Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or comed@tawacollege.school.nz

A-Z - All Our Courses

ABSTRACT ART ADVENTURES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
1 Saturday morning - On 3 March from 9am-1pm

Explore and experience abstract art using alternative ways to apply paint and create texture with some special tools and practical techniques. NO PAINT BRUSHES ALLOWED. Explore the freedom of using colour and abstract design to paint your own art masterpieces. Unleash your inner creativity with some easy to learn techniques. Perfect for beginners who wish to expand their imagination, master new skills and have fun.

Fees: NZ$45

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ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners and Intermediate Students. Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils.

Fees: NZ$105

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetables, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes all ingredients

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BOLLYWOOD DANCE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Shivam Dance Academy
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 6:30-7:30pm

Bollywood Dance is a combination of traditional and modern bollywood dancing with exciting music, which is choreographed to get the full benefit of dancing as well as helping to shape and tone your body. This is suitable for any age group.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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CAKE DECORATING: Drip Cake (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Marie Donald
1 Saturday - On 11 August from 9am-4pm

Learn to level, layer, fill and cover a cake in ganache. Create a drip effect, chocolate sails and decorations to create a show stopping centrepiece (picture example only and 21 topper not included) Class size limited to 8 students. Students need to bring a cake and cake board. This course has been CANCELLED. Come to the one in September.

Fees: NZ$100 - Includes icing. You need to bring cake

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CAKE DECORATING: Drip Cake (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Marie Donald
1 Saturday - On 8 September from 9am-4pm

Learn to level, layer, fill and cover a cake in ganache. Create a drip effect, chocolate sails and decorations to create a show stopping centrepiece (picture example only and 30 topper not included) Class size limited to 8 students. Students need to bring a cake and cake board.

Fees: NZ$100 - Includes icing. You need to bring cake

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 29 August from 7-9pm

This seminar will create a new awareness within you of some of the subconscious drivers throughout your day and give you the skills to allow you to begin to re-programme your mind.

Fees: NZ$20

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COLLAGE ART:

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
1 Saturday - On 15 September from 9am-2pm

Find your inner artist with this introduction to the exciting world of collage art techniques. Explore colour, design and collage mixed media techniques. Create your own abstract collages to take home and enjoy.

Fees: NZ$60

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COMPUTER BASICS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 19 August from 9am-4pm

A course for those not confident on the computer. The course will cover Word, Excel and Emailing. This course is now CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$85

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CONSCIOUS, THE NEW PHYSICS & HEALING MIRACLES

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 16 May from 7-9pm

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE! Do you want to know more about what life really IS and how you can get more out of yours? Are you curious about the science behind ‘What the Bleep Do We Know?’ and ‘The Matrix’? Are you investigating your own spirituality and need answers? What’s this universal energy everyone’s talking about; and why should you care? If these sorts of questions have EVER wandered either aimlessly or purposefully through your brain you will want to attend this seminar. Understanding how the universe, and your little part in it, actually works will make a big difference to how you live your life. There is a power here that can be accessed by ALL – let me show you how it works and the SCIENCE behind it. This course has now been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$20

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CREATIVE WRITING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Angel Domingos
6 Tuesday nights - Starts 21 August from 7-9pm

A creative writing course for beginners. We will cover the basics of fiction writing from gathering ideas for a story to character development. Understanding the story arc and learning how to ‘show not tell’. This will be a fun and creative environment to help you get that story from out of your head and on to paper. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$95

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CROCHET FOR CALMNESS: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Wednesday Nights - Starts 29 August from 7-9pm

Been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$60

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CROCHET: A day of relaxation

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Saturday - On 8 September from 10am - 4pm

Have a day filled with crochet, and relax in the company of other crochet addicts. If you can crochet already, whether as a beginner, intermediate or advanced, than this is for you! Bring your own project and yarn, or we can work on a project together, maybe a crochet bag? We will have a shared morning tea and lunch, so if you can bring a plate that would be great. Hope to see you!

Fees: NZ$75

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Defensive Driving (Nov& Dec)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday nights & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 26 November from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving (October)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday nights & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts Monday 15 October from 6:30-8:30pm

On Monday 15,Wednesday 17,Wednesday 24 and Monday 29 October. Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts 10 September from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 1 December from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 15 September from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
5 Wednesday nights & 1 weekend field trip - Starts 25 July from 7-9pm

Learn how to get the best out of your camera by learning basic camera operating techniques, lenses, exposure, lighting, depth of field and how to make rather than take photographs. Also includes basic computer improvements to photos. The weekend fieldtrips will be on the dates which best suits most students.

