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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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Salsa Latino Piano

Salsa Latino Piano

Want to learn spicy rhythms on your piano? Learn how to spice up your sound playing hot Latino rhythms from Cuba Island and the best of Caribbean music. Suitable for intermediate players, bring your keyboard and let´s to have fun with a very well structure workshop. Our journey will start with clave concept, basic tumbao patterns (Latin grooves), piano bass technique, playing salsa, son, cha cha cha, guajira and more! What to bring: Keyboard Music book Phone to record music... [More]
$238 Limited inc GST / $214
Salsa Latino Piano

<p>Want to learn spicy rhythms on your piano? Learn how to spice up your sound playing hot Latino rhythms from Cuba Island and the best of Caribbean music. Suitable for intermediate players, bring

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

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes. With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion, sourcing materials and makers. Reduce the mountain of ‘fast’ fashion and learn how to start to produce clothing that doesn’t exploit people or cost the earth. What you will learn: Zero waste and closed loop making Textiles, dying and making Ethical business and fair trade Resourcing and supply chains Bespoke,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
  • Write complex workplace texts (FSKWTG010)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
Sustainable Fashion

<p><strong>Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes.</strong></p>

<p>With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion,

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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.

Colours from Nature

Colours from Nature

This course will introduce you to local and traditional plants which provide a harvest of dye or fibre materials and teach you how to grow your own. Learn cultivation and management techniques for growing these abundant and useful species. This short course will focus on planting and managing the dye and fibre garden. A must for those serious about sustainable fashion and basketry. Course participants will learn about a range of herbs and shrubs suitable to grow in the local area... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use simple and highly familiar spatial information for work (FSKNUM006)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
Colours from Nature

<p><strong>This course will introduce you to local and traditional plants which provide a harvest of dye or fibre materials and teach you how to grow your own.</strong></p>

<p>Learn cultivation and

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

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 $15. What to bring Bring a mat or cushion to sit on $15 for materials to the tutor Lunch/refreshments Feedback from... [More]
$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.

Mosaic For Beginners

Mosaic For Beginners

Mosaic is a timeless, beautiful art form that stretches back thousands of years and is used all over the world. In this course you will create two beautiful artworks, using two completely different mosaic techniques. Learn about functionality and expression as two drivers for mosaic creation, and explore how to work with a vast range of different mosaic tesserae. Additional materials $40. What to bring An apron You must have covered shoes $40 to pay tutor for materials on the day... [More]
$246 Limited inc GST / $221
Mosaic For Beginners

<p>Mosaic is a timeless, beautiful art form that stretches back thousands of years and is used all over the world. In this course you will create two beautiful artworks, using two completely

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

Shibori And  Indigo Dyeing

Shibori And Indigo Dyeing

Learn the fascinating art of Indigo and Shibori! Students will learn the basics of traditional Shibori techniques: Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping) stitching, binding and wrapping to create beautiful patterns. Also learn the art of creating an Indigo vat, without having to wait weeks for it to mature! What to bring small amount of white, prewashed fabric quick unpick scissors washing up gloves ball of polyester string strong thread(poly) and needles 9ltr bucket... [More]
$237 Limited inc GST / $213
Shibori And Indigo Dyeing

<p>Learn the fascinating art of Indigo and Shibori! Students will learn the basics of traditional Shibori techniques: Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping) stitching, binding and

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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.

Advanced Floristry

Advanced Floristry

Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate courses or those who have some basic floristry experience. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create six different floral designs ranging from, professionally wired wrist corsages to stunning garden style bouquets and complimentary table arrangements. Once complete all of... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use whole numbers and halves for work (FSKNUM003)
Advanced Floristry

<p>Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate

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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.

Leadlighting For Beginners

Leadlighting For Beginners

Come and indulge yourself in the incredible beauty that is stained glass. Perhaps you would like to convert a plain window, or make a feature out of that dull door. Learn the traditional techniques of leadlighting and create your own exquisite panel to take home. Additional materials $60. What to bring Writing materials Wear old clothes and covered shoes $60 fee for the tutor for materials PLEASE NOTE - YOU MUST BE DOUBLE VAXED TO ATTEND THIS COURSE! Feedback from Past Students... [More]
$246 Limited inc GST / $221
Leadlighting For Beginners

<p>Come and indulge yourself in the incredible beauty that is stained glass. Perhaps you would like to convert a plain window, or make a feature out of that dull door. Learn the traditional techniques

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

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