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Fun Workshops Around Brisbane - April 2017

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Get your hands dirty at these Workshops
Mahatma Gandhi once said " Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

My penchant for signing up for workshops has been mentioned previously. Workshops meet my desire to learn new tasks and gain further knowledge without taking up huge chunks of my time. The learning environments tend to be very friendly, and I find it helpful to the learning process to be surrounded by like-minded people.
Yes, I am also focus challenged. Some of us just learn better in a hands-on situation, don't we?

Here are three Workshops happening around the suburbs of Brisbane during April that look interesting, in no particular order.

Kokedoma Workshop.

Just what is Kokedoma? In English, Kokedoma literally means moss ball. It is a ball of soil, covered with moss, on which an ornamental plant grows. These are very popular in Japanese Gardens and can look gorgeous, especially if you have minimal garden space to work with.

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Where: Capalaba Nursery and Landscape Supplies
At: 308 Mount Cotton Rd, Capalaba
When: Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
Time: 10am
Cost: $30.00 covers all materials
Contact: 07 3390 3466

Sandal Making Workshop.

This one is particularly for the upcyclers who love to breathe new life into old items. For this Workshop, you will need a couple of your redundant tee shirts. Good news is that you don't require any sewing skills.

Is this a fun way to reduce waste and create something lovely and practical?

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Where: Ormeau Community Centre
At: Cuthbert Drive, Ormeau
When: Sunday, April 30th, 2017
Time: 9am - 5pm
Cost: $67.00
Contact: The Porcelain Tree on 0413 186 237
Refer: The Porcelain Tree Facebook Page

Aromatherapy Massage Workshop

Are you one of the first people to put your hand up for a massage when you take a holiday? Would you enjoy learning how to give your partner or family a relaxation massage with the added benefit of beautiful essential oils?

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Where: Australian College of Aromatherapy
At: Suite 3/ 16 - 36 Nile Street, Woolloongabba
When: Friday, April 28th, 2017
Time: 10am - 2pm
Cost: $119.00
Contact: 1300 13 14 72

All of these workshops require a booking, and in some instances, payment before the day.

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