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ALL ABOUT TARTS: SWEET & SAVOURY

Learn how to create the perfect egg foams, fluffiest creamed butter and how to achieve the right texture, from light to rich, in this class drawn from recipes that chef Elaine Young has used as a foundation in her pastry kitchen. Create buttery moist gateaux de voyage with a generous sprinkling of juicy blueberries, topped with crunchy butter crumble. Make decadent flourless chocolate cake so delicious all your guests will love it, whether they are gluten-intolerant or not. Take home luscious honey madeleines and classic French visitandine specked with seasonal fruits and generous amounts of almonds.

  • DHZ28802 | 1 session Sat Nov 15 11.00am-2.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $149.00 | Concession: $145.00 | Teacher: Elaine Young more >

ANCIENT EGYPT: PEOPLE OF THE NEW KINGDOM

These lectures with Ed Weiss will describe the lifestyles and occupations of ordinary Egyptians and will focus on temple & tomb builders, priests & scribes, farmers & artisans, dancers & musicians, artists & craftsmen. Together their efforts built a great empire, and many of the wonderful buildings that remain as their legacy to modern Egypt.

  • DNZ27101 | 5 sessions from Fri Oct 17 1.00pm-2.30pm until Nov 14 | City
    Full Fee: $149.00 | Concession: $145.00 | Teacher: Edward Weiss more >

AROUND & UNDER QUEEN VICTORIA MARKET

How will new development proposals change Melbourne's most popular market? Join Meyer Eidelson and explore the market precinct's history including Melbourne’s first two graveyards at Flagstaff (Burial) Hill and the QV car park where 9000 of Melbourne’s founding pioneers are buried. Read the former tombstone inscriptions and records and discover the stories behind this extraordinary resting place.

  • DNZ31201 | 1 session Sat Oct 11 1.00pm-3.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 | Teacher: Meyer Eidelson more >
  • DNZ31202 | 1 session Sat Nov 29 1.00pm-3.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 | Teacher: Meyer Eidelson more >

AUSTRALIAN MODERNIST FURNITURE: ITS HISTORY & COLLECTABILITY

Grant Featherston, Clement Meadmore, Fred Lowen, Douglas Snelling and Gordon Andrews are iconic furniture designers. Influenced by international trends and constrained by material shortages, they embraced modernist ideals creating innovative pieces using moulded plywood, welded steel, parachute webbing and other innovative materials and techniques. Join researcher and collector, Dean Keep, contributor to the current NGV exhibition, Mid-Century Modern Australian Furniture Design as he introduces you to the world of Mid-Century Modern furniture, providing an overview of key designers and valuable tips on finding and/or collecting these highly appreciated, much sought after furniture designs.

  • HVZ34302 | 1 session Sat Oct 25 12.00pm-1.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $59.00 | Concession: $57.00 | Teacher: Dean Keep more >

AUTHENTIC KOREAN: KIMCHI & BBQ

This hands-on class with chef Young Soon Hong introduces you to the secrets of delicious Korean cuisine, one of the most popular food trends that’s taking Melbourne by storm. Learn how to prepare two varieties of kimchi, the tasty fermented pickle that is affectionately known as Korea’s national dish. Enjoy it with spicy Korean BBQ of beef, pork and octopus, accompanied by crispy fried kimchi pancake.

  • DHZ34702 | 1 session Sun Nov 16 10.30am-2.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $179.00 | Concession: $174.00 more >

BEGINNER'S CHOIR

Ever wanted to explore singing in a choir? This is a great place to start! Join professional choir director, Steph Payne, and sing songs by artists including the Beatles, Van Morrison and Pink. Come along and get hooked on harmonies in the safety of a supportive group.

  • HWZ31602 | 8 sessions from Tue Oct 14 5.30pm-6.30pm until Dec 9 | City
    Full Fee: $229.00 | Concession: $222.00 more >
  • HWZ31601 | 8 sessions from Tue Feb 03 5.30pm-6.30pm until Mar 24 | City
    Full Fee: $229.00 | Concession: $222.00 more >

BENE BARISTA: HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT COFFEE

Presented by Eugenio Giannotta, a Barista trained in Rome, this course embraces the Italian Espresso Culture that has made Melbourne the coffee capital of the world. Learn how to set the perfect grind, extract the perfect shot and texture the milk ready to pour the perfect coffee. Growing, harvesting and processing of the coffee bean is covered. All components of the coffee menu are tested and machine cleaning and maintenance are explored. Our training room and machines are available to practice on between classes to help you perfect your technique and work towards making consistently good coffee. Ideally suited for those who are wanting to work as a Barista or those who just want to feed their passion for all things espresso.

