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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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Abstract Painting

Abstract Painting

This innovative short course focuses 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]
$178 Limited inc GST / $160
Abstract Painting

<p>This innovative short course focuses 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

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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]
$269 Limited inc GST / $242

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 - The Art of Juxtaposition 2

Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 2

The Art of Juxtaposition 2 will extend the 2D graphic collage explorations of The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and provide an opportunity to consider collage as the basis for making paintings and sculptures. During this course we will look at the work of various artists known for their use of Collage and gain inspiration to construct new images for ourselves. It is not necessary to do The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and 2 courses in chronological order. Collage is easy and relies only on a... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG007)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
  • Use short and simple strategies for work-related learning (FSKLRG004)
Visual Art - The Art of Juxtaposition 2

<p>The Art of Juxtaposition 2 will extend the 2D graphic collage explorations of The Art of Juxtaposition 1 and provide an opportunity to consider collage as the basis for making paintings and

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

Alternative Comics And Zines

Alternative Comics And Zines

Learn about the fun and fantastic world of alternative comics and zines for grown-ups. Make your own comics and zines in the process! A fun and interactive course with Holly, who is a twice shortlisted finalist for the BP International Zine Award and Australian Comics Award. Comics and Zines can be about ANYTHING. A fiction or non-fiction story, a personal experience you want to share with the world (or just your friends), an art zine for collectors (or yourself), or a tribute to... [More]
$178 Limited inc GST / $160
Alternative Comics And Zines

<p>Learn about the fun and fantastic world of alternative comics and zines for grown-ups. Make your own comics and zines in the process!</p>

<p>A fun and interactive course with Holly, who is a twice

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

Colours from Nature

Colours from Nature

This course will introduce you to local and traditional plants which provide a harvest of dye or fibre materials and teach you how to grow your own. Learn cultivation and management techniques for growing these abundant and useful species. This short course will focus on planting and managing the dye and fibre garden. A must for those serious about sustainable fashion and basketry. Course participants will learn about a range of herbs and shrubs suitable to grow in the local area... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use simple and highly familiar spatial information for work (FSKNUM006)
  • Participate in familiar spoken interactions at work (FSKOCM003)
Colours from Nature

<p><strong>This course will introduce you to local and traditional plants which provide a harvest of dye or fibre materials and teach you how to grow your own.</strong></p>

<p>Learn cultivation and

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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]
$237 Limited inc GST / $213
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.

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]
$270 Limited inc GST / $243
Sculpture Introduction

<p>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

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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]
$92 Limited inc GST / $83
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

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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

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

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