Workshops

THE CLICK CLACK PROJECT: Sonic Arts Workshop Program

The Click Clack Project is a collection of workshops for people who are supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and who seek pathways into professional arts careers. Workshops for 2021 are running in-person with a COVID-19 plan in place to keep participants safe. If circumstances change and there is an outbreak, workshops will return to Zoom online.

Programs that occur during Terms:
Programs that occur during Holidays:
SONIC ADVENTURERS
NOISE SCAVENGERS
THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS
ABLETRONICS
I AM SONIC

COMPUTERS 4 ARTISTS

ARTISTS TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK




THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

A SOUND ART ENSEMBLE

"they taught us all how to listen" – The Age

A leading Australian sound art ensemble, many of The Amplified Elephants' projects have been presented internationally and in prominent Australian venues. Since 2007, these projects have been increasingly ambitious in scale. 

The ensemble prepares for their performances through the workshop program. Extra rehearsals and performances take place in addition to the workshop hours. To join the ensemble, you must audition and be prepared to commit to performing and rehearsing outside workshop hours. This program is for adults: 18 years or older. 

During COVID-19 Restrictions: Thursdays on Zoom: 10–12pm and 1–3pm. During terms. Not on public holidays. A Zoom link is provided to participants.
During Normal Operation: Thursdays: 9:30–3:30pm. During terms. Not on public holidays. Kindred Studios, Yarraville
2020 Dates: Term 3: 23 Jul – 17 Sep /// Term 4: 8 Oct – 10 Dec
Mentoring Artist: James Hullick /// Support Worker: Michael Tait
 VIDEO /// AUDIO

SONIC ADVENTURERS

SONIC ADVENTURERS

A SOUND ART COLLECTIVE

Working more like an artist collective rather than a music ensemble, members of the group focus on their individual practice, as well as exhibiting and performing together for later events and happenings. General sonic art workshops exploring everything from mechanical sound sculpture, to electronic music, performance, found sound, audiovisual projects, vocal music, musical instruments and more. This workshop develops sonic abilities. Includes support worker; 8–10 places; for adults (18+ years old). You can enrol at any time during the year if places are available. 

During COVID-19 Restrictions: Mondays on Zoom: 10–12pm and 1–3pm. During terms. Not on public holidays. A Zoom link is provided to participants.
During Normal Operation: Mondays: 9:30–3:30pm. During terms. Not on public holidays. Kindred Studios, Yarraville.
2020 Dates: Term 3: 20 Jul – 14 Sep /// Term 4: 5 Oct – 7 Dec
Mentoring Artist: James Hullick /// Support Worker: Alister Karl
AUDIO /// VIDEO

I AM SONIC

I AM SONIC

1-to-1 MENTORING FOR ARTISTS

These are one-to-one workshops: one participant with one mentoring artist. It is possible to share the workshop with a friend. This program is for focused development of your arts practice. 

The best way to think about this program is as a 'studio day'. Multiple artists will be undertaking one-to-one and two-to-one workshops on those days in seperate rooms and with separate mentors. You can mix and match your hours and mentors to suit your schedule and arts practice. Recommended durations for mentoring sessions are: 9:30–12pm; 12:30–3pm; 3–5:30pm.  You can choose the slots that suit you best: or we can shorten or lengthen a slot's duration depending on mentor availability. For this program you can choose to: make a solo show, album or book with JOLT Arts; learn an instrument; learn an arts skill; or further music technology or computer skills.

You can mix and match your mentors – so you don't have to stay with one mentor. JOLT will work with you to establish a pathway that suits your career goals. We recommend that you only take this program if you are in one of our ensembles. This program is for adults: 18 years or older. Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom.

During COVID-19 Restrictions: On Zoom. A Zoom link is provided.
During Normal Operation: By appointment on Tuesdays or Fridays: during school terms. Kindred Studios, Yarraville OR JOLT HQ, Northcote.
Mentors & Support Workers: As required.
2020 Dates: Term 3: 23 Jul – 17 Sep /// Term 4: 8 Oct – 10 Dec


NOISE SCAVENGERS

NOISE SCAVENGERS

MASTER CLASSES

Leading performers and sound makers are invited to Hullick Studios to demonstrate how they make their work; how they practice their artform; how they promote their work; and then to hear/see your work and give you feedback. Receiving focused feedback and guidance from industry masters is incredibly important for your development as an artist.

