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ow lear gr n and www.weahunter.com.au Ph 4925 4200 SPRING 2011 OCTOBER WHO WE ARE The Workers’ Educational Association HOW TO ENROL Hunter is an adult education organisation Choose your course carefully, noting fees, times and dates and established in 1913. enrol in one of the following ways: The Association has no party-political ON-LINE Complete your enrolment form with credit card or sectarian ties and welcomes all those details on-line. who wish to join its activities or assist in the pursuit of its objectives. This Code FAX Complete and sign your enrolment form including credit Our Term 4 brochure has proved card details and fax it to (02) 4929 6845. of Practice sets out the guidelines for the to be one of our most popular ethical conduct of the Association. PHONE (02) 4925 4200 and have your brochure and course editions each year. One of the code handy, with credit card details. Enrolments are accepted main reasons is that it heralds the OUR VISION from 8.30am until 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am until thawing of the winter chills and WEA Hunter is quality learning. 4.00pm Friday. releases the creative soul within us MISSION EMAIL ENQUIRIES firstname.lastname@example.org all in readiness for venturing out and learning something new. WEA Hunter enhances people’s lives by MAIL Complete and sign your enrolment form and send it, delivering quality learning, accessible to all. together with either a cheque, money order or credit card details, The other reason is that in this to: WEA Hunter, PO Box 1791, Newcastle NSW 2300 edition, we give potential 2012 CORE VALUES students the chance to enroll in Integrity - Innovation - Inclusion. CALL IN to our office and pay by cheque, money order, cash, some courses with a significant credit card or eftpos. SPONSORS OF WEA HUNTER discount; some of these will be Amalgamated Pest Control 150 King Street Newcastle (Cnr King & Brown) available online in a very flexible Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm learning environment; so check them Custom Fluid Power GCT Lasertech Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm out. Greater Building Society Also have a careful look at some of HunterNet the new Lifestyle courses for 2012 Mission Australia Employment and get in quick. Newcastle City Council Ben Grushka PMP Limited Executive Director RapidClean BA Dip Teach RTC Group Sign-A-Rama Silo Restaurant & Lounge Stuart & Dunn Office Choice Tri Benedict University of Newcastle No classes on public holidays Villa Clone Term 4 Monday 10/10/11 till 16/12/11 COURSE CATEGORY LISTING n Personal Development & Wellbeing ..............3 - 6 n Creative Arts ......................................................6 - 8 n Professional Development .....................................9 n Home, Garden & DIY ...........................................10 n Languages.................................................................11 WEA Hunter gratefully acknowledges the support of the Federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, the NSW Association of Independent Schools and the Department of Education and Communities. 2 The information contained in this publication was correct at the time of printing (September 2011), but may change without notice. WEA PE RSONAL D EV EL O PMEN T AN D W EL L B EIN G Pilates The Philosophy of the Dalai PERSONAL Pilates is the ultimate mind/body exercise for Lama DEVELOPMENT those wanting to realign, streamline and tone The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, of Tibet ............................................. their bodies. Pilates is a series of movements that is a figure of respect, wisdom, humility and originate from your core but provide a whole compassion. In a world of violence, loss of faith Hair Secrets and Success body workout, improving posture, flexibility and and environmental disasters, he offers hope If you want fabulous looking hair without spending balance, enhancing your emotional wellbeing and and serenity. So what does he believe that too much time, effort and money, then Hair reducing stress and fatigue. Pilates can and does informs his peace of mind and good humour, Secrets and Success is not to be missed! This change the way you relate to your body and mind and why is Buddhism Australia’s fastest growing and how you carry yourself in the world. A pre philosophy? Discover the esoteric symbols and course is run by a professional Hairdresser, who exercise questionnaire is to be filled out prior to tools of Tibetan Buddhism. Experience simple, yet will provide you with all the tips and trade secrets powerful meditation practices. Buddhism teaches for getting gorgeous results at home. We will enrolment. that no matter our background, we are each the also explore what styles suit your face shape and 8 x Thur 13th Oct 6pm - 7pm creator of our own destiny. Our thoughts, words lifestyle; with personal attention on colour, updating Full $145.00 Code:1D660E and deeds create the experience that is our your look, styles for special occasions, and how future. True practice seeks to integrate spirituality to talk to your stylist. A practical demonstration Tai Chi for Total Wellbeing and happiness into your everyday life. will be given on how to do foils, and provide tips This 6-week course will give you an introduction 1 x Sat 12th Nov 10am – 3pm on low maintenance styles and how to care for to the ancient and unique form of exercise for Full $ 88.00 Code: 1D927D children’s hair. the mind and body. The practice of this art will 1 x Sun 16th Oct 1pm - 4:30pm help relaxation and develop a peaceful frame of Beating Emotional Full $65.00 Code:1D082W mind, while at the same time exercising the body, Eating 1 x Wed 30th Nov 5pm - 8:30pm making it beneficial in improving overall health. Your head might know what’s healthy for you, but Full $65.00 Code:1D082E Come along and have a little fun while you gain maybe your heart is involved in another agenda. some new vitality. Please wear loose, comfortable Anyone can get stuck in the pleasure and pain “I Karen gave us be trying at home. Well will definitely some fantastic tips which clothing. 