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

Creating Memorable Photo Books

Creating Memorable Photo Books

It may be your family history, or a concept for a children’s book. Learn how to develop that idea using the latest in easy-to-use digital publishing software to make it into a book. You’ll have two tutors to help you develop the idea and make it a reality. You will need basic computer skills, a selection of images and a laptop if you have one. After just two days, your book will be on the way to the printers! Course costs exclude digital book publishing costs. What to bring:... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Creating Memorable Photo Books

<p>It may be your family history, or a concept for a children’s book. Learn how to develop that idea using the latest in easy-to-use digital publishing software to make it into a book. You’ll have

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

Goddess Mixed Media

Goddess Mixed Media

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 and painting, paints and board... [More]
$169 Limited inc GST / $152
Goddess Mixed Media

<p>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

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

S'graffitto Drawing

S'graffitto Drawing

If you love colour and texture you will fall in love with the effects of oil pastels and s’graffitto techniques. Luscious glowing colour from the pastels combined with the ancient Italian scratching technique of s’graffitto, gives your artwork rich surface texture, bold contrasts, delicate lines and an aged mysterious atmosphere. A materials list will be provided upon enrolment – approx $25. What to bring 4 x A4 sheets of thick cartridge paper Approximately 10 Van Gogh (or similar)... [More]
$129 Limited inc GST / $116
S'graffitto Drawing

<p>If you love colour and texture you will fall in love with the effects of oil pastels and s’graffitto techniques. Luscious glowing colour from the pastels combined with the ancient Italian

...

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 - 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)

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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 7-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 from the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10213.
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG06)
  • Read and respond to basic workplace information (FSKRDG04)

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]

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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.

Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling is a wonderful tool for anyone newly entering or re-entering, their creativity. It combines the excitement of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. Collaging, painting, doodling, and experimenting in an art journal is different from working on a canvas, it can stay as safe and private as you like. Art Journaling is not just for artists. You do not need to know how to draw. For beginners, it is a non-threatening, fun entryway into your creativity. For more... [More]

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