Special Interest

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

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.

Start Date: Tuesday 8th October
Time: 9:30 – 12:00 pm
Duration: 9 sessions
Fees: $71 / $65 concession

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.

Start Date: Tuesday 8th October
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 pm
Duration: 9 sessions
Fees: $59 / $54 concession

Using Charcoal and Ink
Our tutor, Olene Simon, is an accomplished local artist, facilitator and teacher. She has exhibited widely and been a gallery curator.
Drawing is not only about line; there is texture, atmosphere, drama, subtlety and more. Explore the qualities and potential of charcoal and ink, and learn how to use them in extraordinary ways. Observe your surroundings in a new and creative way and learn how to represent the things you see from a different perspective. All materials supplied.

Start Date: Saturday 9th November
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 session
Fees: $59 / $42 concession

Discover the Magic of Gouache
Our tutor, Olene Simon, is an accomplished local artist, facilitator and teacher. She has exhibited widely and been a gallery curator.
This course will teach you why the centuries-old water-based medium gouache (pronounced gwosh) is magic, and explore the ways in which this medium can be used to create vibrant, luminous works of art. All materials supplied.

Start Date: Saturday 30th November
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Duration: 1 session
Fees: $49 / $45 concession

Floristry – Create a Table Centrepiece
There is nothing more rewarding than creating your own floral arrangements for that special occasion. Explore the latest trends and styles. This workshop is designed for you to learn in a casual and comfortable environment.

Start Date: Saturday 30th November
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Duration: 1 session
Fees: $85 / $79 concession

Sewing – UpCycling Clothing
Do you have clothes sitting in your cupboard that you love but don’t wear because they are just not right? Do you love hunting for unique clothing and fabric at markets and op shops but don’t have the confidence or skill to alter them to create the perfect garment? Bring along a garment, join us to visit an op shop and discover the tips and tricks of upcycling.  We will look at how to make alterations and dye fabrics to create wonderful, unique garments and upcycled treasures.

Start Date: Thursday 17th October
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Duration: 8 sessions
Fees: $63 / $52 concession

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
Start Date: Wednesday 16th October
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Duration: 9 sessions
Fees: $84 / $72 concession

Saturday Class
Start Date: Saturday 19th October
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Duration: 9 sessions
Fees: $84 / $72 concession

Food and Cooking

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.

Start Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Duration: 8 sessions
Fees: $69 / $58 concession

Hiromi’s Kitchen
Roll up your sleeves and join this hands on, fun and interactive Japanese cooking class.
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! Cook different dishes in each session.
Suitable for all experience levels.

Session 1: Friday 8th November
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 session
Fees: $59 / $54 concession

Session 2: Friday 13th December
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Duration: 1 session
Fees: $59 / $54 concession

Health and Well Being

Meditation and Healing
Explore beginners meditation techniques and exercises and learn simple healing meditations to calm and heal your body. Discover which colour breathing can help release pain, uplift the spirits, energise the body, cleanse the chakras and meridians. Calm your mind, reduce stress and anxiety, sleep better, feel more focused, and increase your sense of wellbeing and balance.

Start Date: Saturday 9th November
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Duration: 6 sessions
*Fees: $160 / $140 concession (*Fee relief available)

Free Carers Community Hub
A place and time for YOU
Your safe space to network with others who understand your journey, pursue a hobby, relax and access valuable disability resources all in the one place. iDareU will provide a choice of activities, materials, refreshments, and an opportunity to have a break from your caring. This is a space available for ALL carers, whether your loved one is in the NDIS or not.
Register your interest: info@idareU.org.au
Start Date: Sunday 13th October
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Duration: Second Sunday each month
Fees: FREE

Writing and Languages

Auslan – Level 1
Introduction to Learning Sign Language
Learning Auslan (Australian Sign Language) can help members of the deaf and hearing impaired community to communicate with family, work mates and others. It can also open up a range of career opportunities across a number of fields. You will learn: frequently used signs, hand shapes, introductions and greetings, age, time and months, people and relationships, deaf culture and communication, Auslan Variations and HOLME.

Start Date: Monday 4th November
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Duration: 6 sessions
Fees: *$174 / $153 concession (*Fee relief available)

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.

Start Date: Tuesday 15th October
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Duration: 8 sessions
Fees: $64 / $54 concession

Discover and Write Your Own Story
Would you like to create your story – for yourself or for your family? The central aspect of this course will be your memoirs. This class aims to coax your story out and give relevance and meaning to the journey you have travelled and the journey ahead. To enable and inform this there will be an exploration of ‘the hero’s journey’ (you are the hero) as outlined by Joseph Campbell and Eschenbach’s archetypal story of knighthood.

Start Date: Wednesday 30th October
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Duration: 8 sessions
Fees: $58 / $49 concession

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