Plus Patchwork, Overlocking and Machine Embroidery
says Sarah O’Neill
A talk by Professor John Cockrem about his work with korora, little blue penguins
Hands on Cooking Classes with Chef Stephen
Free support group
‘Don’t get mad – get trapping’
Composting with Worms is a Win-Win for Everyone
Kick start with a Free hands on workshop
6 week course
Learn techniques & ways to use unseasoned wood
Drama Cinematography Workshop
Produce unique patterns with this ancient art
Grandma’s rag mats have nothing on these…
at Greerton Library
Free Drop-In Clinic
Orange City Squares Rounds
Sing for fun and health
… for expectant mothers and their partners
Share and learn about the system
A good way to improve your energy
Give a Little, Take a Little
schedule from now until December…
7 Session Course with Inklings
Be Kind to Your Self; Practise Yoga
Topic changes each week
FREE for NZ permanent residents
Realise Your potential – Fees free courses available
For Senior Residents
Indulge in healing art, it’s time to nourish your soul.
Free Workshop for Charity
Get to do things you’d never do in life !
and its applications…
Give Dance a Go !
New Sessions with Kim Westerkov
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Suitable for all ages.
Make that holiday more enjoyable…
Learn the procerss of flax weaving.
All Levels – No Visa Restrictions
Glass Cutting, Glass Fusing & Stained Glass
Steady as you go (SAYGO) programme
Guest speakers on topics of interest
Know It Before You Need It
with Tauranga Senior Net
with Tauranga SeniorNet
Show Me the Money & Tackling Debt
Free community education workshop
Improve your English for Everyday Use
Offered by the Kidz Need Dadz charity
Free sessions on a range of legal topics
The Incubator is a Winner !
Could Throwing and Catching be Your Thing ?
Classes for beginners
Enjoy preparing and performing a range of choral works
Play or listen
Dancing Supper & Raffles
Article by Annemarie Quill, Bay of Plenty Times
Regain control of your money…
Create and design a 3D sculpture
Moulding to Glazing
Coping Skills and Strategies
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Two day Painting Workshop in Tauranga
Sleep better and worry less
… for the whole family …
Ballroom & Latin American
Naturally Fermented drinks that are genuinely GOOD FOR YOU.
Cheese Making and Cookery Classes
Not a spelling mistake – learn French @ lunchtime…
We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.
Workshops that open a whole new world…
Grow mushrooms on logs and stumps
a design and build workshop
Begin your bread making adventure today !
Everything to do with the lapidary hobby
Get the skills – Gain the knowledge – Take control
Mind body calm and clarity
Extraordinary Results – Genius !
Creating successful futures …
Your career in radio starts here !
Great Hearts + Minds
You never know when you’ll need it…
Brass & Percussion Players Welcome
Strengthening Father/Child Relationships through Support, Education & Fun !
Come down and have a go …
Tune in and turn on the body talk
Meet the challenge of racing radio controlled cars
A Budget Services Success Story !
The first batch of graduates from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Creative Industries walked across the stage this week at Holy Trinity Church.
The three-year degree offers majors in Visual Art, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design. And 65-year-old Norah Maclachlan (pictured) is among them, and credits the staff at the institute for helping her achieve her goal.
“Being an older student, I have a problem understanding written word, which was a challenge in itself. But I had a very understanding tutor, who pushed me when I thought I couldn’t do it.”
She’s always sewn and enjoyed craftwork, and after her job was disestablished, she decided to try something new.
“Being an older person made it quite hard to get another job,” says Norah.
“My son was already studying to be a fashion designer, and he suggested I start doing the certificate in fashion at the institute.
“I already knew how to sew, so the biggest challenge was making my own patterns. But that whetted my appetite, and encouraged me to carry on to the bachelor degree.”
Norah says the degree was a bit of a learning curve, but it also allowed her to pick up more skills.
“We did more than just fashion. We worked on the business side, and learned about graphic design and visual arts as well.”
And her ambition now?
“I’m a bigger woman, and short, so what I want to do is create stylish patterns for women with that shape. I’ve tried looking for clothes myself, and they often look like sacks,” laughs Norah.
“What I’m exploring at the moment is my craftwork, so I’m working on showcasing that for a start.”
With a degree under her belt, she no doubt has many more options now. Her advice to people thinking about studying is to have a go, no matter what prior experience you have.
“If you have a passion for art, or a passion for fashion, go for it. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or the challenges you face. It’s worth it in the end.”
Article by Ryan Wood published in the Weekend Sun 16th December 2016
Monthly meetings at the 4 libraries
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Relaxed, social evening of dancing
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Helping Non-Profits Grow
a voyage that inspires education and lifelong learning experiences
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Gardening Chat, Talks and Visits
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Fuchsia people are happy people !
Machine Embroidery and Patchwork
Words of wisdom from Stan Gregec, CEO of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Relax and kick your painting along in a 2 day workshop
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‘Living Voice’ in Italian
9 clubs in our area to choose from…
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… discover the universe …
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