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Learn Handcrafts in Sydney

Ever thought about learning the art of Ikebana – Japanese flower arranging? Or maybe you fancy the ancient art of Henna Tattoo? Perhaps your preference is Bookbinding? Alternatively there is always the simple pleasure of Gift Wrapping, Picture Framing or Knitting and Crochet. If you want to learn a new handcraft, you’ve come to the right place!

We offer hands on experience with dedicated and enthusiastic tutors. Our classes operate within our own premises in Rozelle (only 5 minutes by bus from Town Hall Station). As a not-for-profit education provider, with almost 3 decades experience in Adult Education, our high qualify courses are easily more affordable and flexible than TAFE, online courses and other continuing education Institutes.

Handcraft courses at the College

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Photo Bookmaking for Beginners

In this practical photo bookmaking class, learn how to produce a professional-looking photo book. Beginning with a set of your own hand-picked images (200+), learn about the different book types, paper stock, bindings, cover styles, see samples from some of the best companies on the market, learn about their product options, plus the advantages and disadvantages they might have. Participants will learn how to make their own page layouts using free software, how to create good page d... [More]
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Printing - Fabric Screen

Enrol in our Fabric Printing course and learn the fine points of Fabric Printing and Design with Sydney Community College your centre for continuing education in Sydney. More affordable than university continuing education or TAFE plus. In this hands-on course you will explore a variety of printing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous designs on fabric. No previous design or printing experience required. Printing inks and most equipment supplied. If you wan... [More]
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Mosaics for Beginners

Learn the timeless art of mosaics. Traditional and modern mosaic techniques will be taught. In a surprisingly short time you could be decorating your house and garden with beautiful mosaics. If you want to learn about Mosaics in Sydney, then this course is for you. During this course you can decorate a table, a mirror surround, a garden pot or any other object you wish to mosaic. [image © Cynthia Turner] Agenda Introduction and the history of mosaics Explanation of the indirect meth... [More]
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Knitting for Beginners

Welcome to the world of the 'Gentle Arts' Knitting is fun, relaxing and versatile! Learn this ancient craft, and discover the exciting range of possibilities available to the modern knitter. Once you have learned the basics, it is possible to create beautiful and practical wearables and home wares for yourself, your family and friends. Agenda Over the six weeks of this course the broad topics outlined below will be covered, but not necessarily in the exact order. You will learn the ... [More]
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Picture Framing Essentials

This two-day workshop is a comprehensive introduction to the world of picture framing. Whether you are looking to work in the framing industry or plan to make frames at home, this course will expose you to all the information, resources and suppliers you need to pursue your framing goals. You will learn the fundamental techniques required to make a picture frame – whilst being exposed to the correct trade terminology and framing language – and will have the opportunity to discuss ar... [More]
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Handmade Greeting Cards

Feeling crafty? Like the idea of doing something a little different? How about making your own greeting cards. It’s fun and so easy and this one-day workshop will teach you how to create one-of-a kind, personalised cards for all occasions to wow all your family and friends. You’ll discover a variety of ways to make cards using a range of media and techniques including embossing and embellishments. Need: No experience necessary but an interest in arts and crafts is desirable. Next: P... [More]
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Sculpture - Lantern Making

Create your own beautiful lantern using cane and paper to make your own design, warmly lit by tea lights. The group will be instructed with the simple techniques of building in cane and covering the form with glue soaked tissue paper. Leave them white or paint them with bright colours to create a coloured glow once lit up. Install a tealight candle in the workshop and if you want to swap later with a bulb, this is also possible. You can make animals, sea creatures or abstract shapes... [More]
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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arrangement

Basic Ikebana accords to simple rules and principles. This course is designed to teach techniques and build an understanding of the ancient Japanese art, which evokes the sensitive beauty of nature and the stunning style of formative art. If you want to learn Ikebana in Sydney, then this course is for you. This course is conducted by a qualified Ikebana teacher. Course fee includes cost of consumables. Agenda Note: Parts of the agenda may be adapted to suit the needs of the class. I... [More]
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Please note: Due to the fact that materials must be purchased in advance for this class, the last date for enrolment is Wed Nov 20th. Avoid disappointment and enrol early.
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Please note: Due to the fact that materials must be purchased in advance for this class, the last date for enrolment is Wed Nov 20th. Avoid disappointment and enrol early.

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

Gift Wrapping

Using Japanese traditional Origami and Furoshiki (traditional Japanese wrapping fabric) skills, we can explore new styles in fancy ecologically-responsible wrapping. Fabric can be endlessly reused. After the gift has been opened, the fabric is kept, ready to be used for the next gift. It is better for the environment and the fabric can be used indefinitely. With some Origami techniques, you can beautifully wrap your gifts without using fancy unrecyclable wrapping paper. Even if you ... [More]
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Stained Glass for Beginners

In this course you learn the skills and techniques of this ancient artform by constructing your own stained glass window. This course is designed for beginners. Materials may cost up to $300 however some of the tools and materials needed for the course could be found in our homes such as a small board of plywood or MDF, some timber battens, a soldering iron (either 80 or 100 Watt), a hammer and nails, sewing machine oil and a sharpening stone or even some pieces of glass. Students c... [More]
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