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Art & Creativity

Sewing With Confidence

6 or 8 weeks

For beginners to experienced sewers. Improve your confidence in using the sewing machine, over-locker, choosing patterns and fabrics. Students each work on their own chosen garment/item.

Tutor: Karen Richards
Date: Tuesday 9 May – 13 June 2023, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Fee: $120

Tutor: Deb Baker
Date: Thursday 4 May – 22 June 2023, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Fee: $150

Painting For All Levels

Monday  6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks)

A fun and relaxed painting class for the beginner through to the experienced artist. Choose your medium to paint in (eg: acrylics, oils or watercolours). Each session will begin with a short introduction on a different subject (eg: colour theory, values, perspective, figures, composition, painting from live vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own subject and style. Paint from a still life or your photograph.

Tutor: Nicole Russell
Date: Monday 8 May – 19 Jun (no class 5 June) 2023

Fee: $155

Life Writing – Creative Non-fiction                                 NEW

Wednesday 7.00 –9.00 pm (8 weeks)

This creative writing class will encourage you to write with sincerity and heart, drawing upon your own experiences as the basis for the creative non-fiction, in a supportive and encouraging environment which nutures “stretch” and “risk”.

Tutor: Kindra Douglas
Date: 3 May – 21 June 2023
Fee: $166

Digital Photography

Monday 6.30 –8.30 pm (8 weeks)

You will gain a stronger understanding and confidence in using your digital camera.  Techniques to increase your success and take control of the creative aspects of photography will be taught in a fun and highly informative course.  Most people are eligible for a 50% subsidy.

Tutor: Robert Palmer
Date: 1 May – 26 June (no class 5 June) 2023
Fee: $164*

Understanding & Enjoying Shakespeare:  The Case of Hamlet                           NEW

Wednesday 7.00 –9.00 pm (6 Weeks)

What is so great about Shakespeare’s plays?  What are the specific features of the plays that account for their greatness?  By taking Hamlet as an example, and reading it closely, we will enhance our ability to provide clear and compelling answers to these burning questions when they arise at schools, the dinner table, and coctail parties.

Tutor: Dr. Bill Walker
Date: 17 May – 21 June 2023
Fee: $170

Introduction Printmaking with the Gelplate

Saturday 9.00 am –3.30 pm (1 Day)

Learn how to create beautiful works of art using a method called Monoprinting.  You will produce numerous prints using a variety of techniques on the gelplate.  A day of discovery and fun wih no experience needed.

Tutor: Jill Richards
Date: 6 May 2023
Fee: $115

Exploring Mark-Making Workshop                                          NEW

Saturday 1.30 pm –4.30 pm (1 Day)

This workshop is designed to get creative juices flowing!  Rather than an art class, the focus is on the process of expression and letting go of how art looks.  Mark-making entails leaning into scribbling, making lines, smudges and patterns while bringing a gestural energy into the process.  Art materials will be provided to get into the zone of mark-making for a series of short warmups with the key explorations being with acrylic paint.

Tutor: Lynda Jessen-Tye
Date: 13 May 2023
Fee: $88