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Quails Pearls

Students will learn the beautiful process of taxidermy in this two day workshop.  Preserve your very own adult quail to be displayed under a dome.  Learn about skinning, washing, defleshing, preserving the inside of the skin, and making a body form using plumbers hemp. You will adorn and decorate your specimen in a lavish style with gems, pearls and chains to create a magical creature.CLASS INFORMATION For: AdultsDate: 20/05/2018 & 27/05/2018Time: 2 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am - 5.30 pm Fee: $470 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, borax, acetone, formaldehyde - Please bring your own lunch. - All materials are ethically sourced, where possible. - Please bring a box or bag to carry your work home in.- Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.

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Brewery Tours at Little Creatures

One shared belief when Little Creatures was just a twinkle in our eyes was that breweries over the years have hardly been the most romantic of places. Hidden behind big brick walls and imposing gates, very little was visible to the passing community. It is our ambition to change all that, to become an open and transparent Brewery that welcomes all walks of life to experience the wonder of brewing. Come on down, say hi and explore our little piece of brewing happiness. Not sure what style of beer is for you? Want to learn about all things brewing along…

Express Yourself

Learn to articulate what's inside through creative visual and written expression. Join this warm, joyful, social group as we nurture our mental health and sense of wellbeing. Using mindfulness techniques and creative processes, we'll playfully experiment with mandalas, zentangling, sketching and journaling.

Wu Tao Dance Beginners Course

Wu Tao - the dancing way to balance and flow. Work with the elements and meridians in this restorative sequence of dances for harmony and joy. It’s easy to forget what’s really important to us in the midst of a busy life. We all need ways to help us maintain emotional balance, peace of mind AND a healthy body. Wu Tao is a powerful yet gentle way to achieve this. A unique dance as therapy modality, grounded in the proven system of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wu Tao is an easy and joyful way to bring yourself back to centre. This…

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Travel Visual Journals

Keeping a journal is a great way to add some much-needed mindfulness into your day. It's a way to document your thoughts, feelings, what you're up to, where you've been and where you'd like to go. A record of your journeys amongst the real world as well as your internal ones.In this three hour class, Hannah from Mermaid's Coin will show you how to incorporate on-the-go techniques and creative composition ideas into your visual recordings. She will show you a variety of watercolour and mixed media techniques to create backgrounds, as well as spot illustrations to document your day. You will learn about which art materials to pack when traveling, and ways to bind loose pages together to create a bespoke journal.Hannah will show you how to start journaling, using suitable papers and give you some great suggestions for types of journals to buy. Please view the "what to bring" section as you'll be asked to bring some of your own images and references for this session. You don't need to bring your own journal as learning about paper quality first is important. About the teacher: Hannah (Mermaid's Coin) is a maker and illustrator who uses printmaking techniques and watercolours to create work that is vibrant, retro and fun. Her work is primarily concerned with capturing the coastal lifestyle of WA. She is a true waterbaby and has travelled throughout WA painting and surfing for years.What you will learn:-Introduction to techniques suitable for working in a small format, with limited space and time.-Specific Watercolour and illustration techniques such as resist, wet-in-wet and ink and wash.-Strategies for creating a cohesive page composition incorporating text, image, colour and collected items.What you will get:-Use of a wide array of painting and drawing materials, stationery and papers-Excellent instruction from a qualified and experienced art teacher and practitioner.-A light morning tea and good vibes guaranteed!What to bring:-Notes or photos of a trip or experience you would like to document in the class.-Totally optional: If you would like to start a new journal (exciting!!) Hannah recommends the Moleskin Watercolour Journal or Holcroft Spiral Bound notebook 225gsm. Paper quality is oh so important!What to wear:Closed toe shoes preferredAppropriate for all levels

Bookmaking Workshop

Spend an afternoon making beautiful handmade books as unique gifts of personal diaries. Bridget will show you how to bind, stitch, cover and assemble your own books made from leather and specialist materials. Personalise your books by hand embellishing. Take home 3 different books and a set of "how to' notes. Absolutely everything is provided. Date: Sat 26th May Time: 1pm - 6pm Cost:$70 + $45 materials fee.

Holistic plant based sports nutrition workshop

If you train or compete in some form of sport or just like to keep fit, then you will want to come to this workshop. A lot has changed since the old ‘carb loading’ days; this workshop will discuss the new research regarding sports nutrition and how to implement it using a plant-based, wholefood diet. Join Heath Daly, Naturopath and co-owner of The Raw Kitchen, with nutritionist Amy Lloyd, from Amy Lloyd Nutrition, for this in-depth exploration along with specifically crafted recipe tastings and demonstrations. Come and learn:     Which specific amino acids boost athletic performance and how to best ingest…

Make Your Own Ceramic Mugs with Sarana Haeata

Learn to hand build and glaze your very own ceramic mugs with artist Sarana Haeata across two-weekend sessions. In the first session, students will learn a slab technique to create the unique shape of their mugs. By the end of this session each student will have at least four cups ready for firing. In the second session, Sarana will guide the group through glazing techniques that will best achieve each participant’s individual design. Collect your mugs from Stackwood the following week ready for you to sip your morning coffee out of. This skill is easily transferable to your home space so you can keep…

Shut Up and Write

Join facilitator Gary McHugh in this democratic writing group. Writers of all genres and abilities are welcome to come and share their skills, swap ideas and be inspired to get writing. 

