Art with Teresa – oils/mixed media

Times: Wednesday 9.30sm – 2.30pm

Teacher:   Teresa Castellanos
BEd (Art) Alexander Mackie CAE
MEd (Leadership) University of Wollongong

Painting in oils and watercolours.

Teresa (L) and art student

Teresa worked with Dept. of Education (NSW) for 32 years as an Art Teacher, Head Teacher of Visual and Performing Arts and as Deputy Principal. She has taught Art, Photography and Ceramics to high school students, and Ceramics to adults through Parramatta Evening College. She has taught workshops in painting to adults and currently teaches painting to Seniors at Little Bay.

Teresa has been a practising professional artist during the last 33 years, exhibiting in group shows, and also exhibiting in individual exhibitions under ‘Castellanos and Young’. She has primarily exhibited in the Blue Mountains at Shipley Galleries and Braemar Galleries. In the 1990’s she ran a co-operative gallery (Gallery43) with 6 other artists in Leura; curating numerous exhibi-tions and exhibiting her work on a continuous basis.

She currently works in various 2D and 3D art mediums to produce work. These include painting, mixed media, printing and works in ceramics.

Teresa lives in Sydney Australia.
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A friendly group who come together and sing songs together from different eras and genres. Come along and meet your new friends!

Drama Workshops with Jon

Times: Monday 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Teacher: Jon Ossher

DRAMA WORKSHOPS With Drama Director and Actor Jon Ossher. If you have ever had an interest in acting or becoming an actor yourself but have never done anything about it, then why not come along to this unintimidating, fun class in our beautiful Cottage Hall. You won’t get such professional tutoring at such a low price anywhere else! Some of things covered in the drama workshop are:

  • Read and discuss plays, scripts and poetry.
  • Do acting exercises and improvisations.
  • Discuss film, theatre and television, with a focus on actor performance.
  • Do physical and vocal warmup exercises.
  • Research and develop dramatic characters.
  • Learn how to tell stories, and how to engage an audience.
  • Share experiences and have fun.

“A ‘super’ group of people with fun activities” – Patricia.

“A delightful class, teaching me how interesting the spoken word can be” – Robina Beard OAM (Well-known Actor and Dancer).

Art with Harry – watercolours

Times: Tuesday 10am – 12pm

Teacher: Harry

Harry Stanley has a lifetime of artistic experiences from his Architecture profession. Watercolour techniques are included each week be it a landscape, still life or any other selection. Paper and materials are supplied.

Creative Writing (fortnightly)

Times: Thursday 11am – 12.30pm

Teacher: Dr John Toohey

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP! MEETING FORTNIGHTLY from Thursday 1st February 2024. Write the story you’ve always wanted to write. Sharpen your literary skills. Share your stories and learn with others. The Centre is starting a Creative Writing Group to help members develop their literary confidence and creative writing skills. Creative writing can cover fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

The Group will:

  • Focus on enjoying the pleasure of creative writing.
  • Sharpen skills around plot, character, voice, narrative, structure, style, sentences, punctuation and editing.
  • Provide an opportunity to write the stories you’ve had in your head for years.
  • Re-work and improve drafts you’ve already written.
  • Consider the requirements for self-publishing and commercial publication.
  • Develop self-confidence in creative writing.

The first meeting of the group will provide members an opportunity to shape a program depending on their interests.

Bring your notepad or Laptop!

Art with Amanda – watercolours

Times: Tuesday 1pm – 4pm

Teacher: Amanda

Watercolours. Afternoons from 1pm is an invaluable engagement with a teacher who takes students of watercolour into new territory and visual effects.

Art with Pat – drawing

Times: Thursday 1pm – 3pm

Teacher: Pat

From 1pm is a precious opportunity to learn from a tutor with wide international experience and qualifications. Pat focuses on helping artists of all levels of experience to explore and develop their skills to make the art they want, and to pursue the joy and satisfaction of art making. She teaches drawing, life drawing, painting and environmental art.

Folk Art with Desolea

Times: Friday 10am – 12pm

Teacher: Desolea