Welcome to the 2019 Course Guide

The SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre offers classes as part of our mission and the purpose of our organisation. We do this in conjunction with many partners including all our tutors, a number of businesses and some Registered Training Organisations.

A special partner is Department of Education and Training with whom we have an agreement to support the training of people who are looking to improve their employment opportunities not their hobbies.

Key groups of people that the Department would like to see in our statistics are women, including young mothers, seeking to re-enter the workforce after a period away or those who have experienced family violence, adults who were early school leavers, indigenous people, low skilled and vulnerable workers, unemployed and underemployed people, people from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, people with a disability, young people who may be at risk of disengaging from community or education.

Our programs are designed to respond to emerging employment opportunities with a greater focus on the development of literacy and numeracy, interpersonal skills, practical training or hands on learning and work experience, as well as the development of small business enterprises. We embed broad skills such as flexibility, teamwork, and entrepreneurialism; and basic foundation skills such as language, literacy, numeracy and computer skills in our courses.

The intention with which people attend classes will help to determine whether concessions or support can be applied or given to the person to do the course. I understand most of our courses do support the development of the skills listed above. If you have any suggestions for other classes please let us know to help us grow the offering for our community.

Anne Brackley
SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre Inc

Tai Chi for Health

Learn the gentle and meditative movements of Tai Chi in a fun and supportive class. Tai Chi can help with balance, flexibility, overall fitness and mental health. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Tutor: Kathy Lanthois
Level: Beginner
Dates/times: Tues 5 Feb – 26 Mar (8 Sessions)
7.00pm – 8.00pm
Fri 8 Feb – 29 Mar (8 Sessions)
9.00am – 10.00am
Fee: $90 Concession $85

Cheese Making with Charlene

Interested in making your own cheese? This is a very relaxed way to spend a day. You may like to bring lunch to share and make new friends and make conversation. You will be asked to bring some kitchen equipment. Let us know if this is to lead you to a new career path.

Tutor: Charlene Angus
Level: Beginner
Dates/times: Sat 23 Mar (1 Session)
10.00am – 3.30pm
“Creamy Blue Cheese, Sour Cream, Cultured Butter and Ricotta”
Sat 11 May (1 Session)
10.00am – 4.00pm
“Mozzarella, 5min Mozzarella and Ricotta”
Fee: $100

Foundation Art Course – Discover the Artist Within (Level 1)

An Introductory or Refresher Art Course using drawing media for adults. No previous knowledge required. This course increases the skills of seeing and drawing and then introduces colour and various drawing media.

Tutor: Annette Playsted
Level: Beginner
Dates/times: Tues 5 Feb – 26 Mar (8 Sessions)
1.00pm – 3.00pm
Fee: $135 Concession $75

Media Art Course – Discover the Artist Within (Level 2)

An art course in Painting and Drawing for Adults who have completed a foundation course. This course aims to increase media knowledge in the techniques and processes of painting and drawing, improving skills and confidence.

Tutor: Annette Playsted
Level: Beginner+
Dates/times: Mon 4 Feb – 1 Apr (8 Sessions)
10.00am – 12.30pm
(No Class March 11 Labour Day)
Fee: $145 Concession $80

Advanced Workshop Program – Develop the Artist Within (Level 3)

This program is for hobbyist artists or art students who have studied at the intermediate level and want to further develop their knowledge and broaden skills and perceptions.

A challenge is set for each term to encourage the building of ideas to improve conceptual development and to encourage experimental media use to broaden and develop unique approaches to media. The course is designed to increase self-expression and perceptual awareness.

Tutor: Annette Playsted
Level: Intermediate
Dates/times: Mon 4 Feb – 1 Apr (8 Sessions)
1.00pm – 3.30pm
(No class on 11th March, Labour Day)
Tues 5 Feb – 26 Mar (8 Sessions)
10.00am – 12.30am
Fee: $145 Concession $80

Round Dancing

Round dancing is best described as modern social round dancing, and put simply is couple dancing a variety of ballroom rhythms – include waltz, foxtrot, jive, cha cha, rumba, tango, quickstep and more. No previous experience required. This is a non competitive recreational activity for all. In 2018 we danced rumba and cha cha, 2019 will see tango and foxtrot introduced. Come along and join us weekly. We welcome beginners for the month of February.

Tutor: Carol
Level: Beginner & Intermediate
Dates/times: Tues 5 Feb – 26 Mar (8 Sessions)
10.30am – 11.30am
Tues 5 Feb – 26 Mar (8 Sessions)
10.30am – 12.30pm
Fee: $70 (or $10 per session)