Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2 Byron Community College

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Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace information (FSKRDG004)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG006)
  • Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG008)

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This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction?

This 8-week immersion into collage, colour and painting will draw inspiration from a range of expressionist painters who were more concerned with their emotional responses than an objective reality. Drawing on memory, imagination, dreams and collage this class will step you through a process to help you draw and paint expressively with your own painting signature. This class continues to develop the practices of Dreaming in Colour 1 and is best suited to those who have some art experience or have completed one of our visual arts skill sets before. 

What you will learn:

  • Colour theory, colour mixing
  • Painting expressively to develop your own painting signature

Feedback from Past Students

"Virginia's expertise & receptivity allowed me to experiment in the visual world that I have had very little experience in. It allowed me to express myself in a profound way, with her suggestions, unjudgemental attitude, always encouraging." Majida Steinfield

"Beautiful experiment & experience with nature and connecting it to art but in a supportive guided flow. Fabulous!." Laine Anderson

"Enough practice & range of techniques for the duration culminating in a visible improvement in all the students skill levels." Denise Fitzpatrick

Entry Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this skill set.
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course listed under Units of Study Required for this Skill Set
  • Learners are only permitted to enrol in one Visual Art skill set per term at the subsidised price.

Desirable Requirements

It is recommended that learners have some art experience or have completed one of our visual arts skill sets before.

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 8 days of classroom onsite learning 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • 8 week duration
  • Delivery location: Laneway Studio, Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

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

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $160) - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $370 (plus resource fee of $160)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Have not successfully completed the units listed under '**Assessments are made against units of competency' for this course.** Refer to the top of this page.

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

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

Additional costs

You may need to purchase some mixed media art materials (acrylic paints, brushes, palette, palette knives, boards, painting paper or stretched canvas). If you don't currently have art supplies, or are uncertain what you may want to work with, the tutor will introduce you to various options at the first class. Students can then choose to buy the supplies they particularly want to use.


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:

  • Everything about this course was enlightening. I left the course more keen than ever to continue exploring Colour - from the alchemy of how colours are mixed, to ways of seeing, applying, experiencing and thinking about colour. I'm also left with a deep appreciation for such an inspiring, inclusive and supportive learning experience.
  • I found it helpful and inspiring to be in a supportive environment with a creative and encouraging teacher and other students interested in developing their artistic ability.
  • As a student who has only completed 24 weeks of art classes and never done any form of art, I have improved dramatically in my confidence to tackle any art project. Of course I still have lots to learn. Virginia patients and interest have made all the difference. Thank you Virginia.