Program

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Autumn Program 2024

 

 

Programs and Classes

 

Programs Activities & Classes

Art

Artful Dabblers — Hobsons Bay Arts Society

Monthly Activity Night — Hobsons Bay Arts Society

Pastel/Oil/Acrylics with Bill Kerr — Hobsons Bay Arts Society

On Location Sketching with Nancy — Hobsons Bay Arts Society

Social Painting Group — Hobsons Bay Arts Society

Creating Modern Icons - Drawings with Gold Leaf with Frantz Kantor’s Tooniversity

Visual Art Together - NDIS

Watercolour with Ted Dansey — Hobsons Bay Arts Society

 

Books & Writing

Pier Poetry Group

Talking Books

 

Textiles

Sewing 101

Sit 'n' Sew

   

Children

Art Playgroup Altona with Tegan

Fridays in the Garden - Art Playgroup Altona

Kumon

Theatrix

Werkz Theatre Dramawerkz

 

Fitness & Recreation

Chair Yoga

Tai Chi

 

Health & Well Being

Chatty Cafe Thursdays

Death Cafe

Folks Like Us

Fridays by the Bay

Peer Powered Gaming

 

FOR WOMEN

Tuesday Chit Chat

 

FOR MEN

B.O.B Group — Boys Only Barbecue

Kings of the Kitchen

 

ART

Artful Dabblers

Wednesday 7.15 pm - 9.15 pm

Come to create and be inspired in a friendly, supportive group atmosphere.  You can paint, draw, do textile or paper craft or try something new - the choice is yours!

$5.00 per single visit.  
BYO projects (untutored)

Contact: Kirsten 0417 056 762 

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 Monthly Activity Night 

4th Monday of the month at 7pm.

The Hobsons Bay Arts Society presents a series of monthly workshops by a guest artist. Sessions are open to all members and visitors looking to learn a new skill or technique.

Email Hobsons Bay Arts Society for more information: hbas@y7mail.com

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On Location Sketching with Nancy 

Tuesdays 1pm | Cost $2 casual or $15 for term.

Nancy Belyea hosts this popular outdoor sketching group that concentrates on capturing the likeness of local people and scenes. The group learns new techniques in an informal setting. Meet in foyer at Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre.

Phone Nancy Belyea for more information on 0411 350 435.

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Pastel/Oil/Acrylics with Bill Kerr 

Tuesday 10.00am–12.00pm | $15 per session

Oil, pastel and acrylic painter Bill Kerr teaches this art class. Bill has been painting most of his life and is a member of the Victorian Artists Society and the Pastel Society of Victoria. Bill has won many awards for his work.

Phone Bill Kerr for more information on 9398 3271.

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Social Painting Group

Wednesday 10am - 12pm | $5 per session

Hobsons Bay Arts Society

This friendly group comes together to create in a social setting.  Facilitated by local artist Gaye Pereira-Jackson. Bring your own projects (Untutored).

Phone Gaye Pereira-Jackson on 0415 469 225 to book or for more information. 

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Creating Modern Icons - Drawings with Gold Leaf with Frantz Kantor’s Tooniversity

Tuesdays 7pm—9pm

Embark on a creative journey like no other with our 10-week art course, "Creating Modern Icon Drawings with Gold Leaf." This unique course combines the traditional art of drawing with the luxurious touch of gold leaf embellishments, resulting in stunning and captivating artworks. Under the guidance of an experienced instructor, students will explore various techniques for incorporating gold leaf into their drawings, mastering the art of gilding to add a touch of opulence and brilliance to their artwork. From learning how to apply gold leaf seamlessly to experimenting with different textures and effects, participants will develop a deep understanding of this ancient art form.

Register

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  Visual Arts Together — NDIS

Wednesdays 10.15am-12.15 pm 

Thursdays 12.45pm-2.45pm

A weekly arts program for NDIS participants.  

Contact Vincenza via email at visualartstogether@gmail.com  

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Watercolour with Ted Dansey 

Monday 12.30pm | $20 per session

Join highly regarded artist Ted Dansey for this watercolour class.  Ted has exhibited in numerous solo shows as well as a number of group shows. He is a multi-award winning artist who’s latest wins include Best Watercolour 2017 Hobsons Bay Rotary Art show and ANL Maritime Art Award 2017.

Contact Ted Dansey on 0417 322 970 for more information.  

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BOOKS & WRITING

 

Pier Poetry Group

The Pier Poetry Group will provide an opportunity for people who love poetry (including song lyrics) to come together and share some poems or lyrics outlining why they enjoy a particular piece, how it makes them feel or think and a brief background on the poet or songwriter. There is no requirement for academic or scholarly analysis but rather a more organic response as to why we like a particular poem or lyric, presented in an informal way, that promotes discussion and reflection.

Fortnightly on Fridays from 9 February, 11.00am to 12.30pm.

The convenor of the group will be our Poet-In-Residence, Peter Roberts and the maximum enrolment will be 10 members.

People can enrol in the Pier Poetry Group via https://events.humanitix.com/pier-poetry-group or linktr.ee/ljac

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Talking Books

Third Friday of the Month, 10am to 11am

Bring along a book you have read to share with others in a relaxed setting.

FREE | No bookings required.

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TEXTILES

Sewing 101

Mondays 6.15pm to 8.15pm

Embark on an 8-week sewing journey led by expert instructor Amanda L.

Explore the art of stitching with hands-on lessons covering sewing machine skills, overlocking, fabric exploration and crafting chic tote bags and zipper purses. From garment repairs to creating your own t-shirt, this sewing course combines essential skills with creative projects. Unleash your sewing potential with us!

