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Art and clay

Arts for health

Increase mental health, well-being, confidence and social connection through art.

Art for kids

Enabling children to develop their natural curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm for art.

Art for teenagers

A fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere where teens can create within a group of peers with similar interests to their own. 

Art MakerSpace

Draw, paint, pastel and be inspired and motivated by others in the group. 

Botanical illustration

Focus on flowers, fruits and plant features - for beginners or those with experience.

Clay MakerSpace

Join other potters in our well-equipped, light-filled clay studio. 

Exploring art styles and mediums

Discover your medium and your style - whether traditional or contemporary.

Japanese ink art

Create traditional Japanese sumie ink paintings and calligraphy on washi paper.

Leadlight and glass art for beginners & beyond 

Learn the beautiful art of leadlighting. If you have a project in mind this is the place to realise it.

Leadlight and Glass Art MakerSpace

Share skills and ideas whilst working independently in our well-equipped, light-filled studio. 

Learn to draw realistically

A structured course with local artist Lisa Nolan.

Life drawing co-op

Join other artists to share the studio and develop your skills in life drawing.

Mosaics introduction

Workshops for beginners and MakerSpaces to continue after catching the 'mosaic bug' from our experienced tutors. 

Mosaics MakerSpace

Design and develop practical and decorative mosaic creations in a social environment. 

Pottery for beginners and beyond 

Learn basic throwing, hand-building, glazing and decorating skills with our very knowledgeable tutors.

Studio Arts MakerSpace

An opportunity to share and learn in the company of others who love making art!! 

Watercolour painting

This short course covers three different aspects of the medium, building skills and improving technique in the process.

 

 

Books and writing

Creative writing - "Literary Optimists"

Join this established group for a 2 hour session to continue developing your writing style.

Second Wednesday book club

Discuss great books over supper.

Grant writing - for success

Got a great idea but no funding to make it happen?  Shape your 'elevator pitch' and learn the art of writing successful grant submissions from someone who understands both sides of the process. 

 

Career and business skills

Grant writing - for success

Got a great idea but no funding to make it happen?  Shape your 'elevator pitch' and learn the art of writing successful grant submissions from someone who understands both sides of the process. 

Introduction to horticulture

This 9-week short course will give you a taste of what it’s like to work in the horticulture industry, and pathways for further study. 

Marketing for makers

If you are a creative maker who wants to work on how to market your own unique hand-made product, this practical short, "essentials" course is for you. 

Resume writing

Learn what employers are looking for in a good resume.  Learn how to write your own resume from scratch or improve your current resume to increase the likelihood of getting an interview.

 

Community events and social activities

Modern Quilt Interest Group

This new group is being established and plan to meet once per month initially.  The discussions of this social group will focus around sharing ideas, and practical tips as well as personal or internet based modern quilt creations.

Red Hat Sparklers

If you enjoy meeting new people and visiting new places, then the Red Hat Sparklers group is for you.

Serendipity

Fortnightly activities and excursions for over 60s.

 

Crafts

Craft

Participate in one of our 'once off' craft activities or share your creations, inspiration and knowledge by joining a MakerSpace. 

Craft for a cause

A fun day (and night) of demonstrations, craft and show-and-tell. Bring your own project and have some uninterrupted ‘you’ time. 

Knitting and Crochet

Learn how to knit and crochet from the beginning or develop your skills for pattern reading and making a variety of stitches.  Understand how the stitches work and how to fix mistakes.

Mindful creations - infinity scarf

Design and make a beautiful and unique "infinity" scarf, learning basic design principles and sewing skills along the way.

Modern Quilt Interest Group

This new group is being established and plan to meet once per month initially.  The discussions of this social group will focus around sharing ideas, and practical tips as well as personal or internet based modern quilt creations.

Mosaics

Workshops for beginners and MakerSpaces to continue after catching the 'mosaic bug' from our experienced tutors. 

Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts MakerSpace

An opportunity to share and learn in the company of others who love working with paper! 

Sewing

Learn how to sew from scratch, refresh your memory, improve your confidence or learn more advanced skills. Join regular classes or one-off workshops that cover a variety of techniques.

Sewing and Wool Crafts MakerSpace

A place to sew, knit or crochet in pleasant company - share your skills, learn some new ones, be inspired.

UFO MakerSpace

For all of you who have UFOs (unfinished objects) in the cupboard.  Find some time and inspiration to pull them out and get them finished.  Have a chat and create locally as part of this new MakerSpace.

 

Dance and music

Discovering dance

A fun way to exercise with a friendly, relaxed group. Explore different dance styles and learn basic and intermediate dance techniques. 

Guitar

Join one of our guitar groups to explore this popular instrument.

Harp

Join a group to start learning how to play this fascinating instrument or improve your skills in a group environment with our well renown tutor.

Line dancing

Have fun and stay fit by being part of our friendly line dancing group.  Enjoy popular Country and Western music, learn line dancing basics in our beginner group, or extend your skills as part of the 'continuing' group.

 

Family

Write your own legal will

Gain an insight into what you need to consider, why it is important to document your wishes and how you can write them down in a way that is legal under Australian law.

 

Health and fitness

A conversation about dementia

A free public forum and Q&A.

Arts for health

Increase mental health, well-being, confidence and social connection through art. 

