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Advanced Soap Making

Learn how to take your soap making to the next level, incorporating the use of essential oils & natural colourants into your batch of soap. This is a hands on workshop were you will learn the difference between essential oils & fragrant oils, also cosmetic colorants & natural colourants. Prerequisites: Participants must have successfully completed our Soap Making class. Requirements An empty 1 litre cardboard milk carton Towel & tea towel Long sleeve shirt and closed-in shoes for... [More]

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Arc Welding

This course is ideal for the DIY enthusiast In this beginners class you will learn basic welding skills and techniques to safely & correctly use on small projects. Delivered in partnership with the Elermore Vale Men’s Shed. The Elermore Vale Mens Shed is located at Rear 129 Croudace Road, Elermore Vale, on the grounds of the Elermore Vale Community Centre. Turn off Croudace Road into the driveway near the Early Learning Centre and proceed to the car park at the back. Pre-requisites... [More]

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Basic Sewing

Learn Sewing Techniques in Newcastle! This course will cover learning to use a sewing machine, reading and understanding pattern catalogues, basic sewing skills, simple garment construction and learning basic repairs and alterations to garments. Learning Outcome: Learn to be confident to alter or make a garment of their choosing. Learn how to thread machine & bobbin. Learn how to read a pattern, layout of fabric & determine what size you really are in sewing terms by taking... [More]

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Make Your Own Sensory Blanket

Make Your Own Sensory Blanket We will be piecing together different textured fabrics to make a small lap blanket as well as adding embelishments to keep a person amused for hours. They will include ribbon, lace, buttons, key ring etc. If you have anything in particular you would like to add, please bring it along. We will be making some to donate to various institutions as well. Items are supplied for the class and if additional kits are required they would be $20. WEA Hunter... [More]

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Dog Grooming

A practical workshop aimed at pet owners who would like to learn the basic skills needed to groom their dog at home. Learn how to correctly brush, wash, dry and clip your dog’s coat and nails, flea protection and much more. Part 1 (2hrs): Covers assessing your dog’s coat, preparing your dog for bathing, trimming nails, the bathing process, drying the coat, detangling knots and mats. Part 2 (3hrs): Introduction to clipping and grooming your dog, all coat types. Easy steps to clip... [More]

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Lawn Mower, Whipper Snipper & Small Engine Maintenance

Learn how to repair and maintain your Lawn Mower & Whipper Snipper! Sick of paying out to have your mower repaired? Learn how to DIY quick and easy diagnosis and repairs for 2 and 4 stroke engines, covering problems with mowers, brush cutters, chain saws and pump motors. Course covers operating principles and care of small engines in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Please bring a pen and notebook. WEA Hunter offers a wide variety of Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations... [More]

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Termites, Trees and Your Home

Termites, Trees and Your Home course held in Newcastle! The current cost to remove active Termites from your home is $1800 - $2200 plus the cost of any structural damage that needs to be repaired! In this 1 day course you will learn the difference between the “good guys” & the “bad guys” and how to protect your home cheaply and efficiently, without resorting to costly Pest Controllers. Course Tutor, Peter Hill is a tree surgeon with over 40 years' experience! On course completion... [More]

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Soap Making

Create and control the products you use on your skin! Our workshop is “hands on” and you will learn how to make soap from scratch using the cold process method. Learn the skills necessary to enable you to make soap in your own home for you and your family to enjoy. You will be taking home your very own batch of unscented natural soap. All ingredients included in course fee. Requirements: Empty 1 litre cardboard milk carton, towel, tea towel, long sleeved shirt & closed in leather... [More]

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