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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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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]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
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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Henna - Sacred Body Art

Henna - Sacred Body Art

This workshop will show you how to create your own beautiful henna designs and introduce you to the sacred body art of henna. You will learn about the different styles of henna from around the world and have the opportunity to practice your skills with pre-prepared organic materials. Additional materials $20. What to bring $20 to pay tutor Henna kits can be be purchased on the day Own refreshments Feedback from Past Students “Really happy with what I learnt today. So much nicer &... [More]
$69 Limited inc GST / $62
Henna - Sacred Body Art

<p>This workshop will show you how to create your own beautiful henna designs and introduce you to the sacred body art of henna. You will learn about the different styles of henna from around the

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

Printing On Clay

Printing On Clay

Get your hands into clay learning a simple handbuilding technique using clay slaps (rolled out clay) and exploring surface decoration techniques using coloured slips. This is an easy and fun way to achieve very beautiful results. Claudia has an extensive collection of stamps and stencils to explore the endless possiblities this simple process offers. You will make 2-3 small to medium size bowls or plates to take home and treasure. This course will be held in Claudia’s beautiful art... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Printing On Clay

<p>Get your hands into clay learning a simple handbuilding technique using clay slaps (rolled out clay) and exploring surface decoration techniques using coloured slips. This is an easy and fun way to

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

Silversmithing Introduction

Silversmithing Introduction

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]
$244 Limited inc GST / $220
Silversmithing Introduction

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

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber in this weekend workshop suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist. All processes of screen-printing will be covered, including the art of photo-emulsion application, stripping your screen, and printing with solvent-free inks onto your choice of materials: from t-shirts and textiles to paper and plywood. The weekend will give you plenty of time to get your design photographically... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST / $162
Screen Printing

<p>Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber in this weekend workshop suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist. All processes of

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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 “Excellent course content - a huge amount of technical... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
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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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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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. Additional materials $5. What to bring Pens, pencils L-shaped ruler if you have one Pins, paper, scissors A 4 display folder(20 page) Fabric scissors and paper scissors Dressmakers pins Tailors chalk... [More]

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Soapmaking For Beginners

Soapmaking For Beginners

Home-made soap is the most ethical and gentle soap you can get, because you know what is going into it! This hands-on course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely make your own natural, sustainable soaps at home. You will learn the alchemy and art of soapmaking from an experienced local ‘soaper’ who will take you through safety, chemistry, practical demonstration and step-by-step how to make your own cold-process soap with your choice of extras. The finished product – a... [More]

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Pattern Making for Beginners

Pattern Making for Beginners

This course is designed so that you will understand how to take measurements, apply them to a BODY BLOCK, then use this information for pattern alterations and to create better fitting clothes. We will also explore how to copy and make a pattern from an existing garment. This is a great course for those wanting to learn the basics. What to bring Pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, 20 page display folder, Tape measure, L square and/or French curve (metric) Pattern making paper... [More]

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