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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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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]
$92 Limited inc GST / $83
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.

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

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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.

Paint With Natural Pigments and Your Imagination

Paint With Natural Pigments and Your Imagination

I will guide you to open up your imagination and subconscious. This class is perfect for all levels to learn the basics of technique and painting materials, but with a strong focus on creativity and connecting with earth magic through the art-making process.  The painting technique is a combination of natural pigment and oil painting on canvas to build colour and texture from the earth. You will learn: How to extract natural pigment How to make painting medium How to paint with oil... [More]
$260 Limited inc GST / $234
Paint With Natural Pigments and Your Imagination

<p>I will guide you to open up your imagination and subconscious.</p>

<p>This class is perfect for all levels to learn the basics of technique and painting materials, but with a strong focus on

...

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]
$275 Limited inc GST / $248
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.

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]
$275 Limited inc GST / $248
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.

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

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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.

Playful Painting Weekend

Playful Painting Weekend

There will be dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, laughing and a head-over-heels love affair with colour. Each of us will be painting on a large canvas, adding new layers, in a fun and encouraging environment. Rediscover your enthusiasm for life and uncover painting talents you never knew you had. What to bring: Glass or plastic jar for water Large sheet/drop cloth Hairdryer Water spray bottle Paper towels and Chux super wipe Acrylic paint palette or a pack of cheap... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST / $162
Playful Painting Weekend

<p>There will be dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, laughing and a head-over-heels love affair with colour. Each of us will be painting on a large canvas, adding new layers, in a fun

...

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

Equatorial Sundial Project

Equatorial Sundial Project

At last, a science project for grownups that’s challenging and fun! Inspired by ancient science, this precision engineering Equatorial Sundial project is made from luminous solid brass and timber. Fabricated primarily with hand tools, you’ll learn how to measure and mark accurately, cut safely and with precision, tap threads, drill, polish, bend metal, and much more! All parts of the project are hand-made and assembled by you, including the cross bars, gnomon, pivot flange and... [More]
$395 Limited inc GST / $356
Equatorial Sundial Project

<p>At last, a science project for grownups that’s challenging and fun! Inspired by ancient science, this precision engineering Equatorial Sundial project is made from luminous solid brass and timber.

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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.

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