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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 - 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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Painting With Acrylics

Painting With Acrylics

The super power of acrylics is their versatility. Acrylics can be used with various techniques and on a surprising variety of surfaces. In this class we will experiment with different approaches over the four days. While not an introduction to painting per se, the class is suitable for complete beginners, those new to acrylics or who want to explore different ways of using the medium. What to bring • Acrylic Paints: white, cadmium or naphthol red, crimson or magenta, hansa or lemon... [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]

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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)

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Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling - Ignite Your Creativity

Art Journaling is a wonderful tool for anyone newly entering or re-entering, their creativity. It combines the excitement of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. Collaging, painting, doodling, and experimenting in an art journal is different from working on a canvas, it can stay as safe and private as you like. Art Journaling is not just for artists. You do not need to know how to draw. For beginners, it is a non-threatening, fun entryway into your creativity. For more... [More]

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Henna - Sacred Body Art

Henna - Sacred Body Art

This workshop will show you how to create your own beautiful henna designs and introduce you to the sacred body art of henna. You will learn about the different styles of henna from around the world and have the opportunity to practice your skills with pre-prepared organic materials. Additional materials $20. What to bring $20 to pay tutor Henna kits can be be purchased on the day Own refreshments Feedback from Past Students “The information on how to make Henna was amazing - I... [More]

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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)

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Drawing Basics

Drawing Basics

Learn some basic skills and techniques that enable you to observe and put down on paper a convincing picture of the objects you see in the world around you. Develop your sensitivity in using proportion, line and light and shade to express your visual ideas with greater clarity. All you need is pencil and paper! What to bring Charcoal pencils; Paper: A3 or bigger Materials available from tutor at cost price if prefered Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will... [More]

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Oil Painting Basics

Oil Painting Basics

Keep it simple! Learn to paint from real objects, not photos. Concentrating on tone, we will paint a few simple, single objects: an apple, a cup, a teapot – or bring your own object. We will use light and shade to give a strong illusion of reality. This will provide a solid foundation for good still-life, portrait or landscape painting. What to bring Own canvas, palette, brushes and oil paint if you already have them. Otherwise materials can be purchased during the first lesson for... [More]

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Watercolour Magic - Beautiful Bookmarks - Online Class

Watercolour Magic - Beautiful Bookmarks - Online Class

This two hour, online class offers you some simple relaxing watercolour techniques to help you get creative and make 6 beautiful bookmarks. These bookmarks are perfect to keep for yourself or make great gifts for family and friends. So join in, have fun and watch the magic appear. What you’ll need 2 x A4 sheets of watercolour paper. 300 gsm best Watercolour paints Watercolour brushes Masking tape Craft knife. 2 X A4 pieces of card (Black is good) Glue and ribbons This is an online... [More]

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