6 x Mon 24th Oct 6pm - 7:30pm of using food to manage feelings – eating as a distraction, to ease boredom, to feel rewarded, or worth the price” VK Full $119.00 Con $114.00 Code:1D664E to comfort yourself in an emotionally fragile time. Discover how you can release yourself of the Natural face treatments and Reiki 1 chains of an emotional eating cycle. DIY makeup Reiki is a soft ‘hands on’ healing technique which 6 x Tues 11th Oct 7pm - 9pm can create an overall feeling of wellbeing. It can Full $129.00 Code:1D626E Learn how to apply makeup for that special day reduce stress, anxiety and create a balance in our making it simple and fun. This course will show lives. It has also been known to assist in physical Feng Shui for Everyone you the correct application of make-up, the Learn the areas of your home or office for health, and emotional healing. This is an introductory level use of a variety of techniques to enhance your wealth, career, luck and family. Every area holds a which will give you the tools to work with this features, and how to use colour compatibility. An key and you can learn how to enhance these amazing healing art. Your facilitator Ric Marley has additional fee of $15 to be paid to the tutor for areas with success. Discover how easy Symbolic been sharing in Reiki for many years. use of her make-up (optional), and a list of extra Feng Shui can be. Please bring a pen and paper. requirements are available upon enrolment. 1 x Thur night 17th Nov 6pm - 9pm A gift will be given to all participants attending. 5 x Tues 15th Nov 11am - 2pm 1 x Sat 19th Nov (inclusive) 9am – 3pm Full $160.00 Code:1D911E 1 x Sat 6th Aug 9am - 4pm Full $154.00 Con $149.00 Code:1D944D Full $95.00 Con $90.00 Code:1C913W WELLBEING “aRic is truly professional and wonderful Reiki Master. ESOTERIC ............................................. I learnt so much!” JT ............................................. Meditation Massage Meditation supports our physical, mental and Psychic Awareness Learn the basics of massage and you have the In a relaxed group environment Susanna, an emotional wellbeing. Learn to cultivate mindful power of relaxation in your own hands. By experienced psychic-medium, will help you tap awareness, equanimity, inner calm and compassion. relieving tension in muscles, the mind can also be into your intuition to enhance psychic ability. Just Also discover some interesting information about set free from stress and this will allow complete as with any other talent, intuitive or ‘psychic’ talents meditation philosophy and how meditation affects rest for your whole body. Includes some discussion may be developed to help awaken your own inner the brain. Throughout the afternoon, Karen Nicoll on anatomy for practical purposes and the voice. To assist we will be using simple exercises will introduce you to a variety of meditation application of massage techniques. Bring 2 towels, and visualisations to open up the inner knowing techniques and different traditions. Please bring a massage oil, sheet and pillow. lying dormant cushion. 7 x Mon 10th Oct 6pm - 8pm within us. 1 x Sun 16th Oct 2pm - 5pm Full $174.00 Con $169.00 Code:1D952E 4 x Wed 9th Nov 6.30pm – 8.30pm Full $55.00 Code:1D910W Foot Massage Full $100 Con $95 Code: 1D960D Meditation for Wellbeing Do you like having your feet massaged? Do you In our modern world, we seek the ability to live like to massage feet? This course is an introduction a stress free existence. Through this course, we to learning some techniques to help you learn the look at simple steps to assist in living a life of peace art of foot massage. Soothing, relaxing, invigorating. and wellbeing. Meditation can assist in balancing Come along and learn the benefits of this course all aspects of our life to enable us to live a life of to improve your lifestyle. Please bring along a natural beauty. pillow and two towels. 4 x Tues 18th Oct 6pm - 7:30pm 1 x Sat 19th Nov 9.30am -1 pm Full $79.00 Con $74.00 Code:1D915E Full $55.00 Code:1D953W P ER SON A L D EV EL OP MENT AND WELLB EI NG OUT AND ABOUT Abseiling at Glenrock Sea Kayaking on Newcastle ............................................. In partnership with Out and Harbour About Adventures WEA Hunter In partnership with Out and About adventures, Sea Kayaking at Norah Head presents an abseiling skills WEA Hunter presents a Sea Kayaking experience. In partnership with Out and About adventures, development session. This half Come and try paddling in our double sea kayaks WEA Hunter presents a Sea Kayaking skill day program introduces on beautiful Newcastle Harbour and view the development session delivered by qualified participants to the activity of city from a different perspective. All paddling gear instructors at Norah Head. Try paddling on Abseiling on Cliffs up to 15 metres high. supplied and you will be accompanied by qualified the open ocean at a sheltered launch site. All All activity and safety gear is provided and guides following a safety briefing/ instruction paddling and safety equipment is supplied and qualified guides will provide instruction and session. Participants to meet at Horseshoe Beach you will be accompanied by qualified guides. Skills ensure good technique and procedures are Carpark (Harbour side of Nobby’s beach) at include paddling technique/launching, landing and followed. Morning Tea will be provided. Students 8.45am. Morning tea included. fitting, releasing sprayskirts. Morning Tea included. are to meet opposite the Maintenance Shed, Participants to meet at the boat ramp just off HORSE SHOE BEACH Camp Rd Kahibah at 8.45am Maitland Street, Norah Head at 8.45am. 1 x Sun 13th Nov 9am - 12pm BOAT RAMP OFF MAITLAND ST GLENROCK LAGOON Full $80.00 Code:1D667X NORAH HEAD 1 x Sun 16th Oct 9am - 12pm 1 x Sun 4th Dec 9am - 3pm Full $75.00 Code:1D669X Outrigger Canoeing - Full $119.00 Code:1D661X Rock Climbing at Anna Bay Level 1 Abseiling in the Watagans In partnership with Out and About Adventures This enclosed waters paddle in a 6 person WEA Hunter presents Rock Climbing at Anna Outrigger Canoe will familiarise you with the craft, In partnership with Out and About Adventures basic instruction, and safety procedures. Enjoy a WEA Hunter presents an introduction to the Bay. Come and try rock climbing on Sea Cliffs in the Tomaree National Park. All activity and safety 90 minute paddle in Throsby Creek and on the activity of abseiling conducted by qualified guides Harbour Waters: experience a new view of in Watagans National Park. Suited to those who gear (including climbing shoes) will be supplied and you will be accompanied by qualified Guides. foreshore. Necessary paddling and safety wish to try this recreation activity under close supervision, participants will be encouraged to Skills in climbing and belaying will be developed equipment supplied. This activity is delivered by develop good descending technique, basic knots, on cliffs up to 15m. Participants are to meet at qualified OC paddlers and the length of the and the use of appropriate calls to communicate the Iris Moore Reserve, just off Morna Point Rd, session is suited to those with little experience or with belayers. Sections