Qi Gong

Gentle movements, with awareness and breathing, to move the qi around the meridians of the body, releasing energy blockages and restoring balance.

Tai Chi

Improve balance and coordination and decrease stress.

Walking groups 

Get out and about, take in some fresh air walking at a leisurely pace with these friendly groups. 

Yoga

Nurture your body, mind and spirit

 

Home, cooking and gardening

Community organic vegie gardening

Come along and get your hands dirty in the Eltham centre community organic vegie garden.

Decluttering and home decorating

Start a fresh or renew your home.  Transform it into something pleases your eyes, your heart and your hip pocket.  Learn how to bring your ideas together to create a place that is great to come home to.

Join our retired restauranteur from the hills of Umbria to learn the secrets behind cooking some amazing Italian foods. Make gnocchi, ravioli, tortellini, pizza and even a traditional Italian Christmas feast in various workshops throughout the year.

Learn how to make your sourdough bread.  Understand what is possible and how the sourdough process works.  Take home a starter culture to continue exploring at home.

This 9-week short course will give you a taste of what it’s like to work in the horticulture industry, and pathways for further study.

 

Languages

Italian

Start your Italian language journey as a level 1 beginner or continue on with levels 2-4 all the way through to our Italian Amici group.

Spanish

Explore vocabulary, grammar, culture and expression in a fun and friendly environment. 

 

MakerSpaces

MakerSpace members receive a special discount when enrolling in Marketing for makers. 

Art MakerSpace

Draw, paint, pastel and be inspired and motivated by others in the group.

Clay MakerSpace

Join other potters in our well-equipped, light-filled clay studio.

Crafty Cats MakerSpace

Knit, sew, crochet, patchwork or chat.  This group is filled with various yarn and fabric crafters.

Just Xmas MakerSpace

Create beautiful items for gifts and home decoration while chatting and being inspired by other Christmas crafters in this group.

Leadlight and Glass Art MakerSpace

Share skills and ideas whilst working independently in our well-equipped, light-filled studio.

Mosaics MakerSpace

Design and develop practical and decorative mosaic creations in a social environment.

Needle Natter MakerSpace

Cross stitch, tapestry, embroidery, knitting, crochet and more. Natter while you stitch in this social environment.

Scrapbooking and Paper Crafts MakerSpace

An opportunity to share and learn in the company of others who love working with paper!

Sewing and Wool Crafts MakerSpace

A place to sew, knit or crochet in pleasant company - share your skills, learn some new ones, be inspired.

Sew Social MakerSpace

This group of avid sewers meet on a monthly basis to be inspired, complete their sewing projects and learn new skills.  The group have made anything from toys, tailored shirts, kids clothes, lined coats and even doona covers.

Studio Arts MakerSpace

An opportunity to share and learn in the company of others who love making art!!

UFO MakerSpace

For all of you who have UFOs (unfinished objects) in the cupboard.  Find some time and inspiration to pull them out and get them finished.  Have a chat and create locally as part of this new MakerSpace.

Seniors

Broadband for seniors

Broadband for Seniors provides a friendly environment where you can come and learn basic computer and internet skills to explore information on the World Wide Web and how to stay in touch with family and friends online.

Casual internet access for over 50s

The Broadband for Seniors lounge at the Panton Hill Centre is open for anyone who would like to come and use our large screen computers Monday - Thursday mornings from 9am-1pm

iPad for seniors

Apple iPads are fast becoming a part of everyday life.  Learn what these amazing gadgets can do and develop your skills and knowledge further in a small group.

Serendipity

Fortnightly activities and excursions with a friendly, social group.

 

Technology

Computer skills - back to work

Refresh your memory and update your Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook) and be ready to get back to work.

Computer tutoring 1 on 1

Develop your computer skills with a personal tutor.  If you are over 50 you can even do it through our Broadband for Seniors program for free.

eBay buying & selling

Clear the clutter at home by selling new or used items on eBay. Participants must have word processing skills and experience in surfing the internet.

Facebook

Find out what the hype is all about with Facebook.  Discover how to set up and improve your own personal facebook page.  Learn how to restrict access to your information and keep in contact with friends and family.

iPad

Bring your iPad for hands on play while exploring its many features. Different groups and activities cater for different learning needs.

iPad iMovie

Now you know your way around your iPad, explore how easy it is to make a movie.  Share your travel photos and videos with your family and friends in a fun, and engaging way that spans all generations.

MailChimp e-newsletters

Discover the functionality of this amazing free online newsletter portal which will help to keep you in touch with your clients, community group members or even your extended family and friends. 

Photobooks and canvases

Find out how to produce amazing coffee table books filled with your own photos with your computer.  Decorate your home with your own personalized canvases.

 

Under 18’s courses and activities

Art for kids

Enabling children to develop their natural curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm for art.

Art for teenagers

A fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere where teens can create within a group of peers with similar interests to their own.

Cartooning for kids

For kids over 8 years of age who want to develop their own cartoon characters. Get tips on how to draw faces, bodies and limbs giving expression and action to the drawings from Brett our well known local cartoonist.

 

Term 1 school holiday activities 

Stop motion / animation

For teens who want to develop their own cartoon characters and make them come to life through animation.

Teen cooking - gingerbread house

Build a gingerbread house to decorate yourself. Take it home and share the eating with your family and friends.

 

Qualification courses

CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community)

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment