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Handcraft courses and workshops available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Release your creativity by exploring the exciting and wide-ranging world of handcrafts.

Learn something new with an introduction to a craft, or develop your artistic skills through one of our engaging short courses or workshops.

From fabric to clay, metal to mosaic, try your hand at an array of handcrafts with Byron Community College.

Making Handmade Paper and Tealights

Making Handmade Paper and Tealights

Learn to make beautiful handmade paper using recycled waste paper, flowers, raw cotton and natural textures. We will then use this paper to create visually stunning tea light holders, gift tags, or cards, the options are endless. These can be embellished with decorations, or embossed for that extra special effect. Perfect for gifts or to embelish your home. Learn to prepare your pulp, pull sheets of paper, add seeds for gift tags, or try embossing the wet paper for an extra special... [More]

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Printmaking Introduction

Printmaking Introduction

Join us in this hands on workshop and discover the magical principles of intaglio printmaking (incising into a surface). We will be spending a weekend exploring this printmaking processes, and learning the basics of using positive and negative space effectively in composition. So come and get creative, you’ll be amazed at the beautiful results you can achieve. This course requires a little expenditure on materials. What to bring Synthetic lino, Black acrylic water-fast printing... [More]

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Wild Clay

Wild Clay

Join us in the beauty of our natural environment as we discover the joy of gathering wild local clay, then working with it where we collect it. Taking inspiration from nature around us – seed pods, landscape, clay seams and wild ochre, we will create sculptural clay pieces as well as learn the fundamental skills of hand building pinch pots, coil building and slab construction. Experience nature and art as we connect with the world around us in this immersive day of exploration and... [More]

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Sculpture Introduction

Sculpture Introduction

Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with several forms of sculpture. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. You will have the opportunity to develop your own creative expression as you work on finalising pieces to completion. Joanne has been teaching for over a decade. She exhibits throughout Australia has been awarded prizes for her sustainable artworks, both in Australia and Italy...... [More]

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Rustic Christmas Wreath

Rustic Christmas Wreath

Bring your home to life over the festive season and amaze your friends and family with a stunning, hand made, Christmas wreath. During this workshop, you will learn the techniques involved in creating a Rustic Christmas Wreath, using a natural base and a mixture of beautiful fresh and dried materials. Once complete, your wreath is yours to take home to enjoy for the festive season, to hang on your front door, in your home or gift to some one special. This course is for beginners,... [More]

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Advanced Screenprinting

Advanced Screenprinting

So, you’ve done the introductory course to screen-printing and you’re itching to do something more…. THIS is the course for you! Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques that will take you to the next level of screen-printing. These include: multi-colour printing, step and repeat, registration, and border printing. We will explore innovative techniques including hand-colouring substrates and over-printing, working on a variety of substrates. Additional materials $50... [More]

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Natural Dyeing and Shibori

Natural Dyeing and Shibori

This two day introductory workshop will give you the chance to discover the magic of extracting colour and imprints from plants, using leaves, flowers, and roots onto fabric. During the course you will be shown several SHIBORI techniques, which is the Japanese word for tie-dyeing, by using stitching, clamping, folding, twisting, and compressing to create intricate patterns. The nature of plant-dyeing is in itself, a slow process, that requires time, heat and patience! And is very... [More]

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Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Interested in learning about floristry? This 4 week introduction course will step you through the process of creating a variety of floristry designs. You will gain hands on experience with practical lessons in flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. Each week you will learn a new design, which once completed is yours to take home. What you will learn: How to prepare and care for fresh flowers and plant materials Correct storage... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG005)
  • Read and respond to simple and familiar workplace procedures (FSKRDG005)

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Handmade Paper & Plantable Festive BonBons

Handmade Paper & Plantable Festive BonBons

Get festive with these stunning seeded, plantable festive BonBons! Craft your own eco-friendly BonBons using hand made seeded paper and festive-themed petals. We'll guide you through the process, and you'll take home completed BonBons at the end of the workshop. We will also cover how to make thinner paper for enchanting festive lights to create a captivating centerpiece for your table. Join us for a merry and crafty festive workshop! [More]

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Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

The festive season is just around the corner. Make something unique! Using stained glass, ceramic, milleflore (the Italian “glass of a million flowers”), metallics, mirror, beads, glass cubes and a host of other beautiful embellishments, you will learn a myriad of glass work, cutting, soldering, nipping, grouting and mosaic building techniques in this fun one day workshop. Create two or three original decorations for your tree, candles, windows or table. Anything festive is... [More]

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