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Belconnen Arts Centre

Classes & Workshops

Visual, Music, Dance & Movement

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Creative Arts Workshops

Cartooning, Caricaturing and Creating
with Andrew Hore

Thursdays >
12 February-2 April &
7 May-25 June

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

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Cartooning, Caricaturing and Creating
with Andrew Hore

Thursdays >
12 February-2 April

Learn cartooning tricks and techniques including developing your own character and comic strip storylines and gag writing.

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The Meditative Art of Mandalas with Dr Suzanne Moss

February 15, March 8, March 15 & March 22

Worrying too much? Get calm and nurture your creativity at the same time with experiencing making your unique meditative mandalas and drawings over 4 afternoons.

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Art Soiree

Thursdays >
26 February-2 April &
14 May-18 June

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

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Eye to Hand Drawing Classes

Sunday afternoons >
26 April-17 May

Over 4 afternoons, Canberra based artist Genevieve Swifte will take you through a number of projects that will allow you to develop a keen eye, a confident hand and a series of observational drawings inflected by an imaginative and playful approach.

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Lino Block Printing: hand burnishing (Cards) with Christine Upton

Saturday 28 March > 11:00am–3:00pm

A step by step guide to creating your own notelets/cards using a technique you can do in your own home.

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Lino Block Printing: soft bed release (Wrapping Paper) with Christine Upton

Sunday 12 April > 11:00am–3:00pm

An opportunity to work with exhibiting artist Christine Upton and learn the techniques of soft bed release.

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Puppetry for Seniors with Marianne Mettes

Wednesday 17 June > 10:30am–12:30pm

Participants will learn the basics of bringing objects and a series of professional puppets to life.

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Puppetry for People with Disabilities with Marianne Mettes

Wednesday 24 June > 10:30am–12:30pm

Focus will be given to gentle movement, puppet choreography, interaction, improvisation, play and having fun.

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Mindful Marks with Delene White

Tuesday mornings > dates coming soon

Paint, draw and create individual pieces in different mediums that are inspired through touch, sight, sound and movement.

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IGNITE: Alternative Arts Academy

IGNITE > Alternative Arts Academy: Visual Arts (Applied)

Wednesdays >
8 April - 27 May &
15 July - 30 Sept
2:00pm – 5:00pm

Collaborative art for practicing or emerging artists identifying as living with disability or having experienced mental health issues.

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IGNITE > Theatre
with Robin Davidson


IGNITE Alternative Arts Academy: Theatre offers theatre skills training and professional development for people identifying as having experienced or caring for someone with mental illness.

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Music Classes

Shades of Monday

Tuesdays >
3 February-7 April &
28 April-30 June

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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Sing and Move with Memeza Gospel Choir from South Africa

Sunday 31 May >

Sing and move with the Memeza Choir from Soweto in South Africa.

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One off Dance Classes

Exploration classical Indian dance - Kuchipudi with The Indian Dance Centre

Find out about the origins and history of Kuchipudi dance, the significance and symbolism of the movements and learn Kuchipudi dance movements.

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Term Long Dance and Movement Classes

Burlesque Classes with Tiffany Blue

This course is a fun introduction to old and new burlesque with routines designed to teach you how to shimmy and sway like the greats of burlesque and also how to kick the shtick like a neo-burlesque provocateur.

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Curvy Yoga with Donna Penny

An accessible class for curvy students and those with physical limitations.

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Dance Independence - Ausdance Professional Class

Every Wednesday during term time, Ausdance ACT runs a low-cost class for local and visiting independent professional dancers.

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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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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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Get Fit Yoga with Yogasana Fitness

Improve your mental, emotional and physical fitness with this multi–level yoga class.

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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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Kathak Dance Classes with Ira Patkar

Kathak means emotive storytelling, through hands and facial expressions and, is unique for its footwork and circles whilst providing exercise to the whole body and mind.

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Ladies Dance Bootcamp with Canberra Dance Company

Have fun, keep fit, flexible and fabulous this Winter with Ladies Dance Bootcamp.

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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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Salsabor presents Zumba Classes

Zumba Latin Fitness classes for all ages.

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Taoist Tai Chi with the Taoist Tai Chi Society

Our beginner classes offer a friendly environment to learn this powerful art for better health.

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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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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)