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Creative
Cooking, Gardening & Job Skills
Computer & Digital Literacy
One-off Workshops
English Language
Health & Wellbeing
Language
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PROGRAMS

Creative

CREATIVE WRITING

Have you always wanted to write creatively? Is there a story inside you just waiting to get out? Do you want to learn tips and tricks to get your pen moving? Introduction to Creative Writing is a relaxed, non-threatening way to unlock your inner writer. Whether your passion is poetry or prose, fiction or non-fiction, this is an opportunity to get your words on paper, improve your skills and have some fun along the way.

About the tutor:
Michael Winkler is one of Australia’s most versatile writers. He has published a novel, numerous non-fiction books, short stories, poetry, essays and book reviews.

When: Mon 9.30 – 11.30am
Term 1: 13th Feb – 27th Mar
Cost: $209 full/ $195 conc. per term (6 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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INTRO TO SEWING

Learn to sew from the very beginning. Over six weeks you’ll learn how to use a machine, and how to make a simple piece of clothing

When: Thurs 6.30 – 9pm
Term 1: 2nd Mar- 6th Apr
Cost: $223 full / $207 conc. per term (6 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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OIL PAINTING – STILL LIFE

Learn to paint with Maria Peña, Columbian-Australian Visual Artist.
Through a five session Oil Painting Course you will approach to the use of color and develop a sensibility for tones, intensity and value. Experiment combining primary, secondary and tertiary colors in order to bring volumes and to create a “STILL LIFE” composition on canvas.
At the end of the course you will have created your first beautiful Still Life Oil Painting on canvas.

When: Wed 6.30 – 9.30pm
Term 1: 22nd Feb – 22nd Mar
Cost: $335 full / $311 conc. per term (5 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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LIFE DRAWING

A new, short course to introduce participants to drawing the human figure. Our experienced will guide both beginner and more experienced students in capturing the human form on paper.

When: Mon 7 -9.30pm
Term 1: 17th Apr – 1st May
Cost: $160 full / $149 conc. (3 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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POTTERY DAY

Inclusive pottery classes covering all aspects of hand building. Fee includes materials and firing.

When: Thurs 1.30 – 3.30pm
Term 1: 9th Feb – 30th Mar
Cost: $285 full / $265 conc. per term (8 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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POTTERY EVENING

Learn hand building techniques to enable you to create func- tional or decorative pieces. Fee includes materials and firing.

When: Tues 6.30 – 9pm
Term 1: 14th Feb – 4th Apr
Cost: $353 full / $328 conc. per term (8 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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VISUAL ARTS TUESDAYS

Enjoy the freedom of working with mixed media – paints, pastels, inks and charcoals – and a variety of art forms, like printing, along the way.

When: Tues 9.30 – 12.30pm
Term 1: 7th Feb – 4th Apr
Cost: $289 full / $269 conc. per term (9 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle Street,. Brunswick

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VISUAL ARTS WEDNESDAYS

Enjoy the freedom of working with mixed media – paints, pastels, inks and charcoals – and a variety of art forms, like printing, along the way.

When: Wed 9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 8th Feb – 5th Apr

Cost: $289 full / $269 conc. per term (9wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle Street,. Brunswick

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Cooking, Gardening & Job Skills

THE COOK PROGRAM

A new course to develop skills and confidence around the preparation of food. Over 9 weeks, participants will gain an overview of different styles and types of cooking, as well as Food Safety certification. The objective of this course is to develop skills, social connection, and an awareness of pathways available to further study in hospitality 

When: Thurs 9.30am-1.30pm
Term 1: 2dn Feb – 6th Apr

Cost: $50 (10 wks)
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick
 

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GROWING PLANTS IN SMALL SPACES

Don’t let a lack of space stop you from growing your own veggies, herbs and flowers. If you have a balcony, a courtyard or a patio, there are ways you can maximize space to create your own little oasis.  In this hands-on course you’ll learn, amongst other things, how to grow food in pots and containers and what plants to grow and when.

When: Fri 9.30am-1.30pm
Term 1: 3rd Feb – 7th Apr

Cost: Free (10 wks)
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House
79 Jukes Rd., Fawkne
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RMIT: FREE CAREERS ADVICE

An RMIT/ Brunswick Neighbourhood House initiative providing individualised careers advice tailored to your needs.

Fill out the form carefully for registration –  The RMIT careers counsellors will contact you within 2-3 working days – appointments will currently be conducted via phone, email or online

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Computers & Digital Literacy

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS
face to face

An introductory computer class for people who want to learn basic computing.

When: Thurs 9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 2nd Feb – 30th Mar (9 wks)

Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House
79 Jukes Rd., Fawkner

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COMPUTERS EAL – face to face

An introductory computer class for people for whom English is another language.

When: Tues 9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 31st Jan – 4th Apr (10 wks)

Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House
79 Jukes Rd., Fawkner

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INTRO TO SMART WATCHES, PHONES & COMPUTERS

Get to know your new device in a stress free environment. We will guide you on how to use your smart watch, smart phone, laptop, computer or other device.

When: Wed 12 – 2pm
Term 1: 1st Feb – 5th Apr
Cost: Free (10 wks)
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House 79 Jukes Rd., Fawkner

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INTRO TO SMART WATCHES, PHONES & COMPUTERS

Get to know your new device in a stress free environment. We will guide you on how to use your smart watch, smart phone, laptop, computer or other device.

