Life-Long Learning

Basketry Workshops

Coiling & string making 

suitable beginners and advanced

Wednesday 16 January, 10 – 2pm

Twining with garden materials

suitable beginners and advanced Friday 18 January, 10am – 2pm

Cost: $65 each

To book: or text 0409 533 175 Marg McLennan

Simple Woodwork: Part 1

Make your own Adirondak chair in just 4 weeks. Learn simple woodwork skills like wood preparation, cutting and measuring.  Materials included.

Starts Tuesday 12 Feb

Time: Tuesday 6.30 - 9.30pm

Cost: $55/$40 concession

Venue: Maldon Men’s Shed

Woodwork Projects: Part 2

Bring your own project ideas to fruition with support from experienced Men’s Shed members. This course is suitable for learners who have completed an         Adirondak Chair or equivalent. 4 week course, materials NOT included. Starts Tuesday 12 March

Time: Tuesday 6.30 - 9.30pm

Cost: $55/$40 concession

Venue: Maldon Men’s Shed

Art Workshop with Julie Patey

Saturday 16 February, 10 - 3pm

$105/$90 concession

Julie Patey is inspired by the landscape around Central Victoria. Her evocative pastels are a response to the character of the land and she is featured in most State collections and the NGV. This workshop is open to all levels and will explore materials in particular pastel and paper. Julie will share her artistic career highlights and in the afternoon participants will create works exploring landscape using pastels. All materials and references are provided. To book: contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre 5475 2093

Chainsaw Workshop

Learn safe use of chainsaws with an experienced female instructor. Women strongly encouraged to participate in this friendly, introductory workshop. Participants will take wood home for their own use. Please wear closed toe (preferably steel capped) boots or shoes & BYO lunch

Time: Saturday 16 March 10 - 3pm

 Or Saturday 4 May 10 - 3pm

Cost: $40 / $25 concession

Venue: Maldon Neighbourhood Centre,  Will car-

pool to nearby firewood collection sites

Sew Good: Beginners sewing course

Completely new to sewing? Or want to go back and start from the basics? This beginners course will introduce you to the sewing machine, its parts and functions, sewing terminology and have you using patterns and sewing cool stuff in no time!

8 x 3 hour classes, begins Tuesday 5 Feb – 25 March

Time: Tuesdays 9am – 12pm 

Cost: $340*

Venue: Workspace Castlemaine

Sew Much Better: Intermediate sewing course

Nine week intermediate sewing course to take your skills soaring to new heights! Work at your own pace while learning different sewing techniques. Project 1 is a semi-fitted shirt. Then you can choose your own projects from commercial patterns, learning how to read patterns and make small pattern adjustments.

9 x 3 hr classes, begins Wednesday 6 Feb – 3 April

Time: Wednesdays 12 – 3pm

Cost: $385*

Venue: Workspace Castlemaine

Sew Stretch: Stretch Sewing & Overlocker

Do you want confidence to be the boss of your overlocker? Learn to rethread your overlocker, troubleshooting techniques and tricks of the trade. You'll learn about the different types of stretch fabric, how to lay it out and cut it, and different techniques of how to finish your garments. 

 8 x 3 hour classes, begins 5 Feb – 25 March

Time: Tuesdays 12.30 – 3.30pm

Cost: $350*

Venue: Workspace Castlemaine

*concession price on application

To Book: 0401 534 502 or

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Computing Support  

Volunteers are available to help with your computing needs.  Bring in a question or schedule an appointment.  Family history reserach support available Thursday mornings.   

Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm

Cost: free

Family Education: Tuning into Kids

Find out how to help your child understand and manage feelings such as worry, frustration and anger. In particular this FREE program teaches parents skills in emotion coaching, which is to recognise, understand and respond to children’s emotions in an accepting, supportive way. This approach helps the child to understand and manage their emotions - which influences their behaviour.

Mondays 18 February - 1 April

Sessions 12.30pm - 2.30pm

No cost - Childcare available for a fee

Please contact the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 or to book


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