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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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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.

Advanced Floristry

Advanced Floristry

Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate courses or those who have some basic floristry experience. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create six different floral designs ranging from, professionally wired wrist corsages to stunning garden style bouquets and complimentary table arrangements. Once complete all of... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use whole numbers and halves for work (FSKNUM003)
Advanced Floristry

<p>Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate

...
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.

Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

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 home and enjoy for the remainder of the week. Gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed and 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... [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>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

...
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.

Sculptural Metalwork For Women

Sculptural Metalwork For Women

Design and create a garden art project of your choice! In this women’s only class, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (including welding) and forming metal, depending on the design (size limit may apply). This class is a logical choice if you are a previous welding student or existing hobbyist who wants to expand your creative and practical skill base. It also gives metalwork novices the opportunity to enjoy... [More]
$262 Limited inc GST / $236
Sculptural Metalwork For Women

<p>Design and create a garden art project of your choice!</p>

<p>In this women’s only class, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting,

...

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

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber. 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 plenty of time to get your design... [More]
$237 Limited inc GST / $213
Screen Printing

<p>Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber. Suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist who wishes to explore the medium further, all

...

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

Sculptural Metalwork

Sculptural Metalwork

Design and create a garden art project of your choice! In this course, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (including welding) and forming metal, depending on the design (size limit may apply). This class is a logical choice if you are a previous welding student or existing hobbyist who wants to expand your creative and practical skill base. It also gives metalwork novices the opportunity to enjoy a... [More]
$262 Limited inc GST / $236
Sculptural Metalwork

<p>Design and create a garden art project of your choice!</p>

<p>In this course, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (

...

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

Screen Printing Onto Ceramics

Screen Printing Onto Ceramics

Extend your ceramic skills and incorporate your own designs onto the surface of your work. This unique course will introduce anyone with some ceramic experience how to use the photo-emulsion process that allows for personalised imagery to be made into transfers, which are then printed onto either greenware or bisque-fired work. This exciting workshop will enable you to extend your ceramic skills, therefore, the requirement is for all participants to have some skill in making their... [More]
$237 Limited inc GST / $213
Screen Printing Onto Ceramics

<p>Extend your ceramic skills and incorporate your own designs onto the surface of your work.</p>

<p>This unique course will introduce anyone with some ceramic experience how to use the photo-emulsion

...

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

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 8-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 digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)

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

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 1

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 1

Have you often imagined you might like painting but not been sure how to start? If you are a complete beginner, if you have painted in the past but want a refresher course or if you simply want to be making art with the camaraderie of colleagues, this course will cover the basics - how to mix colour and understand hue, value, saturation and temperature to compose satisfying mages. Week by week this class will step you through a process to help you paint expressively and develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace teams (FSKOCM006)
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace signs and symbols (FSKRDG002)

This course has no current classes. 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)

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

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