Creative Arts

We have a range of quality creative arts courses to suit different individuals. Our relaxed and informal learning environment is a great place to socialise and acquire new creative skills. Please contact the office for more detailed information about the courses below.

Basket Making – Small woven basket with cordyline base

For beginners and improvers.

You will learn how to make a small basket from natural fibres using square weaving and twining. Some materials provided, requirements list provided on enrolment

Tutor: Margaret Balfe

Saturday 11 December (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $40 / $30 concession


Create a Stained-Glass Sun Catcher

Make your own sparkling stained-glass sun catcher and learn leadlighting, soldering and glass-cutting techniques.

Tutor: Cat Blamey Wheeler

3 x 2 hour sessions

Cost: $80 / $60 (concession)


Stained Glass – Intermediate. Individual projects and repairs 

For people who have completed the Create a Glass Suncatcher course, this workshop extends those skills and enables participants to be guided through personal projects and repairs.

Tutor: Cat Blamey Wheeler

3 x 2 hour sessions

Cost: $80 / $60 (concession)


Life Drawing

Life model session with guided tutoring. Suitable for beginners or experienced artists. Some materials supplied.

Tutor: Kim McDonald

Saturday 4 December (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $60 / $50 (concession)


Card Making 

Have some fun creating three lovely paper projects/cards to share with someone special in your life. All materials are provided and use high quality products, so you will leave with some beautiful handmade projects.

Tutor: Sheryl Lorenz

3 individual workshops in Port Franklin (1pm – 3pm)

Cost: $20 for each workshop


Writing Workshops

The writing bug is alive and well. This workshop is for people who have the urge to write, with no experience necessary. Autobiography, humour, drama, small and big stories. This is for people who aren’t too sure where and how to start. Tutor Michael Hyde is an author with over thirty five years of experience, thirty published books and thirty years of teaching writing. The workshop will cover getting started, characterisation, description and imagery, mood and atmosphere, dialogue and much more.

Wednesdays (4pm – 6pm) – currently taking expressions of interest

Cost: Gold coin donation


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