Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1 Byron Community College

Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1

Visual Art - Materiality of Paper 1
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.

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 inspired by the conceptual possibilities of the materiality of handmade paper.

What you will learn:

  • History of paper
  • What is paper?
  • How paper is made
  • Sculptural possibilities of paper
  • Paper and meaning
  • Artists who use paper
  • Artist books

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required.
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course.
  • Learners are only permitted to enrol in one Visual Art skill set per term at the subsidised price.

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 8 days of classroom onsite learning 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • 8 weeks duration
  • Delivery location: Laneway Studio, Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $200) - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $370 (plus resource fee of $200)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Have not successfully completed the units listed under '**Assessments are made against units of competency' for this course.** Refer to the top of this page.

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to Bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Enthusiasm!

Additional Costs

You may need to purchase some art materials for the course (e.g. pencils, charcoal, inks and a large art journal). If you don't currently have art supplies, or are uncertain what you may want to work with, the tutor will introduce you to various options at the first class. Students can then choose to buy the supplies they particularly want to use.


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website": and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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