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Belconnen Arts Centre

Classes & Workshops

January-June 2014 program

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Creative Arts Workshops

Art as Meditative Practice 2 Dr. Suzanne Moss

Sunday 13 April > 10:00am–4:00pm

This course is for enjoyment, calm, a sense of fulfilment, to stimulate your creativity and focus through making and colouring forms grounded in ancient traditions.

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Cartooning, Caricaturing and Creating
with Andrew Hore

Thursdays >
8 May–26 June

Create your own cartoon characters and comic strips...learn how to draw caricatures!

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Starting Point with Nicolette Black

Thursdays >
15 May–19 June

Discuss exhibited artworks and then move to the classroom to delve into creating art!

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Third Tuesday Textiles with Ann McMahon

Third Tuesday of the month >
18 February–17 June

A special interest and social group that welcomes people living with disadvantage and disability.

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Drawing the Nude with Leigh D Walker

Tuesdays >
13 May–17 June

A relaxed and enjoyable opportunity to explore the many and varied aspects of Life Drawing. Each week you will work from the model to develop personal technique and understanding of how to draw the nude.

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Artspace with Nicola Lambert

14 May–18 June

Artspace will be a program of 2 hour workshops held over four, 6-week terms during 2014, led by local professional artist/tutor Nicola Lambert, who will guide participants in exploring and developing their creativity.

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Art Soiree

Thursdays >
15 May–19 June

Join art tutor and Julie Bradley for 6 evenings each of creative enjoyment developing and strengthening your artistic skills.

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Chinese Landscape Painting for Beginners 1 & 2
Raymond Kan

Sundays >
18 May–29 June

Learn how to create Chinese inspired landscape paintings with a unique and beautiful aesthetic.

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Solar Etching - The Easy Way
1 & 2
with Barak Zelig

Saturdays >
Class 1: 3 May
Class 2: 10 May

Solar plate etching is a quick, simple and safe alternative to traditional etching. It is a non-toxic method that will allow you to create prints at the comfort of your home or studio.

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Printing with and From Natural/ Made Materials with Gabriella Hegyes

Saturday 24 May > 1:00–5:00pm

Participants will enjoy a sensational 4 hours working with Gabriella, discovering  some novel and imaginative ways of printing, using found natural and made materials, to create plaques.

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Cyanotype Printing and Other Image Transfers with Gabriella Hegyes

Sunday 8 June > 1:00–5:00pm

Enjoy a cruise through Cyanotype printing! Create images on fabric and paper using this old photographic technique - the original blue print - with the help of the sun.

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Therapeutic Doll Making with Sonia Stace

Monday 30 June > 9:00am–4:00pm

This experiential workshop is designed to provide practitioners with knowledge and experience of the therapeutic benefits of doll making. Practitioners will also make their own therapeutic doll to take with them at the end of the day.

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Abstraction with Dr. Suzanne Moss

Focus on exploring the elements of visual language – materiality, mark, line, colour, shape and how artists compose these elements.

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First Wednesday Video Art Club
with Judi Power Thomson

First Wednesday of each month > 2:00–4:00pm

Enjoy a video lecture on a famous European artist each month, followed by a discussion.

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Music Classes

Hour Song — Singing for Seniors with Lindsay Nesci

Fridays > 1:00–3:00pm

You're invited! Join our informal group sing-along with versatile pianist, easy-to-see lyrics booklets and hundreds of songs of variety and taste from around the world. Share fond memories and great melodies from the 1920s to the 1960s. Requests welcome!

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Beginner Flamenco Guitar Workshop with Peter Williamson

Every second Sunday > 12:00–1:00pm

An opportunity for aspiring Flamenco guitarists wishing to learn flamenco guitar technique and to train in the discipline of live dance accompaniment as distinct from solo playing.

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Shades of Monday

Tuesdays >
4 February–8 April & 29 April–1 July

Shades of Monday is an acapella group relatively new to the Canberra music scene. Come along and join this wonderful choir!

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Dance and Movement Classes

That Place In Between – Master Classes for Dance Students and Teachers with Cadi McCarthy

This contemporary dance, choreographic and physical theatre workshop is based on the themes of the BAC dance residency by Cadi McCarthy & Company That Place In Between.

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Room to Move: Inclusive Community Dance

Monthly inclusive (open to people living with and without disability) community dance and movement sessions with a focus on improvisation led by a variety of skilled and experienced facilitators.

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West Coast Swing with Audacity Dance

Belconnen Arts Centre is home to Canberra’s award winning West Coast Swing dance studio, Audacity Dance. They have a reputation as one of Canberra’s top dance studio providing quality, fun dance tuition. 

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Dance for Life with tutors from Mirramu Creative Arts Centre

Stretch and tone your muscles, move the body from the inside out and feel your energy flowing.

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Hilal Dance with Rachael Hilton

Hilal Dance, earthy, fluid and rhythmic, takes it's shape from the folk dances of Egypt. Participants will be introduced to basic movement and training concepts.

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Hilal Dance with Natalie Poole

Melbourne based Natalie Poole will lead students on a journey to discover fluidity and flow through the foundation movements pendulum and scissor allowing expression to become the salient emphasis.

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Dance for People with Parkinsons

Enjoy the fun and challenge of working your brain, your body, your memory and your imagination in this fun filled hour.

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Dance Bootcamp with Canberra Dance Company

Dance Bootcamp is designed to take you from a novice with two left feet to a confident dancer in six weeks while also boosting your fitness.

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Clogging with Silver Soles Clogging inc.

Clogging is a fun tap dance activity, easy to learn, great exercise, a chance to make new friends, learn new skills, and be involved in Community events.

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Hip Hop, Samba and Dancehall Classes with Subsdance

Subsdance is proud to present a new set of dance classes. You do not want to miss out on these fantastic classes.

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Flamenco Dance by The Flamenco Centre

Arrestingly beautiful, the bitter sweet passion and complexity of Flamenco dance provides enormous scope for channelling your deepest emotions, be they joy or suffering.

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Salsabor presents Zumba Classes

Zumba Latin Fitness classes for all ages.

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Zumba & Bollywood with Canberra School of Bollywood Dancing

It is fun, silly, sexy and totally engrossing - you won’t even know it’s doing you good!

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There's a great range of upcoming events in Belconnen Arts Centre's 2014 special events program!

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How to get to Belconnen Arts Centre:

    118 Emu Bank, Belconnen, ACT [Google Maps]
    Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm
    Except for regular classes and special events
  • BUS:
    ACTION [Timetable Information] - 300 series buses to Belconnen, get off at Belconnen Community Bus Station and walk down to the Centre, or Route 45 directly to the Centre.
  • CAR:
    Enter eastern end Emu Bank from either Aikman Drive or Eastern Valley Way, from the western end off Joynton Smith Drive or directly opposite the end of Benjamin Way
    See Maps. Parking is available on Emu Bank, Westfield Belconnen and behind Nature Conservation House, or at the Centre (2 hours only)