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Introduction to Australian Art

Week 1 Introduction: Australian Art and its various stories. Australian Colours and Tonal Highlights: while the Heidelberg School opened our eyes to the colours of Australia, other artists created masterpieces in strong tonal contrasts. Modernism and the Australian Response: artists such as Grace-Cossington Smith and Margaret Preston use modernism to their own artistic ends and in so doing challenged the older generation’s more heroic view of Australia Week 2 School Fights:... [More]
$210 Limited inc GST
Introduction to Australian Art

<p>{image name:“ozart”}</p><p><strong>Week 1</strong><br/><strong>Introduction:</strong> Australian Art and its various stories. <br/><strong>Australian Colours and Tonal Highlights:</strong> while

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The Insider's Guide to: Fate of the missing masterpieces

Imagine a museum of lost art. It would contain more objects than all of the world’s museums combined. Only a modest percentage of the artworks created through the ages survive intact today. Some vanished masterpieces are definitely gone: consumed by fire, destroyed by iconoclasts, or fed to pigs. But what stirs the imagination are not the definitive tragedies of artifacts known to have been ruined, but the stories of artworks that are lost – stolen, mislaid, hidden and forgotten –... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
The Insider's Guide to: Fate of the missing masterpieces

<p>{image name:“missingmasterpiece”}</p><p>Imagine a museum of lost art. It would contain more objects than all of the world’s museums combined. <br/>Only a modest percentage of the artworks created

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The Insider's Guide to: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa

What has made the Mona Lisa the most famous picture in the world? Why is it that, of all the 6,000 paintings in the Louvre, it is the only one to be exhibited in a special box, set in concrete and protected by two sheets of bulletproof glass? Why do thousands of visitors throng to see it every day, ignoring the masterpieces which surround it? For nearly 500 years the painting – and the mysterious smile on the face of the sitter has been a source of mystery, speculation and... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
The Insider's Guide to: Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa

<p>{image name:“louvremonalisa”}</p><p>What has made the Mona Lisa the most famous picture in the world? Why is it that, of all the 6,000 paintings in the Louvre, it is the only one to be exhibited in

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Mindfulness made simple

Mindfulness is both a Buddhist practice and a psychological therapy. It has gained great popularity in recent years, for good reason as it has many physical and psychological benefits. Research now shows that mindfulness practices can help with many common maladies, such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain management. Also, mindfulness activates the parasympathetic nervous system in the body, reducing tensions and promoting the body’s natural healing mechanisms. So it is good... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST
Mindfulness made simple

<p>{image name:“Mindfulness made simple”}</p><p>Mindfulness is both a Buddhist practice and a psychological therapy. It has gained great popularity in recent years, for good reason as it has many

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Better brain health - creating a fitter brain

The Seven Steps to Better Brain Health BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Just as physical health improves wellbeing, being brain fit helps you learn effectively, remember more and maintain clear thinking even when under pressure. The science has shown, while you can’t change your genes you can influence your environment which can have a significant impact on how well you age and retain your intellect. This workshop will enable you to develop your own brain fitness program based on those... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Better brain health - creating a fitter brain

<p>The Seven Steps to Better Brain Health </p><p><strong>BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND</strong></p><p>Just as physical health improves wellbeing, being brain fit helps you learn effectively, remember more

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Globejotting – learn to travel write

A travel diary doesn’t need to be a blow-by-blow account of every step along your sightseeing journey. Join travel blogger and writer Amanda Kendle to learn about various ways to write down your travels so that you, your family and friends will enjoy reading them over and over. You will learn about journaling, Instagram, scrapbooking both online and off, blogging, memoir, family diary writing and more. Travelling to new and exciting places makes us all want to find ways to capture... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST
Globejotting – learn to travel write

<p>{image name:“globejotting”}</p><p>A travel diary doesn’t need to be a blow-by-blow account of every step along your sightseeing journey. Join travel blogger and writer Amanda Kendle to learn about

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Travel Sketching with Pen and Wash

This workshop is for people who wish to learn how to best use pen and wash to capture scenes in a sketch book when travelling. Some drawing experience is an advantage. We will cover simple perspective and composition with tips and tricks on how to not be overwhelmed with what we’d like to capture. OUTLINE • Recap basic drawing techniques • Simple perspective – distance and horizon. • Composition • Mark making with a pen • Simple colour theory • Wash techniques THINGS TO KNOW The... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
Travel Sketching with Pen and Wash

<p>{image name:“travelsketch”}<br/>This workshop is for people who wish to learn how to best use pen and wash to capture scenes in a sketch book when travelling. Some drawing experience is an

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How to keep a beehive

Did you ever want to have your own beehive? Or perhaps you just want to take better care of your bees. Please only attend if you have been stung by a bee in the past and do not have a serious bee allergy. This basic overview explains how to manage a healthy, productive honeybee colony. Learn how to work with these fascinating insects and produce your own local honey. The theory section will take you through the logistics of starting in bees, how to use your equipment, how to... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST
How to keep a beehive

<p>Did you ever want to have your own beehive? Or perhaps you just want to take better care of your bees. Please only attend if you have been stung by a bee in the past and do not have a serious bee

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The Insider's Guide to: Love and Beauty in Italian Renaissance Art

The subjects of love, beauty, and attraction mesmerized Renaissance men and women. Love can bring pleasure or pain and beauty can inspire lascivious thoughts or bring us closer to the divine. The great Renaissance paintings on the themes of love and marriage owe their rich complexity, and often ambiguity, of meaning to the existence of a broad range of contemporary thought on love and beauty. This lecture will discuss artworks by famous masters, such as Botticelli, Leonardo, and... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
The Insider's Guide to: Love and Beauty in Italian Renaissance Art

<p>{image name:“renaissancebeauty”}</p><p>The subjects of love, beauty, and attraction mesmerized Renaissance men and women. Love can bring pleasure or pain and beauty can inspire lascivious thoughts

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How to edit and assess your manuscript - getting from first draft to finishing your book

You have just finished the first draft of your manuscript and you are feeling mighty pleased with yourself. And so you should. It’s no mean feat writing between 70,000 and 140,000 words of a novel or non-fiction book. You are to be congratulated. But… what’s important for you to realise is that you are still much nearer the beginning of the process of writing your book than you are to the end. Your first draft is no more than that: a first draft. You have more drafts to work... [More]
$175 Limited inc GST
How to edit and assess your manuscript - getting from first draft to finishing your book

<p>You have just finished the first draft of your manuscript and you are feeling mighty pleased with yourself. And so you should. It’s no mean feat writing between 70,000 and 140,000 words of a novel

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