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Castlemaine Community House is a welcoming place, bringing people together to connect and strengthen our community.

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Hilary Loftus

Hilary LoftusWith great sadness on 30 December 2015, we learned of the death of Hilary Loftus, our wonderful watercolour teacher for many years. Hilary was born to follow in her father’s footsteps as a painter, and she travelled widely with her artist husband Jim. She shared her techniques with generations of students in Europe and in Australia. Hilary was 93.






Term One, 2016!

We have lots of plans for 2016, and some of them are in the Autumn Term program, which you can download here.

Intaglio Printmaking – An Introduction: starts 5 Feb

Barbara Semler_Grecian Queens Lace _2015_etchingThe next in the series of our popular printmaking workshops running in partnership with Castlemaine Press, we present Intaglio Printmaking! For the absolute beginner with the aim to get you hooked on the magic of printmaking. This course will take you from drawing and design, to making a plate and creating a print. More Details.





‘Talking to Kids about Sex’ Workshop – 26 February

parent and childThe Community House are very excited to have experienced sex educator, Dr Linda Kirkman, facilitate another workshop designed to assist parents with navigating sex education with their children. This two-hour workshop will help you ‘give the talk’, deliver strategies to keep communication channels open and to ensure your kids have good information to stay safe.  More Details.






Felt Making in Taradale: Saturday March 5

thFVNU52EYWe’ve had a lot of interest from people wanting to learn felt making so we’ve got the wonderful Janine Clark on board to teach a 3 hour workshop. This one will be run in Taradale at the Primary School and bookings are essential. You will make a range of items and the cost is $60 which covers all materials.  Bookings essential for this one!  Book here or phone 5472 4842.







Make your own Skincare workshop: Saturday March 5

imagesCome and learn how to make your own skin care products that are all natural without all the chemical nasties. You will take away new skills, recipes and learn how easy it is to make what you need at home.  We continue to run this workshop because its so popular so grab a friend and make a booking. More details.





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