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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 making with Jenny

Creativity is for everyone so prepare to go on a journey that will excite and invigorate the senses!

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. 

Contour drawing

Create naturalistic drawings through simple observation and the creation of lines, edges and contours. 

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 workshop

These workshops provide a step by step guide to this beautiful medium.

 

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

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. 

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.

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. 

 

Community events and social activities

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.

Mosaics

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

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.

Soy candle making

Learn about soy wax, containers, candle wicks, fragrances, colors, temperatures, and troubleshooting.

Soap making

Learn how to make some wonderful soaps using various techniques to take home and use straight away.  It is fun and creative.

 

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. 

Electric guitar building

Build your own electric guitar and learn much about electric guitars along the way.

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.

Financial life skills

Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to more effectively plan and manage your personal finances. 

 

Health and fitness

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.

Indian cooking

Learn how to cook a healthy North West Indian vegetarian meal from scratch using authentic ingredients.

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

German

Discover the German language.

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

All MakerSpaces are half price from 1 July!

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!!

 

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.

Shop online for Christmas

Explore the modern way of 'letting your fingers do the walking' and learn to shop online.  Like magic, you can complete all your shopping and have it arrive on your doorstep.  This workshop will show you how to stay as safe as possible online.

 

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.

 

School holiday activities

Bedroom banners

Create an amazing banner for your bedroom or a special function using paper crafting techniques and tools.  Bring a friend or make a new one as you chat with other like minded, crafty teens.

Soy candle making for teens

Learn all the ins and outs of soy candle making, experiment with color and fragrance and take home your creations.

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