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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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Dyeing With Eucalyptus

Dyeing With Eucalyptus

Fall in love with the beautiful colours created through dyeing with some of our native eucalyptus species which give great permanent colour to various silks and wools. In this fun hands on workshop you will get to experiment with different techniques and take home two eucalyptus shibori dyed scarves and several samples. Additional materials $40 What to bring bucket washing up gloves pen $40 to pay tutor for materials own refreshments/lunch Important information Once your enrolment... [More]

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Mosaic Mirror Frame

Mosaic Mirror Frame

Spend a day indulging in the creative fun of making a beautiful mosaic mirror frame or picture frame. Using prepared frames and a vast array of tesserae (materials), you will learn to design and create your very own functional mosaic. Additional materils $40. What to bring Covered Shoes Long pants $40 to pay tutor on the day for materials Own lunch and refreshments Feedback from Past Students “Content was as expected for a 1 day course.” Amanda Weingarth “Very knowledgeable &... [More]

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Pottery Introduction

Pottery Introduction

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn basic techniques in handbuilding and wheel work. Both of these creative processes are beautiful and quite different in nature. You will have a “taste” of both worlds and finish your own handmade pieces. Additional materials $70 plus firing costs. In this course you will get the opportunity to learn and experience: Introduction of clay types and preparation for wheel throwing and hand building Basic skill of throwing on the... [More]

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Sewing Level 2

Sewing Level 2

A follow-on course for people who have participated in Sewing for Beginners andpeople 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. Additional materials $5 What to bring SEWING TOOLS eg:pins,scissors,tailors chalk, thread cutters,tapemeasure etc. PATTERN: A pattern with instructions. Go... [More]

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Scrapbooking For Budding Authors

Scrapbooking For Budding Authors

You’ve got a great idea for a book but can’t see your way through, or a bunch of notes on your desk, but it’s all a big mess. Scrapbooking may be the answer. As the author of 11 fiction and non-fiction books, Christina Larmer illustrates how a simple scrapbook can motivate and inspire, taking writers from conception to creation with a bit of paper and paste. What to bring Blank scrapbook Pencils Paste Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a... [More]

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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]

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Glass Bead Making

Glass Bead Making

Glass Bead Making with Chris Pena of 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... [More]

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Create A Beautiful Glass Jewellery Box

Create A Beautiful Glass Jewellery Box

Jewellery boxes were once like treasure chests for royalty and aristocracy. Valuables were kept locked away in these intricately decorated boxes, kept safe from prying eyes and shifty fingers. In this short course you will make your own unique and beautiful glass jewellery box, with a decorative hinged lid, using the traditional construction technique of copper foiling. You will learn to cut, break and grind glass, as well as to foil and solder and build a three-dimensional glass... [More]

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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 “Heathers method is to learn by experience. She guides you into... [More]

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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]

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