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$190 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Peta Zeller
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This class is an opportunity to continue developing skills with acrylic paint, to see the possibilities and a range of outcomes with this fun and versatile medium. Ever wanted to pick up a paint brush but not sure how or where to start? The lessons will start on tone, colour, brushwork, texture and composition, where all subject matter will be provided, leading to your more personal projects as skills progress. Talented artist, Peta Zellar, will begin with how to use painting materials during the 1st week and then move on to colour, tone and brushwork. Eventually, as the weeks progress, she will assist you in working towards a finished masterpiece!

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$20, $15 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 11-Feb-2021
Single session (Full)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Lorraine Marshall

Join BirdLife Western Australia for a presentation on the birds of South Perth; come and learn about your local feathered friends who live in, and visit, the South Perth area. The Swan River supports an amazing array of waterbirds as well as cockatoos, parrots, honeyeaters and other species along its foreshore. Our talk will include photographs and bird calls to help you learn to identify the birds you commonly see in the area. BirdLife Western Australia is part of Australia's oldest bird conservation group and is dedicated to creating a bright future for Australia's birds. Follow-up talks are planned for the rest of the year, focussing on waterbirds, bush birds and birds in your backyard.

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Membership is required

$100 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 9-Feb-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 7:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah
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Delve into the mysterious Japanese art of Bonzai. Alicia will guide you in choosing the type of tree to use and how to style it. You will produce a Bonsai in three different categories; flower, fruit and standard tree. At the end of the course, photos of your creations can be taken and be presented as part of our annual exhibition. You will also learn how to care for your new miniature tree at home.

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Self Managed
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Feeling crafty but prefer to socialise? Why not do both? Join us for a chat and some quality time with your needles or hooks or hoops, and, of course, your yarn. This group is for those who can already knit, crochet or enjoy other crafts, and would like to relax while creating with other yarn crafters. BYO cakes encouraged.

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Membership is required

$90 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 1:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Susan Sands

This class is intended for those who have already completed ongoing classes at SPLC. Challenge yourself with more advanced stitches and techniques while making your chosen projects.

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Membership is required

$100 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr, 50 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Susan Sands

Come and learn the fundamentals of this fun and useful craft. We cover basic stitches and techniques as well as how to read patterns and charts. Learn all you need to know to get you started on creating fashionable accessories, cosy rugs and useful items for your home. In the first lesson, we''ll start from the very beginning with how to hold the yarn and hook, how to make your first stitches and what pitfalls to avoid. All materials for the samples you''ll make in class are provided (cost included in the course fee). Just come along and enjoy yourself.

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Membership is required

$90 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 9:00am for 1 hr, 50 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Susan Sands

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 11:00am for 1 hr, 50 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Susan Sands

This class is intended for those who have already completed ongoing classes at SPLC. Challenge yourself with more advanced stitches and techniques while making your chosen projects.

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$60, $50 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Sunday 24-Jan-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 1:30pm for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Susan Sands
2 places remaining
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Come and learn the fundamentals of this fun and useful craft. In this single session introduction well cover the basic stitches and techniques to get you started on making a cool and practical string market bag. Don't worry if you haven't crocheted before - we start at the very beginning with how to hold the yarn and hook, how to make your first stitches and what pitfalls to avoid. Well provide you with a copy of the bag pattern, some cotton yarn, and a crochet hook. Just come along and enjoy yourself!

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Membership is required

$60 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
9 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Self Managed
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Cryptic crosswords are crossword puzzles in which each clue is a word puzzle in and of itself. Cryptic crosswords are particularly popular in the United Kingdom where they originated. If you are an experienced cryptic crosswords sleuth, and you are looking to hone your skills, then come along to this club. Remember: an active brain is a healthier brain. You can delay early signs of memory loss, and help prevent Alzheimers. New members welcome.

