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Published December 10th 2014
Bright Learning - a place to grow, learn and have fun
All may seem quiet from the outside at 54 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe but here at Bright Learning's headquarters in the Wool Stores precinct there's a busy mix of fun, laughter and learning going on behind closed doors!
For those looking to expand their knowledge, develop a new skill or simply try something new, look no further. Business partners, Lisa Renneisen and Nadine Zrinzo keep their ears to the ground, listening to what people are interested in. Together, they develop a range of learning experiences including short talks, classes and full-day workshops.
Around the world in 8 cups of tea with May King Tsang of MayKing Tea
Lisa says,"We really want people to have an enjoyable learning experience, rather than feel that they are in a formal school environment." The Teneriffe venue certainly sets the scene for an enjoyable experience - tea and coffee are provided and the training room is light, airy and comfortable with a lovely casual feel to it.
Craft Beer Essentials with Braden from Bitter Suite
These two young women joined forces in 2011, initially running their courses as "pop up" ventures in cafés but as event managers, longed for their own business premises. In 2012 the Teneriffe site was purchased and in 2013 classes began at this great venue and have been evolving ever since. There are now 3 - 4 courses each month, ranging from language classes to cup cake decorating, the lowdown on craft beer, improving your memory and so much more.
The Fancy Cookie Class with Sarah Gan of Ugly Food & Co
Lisa and Nadine welcome suggestions for future classes and invite ideas via their website. Likewise, those who are passionate about a particular skill or subject and would like to run a course are able to apply to do so via the website. Bright Learning is interested in subject matter that is on trend and "slightly left of centre", ensuring that a diverse range of interesting classes await those keen to learn.
What a great Christmas present - the gift of learning
Check out the website for upcoming classes and prices. Purchasing membership to Bright Learning is a very cost effective way to take advantage of the full range of learning experiences. Simply pay for a six month membership and you can book into any or all of the classes being offered in that time frame. Not only that, but members can then invite a friend along at a discounted rate. Extending a warm welcome to newcomers, Bright Learning will post a small welcome pack to those purchasing membership. Other class packages are also available and are listed on the website.
Hunting for a gift for that "impossible to buy for" person in your life? Gift certificates are available and what a great Christmas gift one of these would make! With such a wide variety of courses, there's sure to be something for everyone. To keep up to date with upcoming classes, simply go to the website and register to receive the fortnightly e-newsletter.