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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 $15. What to bring Bring a mat or cushion to sit on $15 for materials to the tutor Lunch/refreshments Feedback from... [More]
$209 Limited inc GST / $188
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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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]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
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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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]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
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.

Printing On Fabric Using Block Prints And Stamps

Printing On Fabric Using Block Prints And Stamps

In this hands-on two day course, you will learn a variety of methods to produce Block prints onto fabrics, using traditional and innovative, modern techniques. Learn how to turn your own drawings and ideas into printable motifs, suitable for stamp-printing. In addition, you will be taught how to carve a lino block, and a rubber stamp, to print onto fabrics, tshirts, table-cloths, napkins, tote bags etc. This is the perfect medium to up-cycle your wardrobe, and breathe new life into... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Printing On Fabric Using Block Prints And Stamps

<p>In this hands-on two day course, you will learn a variety of methods to produce Block prints onto fabrics, using traditional and innovative, modern techniques.<br/>Learn how to turn your own

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

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Thinking of a career in floristry? Or maybe you want to add some new skills to your repertoire? We invite you to join us on a creative journey into the wonderful world of flowers. Each week you will learn a new floral design, from stunning hand tied bouquets to beautiful floral wreathes, which are all yours to take home at the end of each day. This course is the perfect starting point to a new career or a creative hobby, come along, have fun and create some beautiful floral... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Complete simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG05)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace procedures (FSKRDG05)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Thinking of a career in floristry? Or maybe you want to add some new skills to your repertoire? </p><p>We invite you to join us on a creative journey into the wonderful world of flowers. Each week

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Natural Dyeing and Shibori

Natural Dyeing and Shibori

This two day introductory workshop will give you the chance to discover the magic of extracting colour and imprints from plants, using leaves, flowers, and roots onto fabric. During the course you will be shown several SHIBORI techniques, which is the Japanese word for tie-dyeing, by using stitching, clamping, folding, twisting, and compressing to create intricate patterns. The nature of plant-dyeing is in itself, a slow process, that requires time, heat and patience! And is very... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Natural Dyeing and Shibori

<p>This two day introductory workshop will give you the chance to discover the magic of extracting colour and imprints from plants, using leaves, flowers, and roots onto fabric. </p><p>During the

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

Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling is a wonderful tool for anyone newly entering or re-entering, their creativity. It combines the excitement of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. Collaging, painting, doodling, and experimenting in an art journal is different from working on a canvas, it can stay as safe and private as you like. Art Journaling is not just for artists. You do not need to know how to draw. For beginners, it is a non-threatening, fun entryway into your creativity. For more... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

<p>Art Journaling is a wonderful tool for anyone newly entering or re-entering, their creativity. It combines the excitement of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. Collaging, painting,

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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 $55. What to bring Writing materials Wear old clothes and covered shoes $55 fee for the tutor for materials Feedback from Past Students “Great course for beginners. Reallly opens your eyes to the... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
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.

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]
$246 Limited inc GST / $221
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.

Advanced Screenprinting

Advanced Screenprinting

So, you’ve done the introductory course to screen-printing and you’re itching to do something more…. THIS is the course for you! Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques that will take you to the next level of screen-printing. These include: multi-colour printing, step and repeat, registration, and border printing. We will explore innovative techniques including hand-colouring substrates and over-printing, working on a variety of substrates. Additional materials $50... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Advanced Screenprinting

<p>So, you’ve done the introductory course to screen-printing and you’re itching to do something more…. THIS is the course for you! </p><p>Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques that

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

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