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$70, $60 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 29-Jan-2021
3 weeks (Open)
Time 6:30pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Jasmine Day
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What a coincidence, that as numerous Egyptian coffins have been discovered recently, we are hosting a series of 3 Egyptology talks featuring: (1) Think Like an Egyptian: Funerary Mythology - Egyptian religion relating to death, legends of gods and magical amulets. Includes hands-on with real ancient amulets. (2) Living Forever: Mummification - its religious origins and scientific debates about its methods. (3) The Time Machine: The Coffin in Ancient Egypt - how and why coffins were made, their symbolism and stylistic evolution. Your presenter is Dr. Jasmine Day, Egyptologist and Anthropologist, and President of The Ancient Egypt Society of W.A. Inc. Each session includes a glass of wine to end the working week. Image by Dr. Jasmine Day

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Membership is required

$170 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Migara Ramanayake
2 places remaining
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Date:  Sunday 7-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Migara Ramanayake
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Imagine becoming a portrait artist in your own social circle, creating lasting images of your family and friends! You can achieve this, under the expert guidance of award-winning local artist Migara Ramanayake. Discover the skill of constructing and positioning the head for perfect effect. Build the confidence to move from drawing within a grid to free-hand. Explore the styles and effects created through shading and pencil-grips.

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Membership is required

$140 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Barbara Arenson
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Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 9:30am for 3 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Barbara Arenson

Thought that you were hopeless at drawing? Well think again. Come along and under the expert guidance of Barbara, you will learn how to draw, in a stress free and friendly environment. Barbara, with her extensive international teaching experience, will teach you all how to move from drawing the absolute basics to the development of your own style. This class is also for those people who have previously attended or have completed a beginners class. You will be able to continue on under Barbara''s expert guidance drawing, in a stress free and friendly environment. Places are limited, so please register early to avoid disappointment. Note: Materials not included (Please bring A2 sketchbook, 4B, 6B and 8B pencils, pencil sharpener and eraser.)

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:00am for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Valmy Graham
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Need help to improve your fluency in spoken English? Want to understand the Australian accent and idioms? Join this class and Valmy will build your confidence and speaking skills with her friendly advice and interesting conversations.

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$15, $10 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 20-Jan-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 3:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1, Room 2
Facilitator: Danielle Desvaux
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Learning a second language? Enjoy international movies? Finding the holidays too long? Come and see a French movie while enjoying a glass of wine, with your classmates and friends. This inaugural showing features 'Renoir', a biopic of the leading painter in the Impressionist style. BYO nibbles if you wish.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 3:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Arielle Fernandes
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This course is an introduction to basic French language. The learners begin to understand and express common needs and ideas. They learn to introduce themselves and ask questions about personal details. They interact simply while speaking slowly and clearly.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 12:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Arielle Fernandes
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This course is an introduction to basic French language. The learners begin to understand and express common needs and ideas. They learn to introduce themselves and ask questions about personal details. They interact simply while speaking slowly and clearly.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Arielle Fernandes
2 places remaining
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This course adds to the learner's knowledge of basic French expressions. The learner understands frequently used language in areas such as shopping, family and employment. Communication involves a direct exchange of information, describing immediate matters in simple terms.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Arielle Fernandes
3 places remaining
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This course offers the opportunity to develop further understanding and sharing of information regarding family, work, school, leisure-related topics or personal interests. Learners are exposed to travel situations in areas where the language is spoken. They create simple texts on topics of personal interests and experiences, events, dreams, and ambitions, opinions or plans in brief.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Danielle Desvaux
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This course is designed for those that have an understanding of the French language and want to develop a more in depth knowledge. You will interact with your fellow students. At the end you will be able to produce a detailed text on a wide range of subjects and special interests.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 11:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Danielle Desvaux

