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    July 2019

    Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens

    July 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $70.00

    Got creative kids? Then this Acrylic Pouring for Tweens and Teens workshop is for you! During this two hour workshop we will create two paintings using the acrylic pouring technique. We will learn two techniques : a “dirty flip cup” and a “string pull”. The dirty pour will result in an abstract acrylic painting, and the string pull will result in a multi-colour field of flowers as pictured in the event pic. While creating our paintings we will also discuss…

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    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    July 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    July 23 @ 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
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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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    Ballarat Craft Meet Up

    July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 10 December 2019

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 26 November 2019

    Lakeview Hotel, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    A few hours of crafting with other crafty folk. All crafts welcome. We will be in the champagne room ready for a catch up.

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    Wool Meet Again Ballarat Pub Craft

    July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 13 May 2021

    An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Lakeview Hotel, Wendouree Parade
    Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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    Free

    Come on down. Bring your craft project (and some show and tell). See you there!

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    Ballarat Genealogical Society monthly meeting

    July 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

    Ballarat Library, 178 Doveton Street North
    Ballarat, VIC 3353 Australia
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    ballarat and district genealogical society meetings

    4th Tuesday of each month (except Dec & Jan) 7:30pm, Meeting Room, Ballarat Central Library 178 Doveton Street North, Ballarat This exciting program of subjects of interest to the genealogist has been arranged. Come along to the meetings and listen to those many and varied guest speakers, ask questions and find some answers to those hard to solve problems.

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    Make Your Own Kokedama Workshop

    July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    One event on 13 August 2019 at 7:00 pm

    One event on 31 August 2019 at 11:00 am

    One event on 10 September 2019 at 7:00 pm

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $49.00

    Make your own Kokedama Workshop Saturday 27 July 1-3pm | Tuesday 13 Aug 7-9pm | Saturday 31st Aug 11-1pm | Tuesday 10 sept 7-9pm Would you like to add some unique greenery to your home? In this 2 hour kokedama workshop you’ll learn to make 2 of your very own kokedama and take them home. The workshop will guide you step by step through the process of making these clever moss balls. All materials are supplied and you will have…

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    Contemporary Pom-Pom Wall Hanging – Adult workshop

    July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    MAKE Art School, 128 Clyde Street
    Soldiers Hill, 3350
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    $70.00

    Come along and hang out in the relaxed creative environment of our MAKE studio for a (cr)afternoon of MAKE-ing, chatting and escaping the real world for a couple of sweet hours, and walk away with an Insta worthy contemporary wall hanging made with your own two hands. Two hours of MAKE-ing facilitated by qualified art teachers in which participants will learn how to MAKE pom-poms and transform them into a contemporary wall hanging. All materials provided. BYO - Drinks and…

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    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    July 30 @ 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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    Mosaic Class – Wednesday Evening – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 August 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    August 2019

    Mosaic Class – Thursday Morning – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    August 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 22 August 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    Ballarat Produce Swap

    August 3 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    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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    Resin Art Workshop

    August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $225.00

    Saturday 3rd August : 1-3.30pm OR Saturday September 7th 1-3.30 Using resin in art is exciting and satisfying. Come and learn the technical aspects and create yourself a beautiful piece of art. Ever wanted to make your own masterpiece in resin and weren’t sure where to start? Maggie will guide you through the process in this hands-on beginners Resin Art Workshop. You’ll design and create a 45 round artwork. You can either hang your artwork or use it as a…

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    Mums & Bubs Drop in Days (Dads welcome too)

    August 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 8 October 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
    + Google Map
    $15.00

    Drop in Sessions for mums & bubs, toddlers & pre-schoolers - Dads Welcome Too! Every Tuesday between 11-3pm drop in anytime with your bub, toddler or pre-schooler and have a clay play. This is a great way to spend creative time with your child and also to meet other parents, and no bookings are required. The fee is $15 per child. This includes 500gm clay (additional clay is available at $2.00 per kilo), access to studio tools and equipment and…

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    Friends of the Ballarat Botanical Gardens – Growing Friends

    August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    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

    August 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

    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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    Mosaic Class – Wednesday Evening – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 August 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    Mosaic Class – Thursday Morning – Make your own Mosaic Bowl

    August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 22 August 2019

    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $180.00

    Term Three Mosaic Workshop Wednesday Night 7-9pm OR Thursday Morning 10-12noon 31 July till 22nd August This terms mosaic workshop is a mosaic pottery bowl! Learn to make your own handmade bowl from clay, glaze the inside and then after firing we will mosaic the outside of your bowl. Mosaicing your bowl will combine a range of tesserae (mosaic tiles) including pottery shards, wall tile shards, glass tiles, pebbles, and pretty much anything else you may like to include. Feel…

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    Create your own Acrylic Pour Painting

    August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    ClayMotion, 34A Mair Street East
    Ballarat, 3350 Australia
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    $40.00

    If you’d like a one-off experience creating an acrylic pouring painting then this is workshop is for you. If you want to check if you like the technique before enrolling in the BEGINNERS course, then this is also the course for you. You will create your own unique 20x25cm acrylic pour painting canvas. All paints will be pre-mixed and you will be shown how to layer your paints to create beautiful abstract patterns and then have the opportunity to make…

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