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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 was 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 run every Thursday morning from 10am with our volunteer guides.

WHEN: 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: Saturdays 6 February  |  6 March  |  3 April  |  1 May |  5 June  |  3 July  |  7 August  |  11 September  |  2 October  |  6 November  |  4 December
TIME: 10am - 3pm
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

In a Drum Journey you can find your spirit guides and your true inner power, and all you need to do is relax. The shamanic state of consciousness (SSC) involves a shift from the normally dominant left analytical to the right experiential mode of self-experience. This technique is absolutely harmless and completely natural, and in fact the oldest healing technique on earth. 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, because her contact with her spirit guides during the Drum Journey. This is what can happen.

WHEN: Saturday 13th February 2021 and/or Sunday 14th February 2021
TIME: 11:00am – 12:00pm
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
COST: Free – Bookings essential due to limited spaces
REQUIREMENTS: All you need is something to lie on eg. a yoga mat and a blanket.
INFO & BOOKINGS: www.frejaenjoy.com


QI GONG

Please note: Qi Gong classes have concluded for 2020. The classes will resume every Friday and Sunday from 15 January 2021.

'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


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


RESIN HOMEWARES WORKSHOP

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Join us for one of our exciting hands-on and creative Resin workshops. You will be guided through the process in a hands-on experience and create your very own resin homewares set. In this workshop you will add glossy and vibrant resin designs to create a personalised 6 piece homewares set. This set includes, a set of 4 coasters, a cheeseboard paddle, and an oval tray all made from acacia wood. Enjoy the contrast of wood grain and resin magic!

You will learn the skills and safety for mixing and using resin. We use only the safest resin for this range, ensuring that your homewares are safe to use for serving delicious treats. You will also learn how to prepare and finish these surfaces to ensure the best quality product. Your finished pieces will require a drying period of 24hours so will need to be collected after this time from the studio. Board shapes may vary depending on availability.

Please note: We do not recommend this workshop to pregnant women as chemicals in the form of resins are used.

WHEN: Saturday 10 April
TIME: 9am -12pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre 
COST: $230 (Spaces are limited)
INFO & BOOKINGS: https://prettyburd.weteachme.com/


RESIN ART WORSHOP

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You will be guided through the process in a hands-on workshop and create your very own resin artwork. You will be provided with a 50cm round (or hexagon) panel and dyes, pigments and pearlescent powders needed to create artworks with resin. We will be demonstrating how to work with the resin and how to mix colours and techniques for applying and creating designs. Your finished artwork will require a drying period of 24hours so will need to be collected after this time.

Please note: We do not recommend this workshop to pregnant women as chemicals in the form of resins are used.

WHEN: Saturday 10 April
TIME: 2pm - 5pm 
VENUE: Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre 
COST: $230 (Spaces are limited)
INFO & BOOKINGS: https://prettyburd.weteachme.com/