Download Term 4 program here ENROLMENT Where classes are cancelled due to a lack of enrolments or unforeseen circumstances (such as extended lockdown), fees are refunded in full and participants will be notified by email. If you wish to withdraw from a course after it has commenced, you will be refunded pro-rata with an additional $8 administration fee charged. We completely understand that circumstances can change. If lockdown occurs, we will move some classes to zoom (ukulele and languages). Art classes will be rescheduled to other times in the first instance.
Enrolments can be made online through the links provided below or over the phone if you are unsure how to book online. Please call 5258 3367 for assistance to use online booking system. Alternative you can come in person to 3 Tobin Avenue, during office hours for assistance to book a class.
New! Reduction Lino Print Workshop with Pip Williams According to Pip, Mylinoprints are bursting with colour & energy. I like people to feel the emotion & share the memories conveyed in my prints of places I've visited or familiar scenes of garden, local spots, favourite pets or basically anything that " talks" to me. Every carved mark has a meaning & feeling. I like to work fast & have a certain rawness so that it does not convey an attempt at perfection (far from it)! Pip has shown in galleries in Geelong, Castlemaine, Ballarat & Ghana as well as being in many private collections.
BE QUICK!!Two half day workshops - Limited to 6 participants only- All materials are provided. Wednesday September 15th & 22nd 9.00am – 12.30pm Cost: $75 / $65 HCC Book:https://www.trybooking.com/BSRKT
New! Learn to Frame your Paintings Framing can be expensive so why not DIY framing using affordable tools! This is mostly a demonstration class with some hands on. You can video. A list of suppliers & tools provided. Friday September 17th 9.00 – 12.30pm Cost: $60 / $55 Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BSRLJ
Wednesday Watercolour with Nell Frysteen According to Nell, light does not exist for the painter as a tool, only colour and pigment. The illusion of light is created with colour. Nell takes a perceived visual field or object and translates it into coloured paint and shapes. Nell is a highly regarded mentor to a number of emerging artists on the Bellarine. Join award winning artist and highly regarded teacher Nell Frysteen in a class that suits your level. Whether a beginner or an experienced artist, one of the following classes will inspire you to explore and further your watercolour journey. Watercolour - Explore and be inspired - 8 weeks This 8 week course is aimed at those beginning or in the early stages of their watercolour journey. October 6th - November 24th Wednesdays 10.00 am – 12.30pm (8 weeks) Cost: $240 /$215 HCC Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTVNE A material list will be sent upon enrolment
Watercolour - progress your watercolour journey This 8 week course is aimed at artists with experience in watercolour who are looking to increase their skills October 6th - November 24th Wednesdays 1.30pm – 4.00pm (8 weeks) Cost: $240/$215 HCC Book:https://www.trybooking.com/BTVNH A material list will be sent upon enrolment
Friday Art with Ryan Brearley Join one of QNH’s highly regarded tutors who has instilled a passion for art amongst all his students. Australian Tonalist approach to Painting in Oils This course will teach students a way in which to observe and to record using tonal masses and colour. The method was advocated by Max Meldrum from the late 1910s and has been a method that many well loved artists, like Clarice Beckett, have used. The tonalist method presents a strong framework for students to document what they see, and with time, what they feel. Meldrum believed that a person did not require any special ’talent’, that anyone could be taught to paint provided they applied themselves diligently. Suitable for all levels.
October 8th, 15th, 29th, November 5th (4 weeks) Fridays 9.30 - 12.30 Cost: $ 150 / $135 Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTWIM Study of Artists Practice and Process This course will focus on the study of four Australian Artists from the Modern period and their different ways of working. Through guided exercises aimed at not creating copies of the selected artist work but understanding the artistic sensibilities of each will give you a greater appreciation of their work and can lead to innovation in your own work. The artists covered will be Clarice Beckett, Grace Cossington Smith, Margaret Preston and Grace Crowley. This course is best suited to people who have attended Ryans classes before but those with some experience are also welcome. November 12th, 19th, 26th & December 3rd (4 weeks) Fridays 9.30 - 12.30 Cost: $165 / $150 HCC (This includes a $15 materials fee to cover specialty equipment/materials not specified in materials list) Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTWIV Learn to spin with Pip Williams (2 half day workshops). According to Pip “I love to spin & knit my own creations (can't be idle). Seeing the raw wool & alpaca transform into sensuous skeins of colour & then into a wearable work of art is a very creative process. No 4ply for me! Join Pip in this fun and creative ‘makers’ workshop. BYO wheel & fleece if you have this. But it doesn’t matter. Pip will bring a wheel to demonstrate and get you started. November 9th & 23rd Tuesdays 1.30-4.00pm Cost: $65 / $55 HCC Book:https://www.trybooking.com/BTVNL
Sustainable Living and gardening
