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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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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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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 “The information on how to make Henna was amazing - I... [More]
$79 Limited inc GST / $71
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.

Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning! Join this short Build Pallet Advanced course to continue up-skilling on the tools you have already learnt, and get new skills on plenty of new tools you haven’t even tried yet. We will be getting more detailed, more complex and more skilled in the fine art of making furniture from this delightful... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM07)
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG09)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)

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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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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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Hand Made Paper And Binding

Hand Made Paper And Binding

Create beautiful handmade paper that can be used to add that special touch to a card, letter, invitation or book. We will also be covering the process of Japanese stab binding so you can bind your own pages to make a book or journal. In this fun, hands on workshop we use recycled office waste paper and add plants, flowers, raw cotton, embossing and colour to transform it into your own stunning creation. The ideas are endless. FROM A SMALL SEED, AN AMAZING FLOWER CAN BLOOM that is... [More]

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Botanical Dyeing With Local Plants

Botanical Dyeing With Local Plants

Join us in the Laneway studio to experience the beauty and joy of natural Botanical Dyeing. Using nature as our colour tools, we will discover the simple techniques of natural dyeing, cooking up a visual feast with local plants to release the colours and patterns of nature. We will experiment dying watercolour paper with a variety of plants to achieve stunning results. All materials supplied. What to bring Own refreshments and lunch Important information Once your enrolment is... [More]

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Felt And Plant Dye Bundling

Felt And Plant Dye Bundling

This fun, felt making course will introduce beginners and advanced felt makers alike to the process of felting on silk substrates, so that light weight but strong felt is produced. This will then be dyed using a technique called plant bundle dyeing which uses eucalyptus dye and leaves. You will take home two light weight felted bundle dyed scarves and several samples. Additional materials $40. What to bring an old towel a 1.5 m piece of old nylon curtain from op shop a bucket of... [More]

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Zen Calligraphy

Zen Calligraphy

This workshop introduces the history and contemporary uses of ink and brush in Japan. The Zen focus of “calligraphy as meditation” uses brushwork, breathwork, and mindfulness to peacefully control and direct energy into creation of form. In this course you will learn how to select and organise calligraphy tools, create fundamental brushstrokes and write kanji characters based on the five elements, nature, and celestial forms. Through focus and action, discover a path to harmony and... [More]

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