When: Tues 10.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 31st Jan – 4th Apr
Cost: Free (10 wks)
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: 18 Garden St., Brunswick

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English Language

ENGLISH FOR BEGINNERS
– face to face

A free, women’s only, beginners level English class delivered face to face in a friendly and welcoming environment. Two classes per week

When: Mon & Wed
9.30am – 11.30pm
Term 1: 30th Jan – 5th Apr
Term 2: 24th Apr – 21st June
(19 wks)
Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House, 79 Jukes Rd., Fawkner

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ENGLISH FOR POST BEGINNERS
-face to face

A free, women’s only post beginners level English class to further improve your English pronunciation and accent, learn new words and grammar.
Two classes per week

When: Mon & Wed 9.30 – 11.30am
Term 1 : 30th Jan – 5th Apr
Term 2: 24th Apr – 21st June
(19 wks)
Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility
Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House,
79 Jukes Rd., Fawkner

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION 4
– face to face

A free, women’s only class for participants wanting to develop their listening and speaking skills.
Two classes per week

When: Tues & Wed 12.30 – 2.30pm
Term 1:
31st Jan – 5th Apr
Term 2: 26th Apr – 21st June
(19 wks)
Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility

Venue: Fawkner Neighbourhood House,
79 Jukes Rd., Fawkner

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION 1 – online

For people wanting to develop their listening and speaking skills. The course includes an additional one hour of book work for each session.
This course is delivered online via Zoom. Three classes per week

When:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 30th Jan – 31st March (9 wks)
Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION 2 – online

For people wanting to develop their listening and speaking skills.
This course is delivered online via Zoom
.
Two classes per week.

When:
Two classes per week.

Tues & Thurs 9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1: 31st Jan – 6th Apr (10 wks)
Cost: Free
Subject to ACFE eligibility

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ENGLISH CONVERSATION 3
– face to face

For people wanting to develop their listening and speaking skills.
Two classes per week.

When:
Mon & Thurs 9.30am – 12.30pm
Term 1:
30th Jan – 6th Apr (10 wks)
Cost: $40 per term.
Subject to ACFE eligibility

Venue: 18 Garden St., Brunswick.

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Health and Wellbeing

CONTEMPORARY LINE DANCING

Try line dancing and exercise while you have fun to great music.

When:
Fri 9.30am – 11am, 27th Jan – ongoing
Cost: $6 per session
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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WORLD DANCE

Inclusive dance classes using Middle Eastern, North African, Greek and Turkish traditions. Whether you’re old or young, a beginner or an expert, you are welcome. Great fun, great exercise – this is belly dance, but not as you know it! Wear comfy dance or yoga gear.

When:
Mon 6.30 – 7.30pm
Term 1: 6th Feb – 20th Mar
Cost: $92 full / $86 conc ( 6 wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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MEDITATION THROUGH THE VOICE

Sacred Sounds from India
An encounter with your own voice, your divine & unconditional love. Some of the benefits of this practice are;
reduce stress & anxiety, helps to connect with the present moment, supports energy cleansing & discharge of blocked energies.


When: Fri 6.30 – 7.30pm
Term 1: 3rd Feb – 31st Mar
Cost: $147 full /$134 conc. per term (9wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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YOGA & MEDITATION TUESDAY AM

Strengthen, stretch and relax. Yoga tones muscles, increases energy and reduces stress.
When: 10.30am – 11.30am
Term 1: 7th Feb – 4th Apr
Cost: $152 full /$146 conc. per term (9wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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YOGA & MEDITATION TUESDAY EVENING

Strengthen, stretch and relax. Yoga tones muscles, increases energy and reduces stress.
When: 6pm – 7pm
Term 1: 7th Feb – 4th Apr
Cost: $152 full /$146 conc. per term (9wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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YOGA & MEDITATION THURSDAY EVENING

Strengthen, stretch and relax. Yoga tones muscles, increases energy and reduces stress.
When: 6pm – 7pm

Term 1: 9th Feb – 6th Apr
Cost: $152 full /$146 conc. (9wks)
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

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BNH WALKING GROUP

Meet new people and improve your fitness while you explore Brunswick on foot – finish up at a local café, so bring some money for coffee.

Start off from 18 Garden St., Brunswick.

When:
Wed 9.30am – 11.30am, 18th Jan – ongoing
Cost: $2 per session

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Workshops & Short Courses

LEARN TO CROCHET

A workshop for anyone who’s ever wanted to make that special rug but needs to learn the crochet basics. You will learn how to follow pattern instructions and how to do different stitches; how to weave in ends and to block and join squares together. Materials to get you started will be provided, along with notes on everything covered in the class.

When: Sat 9.30am – 12.30pm
11th Mar
Cost: $60 full / $56 conc includes a morning tea
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunwick

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FASHION UPCYCLING WORKSHOP

Get new ideas and learn how to give your old clothes a new look.

When: Sat 10am – 4pm
18th Mar
Cost: $20 full / $18 conc includes a light lunch
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.

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Inclusive

GENERAL EDUCATION – NUMERACY & LITERACY

A basic literacy, numeracy and life skills program for people with mild intellectual disabilities.

When: Mon 10am – 12:30pm
Semester 1: 23rd Jan – 3rd Apr
then 17th Apr – 26th Jun
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.
Cost: $247 (20 wks)
Subject to ACFE eligibility

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COLLABORATIVE ARTS

Working with different mediums and forms of expression, participants will develop and create collaborative visual arts projects.

When: Mon 1pm – 3pm
Semester 1: 23rd Jan – 3rd Apr
then 17th Apr – 26th Jun
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.
Cost: $177 (20 wks)

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Language

SPANISH CONVERSATION GROUP

Practice your conversational Spanish in a friendly and fun group. Spanish speakers of all levels welcome.

When: Wed 6.30 – 8pm
Term 1: 8th Feb – 5th Apr
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick
Cost: $183 full/ $171 conc per term (9 wks
)

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