Workshops

THE CLICK CLACK PROJECT: Arts & Sound 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 2022 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 During Terms:
Holiday Programs:
Mentors:
SONIC ADVENTURERS
ABLETRONIX
NAT GRANT
BAM!THE MOTHERS OF CREATION
PETER NEVILLE
NOISE SCAVENGERS

STEPHEN RICHARDS
T.A.D.

MICHAEL HEWES
THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

ALISTER KARL
M.A.S. MAXIMUM ART SKILLS
BERNI.M.JANSSEN
I AM SONIC

JAMES HULLICK


STELARC


HAHNIE GOLDFINCH


HAMISH UPTON




This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.



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. 

Where: Kindred Studios, 3 Harris St., Yarraville
When: Thursday 9:30–3:30pm. During terms. Not on public holidays.
2022 Dates: During Terms
Mentoring Artist: James Hullick /// Support Worker: 2 Support Workers, incl. Jude Bowman
 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. 

Where: Kindred Studios, 3 Harris St., Yarraville
When: Monday 9:30am-3:30pm. Plus social activities. During Terms. Not on public holidays.
2023 Dates: During Terms
Mentoring Artist: James Hullick & Alister Karl /// Support Workers: Jude Bowman
AUDIO /// VIDEO

NOISE SCAVENGERS

NOISE SCAVENGERS

A SOUND ART BAND 

Noise Scavengers is a sound art band. We use the term band here because the group includes instruments you might find in a rock band or an electro-pop band but we use them to explore new ideas in sound.This group is suited to playing in live venues, indie music pubs and recording albums. Music made by the band is a mixture of improvised sound to composed music and everything in between. There are no boundaries here: this is free sonic exploration.

The history of this group is that it started as a sound art workshop for young people, but it’s transformed now into a group of artists with emerging careers. Workshops assist the group to realise their music, whilst also giving invaluable career advice. As well as gigs around town, the band is guaranteed shows in our home venue at JOLTED Arts Space. We own a range of instruments that you can use, which covers everything you might need, but we do encourage you to become the master of your own instruments.

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

WHERE: JOLTED Arts Space, 342 High St., Northcote
WHEN: Tuesday 9:30am-3:30pm. Plus social activities. During Terms. Not on public holidays.
2023 Dates: During Terms
MENTORING ARTISTS: Michael Hewes /// SUPPORT WORKERS: 1 worker


T.A.D.

T.A.D.

A WORKSHOP FOR MAKING SETS, COSTUMES, PUPPETS, ART INSTALLATIONS, MEDIA PROJECTS & MORE


T.A.D. THEATRE ART DEPARTMENT


Participants in the T.A.D. workshop develop professional creative skills by designing and making:
- theatre sets
- costumes and stage props
- puppets
- make-up for actors and artists
- art installations
- media art
- lighting designs
- sound engineering


This workshop team makes sets, costumes, puppets and all manner of art items that are used in JOLT Arts & Hullick Studios productions. Participants work with artists in the shows, and participate in the productions.
Participants work with leading theatre and visual art professionals. Your work will be presented in a range of professional contexts. This workshop is for people from the NDIS system: 18 years or older.


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

Where: JOLTED Arts Space, 342 High St., Northcote.
When: Wednesday 9:30–3:30pm. During school terms. Not on public holidays.
2032 Dates: During Terms
Mentoring Artist: Hahnie Goldfinch

M.A.S. MAXIMUM ART SKILLS

M.A.S. MAXIMUM ART SKILLS

BUILD UP YOU VISUAL ART SKILLS & DEVELOP YOUR CAREER

Participants in the M.A.S. workshop develop professional visual art skills across a range of mediums:
- painting
- drawing
- sculpture
- video
- mixed media
- installations
and more

Participants create folios or collections of their work. Participants are given direction on how to build opportunities in the arts world, including how to use social media and the internet to help share their work.
Participants work with visual art professionals who are highly active and respected artists. Your work will be presented in a range of professional contexts including the annual M.A.S. exhibition at the JOLTED Arts Space.
This workshop is for people from the NDIS system: 18 years or older. Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom if you are unable to attend in person.

Where: JOLTED Arts Space, 342 High St., Northcote
When: Friday 9:30 to 3:30. During school term.
2023 Dates: During Terms
Mentoring Artists: Stelarc /// Alister Karl


BAM!

BAM!

A WORKSHOP FOR EXPLORING SOUND


BAM! is a blast of sonic fun. This workshop playfully explores the many ways of making sound. The workshop is run by a leading industry artist who then invites other guest artists to help participants experience and learn a wide range of ways of making music and sound art.
This workshop program is excellent for people who are starting out in a career of creative sound and music making, but seek further skill development.
Participants in the program will be able to use the large range of music equipment housed at JOLTED, including synthesisers, band instruments (guitars etc), percussion instruments (drums etc), recording equipment and more.
Participants in the program will create concerts, recordings, sound installations and all the awesome things they can think of.


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

WHERE: JOLTED 342 High St., Northcote
WHEN: Monday 9:30am-3:30pm. Plus social activities. During Terms. Not on public holidays.
MENTORING ARTISTS: Leading industry artists /// SUPPORT WORKERS: 1 worker
Starting Term 1 2023




I AM SONIC

I AM SONIC


ONE-ON-ONE ARTIST MENTORING

These are one-on-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. You may choose to further your art skills, work on building up your public profile, enhance your technology skills and other actions that improve your abilities as a practicing artist.

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 separate rooms with separate mentors. You can mix and match your hours and mentors to suit your schedule and arts practice, as well as interact and socialise with the other artists.

Recommended durations for once-a-week 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.

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. Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom.

INFORMATION
www.joltarts.org/workshops

WHERE: JOLTED, 342 High St, Northcote
WHEN: Weekdays — as Mentors are available. One workshop per week.
Mentor slots available from: 9:30am-5:30pm in person or on Zoom. During Terms. Not on public holidays.
MENTORING ARTIST: Select from a range of mentoring artists /// SUPPORT WORKERS: As required


ABLETRONIX

ABLETRONIX

ABLETON, SYNTHS & 

AWESOME TECHNOLOGY

This is 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 — and synthesizers. Participants also learn about other computer music tools, and electronic music gadgets (such as drum machines, Kaoss-pads, etc). 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 this workshop. We are empowering you on your computer, so that you can use it happily when you are at home.

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

INFORMATION

www.joltarts.org/workshops

WHERE: KINDRED STUDIOS, 3 Harris St., Yarraville 

When: Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm. During school holidays.

MENTORING ARTIST: Michael Hewes +guests // SUPPORT WORKERS: As required

THE MOTHERS OF CREATION

THE MOTHERS OF CREATION

MASTER CLASSES

The tradition of the master class is a tried and true format for sharing knowledge between industry leaders and artists.

Leading artists, performers and sound makers, across a range of art forms, are invited to JOLT and Hullick Studios to demonstrate how they make their work; how they practice their artform; how they promote their work; and then to hear/see/experience 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 four 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.

INFORMATION

www.joltarts.org/workshops

WHERE: KINDRED STUDIOS, 3 Harris St., Yarraville

WHEN: Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:30pm. During school holidays (No workshop on the Wednesday).

MENTORING ARTISTS: Leading industry artists and arts workers // SUPPORT WORKERS: As required