New! Create and maintain your worm farm Denis Walters has years of experience and knowledge of worm farming. This is a practical workshop on the ins and outs of establishing and looking after a healthy, productive worm farm and the benefits it can bring to your garden. The session will include a 20 min video of Denis’s own worm farming at home. You can also purchase a worm starter kit for $10 (minimum of 500 worms). When: Wednesday 6th October 5.00 - 6.30pm Cost: $25 / $20 HCC plus $10 for a worm starter kit (optional) Location: QNH Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BSAFT
New! Get to know your local indigenous plants. Sarah Roberts from Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery will introduce you to tools and techniques used to recognise and get to know your local native plants. Explore and identify plants in the local habitats of coastal dunes, dune scrub, Moonah woodland and saltmarsh. The workshop will begin in QNH, progress to an exploration of the plants in the dunes and scrub adjacent to QNH and finish with a walk on Swan Bay looking at saltmarsh species. When: Saturday 11th September 9.30am – 1.00pm (BYO lunch/snack) Cost: $45 / $40 HCC plus $10 for a worm starter kit (optional) Location: Meet up at QNH Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BSAGC
Electric Vehicles with Stuart Miller Design Solutions & friends Are you thinking of buying an electric vehicle but don’t know what to look for? Do you want to know how far you can travel, charging options and what technology is being installed now to support our transition to driving cleaner, greener cars? Are you thinking of a new or used vehicle and want to save fuel and maintenance costs? Join Stuart Miller, a passionate electric vehicle user, and find out about innovations in batteries and charging stations that are game changers. You will also get to check out a number of electric vehicle models such as the Nissan Leaf which will be on display at QNH as part of the talk. Tuesday 9th November 4.30pm - 6.00pm Cost: Gold coin donation Bookings essential:https://www.trybooking.com/BTWAX
Learn to Propagate and Grow Local Native Plant Species Join Sarah Roberts at Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery and learn to propagate local indigenous plants. In this workshop you will learn a range of propagation techniques including seed germination, division and cuttings. You will learn how to prepare propagation media, and maintain your propagated plants until they are ready for planting out. By the end of 5 weeks, you will be able to apply this knowledge at home for growing other types of plants such as vegetables and exotics. October 12th, 19th , 26th & November 9th, 16th (5 weeks) Tuesdays 9.00am – 12.00pm (BYO snack) Cost: $150 / $130 HCC (Includes materials and students will be able to take some seedlings home) Location: Meet at Queenscliffe Indigenous Nursery, 79 Nelson Rd Queenscliffe. Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTWBJ
Music classes and workshops POSTPONED TO OCTOBER - Drumming & Dancing Join Fred Kpakpo Addo a Ghanaian master drummer, dancer, multi-instrumentalist and a great teacher. He will introduce the drum, spiritual connections and the powerful history and messages delivered by his ancestors and culture through drumming, singing and dance. You will be guided through drumming rhythms, songs, dance moves and stories. Experience the energy, connection and joy that drumming and dance brings. All Ages Sunday October 24th Time: 2pm - 4pm Cost: $50 / $45 HCC Drum hire included in fees. Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BSBTM
Learn Ukulele with Jenny Gore Beginners – no experience October 25th - December 13th Mondays 1– 2pm (8 weeks) Cost: $90/$82 HCC Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTUTX
Continuing Beginners For those who completed the beginners course, have a good knowledge of basic chords and are ready to explore melody and harmony. October 25th - December 13th Mondays 2.00– 3.00 pm (8 weeks) Cost: $90/$82 Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTUUA Or October 25th - December 13th Mondays 7 – 8 pm (8 weeks) Cost: $90/$82 HCC Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTUUG
James Hill Ensemble Level 2/3 This group is for ongoing JHUI students levels 1-3 October 25th - December 13th Mondays 4.00 – 5.00 pm (8 weeks) Cost: $90/$82 Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTUUH
The Apple Family – Paul Jones Bring your Apple devices – iPad, iPhone or Mac computer – along to find out how the “Apple Family” is a seamless family of creativity, fun and work. Find out more about iCloud, ‘hand-off’ between devices and what is stored and where. Discover Apples free version of Word – ‘Pages’ - which is so easy to use, and it’s free. This is a two week course for two hours each week. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and get advice on using your own device. Oct 11th & 18th (2 weeks) Mondays 1.30 – 3.30pm Cost: $40 / $36 HCC Book here:https://www.trybooking.com/BTUUN
Bike Maintenance Bicycle Maintenance - General Bring your bike and learn to do bicycle maintenance with Wayne Stephens (Men’s Shed Bike Group member) such as replacing bike tubing and adjusting brake cables and gears Saturday November 6th, 9.30 – 12.00 Cost: $20 Book here:https://www.trybooking.com/BTXWE
YOGA - Hatha & Gentle Flow with Felicity Dales Start the week with movement for mind, body and soul. Monday Morning YOGA Mondays October 11th - December 13th Monday 9.30 – 10.15 Cost: $14 per casual session Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTYBW YOGA Flow Book 5 session discount Mondays 9.30 – 10.15 Cost: $60 (for 5 session discount) Book: https://www.trybooking.com/BTYCG FREE ONLINE YOGA SESSION - PLEASE GO TO OUR ONLINE CLASS PAGE
Heliotropia Wellbeing with Lisa Barker Lisa Barker from Heliotropia Wellbeing is an experienced educator and positive psychology practitioner. Join her for these inspiring and nurturing workshops.