of cliff will vary from Anna Bay at 8.45am. limited time. Meeting place is on the grass area in 6 to 45 metres with participants determining IRIS MOORE RSVE MORNA POINT RD, front of Waterways/Water Police building Cowper their own level of challenge. Belaying and safety ANNA BAY Street Carrington. Activity is weather dependant. procedures will be strongly developed and all 1 x Sun 20th Nov 9am - 3pm OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB necessary equipment is provided. Participants Full $110.00 Code:1D665X 1 x Sat 12th Nov 9am – 12pm are to meet at the corner of Mt Faulk Rd and Rock Climbing in the Watagans Full $25.00 Code:1D670X Freemans Drive (north of Cooranbong) at 8.45am. In partnership with Out and About Adventures Outrigger Canoeing - WATAGAN NATIONAL PARK WEA Hunter presents a Rock Climbing experience. Come and try rock climbing on Level 2 1 x Sun 6th Nov 9am - 3pm Full $105.00 Code:1D662X the sandstone cliffs in the Watagans National Enjoy a 2 hour paddle in Newcastle Harbour Park. All safety gear (including climbing shoes) is waters from Carrington through to Horsehoe Abseiling at Gap Creek supplied and you will be accompanied by qualified Beach and back experiencing a new view of the In partnership with Out and About Adventures Guides. Participants will be taught basic climbing shipping and foreshore in a 6 person Outrigger WEA Hunter presents an abseiling skill techniques and will operate on sections of cliff up Canoe. Necessary paddling and safety equipment to 15 metres high. Belaying and safety procedures supplied. This activity is delivered by qualified OC development session conducted by qualified will be developed. Participants are to meet at paddlers where you will run through crew roles, a instructors. This activity is for those requiring a the corner of Mt Faulk Rd and Freemans Drive higher level of abseiling challenge and involves a safety review, safe water exit and entry, off beach (north of Cooranbong)at 8.45am. introduction to single and double craft water small section of canyon, several swims and finish with a 45m abseil over Gap Creek falls. MEET CNR MT FAULK RD AND drills. Meeting place is on the grass area in front of All necessary activity and safety equipment will be FREEMANS DRIVE Waterways/Water Police building Cowper Street 1 x Sun 30th Oct 9am - 3pm Carrington. Activity is weather dependant. Pre- provided. Participants are to meet at the corner Full $105.00 Code:1D665X1 requisite Outrigger Level 1. of Mt Faulk Rd and Freemans Drive (north of 1 x Sun 11th Dec 9am - 3pm Cooranbong) at 8.00am Full $105.00 Code:1D665X3 OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB Prerequisite: Students must have attended an 1 x Sat 19th Nov 9am – 12pm abseiling program in previous 12 months. Sea Kayaking on Lake Full $40.00 Code:1D671X GAP CREEK FALLS Macquarie 1 x Sun 27th Nov 8am - 4pm In partnership with Out and About adventures, Outrigger Canoeing - Full $119.00 Code:1D668X WEA Hunter presents a Sea Kayaking experience. Level 3 Come and try paddling in our double sea kayaks Review crew roles, safety review, around 2 hours on beautiful Lake Macquarie. All paddling gear paddle time. This activity is delivered by qualified supplied and you will be accompanied by qualified OC paddlers and weather dependant. Paddle guides on your trip around Pulbah Island. The to a sheltered beach Hulie (capsize) drill and an length of the session is suited to those with little OC6 paddle into open water (venturing into experience or limited time. Participants to meet deeper water if conditions allow). Solo OC 1 & at the Boat Ramp, Dobell Memorial Park, Dobell Drive, Wangi Wangi at 8.45am. All necessary 2 paddling off safe Beach 50 metres shore. Pre- paddling and safety equipment supplied. Morning requisite: Outrigger Canoeing Level 1 and 2. tea included. OUTRIGGER CANOE CLUB DOBELL PARK, DOBELL DRIVE WANGI 1 x Sat 26th Nov 9am - 12pm WANGI Full $40.00 Code:1D672X 1 x Sun 23rd Oct 9am - 12pm Full $80.00 Code:1D663X P ER S ONAL DEVELOPMENT AND WELLB EI NG STOCK MARKET ............................................. Tennis - Adult Clinics Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Traded Options (ETOs) Improve your knowledge and skills in tennis. Technical development playing drills and game This introductory ETO course will start by explaining the basic characteristics of Call and Put options, and play for all standards. Improve current or learn how they can be used to make money from shares moving up or down. Other strategies covered will new skills with your serve, forehand and backhand include hedging (insuring) your share portfolio from downward movements, passively selling Put Options drive, volleys, smash and more in a friendly relaxed to either lock in a lower than current market buying price into blue-chip shares or to gain income($), as environment. Associated competitions available. well as writing covered calls to gain extra income from existing shares held in your portfolio. Please bring a Bring your own racquet or one can be supplied. pen and paper. LAKE MACQUARIE TENNIS CENTRE BAILLIEU STOCKBROKING 6 x Mon 17th Oct 6pm - 7:30pm 1 x Tues 29th Nov 6pm - 9pm Full $120.00 Code:1D666X Full $54.00 Code:1D026X TOURS & TALKS WEA Sydney have a Discussion Group Program which is based ............................................. around the formation of small friendly home-based groups Wine, Cheese and of people wishing to discuss, learn and enjoy the active Chocolate Tasting Tour exchange of ideas online. If you live somewhere remote but have access to the internet you may wish to join one of these Sample the delights of the Hunter Valley with a variety of wines including red, white, sparkling and groups and participate. Please visit dessert. Pick up and drop off is at Newcastle, so www.weasydney.nsw.edu.au for more information. leave the car at home and enjoy the scenery and atmosphere of the vineyards. Tasting and lunch included. NEWCASTLE BUS TERMINAL Are you 1 x Sat 15th Oct Full $75.00 9.15am – 5.15pm Code:1D876W WEA Hunter has rooms available for hire looking for during school holidays and other occasions. a Classroom Rooms available include: or Meeting A 1. Sophisticated IT labs Great 2. Small and large classrooms Space? Day 3. Meeting rooms 4. Hall Out! For details please call Tanya on 4925 4200 for our competitive rates. A Out & About Adventures Great n Abseiling Day EXAM n Hiking Out! SUPERVISON at WEA Hunter will available ve n Kayaking be running some fun co mpetiti rates. n Cartooning Programs W n Cooking and more! for kids aged CALL US NO00 ON 4925 42 Contact our office 8-15 during the next for further information School holidays. on 4925 4200. P ER SON A L D EV EL OP MENT AND WELLB EI NG Attend one or more of these courses for $54 each OR save money and attend them all for $180 MONEY Wealth Creation and Accumulation AND How often have you heard someone say: ‘I just don’t know where my money goes’? Shane will show INVESTMENT you how you can create wealth and achieve financial independence. Issues that will be covered include: tax efficient saving; higher performing investment alternatives; negative gearing; salary sacrifice SERIES and tax minimisation. Suitable for people who are employed and looking to save and/or invest By Fiducian Financial Services existing monies more efficiently, and for those in small business. This session, a self-contained module, complements the session on ‘Understanding Investments’. Understanding Investments FIDUCIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES ............................................. 