Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming workshops on the Peninsula and Central Coast – created for women over 55 to meet others and share their stories through theatre and art.

Sadly due to COVID restrictions all workshop numbers are limited. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as registering your interest as we will be sharing other workshops throughout the year.

Alyson Evans, Theatre Practitioner

Theatre & Confidence

Storytelling Workshop with Alyson Evans

TIME: 10.30am – 3.30pm
DATE:  6 – 10 September 2021

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Alyson Evans
LOCATION: The Bays Community Hall, Woy Woy Bay
COST: Free

Inviting women over 55yrs to share stories, laughter and conversations about what it means to be an older woman living on the Central Coast.

Through guided written exercises, discussion prompts and practical activities, award winning theatre maker and facilitator, Alyson Evans will lead you through 5 days of workshops that will explore the strength, courage and resilience of Art-Full Women.

  • What are the challenges we face and the issues we want addressed?
  • What has our experience taught us?
  • What is our collective vision for our community?
  • WHAT IS THE STORY YOU WANT/NEED TO TELL?
Bag Sewing Workshop with Jutta Stone

Sewing Workshop

Bag Sewing Workshop with Jutta Stone

TIME: 9.30am – 1pm
DATE:  TBC (will continue on a weekly basis if popular)

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Jutta Stone
LOCATION: Kincumber
COST: $5 donation

Have you ever seen something  and  thought “I should be able to make that!” Is sewing something you would like to aspire to? Well, ladies, how about making a tote bag?

I am a self taught sewer and  aspire to making quilts one day, but for now, I am making bags for a registered charity called “Escabags” which provides emergency provisions for those who have escaped domestic violence.

Believe me, these bags are easy to make and, who knows, perhaps you might gain a love of sewing?

Theatre skills workshops with Brenda Logan & Pollyanna Forshaw starting early June

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST | OVER 55s

Theatre skills workshops with Pollyanna Forshaw starting 23rd June

DATE:  Starting 23 June – every Wednesday
LOCATION: Peninsula Theatre

You can register your interest in this workshop by clicking on the button below and completing the form.

If the loudness of the laughter is anything to go by, the getting to know you drama games and exercises at the start of the visual art workshops have been a huge success.

So let’s do more of the same but for longer!

Come along for 60-90 minutes of fun in a supportive and safe space, whilst gaining confidence and developing teamwork. We’ll share stories and possibly turn them into short scenes, monologues or poetry. We’ll even sing and dance together if we feel like it!

Tarni Grace

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Song & Chanting Workshop

DATE: Tuesdays, 1.30pm
LOCATION: Ettalong

You can register your interest in this workshop by clicking on the button below and completing the form. The workshop will be confirmed if there are enough people interested.

About Tarni and the Workshop

“Sometimes the room was filled with dancing & song, at other times with slow meditative dreamlike energy. My vision is to align my passion for singing with others to join voices and percussion, interweaving sounds to inspire & uplift.”

Tarni Grace has been gathering songs and chants for over 30 years from hippy festivals, women’s camps and spirit circles & Kirtans.

She loves the energy that comes from people chanting together, be it meditative or joyous, devotional or affirmational”.

Tarni has recently been singing and drumming in Forster for a Buddhist Kirtan, a call & response chanting session.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

Learn Ukulele with Cally & MaryAnne

DATE:  Monday 24 May, 2021

You can register your interest in this workshop by clicking on the button below and completing the form. The workshop will be confirmed if there are enough people interested.

Learn Ukulele with Cally & MaryAnne at a free 3 hour introductory workshop in Woy Woy at 10am on Monday 24 May, 2021.

Limited to 6 participants.

There will be some spare instruments for those that don’t have their own. Come and give it a try!

still life with judy harris

DRAWING

‘Still Life’ Workshop with Judy Harris

TIME: 10am – 4pm
DATE:  TBC, 2021

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Judy Harris
LOCATION: Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, Woy Woy
COST: Free. You will need to bring your own materials

Join this one day ‘Still Life’ Workshop with Judy Harris.

In this relaxed and friendly workshop we will take a look at some basic drawing techniques.  We will look at  images of how other artists have handled this oeuvre before embarking on our own still life project.

Although this is not a teaching workshop you will definitely come away with skills shared with other participants and a better understanding of what comprises a ‘still life’ artwork.

Ukulele with Cally & Mary Anne

DATE:  TBC

Learn Ukulele with Cally & MaryAnne at a free 3 hour introductory workshop in Woy Woy at 10am on Monday 24 May, 2021.

Limited to 6 participants.

There will be some spare instruments for those that don’t have their own. Come and give it a try!

To register your interest or for more information