Community Activities

The Tanks Arts Centre precinct welcomes community groups to host their workshop, activity or exhibition as part of the diverse program on offer. Some workshops and activities are held on a weekly basis and others may be a short course or a weekend intensive only.

MAKE  THEATRE WORKSHOPS

Make Theatre

Introduction to acting technique, open to all 17 years and over.  No audition or experience required.  The program includes structured exercises to break down performance barriers and learn about the layers of craft that scaffold the art of the actor.  Directed exercises will be used to develop original scenes, written for each student. Scenes will be rehearsed with the applied understanding of the acting technique and then performed to an invited audience in the last week.

WHEN: Thursday Evenings until 23 November
TIME: 6:45pm – 9:15pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: $35 per class, or $250 for the full 10-week program.
INFO & BOOKINGS:  Rob Doran 0429 660 515 adlibamalgam@hotmail.com


QIGONG FOR HEALTH CLASSES

Easy to learn, gentle exercises that help restore natural mind, body harmony, promoting vibrant good health.

Qigong classes

WHEN: Saturday mornings
TIME: 8am - 9am
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: $10 per class – 1st class is free
INFO & BOOKINGS: bodyandbreath@hotmail.com Ph: 0410 795 578 www.facebook.com/bodymindbreathcentre


LITTLE TACCAS

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

WHEN: Each fortnight on Thursdays: November 16 & 30, Program 1 (2018) - March 1, 15 & 29, April 12 & 26
TIME: 10.00am - noon 
VENUE: The Deck, near Tank 3
COST: Free
BOOKINGS: Please note the booking day for Program 1 is Monday 19 February 2018 between 6am-4pm.

The online form will only be available at this time.


WEAVE N ART WORKSHOPS

Wear and art workshop

The craft of weaving mats and baskets is a form of art. It is eco-friendly and the coconut palm tree is a very common tropical plant in Cairns. Participants will not just be learning the skill of weaving an item out the coconut palm leaves, they will also be learning about the significance of these two practical items from another culture.

WHEN: Wednesday 29 November  
TIME: 9.30am - 12.30pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST:
$35
INFORMATION & BOOKINGS: Rosie Omundsen 0412 598 377 rosie@omundsen.com.au


BOTANICAL DRAWING WORKSHOPS WITH JULIE MCENERNY

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

WHEN: Saturday 2 December
TIME: 
10:00am – 3:30pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre 
COST: $85 (includes materials)

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


SALTWATER CREEK BASKETRY WORKSHOPS

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. Book early as spaces are limited!

WHEN: Saturdays - 25 November and 30 December   
TIME: 9:30am -12:30pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: By donation
INFO & BOOKINGS: Pam Kusabs (07) 4032 5039


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
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST:
$10 per meeting. First meeting is free.
INFO: Katrin Costa 0408 954 980