  • CBZ33502 | 4 sessions from Mon Nov 10 6.30pm-9.30pm until Dec 1 | Box Hill
    Full Fee: $485.00 | Concession: $470.00 more >

CLASSICAL BALLET: PRE POINTE

In this class with Kate Kaleb, you will learn a range of exercises to strengthen the feet and lower legs in preparation for pointe work. The principles of pointe work will be introduced, and simple pointe steps will be learned off pointe. Adult ballet students who want to understand and experience pointe work are encouraged to enrol in this class.

  • HWZ28902 | 10 sessions from Thu Oct 09 8.30pm-9.00pm until Dec 11 | City
    Full Fee: $129.00 | Concession: $122.00 more >
  • HWZ28901 | 8 sessions from Thu Feb 05 8.30pm-9.00pm until Mar 26 | City
    Full Fee: $110.00 | Concession: $107.00 | Teacher: Kate Kaleb more >

EFFECTIVE BODY LANGUAGE IN THE WORKPLACE

Did you know the way you use particular body movements, hand gestures and facial expressions affect your ability to influence others in day-to-day interaction in the workplace, and, critically, in meetings with colleagues, potential customers and business partners? In this class with expert, Julie Anne Black, you’ll get an appraisal of your own body language as well as learning exactly what to do to be more open and engaging for that winning edge.

  • SKZ32202 | 1 session Thu Oct 16 10.00am-4.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $199.00 | Concession: $193.00 | Teacher: Julie-Anne Black more >

EXPLORING ART DECO IN MELBOURNE'S CBD

Join architect, Lisa Dew, and discover a variety of Art Deco Modernist buildings located in and around Melbourne’s CBD. Learn about the influence and the history of Art Deco buildings.

  • DNZ32404 | 1 session Sun Oct 05 2.00pm-4.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 more >
  • DNZ32405 | 1 session Sun Nov 23 2.00pm-4.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 more >
  • DNZ32401 | 1 session Sun Jan 25 2.00pm-4.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 more >

FASHION STYLING: INTRODUCTION

Join experienced Fashion Designer and Product Manager, Michele Campbell and learn what a fashion stylist does and develop skills and techniques necessary to style for personal or industry requirements. Topics covered include the different areas fashion stylists work in, skills needed, how to apply body shapes, colours, sizes, shopping and wardrobe consulting. Looks at how to identify trends and develop visual presentations. Includes visit to city-based fashion houses.

  • HVZ33702 | 1 session Sun Nov 16 10.00am-4.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $199.00 | Concession: $193.00 | Teacher: Michele Campbell more >

HIGHLIGHTING MELBOURNE'S ARCHITECTURAL SECRETS

Melbourne offers many outstanding architectural highlights. Join architect, Lisa Dew for a fascinating tour of the CBD - from Federation Square, to hidden architectural gems that are not normally accessed by the public. Lisa helps you to appreciate just what makes the architecture in Melbourne unique.

  • DNZ32502 | 1 session Sun Oct 26 10.00am-12.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 more >
  • DNZ32501 | 1 session Sun Jan 18 10.00am-12.30pm | City
    Full Fee: $67.00 | Concession: $65.00 more >

INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTURE

This course introduces students to the basics of sculpture and various aspects of creating three-dimensional work, addressing scale, proportion, texture, technique and materials, including modelling, mould making and casting. Various moulding and sculpting techniques will be explored, including carving, hand building, modelling, pressing, slip casting, and the use of materials, tools and equipment will be discussed. Students will create a small sculpture with clay, after drawing sketches from their own ideas, followed by demonstration of the process of moulding and casting with plaster, which can be used for the creation of a sculpture.

  • CBZ33602 | 3 sessions from Mon Nov 17 12.00pm-3.30pm until Dec 1 | Box Hill
    Full Fee: $390.00 | Concession: $378.00 more >

ITALIAN: ELEMENTARY 1

This is an 18-hour beginners’ course ideal for people who want a basic introduction to the language and culture and who want to communicate with friends, family members and people met when working or travelling.

  • DLV80714 | 9 sessions from Wed Oct 22 6.00pm-8.00pm until Dec 17 | City
    Full Fee: $299.00 | Concession: $290.00 more >
  • DLV80715 | 6 sessions from Sat Nov 01 10.00am-1.00pm until Dec 6 | City
    Full Fee: $299.00 | Concession: $290.00 more >
  • DLV80701 | 9 sessions from Mon Jan 12 6.00pm-8.00pm until Mar 23 | City
    Full Fee: $299.00 | Concession: $290.00 more >

LATIN BEGINNERS: INTENSIVE

An excellent introduction for students intending to study Latin, Ancient or Medieval history at Tertiary level and an opportunity for students in general to improve their English vocabulary and knowledge of grammar.

Students will be expected to do further private study.

Not for the faint hearted but a fascinating and challenging experience for good students.