1 x Mon 14th Nov 6pm - 9pm Before you make important decisions about Full $54.00 Code:1D023X where your money is placed, you need to ensure that you have a sound understanding of some Stock Market Investing basic investment principles. You need to know Shane will clarify common perceptions and misconceptions about the stock market and give you a how different investments work, why you need sound understanding of the issues involved in buying and selling shares, understanding financial pages, to spread your investments, how to choose an taxation aspects including negative gearing, dividend imputation and how it can lower your personal investment adviser, financial jargon and product tax. This session is a self-contained module, however, most benefit from the session is gained if knowledge. All of this will be addressed by participants have attended the sessions on both ‘Understanding Investments’ and ‘Wealth Creation and Shane, so that you leave this session with the Accumulation’. confidence to make those important decisions FIDUCIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES about your hard-earned savings. This session is 1 x Mon 21st Nov 6pm - 9pm suggested as an excellent prerequisite to ‘Wealth Full $54.00 Code:1D030X Creation and Accumulation’. FIDUCIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES Successful Money Management 1 x Mon 7th Nov 6pm - 9pm Shane explores various investment strategies and their appropriateness to differing stages of life Full $54.00 Code:1D033X through a number of case studies. If you are just starting out, trying to reduce your mortgage, exploring greater investment opportunities, getting close to retiring, already retired or looking at retirement accommodation issues, this course is for you. Shane covers all ages (16 to centurions) in a course that perfectly supplements ‘Understanding Investment’, ‘Wealth Creation and Accumulation’ and ‘Stock Market Investing’. FIDUCIAN FINANCIAL SERVICES 1 x Mon 28th Nov 6pm - 9pm Full $54.00 Code:1D032X C R E ATIVE ARTS MUSIC & MOVEMENT Belly Dancing ............................................. An introduction to the exotic and beautiful art of belly dance. Discover the mysteries of the dance Harmonica for Beginners of the Middle East. A fun and low impact activity Have you ever wondered how those harmonica suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Come and Moving Along With Your Guitar players get those soulful sounds that touch get your shimmy on! Requirements list upon There is more for you to achieve. If you have the heart? This beginners’ course will take you enrolment. completed the beginners’ course or have basic through the techniques and styles used by Sonny 6 x Wed 19th Oct 6pm - 7:30pm knowledge of chords, then this is the course for Boy, Little Walter and James Cotton and skills Full $109.00 Con $99.00 Code:1D305E you. Enhance your technique in strumming, various needed to play blues, folk, country and rock. rhythm patterns to different time signatures, Please bring ‘Hohner Special 20’ brand harmonica Guitar for Beginners finger picking and arpeggios. Learn to read in the ‘Key of A’ (approximate cost $55 inc GST For people who have no experience in playing tablature and transpose chords. Experience the and is available from tutor). Please bring pen and the guitar. A guide to the most useful chords challenge of playing along with various Artists, paper. in every key; easy to read picture chords, with original CD. Enjoy your learning in a happy 8 x Tues 18th Oct 6pm - 8pm understanding and reading tablature, how to tune relaxed atmosphere. You will need: plectrum, capo, Full $169.00 Con $164.00 Code:1D287E and restring your guitar, and simple movement notebook, pen, pencil, display book and $30 to for learning finger picking and various styles of purchase song book from tutor. “I can’t believe that in the first strumming. Ensure your guitar is intact and do not change the strings around - 6 strings and 8 x Thur 20th Oct 6:30pm - 8pm Full $155.00 Con $150.00 Code:1D325E couple of weeks I was actually keys able to be moved are essential. Guitar with playing a tune.” nylon strings (classical) is preferable for beginners. Students need a very soft plectrum, capo, “Marg was patient and helped the class to go from ‘noise’ to notebook, pen and display book. 8 x Tues 18th Oct 6:30pm - 8pm Full $155.00 Con $150.00 Code:1D329E actual ‘music’. ” CREATI VE ARTS Silver Jewellery Making - Acrylics - Painting in Introduction the fields ‘Wetlands’ NEW Enjoy learning basic jewellery techniques with Learn how to paint using acrylics COURSE Joanne Herbert. These techniques use simple tools on canvas to take home ready to ART & CRAFT to create individual items of jewellery without hang on the wall. Your picture can ............................................. soldering. The skills you will be shown are basic be abstract or traditional style, and our design, sawing, riveting, wire work and finishing. tutor will take you through all the steps to creating Leadlight Suncatcher - Angel Information on workshop set up as well as tool a masterpiece. A requirement list is available on and material suppliers will be provided. A variety enrolment. Learn how to make your own decorative sun catcher. You will be shown how to leadlight, cut of metals will be available for you to use i.e. THE WETLANDS (SHORTLAND) glass and solder. A kit will be available for purchase sterling silver, brass, copper and nickel silver. Joanne 1 x Sat 19th Nov 9am - 5pm the tutor on the day, approx cost $30 for materials will supply the tools and will have metals available Full $99.00 Con $94.00 Code:1D715X and use of equipment. Materials list supplied upon for purchase. There is a tool hire and operating enrolment. fee of $15 per