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Everyone can ignite their creativity with one our short courses. Check out the choices today.

Step into the realm of artistic expression with our captivating course on painting a stunning 3D Buddha head on a stretched canvas!
Delve into the intricate techniques of adding gold leaf to accentuate the high points, transforming your artwork into a masterpiece of elegance and depth. *Materials supplied.

Acrylic 3D Buddha with Gold Leaf on Canvas

Step into the realm of artistic expression with our captivating course on painting a stunning 3D Buddha head on a stretched canvas!
Delve into the intricate techniques of adding gold leaf to accentuate the high points, transforming your artwork into a masterpiece of elegance and depth. *Materials supplied.

Acrylic 3D Buddha with Gold Leaf on Canvas

Step into the realm of artistic expression with our captivating course on painting a stunning 3D Buddha head on a stretched canvas!
Delve into the intricate techniques of adding gold leaf to accentuate the high points, transforming your artwork into a masterpiece of elegance and depth. *Materials supplied.

Explore the fusion of cut glass and vintage China in a compact kiln to create bespoke jewelry. Craft your own pendants, chains, earrings, or brooches.
*Materials supplied.

Fused Glass and Mosaic China Jewellery

Explore the fusion of cut glass and vintage China in a compact kiln to create bespoke jewelry. Craft your own pendants, chains, earrings, or brooches.
*Materials supplied.

Fused Glass and Mosaic China Jewellery

Explore the fusion of cut glass and vintage China in a compact kiln to create bespoke jewelry. Craft your own pendants, chains, earrings, or brooches.
*Materials supplied.

See if Copic markers are for you. Create trendy fashion illustrations of people on bleed-proof paper using alcohol ink and gel pens.
*Materials supplied.

Copic Markers

See if Copic markers are for you. Create trendy fashion illustrations of people on bleed-proof paper using alcohol ink and gel pens.
*Materials supplied.

Copic Markers

See if Copic markers are for you. Create trendy fashion illustrations of people on bleed-proof paper using alcohol ink and gel pens.
*Materials supplied.

An enjoyable day covering techniques on how to use acrylic paint and brushes on a stretched canvas while you work on your own painting.
*All materials supplied.

Acrylic Painting & Techniques

An enjoyable day covering techniques on how to use acrylic paint and brushes on a stretched canvas while you work on your own painting.
*All materials supplied.

Acrylic Painting & Techniques

An enjoyable day covering techniques on how to use acrylic paint and brushes on a stretched canvas while you work on your own painting.
*All materials supplied.

Under painting with acrylic paint as a base and paint with oil paints on top.
Learn how to paint wet on dry and wet on wet. You will be shown step by step how to work with these Old Masters’s favourite paints.
*Materials supplied.

Oil Painting & Techniques

Under painting with acrylic paint as a base and paint with oil paints on top.
Learn how to paint wet on dry and wet on wet. You will be shown step by step how to work with these Old Masters’s favourite paints.
*Materials supplied.

Oil Painting & Techniques

Under painting with acrylic paint as a base and paint with oil paints on top.
Learn how to paint wet on dry and wet on wet. You will be shown step by step how to work with these Old Masters’s favourite paints.
*Materials supplied.

We will work on a small item of furniture, that you bring to this 2 day workshop. The first class will be working on the wood using faux finishes to restore a wood-shabby chic or marble effect on the wood. The next step is to upholster and add trim.
*Bring your own small item – fabric and foam, trims etc supplied.

Restore, Upholstery and Faux Finishes

We will work on a small item of furniture, that you bring to this 2 day workshop. The first class will be working on the wood using faux finishes to restore a wood-shabby chic or marble effect on the wood. The next step is to upholster and add trim.
*Bring your own small item – fabric and foam, trims etc supplied.

Restore, Upholstery and Faux Finishes

We will work on a small item of furniture, that you bring to this 2 day workshop. The first class will be working on the wood using faux finishes to restore a wood-shabby chic or marble effect on the wood. The next step is to upholster and add trim.
*Bring your own small item – fabric and foam, trims etc supplied.

Discover the art of mosaic-making and master cutting, smashing, gluing, and grouting techniques. For this class you will be making a mosaic plague/house number.
*All materials supplied.

Advanced Mosaic

Discover the art of mosaic-making and master cutting, smashing, gluing, and grouting techniques. For this class you will be making a mosaic plague/house number.
*All materials supplied.

