POP UP SUMMER ART WORKSHOPS, 13-17 JANUARY 2020
U3A Brisbane will be conducting a week of Pop-Up Summer Art Workshops from 13-17th January 2020 at 97 Creek St Brisbane. The event is being organised by Art tutor Carol Owens.
Tutorials and Workshops will be conducted from 10am to 11.30am each day. There will also be an Open Space room available from 9am to 12noon for those who wish to practice art in the company of others.
Each room will be available between 9.00-12noon so that participants can arrive early to have a cuppa, to connect with others and/or work on their current artwork. Room 3 will be an untutored Open Space area for registered participants to use as the space to work on their creations in the company of others.
Summer Workshops: Pencil Portrait Drawing…. Watercolour Landscapes…. Small Sculpture Work…. Portrait/Figure Drawing and Perspective…. Zen Tangles.
Please note you may register for only one activity each day. Cost will be $5 per session. There are limited places available so register early.
If you wish to change your booking at a later time, use the same link below and remove the ticks against any unwanted bookings. You can also use Member Dashboard to view or change your bookings.
TERM 1 CLASSES NOW OPEN
Class Schedule for Term 1 2020 is now available. Term 4 finishes on Friday 13th December and Term 1 will commence on Tuesday 28th January.
To join a new class, enrol through the Class Search page by clicking on the Enrol button, or contact the tutor directly by email or phone. If you book online you may assume your enrolment is accepted unless the tutor advises otherwise.
If you are currently enrolled in a Term 4 class that you wish to continue attending in Term 1, you can use the Member Dashboard to re-enrol.
eNews for December 2019 is now available. Older Newsletters are at end of this page.
See Social Events page for details of the many regular social events organised by our busy Social Committee.
NBN INFORMATION SESSION SLIDES
U3A Brisbane has recently run several presentations about what to expect when the NBN comes to your area.
The slides from the presentation are available in PDF format:
U3A NBN Presentation
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019
The Annual General Meeting of U3A Brisbane was held on Wednesday 17th April 2019 at Level 5, 232 Adelaide St Brisbane.
DOES U3A PARTICIPATION IMPROVE WELLBEING?
U3A Brisbane Management Committee member Martin Bridgstock, a well-qualified academic researcher, has written a paper entitled The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership. The paper sets out to examine whether Universities of the Third Age benefit the health and welfare of their members.The overall conclusion is that the activities promoted by Universities of the Third Age are strongly beneficial to the physical health and the cognitive health and wellbeing of their members. Read the paper:
The Impact of Universities of the Third Age upon the Health and Welfare of their Membership
DEFIBRILLATORS INSTALLED AT U3A
U3A Brisbane has now purchased and installed Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) at Creek St and Adelaide St premises. These are intended for use in the event that someone suffers a cardiac arrest while on the premises. A group of office volunteers has been trained in their use, as well as being trained in CPR. These units are fully automated and provide audio instructions for each step, so can be used by a competent but untrained person if necessary. You can view a video below that demonstrates this unit in use. We encourage all members to view this video so as to better understand the process and the circumstances in which defibrillation is advised.
The purchase of these defibrillators was made partly possible by a grant from our insurers, Community Underwriting, and we appreciate the assistance provided.
U3A Brisbane is a member of the U3A Queensland Network, which produces a quarterly newsletter called Network News.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTERS (eNews)
To keep our members up to date with current and important information, we produce monthly e-newsletters and those are sent to members on our Email mailing list. For details of our classes and timetable, we produce a quarterly Class Schedule issued two weeks before the end of each term.