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 to discuss.

Carers are encourage to attend.

Proudly supported by Darebin City Council

Mondays 10.00am – 2.00pm

Term 3: 10 Jul – 11 Sep (10 weeks)
Term 4: 2 Oct – 11 Dec ( Span closed 6 Nov – 10 weeks)
Term Fees: Full – $518, Concession – $471, NDIS – $569

Fridays 10.00am – 12.00pm

Term 3: 14 Jul – 15 Sep (10 weeks)
Fees: Full – $242, Concession – $220, NDIS – $266

Term 4: 6 Oct – 15 Dec (11 weeks)
Fees: Full – $266, Concession – $242, NDIS – $293

Sewing @ East Preston Community Centre

Tutor   Marina Clark

This course will develop skills in on-line buying and selling for use in the workplace or to develop a business. This will compliment microbusinesses (at Span a microbusiness skill – sewing) and social enterprises, developing skills in on-line promotion and marketing.

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

Thursdays 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Term 3: 13 Jul – 7 Sep (9 weeks)                                               

Term 4: 5 Oct – 30 Nov (9 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.

Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.00pm

Term 3: 10 Jul – 6 Sep (10  weeks)
Term 4: 2 Oct – 13 Dec (10 weeks – No class 6, 7 & 13 Nov) 

Term 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 3: 12 Jul – 6 Sep  (9 weeks)
Fees: Full – $310, Concession – $282, NDIS – $340, ACFE – $97

Term 4: 4 Oct – 13 Dec (10 weeks – no class 8 Nov)
Fees: Full – $344, Concession – $313, NDIS – $378, ACFE – $97


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