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Visual Arts courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Dream of being a profesisonal artist or exploring your creativity? Our Certified Visual Arts courses are nationally recognised and provide a valuable introduction to the arts industy. Classes explore a broad range of techniques and knowledge and prepares students for higher-level learning.

Visual Arts short courses and workshops are also available including painting, drawing, journaling and many more.

Come and learn Visual Arts with us at Byron Community College. See what’s on offer at our Mullumbimby and Byron Bay campuses below.

A student experience: Suzi Lechner

"Art and creativity has been a continued passion of mine since early childhood. Because I started a family at a young age tertiary education was not an option for many years, plus the logistics of long distance travel for further study also provided too many obstacles. With the discovery that the Byron Community collage offers a Certificate III course in Visual Arts I was compelled to sign up and without a doubt it was the best decision I could have ever made.

This has been a year filled with sustenance for my soul. To be fully immersed in the creative process over a wide range of mediums, under the guidance of such knowledgeable and supportive teachers, amongst a group of fellow students from a wide range of backgrounds, all in the local town of Mullumbimby. I feel very blessed to have had such an opportunity, both challenging and highly rewarding on a technical and personal level. I would recommend this course to others who may have a desire for creative expression."

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Certificate III In Visual Arts

Do you have a passion for art? This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop yourself as an artist – learning about colour theory, design, sculpture, painting, drawing, graphics and the use of multiple mediums. Over the year you will create a selection of artworks for your own portfolio. This course can lead to further study, work as an independent artist or a career in a variety of creative industries. About If you want to develop yourself as an artist, study... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Visual Arts CUA31115.
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Certificate IV in Visual Arts

For the first time ever the college is thrilled to offer the Certificate 4 in Visual Arts. CUA41315 Certificate IV in Visual Arts is the national and current qualification for those who want to prepare for skilled work as a visual artist. It is for individuals working at a pre-professional level who have begun to develop their own artistic signature and have some experience with a range of techniques and art forms. Visual Artists requires high levels of creative talent or personal... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315.
  • Develop and discuss ideas for own creative work (CUAPPR405)
  • Produce drawings to communicate ideas (CUAACD301)
  • Explore the use of colour (BSBDES301)
  • Experiment with techniques to produce paintings (CUAPAI401)
  • Develop self as artist (CUAPPR404)
  • Experiment with techniques to produce drawings (CUADRA401)
  • Produce digital images (CUADIG305)
  • Select and prepare creative work for exhibition (CUAPPR407)
  • Communicate effectively with arts professionals (CUAIND403)
  • Research history and theory to inform own arts practice (CUARES403)
  • Document the creative work progress (CUAPPR302)
  • Realise a creative project (CUAPPR401)
  • Contribute to health and safety of self and others (BSBWHS201)
  • Collaborate in a creative process (BSBCRT402)
  • Experiment with techniques to produce sculpture (CUASCU401)

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Drawing

This course will introduce you to a range of fundamental drawing skills that form the foundation of the drawing process. A variety of drawing methods and materials will be covered, from traditional drawing techniques and media to experimental approaches. The main emphasis will be on drawing what you see. In class demonstrations and structured guidance will support you to gain the confidence for observational and expressive drawing. This course is suitable for beginners or for those... [More]
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Nature Journaling

Nature journaling is a great way to relax and observe the details of nature. Each week we will meet in the studio to explore drawing and painting techniques prior to small trips out into Heritage Park in Mullumbimby. The tutor will demonstrate various ways of using Graphite pencils, felt tipped pens, watercolour and gouache (opaque watercolour), and tips for remaining comfortable whilst working outdoors. Writing down your observations to accompany the visuals will be encouraged. If... [More]
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Dyeing With Eucalyptus

Fall in love with the beautiful colours created through dyeing with some of our native eucalyptus species which give great permanent colour to various silks and wools. In this fun hands on workshop you will get to experiment with different techniques and take home two eucalyptus shibori dyed scarves and several samples. Additional materials $40 What to bring bucket washing up gloves pen $40 to pay tutor for materials own refreshments/lunch Important information Once your enrolment... [More]

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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 4xA4 sheets of thick cartridge paper Approximately 10 Van Gogh (or similar)... [More]

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Studio Portraiture: Special Effects Lighting

In this NEW small group, practical workshop, students will create fun, artistic and unique portrait & self-portrait photographs in the studio, using their DSLR camera, tripod and specialised lighting (lighting supplied by Caroline). During the afternoon & evening session, learn about long exposure photography and portraiture special effects lighting techniques while venturing outside your comfort zone. You will discover how to see in exciting and creative ways, experimenting with a... [More]
Studio Portraiture: Special Effects Lighting
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A Brush With Italy

Have you had a memorable trip to Italy or do you dream of holidaying there at some time in the future? Or just love the thought of the country? Would you like to turn your Italian photo memories into watercolour paintings? Harry will teach a variety of watercolour techniques as he demonstrates painting some Italian scenes from his recent painting trip to the provinces of Umbria and Tuscany in central Italy. Bring some of your own photos of Italy too! What to bring One sheet (or... [More]
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Felt And Plant Dye Bundling

This fun, felt making course will introduce beginners and advanced felt makers alike to the process of felting on silk substrates, so that light weight but strong felt is produced. This will then be dyed using a technique called plant bundle dyeing which uses eucalyptus dye and leaves. You will take home two light weight felted bundle dyed scarves and several samples. Additional materials $40. What to bring an old towel a 1.5 m piece of old nylon curtain from op shop a bucket of... [More]

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Drawing From the Right Side of the Brain

For those who think they can’t draw! This course will teach you how to draw what you see, not what your brain thinks is there. We will be utilising exercises from Betty Edwards' famous book amongst others. You will also be given some practical tips on how to draw people and faces. We will be using pencil, pen and charcoal. You will be surprised and proud of what you can do! For reference buy the book Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain by Betty Edwards. What to bring 2B pencils... [More]
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