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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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Beat The Memory Killers

How would life be if you got more time on your hands because you know how easily to remember what you want and need? Stress and hectic lifestyle are enemies of memory. You don’t have a bad memory, you have an untrained memory. Learn how to remember a speech by heart, your exams, jokes, names and what you read. By using your capabilities more efficiently, you can change your brain and that can take place no matter what your age! Learn how to model super-performers who know how to... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Beat The Memory Killers

<p>How would life be if you got more time on your hands because you know how easily to remember what you want and need? Stress and hectic lifestyle are enemies of memory. You don’t have a bad memory,

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Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours and contours of our life. When we write the truth – even the most difficult truth and especially the most difficult truth – we give a gift to ourselves and to others, we leave a legacy behind that will last beyond all the minor and major loves, losses and learnings of our one lifetime.... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Capturing (Difficult) Truth in Memoir

<p>If life is a puzzle and if each of us represents one small piece of this puzzle, then we owe it to life, we owe it to ourselves and most importantly we owe it to each other to capture the colours

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Christmas Crochet Gifts: Shawl in a Ball

Take basic and beginner crochet skills to the next level with a simple and easy project. In this two day special you will learn the start of the shawl, plus gain an understanding of the pattern and diagram so that you can complete the project at home. You must have already completed a beginners crochet course. All materials are included in course fee. [More]
$99 Limited inc GST
Christmas Crochet Gifts: Shawl in a Ball

Take basic and beginner crochet skills to the next level with a simple and easy project. In this two day special you will learn the start of the shawl, plus gain an understanding of the pattern and

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

Plant Propagation

Why buy plants when you can propagate them? Take home at least 10 free plants from this course. Learn the many methods of propagation, including cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more. Grow your own perennials, shrubs and trees, including fuchsias, frangipanis, hydrangeas, lavenders, roses, camellias, orchids, maples and more. Comprehensive notes are provided and bookings are essential. COURSE OUTLINE Course Introduction Propagation overview Seed sowing/seed saving... [More]
$115 Limited inc GST / $104
Plant Propagation

<p>Why buy plants when you can propagate them? Take home at least 10 free plants from this course. Learn the many methods of propagation, including cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more.

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Christmas Decorations: Perpetual Wreaths

A fun festive workshop to make your own Christmas decorations. In this workshop we will make festive wreaths that can be used again and again. The wreaths will be made using fabric or yarn and trims and embellishments selected from the class haberdashery buffet! You may like to bring along something from home that is special to you, such as a favourite tree ornament to incorporate into your wreath. There will be two Christmas craft workshops, the other will be faux gingerbread... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Christmas Decorations: Perpetual Wreaths

<p>A fun festive workshop to make your own Christmas decorations. In this workshop we will make festive wreaths that can be used again and again. The wreaths will be made using fabric or yarn and

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The Magic of Mah Jong

Mah Jong originated in China in the late 19th century, but some of its principles go back to early Chinese philosophy. These principles and the beauty of the playing tiles themselves make Mah Jong a game that, once learned, never becomes boring. Based on the international rules, as defined by the British Mah Jong Association – lots of fun, with easy-to-learn basics, but enough challenges to keep advanced students improving for a lifetime! Please bring your own Mah Jong set. [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
The Magic of Mah Jong

Mah Jong originated in China in the late 19th century, but some of its principles go back to early Chinese philosophy. These principles and the beauty of the playing tiles themselves make Mah Jong a

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Mt Banks, Wilson and Tomah

Leave suburbia behind. Ascend the eastern escarpment up Bell Bird Hill with Bell’s Miners tinkling to Kurrajong Heights and spectacular views over Sydney. Flanked by grassy rolling hills dotted with small rural properties you enter the fruit orchards of Bilpin and then the pristine wilderness along Bell’s Line of Road to Mt Tomah rising abruptly and capped with ancient basalt, rainforest and NSW’s cool climate Botanic Gardens. We will be looking for Gang-gang Cockatoo, Eastern... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST
Mt Banks, Wilson and Tomah

Leave suburbia behind. Ascend the eastern escarpment up Bell Bird Hill with Bell’s Miners tinkling to Kurrajong Heights and spectacular views over Sydney. Flanked by grassy rolling hills dotted with

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How to Keep your Mind Agile

Keeping your brain active increases its vitality and strengthens its functioning. Discover how different pursuits in daily living and cognitive exercises can enhance a fluid mind. You will also learn techniques to solve some challenging and fun mind games. Please note that students are required to bring pens, pencils and erasers for this course. COURSE OUTLINE Session 1 Introduction. Brain vitality and functioning. Cognitive exercises that enhance an agile mind. Session 2 Learn the... [More]
$78 Limited inc GST / $70
How to Keep your Mind Agile

<p>Keeping your brain active increases its vitality and strengthens its functioning. Discover how different pursuits in daily living and cognitive exercises can enhance a fluid mind. You will also

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Artful Deceptions - The Mechanics of Fiction

Virginia Woolf once famously pondered, “Why should a real chair be better than an imaginary elephant?” This course confronts works of literature across time and contexts to consider the truth-telling force of representation in all its peculiarity. We’ll sit Homer beside Hamsun and question the voice of God, ask Joyce if characters can ever really ‘exist,’ and understand how Flaubert’s cat can yawn for as long as a sunset. Good fiction is magical, but it’s more sleight-of-hand than... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
Artful Deceptions - The Mechanics of Fiction

<p>Virginia Woolf once famously pondered, “Why should a real chair be better than an imaginary elephant?” This course confronts works of literature across time and contexts to consider the

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

Feedback Workshops for Worried Writers

Not sure if your writing is good enough? Scared of harsh feedback? Frightened someone will steal your idea? These confidential sessions offer gentle feedback over two days (approx. 9000 words of your work will be reviewed). All writing welcome – poetry, fiction, non-fiction, scripts. Bring six copies of your work to be reviewed – these copies will be returned to you after each session. Over the two sessions, writing concepts from A through to Z will be used to inspire you as a... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Feedback Workshops for Worried Writers

<p>Not sure if your writing is good enough? Scared of harsh feedback? Frightened someone will steal your idea? These confidential sessions offer gentle feedback over two days (approx. 9000 words of

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