Introduction to Fashion Sewing

with Meagan Knight


Course Overview Designed for adults looking to explore and expand their creative skills in fashion sewing, enabling them to seek employment or further study in the field of fashion. Students will learn and practise basic sewing techniques including seams, waistbands, zips and pockets. This course is an introduction to sewing and is designed to open up the world of fashion sewing for learners. Through this course students will begin to plan and understand the role design and creativity play in fashion and why different finishes are chosen for different garments. Please note: all equipment provided, but students will be required to purchased their own fabric. Specific areas covered:

• Seam finishes
• Pockets
• Waistband finishes
• Hem options
• Following commercial patterns
• Fabric identification
• Collars
• Fitting
• Alterations


Wednesdays 9am - 12pm

23 October - 11 December

$80 (ACFE eligible students only)

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One-to-one IT help

with Tim Beacham               

Individual computer support by appointment. Please see office for bookings.                           

Introduction to Visual Arts

with Suyin Lam

Learners will have a positive experience of adult education, in a supportive and caring environment. Through practical workshops, they will explore techniques and develop skills in a variety of artforms. Learners will build confidence and the ability to develop their artwork through mentoring within a small class size. Students will be able to manipulate materials, and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter in their artworks. Two fieldtrips to National Gallery and TAFE art studios are included. Specific areas covered:

• Drawing
• Painting - acrylic and watercolour
• Printmaking - relief and monoprinting
• Art appreciation, discussion of various artist styles and techniques
• Learning research skills, art themes, how to develop a body of work
• Working towards an exhibition - writing an Artists Statement and creating labels
• Workplace skills (punctuality, working in a group, organisational skills)
• Environmental sustainability (recycling materials, art studio safety, maintenance, correct use of tools & materials to avoid waste)


Tuesdays 1pm - 3.30pm

27 August - 17 September
15 October - 12 December

$110 (ACFE eligible students only)

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Public Internet Access

Come in for free use of our computers and internet when there are no classes being held. Practise what you have learned in class, surf the web or try social media. Ask our friendly volunteers for help.


Volunteer support with Andrew 

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm


Scanning and printing available. Photocopying by prior arrangement.

Charges apply.

Social Seniors


Social Media and Digital Storytelling. In partnership with Yarra Libraries.

Tuesdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm

2 July - 16 July


Basic Computer Skills: Photographic Art

with Tim Beacham

This course gives a good grounding in the skills needed for the advertising industry and any job that requires digital presentation skills. Students will use a range of computer software, starting with basic, progressing to a Photoshop equivalent and using presentation software.Students will have the opportunity to produce a photo book (ordered online).

Mondays 9.30am - 12.30pm

22 July - 16 September

7 October - 25 November (no class 4 November)

$85 (ACFE eligible students only)

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Intermediate English

with Steve Einfeld

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English as a Second Language for intermediate level students.

Learn more English vocabulary and grammar, improve your pronunciation, and practise your English speaking, reading and writing. For people who can speak, read and write some English and want to get better. This is a class for English improvement not a basic English class.

Bring a notebook and pen with you.



Tuesdays 1pm - 2.30pm 



Basic Numeracy and Literacy

with Bronwen Barton

Adult learners will have the opportunity to improve skills in basic numeracy and literacy. This course will help those who have struggled to stay in contact with formal education, especially during their schooling
years. This is not an ESL course.

Wednesdays 1pm - 3pm
24 July - 18 September
9 October - 13 November

$55 (ACFE eligible students only)

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Film Making

with Alix Jackson

Theory and practical aspects of film making. Learn how to tell stories in a variety New sign of ways, taking into account such things as shot types, storyboard, composition, editing and post production, using a mix of instructions, illustrations and practical exercises. All equipment provided.

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1 August - 15 August
$25 (ACFE eligible students only)

English as a Second Language

With Chris Opie

An informal class for those people wishing to improve their English through conversation, reading and writing, in a social setting.

Mondays 10.30am - 1pm
15 July - 16 September 
7 October - 16 December


Stop Motion Animation

With Alix Jackson

This course introduces participants to the basic elements of video production through practical exercises using Stop Motion Animation. Learn about the filmmaking process by creating your own stories. All equipment provided.

Thursday 10am - 1pmNew sign
29 August - 19 September
$180 / Conc. $145

Introduction to Power Point, Publisher and Excel

with Tim Beacham

Course designed to suit beginner or intermediate students. Classes will be slow paced and build on students existing learning, skills and understanding.

Tuesdays 10am - 12.30pm

23 July - 17 September

8 October - 26 November (no class 5 November)

$75 (ACFE eligible students only)

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Coding and Programming

With Tim Beacham

Learn to write simple programmes and understand how programming is used in the modern workplace.  New sign

Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm
7 May - 4 June
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with Laura Arrowsmith

This class will focus on cooking nutritious meals on a budget using seasonal produce and/or fruit and vegetables that are “less than perfect”. You wil learn how to shop within a budget, prepare and cook meals, and store food safely.              

Tuesday 9.30am - 12.30pm             
30 July - 17 September                    

Be Connected - Seniors Computer Club

Do you need to use technology to keep in touch with the world? Technology changing faster than you can keep up with? Don’t want to commit to a long term class? If you answered yes to any of these, this club might be just right for you. Our resident computer teacher will attend most sessions, but there will be volunteer and we hope, in time, peer help and support. To keep the price really affordable, we ask you to pay for sessions in advance and use them as you need.

Tuesdays 3.30pm - 5.30pm

$80 for 10 sessions

Basic Literacy through Cooking 2

Basic literacy skills are embedded into a fun and tasty course that strengthens participants' understandings of budgeting, and their capacity to plan nutritious meals. Specially designed for adults with a disability.

Wednesdays 9.45am - 12.45pm
24 July - 18 September
9 October - 4 December

$140 (ACFE eligible students only)

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