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

Kokedama

Kokedama

Kokedama is a bonsai art, which has its origins in Japan. It is a ball of soil, covered with moss, in which a plant grows. In this workshop, you will learn the art of Kokedama苔玉. Brooke will guide you through the preparation of materials, layering and wrapping of a large size kokedama (so that you can easily replicate with any size at home) as well as how to look after your Kokedama for months and years to come. You will create your own individual masterpiece using natural... [More]
$95 Limited GST free / $86
Kokedama

<p>Kokedama is a bonsai art, which has its origins in Japan. It is a ball of soil, covered with moss, in which a plant grows. In this workshop, you will learn the art of Kokedama苔玉. Brooke will guide

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Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 1

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 1

The early 20th century technique of including every day material into the field of painting has gone onto influence every field of art practice since. During this 8 week course we will look at the work of various artists known for their use of collage and gain inspiration to construct new images for ourselves. No experience is necessary, collage is easy and relies only on a willingness to play with possibilities. Students will be supported to develop the ideas that come from this... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG03)
  • Write basic workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG02)
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG06)

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

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 2

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 2

The Art of Juxtaposition 2 will extend the 2D graphic collage explorations of The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and provide an opportunity to consider collage as the basis for making paintings and sculptures. During this course we will look at the work of various artists known for their use of Collage and gain inspiration to construct new images for ourselves. It is not necessary to do The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and 2 courses in chronological order. Collage is easy and relies only on a... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG07)
  • Use basic strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG04)
  • Write basic workplace information (FSKWTG03)

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

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction? This 8-week immersion into collage, colour and painting will draw inspiration from a range of expressionist painters who were more concerned with their emotional responses than an objective reality. Drawing on memory, imagination, dreams and collage this class will step you through a process to help you draw and paint expressively with your own painting signature. This class continues to develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace information (FSKRDG004)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG006)
  • Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG008)

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Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2

Breathing the Land 2 is an invitation to begin or to continue 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, fueling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to basic workplace instructions (FSKRDG03)
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)

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

Acrylic Adventures

Acrylic Adventures

Standing in front of a canvas can feel daunting. Ri shows how to jump in and experiment with brushwork, colours, textures and shapes – allowing a painting to appear before your eyes. Then it’s just a matter of taking it in the direction you like, whether abstract or impressionistic. Great for beginners and also experienced. You will come away with something you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. What to bring ACRYLIC PAINTS: white, black, crimson, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, lemon... [More]

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

Playing Around With Oil Pastel And Mixed Media

Playing Around With Oil Pastel And Mixed Media

This playful one day course will transform your outlook on oil pastel and add new techniques to your drawing skills. Layers of glazing and glowing translucent oil washes on textured backgrounds create rich, exciting effects. We will also combine oil pastels, ink and surface textures to give depth and interest to your work. You should be able to take home up to 3 beautiful completed artworks from this one day workshop. Feedback from Past students “The class was delivered in an easy... [More]

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

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour

Have you often imagined you might like painting but not been sure how to start? If you are a complete beginner, if you have painted in the past but want a refresher course or if you simply want to be making art with the camaraderie of colleagues, this course will cover the basics – how to mix colour and understand hue, value, saturation and temperature to compose satisfying mages. Week by week this class will step you through a process to help you paint expressively and develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to basic workplace signs and symbols (FSKRDG02)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams (FSKOCM06)
  • Engage in basic spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM02)

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

Visual Art - Breathing the Land

Visual Art - Breathing the Land

Breathing the Land 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 simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)

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