Kia ora tatou. There are many great reasons why people keep coming back to our centre. We are at the cutting edge of New Zealand Community Education. We are a place where things happen and like minded people can experience the rich diversity of lifelong learning. Quite simply, our Adult Learning Centre does not cost you money – the enrichment you receive will make you money!
NEW CLASSES FOR 2017
INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT & GESTURAL PAINTING
A course for beginners, exploring visual expression in paint, investigating colour and texture. A programme designed to uncover your artistic potential.
Abstract and gestural painting, often referred to as action painting, incorporates methods such as splashing, dripping, scoring, pouring, scraping and splattering paint. Emphasis is put on colour and texture and the actual act and physicality of the painting process itself. Up until the mid-19th century, Academic art dominated the art world, resulting in a form of art highly polished with no traces of the artist’s hand. Around the 1850s abstract gestural painting quickly became popular allowing artist’s free movement of the painted surface, expressive brushstrokes and intuitively driven expression.
In this course students will learn to use some of the techniques associated with this painting process and become comfortable developing and creating their own journey through a variety of techniques within the painted surface.
Tired of TV? Why not learn a social and interesting card game?
Bridge stimulates you and allows you to spend the evening whether at home or at a club with other people who love the game.
A social game and a mental challenge, that’s bridge. A game for all ages, a game you can play whether you are 15, 25, 50 or 80. A game where every deal is so different. It’s so good for you.
A part two course is offered in term 4 for those who are keen to continue and develop more understanding and ability. Enrol before this course ends and receive a $20 discount on the price.
PAPER TOLE CLASSES
Enjoy learning how to create true ‘3-D’ pictures, through the age old art form of Paper Tole. It’s fun and simple, yet very effective. You will also learn how to box frame them (keeping the framing cost down) or you can even mount some of them onto plates. Materials available for purchase on the night.
PAYROLL AND PAYE
An overview of key Employment Act compliance duties and benefits Employer:
• Understand mandatory obligations of an employer
• Keep employee records
• Maintain deductions
• Understand and prepare Employer Monthly Schedule (IR 348 & IR 345) Need to meet Kiwisaver requirements Need to meet Fringe-Benefit-Tax requirements Pay and file returns on time, to avoid penalties
• Understand obligations of a self-employed
• Your duty to keep records, make deductions and file IR3 on time
• Share the five things to do when setting up as a contracter.
3D PRINTING - AN INTRODUCTION
This fabulous new class will introduce you to the world of 3D design and printing using Tinker cad and Malcerbot printers. Join the 21st Century and find out how this new technology can enhance your creativity. Extra cost for materials payable to tutor at cost only (dependent on design)
XERO TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS AND INTERMEDIATE
Need training in Xero? If you are looking for a job, running a small business or a student looking to up skill, this course is for you. In this practical hands-on Xero accounting course you will get all the training you need on the Xero Accounting platform.
What we will cover
- Invoicing, Paying bills, Inventory, Bankfeeds and Expenses Claim
- How to set up and maintain a business on Xero
- GST and income tax, etc
- Bank reconciling and budgeting
What will I get
- Skills and experience that is in high demand in today's workplace.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING
Japanese food is famous for its unique flavour and healthiness. Though it is true that some remarkable dishes require years of training, home cooking is encouraged and delicious dishes can be served up competently by those eager to learn how.
Enjoy the touch of the essence of Japanese cooking together. You may find Japanese cooking is more affordable and easier than you think!
$30 ingredients fee payable to tutor on first night.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FOR THE 21st CENTURY
Health And Well-Being For The 21st Century
NUTRIENTS FOR THE BODY AND SOUL Roann Tiara
Individual and fitness modules $30 each or all four classes for $65 Thursdays 7-9 pm
MODULE 1-HEALTHY ME
MODULE 2-BE COOL AND SMART AS YOU ENJOY HEALTHY FOOD!
MODULE 3-HERBS, SPICE AND EVRYYTHING NICE WORKSHOP
MODULE 4-COSMETIC NUTRITION
PRACTICAL UNDERSTANDING OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE
Health and well-being has become a priority for many in the 21st century. Health is not just the absence of symptoms but a presence of a vital and dynamic state of well-being. This four hour course offers a day to day practical application of Traditional methods of Chinese Medicine - including meditation, food energetics, therapeutic exercises, self-massage and acupressure, herbs, Chinese astrology and feng-shui (literally wind and water).
SURVIVAL IN THE 21ST CENTURY
This creative new course focuses on how to cope with the pressures and demands of modern day life and living. Problems affect us and our lives. Depression, anxiety, grief, stress and the rigours of ‘fitting into a changing world’ can get on top of us. Feelings of confusion, emptiness, hopelessness, not knowing our purpose or direction can leave us feeling stuck. Join this fantastic new class to discuss how to move on from past hurts and make your way safely and sanely through everyday challenges. This course involves writing, drawing your expressions and images, group discussion and more. You will leave equipped with some ideas to help you live a positive and healthy life.
Islam is under much scrutiny in the media, yet it is one of the largest growing religions in the world. The constant negative portrayal of Islam has caused unnecessary fear and panic amongst people, yet not much is known about its foundations and beginnings. This course aims to break down stereotypes and correct misconceptions by introducing this ancient religion and what it is built upon. The following topics of this course will be addressed:
• The 5 pillars of Islam
• Islamic rituals
• The prophets of God
• Prophet Muhammed
• The Holy Quran
• Women in Islam
• Science and Islam
• The concept of Jihad
STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR WEALTH
Wondering how your friends multiply their wealth? It is essential that you seek first to understand concepts like: 'Compounding', 'Discounting', 'Present Value' and 'Future Value'. Attempt to calculate these too. You will be able to better read and understand brochures associated with savings, loans and investment facilities. This course aspires to kick-start your Grow-Your-Wealth journey by giving you the tools and steps to establish your personal financial goals. Prior accounting knowledge is not a prerequisite.
YOGA OF COOKING - AYURVEDIC COOKING CLASS
My mission is to transform our connection with cooking and eating. Through this class we will tap into the timeless practice of Ayurveda - the “Science of Life” and improve our relationship with our food and diet. Ayurveda and yoga both share a common belief about health and wellness through the use of plant based diet.
This is the Yoga of Cooking. We will get off the mat and into the kitchen! These classes will bring knowledge of health and weight loss. Take away the stress and anxiety related to counting calories. Ingredient fee $50.
• Ayurvedic Kichdi- India’s answer to Risotto
• The art of making Ayurvedic Ghee-Butter
• Mung Daal Soup
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS COURSE
Meditation and mindfulness are both ways to find inner peace and to make the most of every moment. They help you to stay centred and balanced, to improve your focus and feel more ‘in charge’ of yourself. Often daily stresses can lead to rushing, making poor decisions, emotions coming up and ill health.
This course will give you the tools to deal in a much better way with these things, so helping you forward in your life. Research has shown that meditation improves immunity, sleep, memory, creativity, concentration and learning ability. Harvard University found that it was related to anti ageing and healthy ageing – improving weight management, blood pressure, cardiac health and cognitive function.
In this course you learn Pure Meditation Foundation and mindfulness tools, it includes a book (paid for separately $25), handouts and ongoing support. Along with relaxation techniques and talk on meditation and mindfulness, to help deepen your understanding. Held over four weeks for two hours.
Taught by Angela Main an accredited teacher with the Self Realization Meditation Healing Centres worldwide, member of SRMHC Associates NZ and the NZ Natural Health Practitioners Charter.
$24 will be payable to tutor on first night for course book.