Special Interest

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

FREE Digital Hub Workshop

For new students only
This free workshop is for people who are new to using digital media. It will provide an introduction to what digital media is and how it can be used. Your questions will be answered by our skilled trainer and any frustrations you are experiencing will be resolved.

Date: Monday 24th June
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Duration: 1 session

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.

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.

Healesville Arts and Minds
Enjoying social connections and peer support is what the group is about. Explore the beauty of creative arts and share information about mental health. Members encourage each other with individual expression using a range of media. Some art materials are supplied. New members welcome.

Needle Felted Animals
You can create beautiful animal sculptures using needle felting with wool fibres and a barbed felting needle. You will learn the techniques to needle felt any shape you like and to continue your felting journey. All the tools and materials you need are supplied.

Starts Monday 17th June
Time: 12:30 – 3:00 pm

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.

Health and Well Being

Bach Flower Remedies
Developed by Dr. Bach in 1910, Bach Flower remedies have been found to be very effective in treating a wide variety of conditions. Do you or a family member need some emotional healing? Take control of your health and wellbeing, give yourself more energy with your own personalised Bach flower essence remedies. Each participant will have an individual remedy made for them. All materials included to get you started.

1 session – Saturday 15th June
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Natural Remedies for Animals
Ensure that your pets can enjoy a long, happy and healthy life supported by remedies you can make yourself at home. Discover the ways in which natural remedies and holistic health care can be used as complementary options to conventional health treatments for animals.

This workshop may be offered again. 

Environment and Sustainability

Bush Tucker Program
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 course will explore principles of environmentally friendly and bountiful gardening, and help you to determine how sustainable your garden is.

Wild Mushrooms

Join food gardener, speaker and author Doris Pozzi on an entertaining and informative journey into the world of wild mushrooms. Learn to identify some of Victoria’s most common, nutritious and delicious wild mushrooms. Discover the best places to find them, how to harvest and store them, and great ways to prepare them in the kitchen.

This workshop may be offered again. 

Reading and Writing

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.

Introduction to Poetry
Do you dabble in poetry writing but would like some guidance? Or have you “always wanted” to write poetry, but didn’t have the confidence or opportunity? This initial course is designed to bring out the poet in you through exercises and an exploration of the poetry of well (and lesser) known poets, as models and inspiration.

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