Fees: NZ$90

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DIY: Do It Yourself Exteriors (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 15 September from 9am-4pm

Want to improve the outside look of your home and can't find a tradesman. Learn the skills in this practical class to do it yourself.

Fees: NZ$105 - Fee includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Interiors (September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On 1 September from 9am-4pm

Can't find a tradesman? Lots of small jobs around the home you can learn to do yourself with some simple tools. Without prior experience, come and gain skills you need to renovate for a fraction of the cost. The course involves 'hands-on' practise, and mistakes are part of learning. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$105 - Fee includes consumables

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DIY: Do It Yourself Exteriors (June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Rebekah Insoll
1 Saturday - On Saturday 30 June from 9am-4pm

Want to improve the outside look of your home and can't find a tradesman. Learn the skills in this practical class to do it yourself.

Fees: NZ$105

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E MAIL SYSTEMS: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 25 February from 9am-4pm

Setting up customised email lists. Create a customised signature block. Utilising specific filing options. Add attachments to messages. Save attachments to your computer. Find specific messages. Demonstrations will be done using Gmail, but students could use other email systems during the course.

Fees: NZ$85

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Do you want to speak in English on a phone and chat at the supermarket? Come and join a small, friendly ESOL class and share in very easy talking. We also say and write words in NZ English like “Bring a plate” and find out about living in New Zealand. All are welcome

Fees: NZ$25 - New Zealand Residents & Refugees
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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ESOL: Intermediate Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 8 August from 7-9pm

Conversational English for those who feel confident at reading and writing. The focus is on learning pronunciation & meaning in a NZ context so that you will gain NZ cultural intelligence to complement your English language skills. Emphasis is placed on topical NZ cultural events so that you may gain confidence and become part of your community.

Fees: NZ$25
Fees: NZ$75 - International Students & Visitors

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Excel: Intermediate/Advanced: 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 18 March from 9am - 4pm

*Create and Format Charts (Graphs) *Use of Referencing *Name Ranges and Cells *Database Management: Sorting/ Filtering *Link Data

Fees: NZ$85

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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 7 August from 7-9pm

Why should I consider having a family trust? If I die tomorrow or have a stroke, have I made proper arrangements or will I leave it to my family to try to tidy up all the loose ends? Learn how to make sure you and your family assets are simply protected and provided for.

Fees: NZ$20

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FANTASY ART & CARTOON DRAWING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
4 Thursday nights - Starts 16 August from 7-9pm

Do you like to think outside the square? This course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience keen to develop further skills. This 4 week course will allow you to express your imaginery ideas creating Fantasy Art and Cartoons. Using pen, coloured pencils, Acrylic paint & Gouche you will be able to illustrate your own colourful unique artworks. This course is now CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$60

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FILE SHARING: Google Drive & Drop Box

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Haddon
2 Tuesday nights - Starts 21 August from 7-9pm

Use the Cloud to store files, and pictures. Create a Gmail account and upload files and share in Google Drive. Use built in Applications like Docs, Sheets, Presentations etc. Transfer and Share files between PC’s using, Drive or Dropbox.

Fees: NZ$35

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FILE/PHOTO MANAGEMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 16 June from 9am-4pm

Improve your Messy Photo / File Collection Learn how to find lost files and ways to quickly eliminate duplicates. Learn about automatic back-ups and how to store photos from facebook that you are tagged on, plus more.

Fees: NZ$85

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GENEALOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
3 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 7-9pm

This course is for absolute beginners, or those who haven't hunted for long. It focuses on New Zealand records. Learn how to check Births, Marriages, and Deaths; Electoral Rolls; Probate and Wills; Newspapers; Police Records; Shipping information. This course is now CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$55

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GENEALOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE: Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
3 Monday nights - Starts 3 September from 7-9pm

This course is for those who have completed the beginner course, or whose skills have progressed beyond the basic steps of births, marriages, and deaths. It is mostly using internet-based resources but we will look at using physical archives and resources, also. It is intended that the course provide practical tuition in using data and setting up paper-based and computer-based family trees. We will look at records from overseas, particularly in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and will touch on genealogical resources in other countries such as Australia, India, Canada, United States of America, and Europe. We will mostly learn about resources that are free to access, but it may be useful to take out free sample subscriptions to commercial sites such as Ancestry and Find My Past. Those with Scottish heritage may choose to purchase credits from Scotland's People.