student to be paid at first lesson. Pastels Cost for materials will depend on what metal you During the day you will learn how to use and 1 x Sun 20th Nov 9am - 12:30pm choose and how much is used (May range from create a finished work using soft pastels and pastel Full $60.00 Con $55.00 Code:1D442W $2 to $100) pencils. Instruction demo will also be shown on Mosaic Terracotta Pot - Butterfly 6 x Tues 18th Oct 9:30am - 3pm the use of oil pastels. You will be assisted with your Full $315.00 Code:1D460D own choice of study. You have seen them in the streets of Hamilton “This course is for those people now you can make your own mosaic pot to dress 1 x Sat 3rd Dec 9:30am - 5pm up your garden, home or for that special gift. You Full $94.00 Con $89.00 Code:1D716W will learn how to cut, glue and put your design wishing to learn the art of quality together and finish off by grouting. You will use Oil Painting for Beginners jewellery making techniques to create tiles, glass beads and mirror to create a great Learn this technique in a surprisingly short space of design. Requirements list upon enrolment. your own individual pieces. ” time and create professional, interesting works of art. Complete one large painting. Wear old clothing. 1 x Sat 12th Nov Full $60.00 Con $55.00 1pm - 5pm Code:1D443W DRAWING & Requirements list on enrolment. PAINTING 2 x Sat 29th Oct 9:30am - 5pm Mosaic Glass Stepping Stone- ............................................. Full $149.00 Con $144.00 Code:1D727W Butterfly Glass, beads and glass stones. Learn how to cut Life Drawing - A Brief Discovery Water Colours - Birds glass and glue and grout to produce a magical A series of life drawing classes designed for the This class will cover most aspects of water colour decorative stepping-stone. List of requirements absolute novice as well as students with previous technique, while creating a finished work on the upon enrolment. Glass and beads to be purchased life drawing experience. During this course you day. You will learn brush techniques to create from Tutor on the day. will learn to ‘see’, as opposed to ‘look’. Utilising feathers and colour washes as well as perfecting your sense of sight with at least one other sense the art of detailed work. Instructions on “how to” 1 x Sat 12th Nov 9am - 12:30pm frame your masterpiece will be included. will enable you to draw the figure as it is and Full $60.00 Con $55.00 Code:1D444W to free yourself of pre-conditioned ideas and 1 x Sat 10th Dec 9:30am - 5pm Leadlight Mirror symbols associated with the human figure from Full $94.00 Con $89.00 Code:1D728W Learn simple techniques to create your own earlier drawing days. This is an enjoyable and decorative mirror. You will be shown how to illuminating course employing a life model each Landscape Art for Beginners leadlight, cut glass and solder in this workshop. A week. Participants must be 18 years or older Students will study the essentials of design kit will be available for purchase from tutor. Small because nude models will be used for portraiture. to create their own Landscapes. On course mirror (about A4 size but smaller) - approximate Requirements list upon enrolment. completion student’s will have developed their cost $45. Requirements list available upon 5 x Mon 17th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm own individual style. Course requirements will be enrolment. Full $175.00 Code:1D701E discussed in the first session. 1 x Sat 26th Nov 9am - 5pm 8 x Wed 12th Oct 10am - 1pm Mystery and Magic of Drawing Full $235.00 Code:1D452D Full $99.00 Code:1D445W Have you ever watched an artist pick up a pencil or brush and with a few lines create a wonderful Mosaic Workshop - Table Top life-like image on a piece of paper or canvas? At You will learn in one day the basic skills required first, it looks like magic, but this ability is not always for making a table top and all your mosaics, how to a gift but something that can be learned. Come cut, place, glue and grout the finished item. You are and develop your own ability and learn away welcome to bring in any unfinished projects to get the mystery so you can create your own magic help with. List of requirements upon enrolment. and become an artist. No previous experience is required. Materials will be discussed at the first 1 x Sat 22nd Oct 9am - 5pm session. Full $89.00 Code:1D446W 6 x Mon 10th Oct 6:30pm - 8:30pm Full $144.00 Con $139.00 Code:1D711E Room Hire Available for ROOM n SEMINARS n MEETINGS HIRE n COMPUTER TRAINING etc. For further enquiries please call our office on 49254200. C R E ATIVE ARTS WRITING PHOTOGRAPHY ............................................. ............................................. Travel Writing Digital Photography - SLR Do you love to travel, within Australia or overseas? Gain confidence using your SLR digital camera to You can write about your experiences and tap obtain the best possible shots in this 3 hour fun Photography as an into the large market for good travel writing. This course. Learn how to use your camera and what Art Form 2 - Level 2 practical course looks at planning, construction, the different controls and settings can actually do! presentation and sale of your writing, whether You will also discover the basic camera functions Take it to the next level. This self directed course you write about your local area, the national as well as how to navigate the camera’s menus. will take a deeper look into the technical aspects scene or more exotic locations. We also focus Bring your camera and instruction book. and concepts looked at in Photography as an on researching your story to ensure accuracy Art Form allowing for a better understanding of and interview techniques. You’ll discover which 1 x Tues 11th Oct 6pm - 9pm photography from a digital aspect learning it is not newspapers, magazines and book publishers may Full $55.00 Code:1D825E only technical ability but artistic inspiration and be interested in your writing and how to approach conceptual thinking. Bring the images you love to and work with them. You’ll have opportunities and Digital Photography - Aim and Snap life! Pre-requisite Photography as an Art Form - inspiration to work on your own ideas, so please Level 1. bring along some work in progress or the planning Using a ‘point and shoot’ digital camera, you can stages. attain the best possible shots in this 3 hour fun 5 x Thur 10th Nov 6pm - 8pm course. Learn how to use your camera and what Full $125.00 Con $120.00 Code:1D826E 4 x Mon 10th Oct 6pm - 9pm “ Full $144.00 Con $139.00 Code:1D780E the different controls and settings can actually do! You will also discover the basic camera functions His (Tutor) passion comes Creative Writing as well as how to navigate the camera’s menus. across to his class…, was fantastic. Have you always wanted to write but not known Bring your camera and instruction book. Would love to go to the next level how or where to start? This course offers carefully designed exercises which will fire up your creative imagination, 1 x Tues 18th Oct Full $55.00 6pm - 9pm Code:1D825E1 to learn more TB ” Photo Editing transform your experiences into words, and show you skills to give energy and clarity to your writing. “Really enjoyed it money. Great value for This course will enable participants to learn the There will be opportunities to read and discuss your work in class and look at where to go from ” JP skills of basic photo editing. By course completion students will be able to create abstract to surreal here. Photography as an Art Form - artworks. 