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Handcraft courses and workshops available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Release your creativity by exploring the exciting and wide-ranging world of handcrafts.

Learn something new with an introduction to a craft, or develop your artistic skills through one of our engaging short courses or workshops.

From fabric to clay, metal to mosaic, try your hand at an array of handcrafts with Byron Community College.

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Basket Weaving

Basket Weaving

Learn how to create beautiful baskets using natural fibres from plants that grow around us. You will learn how to recognise, gather and prepare local plants for weaving then be shown basic weaving techniques. This is a great way for people to come together and share their creative ideas. It’s fun and very relaxing, but be warned, it’s addictive! Additional materials $20. What to bring Bring a mat or cushion to sit on $20 for materials to the tutor Lunch/refreshments Feedback from... [More]
$229 Limited inc GST / $206
Basket Weaving

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$229 Limited inc GST / $206
Basket Weaving

<p><div style="overflow: hidden; width: 100%;"><br/> {video type:“youtube” id:“WqWjgvUlizY”}<br/></div></p><p>Learn how to create beautiful baskets using natural fibres from plants that grow around

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed is yours to take home. What you will learn: How to prepare and care for fresh flowers and plant materials Correct storage... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Crochet For Beginners

Crochet For Beginners

Learn how to use basic crochet stitches and different textured yarns to create a beautiful scarf and another simple garment of your choice to take home. You will learn basic crochet techniques, how to shape a garment and explore with different kinds of wool. Crochet is meditative, relaxing and lots of fun. When you get hooked you can’t stop. Come along and be creative. What to bring A few balls of wool (12 ply or thicker) Matching crochet hook (no. 5-6) A plate of food to share for... [More]
$130 Limited inc GST / $117
Crochet For Beginners

<p>Learn how to use basic crochet stitches and different textured yarns to create a beautiful scarf and another simple garment of your choice to take home. You will learn basic crochet techniques, how

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sculpture Introduction

Sculpture Introduction

Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with several forms of sculpture. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. You will have the opportunity to develop your own creative expression as you work on finalising pieces to completion. Joanne has been teaching for over a decade. She exhibits throughout Australia has been awarded prizes for her sustainable artworks, both in Australia and Italy...... [More]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243
Sculpture Introduction

<p>Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with several forms of sculpture. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. You

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through all the basics of hand building over four morning classes. You will be taught how to make a pinch pot, how to coil, how to slab build, how to attach handles, legs, etc...even how to glaze and decorate your beautiful pieces. These classes are for those who have ‘wanted to try pottery for... [More]
$399 Limited inc GST / $359
Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

<p>Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sewing For Beginners

Sewing For Beginners

For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment. You will need to phone the tutor on enrolment to discuss pattern and material choice. What to bring Sewing machine Pens, pencils A 4 display folder(20 page) Fabric scissors and paper scissors Dressmakers pins Tailors chalk Tape measure Thread snips Simple/easy pattern(e.g., A line... [More]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
Sewing For Beginners

<p>For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sewing Level 2

Sewing Level 2

A follow-on course for people who have participated in Sewing for Beginners and people who have some sewing skills but would like more confidence, inspiration , and to learn more techniques. Learn how to insert zips, buttonholes, elasticising etc. Complete a garment in a friendly relaxed atmosphere with a highly skilled teacher. What to bring SEWING TOOLS eg:pins,scissors,tailors chalk, thread cutters,tapemeasure etc. PATTERN: A pattern with instructions. Go for something like a... [More]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
Sewing Level 2

<p>A follow-on course for people who have participated in Sewing for Beginners and people who have some sewing skills but would like more confidence, inspiration , and to learn more techniques. Learn

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Macrame Timber Swing

Macrame Timber Swing

Join us for some crafting fun and learn the ancient art of Macrame. We will be using double reef or square knots to create a gorgeous indoor or outdoor swing which is yours to take home at the end of the class. Perfect to hang in that shady tree in your garden, on your veranda or even inside. The Swing can hold approx. 120 kg. What to bring Scissors Small paint brush Refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This... [More]
$164 Limited inc GST / $148
Macrame Timber Swing

<p>Join us for some crafting fun and learn the ancient art of Macrame. We will be using double reef or square knots to create a gorgeous indoor or outdoor swing which is yours to take home at the end

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week. Gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed and the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Floristry Intermediate

<p>Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sculptural Metalwork For Women

Sculptural Metalwork For Women

Design and create a garden art project of your choice! In this women’s only class, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (including welding) and forming metal, depending on the design (size limit may apply). This class is a logical choice if you are a previous welding student or existing hobbyist who wants to expand your creative and practical skill base. It also gives metalwork novices the opportunity to enjoy... [More]
$275 Limited inc GST / $248
Sculptural Metalwork For Women

<p>Design and create a garden art project of your choice!</p>

<p>In this women’s only class, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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