This course is designed to practice and increase your French language skills. You will prepare topics to discuss in class. Some grammatical areas will be examined from time to time. You are encouraged to interact and help fellow students. The goal is to extend your speaking skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 11:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Arielle Fernandes
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During this course, learners show understanding of the main ideas of a complex text.They spontaneously interact without too much strain for either the speaker or the listener. They are able to produce a detailed text on a wide range of subjects and special interests.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:15pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Danielle Desvaux
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This course is intended for those who can speak French and who want to maintain and extend their fluency. We will discuss international and local current affairs, cultural events, travel experiences and topics of personal interest. It provides the opportunity for real conversations.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christa Kaltenbrunn-Long
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In this course you will learn familiar, everyday expressions and very simple sentences, to introduce yourself and others as well as ask others about themselves - e.g. where they live, who they know and what they own. You will begin to communicate in a simple manner if the person you are speaking to speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help. Image by FelixMittermeier from Pixabay

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Christa Kaltenbrunn-Long
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During this course, you will develop an understanding of the main points on familiar topics associated with work, school and leisure time. You will learn to deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the region. You will be able to express yourself simply on areas of personal interest, such as your dreams, hopes and goals, views and plans. Image by ArtTower from Pixabay

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Membership is required

$90 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 1:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Elton Brown

Historian Elton Brown travels with you through 600 years of French history, bringing back to life the famous and infamous personalities who contributed to one of Europe's greatest civilisations. Highlights: the 100 years' war against Britain; Joan of Arc and Queen Isabella, Marguerite D'Anjou; Cardinal Richelieu, King Louis XIV. Louis XV and his influential mistress, Madame de Pompadour; the Age of Enlightenment through the philosophers and Voltaire; the tragic life of Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI; the French revolution; Napoleon; Victor Hugo and Les Miserables; the Franco-Prussian war, La Belle Epoque; the Great War. Students are encouraged to make their own notes as Handouts are not provided.

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Membership is required

$50 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Sivasakthy Sett
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Date:  Tuesday 2-Mar-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Sivasakthy Sett
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If you have ever wanted to pick something from your garden, bring it into your home and express yourself, this course is for you! Ikebana is an ancient art originating from Japan more than five hundred years ago. The word Ikebana means living flowers. In this course you will learn about the space, line, balance and harmony between the materials used, the container in which it is held and the space where it is placed. Beginners will learn the fundamentals of Ikebana techniques and forms. Continuing students will learn more advanced techniques and forms. I will be teaching in Ichiyo school style. What to bring: For the first day: 5 stems of one kind of flower, secateurs and an old towel. Branch materials will be provided. For following lessons, please bring your own materials from your garden.

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Membership is required

$90 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 5-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Kus Sujatna
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If you want to learn an Asian Language, Indonesian is the one for you because it has the same alphabet as English! And, if you''ve been to Bali and loved the experience, the people, the food and the culture, come along and learn more about it. Enhance your holiday in Indonesia. Our teacher will show you how easy it is to get started on the basics of the language, while you learn about Indonesian culture.

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Membership is required

$90 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Kus Sujatna
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This conversation class is for those who have studied Bahasa Indonesia in the past and would like to come along to practise and improve their language skills. Our Indonesian teacher, Ibu Kus, has extensive experience in teaching Indonesian as she taught for many years at TAFE. This course is most suitable for students who have taken an Indonesian Intermediate course at SPLC or similar organisations. Come along and join the fun.

