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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.


HERITAGE TOURS OF THE BOTANIC GARDENS AND TANKS ARTS CENTRE PRECINCT

Please note: The final Heritage Tour for 2020 will be held on Thursday 10 December 2020. The Tours will resume on 4 March 2021 and will be held on Thursdays only throughout 2021.

Come along and learn about the history behind the Tanks Arts Centre and Cairns Botanic Gardens precinct. Tours start every Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10am with our volunteer guides.

WHEN: Tuesday and Thursday mornings
TIME: 10:00am - 11:30am
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: Free
INFO: Phone (07) 4032 6650.


BOTANICAL DRAWING WORKSHOPS WITH JULIE MCENERNY

A relaxed and enjoyable day drawing botanical studies using watercolor pencils.

WHEN: Sat 5 Dec
TIME: 9:30am - 3:30pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre 
COST: $85 (includes materials)
REQUIREMENTS: Basic drawing skills. 
INFO & BOOKINGS: Julie McEnerny 0407 556 189 art@juliemcenerny.com.au


DRUM JOURNEY TO EXPAND YOUR JOY & HAPPINESS AND IT RAISES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Drum Workshop

DRUM JOURNEY and Manifest Your Dream Now! The shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) involves a shift from the normally dominant left analytical to the right experiential mode of self-experience. It is a relaxed and peaceful path to your own divine power, this technique is absolutely harmless and completely natural, and in fact the oldest healing technique on this planet. What you go through and experience in this Drum Journey can change your life forever. It raises your vibrations and also your immune system, thus balancing your energy as a whole. A woman found her dream house, after a Drum Journey, this is what can happen!

WHEN: Saturday 9 January 2021 OR Sunday 10 January 2021
TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: Free – Bookings essential due to limited spaces
REQUIREMENTS: All you need is a yoga mat, a blanket, and if you want to: a piece of paper and some crayons
INFO & BOOKINGS: www.frejaenjoy.com


QI GONG

'Qi Gong (pronounced chee gong) is a wonderful way to release physical tension and let go of emotional & mental stress. You will learn gentle exercises and breathing techniques to enhance the flow of positive Qi (life force energy) throughout your entire body and energy system. Qi Gong brings about a deep sense of relaxation, balances emotional energy, improves physical vitality, and activates more of the body's self-healing potential. What a great way to unwind & start the weekend!

WHEN: Every Friday & Sunday
TIME: Friday 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Sunday 4pm - 5pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: $15 per class
INFO & BOOKINGS: Kerrie Womersley PH: 0448 832 966 or www.findyourselfnow.com/qigong


DRAWING AND PAINTING WORKSHOPS: TEXTURAL PATTERNS IN NATURE WITH SONIA LA SPINA

Depict and replicate patterns from nature, using charcoal and mixed media. The Artist will instruct on various mark making techniques and pre-format in producing a mixed media painting on canvas.

WHEN: Saturday 12 December
TIME: 10:30am - 1:30pm
VENUE: Tank 4
COST: $60 (one workshop). 10% off for first workshop - introductory offer. Students to bring along canvas (60 x 90cm or lager), drawing cartridge paper - A1 size for first workshop, and a mixture of paint brushes and paints (if in possession of). $140 for 4 workshops. Children are welcome to attend - $20 per child.
INFO & BOOKINGS: Sonia La Spina 0459 030 095 creative.interiors.cairns@gmail.com


BARRE & CO.

Barre

At Barre & Co., it's our mission to create a workout that you truly LOVE. We offer an abundant timetable with plenty of options to sweat, move & chill with us, always infusing our classes with motivation and inspiration to live your best life.

Barre If you're new to barre, we fuse the precision of pilates, the flow of yoga, the grace of ballet condition & the strength of functional fitness to leave you with the ultimate lengthening, toning & inspiring workout.

Pilates Our pilates classes are the perfect balance between precision & progressive movements. You'll work muscles you never knew you had!

Yoga In yoga, we build heat in the body & stillness in the mind through a vinyasa (flow) practice. This is your weekly dose of mindset development & inspiration.

Yin Yoga is a slow, deeply nourishing yoga practice. We work with the meridian channels of the body, fascial release & deep breath to relax and calm the mind, body & nervous system. Prepare to bliss out!

WHEN:
Mondays 4:45pm Pilates | 6:00pm Yoga
Tuesdays 6:00pm Barre   
Wednesdays 6:00pm Yoga beginners
Thursdays 4:45pm Pilate | 6:00pm Yin Yoga
Saturdays 7:00am Pilates | 8:15am Yoga
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: $29/week unlimited membership | $15 casual | $70 5 pack | $135 10 pack
INFO & BOOKINGS: Claudia Fregona 0488 744 955 hello@barreandco.com.au website barreandco.com.au