This section has more information for you about how the shed works, frequently asked questions and information for volunteers and facilitators. Just hover over the 'Help!' menu and choose from the drop down sections.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between a 'group' and a class or workshop? Basically groups 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 is the cost: Groups - may charge an 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 subjects. 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 are 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. Membership runs on a 12 month rolling basis. If you are not a member there is a non-member surcharge of $5.
About the Coolum Women's Shed
The Coolum Women's Shed was established in 2018. We aim to enhance the health and wellbeing of women of the Sunshine Coast by providing the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including DIY, yoga, arts, crafts and other areas that may be of interest to our members. We are a welcoming and inclusive organisation, and we aim to create a connected community where women are empowered to pursue their interests.