Welcome to the 2018 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

Experimental Drawing Workshop

Level: Beginner
Tutor: Annette Playsted
Over two sessions, learn how to draw using a range of compatible drawing media. Suitable for both experienced artists and beginners. No experience is required, just enthusiasm.
2 Sessions
Time: TBA
Fees: TBA

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

Level: Beginner+
Tutor: Annette Playsted
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.
Dates: Mon, 5th Feb – 9th Apr
8 Sessions
Time: 10.00 AM – 12.30 PM
Fees: $145.00, Concession $80

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

Level: Intermediate
Tutor: Annette Playsted
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 their 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.
Dates: Mon, 5th Feb – 9th Apr || Tues, 6th Feb – 27th Mar
8 Sessions
Time: 1.00 PM – 3.30 PM || 10.00 AM – 12.30 PM
Fees: $145.00, Conc.  $80