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Membership is required

$90 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 5-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 12:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Kus Sujatna
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If you have been to Bali and loved the experience, the people, the food and the culture, come along and learn more about it. Enhance your holiday in Indonesia. Our teacher will give you the opportunity to improve your language skills, while you learn about Indonesia. Our Indonesian teacher, Ibu Kus, has extensive experience in teaching Indonesian as she taught for many years at TAFE. Come along and join the fun.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 1:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Morena Lanzilotti
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This course is an introduction to basic Italian language. The learners begin to understand and express common needs and ideas. They learn to introduce themselves and ask questions about personal details. They interact simply while speaking slowly and clearly.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 6:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Morena Lanzilotti
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This course is an introduction to basic Italian language. The learners understand and express common needs and ideas. They can introduce themselves and ask questions about personal details. They interact simply while speaking slowly and clearly.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 5-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Elena Cotza
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This course adds to the learner''''s knowledge of basic Italian expressions. The learner understands frequently used phrases in areas such as shopping, family and employment. Communication involves a direct exchange of information, describing immediate matters in simple terms.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Elena Cotza
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This course centres around learning to share information about family, work, school, leisure-related topics or personal interests. Learners are exposed to travel situations in areas where the language is spoken. They create simple texts on topics of personal interests, describe experiences, events, dreams, and ambitions, opinions or plans in brief.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 4:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Morena Lanzilotti
3 places remaining
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This course offers the opportunity to develop further understanding and sharing of information regarding family, work, school, leisure-related topics or personal interests. Learners are exposed to travel situations in areas where the language is spoken. They create simple texts on topics of personal interests, describe experiences, events, dreams, and ambitions, opinions or plans in brief.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Elena Cotza
3 places remaining
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During this course, learners show understanding of the main ideas of a complex text.They spontaneously interact without too much strain for either the speaker or the listener. They are able to produce a detailed text on a wide range of subjects and special interests.

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Membership is required

$150 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 5-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Elena Cotza
3 places remaining
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This course is for participants who understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations. They express ideas without too much searching. They effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations, creating well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics.

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$135, $120 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
6 weeks (Open)
Time 7:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Chanthira Suppiah
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Date:  Saturday 6-Feb-2021
6 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Chanthira Suppiah
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Do you want to get creative and have some fun learning how to draw cartoons characters and caricatures? Come join Award-Winning cartoonist Chanthira in this fun-filled hands-on and interactive course. You will learn how to create and draw quirky cartoon characters such as cartoon humans, animals, monsters and much more using simplified techniques. Learn how to create your own comic strips. Explore the world of caricatures where you'll learn about drawing portraits and exaggerating these to create various types of hilarious and awesome caricatures. These activities are good for the mind and body. If required, materials are supplied.

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$20 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 24-Feb-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:30am for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue:
Facilitator: Lynn O'hara
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Did you know that well-loved May Gibbs, mother of the Gumnut Babies and the iconic Snugglepot and Cuddlepie lived part of her childhood in South Perth? Lynn, from the South Perth Historical Society, is hosting a special luncheon and discovery event for SPLC members, about this famous artist and author, who has a special connection to South Perth. We meet at South Perth Historical Society for a talk, museum tour and luncheon, all included in the price. Image by May Gibbs.

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Membership is required

$60 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 5-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 2:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Self Managed
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For those who love the cerebral challenge and social aspect of traditional mahjong but lack experienced peers to play with, this is the ideal session to enrol in. Join fellow enthusiasts of the fascinating game of Chinese Mahjong for independent play in a welcoming environment that focuses on friendly social interaction and fun. Previous experience necessary. New member welcomed.

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Membership is required

$60 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 5-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Self Managed
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This friendly and popular Wednesday group is for the more experienced who wish to play this fascinating and ancient game. So come along and get those brain cells working. Notes and sets are provided, but please bring along your own if you wish. New members welcomed.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Saturday 6-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3, Room 4
Facilitator: Vicky Man
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This course introduces participants to the fascinating and ancient game of Mahjong. Players will learn the structure and the rules of game in a friendly, social environment and by the course conclusion, have acquired the knowledge, skills and ability for independent gameplay, in a self-managed group. New learners welcomed.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 4:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Vonny Thompson
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Western Mahjong is derived from the ancient Chinese game, but with a wider range of hands. However it retains the simplicity that makes the game so relaxing. This course is designed for participants with some previous experience who needs to build more confidence in their game. Eventually, the goal is to join one of the groups playing independently at South Perth or just among a group of friends over a cuppa.

