Join Ellen for an hour of fun and games on Tuesdays at Creative Kids' Club!

Details for Term 1, 2023 coming soon

binary commentWhen: 3.45 pm - 4.45 pm Tuesdays

Term 1, 2023: Details to be confirmed

Where: Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square

For: 5 - 8 year old children

Cost: $10 per week (initial child's booking)

$8 per week (bookings for siblings)

Please note, in order to cover costs, a minimum of 5 participants is required for this activity to go ahead.

About Ellen

Ellen Sørensen is a multidisciplinary artist with special skills in paper cutting art and storytelling. She currently works at Ballarat Specialist School where she has supported students’ learning for over six years.

Ellen is also a prolific songwriter, having written and recorded her own music under the alias Shadow Feet and
regularly performed at venues in both Ballarat and Melbourne.

Ellen has been a Ballarat local for eight years. For the past three years she has worked with local creative studio Furals to construct wooden toys and deliver craft experiences at markets and festivals in Ballarat.

With 10+ years experience as a face painter it is likely you may have glimpsed her at similar events as The Travelling Face Painter. On such occasions, she specialises in taking extraordinary requests from imaginative minds and looks
forward to bringing the same energy and creativity to Creative Kids Club


When registrations are available, you can register online or contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House to register for this activity. Paper registration forms will be available at the start of your first session.

There is a limit of 12 places available for this activity.


In order to secure your place in the activity, please pay the term fee at the start of the term.

Children and the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House

The Ballarat East Neighbourhood House is committed to empowering children as vital and active members of our community and our organisation. We involve them when making decisions about matters which affect them. We are committed to children’s safety and our legal and moral obligations to act in their best interest. Our Child Safe Policies are available online.

Getting There

Walking: Head to the cafe near the rear entrance of Barkly Square. The entrance for the wonderful A Pot of Courage cafe is located inside of Barkly Square at 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East. Follow the A Pot of Courage signs. Come in past the cafe and head to the end of the hallway, past the community area to the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room.
Driving: You can park on Barkly Street, or behind the building in the car park or on the street along Princes Street North. You can access Princes Street North from Eureka Street or Barkly Street.
Bus: There is a bus stop close to Barkly Square: Route 20, near the corner of Barkly Street and Main Road.
Bicycle: There is bike parking available at Barkly Square.

Public toilets are available within Barkly Square. We recommend that children go to the toilet with their parents/carers before attending the activity to minimise the need for them to leave the room to go to the toilet during the activity.

View the Accessibility Map of Barkly Square.

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you or your children are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not participate in this activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Barkly Square. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Children should bring their own drink bottle. 
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the activity starts to allow time to complete any paperwork.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your child/ren's ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with Nellie.
  • Please store your child/ren's possessions in the room.
  • A maximum of 10 participants will be able to take part in this activity.
  • Tickets are not transferable.


Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.