Fees: NZ$55

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October from 7-9pm

Guitar skills in the context of general musicianship and enjoyment. Make music, perform and play with others using several different music styles. Own guitar esstential.

Fees: NZ$105

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HATHA YOGA

Tutor/Facilitator: Emmaline Allwood Holmes
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 7:45pm- 8:45pm

This is an old system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. It is a great class for beginners.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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HOLISTIC HEALING & HEALTH

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 7-9pm

Integrating mind, body and energy systems for optimum health and healing. Covers Mind/Body Connection, identifying core life and health imbalances, developing a personal healing/balance strategy and more.

Fees: NZ$105

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Learn Italian communicative skills with fun, songs, movies, readings, paintings and a special taste of Italian lifestyle while exploring the country from an antipodean distance.

Fees: NZ$105

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

For those who have some knowledge of Italian and want to continue their studies.

Fees: NZ$105

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Japanese Cooking & Bento

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Thursday nights - Starts 2 August from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare a variety of boxed meals from cute "kyaraben" to more formal traditional Japanese Cuisine.

Fees: NZ$75 - Includes all ingredients

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Japanese Taiko Drumming

Tutor/Facilitator: Jessie Gibbs
1 Sunday - On 20 May from 12-4pm

Explore Japanese Taiko Drumming. Taiko 太鼓 is the artistic, powerful, and physically demanding discipline of Japanese ensemble drumming. Taiko combines rhythm, movement, and melody into a thrilling spectacle that delights audiences. See the video of a past class on the home page.

Fees: NZ$45

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LIFE STORIES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Christine Darnell
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 August from 7-9pm

Explore what it means to walk with God in the 21st century by examining the real-life stories of Christians from around the world, as they grapple with life's challenges through their faith in Jesus Christ. Life Stories tackles the tough questions: Why should I forgive people who hurt me? Where is God when it hurts? Loving others- what's the point? How do I make good choices? Does prayer really work? Rob Harley takes you on an amazing expedition into the lives of people whose stories are plucked straight from today's newspaper and TV news bulletins - people who've proved God faithful through the tough times. This five week video-based course makes powerful links between the experiences of Christians and the pages of the Bible. This course is supported by Tawa Churches.

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Machine Quilting

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 27 May from 9am-4pm

This is a beginner’s class and during the course of the day we will cover all aspects of quilting including; marking your quilt design, batting, basting, setting up your machine, thread, straight line quilting and free motion quilting.

Fees: NZ$85

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 2

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

A course for those who have already completed level 1.

Fees: NZ$65

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 3

Tutor/Facilitator: Tina MihaereRees
8 Monday nights - Starts on 30 July 7-9pm

This course is for those who have already completed a level 2 course. ie 16 weeks

Fees: NZ$65

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 5 August from 10am -4pm

Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$135 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY: Open Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 26 August from 10am-4pm

Been to a class with Kristelle before? Revive your skills, build on your skills, tackle more advanced projects! Some silver included in fee.

Fees: NZ$135

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Middle Eastern Cuisine

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 28 August from 7-9pm

Learn how to prepare Palestinian Middle Eastern Cuisine such as kebabs, shawarma, falafel, kidra, kefta, couscous, basbousa, sfiha, humus and taboulah salad.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes all ingredients

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MODERN ART:

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
1 Saturday - On 26 May from 9am - 2pm

Find your inner artist with this introduction to the exciting world of modern art techniques. Explore some modern abstract art techniques including cubism and pointillism dot art and create your own modern abstract paintings to take home and enjoy. This modern art workshop is perfect for both beginners and experienced artists who wish to expand their imagination, master new skills and have fun. This course has been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$60

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MOSAIC DESIGN:

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 1 August from 7-9pm

Explore the art form that is Mosaics and learn how to recycle broken china and tiles into beautiful creations. You will have the opportunity to complete several mosaic projects such as terracotta pots, picture frames, cement tiles or sculptures. Additional materials fee.

Fees: NZ$105

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Musical Keyboard Skills

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 October 6:30-9pm for 2 hours

Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$105

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NAVIGATING DEMENTIA: Concerned about a person's memory?