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Membership is required

$120 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 26-Apr-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Vonny Thompson
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Western Mahjong is derived from the ancient Chinese game, but with a wider range of hands. However it retains the simplicity that makes the game so relaxing. This course is designed for beginners and assumes no previous experience. Eventually, the goal is to join one of the groups playing independently at South Perth or just among a group of friends over a cuppa.

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Membership is required

$110 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 5:30pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Andi Bach
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During this guided meditation circle we focus on relaxing the body, using the breath to slow down the mind, and exploring visualisation techniques designed to encourage mindfulness in everyday life. Meditating on a regular basis makes us more able for our daily routine and it can help to reduce stress, improve sleep and increase patience and concentration. Whether you are an absolute beginner or seasoned meditator, this course is for you. Meditation takes place while sitting in a chair and there is no religious aspect involved, everyone is welcome.

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Membership is required

$60 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 12-Feb-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 3:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Belinda Cox
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Date:  Friday 12-Mar-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 3:00pm for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Belinda Cox
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Join us on a journey to discover the Noongar culture, caring and connection to country, and Noongar protocols and practices with Belinda Cox from Djirrily Dreaming. Belinda is a Kangeang/Bibblemun lady from the Noongar Nation with over 25 years experience delivering Noongar culture, specialising in native bush plants for health and well-being, and performing traditional ceremonies using native plants in the old ways. This series of talks starts with 2 sessions in Term 1 and continues throughout the year. Activities cover Noongar language, bark art, traditional seasons and uses of native plants. $ 60 per session.

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Membership is required

$170 (includes GST)

Date:  Friday 29-Jan-2021
7 weeks (Open)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Fiona Buchanan
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Discover your connection to the magic of the ocean in this class. Pastels are a beautiful, expressive medium with a velvet finish. With them you can draw and paint at the same time. With Fiona Buchanan, you will explore the use of watercolour as an underpainting technique and work with soft and hard pastels on sanded paper. Fiona is a WA artist, who loves the ocean. Her own work is about the environment and its balance.

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$20, $15 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Saturday 20-Feb-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Courtyard
Facilitator: Malcolm Davies
3 places remaining
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Feeling sorry for your orchid? Wish you had greener fingers? It''s not too late to revive or rejuvenate your special plant. Bring it along to Malcolm''s workshop and let him guide you to a better world where your orchid thrives and shines. All materials for repotting available for $8 per pot. BYO gloves.

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Membership is required

$140 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 4:15pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Cristina Poad
3 places remaining
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Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 4:15pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Cristina Poad

Pilates is a gentle form of exercise in line with yoga and eastern traditions. Through the practice of Pilates, you'll experience improvement in physical stability, strength and flexibility. Joseph Pilates, who founded the practice in the years after the second world war, promoted the idea that mental and physical health are interrelated. His method is a safe, inclusive and effective approach to improving your fitness and health. Come and join our small group for this gentle and safe form of exercise. With regular practice, you'll improve body fitness and feel amazing. Image by ArtCoreStudios from Pixabay

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$30, $20 for Members (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 16-Feb-2021
Single session (Open)
Time 10:30am for 1 hr, 30 min
Venue: SPLC Room 4
Facilitator: Chris Young
3 places remaining
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This workshop addresses the most fundamental questions you will face heading into retirement. It is suitable for people who are considering retirement in the next 5 years or those who are already retired. Chris will aim to simplify the complex world of superannuation, social security and investments to provide you with a basic understanding of the steps required to move to a comfortable retirement. Chris Young is the principal of CY Financial Advice and has been awarded the Gold Standard of Independence by the Profession of Independent Financial Advisers.

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$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
9 weeks (Open)
Time 1:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez
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A fun and informative introductory course to the spanish language for those who have not been to any spanish language classes previously. Learn how the spanish language works, pronunciation, basic conversation, travel, food and traditions. The basics will be covered in this course. The textbook Vente (A1/A2) will be used.

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$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 4:30pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah
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A fun introductory course to the spanish language for those who have some previous experience (or none). Learn how the spanish language works, pronunciation, basic conversation. Learn to introduce yourself and ask questions about personal details.

