Special Interest

For detailed information including times, dates and cost, please see our full course guide.

Get Connected – For Free

Learn what digital media is and how to use it, then get some advice on the most appropriate further training available to suit your needs in this one-session introduction to digital media.
*Free for all new digital media students. $7 annual membership fee applies.

Date: Wednesday 28th August from 10:00 – 11:30 am
Duration: 1 session
Fees: *FREE

Art and Creativity

The Art Room
Whatever your medium, share your passion and meet like-minded artists in our great creative community space. Bring your current project, share ideas and techniques, grab a cuppa and have a chat. All welcome.

Date: Tuesday 23rd July from 9:30 – 12:00 pm
Duration: 9 sessions
Fees: $71 / $65 concession

Ancient Basketry
Not currently available – Register your interest for term 4
Learn the art of twined basketry. This technique is prolific amongst Indigenous Women from the Top End. It is used in ceremonies, for food and now for artistic expressions. You will be guided to begin playing with the technique in a sculptural way. From baskets and wall hangings to seashells, learning this technique opens the door to developing myriad concepts. This workshop is suitable for beginners and more advanced students.

The Craft Space
Do you need space to spread out your craft project or access to craft materials and equipment? Would you like to share your ideas and learn from others? Craft Space is the place for you. Bring your sewing, knitting, crochet, quilting or current craft project and meet other creative people. Share knowledge, skills, encouragement and a cuppa with a friendly group of like-minded people.

Date: Tuesday 16th July from 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Duration: 10 sessions
Fees: $65 / $60 concession

Creative Writing
Have you always wanted to write but don’t know how to get started? Discover how you can you turn your passion for writing into a reality. Writing techniques include character and plot development, writing dialogue and how to choose the right core idea.

Date: Tuesday 23rd July from  9:30 – 12:30 pm
Duration: 9 sessions
Fees: $72 / $60 concession

Explore Your Creative Potential
Not currently available – Register your interest for term 4

Do you have the desire to create art but you struggle to transform your ideas into a piece? In these workshops, you will discover the qualities
of various media, and learn ways of seeing and creating which will become tools for expressing your individual self.
Workshop 1 – Graphite, charcoal and ink
Workshop 2 – Acrylic, watercolour and pastel
Workshop 3 – Build on previous sessions to complete a piece of work

Hiromi’s Kitchen
Roll up your sleeves and join this hands-on, fun and interactive Japanese cooking class.
Suitable for all experience levels, receive guidance from an experienced chef every step of the way as you learn to cook traditional Japanese food. As well as going home with new culinary skills and recipes, you’ll get to indulge in the delicious food prepared by you!

Date: Thursday 1st August from 10:30 – 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 session
Fees: $55 /$50 concession

Introduction to Floristry
Not currently available – Register your interest for term 4
Have you always dreamed of working with flowers? Whether you are looking to increase your employment prospects, start your career or just because you love flowers, you can learn the fundamentals and basic skills required to work in a florist or to become a flower arranger. All materials supplied.

The Women’s Shed
Work on your own carpentry projects with support from our experienced tutor. Michael is on hand to guide you through design, selection of materials, use of machinery and tools, and to provide general assistance and advice.

Wednesday Class – 9 sessions
Date: Wednesday 31st July from 9:30 – 12:30 pm
Fees: $84 / $72 concession

Saturday Class – 8 sessions
Date: Saturday 3rd August from 10:00 – 1:00 pm
Fees: $78 / $65 concession

Health and Well Being

Introduction to Natural Therapies
Not currently available – Register your interest for term 4
This beginners approach to natural therapies will examine a different topic each week to reveal the many different ways in which aromatherapy oils, herbs, flower remedies, tissue minerals and foods can boost your health, immune system, energy and wellbeing.

Meditation and Kinesiology
Qualified practitioner Jennifer Locke combines two complementary disciplines, meditation and kinesiology, into one four-week program.
Calm your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, sleep better, feel more focused, and increase your sense of wellbeing and balance. Learn simple healing meditations to calm and heal your body. These sessions will cover beginners meditation techniques and exercises.
Wake up and switch on the brain with simple exercises. Wonderful for children, students and adults alike to balance the body and clear the mind, begin the day with focus, alertness and energy, and to counteract fatigue and stress.

Date: Saturday 31st August from 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Duration: 4 sessions
Fees: $110 / $96 concession

Environment and Sustainability

Bush Tucker Program
Not currently available – Register your interest for term 4

Learn about and understand the bush from a functional and cultural perspective. Understand seasonal and other impacts on the ecosystem and begin to see the bush like a supermarket. Participate in field trips, learn how to propagate bush tucker plants and hear stories about the cultural significance of the tucker and country.

Introduction to Permaculture
Delivered by trained permaculture experts. This introductory course will explore principles of environmentally friendly and bountiful gardening, and help you to determine how sustainable your garden is.

Date: Saturday 17th August from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Duration: 8 sessions
Fees: $78 / $67 concession

HEWI Spotlight Walk at Donnelly’s Weir
Explore this lovely park, which is home to Yellow-Bellied Gliders, Greater Gliders, and Powerful Owls. Saturday 3rd August from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
HEWI members $15, non-members $20 (Adult/Child). Bring your own torch.
Bookings essential to Karen 5962 5115 or gbfacilitator@gmail.com as numbers are limited.

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