Tutor/Facilitator: Emma Fromings
1 Tuesday night - On 19 June from 7-9pm

This two hour session will cover: - What is and isn’t dementia - What to do if you are concerned about changes in memory or thinking - How to support a family member or friend living with dementia - The support and resources available from Dementia Wellington and other organisations

Fees: NZ$20

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A

Tutor/Facilitator: Rosie Solouata
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 October from 6:30-8:30pm

This is a beginner course for those who have not done NZ Sign language before.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Tarsha Takarangi-Berry
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 Ocober from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have already completed 8 weeks of NZ Sign Language ie 1A

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 17 October from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have completed 1A & 1B ie 16 hours of NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1D

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 October from 6:30-8:30pm

This course is for those who have already completed at least 24 weeks of NZ Sign Language tuition. ie levels 1A,1B and 1C

Fees: NZ$65

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ON LINE SHOPPING

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 9 September from 9am-4pm

Ever wondered about buying via the internet - come along and learn about different types of “selling” websites. How to minimise size problems and deal with returns. Learn ways to buy safely plus how to save $$$ while you shop on-line.

Fees: NZ$85

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Thomas Nikora
Monday nights - Starts 7 May from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time.

Fees: NZ$185 - Starting term 1
Fees: NZ$155 - Starting term 2

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Monday night - On 13 August from 7-9pm

Depression, panic, sleep disorders, overwhelming anger and sadness, anxiety, disorders or addictions, are all symptoms of the mind trying to process information. Learn how the body responds to these and how to reduce or eliminate symptoms with this one seminar. Great healing is possible.

Fees: NZ$20

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OVERLOCKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Saturday - On 26 May from 9am-3pm

Learn how to master stretch fabrics with confidence using an overlocker. The course will cover topics much as how to do hems, elastic cuffs, plackets, rolled hem, flat locking, inserting lace and adjusting tensions.

Fees: NZ$80

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PAINTING FOR BEGINNER TO ADVANCED: Learn, Grow, Create

Tutor/Facilitator: Gerda Smit
4 Monday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Gerda Smit’s workshops are a testament to her approachable, giving nature, and hands-on teaching style of 22 years. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth. The workshop will include individual painting time, personalized instruction aimed to promote your progress. While demonstrations and advice on technique will be geared toward oil painters, artists who are more comfortable working in other mediums are welcome. This class has now been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$60

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PATCHWORK: Beginner Star Sampler

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
10 Thursday nights - Starts 3 May from 7-9pm

Want to learn about Patchwork? This course will teach you all about blocks, how to use a rotary cutter, piecing, colour ways etc

Fees: NZ$130

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PATCHWORK: California Roll Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 1 July from 9am-4pm

In this one day class you will finally be able to turn your cherished Jelly Roll into a quilt top. This is an ideal class for a beginner, as well as for the more experienced quilter. If you don’t have a jelly roll you can just cut 2½” strips from your stash.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Christmas Capers

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts 15 February from 7-9pm

Christmas Capers is a fun project that uses small amounts of fabric that does not need to be Christmas themed. It is ideal for fat 1/4's and scraps. Participants will learn about various methods of Applique, constructing fast flying geese, half and quarter square triangles, and embellishments.

Fees: NZ$105

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PATCHWORK: Circles and Squares

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 15 April from 9am- 4pm

This is an ideal project to show off those themed fabrics that you may have been collecting. I have made my quilt in African themed fabrics and have taken my colour palette from nature, using earthy tones. This quilt is not limited to cultural fabrics and would look just as striking in large and small florals, New Zealand themed fabrics, leaf fabrics, and different shades of one colour

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Dresden Table Runner

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 16 September from 9am-4pm

Dresden Plate Quilts occupy a remarkable place in quilting history because of their unique shape and their ability to use even the smallest scraps of fabric to make a balanced, orderly, eye-catching pattern. The pattern is still popular today, since all types of fabric can be combined together to produce a cheerful, pleasing quilt which brightens even the simplest of rooms. This Dresden plate is entirely machine stitched and uses a wedge template making this table runner avery quick and easy project. An ideal project to make in your favourite Christmas fabrics.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Mystery Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 8 April from 9am-4pm

This is an ideal project to dive into your stash and pull some coordinating fabrics out. This quilt really lends itself to being a scrap quilt as long as you have a consistent background colour running throughout.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: New Small & Finished Projects

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 9 August from 7-9pm

In this class you will make small projects that are suitable to give for gifts or to keep, they include a classy pencil class, a journal cover, scarf and small sewing kit. Or you can come along and work on a project you would like to get finished.

