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Handcraft courses 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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Producing Public Art In Byron

Producing Public Art In Byron

This course is for artists and sculptors who wish to take their work to the public realm. Having your 3D art on a street corner or in a public park, or on the grounds of a museum or a resort, involves a whole other set of skills, often not associated with making art; risk assessments, engineering to council standards, collaborating with council and specialists, creating a secure worksite and having an understanding of civil works. Your creative process is also not entirely your own... [More]
$10 Limited inc GST
Producing Public Art In Byron

<p>This course is for artists and sculptors who wish to take their work to the public realm. Having your 3D art on a street corner or in a public park, or on the grounds of a museum or a resort,

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

Creative Plaiting

Creative Plaiting

Plaiting is a unique tradition of Australian bushcraft which utilises leather and fibres such as grasses, linen and nylon. Demonstrations include using a fid, splitter, lacing device and traditional thumbnail method of cutting out leather. Maintenance and preservation of artefacts. Tutor’s own examples of plaiting and a brief history of leather plaiting with an Introduction to Australian Plaiters and Whipmakers Association Journal. Additional materials $40 You will Learn: An... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Creative Plaiting

<p>Plaiting is a unique tradition of Australian bushcraft which utilises leather and fibres such as grasses, linen and nylon. <br/>Demonstrations include using a fid, splitter, lacing device and

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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 to take home – using two completely different mosaic techniques. You will learn about functionality and expression as two drivers for mosaic creation, and will 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... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
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 to take home – using two

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

Sewing For Beginners FSK2

Sewing For Beginners FSK2

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. Additional materials $5. What to bring Pattern: pick a simple pattern, many say on the envelope ‘simple/ easy’, for example an A- line skirt, drawstring or elastic pants, simple pants with a zip, NO... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
$229 Limited GST free / $206
Sewing For Beginners FSK2

<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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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $147 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Stretch Sewing FSK1

Stretch Sewing FSK1

Learn to sew all the latest fashion garments with stretch fabrics. Using a domestic machine and overlocker (bring your own or use machines supplied), you will learn techniques including binding, hemming and elasticising to produce quality garments such as yoga-wear, t-shirts, dancewear and swimwear. Some basic sewing skills are necessary. Additional materials $5 What to bring Pattern and lycra material Basic sewing materials such as pins, tape measure, tailors chalk and scissors... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
$229 Limited GST free / $206
Stretch Sewing FSK1

<p>Learn to sew all the latest fashion garments with stretch fabrics. Using a domestic machine and overlocker (bring your own or use machines supplied), you will learn techniques including binding,

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $147 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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 (3-4, not too thin) Matching crochet hook A plate of food to share for lunch... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
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.

Seeds, Shells, Sticks and Stones

Seeds, Shells, Sticks and Stones

Are you a collector of natural or beautiful man made objects, feathers, buttons, material swatches, beads? This course will focus on teaching skills and techniques to collate, create and construct one -off, individual signature artworks for wearing or displaying. Combine your collection into a distinctive, quirky, eccentric or quiet piece for contemplation. What to bring Your collections, pins, drills, wood & supa glues, cardboard, wires (thin, thick, stainless, fencing....),... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
Seeds, Shells, Sticks and Stones

<p>Are you a collector of natural or beautiful man made objects, feathers, buttons, material swatches, beads? This course will focus on teaching skills and techniques to collate, create and construct

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

Basket Weaving FSK1

Basket Weaving FSK1

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 $10. Feedback from Past students “There is so much to learn in this course. The more you learn, the more you want to... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
$199 Limited GST free / $179
Basket Weaving FSK1

<p>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

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $135 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Silversmithing Introduction FSK2

Silversmithing Introduction FSK2

In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills taught include sawing, filing, sanding, polishing, annealing and soldering precious metal. The course sets you on a path to explore precious metal as a Fine Art and is a rewarding hobby. What to bring Pencil, paper and scissors $70 to tutor at first class for materials Wear closed-in... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
$244 Limited GST free / $220
Silversmithing Introduction FSK2

<p>In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $176 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Meant To Bead

Meant To Bead

Meant to Bead is the only hot glass workshop in the local area. This is a rare opportunity to learn the art of glass bead making in a relaxed safe enviroment with the flaming torch. Every person has the opportunity to make a bracelet, necklace or earings in every class. Additional materials fee $50. View our 1min video at www.meanttobead.com.au What to bring $50 to pay tutor for materials Covered shoes hair tie for long hair Important information Once your enrolment is completed... [More]
$210 Limited inc GST / $189
Meant To Bead

<p>Meant to Bead is the only hot glass workshop in the local area. This is a rare opportunity to learn the art of glass bead making in a relaxed safe enviroment with the flaming torch. Every person

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

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