4 x Mon 24th Oct 6pm - 9 pm Level 1 5 x Tues 11th Oct 10am - 12pm Full $144.00 Con $139.00 Code:1D782E Great photography is not only technical ability Full $165.00 Con $160.00 Code:1D827D but artistic inspiration and conceptual thinking. Basic Photography “ Karen’s knowledge, experience and enthusiasm gave me the motivation to This self directed course will allow you to bring the images you love to life! In the style of your Our tutor will teach you the basic concepts favourite photographer/photograph our tutor will of photography. By course end you will have start writing the book I have always created a set of photographs and have a better ” assist you to study and learn their compositional wanted to write.Thank you methods to increase your level of visual understanding of the basic concepts of camera sophistication and understanding to gain practical handling, composition, exposure and creative Creative Writing II experience. control of camera settings. You will also learn the valuable techniques of appraisal and critique. Bring How can you make your creative writing express 5 x Thur 13th Oct 6pm - 8pm your camera and have fun with this ‘hands on your ideas with freshness and clarity and enthral Full $125.00 Con $120.00 Code:1D824E course’. your readers so they will want to read on? Through exercises and discussion you will dig “ I felt that the Tutor was highly 5 x Wed 12th Oct 10am - 12pm deeper into your imagination and develop new skills to enhance your writing. You will examine experienced and knowledgeable MM ” Full $125.00 5 x Wed 12th Oct Code:1D835D 6pm - 8pm works by published authors and look at structure Full $125.00 Code:1D835E and plot design. Emphasis will be on developing your projects. Basic Photography 2 Take a deeper look into camera techniques and 4 x Mon 21st Nov 6pm - 9pm gain a better understanding of photography from Full $144.00 Con $139.00 Code:1D783E a digital aspect. Bring your camera and have fun with this ‘hands on course’. Pre-requisite is Basic Photography. NEW COURSES 2012 5 x Wed 9th Nov 10am - 12pm Full $125.00 Code:1D836D What’s coming up in 5 x Wed 9th Nov Full $125.00 6pm - 8pm Code:1D836E WEA Hunter will have some fantastic and • Ghost tours including Newcastle East End, Historic innovative courses coming up in 2012, so keep Watt Street Day Tour & Minmi Cemetery Tour for an eye on our website at www.weahunter. a spot of ghost hunting. com.au or look out for our Term 1 Summer • Latte Art brochure in January. Some of these include new • New tours and interesting courses such as: • Courses for the guys • Make your own natural face treatments • Much, much more PROFESSI ONAL DEVELOPMENT Senior First Aid Certificate - Buying and Selling on Ebay Workcover Approved Learn how to buy and sell locally, Learn all aspects of routine first aid in this Small Business Bookkeeping nationally or globally on Ebay. We all have enjoyable and informative course. Topics covered Designed to assist business decisions by developing something to sell millions of people just like include CPR for adults to infants; fractures, sprains, practical skills in financial management for small you are making money on Ebay. You don’t need and strains; bleeding control and burns, and what business operations. Topics range from setting any specialised knowledge learn how to buy, to do in a medical emergency like a heart attack, up and maintaining accounts, reconciliations, how to list an item for sale and how to avoid epilepsy, asthma and exposure to heat or cold. preparing and understanding financial statements, disappointment. Buy and sell with confidence. When you successfully complete the exam, you to budgeting and some taxation. Please bring Please note: Some basic computer competence is will hold a WorkCover and VETAB-accredited calculator and A4 notepad. required. First Aid Certificate valid for three years (CPR 1 x Sat 22nd Oct 9am - 4pm component to be renewed annually). 5 x Mon 24th Oct 6pm - 9pm Full $175.00 Con $170.00 Code:1D071E Full $85.00 Con $80.00 Code:1D011W 1 Sat & Sun 15th / 16th Oct 9am - 4pm Starting a Small Business Buying and Selling on Full $154.00 Code:1D595W Ebay- Advanced STAT Preparation Workshops Thinking of starting a business? Don’t know where to begin? Test your readiness and improve your Designed for people who are NEW COURSE STAT is a series of related tests designed to chances of success by attending this information experienced in selling on Ebay assess a range of competencies commonly session. At the end of this workshop you will or have attended Buying and considered important for success in tertiary study. be able to identify the steps in researching your Selling on Ebay with WEA. Many tertiary institutions in Australia use STAT business idea, its structure, legal issues, finances, Learn what’s popular by researching the market. results as part of their admissions procedure for and viability, competitors, customers and business Explore Ebay tools for sellers. Drop Shipping certain categories of applicants. WEA Hunter operations. You will also understand why planning explained. Tips on using couriers. For those who has developed a series of special workshops is so important and address the legalities required want to take selling from a hobby to a money to help students prepare for the STAT Multiple to establish a legally compliant enterprise. making venture. Choice. Offered as whole-day Sat workshops, Remember: most businesses don’t plan to fail, they the sessions are aimed to help students develop fail to plan. 1 x 5th Nov 9am - 4pm the skills, confidence and strategies to meet the 2 x Wed 26th Oct 6pm - 9pm Full $85.00 Con $80.00 Code:1D012W test requirements. The workshops involve group Full $84.00 Con $79.00 Code:1D073E discussions, tutor guidance and practice questions. Time management is also