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Classes are open to adults and children over 15 years. All of our classes are hands on providing you with all the materials required to complete the project being taught. You can start with the basics and follow on learning all about different designs for CARDS, MIXED MEDIA, ART JOURNALING. Our designs can be stunningly SIMPLE and our TECNIQUES can be applied to all sorts of paper craft projects.
Each class is limited to 5 students so each person can receive personal attention.


When you book a class you will be told of any materials or tool requirements that you will need to bring on the day. SOME tools and equipment required for use in Bellbird Paperarts classes will be  provided. You may choose to bring any of your own personal preferred tools to use in class – HOWEVER please LABEL them with your name just in case you leave them behind.

ATC’s SWAP- NEW 1.5 hours

ARTIST TRADING CARD SWAP -10am to 11:30am – Cost $5. Includes morning tea. Book early and start designing. Spaces are capped at 18 participants. Enjoy good company, a cuppa, some tasty nibbles and take home some great ideas. Swap mini pieces of art work 2.5″ x 3.5″   ‘Theme for the Saturday 1st September is ‘TALL TREES’ 


Class bookings will only be taken by phone or by calling into the shop. We DO NOT accept bookings by EMAIL (enquires are welcome). A deposit of 1/2 the class fee is required on booking with payment IN FULL required 2 weeks prior to your class. Please read terms & conditions for booking & cancelling a class/es see Pdf: Terms & Conditions under NEWSLETTERS.

CAROLYN Class 1:  Alcohol Ink Adventure – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Prepare to be wowed by the dazzling colours and combinations of these inks as you explore their uses.  Learn how these rich and bold inks explode with vibrant colour before your eyes.  Add in a few NEW dies and stamp designs to make 3 special cards you can repeat with ease over and over again. I am having SOOOOO MUCH FUN with these inks, I know you will to.

CATHY Class 1: Four Seasons – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Stamping & card skills required  (this class is not designed for beginners) .

A garden in SPRING time, a WINTERS sunset overlooking calm water, dreamy AUTUMN tones and a SUMMER breeze will set the theme for this class. It’s about a little technique, stunning colour, simple design and NEW product as well as some old favourites. We will use the beautiful Gansai Tambi metallic paints for lustre, ink pads for a subtle wash and Nuance powders for a splash of colour. Stamps, dies and the beauty of colour will showcase 4 Seasons and 4 very different ideas.

CATHY HEENAN Class 1: WINK of Colour – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

I would like to introduce you to Nuance Powders and Wink of Stella brush pens. Expand your knowledge in the art of watercolour skills in this class. We will be using my own Eclectic Images stamps and our first design will be a delicate monochrome watercolour scene followed by a floral card using a beautiful and simple wash technique with depth and a STELLA SHINE. Add in some brush lettering and my own HINTS & CHEATS to help with your lettering. SIMPLY STUNNING!

GLENICE  –  NEW CLASS CONCEPT – Quick & Snazzy Cards
2.5 hours $35.00

3 different Classes – NEW cards each month. Sometimes less is more, come and enjoy a class where you”ll create cards that not only require a little bit of technique but are packed with loads of style. Using easy methods of embellishing, we will make a stylish set of 6 to 10 cards that are sure to please anyone who receives them. There will be a matching theme included in each class as we use stamps, die cuts and effective design concepts to create these snazzy projects.  Be sure not to miss out on these 3 very different classes.                                                                             So BOOK now!

GLENICE – Class 1. Quick & Snazzy ‘A touch of Sparkle’ June – NEW
GLENICE – Class 2. Quick & Snazzy ‘Naturally KRAFT’  July – NEW
GLENICE – Class 3. Quick & Snazzy ‘Flowers & Dots’  August – NEW
  2.5 hours $35.00
2.5 hours $35.00
2.5 hours $35.00


 GLENICE Class 4:  – Style & Charm – NEW
                                 2.5 hours $35.00

This class will showcase cards for both males and females that have a sense of style and traditional charm. Whether it be a gentleman in black, a fancy lady dressed to impress or a wedding card full of elegance, be assured these cards will be a pleasure to make and a pleasure to give. Using stamps, metal cutting dies and various embellishments we will mix colour and textures to create cards full of style and charm.

JENN Class 1:  Mountain Memories – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Drawing on Inspiration from my recent bush walking weekend we will create 3 cards using some NEW stamps and dies coupled with my all time favourite “PanPastels” and the NEW Pinata Alcohol ink colours. Think early morning sunrise, ferny mossy crevices and of course the fabulous fauna and flora of the Australian bush.

 TAMARA Class 1:  Rustic & Beauty – NEW
                                                                                2 .5 hours $35.00

FLOWERS….Hmmm! My mother wanted me to make her some cards with roses for her to give to friends. Hmmm… I don’t normally do flowers but this is what gave me the inspiration for these floral cards. We will play use a few different techniques with a touch of foiling, a little acetate, die cutting and finish with some simple but different folds. RUSTIC…Hmmm! A great old fashion car that foils, embosses and cuts….. YAY!.. this is right up my ally. Add some cog wheels and we have a great card for the men in you life.

TAMARA Class 2:  Totally Black & White – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Join me for a FUN time as we use a range of beautiful black and white patterned papers that were designed exclusively for Bellbird Paperarts. They have been on the shelf BUT the difference is make some SAMPLES and people go WOW! We will use a range of dies including flowers, butterflies and words to create 6 stylish cards that can be used for many occassions. OR give a set of cards in a box or bag as a perfect gift.

 TEJ Class 1:   Getting INKY- NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Join me as we journey through the colourful world of Distress inks and Oxides. We will be doing 3 cards showcasing the unique properties of these ink pads. I will also share some tips and tricks on the techniques we will be using in this class – like rainbow masking, clean ink blending and a different way of using an alphabet die. We will also turn the spotlight on the popular ‘Eclipse card’ technique which is so versatile that it can be used for differnet occasions and recipients.