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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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Elements Of Watercolour

Elements Of Watercolour

It’s easy when you know how! Watercolour is a gorgeous, luminous medium which allows for surprise, adventure and expressiveness. Over the two days we will explore the basic elements of landscape: sky, trees, rocks, water. Ri demonstrates each class and shows how to trust the playfulness of watercolour and how to express your creative self with ease. This course provides a great foundation for landscape painting in watercolour. Additional material fees apply. What to bring... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Elements Of Watercolour

<p>It’s easy when you know how! Watercolour is a gorgeous, luminous medium which allows for surprise, adventure and expressiveness. Over the two days we will explore the basic elements of landscape:

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$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Elements Of Watercolour

<p>It’s easy when you know how! Watercolour is a gorgeous, luminous medium which allows for surprise, adventure and expressiveness. Over the two days we will explore the basic elements of landscape:

...

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

Weaving Introduction

Weaving Introduction

During this workshop you will learn the basics of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. From warping the loom to creating a woven wall hanging using easy to follow techniques with a range of natural yarn including wool, silk and cotton.Also learn how to make yarn using recycled t-shirts and jeans. Weaving is a wonderful way to incorporate mindfulness and creativity into our busy lives. Students will be provided with their own frame loom, a weaving needle, warp thread, a beginner’s... [More]
$149 Limited inc GST / $134
Weaving Introduction

<p>During this workshop you will learn the basics of tapestry weaving on a frame loom. From warping the loom to creating a woven wall hanging using easy to follow techniques with a range of natural

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

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition

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 7 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.
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG06)
  • Write basic workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG02)
Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition

<p>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.</p><p>During this 7 week course we will look

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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 focussing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 7 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 oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)
  • Use digital technology for basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG01)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace instructions (FSKRDG03)
Visual Art - Breathing the Land 2

<p>Breathing the Land 2 is an invitation to begin or to continue an experiential research project focussing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit.</p><p>This 7 week art practice

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

Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning more about floristry? This 5 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. These include: Week 1: Individual gift wrapped flower Week 2: Button Hole and Corsage Week 3:... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Complete simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG05)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace procedures (FSKRDG05)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Interested in learning more about floristry? This 5 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. </p><p>You will gain hands on experience

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

Pottery Introduction

Pottery Introduction

This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn basic techniques in handbuilding and wheel work. Both of these creative processes are beautiful and quite different in nature. You will have a “taste” of both worlds and finish your own handmade pieces. Additional materials $70 plus firing costs. In this course you will get the opportunity to learn and experience: Introduction of clay types and preparation for wheel throwing and hand building Basic skill of throwing on the... [More]
$468 Limited inc GST / $421
Pottery Introduction

<p>This course will provide you with the opportunity to learn basic techniques in handbuilding and wheel work. Both of these creative processes are beautiful and quite different in nature. You will

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If there isn't a class to suit you, 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]
$126 Limited inc GST / $113
Acrylic Adventures

<p>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

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

Printmaking Introduction

Printmaking Introduction

Join us in this hands on workshop and discover the magical principles of intaglio printmaking (incising into a surface). We will be spending a weekend exploring this printmaking processes, and learning the basics of using positive and negative space effectively in composition. So come and get creative, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful results you can achieve. This course requires a little expenditure on materials. What to bring Synthetic lino, Black acrylic water-fast printing... [More]
$178 Limited inc GST / $160
Printmaking Introduction

<p>Join us in this hands on workshop and discover the magical principles of intaglio printmaking (incising into a surface). We will be spending a weekend exploring this printmaking processes, and

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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 a new form of sculpture each week. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. During the last two weeks you will get the opportunity to develop your own creative expression as you work on your final pieces. Joanne has been teaching for over a decade. She exhibits throughout Australia has been awarded prizes for her sustainable artworks, both in Australia and... [More]
$295 Limited inc GST / $266

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 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]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
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

...

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

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