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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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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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Ikebana - Japanese Flower Arrangement
$239 inc GST / $215.09 / $191.20
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Contemporary Kiln Fired Glass (Creating Glass Platters)

In this dynamic 2-day workshop you wll be introduced to the world of contemporary kiln fired glass. You will learn how to design and create your own stunning glass platters and decorative objects to give as gifts or to have as a centrepiece in your home. Discover your creative potential as you learn the skills required to produce quality glass art in a professional studio setting. Internationally renowned artist Kate Baker will share her extensive skills and knowlege to have you pro... [More]
Contemporary Kiln Fired Glass (Creating Glass Platters)
$299 inc GST / $269.10 / $239.21
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Contemporary Kiln Fired Glass (Creating Glass Platters)
$299 inc GST / $269.10 / $239.21
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Sculpture - Lantern Making

Create your own beautiful lantern using cane and paper to make your own design. 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 with a bulb. You can make animals, sea creatures or abstract shapes in this easy, non-toxic process. No experience required. If you want to learn Lantern Making in Sydney, then this course is... [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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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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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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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]
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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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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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