Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2 Byron Community College

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Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2
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Breathing the Land 2 is an invitation to begin or to continue an experiential research project focussing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit.

This 7 week art practice will incorporate a range of modalities including meditation, walking, observation, drawing, painting and assemblage. We will make use of materials from the landscape to respond to country, drawing with local ochres, dyeing paper with local botanicals, fuelling our visual responses with local research. The course will combine time out in the landscape and the Laneway Studio. Participants will be encouraged to work expansively with nature over the duration of the course to refine ideas and bring them to resolution.

What you will learn:

  • Drawing with local ochres
  • Dyeing paper with local botanicals
  • How to work with and use materials from nature
  • Painting and assemblage

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required. Preference will be given to those who are continuing from Breathing the Land 1, but there is also opportunity for interested participants to join this new class.

Course Duration & Hours

  • 7 weeks duration
  • On day of classroom (Wednesdays) 9:30am – 3:30pm per week
  • Delivery location: Laneway Studio, Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • Subsidised fee: $0 (plus resource fee of $125)
  • Full Fee: $250 (plus resource fee of $125)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Call our office today to see if you are eligible on 02 6684 3374.

What to Bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Art materials
  • Enthusiasm!

Additional Costs

  • You will need to purchase some art materials for the course, which would be a mixed media including pencils, charcoal, inks and a large art journal. Art materials will cost you between $50 - $100, depending on the art materials you choose.


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • Breathing The Land 2 trains you to draw from direct immersion in the natural world to produce diverse and authentic art, in a practice that can then be applied at any point in one's future artistic endeavours.
  • This course was beyond what I imagined. It was inspiring in so many ways. I'd do it again and again if possible as working within the group was helpful. I've continued exploring art and landscape in my daily life and thank the fabulous tutor often!
  • Virginia Reid is an impassioned and wonderful tutor, offering inspiration and support to all students in a non judgemental way. The course is fairly fluid and challenges students to be responsive to the environment using a range of modalities which are taught or the possibility to include your own preferences.