If there is an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local neighbourhood house has a range of courses, classes and workshops to explore. Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group.
There are options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community. Get in contact with your local house and find out what they offer.
English as an additional language
Join our enrolment and interview day. Bookings essential for interviews.
When: 10 am to 2:30 pm, Friday 29 January 2021.
Drawing and thinking
Develop your drawing skills with a wide range of techniques.
When: 10 am to 12 noon, and 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm Fridays.
Cost: call for details.
Introduction to acrylic painting workshop
Find out if acrylic painting is right for you in this one-off introductory session.
When: 1 pm to 4:30 pm, Saturday 14 February 2021.
Cost: $86 (one session)
CCS approved childcare sessional
Three-hour childcare – 9:15 am to 12:15 pm and five-hour childcare – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Wednesday and Friday's.
Cost: on application
Ceramics is back in 2021
Multiple classes in hand-building and wheel-throwing with our professional ceramicists.
When: Classes start from 1 February 2021.
Cost: $340 (eight sessions) includes all materials and firing.
Watercolour (beginners to advanced)
Learn at your own pace with artist Deb Mawdsley. Tuesdays online.
When: Tuesdays online.
Occasional sessional childcare
Facilitated by qualified early childhood educators. Children enjoy a range of activities. Childcare subsidy available (CCS).
When: 9 pm to 2 pm, Monday to Friday
Cost: $72 per session
Hawthorn Community House
Explore all our wonderful classes and workshops on our website.
When: Term 1 commences Monday 1 February.
Cost: Free and low-cost programs available.
Create your own website
Learn how to create a professional looking website.
When: 1 pm to 3 m, Thursdays.
Cost: $80 (eight sessions)
Bee skep workshop
Make a bee skep with cane and straw using basketry techniques.
When: 10 am to 4 pm, Thursday 7 and Friday 8 January 2021.
Cost: $180 (two sessions)
School holiday program
Fun activities for primary aged school children.
When: 1:30 pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday 19 January and Thursday 21 January 2021.
Cost: contact us for details.
Download a copy of the full Short Course Guide at our Neighbourhood houses and community centres page.