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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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Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber, over a weekend. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist who wishes to explore the medium further. All processes of screen-printing will be covered, including the art of photo-emulsion application, stripping your screen, and printing with solvent-free inks onto your choice of substrates: from t-shirts and textiles to paper and plywood. The weekend will give you... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Screen Printing

<p>Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber, over a weekend. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist who wishes to

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

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 course 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]
$294 Limited inc GST / $265
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 course we will explore the basic elements of landscape:

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

Cyanotype Printing

Cyanotype Printing

The Cyanotype: This forgotten photographic printing process from the 19th century was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating photographic printing process can be used to create fine art prints, cards or bespoke books. Without any photographic knowledge or specialist equipment, it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces such as fine art... [More]
$84 Limited inc GST / $76
Cyanotype Printing

<p>The Cyanotype: This forgotten photographic printing process from the 19th century was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating

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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 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.

Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

You will gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed, gaining knowledge in the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on plant materials. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Floristry Intermediate

<p>You will gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed, gaining knowledge in the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials

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

Watercolour Magic - Festive Cards - Online Class

Watercolour Magic - Festive Cards - Online Class

Learn some basic watercolour techniques for creating beautiful festive cards to send to family and friends. Once learnt this is a skill you can use for ever and never have to buy a store bought card again, plus its heaps of fun getting your creative juices flowing. What you’ll need 2 x A4 sheets of watercolour paper. 300 gsm best Watercolour paints Watercolour brushes Masking tape Craft knife. 2 X A4 pieces of card Glue and ribbons This is an online class learn from the comfort of... [More]
$45 Limited inc GST / $41
Watercolour Magic - Festive Cards - Online Class

<p>Learn some basic watercolour techniques for creating beautiful festive cards to send to family and friends. Once learnt this is a skill you can use for ever and never have to buy a store bought

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

Hand Poured Soy Candles

Hand Poured Soy Candles

Soy candles are a beautiful addition to any space. Brooke will guide you through all the steps to create your own unique and exceptionally pretty scented soy candles! Soy are the ideal candle as they produce low soot and a clear burn. You will learn about the equipment needed, how to embed the wick, incorporate a desirable fragrance load and colour your candle creations. You will make 3 candles of varying size. What to bring scissors access to a stove top to heat the wax Important... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Hand Poured Soy Candles

<p>Soy candles are a beautiful addition to any space. Brooke will guide you through all the steps to create your own unique and exceptionally pretty scented soy candles! Soy are the ideal candle as

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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]
$112 Limited inc GST / $101
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.

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]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Rustic Christmas Wreath

<p>Bring your home to life over the festive season and amaze your friends and family with a stunning, hand made, Christmas wreath.</p><p>During this workshop you will learn the techniques involved in

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

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.

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