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.


Create a Felted Vessel 

Learn how to make a beautiful jewellery shell for yourself or someone sweet. This could be a little treasure pod or a bigger fruit basket. Made from Australian wool, alpaca and silk. This gorgeous shell will keep your precious items scratch free and minimise the tarnish.

Tutor: Zetta Kanta

Saturday 23 February (10am – 2pm)

Cost: $36 (members)/$40 (non-members)


Basket Making 

Weave a small melon basket: a twined basket with a frame and ribs. You may use a variety of materials. Beginners welcome.

Tutor: Margaret Balfe

Tuesday 5 March (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $26 (members)/$30 (non-members)


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

Wednesdays 30 January, 6 & 13 February (10.30am – 12.30pm)

Cost: $56 (members)/$60 (non-members)


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

Wednesdays 27 February, 6 & 13 February (10.30am – 12.30pm)

Cost: $36(members)/$40 (non-members)


Introduction to Printmaking

Create your own lino-cut or wood-cut and print onto various mediums including gift cards for Christmas. Suitable for absolute beginners. Children aged 12+ welcome. All materials provided.

Tutor: Kim McDonald

Returning Term 2 2019

Cost: $36 (members)/$40 (non-members)


Life Drawing

Life model session with guided tutoring. Suitable for beginners or experienced artists. Some materials supplied. BYO lunch or bring a plate to share.

Tutor: Kim McDonald

Saturday 30 March 2018 (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $46 (members)/$50 (non-members)


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

Tuesday 12 February, 12 March & 9 April (1pm – 3pm)

Cost: $20


Knitting

Every Friday at 11am Tanja Aitchison leads an informal, social knitting circle in the Manna Gum Community Lounge for people working on their own projects

Cost: gold coin donation

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