Workshops for 2021

After last year’s success of Duncan Meerding’s workshop Woodwork Beyond Sight, we are currently taking expressions of interest for our 2021 workshops.

Each workshop is specifically tailored to those who are blind or have low vision.

You may be able to use your NDIS or My Aged Care plan to cover the workshop fees, so this could be a great opportunity to get in touch with your NDIS or My Aged Care contact to discuss this option.

We will release more information shortly.

The Workshops

Hobart Artist Duncan Meerding will once again host his six-week woodworking workshop in his Hobart studio. If you missed out last year, or you want to continue polishing your skills, please email him at

If you live in the North of the state, Greg Mallet is hosting woodworking workshops at Men’s Biz. This runs out of ‘The Shed’ at the Northern Suburbs Community Centre (link opens in new window), 12 King Billy Crescent Rocherlea. It’s open to everyone, regardless of woodworking experience. Email or call Greg on 0429 300 667 for more information or to register your interest.

People's hands making a salad

We have teamed up with bestselling cookbook author, Sally Wise (link opens in new window) to bring you a cooking workshop designed specifically for those with vision loss. The program will run over six months, with classes being held once a month in Hobart. You will learn cooking techniques and recipes for preparing healthy meals and snacks in your own home. There is a focus on the correct use of appliances and aids to ensure safety and enjoyment of the cooking experience.

Expand your current cooking repertoire with each class. Try some new techniques, learn some of Sally’s tips and tricks, and most of all have some fun! We are looking for expressions of interest from people who are blind or vision impaired. If you would like to participate in the class and who can commit to attending. No previous cooking experience is required. Please email Vaughn or Fiona. Places in the class are limited so get your expression of interest in quick.