Learn a New Skill

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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