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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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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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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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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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Bookbinding Extension

While this two-day course builds on the previous beginners course it is not necessary to have undertaken the earlier course. The skills and knowledge previously learned, however, will reinforce good bookbinding practices and ensure that you are equipped to broaden your understanding of the range of structures available to those who value creativity and individualism in their book binding. The aim of the course is to move outside the boundaries of traditional Western bookbinding and ... [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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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 in 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 tea light 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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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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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]
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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 17th of September. Avoid disappointment and enrol early.

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Photo Bookmaking for Beginners

Great gift idea for Christmas. 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 soft... [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. This course will cover many of the basic techniques from spinning a simple bead, shaping and decorative techniques using mutliple rods, raking and feathering, applying silver foil and wire, millifiore, goldstone and frit. If you want ... [More]
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