Fees: NZ$105

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PATCHWORK: Whirly Gigs

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 26 August from 9am-4pm

This small lap or cot quilt is perfect to showcase charm squares (5” x 5”). Don’t be limited to charm square collections; a variety of 5” squares cut from your stash can go a long way towards stash reduction. This quilt is the perfect place to showcase some large stitch quilting which will be covered in the class.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATTERNS FROM EXISTING GARMENT: (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Saturday - TBA from 9am-3pm

Bring along your favourite garments and make patterns from them or bring one garment and fabric and make a copy of it. Sew skills essential. This course has been POSTPONED

Fees: NZ$80

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PILATES: Beginner (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner / Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 2 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 3 August from 10-11am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before. This class is now FULL.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner Daytime (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday mornings - Starts 30 July from 10:30-11:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner/Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 1 August from 10-11am

This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Beginner/Intermediate Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 20 August from 7-9:30pm

Learn to centre clay on the wheel and the beginnings of throwing basic shapes such as cylinder, bowl and plate. This course is suitable for those who are beginners or have already completed a course with Anne. Materials and all firing costs (approx. $30) are extra and are paid directly to the tutor. Please note this class is held at Gear Homestead Okowai Road, Porirua. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$155

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POTTERY: Hand Building (Sept)

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell and Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 4 Sept from 7-9:30pm

This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua The class will be an introduction or an extension for those who have attended a previous course to hand building with clay, We will be making work using pinch pots, coils and slab work. Materials and all firing cost are extra therefore $40 for clay, firing, and glazing materials is payable to the tutors on the first night This course is now FULL

Fees: NZ$155

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PRINTMAKING: Woodcuts, Linocuts & Drypoint Etching

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrew Mitchell
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

Discover the art of printmaking to create beautiful artworks for your home or for gifts. You will learn the basics of developing a design for a print, carving designs for block printing, and drypoint etching. You will utilise both hand printing techniques and using an etching press to create a small edition of prints.

Fees: NZ$130 - Fee includes materials

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - 30 June from 9am - 5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Saturday - On 25 August from 9am-5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day. This workshop has now been CANCELLED.

Fees: NZ$30

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 7-9pm

Learn how to harvest and prepare Harakeke (flax), including kohua (boiling), weave putiputi a place mat and a wall hanging while using traditional techniques and methods, including karakia, tikanga and Te reo Maori. This class is great for those with no experience to minimum experience. I believe the most important part of weaving is the preparation and basics, I am privileged to be able to teach you and guide you through your first stages of Raranga.

Fees: NZ$65

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 7-9pm

This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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RECYCLE & PRODUCE BAGS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Sunday morning - On 9 September from 9am - noon

Learn how to make a reusable shopping bag and produce bag to reduce plastic waste. Then take it to do your grocery shopping. A class for beginner sewers (more advanced sewers can use overlockers) Fabric etc is available for you to use or bring your own

Fees: NZ$30

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Relaxation through Crochet: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Wednesday Nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause! This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$60

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Roman Blinds & Curtains

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 2 September from 9am-4pm

Make a Roman blind or Curtains for your home during this one day course. This is a condensed course so if you are making a large blind you may need to do the last finishing and stringing at home.

Fees: NZ$85

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+) 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 27 October from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a tactical self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world setting has been proven to be highly effective. Because of this, it is a self-defence system that is used widely by the military special forces, law enforcement agencies and bodyguards.