addressed, as well as Customer Service - Training and Speed Reading specific techniques for answering particular types Development At least double your present reading speed whilst of questions. Information is also available on UAC’s This course will motivate, strengthen and reinforce improving your comprehension, concentration and website at www.uac.edu.au or call (02) 9752 0200. acquired skills, encourage the development of new retention of information. An enjoyable, practical 1 x Sat 12th Nov 9:30am - 4pm skills, minimize complaints, increase job satisfaction, course which alters your outlook on reading. All Full $89.00 Code:1D324W build confidence and reduce stress. Topics covered participants work at their own pace. Workbook 1 x Sat 26th Nov 9:30am - 4pm include: customer perceptions and expectations; and use of specialised equipment included in Full $89.00 Code:1D324W1 rapport building; complaint handling procedures; course fee. body language; jargon; listening skills; feedback; lateral thinking; stress and more. Please bring 4 x Mon 10th Oct 6pm - 8pm Basic Counselling notepad and pen. Full $154.00 Code:1D018E Skills for Everyday Use 2 x Mon 24th Oct 6pm - 9pm Full $94.00 Code:1D006E In order to be able to offer safe and constructive 1 x Fri 28th Oct Full $94.00 10:30am - 5pm Code:1D006D Quick help as an employer, service provider, friend, family member or a volunteer, it is essential to have an and understanding of the counselling process and to Public Speaking develop the key basic skills. This course will focus on developing awareness of what counselling is Easy Job Practise impromptu speech making, proposing a vote of thanks, introducing a guest, preparing and and is not, learning about the communication skills essential to counselling and exploring the Training delivering speeches. Emphasis will be placed on overcoming nervousness and the development application of the problem solving approach. of self-confidence. The last class, which will be on 1 x Sat 29th Oct 9:30am - 5pm a Mon night, will be conducted at a Toastmasters Full $115.00 Con $110.00 Code:1D619W Club meeting (to be discussed in class). 8 x Wed 19th Oct 6:30pm - 9pm Full $189.00 Con $184.00 Code:1D015E Come along to WEA Hunter to LEARN and PRACTICE those important skills that will help you get that job. • Customer Service / Telephone Skills • Safe Food Handling • Restaurant Skills: Table Service, Table Setting, Prepare and serve coffee Cost: $99 Age Group Code Start Structure Time 14 – 17 year olds 1DJOB1 10.10.11 Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm 18 years and older 1DJOB2 17.10.11 Monday 9.00am – 5.00pm H O M E GAR D EN & D IY Back by Home Made Pasta popular Learn how to make fresh pasta from demand! start to finish with some amazing sauces to compliment your dishes. Gain knowledge of the different types of pasta from Fettuccine to ravioli and you will soon be making Sewing Techniques Level 2 pasta like a professional. This course will follow on from Basic Sewing Pre-requisite: Practical cooking skills to advanced. Techniques allowing you to develop and enhance IN THE KITCHEN your skills. Learn to construct garments, including 1 x Sat 29th Oct 10am –2.00pm ............................................. Full $105 1D365W garment fitting and finishing skills. For more information please phone 4925 4200. Indian Dinner Party - Moughal Italian Dinner Party 5 x Wed 16th Nov 6pm - 9pm Mysteries Full $195.00 Con $190.00 Code:1D436E Kebabs, Beef Vindaloo, Ric Naan nad Kulfi Astonish your friends and family Back by with this 4 course Italian dinner popular Lawn Mower/Whipper Snipper (dessert), the dishes to tempt everyone! menu. Learn how to make the Experience the variety of flavours brought to perfect Rissotto and top it off demand! Maintenance and Repair India by the numerous travellers who decided to with a classic Tiramisu for dessert. Sick of paying out to have your mower repaired stay and make it their home. The chef will work Kate’s recipes will be shared with - Learn how to DIY quick and easy diagnosis with you in a team to make it easy and simple to you in this hands on class for you to then host and repairs for 2 and 4 stroke engines, covering master these world famous dishes. your own dinner party. problems with mowers, brush cutters, chain saws 1 x Sat 22nd Oct 9:30am - 2:30pm Pre requisite: Practical cooking skills to advanced. and pump motors. Course covers operating Full $140.00 Con $135.00 Code:1D373W principles and care of small engines. 1 x Sat 12th Nov 10am –3.00pm Full $125 1D362W 5 x Wed 12th Oct 6pm - 8pm Indian Dinner Party - Exotic Full $130.00 Con $125.00 Code:1D465E Rajasthan Try your hands on this scrumptious meal under Fees reduced…enrol now! ANIMAL CARE the able guidance of an authentic Indian chef. This ............................................. meal comes from the desert part of India and consists of Handi Meat, Kadi and Gatta. Finish the DIY Basic Dog Grooming course with Dal Ka Halwa. ............................................. Learn basic dog grooming for short and long 1 x Sat 26th Nov 9:30am - 2:30pm coated dogs. We will cover brushing, washing, Full $140.00 Con $135.00 Code:1D373W1 Basic Sewing Techniques drying, clipping coats and nails, cleaning ears, flea This course will cover learning to use sewing and tick protection and much more. Student machine, reading and understanding pattern participation will include clipping on small dogs catalogues, basic sewing skills, simple garment provided by the tutor. Course not suitable for NEW construction and learning basic repairs and alterations to garments. For more information people with allergies to dogs. COURSE please phone 49254200. 1 x Sun 20th Nov Full $89.00 9:30am - 1pm Code:1D480W Barista 6 x Tues 11th Oct 6pm - 9pm Full $195.00 Con $190.00 Code:1D435E Dog Grooming - Stage 2 - WEA Hunter is proud to announce Clipping your dog it’s partnership with Ona Coffee. You will be grooming your own dog under This brand new course will be run by a Head supervision in a small group environment. Dog Trainer who is the Number 2 Latte artist in must be washed and come to this class clean Australia!. and dry. People enrolling in this class will be held Being a barista can be technical and complex responsible for the behaviour of their dog and but with the right knowledge it can be an must be able to keep it under effective control exciting and diverse experience where discovery at all times. Students wanting to clip their dog and problem solving are at the forefront. This will need to bring their own clippers, otherwise a course is designed to open your eyes to the hire fee will be charged. Please notify staff upon world of coffee. enrolment. Prerequisite is Basic Dog Grooming. The beginner course is perfect for the home 1 x Sun 20th Nov 2pm - 4pm or (soon to be) professional barista. When you finish this hands on course you should be able Full $69.00 Code:1D481W to make a good coffee straight away. We equip you with the technical skills to competently operate an espresso machine. However, it’s not all technical. The beginner course will teach you the basics about how coffee makes it from the tree to the café. Because if you know the ‘why’ the ‘how’ is “ Thank you for your organisational help for today.The workshop went well, and I was able to cope with parking, etc. easy! I am really so impressed by the ladies at WEA King Street. 