Advanced Mosaic

Discover the art of mosaic-making and master cutting, smashing, gluing, and grouting techniques. For this class you will be making a mosaic plague/house number.
*All materials supplied.

*Waitlist Open

This class is for anyone who wants an enjoyable day covering techniques on how to use water colour paints and brushes on water colour paper.

Watercolour Painting and Techniques

*Waitlist Open

This class is for anyone who wants an enjoyable day covering techniques on how to use water colour paints and brushes on water colour paper.

Watercolour Painting and Techniques

*Waitlist Open

This class is for anyone who wants an enjoyable day covering techniques on how to use water colour paints and brushes on water colour paper.

*Waitlist Open

Easy and fun, this style of acrylics is simple and easy to follow as the tutor takes you one step at a time to create 4 small canvases in one day.

You will do a pour creating cells with the paint, a string feather pull, a chain flower pull and a seascape pour.

Pour Painting

*Waitlist Open

Easy and fun, this style of acrylics is simple and easy to follow as the tutor takes you one step at a time to create 4 small canvases in one day.

You will do a pour creating cells with the paint, a string feather pull, a chain flower pull and a seascape pour.

Pour Painting

*Waitlist Open

Easy and fun, this style of acrylics is simple and easy to follow as the tutor takes you one step at a time to create 4 small canvases in one day.

You will do a pour creating cells with the paint, a string feather pull, a chain flower pull and a seascape pour.

*Waitlist Open

This introductory course will cover styles, formats, and storytelling fundamentals.
Discover the captivating relationship between
words and images that resonate with children. We鈥檒l explore voice, rhyme, character, dialogue, and cultural context to inspire your creativity.
In a relaxed atmosphere, you鈥檒l write your own children鈥檚 stories and learn the art of drawing and painting for them.

Get ready to create engaging visual texts and understand their interaction with written narratives.

*6 week course

Introduction to Writing and Illustration of Children鈥檚 Books

*Waitlist Open

This introductory course will cover styles, formats, and storytelling fundamentals.
Discover the captivating relationship between
words and images that resonate with children. We鈥檒l explore voice, rhyme, character, dialogue, and cultural context to inspire your creativity.
In a relaxed atmosphere, you鈥檒l write your own children鈥檚 stories and learn the art of drawing and painting for them.

Get ready to create engaging visual texts and understand their interaction with written narratives.

*6 week course

Introduction to Writing and Illustration of Children鈥檚 Books

*Waitlist Open

This introductory course will cover styles, formats, and storytelling fundamentals.
Discover the captivating relationship between
words and images that resonate with children. We鈥檒l explore voice, rhyme, character, dialogue, and cultural context to inspire your creativity.
In a relaxed atmosphere, you鈥檒l write your own children鈥檚 stories and learn the art of drawing and painting for them.

Get ready to create engaging visual texts and understand their interaction with written narratives.

*6 week course

*Waitlist Open

Interior design is not just a profession; it is a way of life. It is a beautiful art form that enables interior designers to share their creativity to reflect the personality of the homeowner.

It is a very creative and planned process which is applied in both residential and commercial markets.

Introduction to Interior Design/Decorating

*Waitlist Open

Interior design is not just a profession; it is a way of life. It is a beautiful art form that enables interior designers to share their creativity to reflect the personality of the homeowner.

It is a very creative and planned process which is applied in both residential and commercial markets.

Introduction to Interior Design/Decorating

*Waitlist Open

Interior design is not just a profession; it is a way of life. It is a beautiful art form that enables interior designers to share their creativity to reflect the personality of the homeowner.

It is a very creative and planned process which is applied in both residential and commercial markets.

*Waitlist Open

Unleash your creativity in this course on crafting unique textile earrings. Upcycle textiles and experiment with textile pens to explore colour and pattern, designing and constructing wearable accessories that express your personal style.
Dive into the art of creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

Textile Earrings

*Waitlist Open

Unleash your creativity in this course on crafting unique textile earrings. Upcycle textiles and experiment with textile pens to explore colour and pattern, designing and constructing wearable accessories that express your personal style.
Dive into the art of creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

Textile Earrings

*Waitlist Open

Unleash your creativity in this course on crafting unique textile earrings. Upcycle textiles and experiment with textile pens to explore colour and pattern, designing and constructing wearable accessories that express your personal style.
Dive into the art of creating one-of-a-kind pieces.

