Get Creative 

 
 

      

It’s never too late to discover your artistic and creative side. Our tutors have extensive experience, are creative, skilled and well known in the arts sector.
Adult, Community Further Education (ACFE) is available. There is no refund for cancelled classes. ACFE fees cannot be paid through a NDIS plan.
Span is resourced to fund NDIS clients with mild disabilities. Span is not a NDIS provider but provides activities under NDIS plans.

Art for All Abilities 

Tutor   Sheena Mathieson     Woman-made website

Join Sheena, a practising artist and our team of volunteers in a program of facilitated fun and stimulating art-related activities. 

You will use recycled materials and your creativity in a variety of mediums, as well as enjoying excursions. 

This group is for adults living with or recovering from a mental illness, have a mild disability or a long term condition.  

NDIS eligible. Contact the Program Coordinator programs@spanhouse.org to discuss.

Carers are encourage to attend.

Proudly supported by Darebin City Council

Mondays 10.00am – 2.00pm

Term 1 29 Jan  – 25 Mar (8 weeks – no class 11 Mar)
Fees: Full $557, Concession $507, NDIS $613

Term 2:  15 Apr – 24 Jun (10 weeks – no class 10 Jun)
Fees: Full $697, Concession $633, NDIS $766

Fridays 10.00am – 12.00pm

Term 1: 2 Feb – 22 Mar (8 weeks)
Fees: Full $279, Concession $253, NDIS $307

Term 2: 19 Apr – 28 Jun (11 weeks)
Fees: Full $383, Concession $348, NDIS $421

Sewing @ East Preston Community Centre

Tutor   Marina Clark
 

This course will develop skills in sewing. Students will learn to thread a sewing machine, plan sewing projects, cut and sew basic projects. 

No previous sewing experience is necessary!

 

No mid-term enrolment available. First session orientation, course outline and safety.

 

Thursdays

Term 1:  1.30pm – 3.30pm
Dates: 8 Feb – 28 Mar (8 weeks) 

Term 2:  1.30pm – 3.30pm
Dates: 2 May – 20 Jun (8 weeks)  

Term Fees: Full $325, Concession $295, NDIS $358, ACFE  $84

 

Creative Writing 

Tutor   Tania Chandler

Develop your writing skills and build confidence with our fun and informative course. 

The focus is on novel writing, but the skills and techniques learnt can be applied to other styles of writing, such as short stories and personal narratives. 

Suitable for beginner to intermediate writers who are happy to give and receive feedback on their work in a relaxed and encouraging environment. 

Tania is a writer, editor and tutor, published in Australia and internationally.  

ACFE eligibility criteria applies. No ACFE refund on cancelled classes.

Mondays 9.30am – 12.00pm

Term 1 39 Jan – 25 Mar (8 weeks – no class 11 Mar)
Fees: Full $275, Concession $250, NDIS $303, ACFE $97

Term 2 15 Apr – 24 June (10 weeks – no class 10 Jun)
Fees: Full $344, Concession $313, NDIS $378, ACFE $97

Thornbury Writers Workshop

Tutor   Tania Chandler

This group meet weekly to share their writing experiences, give each other feedback, try writing exercises and read work from published authors for tips and inspiration. 

Guided by a qualified and published author. Members come from all walks of life and all levels of experience. 

ACFE eligibility criteria applies. No ACFE refund on cancelled classes.

Wednesdays 10.00am – 12.30pm

Term 1 31 Jan – 27 Mar  (9 weeks)
Fees: Full  $309, Concession $281, NDIS $340, ACFE $97

Term 2: 17 Apr – 26 Jun (11 weeks)
Fees: Full $378, Concession $344, NDIS $416, ACFE $97

A Novel in a Year

Tutor   Tania Chandler

Tania Chandler, the tutor, is a writer and editor published in Australia and internationally.

Now that we have your attention — we’re not really going to write a novel in a year. Sorry. Even experienced, professional authors usually take longer than that. However, if you are ready to commit to putting in the work, a year is a realistic timeframe for completing the first draft of a manuscript — the bones of a book, which can be fleshed out into a novel. In our year-long course you will receive the tools, support and encouragement to plan, write and edit a novel.

Wednesdays  2.00pm-4.00pm 

Full year 31 Jan -11 Dec (40 weeks – no classes school holidays)   
Fees: Full $1,056, Concession $960, NDIS $1,162   
                      

Term 1 31 Jan – 27 Mar (9 weeks)
Fees: Full $248, Concession $225, NDIS $272

Term 2 17 Apr- 26 June (11 weeks)
Fees: Full $303, Concession $275, NDIS $333

Term 3 17 Jul – 18 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full $275, Concession $250, NDIS $303

Term 4 9 Oct – 11 Dec (10 weeks)
Fees: Full $275, Concession $250, NDIS $303

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