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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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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)
Introduction to Floristry

<p>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

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Watercolour: Light, Bright and Fresh

Watercolour: Light, Bright and Fresh

Light, Bright and Fresh are natural qualities of the translucent, flowing medium of watercolour painting. But sometimes our tones and colours can look muddy and overworked, washed out or too dark. Over two Saturdays, we will look at the processes, techniques, colours and mindset which help to better express the vitality and beauty of this versatile medium. Suitable for all levels of experience. All materials supplied. What to bring: Refreshments Important information Once your... [More]
$210 Limited inc GST / $189
Watercolour: Light, Bright and Fresh

<p>Light, Bright and Fresh are natural qualities of the translucent, flowing medium of watercolour painting. But sometimes our tones and colours can look muddy and overworked, washed out or too dark.<

...

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

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction? This 8-week immersion into collage, colour and painting will draw inspiration from a range of expressionist painters who were more concerned with their emotional responses than an objective reality. Drawing on memory, imagination, dreams and collage this class will step you through a process to help you draw and paint expressively with your own painting signature. This class continues to develop... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to short and simple workplace information (FSKRDG004)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG006)
  • Read and respond to information in routine visual and graphic texts (FSKRDG008)
Visual Art - Dreaming in Colour 2

<p>Are you interested in exploring painting in a style between realism and abstraction?</p>

<p>This 8-week immersion into collage, colour and painting will draw inspiration from a range of

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You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and processes. Experimenting with a range of drawing and painting techniques, exploring composition, mark-making and materiality, students will be guided through working on both small format to large scale compositions. You do not need prior experience for this course - it is for anyone... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)
  • Write routine workplace texts (FSKWTG009)
Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing 2

<p>This 8-week course will extend our focus from Plant Life Drawing 1. We will continue to explore the work of significant artists as we study plants and natural forms through a variety of mediums and

...
You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit. This 8-week art practice will incorporate a range of modalities including meditation, walking, observation, drawing, painting and assemblage. We will make use of materials from the landscape to respond to country, drawing with local ochres, dyeing paper with local botanicals, fuelling our visual responses with local... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG005)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
Visual Art - Breathing the Land 1

<p>Breathing the Land 1 is an opportunity to join a small group in an experiential research project focusing on deepening our relationship to the landscape we inhabit.</p>

<p>This 8-week art practice

...
You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Playful Painting Weekend

Playful Painting Weekend

There will be dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, laughing and a head-over-heels love affair with colour. Each of us will be painting on a large canvas, adding new layers, in a fun and encouraging environment. Rediscover your enthusiasm for life and uncover painting talents you never knew you had. What to bring: Glass or plastic jar for water Large sheet/drop cloth Hairdryer Water spray bottle Paper towels and Chux super wipe Acrylic paint palette or a pack of cheap... [More]
$180 Limited inc GST / $162
Playful Painting Weekend

<p>There will be dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, laughing and a head-over-heels love affair with colour. Each of us will be painting on a large canvas, adding new layers, in a fun

...

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

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through all the basics of hand building over four morning classes. You will be taught how to make a pinch pot, how to coil, how to slab build, how to attach handles, legs, etc...even how to glaze and decorate your beautiful pieces. These classes are for those who have ‘wanted to try pottery for... [More]
$399 Limited inc GST / $359
Hand Building Ceramics Introduction

<p>Ochre’s hand building workshop is a beautiful ‘entree’ into the world of clay. Hosted in Ochre’s beautiful light filled studio in Mullumbimby, come and sip tea and coffee while being guided through

...

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

Expressing Mood and Emotion in Watercolour

Expressing Mood and Emotion in Watercolour

It is not just the subject of an artwork that evokes an emotional response in us. More importantly, it is the manner in which the subject is portrayed. The same portrait, still life or a landscape could be bright and cheerful, dark and wintry, warm and comfortable, terrifying, or just fun and playful. We will explore how to use colour, light and shade, design, brushwork and painting processes to communicate a range of themes, moods and feelings in watercolour. What to bring Paper:... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Expressing Mood and Emotion in Watercolour

<p>It is not just the subject of an artwork that evokes an emotional response in us. More importantly, it is the manner in which the subject is portrayed. The same portrait, still life or a landscape

...

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

Floristry Intermediate

Floristry Intermediate

Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of which are yours to take home and enjoy for the remainder of the week. Gain insight into how a floral arrangement can be costed and the retail value of floral designs. You will learn how to prepare and care for fresh flowers and materials used in each class along with basic information on... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Engage in short and simple spoken exchanges at work (FSKOCM002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Floristry Intermediate

<p>Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create a different floral design ranging from professionally wired flower crowns to stunning modern bouquets and unique statement arrangements, all of

...
You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

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

Sculptural Metalwork

Sculptural Metalwork

Design and create a garden art project of your choice! In this course, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (including welding) and forming metal, depending on the design (size limit may apply). This class is a logical choice if you are a previous welding student or existing hobbyist who wants to expand your creative and practical skill base. It also gives metalwork novices the opportunity to enjoy a... [More]
$275 Limited inc GST / $248
Sculptural Metalwork

<p>Design and create a garden art project of your choice!</p>

<p>In this course, we will explore different metalworking techniques in a relaxed and fun environment, including cutting, fixing (

...

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

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