Tuesday

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August 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$110

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, 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$115 - Includes all ingredients

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Tuesday night - On 20 August from 7-9pm

Resilience is an important character we want our children to have and is particularly important for the fast-paced world we live in. Children who do well in the face of adversity and hardship will have developed various coping and stress-management skills. Learn how you can share some of these with children and young people around you.

Fees: NZ$25

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CROSS STITCH: BEGINNER

Tutor/Facilitator: Mary Trounson
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Have you always wanted to try cross stitch but didn’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. You will learn the basic stitches and how to read a chart, while stitching a small design provided. You will also learn about suitable fabrics, threads and tools both essential and useful. Find out how to prepare your piece before you start, tips while you work, and how to prepare it to get the best result from the picture framer. The tutor will provide guidance in choosing your own project, that you will start in class.

Fees: NZ$45

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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 30 July from 10-11am

Tai Chi is an exercise that is effortless and fun for your body and mind. This is an art and an exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy, flexible, balanced, active, sociable and youthful. This class is most suited for SENIOR CITIZENS but anyone can attend. It will be held at the Tawa Community Centre.

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

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ESOL: Basic Conversational Group

Tutor/Facilitator: Margaret Seconi
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

Come to a friendly group and learn how to say and write your name, address and phone number; answer the telephone clearly; make appointments; read simple English and chat to your friends and work mates in clear basic Kiwi English. This is a good class for anyone new to English or who has forgotten the English they learnt at school.

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

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Family Trusts, Wills and Powers of Attorney

Tutor/Facilitator: Robert Brace
1 Tuesday night - On 20 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$25

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ITALIAN LANGUAGE: For Travellers and Lovers

Tutor/Facilitator: Antonella Sarti
7 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 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$100

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have already completed 1B ie 16 weeks of NZ Sign Language.

Fees: NZ$65

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 August from 7-9:30pm

This class is now FULL. Enrol for wait list only.This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY. 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 pots using pinch pots, coils and slab work methods. Materials and all firing cost are extra therefore $50 for clay, firing, and glazing materials is payable in cash to the tutors on the first night.

Fees: NZ$160

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August 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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Sewing for Beginners (Tues)

Tutor/Facilitator: Caitlin Henry
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August from 7-9pm

There is room in Wednesdays class. 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)

Fees: NZ$65

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Spanish: Getting Started for Travellers

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August 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$110

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 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$75
Fees: NZ$50 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate Kungfu Fan

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 6 August 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: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 6 August 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$115

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