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Read with speed

Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension. Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies. You will be provided with the skills to increase your reading speed significantly as well as improve your comprehension and memory. Students completing this course learn how the reading process works and understand how our brains process, store and retrieve information. They learn new... [More]
$240 Limited inc GST / $216
Read with speed

<p>Double your reading speed and improve your comprehension. Learn how to quickly process the large amount of written information we all deal with daily in our business activities or academic studies.

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Grammar therapy

With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along the way, he’ll show you how language really works. Some well-placed commas will make you feel better. OUTLINE Session 1: The basics: Nouns, verbs, and all that Session 2: Advanced grammar for advanced dummies: Tense, aspect, and mood Session 3: Getting structural: Phrases and clauses... [More]
$130 Limited inc GST / $117
Grammar therapy

<p>With a few tweaks you could improve your writing, whether it’s for work, a blog or personal correspondence. Linguist Daniel Midgley presents a fun and easy crash course in English grammar. Along

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Start your blog in a day - private and business

Whether you’ve read a few blogs or have never heard of one, this course will get you blogging. Find out how to write and manage a blog, what to include, who your audience is, and how you can even make money from blogging. Participants will have the opportunity to start their own blog. For beginner bloggers, the process of starting up your blog can seem daunting, but this course will show you how and get you off on the right foot all in just one day. Learn about how to start your... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST / $180
Start your blog in a day - private and business

<p>Whether you’ve read a few blogs or have never heard of one, this course will get you blogging. Find out how to write and manage a blog, what to include, who your audience is, and how you can even

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Devious art of plotting your novel

A good plot is both the skeleton and sinews of the story, providing direction, definition and the power to move readers' feelings to a satisfactory resolution. Yet many writers find plotting difficult. By understanding and experimenting with the nine-point arc of a typical plot, workshop members will learn the devious art of plotting: discovering that plots are driven by the wilful or unconscious desires of the protagonists and that plot and character are two sides of the same... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Devious art of plotting your novel

<p>A good plot is both the skeleton and sinews of the story, providing direction, definition and the power to move readers' feelings to a satisfactory resolution. Yet many writers find plotting

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Practical photography (beginners)

Image by Dale Neill Discover how much of a difference a little instruction makes! Whether you are a new photographer or someone wanting to learn more about the basics of of digital photography, this is an ideal course for you. Digital cameras have lots of controls and features that are not used to full effect. Gain the confidence to operate your camera and its features to produce better photographs of people, places or things. This course is for anyone with an interest in digital... [More]
$200 Limited inc GST / $180
Practical photography (beginners)

<p>{image name:“Practical photography beginners” <br/>caption:“Image by Dale Neill”}</p><p>Discover how much of a difference a little instruction makes!</p><p>Whether you are a new photographer or

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The Insider's Guide to Horror in Baroque Art

Prepare to be horrified! Far from being the reserve of Stephen King’s novels or the movies, horror is one of the oldest genres of the literary and visual arts. In this class, we will explore what frightened seventeenth-century viewers about the works of artists like Caravaggio or the Neapolitan painter Jusepe Ribera. We will study how these paintings demanded attention by dissolving boundaries between the artwork and the external world of the viewer. Immersing ourselves in Baroque... [More]
$60 Limited inc GST / $54
The Insider's Guide to Horror in Baroque Art

Prepare to be horrified! <br/>Far from being the reserve of Stephen King’s novels or the movies, horror is one of the oldest genres of the literary and visual arts. In this class, we will explore what

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Boost your brain power!

Thinking is the new black. While we worry about being replaced by machines, we forget what really matters at any age, is how well we think, learn and remember. It’s time to rediscover the lost art of great thinking and enjoy the benefits of increased focus, clarity and curiosity. It begins with building greater awareness of what it takes to create a fit and healthy brain. In this class you will, • Meet your brain, • Discover the Seven Healthy Brain Essentials • Determine your... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Boost your brain power!

<p>Thinking is the new black.</p><p>While we worry about being replaced by machines, we forget what really matters at any age, is how well we think, learn and remember.</p><p>It’s time to rediscover

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Creating memorable fictional characters

Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create convincing characters, even those of the opposite gender. A story may be structured like a journey with a: Compass – the premise, theme, threads Map – the plot Engine – the motivation of the protagonist (plus other central characters) Fuel – the dialogue The depth, dimensionality and... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Creating memorable fictional characters

<p>Fictional characters must possess sufficient strength of character to handle difficult dilemmas. In other words, they must be up to the demands of the plot. John Harman will show you how to create

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Includes lunch

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Writing dramatic dialogue

Dialogue should leap off the page. In novels, short stories, scripts and screenplays it must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition. Yet it must also be dramatic and believable. How to reconcile these apparently incompatible necessities is the subject of this dynamic and interactive workshop. A story is a completed process of change which has the ability to move readers' feelings powerfully and pleasurably (or painfully) in a certain, definite... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
Writing dramatic dialogue

<p>Dialogue should leap off the page. In novels, short stories, scripts and screenplays it must move the story forward, reveal character and provide essential exposition. Yet it must also be dramatic

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Includes lunch

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How to Show More than Tell

The art of exposition – showing not telling – is a subtle one. Behind every story there is an entire world complete with a history and peopled by real-life characters. How does the writer handle this mass of detail? This workshop shows how and where writers can employ techniques to weave exposition into the fabric of the story so readers are scarcely aware of being given essential information. Stories do not come out of a void. There is much the reader needs to know about the time,... [More]
$170 Limited inc GST / $153
How to Show More than Tell

<p>The art of exposition – showing not telling – is a subtle one. Behind every story there is an entire world complete with a history and peopled by real-life characters. How does the writer handle

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Includes lunch

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

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