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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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The Creative Writing Laboratory

The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or rediscover your own writing voice, whilst learning more about structure and style. If you wish, there will be opportunities to read your work to the group for feedback. COURSE OUTLINE Clarify your idea by drafting tagline, logline and synopsis (and a poem). Strengthen your writing via... [More]
$219 Limited inc GST / $197
The Creative Writing Laboratory

<p>The creative writing laboratory will suit beginners and those who have written before. Using practical exercises to capture the emotional and physical landscape of your writing, you’ll discover or

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Learn to Play Bridge

Interested in playing cards, keeping your mind sharp, and meeting new people? Bridge is mentally stimulating, while being fun and social. COURSE OUTLINE The rules and basic strategies of Duplicate Bridge Playing from the start, with practical lessons, hands on teaching, and expert guidance The basics of bidding, play and defence through guided games. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Understand the mechanics of the game. Tricks, Dummy,... [More]
$159 Limited inc GST
Learn to Play Bridge

<p>Interested in playing cards, keeping your mind sharp, and meeting new people? Bridge is mentally stimulating, while being fun and social.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><li>The

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$159 Limited inc GST
Learn to Play Bridge

<p>Interested in playing cards, keeping your mind sharp, and meeting new people? Bridge is mentally stimulating, while being fun and social.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><li>The

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Synopsis Writing: Wowing them with your Synopsis and Logline

Ask any publisher/producer – it’s your logline and synopsis that determines whether your book or script gets read, but the process of writing a scintillating summary of your work is difficult. Nowadays, writing coaches ask writers to draft a logline and synopsis before they start work, as it helps to anchor the writing process. Whether you’re starting or finishing your writing, come learn the art of synopsis writing. COURSE OUTLINE *The science behind logline and synopsis writing,... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Synopsis Writing: Wowing them with your Synopsis and Logline

<p>Ask any publisher/producer – it’s your logline and synopsis that determines whether your book or script gets read, but the process of writing a scintillating summary of your work is difficult.

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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]
$115 Limited inc GST / $104
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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Sleep To The Rescue® - Drug-free, Refreshing Sleep

If you experience restless sleep, wake in the early hours, can’t switch off the busy mind, resorting to sleep medication, then this workshop could change your life. Learn the SleepEasy® four-step approach and begin transforming your sleep now. Also addressed will be sleep physiology, stress and sleep, correct breathing, changing the busy mind into a ‘sleep-friendly’ mind and the practical tools to bring your sleep recovery alive. There is even a snooze included! COURSE OUTLINE What... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Sleep To The Rescue® - Drug-free, Refreshing Sleep

<p>If you experience restless sleep, wake in the early hours, can’t switch off the busy mind, resorting to sleep medication, then this workshop could change your life. Learn the SleepEasy® four-step

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WEA Sydney provides yoga mats for this class. For your comfort, however, it is recommended you bring your own foam/soft mat. Also bring along a pillow, eye cover and a sheet/shawl covering of some sort.

Edit This! An Introduction to Copy Editing

Ever wondered what copy editors do? They’re the invisible menders who bring documents to an acceptable standard for publication and prevent embarrassing errors from occurring. Their roles include refurbishment, vacuuming and feather dusting. Come along and learn how copy editors add value to books and other publications, and complete five exercises. Both aspiring and practising editors are welcome! Please bring a blue, red and green pen; a bottle of correction fluid; a ruler; a... [More]
$132 Limited inc GST / $119
Edit This! An Introduction to Copy Editing

<p>Ever wondered what copy editors do? They’re the invisible menders who bring documents to an acceptable standard for publication and prevent embarrassing errors from occurring. Their roles include

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Strengthen Your Brain Qi Gong

Traditional Chinese Medicine theory states that the channels connecting the brain and head also connect to the hands and fingers. By exercising the fingers and hands, we can manipulate and improve the brain’s energy and blood circulation. It can help prevent dementia, reduce migraines, epilepsy and help recovering from stroke. COURSE OUTLINE The theory of Qi Gong. The history of Aromatic Qi Gong. Learn Qi Gong Movements. Introducing the do’s and don’ts, and reactions. Repeat the... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Strengthen Your Brain Qi Gong

<p>Traditional Chinese Medicine theory states that the channels connecting the brain and head also connect to the hands and fingers. By exercising the fingers and hands, we can manipulate and improve

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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]
$78 Limited inc GST / $70
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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Yoga And Pilates - Stretch And Strengthen

Using basic principles of Pilates and Yoga to strengthen and align the body. A fun session that encourages feedback from participants and provides modifications to allow for injuries and physical limitations. Breath is used as a focus and relaxation at end of class. WHY DO IT? Pilates aims to strengthen the core muscles of the torso. The simple exercises to enable this have to be done with care and precision and are often repetitive. Yoga in its basic Hatha form also works on the... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Yoga And Pilates - Stretch And Strengthen

Using basic principles of Pilates and Yoga to strengthen and align the body. A fun session that encourages feedback from participants and provides modifications to allow for injuries and physical

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Everyday Creativity: A Way into Writing

Creativity we know, is important in every art form – the challenge for writers is how to access your creative energy and bring it to the page. This courses offers an introduction to meditative and visualisation techniques, sense immersion, mind mapping, scrapbooking, word play, mind photography, image collecting, and more. Be prepared for mess, chaos, colour, texture, movement, music, sound, as we open all the senses to the deliciousness of creative play. All genres welcome. COURSE... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
Everyday Creativity: A Way into Writing

<p>Creativity we know, is important in every art form – the challenge for writers is how to access your creative energy and bring it to the page. This courses offers an introduction to meditative and

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