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Art courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

We have a great variety of creative and artisitic courses on offer at Byron Community College. From music, comedy and dance to photography, drawing, handicraft and writting. See what’s on offer at our Mullumbimby and Byron Bay campuses below.

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First Words

Though spellbinding in its effects, creative writing itself isn’t magical. Whether you’ve always wanted to write and not known where to start or just want to start scribbling, we’ll make a beginning. Take a peep at attitudes affecting creativity and at what stops us writing. We’ll then plunge headlong into sorting story ideas, writing outlines and first drafts, revising and editing. What to bring Pen and paper or laptop if prefered Important information Once your enrolment is... [More]

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

How Music Works - Music Theory You Can Use

Music theory is like gravity, - it applies whether you understand it or not. Have you ever wondered: • How come some people can just join in and ‘jam’ on a song they don’t even know? • How do I know which chords to use? • What are chords anyway? How do they work and how are they built? • How do chords relate to scales, and vice versa? • How/why so many songs sound similar? (Hint: common chord progressions.) • What do all those numbers and symbols mean in some chord names, and how... [More]

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Pole Dancing for Beginners

Over the six weeks, you will progress through exercises on the pole that will increase your strength, flexibility and improve your posture. Each week you will be given new tricks to learn and this will be formulated into a routine over the course. This is a great way to get fit, meet new people and have fun. What to bring Wear shorts and a comfortable top. High heels are optional Bring some water Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation... [More]

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Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

For those who think they can’t draw! This course will teach you how to draw what you see, not what your brain thinks is there. We will be utilising exercises from Betty Edwards' famous book amongst others. You will also be given some practical tips on how to draw people and faces. We will be using pencil, pen and charcoal. You will be surprised and proud of what you can do! For reference buy the book Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain by Betty Edwards. What to bring 2B pencils... [More]

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Guitar - Part Two

This course will suit you if you are a reasonably confident beginner rather than novices; can already play through some songs; or have already completed Karl’s Beginners course. What happens for lots of us is we get to the stage of being able to play a few songs, but then get a bit stuck, and don’t know where to go next. What can easily happen then is that we get bored playing the same old things and not progressing. Karl has a bunch of cool things to show you that will enable you... [More]

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Writing for Children

Many of us love reading to children, or remember the magic of books from our own childhood. Many of us harbour ambitions to write our own stories for children, either for friends and family, or with the dream of being published. Published children’s author, Zanni Louise, helps you create a story children will enjoy reading. This course will cover writing techniques, story development and information about the children’s publishing industry. Students will have the opportunity to... [More]

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Guitar For Beginners

If you’re one of the millions who bought a guitar, learned three chords (or less), got frustrated, and hasn’t picked up the guitar since, this class is for you! This is a fresh start, a chance to get over those 'beginner’s blues' and actually get to play stuff and enjoy it. So dust off your guitar, bring it along and join in. But be warned, you may well find you’ll acquire a lifelong addiction to playing your guitar. Additional materials $10. Past Student Feedback “Simple to learn... [More]

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Drawing Basics

Learn some basic skills and techniques that enable you to observe and put down on paper a convincing picture of the objects you see in the world around you. Develop your sensitivity in using proportion, line and light and shade to express your visual ideas with greater clarity. All you need is pencil and paper! What to bring Charcoal pencils; Paper: A3 or bigger Materials available from tutor at cost price if prefered Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will... [More]

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Abstract Photography

The perfect workshop for people who have a spirit of adventure with their camera! Learn how to create stunning abstracts with your camera using innovative yet easy techniques. The class will start by studying the work of famous abstract photographers and then go into studio mode. Here’s your chance to create a work of art for your wall. Additional cost $25 for final master print if required. What to bring Camera with clean memory card Tripod if possible Laptop if possible Clean but... [More]

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Blogging for Beginners FSK

You will learn how to set up and create a professional blog to increase your public profile and become a recognised authority in your field. Build your brand and platform and make money while you blog. Establish your blog now and get it performing for you. Students will leave with a free functional blog. What students say “Absolutely wonderful. Liss covered Blogging for Beginners exceptionally well. Made the process simple and understandable. Patience is a virtue. Thank you.”... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
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