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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 - 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)

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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.

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)

This course has no current classes. 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)

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

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 8-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.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace information (FSKRDG004)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG006)
  • Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG008)

This course has no current classes. 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 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, fueling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use digital technology for short and basic workplace tasks (FSKDIG001)
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)

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

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

This 8-week course will extend your creative focus as we explore the work of significant artists while studying plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes. Experimenting with a range of drawing and painting techniques, exploring composition, mark-making and materiality, you will be guided through working on both small format to large scale compositions. You do not need prior experience for this course - it is for anyone (from complete beginners to... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG009)

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This course has no current classes. 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]

This course has no current classes. 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]

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Painting landscapes with acrylics - extra class

This is an extra class for students currently attending Painting landscapes with acrylics [More]

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

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