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.

fe68ba_8887ee7f8950451fb9307af9588103e3~mv2_d_2087_2087_s_2[1]Create a Felted Toy – NEW!

Learn how to make a soft toy: an eco-friendly, sustainable and personality-full friend out of Australian-made alpaca wool. Create a basic body, add ears and make a cute face that will make everyone smile.

Tutor: Zetta Kanta

Saturday 22 September (10am – 2pm)

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

Basket Making – Woven Flax Basket

Learn how to make a small decorative basket out of stripped flax. It will involve twining with two weavers and an interesting, different beginning. Small beads or nuts can be used for embellishment. Beginners welcome.

Tutor: Margaret Balfe

Wednesday 5 September (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 25 July & 1, 8 August 2018 (10.30am – 12.30pm)

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

Stained Glass – Intermediate. Individual projects and repairs – NEW!

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 5 & 12 September 2018 (10.30am – 12.30pm)

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

Introduction to Printmaking – Linocutting

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

Tutor: Kim McDonald

Saturday 1 September 2018 (10am – 3pm)

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 11 August 2018 (10am – 3pm)

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

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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 Stampin’Up products, so you will leave with some beautiful handmade projects.

Tutor: Sheryl Lorenz

2 individual workshops in Port Franklin

Tuesday 17 July & Tuesday 18 September 2018 (1pm – 3pm)

Cost: $20


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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