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5 Courses to Boost Your Creativity

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by The wanderer (subscribe)
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Published February 17th 2016
Regain that creative zest in life in a short time
Sometimes the daily grind can dull your inner creative. That work, home, eat routine and everything in between can quiet your passion for living, creating and being innovative. Exercise, being social and keeping a journal can keep you going; but sometimes we all need a little extra push to remain creative or to find something new to learn and enjoy.

Here is a list of some creative courses you may find interesting, why not immerse yourself into something completely new? or refine your already existing skills, perhaps you can even form your own social club where you can gather and focus on creating something together?

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Walk the path to a creative you.


WEA, Fun with Flowers
Learn how to design and create your own flower arrangements, no previous experience is necessary! You could use them to decorate your own home, as gifts or to start a small business.

Students are required to buy their materials and this cost may vary.
Course fees:standard $94.00,discount: $85.00,concession: $83.00.
Where and when? From May the 5th, 5 weeks 2.5 hours, Thursdays at 6:00pm, WEA centre is located on 223 Angas Street, Adelaide 5000.

Click here to view WEA's course list

TAFE, Wheelthrowing
Have you ever wanted to make your own pottery? Learn the principles of this ancient technique at TAFE College of the Arts, how to centre the clay and turn it to create shapes and bowls, you will also learn basic decorating techniques, so at the end of this course you will go home with your own handmade glazed pots and bowls.

Course fees: $450 (includes all materials and tools included)
Where and when? from Tuesday 10th of May until Tuesday 28th of June, 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
TAFE College of the Arts is located on 39 Light Square, Adelaide 5000.
Click here to view a full list of TAFE SA's short courses

SA Writers Centre, Autofiction
If you have ever wanted to tell your own story, write an autobiography, memoir or create a graphic novel based on your own experiences; then enrol in this three hour workshop to learn from Joanna Walsh, author of the memoir "Hotel", discover how to write your own story and ways you can make it captivating.

Course fees: $60 for members and $90 for non members.
When and where? March 1st 2016 from 2pm to 5pm.
SA Writers Centre is located on Level 2, 187 Rundle Street, Adelaide 5000.
Click here to see all other workshops at SA Writers Centre

JamFactory, Metal Studio
This introductory course to silver jewellery making is designed for the absolute beginner.
You will learn basic techniques: sawing, filing, soldering, forming and embossing metal.
You will design and make your own ring or pendant in a fully equipped professional jewellery studio.

Course fees: $385 (includes all materials and tools)
When are where? Every Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Workshop 1: 6 April - 18 May (7 Week Workshop)
Workshop 2: 25 May - 6 July (7 Week Workshop)
JamFactory Metal Design Studio - 19 Morphett Street, Adelaide
Click here to view JamFactory's full workshop program


IKON, Art Therapy
This one day workshop taught by Glenda Needs; will show you how to use art as a form of therapy, how it can be used to heal and it will give you an opportunity to experience it yourself.
For centuries, art has been used not only to portrait life and moments, but also to help individuals release their feelings, experiment with the creative process and express their personality.
You don't need any experience or to be a professional artist, as this is not the main focus of Art Therapy.

Course fees: $125 or $105 concession.
Where and when? Saturday 16th of April, 9:30am to 4pm.
IKON Institute is located on Level 1, 77 Jetty Road, Glenelg.
Click here for more information about IKON Institute

Henry Eckert, Woodworking
Don't settle for commercially made furniture or mass produced decorative items, you can make your own! Henry Eckert Woodworking School has many courses and workshops to show you how to make anything wood related: wood turning, chairs, tables, cabinets, sculptures, carvings and other decorative objects.

Click here to view all courses, fees and workshops
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Why? Because you want to boost your creativity
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Where: Adelaide,South Australia
Cost: Prices vary
Your Comment
Quite a bit of creativity is to be found in the game Mah Jong. A group meets in North Adelaide Community Centre and there are others round Adelaide.
by daviddon@dodo.com.au (score: 2|555) 1385 days ago
Would love to try my hand at woodworking :)
by Diana (score: 2|710) 1375 days ago
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