*Waitlist Open

Learn how to create seamless repeating patterns for textiles and other products.

For initial design inspiration, we will take in Newcastle鈥檚 unique landmarks through a field trip discovering what makes Newcastle special, then using analogue and digital techniques you will learn how to play with different design styles and repeat pattern
methods to create a textile design that is 鈥榩rint ready鈥 and can be used to print onto fabric or other materials.

Textile Surface Pattern Design

*Waitlist Open

Learn how to create seamless repeating patterns for textiles and other products.

For initial design inspiration, we will take in Newcastle鈥檚 unique landmarks through a field trip discovering what makes Newcastle special, then using analogue and digital techniques you will learn how to play with different design styles and repeat pattern
methods to create a textile design that is 鈥榩rint ready鈥 and can be used to print onto fabric or other materials.

Textile Surface Pattern Design

*Waitlist Open

Learn how to create seamless repeating patterns for textiles and other products.

For initial design inspiration, we will take in Newcastle鈥檚 unique landmarks through a field trip discovering what makes Newcastle special, then using analogue and digital techniques you will learn how to play with different design styles and repeat pattern
methods to create a textile design that is 鈥榩rint ready鈥 and can be used to print onto fabric or other materials.

*Waitlist Open

Have a day of using this versatile ink, the day will cover working on Yupo plastic paper, glass and more. Other mediums can be purchased by tutor for additional cost.

Alcohol Ink

*Waitlist Open

Have a day of using this versatile ink, the day will cover working on Yupo plastic paper, glass and more. Other mediums can be purchased by tutor for additional cost.

Alcohol Ink

*Waitlist Open

Have a day of using this versatile ink, the day will cover working on Yupo plastic paper, glass and more. Other mediums can be purchased by tutor for additional cost.

*Waitlist Open

Learn about washes of watercolour and detailed pen work on watercolour paper and how to use your materials while you work on your own artwork.

Pen & Wash

*Waitlist Open

Learn about washes of watercolour and detailed pen work on watercolour paper and how to use your materials while you work on your own artwork.

Pen & Wash

*Waitlist Open

Learn about washes of watercolour and detailed pen work on watercolour paper and how to use your materials while you work on your own artwork.

*Waitlist Open

Our guitar for beginners course is a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you鈥檒l learn basic chords, notes and rhythms and some easy popular songs.

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

*Waitlist Open

Our guitar for beginners course is a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you鈥檒l learn basic chords, notes and rhythms and some easy popular songs.

Guitar Lessons for Beginners

*Waitlist Open

Our guitar for beginners course is a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you鈥檒l learn basic chords, notes and rhythms and some easy popular songs.

*Waitlist Open

In this course, you will learn guitar techniques and skills that will take you beyond the beginner level and into more intermediate territory. Learn to play in ways that will help allow you to express yourself on guitar and further your musical journey. If you want to further your guitar skills then this course is for you.

Guitar - Intermediate

*Waitlist Open

In this course, you will learn guitar techniques and skills that will take you beyond the beginner level and into more intermediate territory. Learn to play in ways that will help allow you to express yourself on guitar and further your musical journey. If you want to further your guitar skills then this course is for you.

Guitar - Intermediate

*Waitlist Open

In this course, you will learn guitar techniques and skills that will take you beyond the beginner level and into more intermediate territory. Learn to play in ways that will help allow you to express yourself on guitar and further your musical journey. If you want to further your guitar skills then this course is for you.

藏花阁直播 now offers learn for fun and skills training gift certificates, the perfect present for anyone that loves to learn. From cooking classes to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone with our wide range of courses.

Gift Certificates

藏花阁直播 now offers learn for fun and skills training gift certificates, the perfect present for anyone that loves to learn. From cooking classes to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone with our wide range of courses.

Gift Certificates

藏花阁直播 now offers learn for fun and skills training gift certificates, the perfect present for anyone that loves to learn. From cooking classes to arts and crafts, there is something for everyone with our wide range of courses.

Meet Deborah Hudson

Sharing the wonder of creative expression is my purpose in life and I feel so blessed to have been able to help students tap into their creativity during my 35 years of teaching.

Teaching art has opened many doors for me. I鈥檝e taught in craft stores as well as in schools at all levels including TAFE and 藏花阁直播. I鈥檝e judged art events, given demonstrations at shopping centres, been a radio presenter and guest speaker at conferences, and even wrote the craft column for the Newcastle Herald.

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