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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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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]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Build Pallet Furniture

Build Pallet Furniture

Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series. You will be guided through the safe use of a wide range of tools and will work collaboratively to build you own pallet furniture that is easily transportable, well-crafted and sustainable. This course will exclusively use non-toxic pallets and paints. You will learn a great range of diverse DIY skills you can apply to any home carpentry project, including natural finishes. At... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
  • Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG08)

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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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Creative Card Making

Creative Card Making

Have you ever received a personal handmade card? Then you know how special it feels to have someone taking the time to create one just for you. Some people treasure these cards a lifetime to be reminded of the loving connections in their lives. So come and create some beautiful personal and meaningful cards for friends and loved one’s, to express your love and appreciation for any occasion. This is a wonderful opportunity to unleash your creativity on a small scale, inviting you to... [More]

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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

The festive season is just around the corner. Make something unique! Using stained glass, ceramic, milleflore (the Italian “glass of a million flowers”), metallics, mirror, beads, glass cubes and a host of other beautiful embellishments, you will learn a myriad of glass work, cutting, soldering, nipping, grouting and mosaic building techniques in this fun one day workshop. Create two or three original decorations for your tree, candles, windows or table. Anything festive is... [More]

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Rustic Christmas Wreath

Rustic Christmas Wreath

Bring your home to life over the festive season and amaze your friends and family with a stunning, hand made, Christmas wreath. During this workshop you will learn the techniques involved in creating a Rustic Christmas Wreath, using a natural base and a mixture of beautiful fresh and dried materials. Once complete your wreath is yours to take home to enjoy for the festive season, to hang on your front door, in your home or gift to some one special. This course is for beginners,... [More]

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Goddess Mixed Media - Online Class

Goddess Mixed Media - Online Class

Always wanted to learn how to draw faces, in a beautiful and unique way? The Goddess Mixed Media course does just that, incorporates drawing faces with mixed media. Spend some time learning to draw a face and getting proportion and shape correct. Faces can be a lot of fun to draw and I have a foolproof way of showing you how to achieve a lovely result. We then paint the image using mixed media techniques. This is a fun engaging class of drawing, painting, and being creative. Step... [More]

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Watercolour Journal - Online Class

Watercolour Journal - Online Class

Keeping an art journal can be a fun, rewarding experience that gets your creative juices flowing. Join us as we create and experiment with different techniques and styles that you can add to your new or existing art journal. What to bring Watercolour journal Watercolour paints Mixed watercolour brushes Masking tape Water Paper towel This is an online class learn from the comfort of your own home, this class will be delivered live online via the Zoom platform you need an email... [More]

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Styling Flowers @ Home - Online Class

Styling Flowers @ Home - Online Class

Have you ever purchased beautiful fresh flowers for your home, but were unsure how to arrange them attractively in a vase? In this 2 hour online class we will share the secrets to creating gorgeous floral designs in the comfort of your own home. We will also show you how to care and handle your flowers to encourage longevity of your blooms. This course includes a demonstration with time allowed for you to begin creating your own piece while your tutor is online to assist you along... [More]

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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 possibilities this simple process offers. You will make 2-3 small to medium size bowls or plates to take home and treasure. Price includes all materials and firing. This... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.