Brighton Recreational Centre

Arts, Crafts and Hobbies for Adults

Understanding your new iPad/Tablet


-Keeping up with your grandchildren

This course, for absolute beginners, will help you create a whole new world by developing an exciting range of easy to perform skills  on your device. You will learn the basic features of your device, how to download and navigate your apps and browse the internet for information. you will find out how to store contacts and send and manage your Emails and discover it is a great way to keep in contact with family and friends. you will also learn how to import, edit, tag adn send photos to your friends. You will also be able to complete and return forms online as well as manage your banking and pay bills. you can even plan and book your next holiday!

Wednesday 1.00pm from Oct 17

Fee: $140 (concession $115)  6  x  2 hour sessions



BAM All Stars

BAM Allstars began in 2009, when I was looking for a dance class for my son, Buster, who has Down Syndrome.  Finding there was nothing suitable for his needs, I decided to get something started, and now, 7 years on, here we are - BAM Allstars All Abilities Inc.  We are not Down Syndrome specific - we are open to people of all abilities, and ages 2.5 right through to adults.  It is our mission to continue to grow and develop new creative and performing arts programmes for people with disabilities.  The work we do is a passion and a privilege -
Lisa Murphy, founder
We currently offer weekly "BAM Allstars" dance classes and "Allstars Drama" in a number of locations, with more classes and locations envisioned for the future.  We teach modern dance technique in a fun, welcoming environment, and we provide a social framework and sense of connection which promotes friendships and community involvement. 
We offer a free trial class, so feel free to come along and try us out!  Just call or email to book in.
Our 2017 programme -
Dance Classes for children, teens and adults:
Brighton on Wednesday (2 classes, ages 7 through to adult)
Brighton Rec Centre, 93 Outer Crescent
Term 3: 19th July - 20th September
2017 Fees: $130.00 per term, payable at start of term.   Casual rate of $15 per class.  
Contact Lisa on 0425 721 848 for all enquiries, or email

Interior Design Masterclass

Interior Design Masterclass

If you are building, renovating or decorating, bring plans or photos.

Develop a clear and cohesive plan for your space. Plan the look, the focus, the function.

Learn which furniture, fabric, paint colours, tiles, carpet, bench tops etc to select for your project room.

With knowledge and a well considered plan comes confidence.

You will be guided through the planning and selection process by Helen Ericson a designer with 20 years experience in high end interior design and decorating.

Fee: $300  4 x 2 hour sessions.

Thursdays from March 1st running Through to the 22nd March from 7pm - 9pm.

Tuesday from March 6th to the 27th from 10am - 12pm.

Enquiries and bookings: Helen Ericson 0412 755 232.

Writing Courses


No matter how little writing experience you have had, you’ll be amazed by your improvement after only 6 weeks in this class under the gentle guidance of author and coach Judi Menzies

 1¼hour sessions from Feb

Fee: $195

Enquiries and Booking Judi 9592 1630


Watercolour Painting


A class for students with some experience who wish to learn the basic techniques of watercolour painting. A materials list will be supplied but please bring along a medium sized drawing pad of watercolour paper (300gsm) and a B pencil to the first class. Life drawing class included.

Tuesday 1.00pm from January 29

Fee: $272 10 x 2 hour sessions

Enquiries: Brighton Rec Centre – 9592 3033                                                                                  




This course offers hand building and pottery wheel throwing skills and techniques for pottery making.  Clay modeling, sculpture, decorating and glazing skills are also covered. A comprehensive range of clays and glazes are all provided

Monday 1.00pm and 6.30pm from February 4                                            

Fee: $240 8 x 2 hour sessions                                                                         

Tuesday 12.30pm from January 29

Fee: $375 10 x 3 hour sessions                  
Wednesday 1.00pm and 6.30pm from January 30                                              

Thursday 1.00pm and 6.30pm from January 31

Fee: $300 10 x 2 hour sessions                                                                             

Enquiries: Brighton Rec Centre – 9592 3033                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



Learn the basic techniques of mosaic tiling.  Develop skills in design, tile cutting, shaping and laying and produce your own colourful mosaic. All tools and basic materials provided. 

Tuesday 6.30pm from January 29                                                         

Fee: $280 10 x 2 hour sessions

Enquiries: Brighton Rec Centre – 9592 3033                                                                                                                                                     



Chinese Painting Workshop

Join Echo Wu to learn the instantaneous style traditional flower-and-bird Chinesepainting. No previous expierience is required. You will learn the basic brush strokes, techniques, and use of water, ink and colours on rice paper to draw different themes. Chinese calligraphy will be taught in the class for the student to better understand the techniques of executing lines. The course will cover from beginner to intermediate level.


Friday May 4 11.00am  - 2.00pm

Fee: $60 (includes materials)

Enquiries and bookings: Echo Wu 0410 623 239




Learn the skills required to make your own clothes. Individual attention with only 6 students per class. Bring along your own machine or use one of ours. Materials list provided

Wednesday 6.3pm from January 30

Thursday 6.30pm from January 31                                                         

Fee: $350 10 x 2.5 hour sessions    

Enquiries: Brighton Rec Centre – 9592 3033                                                                                  

Art2heart Creative Self Expression Program

Discover your true colours & express from the heart!

The Art2Heart program offers adults a calm creative space where they can find balance & explore their creativity & authentically express themselves.

The program is not just about painting, the intuitive painting process becomes a personal journey of daring & discovery in painting & life. It’s aimed at inventing rather than achieving so that painters can experience the freedom of spontaneous self-expression free from comparison or criticism.

This program is for anyone who wants to strengthen their creative muscles, learn art-based mindfulness & re-discover their creative passion.

In the painting process we discover that the way we paint exposes the way we live.

It awakens us to our ideals & beliefs & the old thought patterns & habits that keep us stuck.

Be inspired on a daily basis, & step into your own brilliance as you step into the realisation of your greatest potential & find your magic!


Friday 12.30pm from February 8
Fee: $260 8 x 2 hour sessions

Enquiries: Angela, Be You Living – 0421 283 586                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

For more info please contact

Angela Mellas 0421 283 586




Drawing and Sketching


If you have not drawn or sketched before and have always wanted to, then join Sandra’s drawing class.  You will develop increased confidence in all aspects of drawing.  Life drawing classes are included. Please ask for materials list on enrolling and bring an A2 sketch book and 3B pencil to the first class.

Monday 1.00pm from February 4
$218 8 x 2 hour sessions

Wednesday 1.00pm from January 30                                                                 

Fee: $272 10 x 2 hour sessions

Enquiries: Brighton Rec Centre – 9592 3033