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. Due to Covid-19 and for everyone's safety, our workshops are running in an altered format on Zoom for Term 3. 

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

COMPUTERS 4 ARTISTS




THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

THE AMPLIFIED ELEPHANTS

A SOUND ART ENSEMBLE

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

A leading Australia 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. Workshops can be undertaken on Zoom.

During COVID-19 Restrictions: Thursdays on Zoom: 10-12 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 or JOLT HQ.
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, audio-visual 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 anytime during the year if places are available.

During COVID-19 Restrictions: Mondays on Zoom: 10-12 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 or JOLT HQ.
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 from 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, 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 this 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: 10-12 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.