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

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 to discuss.

Mondays 10.00am – 2.00pm

Term 3: 11 Jul – 12 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $373, Concession – $339, NDIS – $411

Term 4: 3 Oct-12 Dec  (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $411, Concession – $373, NDIS – $452

Fridays 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Term 3: 15 Jul-16 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $203, Concession -$184, NDIS – $223

Term 4: 7 Oct-16 Dec (11 weeks)                                                                    Fees: Full – $223, Concession – $203, NDIS – $245

Sewing @ East Preston Community Centre

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!
This course will also develop skills in on-line buying and selling for use in the workplace or to develop a business. 

Thursdays 1.30 – 2.30pm 

Term 3 14 Jul – 8 Sep (9 weeks)                                                                              Term 4 6 Oct-1 Dec (9 weeks)                                                                                    Fees: Full-$325, Concession-$295, NDIS-$359, ACFE-$81                       

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 – 12.00pm

Term 3: 12 Jul-13 Sep(10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $344, Concession – $313, NDIS – $378, ACFE – $97

Term 4: 4 Oct-13 Dec (10 weeks – no class 1 Nov)
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 9.30am – 12.00pm

Term 3: 13 Jul-14 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $344, Concession – $313, NDIS – $378, ACFE – $97

Term 4: 5 Oct-14 Dec (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $378, Concession – $344, NDIS – $416, ACFE – $97

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