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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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Bookbinding for Beginners

Learn how to make beautiful handmade books for either your own personal use as a journal, sketch-book or notebook; or give them as a much appreciated gift to a loved one. A perfect and unique present at any time of the year. The aim of this course is to familiarise you with the necessary knowledge and skills to start you on a journey to make your own books. The course will run at the NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders' professionally equipped Ralph Lewis Bindery at the NSW Writers' Cent... [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. Start your own personlised cards business by combining other classes. You’ll discover a variety of ways to make cards using a range of media and techniques including embossing and embellishments. Need: No experie... [More]
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Make Your Own Lampshades

Feeling crafty? Here is your chance to create your own lampshade from start to finish. Making your own shades is a great and easy way to update any room in the house, as well as being a clever way to get your décor bang on trend without breaking the bank So let your imagination go wild over three weeks and take the chance to use some of the your favourite material to make a unique piece designed and crafted with your home in mind Tweet Agenda Over three weeks Soft Furnishings tutor ... [More]
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Jewellery - Micro Macrame

Learn the delicate art of micro macramé in this two-day beginners course where you will make an array of detailed jewellery pieces. Micro macramé borrows techniques that have been used since the 13th century and differs from regular macramé only because the size of the materials used is much smaller. This hands-on workshop will teach you a range of knotting skills and the fundamentals of micro macramé allowing you to create jewellery from a place of your own imagination. Micro macra... [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. This course is conducted by a qualified Ikebana teacher. Tweet Agenda Note: Parts of the agenda may be adapted to suit the needs of the class. Introduction to Ikebana Explanation and demonstration of basic style and traditional style of arrangement... [More]
Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arrangement
$239 inc GST / $215.09 / $191.20
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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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Jewellery - Flamework and Glass Beads

Learn how to make fabulous glass beads for jewellery, fashion or furnishing in this unique course. You will learn the basic skills necessary to create your own unique glass beads by applying the lampwork technique to the melting of Venetian glass rods. The Glass Beaded Jewellery course is for anyone who is interested in designing and producing their own custom made jewellery. Make it for yourself or create a range to sell through markets or one of the online stores such as etsy.com.... [More]
$319 GST free / $287.10 / $255.20
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$319 GST free / $287.10 / $255.20
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$319 GST free / $287.10 / $255.20
Avoid disappointment and enrol early. Class sizes are limited.

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

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 hand printing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous designs on fabric using hand-cut stencils. No previous design or printing experience required. If you want to learn to ... [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. Tweet 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 lear... [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] Tweet Agenda Introduction and the history of mosaics Explanation of the indirec... [More]
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