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.
For more information visit Neighbourhood house and Community Centres.
Intensive English classes
A six-week course, running Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, to improve your speaking, reading and writing in a supportive, friendly environment.
Classes start Friday 19 February from 10am to 3pm.
Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre.
Call: 9885 9401.
Cost: $117 (18 sessions).
Hear about the evidence-based health benefits of Nordic walking for all ages at our information session on
Tuesday 16 February from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Ashburton Community Centre
Call: 9885 7952
Three-hour sessions from 9.15am to 12.15pm Wednesday and Friday.
Five-hour sessions from 9.30am to 2.30pm Wednesday and Friday.
Childcare subsidy approved.
Bowen Street Community Centre
Call: 9889 0791
Cost on application.
Drawing with It Hao Pheh
Learn key elements and techniques of drawing, the fundamentals to any artistic practice each
Thursday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
Starting 11 February.
Camberwell Community Centre.
Call: 9882 2611.
Cost: $188 (eight weeks).
Italian for beginners
This class covers reading, writing, grammar and conversation.
Starting Monday 8 February from 1pm to 3pm.
Balwyn Community Centre.
Call: 9836 7942.
Cost: $156 (seven weeks).
Alcohol ink for beginners
Create beautiful and colourful pieces of art. No experience necessary.
Classes start Wednesday 3 February from 9.30am to 11.30am.
Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
Call: 9830 4214
Cost: $145 (two sessions)
Yoga for kids (5-8 years)
Children develop tools to connect with their emotions, build balance and flexibility, and improve spatial awareness and physical strength. Facilitated by industry leaders.
Tuesdays, 4.15pm to 5pm (six weeks).
Starting 16 February.
The Craig Family Centre.
Call: 9885 7789.
Persian cooking workshop
Embark on a culinary journey through the wonders of Persian cuisine in this hands-on class.
Sunday 21 February from 2pm to 5pm.
Hawthorn Community House.
Call: 9819 2629.
An introduction to the world of floristry.
Classes start Thursday 11 February from 7pm to 9pm.
Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre.
Call: 9853 3126.
Cost: $350 (seven weeks).
Learn to cook perfect paella on the barbeque and then enjoy a shared meal.
Friday 19 February – 6pm to 9pm.
Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre.
Call: 9890 2467.
Cost: $95 (single session).
Chinese brush painting
Learn how to use ink and colour to create paintings on Xuan paper (made from rice).
Classes run each Friday from 9am to 11am.
Starting Friday 5 February.
Trentwood at the Hub
Call: 9006 6590
Cost: $200 (eight weeks).