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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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Painting landscapes with acrylics - extra class

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

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Playing Around With Oil Pastel And Mixed Media

Playing Around With Oil Pastel And Mixed Media

This playful one day course will transform your outlook on oil pastel and add new techniques to your drawing skills. Layers of glazing and glowing translucent oil washes on textured backgrounds create rich, exciting effects. We will also combine oil pastels, ink and surface textures to give depth and interest to your work. You should be able to take home up to 3 beautiful completed artworks from this one day workshop. Feedback from Past students “The class was delivered in an easy... [More]

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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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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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Create A Beautiful Handmade Journal  - Book Binding - Online Class

Create A Beautiful Handmade Journal - Book Binding - Online Class

Create a personalised, handmade journal or sketchbook as we re-discover the art of Coptic bookbinding, one of the oldest bookbinding techniques. This one day course will give you the skills to make your own beautiful journals at home, ideal for all those special musings, art journals or treasured gifts. What to bring 1 A4 pad of watercolour paper/ or mixed media paper 25 sheets approx 200 gsm Two pieces A4 thick cardboard, called box board. We can stick cereal packets together to... [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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Watercolour Magic - Two Little Birds - Online Class

Watercolour Magic - Two Little Birds - Online Class

This two hour, online workshop offers you some simple relaxing watercolour techniques to help you get creative, have fun and watch the magic appear. What is required watercolour paints – cheap ones are fine, whatever you have at home 2 to 3 x A4 sheets watercolour paper – 300 gsm is best couple of watercolour brushes masking tape craft knife This is an online class learn from the comfort of your own home, this class will be delivered live online via the Zoom platform you need an... [More]

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Watercolour In Black And White

Watercolour In Black And White

‘Tone does the work, colour gets the credit’ is an expression often used by artists. Learn to paint beautiful watercolours by painting tone with just one colour: Black! Create beautiful effects of light and dark; develop fresh, fluid wash effects and strong dynamic pictures. Demonstrations and guided exercises will improve your skills and confidence. Become better equipped to express the beauty of colour through this workshop in black and white. What we will cover in the course... [More]

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