This program runs for five days straight in school holidays. Generally, there is one master per day, with demonstrations and discussion from that master in the morning, and then participant performances and feedback in the afternoon. Participants are advised to prepare some kind of performance or artwork to present to the master, so the master can provide better quality feedback.

This program is for adults: 18 years or older. Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

During COVID-19 Restrictions: On Zoom. A Zoom link is provided.
During Normal Operation: At Kindred Studios, Yarraville or JOLT HQ.
2020 Dates: 28 Sep – 2 Oct

ABLETRONICS

ABLETRONICS

ABLETON, SYNTHS & MORE

A specialised workshop program for sound makers wishing to learn electronic music making. The workshop focus is on Ableton – a computer-based audio synthesis and creation program – as well as learning about other computer music tools and electronic music gadgets (such as synthesiser keyboards, Kaoss pads). The program includes learning how to make electronic music, songs and compositions.

No previous knowledge of computers or electronic music is required. We highly recommend you bring your own laptop computer to these workshops. We are empowering you on your computer, so that you can use it happily when you are at home.

This program is for adults: 18 years or older. Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

During COVID-19 Restrictions: On Zoom. A Zoom link is provided.
During Normal Operation: At Kindred Studios, Yarraville or JOLT HQ.
2020 Dates: 21–25 Sep: 5 consecutive days.
Mentoring Artist: Michael Hewes + Guests


COMPUTERS 4 ARTISTS

COMPUTERS 4 ARTISTS

COMPUTER & SOCIAL MEDIA SKILLS

This program assists you with computer skills. We will help you at any stage of computer knowledge. If you are a beginner – even better. We can teach you what you want to know: how to use music or graphic design programs; basic computer use; how to use social media; how to send emails; how to use calendars and deal with artist administration; how to use programs that help you write text or use programs that help you play back text as audio if you don't read.

You must own a laptop computer to do this workshop. We are empowering you on your computer, so that you can use it happily when you are at home.

No previous knowledge of computers or electronic music is required.

Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

During COVID-19 Restrictions: Tuesdays on Zoom: 10–12pm and 1–3pm. During terms. Not on public holidays. A Zoom link is provided.
During Normal Operation: Tuesdays: 9:30–12pm OR 1–3:30pm. During terms. Not on public holidays. Kindred Studios, Yarraville OR JOLT HQ.
2020 Dates: Term 3: 23 Jul – 17 Sep /// Term 4: 8 Oct – 10 Dec
Mentoring Artists: Hamish Upton /// Support Workers: As required.



A.M.P - ARTISTS TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK

A.M.P - ARTISTS TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK

ARTISTS TO THE MOUNTAIN PEAK


A.M.P. is an artist workshop and employment program for individual artists who are registered with the NDIS.  The goal of A.M.P. is to give artists registered with the NDIS mentoring and paid work in the arts sector. There has been a lot of campaigning by people with disabilities wanting more of a fair go in the arts sector. Hullick Studios and JOLT is delivering on this request from the community.  People with disability have very clearly said that they would like to have the dignity of ‘real’ work – work that is not tokenistic or underhanded in some way. A.M.P. is one solution to this situation. 

A.M.P. STRUCTURE 

The program includes: 

Weekly: 1 on 1 Mentoring with a leading artist  

Weekly: A master class led by James Hullick and with guest mentors Once a Year: A seminar week in the mid year holidays. 

MENTORING 

After consultation, you will be assigned a mentor. You will meet with that mentor for 2.5 hours per week, unless some other arrangement is negotiated.

MASTER CLASS 

Master Classes are an essential way that emerging artists learn their craft. The master class is led by an industry leader. Participants and invited mentors (including Hullick) then present their work to each other and discuss how that work can be improved. Master Classes also provide sessions on the techniques and skills required to finish the projects.

Duration 2.5 hours per week, unless some other arrangement is negotiated.

SEMINAR WEEK 

2021 – Dates TBC – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (4 days total)
10–3pm per day

Each day there is a morning session (10–12pm) and afternoon session (1–3pm). Hullick Studios and JOLT are paying for industry leaders to come in and present their work, build connections for participants, and help participants understand how to run their artist careers. Leaders will be record label CEOs; Distribution Company directors; Publishers; Musicians; Artistic Directors; Curators; Festival Directors; Writers; Visual Artists and so on. This is a very rare opportunity to hear from the people who have made it in the industry and to learn from them. They will also ask you about your projects and help you with them.