TUE 30 APR 10am-4pm
WED 01 MAY 9am-4pm
THU 02 MAY 9am-4pm & 6:30pm-9:30pm (artisan feast)
NOTE This is a 3 day masterclass, for people 16+ of all experience levels. All supplies are included. Bring a water bottle. Delicious food is available for purchase on site and there are a variety of accommodation options. Please also note you may be an unstoppable show off once you've got these skills under your belt. (Participants aged 16 or 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult also enrolled in a class at Artisan Camp).
Greg Sheehan is one of the leading figures in Australian Percussion. As a performer, teacher and recording artist, he is significantly represented in Australian music over (almost) 50 years. He has been a major influence on generations of musicians and has literally reshaped the map of RHYTHM… A passionate visionary who has created a unique system of mathsmusic called ‘Rhythm Diamonds’ which is now being taught in Music Colleges around the country. Add to this Greg’s own Body Percussion style and reinvention of Tambourine technique!
What you'll learn:
Body Percussion Workshop Learn to create your own rhythms and music through clapping,walking and number games! We will be working on polyrhythms, rhythmic numbers and patterns (diamonds theory) and using creative games and improvisation to create a thrilling group rhythmic experience.
Arrive at the beautiful Woodfordia either the morning of, or the day prior to your workshop starting. The address is 87 Woodrow Road, the home of the Woodford Folk Festival. Follow the signs to the reception venue and you'll be greeted and registered and shown your tent or van space (detailed accommodation options will be released in early February). But the quick version is: own camping or van is free, or you can hire a pre-erected tent or something fancy so you'll feel like a star (we're working on caravans, glamping and teepees!). You are also welcome to travel to site each day if you prefer.
The masterclass runs all day over three days, roughly 9 or 10am till 4pm. With a performance outcome on the evening of the 3rd day (Thursday 2 May).
Don't forget that this night (THURSDAY May 2) is the night of our Artisan Feast, inclusive in your ticket price, with a bar featuring drinks at 80s prices and a night of entertainment and delicious chef-cooked food.
The Planting Festival May 3-5th
Don’t want the fun to end? We can help! This year’s Artisan Camp is held in the lead-up to The Planting Festival, which begins on FRIDAY May 3 after the final Artisan Feast. Don’t worry, you can sleep in till lunchtime and stay in your tent or van throughout The Planting Festival, and we'd like to offer you 50% off your Planting Festival ticket as a thankyou for attending the Artisan Camp 2019.