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.

Christmas Felting Workshop

Create a unique Christmas decoration using felted fabric. There are endless possibilities including embellishing with beads and silk thread, or making an Australian native critter. Bring your own sewing kits and decorations if you desire. The wool for the base and an array of beads and silk threads are provided.

Tutor: Zetta Kanta

Saturday 16 November (10am – 2pm)

Cost: $50 / $40 (concession)

Basket Making – Weaving a twined basket over a mould

Make a small, twined basket out of natural fibres using a mould to control the shape. Materials list provided on enrolment Beginners welcome.

Tutor: Margaret Balfe

Tuesday 26 November (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 Fridays from 8 November (10.30am-12.30pm)

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

Returning Term 1 2020

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 30 November (10am – 3pm)

Cost: $70 / $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

Tuesday 15 October, 12 November, 10 December (1pm – 3pm)

Cost: $20 for each workshop


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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