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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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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

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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.

Coastal Watercolours

Coastal Watercolours

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, surf, rivers, headlands and other wonderful locations here on the North Coast. Over two Saturdays in the studio, you will paint this variety of coastal features in different light and weather conditions. Develop the potential of dry-brush and wet-in-wet techniques. Explore the potential of different pigment strengths and versatile, expressive brushwork. Say more with less as you experience the wonderful fluid medium of watercolour.... [More]
$240 Limited inc GST / $216
Coastal Watercolours

<p>We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches, surf, rivers, headlands and other wonderful locations here on the North Coast. Over two Saturdays in the studio, you will paint this variety of

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

Visual Art - The Art of Paper & Print

Visual Art - The Art of Paper & Print

The Art of Paper & Print is an introductory course into several ways to make Prints. This 8 week practical course will explore drawing and the creative possibilities of transposing drawings into mono-prints, relief-prints and silk screen prints (serigraphs). The Laneway Studio now has a geared printing press - so come along, get inky and explore the fascinating processes of Printmaking. What you will learn to: Develop an idea visually across a variety of media Transfer your initial... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Complete routine workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG008)
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG009)
  • Read and respond to routine standard operating procedures (FSKRDG009)
Visual Art - The Art of Paper & Print

<p>The Art of Paper &amp; Print is an introductory course into several ways to make Prints. This 8 week practical course will explore drawing and the creative possibilities of transposing drawings

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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 - 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 prior 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... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple informal workplace texts (FSKRDG006)
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
  • Write short and simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG002)
Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 1

<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 8 week course we will look

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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 - Plant Life Drawing 1

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 1

Plant Life Drawing 1 is an 8 week art course that will focus on drawing natural forms from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists. The morning session will focus on drawing and the afternoon session will involve experimenting with mixed media, including cut and paste collage, mono-printing and constructing compositions for painting. It is not necessary to know how to draw for this course - this is for anyone (a complete beginner or an... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM007)
  • Identify strategies to respond to short and simple workplace problems (FSKLRG002)
Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 1

<p>Plant Life Drawing 1 is an 8 week art course that will focus on drawing natural forms from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists.</p>

<p>The morning

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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 - Materiality of Paper 1

Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1

The Materiality of Paper is a hands-on introduction to the creative possibilities of paper. In this 8-week practical course we will cover the history of paper, what paper can be made from, and artists using paper in their practices. Students will make paper from different source materials and explore an introduction to both sculptural paper forms and artist books. It is not necessary to have made paper before, this is for all - from beginners to experienced artists - who are... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in highly familiar spoken exchanges (FSKOCM001)
  • Research using the internet (BSBTEC203)
  • Prepare to participate in a learning environment (FSKLRG001)
Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1

<p>The Materiality of Paper is a hands-on introduction to the creative possibilities of paper.</p>

<p>In this 8-week practical course we will cover the history of paper, what paper can be made from,

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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.

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]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243
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.

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through all the basics of hand building over four morning classes. You will be taught how to make a pinch pot, how to coil, how to slab build, how to attach handles, legs, etc...even how to glaze and decorate your beautiful pieces. These classes are for those who have ‘wanted to try pottery for... [More]
$399 Limited inc GST / $359
Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

<p>Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through

...

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

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]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243

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

Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting

This innovative short course focuses 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]
$240 Limited inc GST / $216
Abstract Painting

<p>This innovative short course focuses 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

...

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

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