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Visual Arts courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Become a visual artist or designer, or simply explore your own creativity through our engaging, informative and enjoyable Visual Arts courses.

Study design and visual art through one of our nationally-recognised short courses and workshops. You’ll learn key techniques with experienced tutors that will help you to realise your artistic potential. Our courses are also the perfect launchpad for further professional training in visual art.

Our short courses cover a diverse range of arts and design subjects, including:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Journaling
  • Screen Printing
  • Art History
  • Pottery
  • Design

Courses are hosted at both our Byron Bay and Mullumbimby campuses. Learn more through the individual course outlines below.

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Painting Landscapes With Acrylics

Painting Landscapes With Acrylics

Capture the beauty of a landscape through an exploration of mediums, elements and principles of design! With a primary focus on acrylic painting and sketching, this class aims to teach a range of techniques from how to capture the perfect composition, mixing the exact colours, using traditional design principles to create the illusion of depth and realism within your sketches and paintings. This is a fun transformative class suitable for any artistic level! At the conclusion of... [More]
$199 Limited inc GST / $179
Painting Landscapes With Acrylics

<p>Capture the beauty of a landscape through an exploration of mediums, elements and principles of design! With a primary focus on acrylic painting and sketching, this class aims to teach a range of

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$245 Limited inc GST / $221

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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$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

...

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

Still Life Painting

Still Life Painting

With Still-life, we slow down and observe the presence and beauty of simple objects of our everyday lives. In this workshop we take time to ‘look at the overlooked’, considering the form, shape, colour, texture and arrangement of familiar objects. We will practise basic tone and colour mixing, brushwork and various techniques including wet-in-wet painting. Suitable for all levels of experience. What to bring: All materials supplied Bring own refreshments/lunch Important information... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Still Life Painting

<p>With Still-life, we slow down and observe the presence and beauty of simple objects of our everyday lives. In this workshop we take time to ‘look at the overlooked’, considering the form, shape,

...

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

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes. Experimenting with a range of drawing and painting techniques, exploring composition, mark-making and materiality, students will be guided through working on both small format to large scale compositions. You do not need prior experience for this course - it is for anyone... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG009)
Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

<p>This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 8-week art practice will incorporate a range of modalities including meditation, walking, observation, drawing, painting and assemblage. We will make use of materials from the landscape to respond to country, drawing with local ochres, dyeing paper with local botanicals, fuelling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

<p>Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit.</p>

<p>This 8-week art practice

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Shibori And  Indigo Dyeing

Shibori And Indigo Dyeing

Learn the fascinating art of Indigo and Shibori! Students will learn the basics of traditional Shibori techniques: Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping) stitching, binding and wrapping to create beautiful patterns. Also learn the art of creating an Indigo vat, without having to wait weeks for it to mature! What to bring small amount of white, prewashed fabric quick unpick scissors washing up gloves ball of polyester string strong thread(poly) and needles 9ltr bucket... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Shibori And Indigo Dyeing

<p>Learn the fascinating art of Indigo and Shibori! Students will learn the basics of traditional Shibori techniques: Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping) stitching, binding and

...

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

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes. With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion, sourcing materials and makers. Reduce the mountain of ‘fast’ fashion and learn how to start to produce clothing that doesn’t exploit people or cost the earth. What you will learn: Zero waste and closed loop making Textiles, dying and making Ethical business and fair trade Resourcing and supply chains Bespoke,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
  • Write complex workplace texts (FSKWTG010)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
Sustainable Fashion

<p><strong>Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes.</strong></p>

<p>With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion,

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Advanced Floristry

Advanced Floristry

Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate courses or those who have some basic floristry experience. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create six different floral designs ranging from, professionally wired wrist corsages to stunning garden style bouquets and complimentary table arrangements. Once complete all of... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use whole numbers and halves for work (FSKNUM003)
Advanced Floristry

<p>Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed is yours to take home. What you will learn: How to prepare and care for fresh flowers and plant materials Correct storage... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with

...
You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting

This innovative short course focus on the practical art elements and principles of design required to produce a gorgeous abstract art work. This is heavily based on the practical side, with a small amount of theory explaining techniques. You will have time in class to focus on producing 3 or 4 small abstract pieces of your own. What to bring: Paints acrylic (cadmium yellow, radium red, phathalo blue, magenta, yellow orche and white) Canvases (4 x small) Grey lead pencils 1 x A3... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
Abstract Painting

<p>This innovative short course focus on the practical art elements and principles of design required to produce a gorgeous abstract art work. This is heavily based on the practical side, with a small

...

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

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