What's the difference between a 'group' and a class or workshop? Basically groups meet on a weekly basis and are run by their members. There isn't a teacher, although the groups might decided to arrange one. Group members are happy to share what they know, but if you want to be taught then you may be better selecting a class or workshop. These are always taught and therefore are a great place for beginners.
Another major difference between groups and classes or workshops are the cost:
Groups - $5 attendance fee, members decide between themselves about buying materials or hiring teachers if needed. It may help to think of 'groups' as a club where you go and meet other people interested in the same subject.
Classes & Workshops - Vary, the costs for these taught classes depend on materials and facilitator hire. Many of our facilitators teach for free or donate some of their course fee so that we can offer courses at a price that is accessible to our members. We area also able to access grant funding for some classes or workshops. So prices definitely vary :-)
Shed Talks - Shed Talks are a series of talks on a variety of subjects. Sometimes the presenter is also offering classes or workshops at the shed, and this can be a good way to find out more about what they may be offering. We do not charge for Shed Talks, although a voluntary gold coin donation is appreciated.
Membership costs - Membership currently costs $25/year, and can be added onto any class booking via our website. If you are not a member there is a non-member surcharge of $5.
Groups, classes, workshops and other events can be booked below. To find an activity, select the overall category, e.g. Yoga can be found in 'health and wellness'. When you find the class you want, click onto it and you be provided with a calendar showing the dates that the class is happening. Click on any date in bold to book for that date. You can also save your details for booking next time by creating an account.
Some of our classes have OH&S that you need to be made aware of prior to joining groups. The documents will be attached on this page for you to read and understand. Any questions don't hesitate to ask!