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Allow you creative instincts to flourish in one of our many Arts courses. Learn the basics of Painting and Drawing and see the world differently. Unlock the capability of your camera and add colour and vitality to the digital experience. Explore age old crafts reinvented for today’s marketplace. Bring vintage furniture back to life or create contemporary and personal ceramic, jewellery, fabric or fused or stained glass items. Our teachers are all experts in their artistic fields.

Take to the stage or dance floor and let your body do the talking in our dance classes. Draw attention to yourself for all the right reasons in our clowning, stand-up comedy, magic or aerial skills courses.

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Blacksmithing Introduction

Make custom forged items for your home as you learn about this heritage trade. You will learn how to be a striker using a sledge-hammer for your partner blacksmith (an old tradition in blacksmithing where people cooperate to forge a project) as well as making custom forged home fixtures (your choice of door knocker, door handle pull, wall hanging coat hooks and shelf brackets). Over the weekend you will learn: Workshop and safety induction Use of various hand forging techniques... [More]
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Knife Making: Chef's Knife

Enter the world of knife-making by crafting your own high-carbon steel chef’s knife under the guidance of a master craftsman. This intensive weekend course is taught by internationally recognised knife-maker, Keith Fludder and is limited to class size of only 4 people to allow for personalised supervision. It is open to students of all experience levels. As you make your own knife you will learn about: • Knife ergonomics, design and profiling • Blade geometry and its various... [More]
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Writer's Boot Camp

Are you a ‘non-practising’ writer? Has a lack of time, energy or self-belief stopped you from starting and completing your writing project? Are you trapped within a writer’s block or stuck writing/re-writing the same old chapter? Importantly, have you noticed how discipline alone will not help? Whatever your writing issue, you’re not alone; many writers both amateur and professional feel the same level of frustration when not able to follow through with a promise to them self,... [More]

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Silver Jewellery for Beginners

A basic course in designing and making silver jewellery. Learn fundamental skills such as sawing, filing, soldering, polishing and saw piercing. Students with previous experience are welcome to join this course and work at their own pace on their individual projects. Your first project will be a basic ring band where you will learn how to: measure and calculate how much silver you will be using, saw and file precious metal, anneal your metal to make it pliable, stamp to create... [More]

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Floral Art

Mercedes has designed a course where flower lovers can learn the art of beautiful flower arrangement. Students will have the opportunity to create a posy of short stemmed flowers, bowl arrangements, a box arrangement and other modern and traditional arrangements using fresh flowers. Mercedes buys flowers fresh from the Flower Markets at market rates and brings them to each class. Allow $25 per night for flowers and $15 for florist secateurs. Materials- Please Bring Scissors florist... [More]

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Guitar: Beginners

This course is for anyone who would like to learn how to play guitar; no prior musical experience is necessary. Students will learn how to play simple melodies, starting with basic cords and progressing to different guitar styles such as finger picking, blues, jazz and classical. Materials Your acoustic guitar Note book (preferably one which has staff lines), Pen and pencil Learning Outcomes By the end of the course participants will have: gained an understanding of plectrum and... [More]
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Creative Writing

This class will deal primarily with writing short stories or short pieces of prose, however, other forms of fiction, including novel and genre writing will be discussed. Run as a workshop with readings, writing exercises, homework and discussions, you are encouraged to bring your own work for class discussion.Suitable for both beginners and more experienced writers, the course will reflect the needs and wishes of the class, but topics covered will include: how to get started, what... [More]

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Drawing and Painting

Come and enjoy the basic skills of drawing and painting in a relaxed and creative atmosphere. Using a variety of materials and techniques you will be introduced to some of the tricks of the trade. Learn new skills to stimulate your talents and inspire you to reach your artistic goals. Learning Outcomes By the end of the course students will have: gained an understanding of OH&S in relation to drawing and painting materials and practice gained an understanding of colour mixing and... [More]
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Materials
  • Paper and pen
  • Ben will supply everything else needed on the first night. Ben supplies all art supplies for the course for a fee of $30, please bring this on the first night.

Due to Queen’s birthday there is no class on the 12th June

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Materials for the first class.
Graphite pencil 2-4B or willow charcoal sticks
A2 cartridge paper or a pad if preferred
An eraser
A2 drawing board which will be useful as an easle later as well
2x bulldog clips to attach paper to drawing board.

The rest of materials will be discussed on the first night.

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Jazz Guitar

This course paves the way to the exciting world of Jazz guitar. With knowledge of basic chords and an ability to play simple melodies, begin playing Jazz guitar easily. Learn the fundamental aspects of Jazz; Jazz chords, chord comping, Jazz soloing and Jazz licks. Unlike traditionally dry and confusing Jazz methods, this course provides an enjoyable step- by-step approach to learning to play Jazz guitar. Materials to bring Nylon or steel string guitar Pen and paper Course outline... [More]
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Hula Hoop Beginners

Spin your life into good health and excitement and away from stress and boredom at a City East Hula Hooping class. Hooping is a super fun way to stay fit while developing coordination, stamina, balance, and rhythm. A recent study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) revealed that working out with a weighted hula hoop burns about as many calories per minute as step aerobics, boot camp, or very brisk walking! Catering to all levels of skill and ability, the City East Hula Hoop... [More]
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