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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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Introduction to Floristry

Introduction to Floristry

Love flowers and want to explore your creativity? Learn to create stunning floral designs for an exciting new career or a rewarding hobby in this 5 week introductory course. You will gain hands on experience in the art of floristry with practical lessons which explore flower arranging, hand tied bouquets, wiring fresh blooms, gift wrapping and bow construction. In the weekly workshops, tutor Leena will expertly demonstrate a new design with beautiful fresh blooms and guide you in... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Complete simple workplace formatted texts (FSKWTG05)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace procedures (FSKRDG05)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>Love flowers and want to explore your creativity? Learn to create stunning floral designs for an exciting new career or a rewarding hobby in this 5 week introductory course. </p><p>You will gain

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

Mosaic For Beginners

Mosaic For Beginners

Mosaic is a timeless, beautiful art form that stretches back thousands of years and is used all over the world. In this course you will create two beautiful artworks to take home – using two completely different mosaic techniques. You will learn about functionality and expression as two drivers for mosaic creation, and will explore how to work with a vast range of different mosaic tesserae. Additional materials $40. What to bring An apron You must have covered shoes $40 to pay... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Mosaic For Beginners

<p>Mosaic is a timeless, beautiful art form that stretches back thousands of years and is used all over the world. In this course you will create two beautiful artworks to take home – using two

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

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]
$178 Limited inc GST / $160
Printmaking Introduction

<p>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

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

Sculpture Introduction

Sculpture Introduction

Learn to work with your hands and unleash your creative skills as you experiment with a new form of sculpture each week. We will be working with wire, clay, carving, construction and found object art. During the last two weeks you will get the opportunity to develop your own creative expression as you work on your final pieces. Joanne has been teaching for over a decade. She exhibits throughout Australia has been awarded prizes for her sustainable artworks, both in Australia and... [More]
$295 Limited inc GST / $266

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

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]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
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.

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.

Sewing Level 2

Sewing Level 2

A follow-on course for people who have participated in Sewing for Beginners and people who have some sewing skills but would like more confidence, inspiration , and to learn more techniques. Learn how to insert zips, buttonholes, elasticising etc. Complete a garment in a friendly relaxed atmosphere with a highly skilled teacher. Additional materials $5 What to bring SEWING TOOLS eg:pins,scissors,tailors chalk, thread cutters,tapemeasure etc. PATTERN: A pattern with instructions. Go... [More]
$259 Limited inc GST / $233
Sewing Level 2

<p>A follow-on course for people who have participated in Sewing for Beginners and people who have some sewing skills but would like more confidence, inspiration , and to learn more techniques. Learn

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

Leadlighting For Beginners

Leadlighting For Beginners

Come and indulge yourself in the incredible beauty that is stained glass. Perhaps you would like to convert a plain window, or make a feature out of that dull door. Learn the traditional techniques of leadlighting and create your own exquisite panel to take home. Additional materials $55. What to bring Writing materials Wear old clothes and covered shoes $55 fee for the tutor for materials Feedback from Past Students “Great course for beginners. Reallly opens your eyes to the... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
Leadlighting For Beginners

<p>Come and indulge yourself in the incredible beauty that is stained glass. Perhaps you would like to convert a plain window, or make a feature out of that dull door. Learn the traditional techniques

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

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]
$79 Limited inc GST / $71
Henna - Sacred Body Art

<p>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

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

Zen Calligraphy

Zen Calligraphy

This workshop introduces the history and contemporary uses of ink and brush in Japan. The Zen focus of “calligraphy as meditation” uses brushwork, breathwork, and mindfulness to peacefully control and direct energy into creation of form. In this course you will learn how to select and organise calligraphy tools, create fundamental brushstrokes and write kanji characters based on the five elements, nature, and celestial forms. Through focus and action, discover a path to harmony and... [More]
$79 Limited inc GST / $71
Zen Calligraphy

<p>This workshop introduces the history and contemporary uses of ink and brush in Japan. The Zen focus of “calligraphy as meditation” uses brushwork, breathwork, and mindfulness to peacefully control

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

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