atyp is partnering with Smart Artz and The Creative Thinkers Ensemble to push the limits of your creativity and introduce you to a variety of different ideas and forms (musicals, theatre, filmmaking, advertisements and poetry among others).
These workshops connect a group of talented young people (you) with two of Australia’s leading arts specialists. You use your combined skills to create a new performance in one day. It works like this: companies get in touch with Smart Artz with an issue related to young people. The Smart Artz team of Murray Dahm and Katie McKee then work with atyp’s young artists to generate a creative response to the issue. The response could be a short film, or play, or script, or song depending on what you think is most appropriate. This is your opportunity to tell the big guys how to communicate with you and directly affect a company’s marketing and strategy.
You’ll be told the topic on the day. It’s always new and its always a surprise. Then it’s all about brainstorming and coming up with a creative concept that you will create by the end of the day. Murray and Katie are experts in working with young people to generate extraordinary artistic outcomes. They have to be. Businesses wouldn’t contact them otherwise. Anything is possible you just need to get creative and say what you think!
We have completed a trial of the program at atyp. Here’s what the participants said:
I really liked the Smart Artz Workshop, because they talked about the subject matter openly and listened to everybody's input. They were all really welcoming and nice and they accepted all ideas.
I found the Smart Artz workshop really fun. I liked meeting people and creating a script that was ours. It was extremely fun and I would do it again.
In Semester 2, 2012, the Creative Thinkers Ensemble set themselves a challenge: to write and produce a pilot for a TV show. They worked together to develop the characters, world and plot for the show then divided up the task of writing the scenes before getting professional script advice from Monica Davidson. They designed and sourced the set and costumes, and auditioned for the roles, before shooting the pilot over several weeks with professional camera operator Jake Lloyd-Jones. Then they wisely outsourced the editing to professional editor James Edwards. The result is Love Gods and it is great fun. Please take the time to watch it below!
Amy Hardingham – Creative Thinkers Tutor, 2012
SmartArtz Workshops are run by Murray Dahm and Katie McKee, and are part of the Creative Thinkers Ensemble here at atyp, which meets every Saturday from 1 – 3pm.