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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.

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Printing On Clay

Printing On Clay

Get your hands into clay learning a simple handbuilding technique using clay slaps (rolled out clay) and exploring surface decoration techniques using coloured slips. This is an easy and fun way to achieve very beautiful results. Claudia has an extensive collection of stamps and stencils to explore the endless possibilities this simple process offers. You will make 2-3 small to medium size bowls or plates to take home and treasure. Price includes all materials and firing. This... [More]
$126 Limited inc GST / $113
Printing On Clay

<p>Get your hands into clay learning a simple handbuilding technique using clay slaps (rolled out clay) and exploring surface decoration techniques using coloured slips. This is an easy and fun way to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Silversmithing Introduction

Silversmithing Introduction

In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills taught include sawing, filing, sanding, polishing, annealing and soldering precious metal. The course sets you on a path to explore precious metal as a Fine Art and is a rewarding hobby. What to bring Pencil, paper and scissors $70 to tutor at first class for materials Wear closed-in... [More]
$269 Limited inc GST / $242
Silversmithing Introduction

<p>In this course you will complete three or more pieces of jewellery. You will learn to design and size your own special ring, a linked chain bracelet and a solid multi-component cuff bangle. Skills

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber, over a weekend. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist who wishes to explore the medium further. All processes of screen-printing will be covered, including the art of photo-emulsion application, stripping your screen, and printing with solvent-free inks onto your choice of substrates: from t-shirts and textiles to paper and plywood. The weekend will give you... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Screen Printing

<p>Discover the joy of designing and printing your own images onto fabric, paper or timber, over a weekend. This workshop is suitable for beginners, or the more experienced artist who wishes to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sewing For Beginners

Sewing For Beginners

For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment. You will need to phone the tutor on enrolment to discuss pattern and material choice. Additional materials $5. What to bring Pens, pencils L-shaped ruler if you have one Pins, paper, scissors A 4 display folder(20 page) Fabric scissors and paper scissors Dressmakers pins Tailors chalk... [More]
$259 Limited inc GST / $233
Sewing For Beginners

<p>For the complete beginner to gain confidence and learn all the sewing basics e.g. patterns, cutting, machines and overlockers. Make a simple garment in a fun, stimulating and creative environment.

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Build Pallet Furniture

Build Pallet Furniture

Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series. You will be guided through the safe use of a wide range of tools and will work collaboratively to build you own pallet furniture that is easily transportable, well-crafted and sustainable. This course will exclusively use non-toxic pallets and paints. You will learn a great range of diverse DIY skills you can apply to any home carpentry project, including natural finishes. At... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Participate in simple spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM03)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
  • Read and respond to routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG08)
Build Pallet Furniture

<p>Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series.</p><p>You will be guided through the safe use of a wide range of tools and will work

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Build Pallet Furniture

<p>Shelve that trip to Ikea and join this interactive and supportive pallet furniture-making workshop series.</p><p>You will be guided through the safe use of a wide range of tools and will work

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Pattern Making for Beginners

Pattern Making for Beginners

This course is designed so that you will understand how to take measurements, apply them to a BODY BLOCK, then use this information for pattern alterations and to create better fitting clothes. We will also explore how to copy and make a pattern from an existing garment. This is a great course for those wanting to learn the basics. What to bring Pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, 20 page display folder, Tape measure, L square and/or French curve (metric) Pattern making paper... [More]
$205 Limited inc GST / $184
Pattern Making for Beginners

<p>This course is designed so that you will understand how to take measurements, apply them to a BODY BLOCK, then use this information for pattern alterations and to create better fitting clothes. We

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning! Join this short Build Pallet Advanced course to continue up-skilling on the tools you have already learnt, and get new skills on plenty of new tools you haven’t even tried yet. We will be getting more detailed, more complex and more skilled in the fine art of making furniture from this delightful... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Interact effectively with others at work (FSKOCM07)
  • Use strategies to respond to routine workplace problems (FSKLRG09)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)
Build Pallet Furniture - Advanced

<p>Have you completed our Build Pallet Furniture course; and you’re eager to get your hands back on the tools? We are excited to have you back, and show you that this was just the beginning!</p><p>

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Shibori And  Indigo Dyeing

Shibori And Indigo Dyeing

Learn the fascinating art of Indigo and Shibori! Students will learn the basics of traditional Shibori techniques: Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping) stitching, binding and wrapping to create beautiful patterns. Also learn the art of creating an Indigo vat, without having to wait weeks for it to mature! What to bring small amount of white, prewashed fabric quick unpick scissors washing up gloves ball of polyester string strong thread(poly) and needles 9ltr bucket... [More]
$216 Limited inc GST / $194
Shibori And Indigo Dyeing

<p>Learn the fascinating art of Indigo and Shibori! Students will learn the basics of traditional Shibori techniques: Arashi and Bomaki (pole wrapping), Itajime (clamping) stitching, binding and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Flower Crown

Flower Crown

In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of constructing a fully wired Flower Crown. You will gain skills in fine wiring using a variety of fresh flowers and plant materials along with learning how to parafilm your materials together to create your Floral head piece. Come along and enjoy the company of like minded people while constructing an on trend fresh Flower Crown. Once mastered, you will be able to re create this design for a special event, baby shower, hens party,... [More]
$95 Limited inc GST / $85
Flower Crown

<p>In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of constructing a fully wired Flower Crown. You will gain skills in fine wiring using a variety of fresh flowers and plant materials along with

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Knitting With Nettie

Knitting With Nettie

If you have always wanted to know how to knit then now is your chance! Learn the basics with Knitting Nettie as you create a beautiful scarf or poncho you will be proud to wear. Come along and learn how calming knitting can be in this small and supportive group. What to bring 2 balls of 12 ply preferably wool and size 9mm needles – preferably wooden – to make scarf 4 balls of 12 ply preferably wool and size 9mm needles – preferably wooden – to make wrap Can order online – Debbie... [More]
$168 Limited inc GST / $151
Knitting With Nettie

<p>If you have always wanted to know how to knit then now is your chance! Learn the basics with Knitting Nettie as you create a beautiful scarf or poncho you will be proud to wear. Come along and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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