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$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
9 weeks (Open)
Time 11:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez
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This course adds to the learner's knowledge of basic Spanish expressions. The learner understands frequently used language in areas such as shopping, family and employment. Communication involves a direct exchange of information, describing immediate matters in simple terms. The textbook Vente (A1/A2) will be used.

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Membership is required

$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 2:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah
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This course adds to the learner's knowledge of basic Italian expressions. The learner understands frequently used language in areas such as shopping, family and employment. Communication involves a direct exchange of information, describing immediate matters in simple terms.

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Membership is required

$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Thursday 4-Feb-2021
9 weeks (Open)
Time 9:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 1
Facilitator: Ruperto Nunez
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Hola amigo! This course offers the opportunity to develop further understanding and sharing of information regarding family, work, school, leisure-related topics or personal interests. Learners are exposed to travel situations in areas where the language is spoken. They create simple texts on topics of personal interests, describe experiences, events, dreams and ambitions, opinions or plans in brief. The textbook Tema a Tema B1 will be used.

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$135 (includes GST)

Date:  Wednesday 3-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Open)
Time 10:00am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Alicia Zablah
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This course is for participants who understand a wide range of longer and more demanding texts or conversations. They express ideas without too much searching. They effectively use the language for social, academic or professional situations, creating well-structured and detailed texts on complex topics.

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$110 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
9 weeks (Open)
Time 8:00am for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Maurice Werder
1 place remaining
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Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
9 weeks (Full)
Time 4:45pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Maurice Werder

Tai Chi is a form of martial art developed from Chinese Taoist philosophy. Its gentle flow and graceful movements can also be used as a very good set of exercise. With constant practice, it can promote good health, relaxation, balance and stability. In this course, participants will be introduced to a short form of Wu style Tai Chi, with particular emphasis on movements promoting a stable body. It should be suitable for both young and seniors and no prior experience is assumed. The details of each movement will be explained. Then participants will learn with the instructor and practise together. The course is also suitable for those who have some prior Tai Chi experience and might like to extend their knowledge. Image by Antonika Chanel from Pixabay

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$80 (includes GST)

Date:  Tuesday 2-Feb-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Carlos Arevalo
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Date:  Tuesday 2-Mar-2021
4 weeks (Open)
Time 9:30am for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 5
Facilitator: Carlos Arevalo
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You received an iPad/iPhone for Christmas... now what? Is your iDevice at risk of becoming an expensive paperweight? Have you ever held your iPad and thought "If only someone could show me how this all works?". Our very own Apple Genius Carlos Arevalo will show you how to get the most out of your iGadget, such as emailing, privacy settings, online purchase, bill payment, tailoring to personal preferences and all the cool things you can do within each application or feature. He has tips and tricks to share with you.

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Membership is required

$170 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 12:00pm for 2 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 2
Facilitator: Verena Marmion

In this course, students will be encouraged to expand their repertoire of skills and techniques. This includes colour mixing, brush control, wet in wet painting and planning a successful composition. Each lesson starts with a warmer and is followed by a main activity. Students can follow their own choice of subject matter, or create an individual interpretation of the theme the teacher introduces with a demonstration at the start of class. Students are encouraged to paint from real objects and personal photos, but also have the option of using the teacher''s resources. This course is for both beginning and intermediate students. The beginning students will be recommended simpler exercises than the more experienced students.

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Membership is required

$110 (includes GST)

Date:  Monday 1-Feb-2021
8 weeks (Full)
Time 5:00pm for 1 hr
Venue: SPLC Room 3
Facilitator: Andi Bach

Yoga is for Every Body, regardless of shape, size, ability or age, we all benefit from doing yoga. This course is suitable for all levels of experience and the yoga postures can be adapted to fit a person's individual ability. Included in each class are warm-ups, stretches, balancing, asanas (postures), mindful breathing and relaxation. The aim is to keep the body healthy through movement. Join us on the mat!

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