Term Program, What's on

Term 2 2024

Majura Women’s Group Program

Providing opportunities for friendship and creative outlet for women with young children. Come along on Wednesdays during school term from 9.30am to 12:30. We meet at the Downer Community Centre. Childcare for children 9 months+ provided for a gold coin donation. New members are always welcome.  Our activities are open to all mums with kids under 5 years of age. No bookings required, just show up!

Term 2 2024

Wednesdays

1st May

9:30am

Winter Mending
Mending clothes can seem a chore but it can be fun when shared with others - and by using creative approaches.
In this session, we will draw on the Japanese boro technique to revive torn clothing and brighten our wardrobes in a sustainable fashion.
Bring along torn clothing, patches of fabric and scissors, needles and threads, if you have them. I will also have a collection of scrap fabric with me, as well as needles, threads and scissors. Monica Andrew is a PhD candidate at the University of Canberra, researching how public repair spaces contribute to clothing and textile sustainability. She runs a Repair Café on campus, drawing on her lifelong experiences in sewing and textile arts to help others and share repair skills, as well as volunteering at other Repair Cafés in Canberra. In her textile art practice, Monica engages with our broken fashion industry, turning clothing and textile waste into items of lasting relevance and beauty.

8th May

9:30am

Basic Car Maintenance

If you’ve ever wondered how to change a tyre, a windshield wiper, or check the oil in your car, then join us today for a hands on sessions of basic car maintenance with Charlie from Charlie’s auto care. Save yourself hundreds of dollars in car maintenance AND feel confident driving around knowing your got the basics of car maintenance covered!

15th May

9.30am

Polymer Clay Pens
Local artist Lex Sorrentino has been teaching sculpting in Polymer & Air-Drying Clay for approximately 24 years. And this week she will be sharing her knowledge with us, as we learn how to make and bake beautiful polymer clay pens our own!. All mums of kids 0-5 welcome.

22nd May

9.30am

Book Binding
Led by visual artist Michele England, create a personalised journal using Japanese bookbinding techniques. Work with reclaimed papers, and your own personal memorabilia to create something truly special. All mums of kids aged 0-5 welcome. Michele is an artist whose work investigates issues regarding the environment in which we depend. Michele is intently interested in making works that engage your eyes, body and mind. Her artistic output is mostly paintings, textiles, printing or small sculpture. The paintings often use a collage aesthetic to combine imagery, painting techniques, pattern and forms. Michele also enjoys combining the practices of art and craft. This pursuit produces works that utilises craft techniques with everyday objects to make interesting metamorphoses and contextual changes to these objects.

29th May

9.30am

SwingTrain
Let's get this party started! Be sure to come prepared in your activewear as we get our hearts pumping and dance up a storm with Swingtrain, a dance fitness class which combines swing dancing and aerobics to incredible swing and pop music! All mums of kids aged 0-5 welcome.

5th June

9.30am

Knotted Cushions
If you enjoyed our knotted blankets last year, you will love this knotted cushion activity! Using the same technique, we will cut and knot fleece fabric around standard cushions to create our own "no-sew" soft and cuddly ones. All mums of kids aged 0-5 welcome.

12th June

9.30am

Papercraft
Get those creative juices flowing as Anne Patterson from Close to My Heart brings us her mobile craft studio for a morning of papercraft. All mums of kids 0-5 welcome.

19th June

9.30am

UnFinished Objects
UnFinished Objects! Bring along an activity from earlier in the year which you haven't finished, or anything crafty you are in the process of making at home that you want to work on. Don't have a project on the go? Help yourself to an activity from our cupboard. All mums of kids 0-5 welcome.

26th June

9.30am

Paint Along
It's time to paint, create and socialise! Today we will be painting our own piece of Paris to take home. Following step by step instructions, we will be guided through creating a masterpiece of our very own. All mums of kids ages 0-5 welcome.

3rd July

9.30am

Zero Waste Workshop
It's plastic free July! Today we are joined by Peter from the SEEchange waste-less group for an interactive discussion of ways we can reduce plastic waste in our everyday lives. We will also be running our quarterly kids item swap this session, so feel free to bring along any clothes, toys etc that your kids have outgrown, and swap them for something new-to-you! All mums of kids aged 0-5 welcome.