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 21 Feb – 28 Mar 2023, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Tutor: Deb Baker
Date: Thursday 9 Feb – 30 Mar 2023, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
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 27 Feb – 3 Apr 2023
Life Writing – Creative Non-fiction
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: 8 Feb – 29 Mar 2023
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: 13 Feb – 3 Apr 2023
Books & Bindings Workshop
Saturday 9.30 am –4.00 pm (1 Day)
Learn several techniques to create small books which are ideal for journals, artist books or gifts. We will cover several simple styles, including folded books and simple stitched samples This is a great class to utilise and recycle papers or to create books suitable to use as journals and sketchbooks, or as a gift.
Tutor: Ronnie Martin
Date: TBC – 2023
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 using a gelplate. You will be taught how to create interesting effects/textures and one-off art works using everyday objects, acrylic paint and a gelplate to be used in collage, art journaling, card/tag making plus more. A day of discovery and fun wih no experience needed.
Tutor: Jill Richards
Date: 18 February 2023
Exploring Mark-Making Workshop
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: 25 Feb 2023