Tuesday

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May 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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CROSS STITCH: BEGINNER

Tutor/Facilitator: Mary Trounson
3 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May 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 7 May 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 and 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 7 May 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 11 June 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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JAPANESE: Spoken for Beginners Level 1

Tutor/Facilitator: Kayoko Komori
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May from 7-9pm

You might be interested in Japanese culture, food, and manga or a short trip to Japan. If so, it is more fun to know Japanese language. Learn basic spoken Japanese, culture and customs and you can enjoy more of your interest. This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Japanese. You do not need to know Japanese alphabets first, as this course uses Roomaji (Roman alphabet). Let’s get started!

Fees: NZ$110

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Middle Eastern Cuisine

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May 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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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1B

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May from 6-8pm

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

Fees: NZ$65

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POTTERY: Hand Building April

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 30 April 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 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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PRACTICAL WOODWORK:

Tutor/Facilitator: Mark Hopkins
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 7 May from 7-9pm

Design, make or repair your own projects. Tools and equipment available in the workshop, you need to bring your ideas and materials. Assistance and guidance available so come along and make something worthwhile whilst learning new skills.

Fees: NZ$115

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May 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 7 May 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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TAI CHI INTERMEDIATE KUNGFU FAN

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 7 May 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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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May 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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TAWA & ITS BUSH RESERVES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gil Roper
6 sessions - Starts on 7 May from 7-9pm

A six-week course that provides the opportunity to learn some history of Tawa and its reserves. Sources of names, identification of native tree species, surveys done on lizard and bird populations as well as pest control in the reserves will feature. The course will include three guided walks. The bush walks will be in the weekends at times suitable for the course members. It is designed for people with no previous knowledge and for those who wish to extend their existing knowledge.

Fees: NZ$70

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 7 May 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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