Resilience and Wellbeing Workshop This 90-minute session will explore resilience and how we can bring it to life in practical ways. We will look at ‘ordinary magic’, a term coined by researcher Anne Masten who describes resilient people as those who are able to create good outcomes in spite of serious threats to adaptation or development. We will share ideas and strategies together and develop a personal mind-map for resilience. All materials included. Thursday October 14 1.30-3.00 pm Cost: $30 / $25 HCC Book:https://www.trybooking.com/BTYCQ Forest Bathing Walk for Wellbeing This 2-hour Forest Bathing walk will begin at the Point Lonsdale Playground. After a short introduction, we will wander along the headland track together and stop at various points to talk about the wellbeing effects of nature. We will be using our many senses to practise a whole-body mindful walking approach that allows us to leave behind any worries and immerse ourselves in our habitat. This experience will involve gentle walking on undulating ground and conclude with Japanese tea and a gluten free treat in a scenic spot. Saturday November 20th 2-4pm Cost: $40 / $35 Book:https://www.trybooking.com/BTYCV All materials included. Gratitude Crafternoon This is a session to share with a loved one you feel grateful for. It may be a friend, a family member, a child or grandchild, a niece or nephew. Together we will complete a craft activity which will then be given to our crafternoon buddy as a gift. As we make, we will chat and share what we are grateful for in our lives and our relationships. All materials are included and children that accompany an adult are free. (Booking is still required) Saturday December 11th 2-4pm Cost: $40/$35 Book:https://www.trybooking.com/BTYDB All materials included
FREE online: Monday Meditation Circle please go to our online course page
FREE INTRODUCTION TO PILATES WORKSHOP Come and try a free Group Mat Pilates with an experienced teacher Francesca Dudleyis a passionate and sensitive Pilates Movement teacher with over 15 years' teaching experience in the Pilates Method, including clinical Pilates and group Mat classes. She has taught throughout a number of different fitness and clinical settings in Melbourne. Fran has experience in a range of subject areas from pregnancy and Anatomy Trains/slings to shoulder and hip rehab, stretching, thoracic mobility, gait/foot analysis and Strength Pilates
Free Introductory Workshop at QNH When: Monday 11th of October from 11-12noon For Bookings: Contact Francesca on 0438851090 or via website: timeandspace.me.
ONGOING CLASSES at QNH WILL BE SUBJECT TO INTEREST - Friday afternoons, 1 - 2pm from October 15th October. Please contact Francesca to register your interest. Limited spaces available.
A one session introductory workshop to Genealogy Genealogy is a fascinating activity requiring only a large dose of curiosity and some time. Find out what Genealogy is all about and be introduced to the tools and steps to discover your family history and ancestors. Wednesday October 13th When: 2.00 – 4.30pm Cost: $25 / $20 Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BTVBD
Continuing Genealogy This 6 week course is for those who attended the introduction to Genealogy course or have undertaken their own significant amounts of research and are interested in exploring specific topics to assist in further research into their family history. October 20th - November 24th (6 weeks x 2hours per week) Wednesdays 2.00 - 4.00pm Cost: $145 / $135 Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BTVBH
Italian Language and Conversation
Language Classes with Louise StanleyContinue on your language learning path for when international travel returns or simply enjoy learning this beautiful romantic language with others. With years of experience at QNH, Louise’s classes are a favourite. Continuing Beginners Italian 1.5 hours x 10 weeks October 12th - December 14th Tuesday 9am to 10.30am Cost $234 / $210 HCC Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BTVAX Intermediate Italian 1.5 hours x 10 weeks October 12th - December 14th Tuesday 10.30am to 12noon. Cost $234 / $210 HCC Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/BTVBA
Our Interest Groups
Mixed Craft Group, Mondays 10.45 - 12.45
Book making Tuesdays fortnightly 10 - 12.30
Writers Group, Tuesdays fortnightly from 10am
Shedding the Blues Tuesdays, 10.30am
Stitches, Tuesdays 12.30 – 4.00pm
Painting Together, Wednesdays 9.30 - 12.00
Men’s Shed, Thursdays 9.30 -11.30am
Men’s Shed Bicycle Group, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9.30 to 11.30am
Mahjong Thursday 1.00 - 3.30pm
Men’s Discussion Group, Thursdays 2pm (zoom & face to face)
Interest Groups contribute $5/$4 concession per person towards refreshments and other amenities each time they meet. Newcomers welcome. Please phone us to find out more information about these groups and if numbers are capped.