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Study general courses at WEA Sydney in a relaxed and social environment, and central CBD location. Easily accessible by public transport, our high quality courses are led by professional and friendly tutors, and offer you great value for money.


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Bad Day? - Good Day?

Do your circumstances control you? Do other people cause your reaction? Perhaps you are not aware of the tools you carry around: Your three secret friends! Learn how to use them so YOU decide whether your day is bad or good. On top of that you will walk away knowing the words that are “dangerous” in communications – and the strong word that makes people want to help you. Join the people, young and old, who every day know how to be able to say: "It’s a good day." COURSE OUTLINE How... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $113
Bad Day? - Good Day?

<p>Do your circumstances control you? Do other people cause your reaction? Perhaps you are not aware of the tools you carry around: Your three secret friends! Learn how to use them so YOU decide

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Create and Enjoy Your Own Bonsai

Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape, style and display them. Comprehensive notes are provided. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction History Chinese/Japanese Suitable Specimens Styles Containers Soil Equipment Wiring Pruning Re-potting Maintenance Pests and Diseases PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be... [More]
$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Create and Enjoy Your Own Bonsai

<p>Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape,

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$118 Limited inc GST / $106
Create and Enjoy Your Own Bonsai

<p>Discover its history and find out which plants are most suitable and how to maintain them. Learn which types of containers, soil, materials and equipment are preferable; and how to prune, shape,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Explore the great city sights from the well-known to the obscure. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place within France; as well as accommodation, food and nightlife options. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Seven Days in Paris

Known as ‘The city of light’, Paris draws visitors from all over the world. Explore the great city sights from the well-known to the obscure. Gain an overview of the history of the city and its place

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Travel Tips for Greece

All you need to plan when, how and where to go in Greece. Tips and direction you’re unlikely to find in travel guides. [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Travel Tips for Greece

All you need to plan when, how and where to go in Greece. Tips and direction you’re unlikely to find in travel guides.

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Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a land of immense wealth and poverty that arguably contains the most beautiful architecture in the world. This is an opportunity to discuss India’s vibrant customs, food, history, sightseeing and much more. Thinking of adding India to your bucket list? This class will help you decide. [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Irresistible India

Join an evening that explores an ancient land of contrasts and complexity, of Mughal emperors, the British Raj, Bengal tigers, the world’s largest democracy that spans the Himalayas to the tropics, a

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Try Your Hand at Origami

The ancient art of paper folding came from Japan and China and widespread across the world. Modular geometrical origami are structures following basic regular and stellar polyhedra. Making them is a relaxing practice with fascinating results. Come and have a go! Printouts of the polyhedral structures and folding techniques will be supplied as well as several printout descriptions for further practice. SUGGESTED READING Rona Gurkewitz, Bennett Arnstein, Beginner’s Book of Modular... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Try Your Hand at Origami

The ancient art of paper folding came from Japan and China and widespread across the world. Modular geometrical origami are structures following basic regular and stellar polyhedra. Making them is a

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Creative Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is an age-old craft which is both relaxing and calming. Learn basic embroidery stitches and discover a modern take on a traditional craft. Explore ways of creating pattern, line and texture as well as discussing composition and use of colour to create visual excitement and harmony. Over the course of two mornings, create a stitched piece in a relaxed, experimental and supportive environment. COURSE OUTLINE Discuss tools: needles, use of hoop, materials and threads... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST
Creative Hand Embroidery

Hand embroidery is an age-old craft which is both relaxing and calming. Learn basic embroidery stitches and discover a modern take on a traditional craft. Explore ways of creating pattern, line and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Solving Cryptic Crosswords

Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible. Hints, tips and secrets are revealed as the class puts in a combined effort. Anagrams will be unscrambled, synonyms sought, and red herrings demystified. Note: There will be a short break for afternoon tea. COURSE OUTLINE Getting started – what you need to know. General techniques. The typical... [More]
$82 Limited inc GST / $74
Solving Cryptic Crosswords

<p>Learn how to approach cryptic crosswords – the less challenging ones first. Learn what hints the compiler is honour bound to give the solver, and what attempts to mislead are still possible.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Walking Manhattan

One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of New York City is to walk it. In this course we explore the stories and the history of this global city, concentrating on Manhattan. It has been called the “Wonder City”, “The City that never sleeps”. We visit cultural centers, meet the locals and explore the subway. We walk the full 23km length of Broadway to appreciate the wonders and sights of Manhattan. This course is suitable for those planning to visit New... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Walking Manhattan

<p>One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of New York City is to walk it. In this course we explore the stories and the history of this global city, concentrating on

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Easter Island: A Journey of Discovery

Rapa Nui is the most isolated place on planet earth, a unique culture in the vastness of the Pacific. This beautiful island bears the impact of its many colonisers but the locals continue to maintain their Polynesian culture through music, art, and stories of their past to this day. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction, The Land, Geological formation, Plants and animals People: the locals, Moai (monumental statues), Birdman culture People: visitors, Slavers, Explorers Chilean government,... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Easter Island: A Journey of Discovery

<p>Rapa Nui is the most isolated place on planet earth, a unique culture in the vastness of the Pacific. This beautiful island bears the impact of its many colonisers but the locals continue to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.