Creative Arts

Card Marking

Make your own cards for all occasions. Use lace, ribbon, coloured pens etc to make unique creations.

Cost: $20 full, $15 conc., plus $10 for kit.

Knitting & UFPs (unfinished craft projects)

Join other craft enthusiasts and learners, bring along your own projects or start something new, have a chat, share skills and friendship. Men welcome.

Cost: $2 per session.

Loom Knitting for Beginners

Come and learn how to make a basic beanie or bag using a knitting loom. Bring your own wool – two 12 ply balls.

Cost: $20 full, $15 conc., plus $25 for kit (includes four different size loops).

Spinning, Weaving & Wool Group

This group is open to anyone who wants to spin, weave, knit or crochet.  Beginners to experienced crafters welcome.  The group will help each other and work solely with natural fibres.

Cost: $4 per session.

Clay Olla Workshop

Join local ceramicist Stephanie Wagstaff to learn the basics of hand building pottery with the age old techniques of pinching and coiling clay vessels. Over the course of four weeks you will learn about the history, use and making of the ancient clay irrigation vessel the Olla. You will make up to three Ollas for your garden. Please bring an apron, towel and an old toothbrush. All other materials and firing costs are included in the course fee.

Cost: $145 full, $130 conc.

Cosy Winter Mug Workshop

Join local ceramicist Stephanie Wagstaff to discover how to make and stencil your own cosy winter cups and mugs using the soft clay slab technique. Perfect for a warming winter brew or a truly personalised gift! Students will make up to four cups or mugs each. Please bring an apron, towel and an old toothbrush. Course fee includes all other tools as well as clay, glazing and kiln firing costs.

Cost: $160 full, $150 conc.

Mosaics for Beginners

Join mosaic artist Janet Willey in our wonderful art shed adjoining the community garden, and learn how to make a beautiful mosaic paver for your garden at home. Material costs are included in the course fees, but if you would like to incorporate disused crockery or other ceramics from home then feel free!

Cost: $130 full, $120 conc.

Watercolour & Acrylics Painting & Drawing for Beginners 

This course will introduce students to techniques of drawing, including portraiture and life drawing. It also introduces students to the techniques and media in water colours and acrylics. The course is designed for the beginner, as well as, the more experienced artist. You will be shown step by step techniques on how to paint a still-life, seascape and a project of your own choice. You will also learn some basic techniques to create and give a gentle, soft and interesting look to your project. Materials list available at enrolment.

Cost: $140 full, $130 conc.

Creative Writing Workshop 

Do you enjoy writing stories and/or poetry? Our small group meets weekly and invites you to join us to share and gain new ideas that will excite your creative passion. 10am – 12pm Fridays.

Cost: $2 per session

Intro to Writing Fiction

Have you always wanted to write short stories? Perhaps you have an idea for a novel but don’t know how to get started? Vicky Daddo is a writer, the Gippsland Regional Ambassador for Writers Victoria, as well as the President of the Gippsland Writers Group…and she is here to help you! Over six weeks, Vicky will take you through the fundamentals of fiction writing, from developing whole characters, to writing compelling dialogue to developing your own voice. This course is for absolute beginners and for anyone with the urge to write.

Cost: $100 full, $90 conc.

Sun Catcher Workshop

Join Claire Piemonte, creator behind the artisan store Naturally Beautiful, to learn how to make your own ‘Tree of Life’ hanging sun catcher. Use wire wrapping techniques and glass beading to create a lovely gift or object for your home.

Cost: $45 full, $35 conc.

Dream Catcher Workshop

Build on your experience in the Sun Catcher Workshop, or attend for the very first time. Learn how to use fabric, string and other materials to construct a beautiful hanging dreamcatcher for yourself or as a gift.

Cost: $35 full, $30 conc.