Fees: NZ$40

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Sewing for Beginners (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 7-9pm

Want to learn about sewing but don’t know where to start. Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean. Start by making a bag followed by a project approved of by the tutor. (If you wish to make your own project you need to go to Monday night sewing) This class is now FULL. There are spaces in the Wednesday class

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Intermediate & Advanced

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 7-9pm

The class will cater for intermediate and advanced sewers as well as tailoring. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$105

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SINGAPORE & MALAYSIAN FOOD

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 7-9pm

Singapore’s food is as mixed as the heritage of its people. They all come together at hawkers stalls and street stalls to share. Singapore food is as important as religion and culture. Muslims don’t eat pork and Hindu don’t eat beef so that leaves you with vegetarian being popular. All people come together to share their cuisine and show respect in the food selection so that it is acceptable to all. Malaysian food is influenced by different cultures. From Arab to Chinese. Different parts of region have their different recipes. Such as beef rending. Malaysian food is known to be spicy, the preparation of aromatic spices used makes it unique. This course has now been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$120 - Includes some ingredients

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Sleep Workshop

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Thursday night - On 2 August from 7-9pm

Having trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Need ‘extra help’ on a regular basis? In this class you’ll learn what sleep is for, what causes problems, and what you can do about it, both at the time and on an ongoing basis.

Fees: NZ$20

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 7-9pm

Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$105

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Spanish: Next Step

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Thursday nights - Starts 2 August from 7-9pm

Continue learning Spanish. This course continues on from the beginner course or is for those who already know some Spanish.

Fees: NZ$105

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STAYING SAFE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
3 Wednesday mornings - Starts on 12 September from 10am-12:30pm

A refresher workshop for senior road users held at the Emmaus Centre, Tawa Anglican Church. This course has been subsidised by Tawa Lions Club. Staying Safe is a classroom-based refresher workshop for senior road users. The workshop aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices and increase knowledge of transport options available to help senior road users remain mobile.

Fees: NZ$10

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SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR PEOPLE ON THE GO:

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 20 June from 7-9pm

Do you feel like you’re on a treadmill with no time for yourself? Do you want to re-energise yourself with enthusiasm for your life? Would it be helpful to learn new skills to help you cope with an every-changing world? If YES, then this is the seminar for you ! This class has now been CANCELLED

Fees: NZ$20

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T SHIRT TO TUNIC:

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
1 Saturday - TBA from 9am-3pm

From a T shirt to a Designer Tunic. Come and get a free t shirt pattern of your size then turn the pattern into a designer tunic. Construct the tunic and wear it home. Materials are required and sewing skills essential.

Fees: NZ$80

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Tai Chi: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 31 July from 6:30-7:30pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 31 July from 7:45-8:45pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Maurice Priestley
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 October from 6:30pm beginner lesson & easy songs, 7:30pm more complex styles and songs

Want to learn to play the Ukulele? Beginner and Intermediate ukulele lessons including basic chords and songs leading to improving playing skills and theoretical understanding. Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$105

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Luella Plimmer
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7pm-9pm

Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials. This course is now FULL. There is still room in the weekend workshop

Fees: NZ$130

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WOODWORK MADE EASY (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ben Espinosa
8 Monday nights - Starts 30 July from 7-9pm

Learn wood working using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. Unfortunately this class has had to be CANCELLED for term 3.

Fees: NZ$105

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Woodwork Made Easy (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gareth Rees
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7-9pm

Learn wood working and wood turning, sharpening, tuning, using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. Unfortunately this class has had to be CANCELLED for term 3.

Fees: NZ$105

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Word 2010: Intermediate Plus

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Haddon
3 Tuesday nights - Starts on 4 September from 7-9pm

Come and learn how to use Tables, Borders and Shading, Styles, Table of Contents, insert in Headers and Footers, Mail Merge, Envelopes and Labels, Templates, Columns, Sections and Graphics.

Fees: NZ$75

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XERO BASIC: ( June)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 17 June from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$85

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XERO BASIC: ( September)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Saturday - On 15 September from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$85

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XERO BASIC: (August)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 5 August from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$85

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Xero Payroll & More 2018

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 16 September from 9am-4pm

Expand your use of Xero by using the new Payroll feature in this Wellington course.

Fees: NZ$85

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts 1 August from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts 2 August from 6-7pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release. This class is now FULL

Fees: NZ$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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ZEN ABSTRACT ART :

Tutor/Facilitator: Paula Kerslake
I Saturday morning - On 7 April from 9am-1pm

Explore and experience Zendoodle art using the practical art techniques of ink and watercolour. It’s time to tangle. Explore the freedom of using colour, expressive line, pattern and tangles to create your own beautiful Zen Abstract artworks. Unleash your inner creativity with some easy to learn techniques that are very relaxing and possibly addictive. Perfect for beginners and experienced artists who wish to expand their imagination, master new skills and have fun.

Fees: NZ$45

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