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    January 2020

    Children’s School Holiday Pottery Workshop  – Fantasy Creatures

    January 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $39.00

    During the January school holiday pottery workshop children will use the pinching method of construction to create two small bowls which will be joined together. Hand modelled fantasy features will then be applied. They will be decorated with coloured slip (liquid clay) and may be personalised. These pinch pot critters are a great keepsake for the children, or would be a great gift for grandparents and family members. While this project is a fun activity, designed to stimulate the children,…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Children’s School Holiday Mosaics Workshop – mosaic the first initial of your name

    January 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $35.00

    During this two hour Childrens School Holiday Mosaics Workshop your children will learn to create a mosaic picture which they can take home with them on the day. The mosaic will be made using a combination of glass tiles, ceramic tiles, ceramic shards and flat backed beads. No cutting of tiles will be required. Templates will be provided on the day to inspire the children, and they will also be encouraged to develop their own designs. Composition and colours will…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Victorian Bushfire Recovery – Nesting Box for Habitat Workshop

    January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Delacombe Bunnings, 307 Smythes Rd
    Delacombe, 3356 Australia
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    Free

    Do you make things & care about wildlife? Are you a handy person with a saw or a hammer? The wildlife of Australia need you! Wildlife are being smashed by relentless fires. Scientists estimate half a billion animals have been lost this fire season. Rescue teams are working in the field now to support wildlife carers everywhere. But we need makers. People to build possum boxes, wombat holes, water traps and feeders. Physical things that get stuff done in the…

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    School Holidays Acrylic Pouring Workshop – create a flower painting

    January 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    During this School Holiday Acrylic Pouring Workshop participants will create a beautiful canvas painting using the string pull acrylic pouring technique.  Each workshop will explore a different fluid art method which will engage your children's imagination and enthusiasm. The canvas will be approximately 20x22cm. All paints will be pre-mixed, and the acrylic paint and pouring medium is non-toxic and safe for children. Parents are also welcome to join this workshop. The fee will be the same for adults. The acrylic…

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    Craft Drop in Days – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until 23 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Days - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Craft Drop in Day – ClayMotion Craft Corner

    January 24 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24 January 2020

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $10.00

    Craft Drop in Day - ClayMotion Craft Corner January 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd Drop in anytime between 1-4pm January 17th & 24th Drop in anytime between 10.30am -4pm Join us on the craft table - During the school holidays the craft table will have a range of different craft activities set up for instant making, such as stencilling, felt flowers, beading, paper weaving and string crafts. This is an unsupervised space IE - no tuition, and instructions are…

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    Acrylic Pouring Drop in Day – make your own painting

    January 25 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Acrylic Pouring Drop in Day - make your own painting Saturday 25th January 10.30-3.30pm Family Acrylic Pouring Drop in Day - suitable for all ages... bring the kids, bring your mum, bring your aunty or uncle - all welcome! Express yourself and create your own acrylic pour painting. All paints are pre-mixed so you can just have fun pouring the paint on the canvas and experimenting. You can choose between 15x15cm canvas - $15 - or a 25 x 20cm…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Mosaic Workshop – Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger

    January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on 30 January 2020 at 10:00 am

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $185.00

    Term One Mosaic Workshop - Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger Wednesday Evening 7-9pm 29th January till 19th February (4 weeks) OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 30th January till 20th February (4 weeks) This terms workshop is to create a Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special…

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    Mosaic Workshop – Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger

    January 30 @ 10:00 am - January 31 @ 12:00 pm
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    One event on 30 January 2020 at 10:00 am

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $185.00

    Term One Mosaic Workshop - Make your own Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger Wednesday Evening 7-9pm 29th January till 19th February (4 weeks) OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 30th January till 20th February (4 weeks) This terms workshop is to create a Mosaic Terracotta Pot Garden Wall Hanger, which will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel free to bring along anything special…

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    February 2020

    Ballarat Produce Swap

    February 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    Ballarat Community Garden, Cnr Queen Street & Dytes Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Regular monthly communal produce swap, where goods can be placed on the swap table, and whatever is needed is taken. Nothing is sold, although a donation to the host - the Ballarat Community Garden is always appreciated. Anything left at the end of the swap is taken to # Food is Free Laneway. While the focus of the swap is on produce, many other things are swapped - seeds, plants, baked goods, recycled items, books, knowledge and experience. The kettle…

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    Japanese Knot Bag Workshop

    February 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sebastopol Library, 181 Albert Street
    Sebastopol, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $25.00

    Ever wondered how to make a Japanese Knot Bag? Maree from 'The Stichers Hub' will guide you through the processes to create this quick and easy project. With one main strap that loops through a smaller strap, there are no zippers, buttons or buckles. Easily created from a variety of fabrics in unlimited sizes this versatile, reusable bag is a must have!! The class will run over 2.5hrs at a cost of $25 per ticket. To book your place click…

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    Pottery Wheel Throwing Workshop – Beginners

    February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $125

    Ever wanted to learn the potters wheel and make your own gorgeous bowls and cups? During this three hour pottery wheel throwing workshop you will learn and practice the basics of using the potter’s wheel with Dawn Whitehand. What you will learn: Clay preparation Clay centring Making a bowl Making a cylinder Slip and carving decorative techniques. Dawn will demonstrate the techniques you need to achieve making your pots, and you will then have the opportunity to practice these making…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

    Robert Clark Horticultural Centre, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    Ballarat gardening group - Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens

    Growing Friends is an enthusiastic group of gardeners who are considerably knowledgeable about plants, especially those that thrive in the Ballarat environment. The group is friendly, relaxed and welcoming of new members wanting to share in the love of gardening. The Growing Friends meet in the Friends Nursery located behind the Robert Clark Centre, every Tuesday and every second Sunday of the month 1-4pm, no matter what the weather. Growing Friends ensures that a selection of plants is always available…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens – History Friends

    February 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    George Longley Building, Gillies Street Nth
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens - history and heritage events

    The History Group undertakes research into the history of the Gardens. A major project which has involved members for many years is the extraction of references to the gardens primarily from Ballarat City Council correspondence files which are housed at the Ballarat Archives Centre of the Public Record Office Victoria, but also from newspapers and resources held by the Ballarat Historical Society at the Gold Museum. This primary research material has been collated to form the basis of a major…

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    Rock Ballarat Tiki Party at the Mining Exchange

    February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Mining Exchange, 8 Lydiard Street North
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $13
    Tiki Party

    The Tiki Gods invite you to The Tiki Party in The Flamingo Room at The Mining Exchange. Meet the finalists of the Pinup Competition, Sponsors and officials of this fantastic Festival. Dress in your finest Hawaiian themed out, have a Mai Tai, play some games and dance the night away. Tickets available at www.rockballarat.com.au

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    Acrylic Pouring for Beginners

    February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    $120.00

    The Acrylic Pouring for Beginners workshop is an introductory workshop for people who would like to learn some basic technical aspects about acrylic pouring. Paints are not pre-mixed and you will make two 20x25cm paintings. Acrylic pouring is a mesmerising, satisfying and meditative – ideal for settling the mind and inner healing via abstract expression. Participants will create two beautiful pieces of art and will learn how to recreate the experience at home thereby building upon the skills learnt during…

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