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 1 April, 6 May

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:     Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 April    Wednesday 3,10,17, 24 May

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


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 - 6 & 20 April, 4 & 18 May

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 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

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.au

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.


CAPOEIRA WORKSHOPS

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Australia's Leading and Most Exciting Capoeira School. All Fitness Levels Welcome. Programs for Kids 3yrs+ , Family Class, Adults Beginners, & Stretch Class.

WHEN: Wednesday and Thursdays from 8th March – 6th April 2017
TIME: 6pm - 7:30pm
VENUE: Tank 3
COST: $15.00, 10 class pack $130

More information – Charles charles@capoeiratopazio.com.au


YARRABAH EXHIBITION

Yarrabah exhibition

A display of Yarrabah artists artwork including ceramics, textiles, paintings, woven baskets, works on paper, wood work and jewellery. Artists of the art centre have been receiving national recognition for their artistic talents since 2OO2.

WHEN: 28 March – 30 April
TIME:  8.30am – 4pm weekdays & 8.30am – 1pm weekends
COST: Free
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre


PERCUSSION WORKSHOP with Sabor Y Control

Sabor Y Control Workshop

WHEN: Thursday 20 April

Bring your percussion instrument of choice (drums, maracas, you name it...) along and learn something that you will get to play along with the band themselves during the workshop!

TIME: 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
COST: $15 per person
VENUE: Tank 5
BOOKINGS: PH 4032 6650  Numbers strictly limited

Show tickets are on sale now!


“IS TOASTMASTERS RIGHT FOR YOU?”

Do you want to become a confident communicator, strong leader and, if you want to, public speaker? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace.

WHEN: Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month
TIME: 6:30am - 9:00am
COST: $10 per meeting. First meeting is free.
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
INFO: Katrin Costa for further information 0408 954 980


HANDCRAFTED EXHIBITION

A display of woodwork products designed and made by artists from ARC Disability Services Inc. in collaboration with members of Cairns Woodworkers Guild.

Handcrafted exhibition

WHEN: 2 - 21 May 

COST: FREE

TIME:   8.30am – 4.00pm weekdays; 8.30am – 1.00pm weekends

VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre


PORT DOUGLAS CARNIVALE SONGWRITING CHALLENGE
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WHEN: Thursday, 4 May

Port Douglas Carnivale Songwriters Challenge is back – won previously by The Voice runner up Danny Ross and QLD Music award winner Leanne Tennant. All entrants receive a pass to attend The BEN LEE Songwriting for Virtue workshop. Professional 1st prize is $1000 and non-professional is $500. Unearth your Tropical North Queensland Talent – Special emcee and headliner at each heat will make for a fab music inspired evening.

COST:  Free entry

DOORS/BAR: 6.00pm

TIME: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
VENUE: Tank 4

TO REGISTER AND BOOK: carnivale.com.au


ACTING WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

NIDA acting graduates Rachel and David Terry of Box Jelly Theatre are offering a 20 week acting programme culminating in a public performance. Workshops include acting technique, voice, movement and script analysis.

WHEN: Thursdays from April 20th
TIME: 8.30am – 4pm weekdays & 8.30am – 1pm weekends
COST: $25 per lesson VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
BOOKINGS: Limited Numbers. Enquiries call 0431259859 or email boxjellytheatre@gmail.com