Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Creative Arts

Dates: 
Thursday, 4 February 2021 to Thursday, 4 March 2021
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Combining ink pen drawing with watercolour painting, this class will introduce you to these techniques to produce a sample and an artwork of your choice. This class will focus on tone and texture and producing clear washes. Some previous beginner experience with watercolours desirable.

BYO watercolour paint & No 8 round brush or larger.

Materials: $20 

 

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80 + $20 Materials
Dates: 
Saturday, 13 February 2021
Time: 
1pm - 5pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Garden. Entrance Lecke Place off Coquette St.

Make a sculptural bird from repurposed china and glass. The bird has a wing pocket in which petite succulents may be planted. There is a hanging facility at the back to allow for display on a fence or wall. The planter bird is 26 cm in diameter.

All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish.
Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For more details see: www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

 

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Dates: 
Thursday, 11 March 2021 to Thursday, 1 April 2021
Time: 
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Learn essential drawing skills using form and shape as a basis to produce artworks. Using real life objects we will look at combining elements in a drawing and how to best arrange elements to produce a unified drawing. Suitable for beginner to advanced beginner or as a refresher to get back into your art.

BYO Drawing pencils 2h, hb 2b, eraser.
Paper provided.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80
Dates: 
Sunday, 28 March 2021
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Garden. Entrance Lecke Place off Coquette St.

Make a Chook on a Stick from repurposed china and glass.
The mosaic is 26 cm in diameter.

All materials supplied. BYO china 'treasures' if you wish. Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For more details see:
See www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75.00

Health & Wellbeing

Dates: 
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 to Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come and join to learn the secret of a beautiful and healthy body.

Our Pilates class will give you a full body workout performed on a mat, realigning, strengthening and improving your balance.

Improve your posture, flexibility and balance, reduce neck and back discomfort, build bone and muscle strength, firm up your tummy and butt, and reduce stress in a relaxed and supportive environment.

BYO yoga mat and water bottle.

Tutor: 
Lila Smyth
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 to Tuesday, 30 March 2021
Time: 
10:45am - 11:45am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Join us in a non-competitive friendly environment for a traditional Hatha style Yoga class suitable for all levels - absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.

Alita will lead you through breathing techniques, gentle stretching and rotations of joints to release tension through the body and mind, plus energizing strengthening and balancing sequences to keep the body and mind sharp, healthy and harmonized. Class concludes with a guided relaxation to restore and rejuvenate.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$110 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 21 January 2021 to Thursday, 1 April 2021
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
ZOOM (a link will be sent via email).

Qigong is an integrated body-mind health practice originating from China encompassing physical postures and stretching, repeated flowing body movement, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The movements are easy to learn and accessible to everyone, require no equipment and are modified in case of injury/illness.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 28 January 2021 to Thursday, 1 April 2021
Time: 
9:30am - 10:30am
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Join us in a non-competitive friendly environment for a traditional Hatha style Yoga class suitable for all levels - absolute beginners to experienced practitioners.

Alita will lead you through breathing techniques, gentle stretching and rotations of joints to release tension through the body and mind, plus energizing strengthening and balancing sequences to keep the body and mind sharp, healthy and harmonized. Class concludes with a guided relaxation to restore and rejuvenate.

If you can breathe, you can do Yoga!
BYO water bottle, Yoga mat & blanket.

Tutor: 
Alita
Cost: 
$100 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Monday, 1 February 2021 to Monday, 29 March 2021
Time: 
5.00pm - 6.00pm (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Looking for a way to create a more balanced life and improve your wellbeing?

Come join our mindfulness class and switch off from the demands of life and experience simply being. Together we gradually unwind and give our bodies and minds the chance to rejuvenate and replenish.

Proved benefits of regular mindfulness/meditation practice include better intra and inter personal relationship, decreased stress levels, better concentration and mental clarity, improved emotional awareness, weight and blood pressure regulation.

No experience required.

Tutor: 
Linda de Marco
Cost: 
$90 full term, $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 4 February 2021 to Thursday, 1 April 2021
Time: 
11:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

4th Feb will be a free come and try information session.

Strength Training is not just for bodybuilders! Regular strength training benefits people of all ages, particularly those with health issues such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, arthritis and heart disease. Research has shown that weekly strength training reduces the risk of developing heart disease and stroke, as well as assisting with weight loss, improving balance, improving bone health and reducing the natural loss of lean muscle that occurs with ageing.

Tutor: 
Janet Ashton
Cost: 
$80 full term, $12 week
Dates: 
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Time: 
10:00am - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Qigong is an integrated body-mind health practice originating from China encompassing physical postures and stretching, repeated flowing body movement, breathing techniques and focused intention.

The movements are easy to learn and accessible to everyone, require no equipment and are modified in case of injury/illness.

Learn more about Qigong here.

Tutor: 
Paul Burns
Cost: 
$25

Community

Dates: 
Monday, 11 January 2021 to Monday, 29 March 2021
Time: 
10.00am - 12 noon (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub - 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Come along and enjoy good company, good conversation and the opportunity to make new friends.

Bring along your sewing, knitting or crochet patterns and projects and join us in the Hub overlooking the beautiful West Park.

New members very welcome.

No booking required, just turn up.

Cost: 
Gold coin donation