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Belconnen Arts Centre

Classes & Workshops

Visual, Music, Dance & Movement

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Creative Arts Workshops

Creative Drypoint Etching with Jo Hollier

10 - 5pm

Sunday 18 October

Join local artist Jo Hollier for a day of creative drypoint etching, and learn the finer points of manipulating ink on the etching plate to produce images that can be either dramatic or delicate and full of atmosphere.


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Cartooning, Caricaturing and Creating
with Andrew Hore

Thursdays >
From 22 October

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


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Art Soiree

Thursdays >
6 August-10 September & 29 October-3 December

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 >
6, 13, 20, 27 September

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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Saturday 12 September 10am-4pm or Saturday 10 October 10am-4pm

This one day workshop will help overcome art anxiety and begin to unlock creativity by exploring what stops you beginning, progressing and creating art.

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Press Free Lino Block Printing with Christine Upton

1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday 8 November
& Saturday 5 December (2 session workshop)

Christine Upton's popular workshops return! Explore techniques of printing lino cuts using fingers and feet whilst learnig to design for elimination block printing.

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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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Dance and Movement Classes

Move to Self-Love expressive movement classes to celebrate You - Presented by Eva Damarjati

Move to Self-Love introduces expressive movement with music to explore You in a safe place.

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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 2015 special events program!

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    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 for Parking here