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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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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

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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.

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

...

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

Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion

Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes. With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion, sourcing materials and makers. Reduce the mountain of ‘fast’ fashion and learn how to start to produce clothing that doesn’t exploit people or cost the earth. What you will learn: Zero waste and closed loop making Textiles, dying and making Ethical business and fair trade Resourcing and supply chains Bespoke,... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use digital technology for non-routine workplace tasks (FSKDIG003)
  • Write complex workplace texts (FSKWTG010)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
Sustainable Fashion

<p><strong>Join the movement to change the way we make and buy clothes.</strong></p>

<p>With guests from industry who are already doing it, learn about recycling, upcycling, bespoke and slow fashion,

...
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.

Advanced Floristry

Advanced Floristry

Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate courses or those who have some basic floristry experience. Each week offers the opportunity to learn and create six different floral designs ranging from, professionally wired wrist corsages to stunning garden style bouquets and complimentary table arrangements. Once complete all of... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM005)
  • Use whole numbers and halves for work (FSKNUM003)
Advanced Floristry

<p>Expand your floristry knowledge even further with our new Advanced Floristry course. This course is designed for students who have completed our Introduction to Floristry and Floristry Intermediate

...
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.

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

...
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.

Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting

This innovative short course focus on the practical art elements and principles of design required to produce a gorgeous abstract art work. This is heavily based on the practical side, with a small amount of theory explaining techniques. You will have time in class to focus on producing 3 or 4 small abstract pieces of your own. What to bring: Paints acrylic (cadmium yellow, radium red, phathalo blue, magenta, yellow orche and white) Canvases (4 x small) Grey lead pencils 1 x A3... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
Abstract Painting

<p>This innovative short course focus on the practical art elements and principles of design required to produce a gorgeous abstract art work. This is heavily based on the practical side, with a small

...

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 thought 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, ect. Even how to glaze and decorate your beautiful pieces. These classes are for those who have ‘wanted to try pottery for... [More]
$370 Limited inc GST / $333
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 thought

...

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

Still Life Painting

Still Life Painting

With Still-life, we slow down and observe the presence and beauty of simple objects of our everyday lives. In this workshop we take time to ‘look at the overlooked’, considering the form, shape, colour, texture and arrangement of familiar objects. We will practise basic tone and colour mixing, brushwork and various techniques including wet-in-wet painting. Suitable for all levels of experience. What to bring: All materials supplied Bring own refreshments/lunch Important information... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Still Life Painting

<p>With Still-life, we slow down and observe the presence and beauty of simple objects of our everyday lives. In this workshop we take time to ‘look at the overlooked’, considering the form, shape,

...

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

Cyanotype Printing

Cyanotype Printing

The Cyanotype: This forgotten photographic printing process from the 19th century was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating photographic printing process can be used to create fine art prints, cards or bespoke books. Without any photographic knowledge or specialist equipment, it is possible to create beautiful images with the cyanotype process. Images can be printed on a range of surfaces such as fine art... [More]
$84 Limited inc GST / $76
Cyanotype Printing

<p>The Cyanotype: This forgotten photographic printing process from the 19th century was invented by Sir John Herschel (1792–1871) in 1842. Also known as shadowgraphs or blue-prints, this fascinating

...

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

Painting Landscapes With Acrylics

Painting Landscapes With Acrylics

Capture the beauty of a landscape through an exploration of mediums, elements and principles of design! With a primary focus on acrylic painting and sketching, this class aims to teach a range of techniques from how to capture the perfect composition, mixing the exact colours, using traditional design principles to create the illusion of depth and realism within your sketches and paintings. This is a fun transformative class suitable for any artistic level! At the conclusion of... [More]
$245 Limited inc GST / $221

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

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