Arts, music & writing

Art Action


Explore, discover and create a range of art pieces using a number of materials and methods in a safe, fun and social environment. There is an emphasis on individual expression together with some group projects.
Explore techniques and art mediums
Experience the work of artists
Understand how things fit together


Tues 16 Jul - 17 Dec
1.15-3.45pm 20 wks
$350 inc GST

Art for all

Explore your creative side with a professional artist in a safe and private studio space. Engaging weekly sessions with social discussion and a variety of art mediums to evoke memories and build your sense of identity. A small supported group setting suitable for those with a learning disability or age related cognitive condition. All art materials provided.

Book Club

Enjoy reading, sharing and discussing a
range of interesting books. This is a great
social activity and offers the opportunity
to meet new friends. First book (2019):
The Lost Man by Jane Harper.

Tues 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 12 Nov and 3 Dec
10-11.30am 5 sessions
$95 per semester inc. GST

Tues 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 1 Oct, 12 Nov and 3 Dec
10-11.30am 5 sessions
$95 per semester inc. GST

Wed 17 Jul - 18 Sep
9.30-11.45am 10 wks
$240 inc GST

Wed 9 Oct - 11 Dec

9.30-11.45am 10 wks

$240 inc GST

Music Alive


Tap your toes and sing along with visiting or Sandybeach entertainers who will lead us in a trip down memory lane by singing all your old favourite songs. Music Alive is interactive and covers a wide range of music genres for older adults. Afternoon tea provided and transport maybe available.


Tues 9 Jul - 17 Sep
2-4pm 11 wks
$152 (C$90)

Tues 1 Oct - 17 Dec
2-4pm 11 wks
$152 (C$90)

Music Respite for Carers


Caring for a loved one can be challenging. Music Respite enables carers to have time to themselves, while supporting the person being cared for in a stimulating and caring setting. Includes light refreshments and transport may be available.


Wed 10 Jul - 18 Sep
1.30-3.30pm 11 wks
$156 ($82)

Wed 2 Oct - 18 Dec
1.30-3.30pm 12 wks
$156 ($82)

Fri 12 Jul - 20 Sep
10am-12pm 11 wks
$152 ($86)

Fri 4 Oct - 20 Dec
10am-12pm 12 wks
$152 ($86)

Learn writing skills


Have you always wanted to write and be published but wonder if your writing is good enough? Do you want to learn new skills and meet like-minded people? Do you want to study at your own pace and at a time that suits you?

With our face to face sessions and online workshopping Learn Writing Skills will provide you with a supportive and creative environment in which to experiment and test your writing with an ‘audience’ of your contemporaries. Whether you want to write fiction, non-fiction or poetry, this course will help you to:


  • unlock your writing potential

  • discover your own unique style and voice

  • craft your work for publication

  • build your confidence as a writer

  • know your intended audience

  • build a network of like-minded writers

  • showcase your work

  • submit your work for publication


Setting your writing goals and researching current trends, you will work towards submitting your work to writing competitions.

Tues 16 Jul - 20 Aug
1pm-5pm 6 sessions
$130 Aust. Citizen/Perm.Res.

Sophie Alex School of Dance

The Sopie Alex School of Dance offers children

the opportunity to dance and perform

in a fun and friendly environment, building

their confidence, social skills and discipline.

Classes are held on Wednesday and
Thursday at Sandybeach Centre.
Call Sophie for more information on
0431 753 162

or email

First class is FREE!



Get creative, express yourself and expand your mind! Be guided by a professional artist to develop your art skills while working at your own pace. Visual arts practice can lead to increases in social
engagement, psychological health and self-esteem and fostering a stronger sense of identity.
Afternoon tea provided and transport may be available.


Group 1
Mon 8 Jul - 16 Sep
1-4pm 11 wks
$142 (C$105)
Mon 30 Sep - 16 Dec
1-4pm 12 wks
$142 (C$105)

Group 2
Thurs 11 Jul - 19 Sep
1-4pm 11 wks
$152 (C$113)
Thurs 3 Oct - 19 Dec
1-4pm 12 wks
$152 (C$113)
Classes are not held on public holidays

Creative Arts


Have fun and express yourself through a wide range of creative theatre/movie based activities. Explore drama exercises, dance, poetry, making music, art and craft. Make new friends and enjoy
socialising on outings to the theatre and movies.


Fri 19 Jul - 13 Dec
1-3.30pm 20 wks

Writing Proficiency 


Develop and sustain an effective writing practice. You will hear and read the writing of your peers and be instructed on how to give constructive feedback as a peer editor. You will witness how the process of writing and rewriting results in masterful work. Be encouraged to be enthused by the uniqueness of individual styles and voices. Be prepared to be enriched by a variety of readings and writing techniques. Bring pen and paper
and any of your own writing you would like  suggestions for improvement on.

Fri 19 Jul - 20 Dec
12-5pm 21 wks
$220 Aust. Citizen/Perm.Res.
Classes are not held during school holidays

Writing Skills
Intensive Workshop


This workshop is for writers who have an  established and ongoing writing practice and for writers who want to reinvigorate their writing practice and work towards publication. Bring what you are currently working on and get instruction from your peers and tutor. Your tutor has thirty years experience in facilitating writing skills  workshops and seeing people through to publication.
Your tutor will bring in readings and writing  prompts to keep you motivated. You will be encouraged to think critically, analytically and communicate thoughtfully.

Sat 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug & 7 Sep
10am-3pm 4 sessions
$139 Aust. Citizen/Perm.Res.

Sat 12 Oct, 26 Oct, 9 Nov & 23 Nov
10am-3pm 4 sessions
$139 Aust. Citizen/Perm.Res.

Readings by Sandybeach Writers


You are invited to an inspiring evening of readings by Sandybeach writers.  You will hear short stories, poetry, memoirs and  more by writers who have participated in creative writing classes at Sandybeach throughout the year.  The evening will be presented by tutor and poet Claire Gaskin.  Join us to listen to the readings and afterwards enjoy a chat with authors. Wednesday 20 November, 7-9pm. $5 includes a light refreshment. Contact us on 9598 2155  for more information and bookings. 

Wed 20 Nov
7pm-9pm 1 session
$5 includes a light refreshment


Sandybeach Training Education Pathways. Programs designed for people with an intellectual disability.


New courses being offered in the July - December 2019 Program and Event Guide


Activities and support for active seniors (60+) and people with age related conditions. Reach programs are open to all and there are a range of subsidy options for people over 65 years and living in their own home. Transport may be available.

As part of the Learn Local organisations across Victoria we offer a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs. We are a Government registered Learn Local organisation and deliver pre-accredited training. For more information of Learn Local Organistations please go to:

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Sandybeach Community

Co-operative Society Limited

2 Sims Street, Sandringham, Vic 3191

Tel: 03 9598 2155

ABN: 398 538 675 16



Sandybeach Centre makes every effort to ensure that the information on this website is correct at the time of publication. We reserve the right to cancel or change course days, times, locations, fees and tutors when necessary.

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