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VoID education symposium

Thu December 5 - Sat December 7

BATHURST REGIONAL ART GALLERY. The symposium will include discussions with the curator of Void Emily McDaniel and educators who have worked with Emily in creating the Void education resource kit, and presented public programs and education activities while the exhibition was on at UTS Gallery. Please find attached a draft schedule of the symposium. A couple of themes throughout the day will be: Aboriginal culture is living and present today; Aboriginal culture is layered and diverse; creating culturally safe spaces; connecting with local Aboriginal groups and knowledge holders.

Bushscapes Watercolour Workshops

Sat December 7 - Sun December 8

THE CORNER STORE GALLERY ORANGE. In this workshop you will complete and take home a small framed piece of art. Ingrid has a collaborative and friendly approach to guiding participants through various watercolour & ink painting techniques, and this workshop is suitable for beginners.

Chrissy Craft: Decorating a Grapevine Wreath

Sun December 8 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FORBES. You will shown step by step how to decorate a unique grapevine wreath using long lasting foliage and flowers. This will be the perfect stylish addition to your front door (or any blank wall for that matter) and will let Christmas guests know that you are well and truly in the festive spirit!

Mondays at the Museum

Mon December 9 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until Mon 16 December 2019,

ORANGE REGIONAL MUSEUM, ORANGE. Look and make at Orange Regional Museum with activities and craft for Under 5s in 2019. This free program is designed for parents/carers with children aged between 3-5 years

Harmonie – Grenfell Ukestra & Hand Drumming Groups

Mon December 9 at 2:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:15 pm on Monday, repeating until Mon 16 December 2019,

GRENFELL. With experienced and trained group facilitator Simone Gough. Fun and easy. For all ages. $10-15 per lesson.  Registered NDIS provider. Registered for Creative Kids vouchers. To book call 0427 471 696.

Harmonie – Woodstock Ukestra & Hand Drumming Groups

Tue December 10 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until Tue 17 December 2019,

WOODSTOCK. With experienced and trained group facilitator Simone Gough. Fun and easy. For all ages. $10-15 per lesson.  Registered NDIS provider. Registered for Creative Kids vouchers. To book call 0427 471 696.

Bathurst Stamp, Coin, Collectables & Lapidary Club: Clubroom Open Days

Wed December 11 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until Thu 19 December 2019,

An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

EGLINTON. Every Wednesday 9am - 12pm and the second and fourth Sunday of every month 9am - 3pm (except December) for lapidary and other club activities.

Christmas Art Workshops

Thu December 12
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One event on Thu 12 December 2019, at 12:00 am

PLATYPUS GALLERY FORBES. Make Christmas cards or artworks for gifts in a small group, guided by local artists, Karen Ritchie and Ro Burns, in the Gallery.

Create for Wellbeing

Thu December 12 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until Thu 19 December 2019,

LITHGOW. A free weekly drop in art group.

Harmonie – Blayney Ukestra & Hand Drumming Groups

Thu December 12 at 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thu 12 December 2019,

BLAYNEY. Thursdays fortnightly ukestra, hand drumming and ukestra for students workshops

Learn to Latin Dance – Workshops

Mon December 16 at 6:45 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:45 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Mon 16 December 2019,

ORANGE. Looking for enthusiastic and keen new students for our weekly lessons in Orange! Welcome this Spring with joyful rhythms and contagious moves! Private Wedding Dance Packages also available. Contact Sabrina on 0450 690 860.

The Happy Hen

Sat December 21 at 6:00 pm

ORANGE. Have a drink, relax and let the creative juices flow while Penny Banks guides you through the evening. We'll help you step-by-step in creating your very own masterpiece to take home at the end of the night.

Cleverness Art School January School Holiday Classes

Wed 1 January 2020, - Fri 20 March 2020,

ORANGE
- ROPE RAINBOWS 🌈 ages 10+
- TIE DYING ages 6+
- ‘MUM AND ME’ Chalk Pastels age6+ (can be Grandparent and me, Dad and me....)
- PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING adults
- STOCKING SCULPTURES age 10+

Knit Happens

Thu 2 January 2020, at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Knit Happens group meet on the first Thursday of each month between 1pm-3pm at The Neighbourhood Centre.

Musical Busking Workshops

Fri 3 January 2020, at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until Fri 3 April 2020,

COWRA. The Musical Busking Workshops are a way of enabling young people (under 18yo) to develop confidence to play music in public and to later play on their own as a busker (if they so wish).

DIY CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP

Wed 8 January 2020,

FORBES YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CENTRE. Limited spaces available - Registration Essential (registration forms to come)
Contact Council's Youth Officer or 6850 2300, check out Forbes Youth Action Team on FB

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The What’s On calendar covers arts events happening across the NSW Central West. These events are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Whilst all care is taken and accuracy is our priority we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. To contribute an event email us at artsoutwest@csu.edu.au