1 x Sat 29th October 9am - 4.30pm Once again, my heartfelt thanks to them.The premises were Full $159 Code:1DCoffee wonderful and the computers very impressive. Jill L ” LANG UAGES Sign Language 1I French - Intermediate level 1 Sign Language 2 continues the unique and fun 8 x Tues 18th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm experience of communicating visually using Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D508E Australian Sign Language (Auslan), the natural Sign Language I visual-gestural language used by the Australian French Continuing Deaf Community. 8 x Tues 18th Oct 12.30pm - 3pm Sign Language 1 offers you the unique and fun Taught by deaf teachers only. Full $199 Con $194 Code: 1D511D experience of communicating visually using The students will: Auslan, the natural language of the Australian Deaf • Improve communication skills in Auslan Learn German in a Month! Community. • Further develop visual-gestural communication 4 x Mon & 4 x Thur from 10th Oct Taught by both deaf and hearing teachers, by the strategies. 6pm - 8:30pm end of Sign Language 1 students will be able to: • Extend your ability to adapt signs for use in Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D514E • Use basic communication skills in Auslan different contexts • Use visual-gestural communication strategies • Cover topics including occupations, suburbs, Indonesian - Intermediate • Identify the deaf community directions, families, time, appointments, countries • Explain effective ways of communicating with and many more. Level I deaf people You will: 6 x Wed 12th Oct 6pm - 8pm Pre-requisite. Nil • Develop an appreciation for Auslan Full $179.00 Con $174.00 Code:1D523E These courses are for people who: • Access genuine Auslan with deaf teachers • Want to be introduced to Auslan (Australian • Further develop practical Auslan skills Italian - Beginners Sign Language) and deaf culture and want a • Learn through fun and informal classes 8 x Tues 11th Oct 2:30pm - 5pm short course at a relaxed pace. • Receive a good introduction before committing Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D525D to accredited courses 8 x Tues 11th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm • Are managers, employers, teachers, health 7 x Thur 18th Oct 6pm - 8pm Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D525E professionals, friends and colleagues of deaf people Full $210.00 Code:1D501E Italian - Intermediate Level 1 • Are interested in working with deaf people You will: BEGINNERS 8 x Thur 13th Oct 2:30pm - 5pm Introduces basic language skills for Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D526D • Develop an appreciation for Auslan • Access genuine Auslan with deaf teachers use in a variety of social settings. For beginners and those wishing Italian - Intermediate Level 2 • Develop practical Auslan skills • Learn through fun and informal classes to revise basic skills. 8 x Thur 13th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm • Receive a good introduction Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D527E INTERMEDIATE Level 1 7 x Thur 20th Oct 6pm - 8pm For those who have completed the Japanese Beginners Full $210.00 Code:1D500E introductory stages of vocabulary and 8 x Wed 12th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm grammar and are ready to start improving their Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D534E communication skills. The emphasis will be on day-to-day situations. Japanese Intermediate - Level 1 LEARN French - Beginners 8 x Tues 11th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm & GROW 8 x Mon 17th Oct 12:30pm - 3pm Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D535E Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D506D 8 x Mon 17th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm Spanish - Beginners Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D506E 8 x Mon 10th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D536E 8 x Tues 11th Oct 6pm - 8:30pm Full $199.00 Con $194.00 Code:1D536E1 Mandarin – Beginners 8 x Wed 12th Oct 6pm - 8.30pm Full $199 Con $194 1D504E COND ITIO N S O F ENROL M E NT 1. Classes are open to adults 16 years and over. 2. Please advise us if you have a medical condition or disability which may affect your involvement or safety in a course, as we may be able to assist.. 3. A fee must accompany your enrolment. Please complete all credit card details or enclose a cheque/money order. We regret we cannot save you a place without payment. 4. A Health Care Card, Austudy/Abstudy letter or full-time student travel concession card will enable you to obtain a concession on courses as shown. 5. Concession and all special offers can only be given at the time of enrolment. To enrol in a Literacy Government- subsidised course you must be a permanent resident of Australia. 6. Upon acceptance of your enrolment, you will be sent an enrolment confirmation. If you do not receive it within one week of enrolling please call the office on 4925 4200. 7. Your enrolment confirmation is also your receipt and shows course venue, date and starting time. Students can only join after the course start date if they meet all prerequisites, it is acceptable to the tutor and they pay the full price of the course on enrolment. 8. Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled and refunds will only be given when WEA Hunter cancels a course. Every effort will be made to contact students so please ensure we have your home and/or work telephone numbers. Requests for transfer or credit, as a result of changed personal circumstances, will only be considered 5 working days or more before the course start date. 9. Each course has a set fee at enrolment, but some courses require extra materials for which a list will be sent to you upon enrolment. If details are not given in the course description, you will be advised by your tutor at the first session.
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