Geelong West Neighbourhood House

Celebrating Diversity, Building Community

Current Activities

Creative Arts

Dates: 
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 to Wednesday, 6 November 2019
Time: 
7.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub

Learn how to paint with watercolours in this beginner friendly class.

Starting with how to stretch watercolour paper, we move through learning a variety of techniques. Designed for those new to watercolours or as a refresher to refine and practice existing skills, you will complete a different project each week.

Detailed list of required materials available on enrolment or by request. BYO Paper 300gsm cold press large sheet & brushes. Some paint available or BYO watercolour tubes.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80
Dates: 
Saturday, 26 October 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
The Garden Studio, Highton (Map supplied on booking).

Welcome Spring to your garden with this cute threesome. This cute trio will look stunning in a pot with a pretty plant. Begin or add to your flock of mosaic birds in the garden. Birds are 14cm and 8cm in diameter.

A sustainable craft activity. All materials supplied. BYO mosaic treasures if you wish.

Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For details see www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

 

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Dates: 
Saturday, 9 November 2019
Time: 
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Garden. Entrance Leckie Place off Coquette St.

Create jewel like mosaic fish to place in an existing bird bath or water bowl in your garden.

A sustainable craft activity. All materials supplied. BYO mosaic treasures if you wish.

Homemade cookies for afternoon tea.

For details see www.flockofbirdsmosaics.org

 

Tutor: 
Helen Millar
Cost: 
$75
Dates: 
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 to Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Time: 
7:00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub

If you would like to do more than sketch, this class will teach you the fundamentals of producing tonal drawings.

Focusing on rendering various textures, we will use graphite (greylead) pencils to understand tone. Beginning with tonal exercises we will move towards producing drawings of your own.

BYO: pencils 2h, Hb, B, 2b, 4b & Sharpener. Rubber and kneaded erasers, paper and other tools supplied.

Photo reflects techniques not the subject of the class.

Tutor: 
FelicityK
Cost: 
$80

Health & Wellbeing

Dates: 
Monday, 23 September 2019 to Monday, 16 December 2019
Time: 
1.00pm - 2.00pm (Except public holidays)
Venue: 
Virginia Todd Hall - Clarence 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: 
$130 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 to Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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: 
$130 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 to Tuesday, 17 December 2019
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: 
$130 per term or $12 per week
Dates: 
Thursday, 26 September 2019 to Thursday, 19 December 2019
Time: 
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub (as from October 3rd)

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: 
$130 per term or $12 per week

Community

Time: 
Alternate Tuesday afternoons - 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Venue: 
Geelong West Community Hub, 89 Autumn St, Geelong West

Café Care Connect is a support program for people caring for an elderly person or someone who has dementia to enjoy some social activities together in a supportive and welcoming environment.

It provides opportunities for carers and those they are caring for to join in a regular café style support group and enjoy delicious homemade food, information, lively conversation and fun activities.

It is an opportunity for people to meet others in a similar situation, share their experiences and make new friendships along the way.

For further information about this program please contact:
GWNH on 0467 692 921 or the Gateways Respite Coordinator on 5221 2984

A joint program between Gateways Support Services and Geelong West Neighbourhood House.

Dates: 
Monday, 23 September 2019 to Monday, 16 December 2019
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.

Tutor: 
Maggie & Faye
Cost: 
Gold coin donation

GWNH Business

Geelong West Neighbourhood House held its 2018 AGM on Tuesday 9 October, at 7pm, at Gateways Support Services, Albert St, Geelong West.

Membership of the new Committee of Management is as follows:

President  - Pam Virgona
Vice President – Lyn Morrison
Secretary – Maggie McNamara
Assistant Treasurer – Madeleine Wilson
Ordinary Members – Jason Brown, Deb Holmes, Helga Klischat, Joanne Brown, Rosemary Nugent, David Kearney, Ros Muir Morris

Thank you to former President – Sheila White, and former Secretary – Mary Budd for your work during the past year.

The new Committee of Management looks forward to managing the transition from an unfunded to a funded Neighbourhood House – and all the benefits this will bring to our local community.

Watch this space!