IPAC in the April School Holidays!

Suitable for 8 -12 year olds (20 maximum)

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Venue Information

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Bob Peet Studio


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Tickets: $35

(A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

Performance Times
General Public:
Tue 18 April 10am

Running Time
Approx 4 hrs (with a break)

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