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Digital Parenting Workshop

Empowering parents to understand children’s digital behaviour and the Importance of digital supervision. Presented by Mim Stephens – BUZ Facilitator. In the workshop we will look at: Our own digital behaviour. How internet use and social media impact developing brains. How to create fair and reasonable boundaries. The importance of filters, settings and restrictions and how to work them. Social Media Apps – who is using them and how they work. Cyberbullying and how to protect and empower your kids. Workshop is designed or parents and carers of primary school age children. Hosted by Winterfold Primary School P&C    

ALcohol Inks

In this three hour workshop, art practitioner and teacher Monique Ford will introduce you to working with alcohol inks. A beautiful, free flowing and fun medium, alcohol inks can be used to create luminous, layered artworks emphasising colour, composition and balance. You will explore the properties of the ink and specialised papers, and learn to achieve vibrant effects with translucent and metallic colours . The possibilities are only limited to what you are willing to try!What you will learn:-The application of different alcohol ink colours and effects (including metallics)-How to create a successful, balanced composition-How to use layers to create depth…

Beginners taxidermy workshop

Students will learn the strange but beautiful art of taxidermy. Preserving their very own hatchling chicken to be displayed in a glass dome.  In this two-day, hands-on workshop students will learn this practical method of taxidermy.  Learn about skinning, washing, defleshing, preserving the inside of the skin, and making a body form using plumbers hemp. You will also have the option to add some ethically sourced stick insect wings to you're creation. (optional) CLASS INFORMATION For: adultsDate: 10/06/2018 - 17/06/2018Time: 2 day workshop starts @ 10.00 am 5.30 pmFee: $460 (This fee covers all supplies and tuition.) USEFUL INFORMATION - Chemicals, borax, acetone, formaldehyde, detergent.  - Please bring your own lunch. - All materials are ethically sourced, where possible. - Please bring a box or bag to carry your work home in. - Our studio is behind Paper Bird, go through the shop and down the alley to the Nature Play Courtyard.

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Relax Kids 2 Day Training

Ignite your passion, become a Relax Kids coach! Are you passionate about children’s feelings and happiness? Do you feel the education system is letting children down? Would you like the flexibility to spend more quality time with your family?   Uncover your brilliance and join our fun-filled two-day training:      •    Teach children positivity      •    Help them be happier      •    Support them to become more confident      •    Inspire them to feel calmer      •    Show them how to face life     •    Spread the Relax Kids magic!   “Do it, it will be the best thing you ever do. The course is well organised, clearly teaching you all  aspects of the course to confidently deliver the class.” — Sarah  A Relax Kids class includes warm up and movement, fun drama-based games, relaxing mindfulness games, stretching and breathing exercises, massage, affirmations and visualisations.  Classes take children from a high energy to a low energy and encourage them to relax while developing their creativity and imagination. Sessions support children’s mental and emotional well-being and give them tools manage stress and be more resilient, calm and confident. This course is suitable for those wanting to set up classes teaching Relax Kids, but also teachers, therapists, parents, yoga and dance teachers and anyone who works with children.  Start creating a happier generation with your FREE information pack: (http:// www.relaxkids.com/training-info-pack.aspx) 

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Make Your Own Woven Vessel with Sian Boucherd

Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving and take home your own functional work of art. Weaving is a wonderfully meditative practice that allows you to unplug, slow down and craft something with your own hands. In this workshop you will learn techniques to build and shape your own unique vessel to take home. We will be using ethically sourced raffia and other natural fibres such as cotton, wool and feathers allowing you to personalise your vessel. This workshop is perfect for those just starting out as well as those with some experience who want to expand on their skills…

Watercolour Succulents

The colours and sculptural structure of succulents make them the perfect subject matter for a gorgeous watercolour painting! In this three-hour workshop, artist, illustrator and surfer Hannah Katarski (aka Mermaid's Coin) will teach you the fundamentals of using watercolours and how to apply them in a quirky, illustrative style. In this fun and relaxed class, You will learn how to handle your brush to create crisp edges, mix and layer colours and apply line as an after effect. Inspired by the colours and textures of succulents, you will also experiment with wet-in- wet techniques and incorporate 'happy accidents' into a successful…

Liquidbred Beer Education Appreciation

Our 3 hour Masterclass is specifically intended for those wishing to expand their knowledge of what we have generally come to refer to as ‘craft beer’, while not excluding those who perhaps are coming to ‘craft’ beer as a potential novice. We will aim to demystify the primary differences between ale and lager and thereafter highlight the range of various expressions of both these major beer ‘families’. In a nutshell, this course is for those who have had their curiosity aroused and want to learn more. As with any course we offer, discussing and elaborating on what we are tasting…

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Workshops and classes

If you’re looking for creative or active things to do in Fremantle then taking part in a workshop or class is the perfect activity. Our listings include free yoga classes and raw food workshops to night classes at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Discover something new and fun to do in Fremantle.