Community Workshops & Activities

The Tanks Arts Centre precinct welcomes community groups to host their workshop or activity as part of the diverse program on offer. Featuring a range of workshop series, classes and activities from botanical drawing to ballet for pre-schoolers and more. Some events are held on a weekly basis and others may be a short course or a weekend intensive only.

MISS CHELSEA'S BALLET FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS


Miss Chelsea's very proudly offer Kinderballet (TM) accredited programs to children aged from 2 years in and around Cairns.

Kinderballet is a classical ballet program crafted specifically for pre-schoolers. Our program is set around the Adventures of Bella Ballet Bear. A program designed to introduce the basics of classical ballet, in an imaginative way. The program has been structured so that children can fully enjoy the experience of ballet at a young age. With quality, hand-picked teachers, and limited class size numbers all without the pressure and expense of big concerts and costumes, as this can be overwhelming for children so young. Kinderballet is affordable and family friendly.

COST: Classes are $12 per class for our “Mummy and Me” (2-3.5 year old), and $15 per class for our “Tots" classes (3.5-5 year old).

WHEN: Mondays & Tuesdays 9.45am – 11.15am - last class Tuesday 5 December 2017

NB: Classes run during school terms only. Not open on public holidays.

VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

BOOKINGS: Ph 0438 422 110 info@misschelseasdance.com Website Facebook


BOTANICAL DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH JULIE MCENERNY

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS
WHEN: Saturday 4 February, Saturday 4 March

A relaxed and enjoyable day drawing botanical studies using watercolour pencils. Requirements: Basic drawing skills OR completion of Botanical Drawing Introductory Course.

TIME:             10:00am – 4:00pm
COST:            $85 (includes materials)
VENUE:         Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

WEDNESDAY COURSE
WHEN: 1, 8, 15 & 22 March

Learn the basic techniques for drawing plant structure and form, foreshortening, cast shadows, capturing character and creating depth through shading texture and detail.

TIME:              6:00pm-8.30pm
COST:            $150 for 4 lessons (includes materials)
VENUE:         Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

INFO & BOOKINGS: Julie McEnerny – 0407 556 189                                                                                                   art@juliemcenerny.com.au


BLOCKITECTURE WORKSHOP WITH HEDY AND ROSIE

Blokitecture

Design, assemble and paint your own construction using a combination of specific blocks chosen by you from their huge range of playful pine pieces.

WHEN: Saturday 11 February, Saturday 11 March.

TIME:  1st Session 9.30am – 11.00am
2nd Session 11.30 – 1.00pm

COST: $20 (Materials included)  

BOOKINGS: Limited numbers. To register email your name, contact number and session preference to hedyandrosie@gmail.com

VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre


LITTLE TACCAS

A nature based, fun activities program for kids up to 5 years, set in Botanic Gardens.

COST: Free

WHEN: Each fortnight on Thursdays (staring 23 February)

TIME: 10.00am - noon

BOOKINGS: Open for program 1 at 6am, Monday 13 February. PH: (07) 4032 6650

VENUE: The Deck, near Tank 3


BOTANIC GARDENS BASKETRY

Botanic Gardens Basketry

Join Saltwater Creek Basketry Group for a fun morning of basketry and other weaving craft using natural products from the Botanic Gardens. Suitable for all skill levels, free entry.

WHEN: Saturday 25 February, Saturday 25 March

COST: Free

TIME: 9:30AM-12:30PM

INFO & BOOKINGS: Pam Kusabs, Phone (07) 4032 5039

VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre


TROPICAL EXPRESSION: THE FLOWERS TELL THE STORY

Tropical Expression

DISPLAY & WORKSHOPS 28 FEB – 26 MARCH

DISPLAY

A floral display evolving and changing during the month to reflect a range of tropical plant materials and contemporary design techniques.

WHEN:  28 Feb – 26 March

COST:   FREE

TIME:  8.30am - 4pm weekdays, 8.30am- 1pm weekends

VENUE:  Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

WORKSHOPS

SUNDAY DELIGHT
A contemporary coffee table design using tropical material.
WHEN: Sunday 12 March
TIME:  9.30am – 12pm
COST: $40 (includes materials)
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

TROPICAL GIFT
A contemporary design suitable for the home or as a gift, using tropical material.
WHEN: Saturday 18 March
TIME: 9.30am – 12pm
COST: $40 (includes materials)
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre

BOOKINGS: Contact FNQ Floral Art Designers 0407 162 863 btanica@bigpond.net

FNQFAD is the official floral design group for this region. Based in Cairns, it is responsible for all teaching and judging in FNQ. Members are taught design in accordance with Australian Floral Art Association rules, ensuring excellence.


EMPOWERING GEN Z WOMEN - INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENT

Empowering Gen Z Women

WHEN: WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

To celebrate International Women’s Day the Department of Education and Training in partnership with Project Booyah (PCYC Cairns) will host an afternoon tea event for grade 10-12 high school students. The event aims to inspire students by highlighting successful local business/career driven women from the FNQ region. The students will learn how to dress for success and be empowered with the tools they require to achieve their future career aspirations. #BeBoldForChange

3.30pm – 4.30pm: Introduction & key note speaker
4.30pm – 5:00pm: How to dress for success & personal grooming
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Panel & Q&A – Powerful local business women share their stories and journeys to success.

TIME: 3.30pm – 6:00pm
COST: FREE
VENUE: Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
BOOKINGS: Chrystal Neeve, Dept of Education and Training, (07) 4037 3984 or chrystal.neeve@det.qld.gov.au