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.

Art for All Abilities

Tutor Sheena Mathieson

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

Mondays  10.00am-2.00pm
Term 3 12 July- 13 September
Term 4  4 October – 13 December (no class 1 November)
Term Fees:  Full $432 Concession $393 NDIS $475

Fridays 10.00am-12.00pm
Term 3 16 July – 17 September
Fees:  Full $236 Concession $214  NDIS $259
Term 4 8 October – 17 December
Fees:  Full $259 Concession $236 NDIS $285

Span is resourced to fund NDIS clients with mild disabilities.

Thornbury Writers Workshop

Tutor Tania Chandler

This group meet 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.

Wednesday 9.30am–12.00pm
Term 3 14 July- 15 September
Fees: Full $248 Concession $225 ACFE  $87* NDIS $271
Term 4 6 October – 15 December
Fees: Full $303 Concession $275 ACFE  $87* NDIS $333

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.

Tuesdays 9.30am-11.30am
Term 3 13 July – 14 September
Term 4 5 October – 14 December (No class 2 November)
Term Fees: Full $275 Concession $250 ACFE $87* NDIS $303

Artistic Development

Tutor Katie Roberts

Artistic Development is a small, friendly, in-depth art class for people who want to deepen their knowledge and nurture a more creative life. This year students continue to focus on their own projects – from drawing portraits, to watercolour and landscape – I will teach a range of skills including proportions of the face, body, drawing trees, flowers, landscape etc. and various media depending on interest. You will need to supply your own materials, and work on projects at home too. Beginners to advanced welcome, please call to discuss if you’re interested.

Thursdays 6.00pm-8.30pm
Katie has postponed her classes until term 4


Tutor Marina Clark

In this course you 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! *ACFE eligibility criteria applies, no ACFE refund on cancelled classes.

Thursdays 1.00pm-3.00pm
Term 3 15 July –  16 September
Term 4 7 October – 9 December
Fees: Full $360 Concession $327 NDIS $396 ACFE $77

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