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 for you to explore.
Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group. We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community. Get in contact with your local house and find out what we have on offer.
To find out what's happening in your neighbourhood, download a copy of the full Short Course Guide (PDF, 486 KB). Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries.
Run your own business
Learn the ins and outs of starting a business. Be inspired to begin.
When: 10am to 12.30pm, Tuesdays from 8 October 2019
Cost: $85 (8 sessions)
Learn to draw the human figure, proportion and form, light and shade, gesture and expression.
When: Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings
Cost: Free trials available
Oil painting class
Fall in love with oil painting! Learn basic through to advanced skills in painting with oils.
When: 1.30pm to 3.30pm, Tuesdays from 8 October 2019
Cost: $175 (8 weeks)
Individual computer help
Need more skills in using your Mac, phone or PC? One-hour sessions, various times and days. Call to book.
Cost: $10 per session
Clay time for kids
Join award-winning ceramist Leana Kim for an introduction to working with clay for kids aged 8 to 12.
When: 4pm to 5.30pm, Tuesdays from 15 October 2019
Cost: $225 (8 sessions)
Join us for a talk on what to plant in October by owner of Acorn Nursery, Tony Allsop. Talk will be followed by a “garden to plate” afternoon tea.
When: 1.30pm, Tuesday 8 October 2019
Come along and get strong in this floor-based Pilates class.
When: 9.15am to 10.15am, Thursdays from 3 October 2019.
Cost: $7 per session
Diabetes and diet
Join an inspiring and informative talk about diabetes, building confidence and empowerment to lead a healthy life.
When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019
Develop skills to operate your own small business.
When: 10am to 1pm, Fridays from 11 October 2019
Cost: $90 (10 sessions)
Holiday program – pet clicker training for kids
Introduce kids (aged 6 to 15) to a fun and effective way to communicate with your dog.
When: 9am to 10:30am, Friday 4 October 2019
Contemporary still life painting
Have fun learning to paint with bold brush strokes and wonderful acrylics.
When: 10am to 12pm, Fridays from 11 October 2019
Cost: $125 (10 sessions)
For more information, locations and contact details, see our Neighbourhood houses and community centres page.