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Home & Garden courses available in Sydney’s Northern Beaches and Mosman area. Enrol online today.

Become a DIY superstar! Learn cake decorating from an award winning trainer, get sustainable and manage your own bee hive from the comfort of your garden or give your home a fresh look and a touch of your personal style with an interior design course. Why pay a professional when you can learn to do it yourself!

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Basic Pattern Making

Students will draft and make a basic straight skirt with zip and waist band pattern to their exact measurements. This pattern will be then used to make the skirt in fabric of the students choice. A further draft will be made using their base skirt pattern to design a skirt of their choice. Students must have a basic sewing knowledge, not recommended for beginner. Reqirements: Long ruler (40cm Minimum) Tape Measure Paper scissors Fabric scissors 2 meters vylene (for tracing) Fabric... [More]

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Introduction to Music Production

Course Outline • Target Audience: Beginners and intermediate learners in music production. • Course Duration: 6 online sessions  • Delivery Mode: Online • Software used is: Cubase Pro 12  Participants will need a basic understanding of using Music Software so some computer skills required.  If unsure please contact the college for further information. Module 1: Introduction to Cubase Pro 12 • Overview of Cubase Pro 12 interface. • Basic setup and configuration for first-time users.... [More]

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Interior Design - Advanced

Course Outline: “Colour & Design Applications”  This course is designed for those students who have already completed both “Interior Design – The Basics” and “Intermediate” levels.  You will explore the Elements & Principles of Design in greater depth and apply your knowledge, using practical techniques, to various interior spaces. You will devise interior colour schemes to supplied briefs, learn more about the effect of light, texture, fabrics and composition. The course is both... [More]

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Transform your Furniture with Chalk Finish Paint

Course Outline Have you always wanted to learn to update your furniture but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to refresh that bedside table, chair or mirror that you’ve had for ages or perhaps update a family heirloom and fall in love with it again? Reuse and upcycling are important elements in the fight to preserve our environment, and this class will show you how to renovate furniture items to give them a future purpose. This course will take the form of a tutorial and... [More]

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Kitchen Medicine

Course Outline Prior to the 1970’s the main gathering source for our food, veggies and small goods were not the huge juggernaut supermarkets, and malls of today. Our everyday supplies came from the from local markets, the greengrocer, local butcher, fishmonger, baker and candlestick maker or our garden beds. The family kitchen was a most valuable resource as the first stop medicine chest.Historically our elders would pass this information down – with the increasing fragmentation... [More]

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Interior Design - Intermediate

Course Outline This interior design course is for anyone who has a basic theoretical knowledge of colour and design and wishes to develop their skills and knowledge and apply it to their home. It is helpful if you have already completed “Interior Design- The Basics” 8 week course. This is not an essential requirement, as we will continually refer and refresh our understanding of the Principles & Basics of Colour Theory. We will study the application of colour schemes and colour... [More]

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Backyard Beekeeping

Course Outline Would you like to harvest your own honey? It’s easy to have a few hives and then let the bees do most of the work for you. Learn everything you need to know about bees, the equipment needed and how much honey you can expect. Find out what other products you can make such as beer, candles, soap and cosmetic creams. Honey tasting and comprehensive notes are provided and places are limited. Program Introduction to the Course What is honey? History of beekeeping Honey... [More]

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Gardening for Beginners

Course Outline: Whether you have a large garden or small balcony, learn the basic skills of good gardening. Discover what type of soil you have, which potting mix is best, how to choose ‘the right plant for the right place’ and find out how to maintain your outdoor space with the minimum of effort from the ground up. Course introduction: The living plant - plant requirements Soil - types, analysis, soil testing, improvement Pot selection, potting mixes, fertilizers Plant selection... [More]

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Bushcraft

Course Outline Have you ever wanted to get outdoors and enjoy a hike in the bush but don't know how? Learn bushcraft skills that will enahnce your confidence to get you outdoors and enjoy our wonderful bushlands. This workshop includes methods and techniques for preparation, navigation, plant and animal identification, risk assessment as well as creative ways for you to enjoy the most of your experience outdoors.  Topographic Maps:  Plant and Animal Identification: Hazards:... [More]

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Candle Making Workshop

Course Outline: Learn from the Master! Australia’s Candle chef Renna with over 20 years experience. Whether you are interested in making candles for the markets, fun, retail or give aways, this is the perfect way to get started. This workshop will teach and inspire you to make your very own soy candles. This workshop is designed to teach you simple techniques to achieve the best soy candles without spending a cent on specialised equipment. Each participant will leave with candles... [More]

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