  • DLZ40101 | 20 sessions from Mon Jan 05 11.30am-4.00pm until Jan 30 | City
    Full Fee: $550.00 | Concession: $500.00 more >

LITERATURE FOR LUNCH

Join Joanne Lee Dow and be nourished by the works of various writers and their moving insights into human experiences. more >

NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP

This workshop, based on the principles of Botanic Art and using pencil and watercolour techniques, will allow students to expand on basic themes, focusing on a selection of subjects including butterflies, shells, fish and insects

  • HXZ34102 | 1 session Sun Nov 16 10.00am-4.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $199.00 | Concession: $193.00 more >

PASTA & GNOCCHI: CLASSIC ITALIAN COOKING: FOR BEGINNERS

Italian-styled cooking is just perfect for a cool Melbourne winter. Join Chef Pauline Leonard and learn how to make two of Italy’s most famous dishes – fresh pasta dough rolled and shaped into Cannelloni, Tortellini, Ravioli and Pasta Rotolo, along with classic Potato Gnocchi and Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi. Sauces to match include Walnut and Rosemary, Porcini Mushroom, Gorgonzola and Lemon. No experience necessary.

  • DHZ30702 | 1 session Wed Oct 08 6.30pm-9.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $139.00 | Concession: $135.00 | Teacher: Pauline Leonard more >
  • DHZ30701 | 1 session Tue Jan 20 11.00am-1.50pm | City
    Full Fee: $139.00 | Concession: $135.00 | Teacher: Pauline Leonard more >

SKETCHING: GRAND ARCADES & ARCHETECTURAL DELIGHTS

Melbourne’s classic architecture and grand arcades offers students a wonderful opportunity for on-the-spot sketching under the tuition of award-winning artist, Mia Schoen. This is your chance to capture the scene, and the moment, and learn how best to take your sketching activities out of the classroom and into real-life experiences.

  • HXZ31402 | 1 session Sat Nov 29 12.00pm-3.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $89.00 | Concession: $86.00 | Teacher: Mia Schoen more >

SKETCHING: SOUTHBANK: BY THE WATERSIDE

Southbank, along the Yarra River, offers a unique opportunity for you to capture the vibrancy and excitement of Melbourne – the waterfront, promenade, buildings, city skyline, and, of course, the people, in an on-the-spot sketching workshop with artist Mia Schoen. Mia will provide the technical expertise and creative inspiration that will see you taking your drawing to a new level, and thinking beyond the four walls of a studio.

  • HXZ31302 | 1 session Sat Nov 08 12.00pm-3.00pm | City
    Full Fee: $89.00 | Concession: $86.00 | Teacher: Mia Schoen more >

SUBTERRANEAN MELBOURNE

Join leading Melbourne tour guide, Meyer Eidelson and explore publicly accessible sites in the CBD, associated with lost, hidden and secret tunnels, bunkers, caves, vaults, Squizzy hideouts, infrastructure, streams, sacred sites, portholes, basements, strong rooms and rail and mail tunnels. Our mission: to investigate how much is true and how much is legend?

  • DNZ31104 | 1 session Wed Nov 05 1.00pm-4.00pm | Southbank
    Full Fee: $75.00 | Concession: $73.00 | Teacher: Meyer Eidelson more >
  • DNZ31105 | 1 session Wed Dec 10 1.00pm-4.00pm | Southbank
    Full Fee: $75.00 | Concession: $73.00 | Teacher: Meyer Eidelson more >

THE BASICS OF PERMACULTURE

Your comprehensive introduction to creating a productive and sustainable garden in your backyard with Permaculture expert, Pete the Permie from Telopea Mountain Nursery Monbulk. Pete introduces the ethic’s, principles and design tools that make the permaculture design more effective even in a small spaces such as a suburban backyard. Learn how to increase the capacity of your soils, compost & water. Discover fruit trees for small spaces, selection, grafting & espaliers and learn how to use permaculture to design your home & backyard to save money on healthy food, water, power & fuel. Session 3 is conducted at Telopea Mountain Nursery where theory learn can be seen in practice. This class is ideal for those who wish to gain t useful skills and an insight into the full permaculture design certificate (PDC) that is internationally recognized.

  • CBZ33102 | 4 sessions from Wed Nov 05 10.00am-4.00pm until Nov 26 | Box Hill
    Full Fee: $495.00 | Concession: $480.00 more >

UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

It’s fun, easily portable and cheap to purchase -– what more could you want?. Join Dean Denham founding member of the iconic Melbourne Ukulele Kollective and learn the basic techniques to get you quickly playing the four-stringed ukulele: fingering chords, simple strumming patterns and “The Groove”. Traditional as well as contemporary songs will be used to explore these techniques.

  • CBZ30002 | 6 sessions from Thu Oct 30 6.00pm-7.30pm until Dec 4 | Box Hill
    Full Fee: $199.00 | Concession: $193.00 more >