Tuesday

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February 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 on 9 February from 7-9pm

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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BOLLYWOOD DANCE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Vinod Kumar
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 5:15-6:15pm

Bollywood Dance is a combination of traditional and modern free style 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 and improves your flexibility and stamina

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Tuesday night - On 9 March 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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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 31 March 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$25

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COMPOSTING FROM A TO Z: Bokashi, Worms & Home Composting

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday night - On 2 March from 5-7pm

Household green waste makes up a ⅓ of our waste to landfills - why not compost it instead? Not only will you get brilliant soil conditioner and plant food you’ll also help papatuanuku by cutting down on how much waste is going to landfill! In this workshop you’ll learn composting from small scale suitable for homes without lots of space to systems that would suit a lifestyle block and everything in between! The class will be held at the Tawa Community Garden in Oxford St. Cancellation date if wet is 9 march

Fees: NZ$25

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 February 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!

Fees: NZ$60

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 March 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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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 9 February from 9:30-10:30am

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$80
Fees: NZ$55 - second fitness class taken in same term

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JAPANESE COOKING: Homestyle & Bento

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 17 November from 7-9pm

This will encompass both traditional ‘washoku’ cuisine, ‘yoshoku’ foreign-influenced Japanese food, and food from Kansai region (Osaka/Kyoto area). Also learn to prepare a variety of boxed meals from cute "kyaraben" to more formal traditional Japanese Cuisine. Bring your chopsticks, and a container to take leftovers home in.

Fees: NZ$75 - Fee includes all ingredients

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MIDDLE EASTERN MEALS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October 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$115 - Includes all ingredients

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MUSICAL KEYBOARD SKILLS: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Nate Geldard
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 7-9pm

Always wanted to learn the piano of keyboard! This is your opportunity for beginners.Get the basic skills in a fun setting. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time.

Fees: NZ$110

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 6-8pm

A course for those who have always wanted to learn NZ Sign Language. A Beginner course covering units 1-3

Fees: NZ$65

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POTTERY: Hand Building

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

Introduction to hand building with clay or extension for previous students. Techniques covered are pinch pots, coils, slab work and glazing. It should be noted that glazing will be done on the 7th week so it is important that students are able to attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. We will all be using the same clay. Clay, firing costs, and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how productive you are. Please bring $50 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutors 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 rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$170

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. 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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REIKI HEALING

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Some refer to this positive Reiki energy as life force energy and indeed it can bring new life to a stressed out tired body.

Fees: NZ$60

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SOIL BUILDING: Homemade fertilisers, pest and disease control, healthy soil

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday night - On 16 March from 5-7pm

Soil is the foundation of any garden. Healthy soils create healthy plants that are resilient to pests, disease and unfavourable conditions. In this workshop you’ll learn some basics on building soil health, creating homemade fertilisers and managing pests and diseases organically. The course will be run at the Tawa Community Garden in Oxford Street. Cancellation date is 23 March if wet.

Fees: NZ$25

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Spanish: Getting Started

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February 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$115

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October 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 / 42 Competition Sword

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 13 October 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 on 9 February from 7-9pm

This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums to suit slow, medium and faster tunes. Intermediate students will be able to learn new ways to get the best out of your ukulele Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$115

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WOODWORK MADE EASY(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn wood working, 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. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$115

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