15 April to 3 June (8 weeks)

$220 or $180 concession (plus cost of materials and tools extra $50; not included in the booking).

Tickets

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Sit 'n' Sew

Tuesday 12.30pm – 3.00pm

Bring your knitting, hand sewing or bring any craft you have and join us for an afternoon of intense crafting activity. Phone 9398 2511 for more details.

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CHILDREN

Art Playgroup Altona with Tegan

A supportive and calm environment,
helping you enjoy being creative with your kids—knowing you don’t have to clean up afterwards!

Kids aged 1-5 years old

Every Tuesday 10AM-11AM

$20 per child, $16 for additional child

*Activity vouchers available for concession cardholders

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Fridays in the Garden - Art Playgroup Altona

Altona's art playgroup run by Tegan Farrugia (that meets Tuesdays) will also be running a garden session on the last Friday of each month.

We'll be outside, in a fenced off garden which is part of Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre in Altona. This will be relaxed, with multiple things happening at the same time for the kids to pick and choose what they would like to do.

Activities will be things like chalk drawing on the ground, window scribbles, painting, practicing using scissors to cut up leaves and flowers, stamping on plain butchers paper, walking around or finding a quiet place to sit with a colouring sheet, and more. 

It's a combination of nature play, sensory play, process art, and playgroup.

Kids aged 1-5 years old

A monthly art garden session on the last Friday of the month

(Session cancelled if weather permits)

Fri 23 Feb @ 10am
Fri 22 Mar @ 10am
Fri 26 April @ 10am
Fri 31 May @ 10am
Fri 28 June @ 10am

$20 per child, $16 additional child

*Activity vouchers available for concession cardholders

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3tOdnLQ

 

Kumon

Monday, Thursday and Friday 3pm – 7pm

'The Kumon Method is an individualised learning method. The starting point for each Kumon student is determined individually. Students start with the level where they can attain a perfect score by studying on their own.

The worksheets have been designed in a way that allows students to figure out how to solve problems on their own. If students continue to study at their own pace, they will catch up with their school grade level and eventually advance far beyond it.'

Phone Patience Quist on 0404 898 765 for more information.  

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Theatrix

Fun filled learning and drama games galore. Theatrix is perfect for young thespians who strive to see their name in lights. This play-based drama program will explore common acting styles, show structures and performance techniques. Suitable for ages 8-12 yrs.

Tuesdays, 4.30pm—6pm From 31 January. Fees apply

Contact Mia 0413 494 587 dramawerkztheatre@gmail.com

  

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 Werkz Theatre Dramawerkz

Stimulate creativity, spontaneity & imagination while building performing skills.

Saturdays 10am - 12pm — 13-17 year olds

Contact Mia 0413 494 587 dramawerkztheatre@gmail.com

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 FITNESS & RECREATION

 

Chair Yoga

Want all the benefits of Yoga but getting up or down from the mat is a challenge then come and try Chair Yoga.

Wednesdays, 3pm to 4pm |  $5 per session

Commencing Wednesday 17th January

No bookings required, just drop in

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Tai Chi

Join instructor Siew for a morning session of Tai Chi. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that has multiple health and wellbeing benefits and is often described as a moving meditation.

Thursdays, 10am—11am & 11.15am—12.15pm.

Contact admin@ljac.com or 9398 2511

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 HEALTH & WELLBEING

Chatty Cafe Thursdays

Thursdays at 1.30pm

Join us for a relaxing cuppa and chat. No bookings required, just drop in.

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Creative Arts Therapy

Wednesday 6pm – 7.45pm

Art Therapy can enable true values, choices and blocked emotions to arise and be explored while providing anxiety and stress relief. Supportive! Insightful! Contemplative! Mairead is a professional Adult Counsellor, Art Therapist & Animal Assisted Psychotherapist.

Drop-ins welcome.

Contact Mairead 0401 649 967.

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Death Cafe

Last Saturday of the Month, 2pm-4pm

Join in a monthly conversation with people who are also interested in talking about death. While death is inevitable, it’s often a topic that is avoided or spoken about in hushed tones. The monthly Death Café
will be facilitated in a safe and supported setting, however Death Café is NOT a
grief support or counselling session. 

FREE – although donations are appreciated.

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Folks Like Us

Saturdays fortnightly at 3 – 5pm

LGBTIQ folks get social and creative in a safe and supported space.

contact gallery@ljac.com.au for fortnight dates and further info

 

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Fridays by the Bay

A weekly social activity group offering Centre based arts and wellbeing activities, guest speakers, lunch and a monthly outing.

Delivered in partnership with Hobsons Bay City Council, the program is open to Hobsons Bay residents aged under 65 and Aboriginal people aged under 50.

Places limited. For enquiries and bookings, contact admin@ljac.com.au or 9398 2511

 

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FOR WOMEN

Tuesday Chit Chat

A social group for women. Activities, guest speakers and good conversation. Drop in, no need to book.

Tuesdays, 1.30pm—3pm | Free 

No bookings required. Contact admin@ljac.com.au

 

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FOR MEN

B.O.B Group — Boys Only Barbecue

Join Doug  in cooking a barbecue lunch with this friendly & inclusive group. All men welcome; no booking needed.

Monday 12pm. Fortnightly starting 12 February. Cost: $5

Please phone 9398 2511 for information.

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Kings of the Kitchen

A cooking program for men of all ages. Join our volunteers in the kitchen at the Altona Senior Citizens Centre and learn, experiment, play, taste and take home what you cook.

Wednesday 10am – 12pm. Cost: $6 per week

Please phone 9398 2511 to book.

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