Learn a New Skill

BABY QUILT: Square

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 25 September from 9am -4pm

Learn how to make a super quick baby quilt. Great as a beginner project.

Fees: NZ$90

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 2 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, bracelet and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns & diagrams. Crochet is a relaxing and fun craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$65

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 6 September from 7-9pm

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

Fees: NZ$65

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Digital Photography: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Geoff Marshall
6 Wednesday nights & 1 field trip - Starts on 3 August 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.

Fees: NZ$100

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HANDMAKING PAPER USING NATIVE PLANTS

Tutor/Facilitator: Rob Kennedy
1 Sunday morning - On 14 August from 9:30am-12:30pm

Paper comes from plants. Aotearoa has lots of really fibrous plants. So let’s make come paper from our local native plants. Come and learn how to make paper while making a new friend or two and developing a deeper appreciation for native plant resources. No experience necessary just a willingness to roll up your sleeves and get your hands wet! The paper we make takes a few days to dry and then will be posted back.

Fees: NZ$80 - Fee includes all materials

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KNITTING: Intermediate/ Improvers

Tutor/Facilitator: Elizabeth Allen
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 1 September from 7-9pm

Fees: NZ$65

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 1 August from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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LEARN TO SEW: Tote Bag

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 7 August from 9am-4pm

This course is a perfect opportunity to learn some basic sewing skills. You will learn how to read a pattern, how to cut out fabric, how to thread a sewing machine and change settings, basic sewing skills (straight and curved seams) and hand sewing as you work on constructing a bag. The pattern will be provided by the tutor; you will need to supply fabric, zip and thread. Students may bring their own machine or use a college Bernina).

Fees: NZ$90

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MAORI LANGUAGE & CULTURE: Level 2

Tutor/Facilitator: Jack Baker
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 2 August from 6-8pm

A course for those who have already completed level 1. ie 8 weeks A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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METAL JEWELLERY: Silver & Stone Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 18 September from 10am -4pm

. Stone setting is one of the most fun things you can do in a jewellery workshop – it’s a little bit magic, a little bit precision and one of the best ways to grow your skills. This is a one-day class where your creativity and all the techniques you learnt previously come together. We will be making a stone setting, soldering this on a ring and wearing it home. The silver for a ring and a stone setting is included in the course costs as are stones to choose from, copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. All tools are provided.

Fees: NZ$175 - Includes some materials

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Musical Keyboard Skills:

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts on 1 August from 6:30-8:30pm

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$115

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Thursday nights - Starts 4 August from 6-8pm

For those who want an introduction to NZ Sign Language then join this beginner class. Units 1-3 will be covered. A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 2 August from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed units 1-3 ie 16 hours of NZ Sign Language . It covers units 4 & 5 A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Tania Ali
8 Monday nights - Starts on 1 August from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have completed a 1B class in NZ Sign Language. Units 6 & 7 will be covered A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 20 August from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$90

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PARENTING WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND:

Tutor/Facilitator: Danette Muollo
1 Saturday morning - On 10 September from 9:30am-1:30pm

Feel like whatever you say is falling on deaf ears and want new strategies for parenting? Discover a fun approach to parenting and communicating using a strengths lens. We offer tips and tools to turn 'argh' moments to 'aha' moments and find the joy in parenting.

Fees: NZ$65

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PATCHWORK: Charm Bag

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

Learn to make this special patchwork bag in a day.

Fees: NZ$90

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PATCHWORK: Super Quick Baby Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 25 September from 9am-4pm

Learn how to make a super quick baby quilt. Great as a beginner project. There are two different style to choose from

Fees: NZ$90

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On Sunday 14 August from 9am-4pm

Have you found a garment that fits you well and you wish you could clone it? By learning to create a pattern from an existing garment you will have the skills to do so. In this course you will be shown how to create a pattern from an existing garment. You will then have an opportunity to apply this knowledge as you work on your own pattern/s for your chosen garment/s. Sewing and/or basic pattern knowledge is recommended as you should be familiar with terms such as seam allowance, straight grain, bias, darts etc.

Fees: NZ$90

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POTTERY: Intermediate Wheel Work (July)

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts 25 July from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. This class is limited to 8 students. This course is only for those students who have completed at least one Beginners Wheelwork class or have an equivalent amount of wheel throwing experience. The aim of the course is to extend students who can already centre and throw a basic cylinder, and will provide tuition to begin making pieces that are larger and with more complex shapes, such as vases, jugs, pots with lids and types of serving dishes. Please note that glazing will be done on the final week, so it is essential that students can attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. The costs for clay, firing and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how much a student makes. Please bring $40 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutor on the first night. Some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more. This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters clubrooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$185

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

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

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world has been proven to be highly effective by law enforcement agencies, protection services, and the military. The 3 hour session will be at an introductory level and will focus on civilian self defence. Unlike the military or police, the main intent for civilian krav maga is to: Minimise harm to oneself, stop the escalation of conflict by defending in a decisive manner, and also by escaping quickly at the very first opportunity

Fees: NZ$55

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Sewing for Beginners (Wednesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 3 August from 7-9pm

This class is for people who are wanting to gain confidence with a sewing machine. And those just starting can work through a project making a shopping bag to introduce them to the sewing machine and sewing techniques.A condition of enrolment on this course is that you will attend at least 80% of the sessions. The first time you enrol, you'll need to provide your National Student Number (NSN) or, if you don't have one, email a copy of your passport or birth certificate as proof of your NZ citizenship or residency to [email protected]

Fees: NZ$70

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts on 1 August from 6:30-8:30pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. 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$115

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SONGWRITING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Elisa Di Napoli
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 10 May from 7-9pm

This course has been CANCELLED. Some people think songwriting is a mysterious, unexplainable process. But luckily, those people are wrong. Like most things, writing songs is much easier when you’re equipped with the right tools. Like with any job the more tools you have and the better you use them, the easier the job is.

Fees: NZ$115

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 2 August 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$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 2 August from 7:45-8:45pm

This is for those who had taken the Beginners Taichi course for two terms and would like to improve, refine and develop their physical knowledge about taiChi. This class will concentrate on contemporary hand forms. 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$80
Fees: NZ$60 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 2 August from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills 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. No recycled timber allowed. This course will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed Davies St, Tawa.

Fees: NZ$165

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 4 August from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills 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. No recycled timber allowed. This class will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed in Davies St Tawa.

Fees: NZ$165

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 7 August from 10am-4pm

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$100

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