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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 -10:30am to 12 noon – 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 31st March is ‘Things with Wingsand Saturday 2nd June ‘Seasons’ 


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.

BELLBIRD SHOP CLOSED Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays.

From 28th February 2018 the shop is CLOSED on Sunday, Monday and Wednesdays. Due to participating in craft shows there are also a few days throughout the year the shop will be closed as I need my staff at the shows. Please check the Timetable pages. We look forward to seeing you in the shop  Tuesday Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30am to 4pm. Regards Cathy

2.5 hours $35.00

Everything here has an element of being round. Join the fun AROUND the table as we explore new stamps and new ideas. Gather ROUND to play with Perfect Pearls, Kaleidacolor ink pads and embossing powders. There is always a new technique to play with to bring life to ROUND concentric circles, it’s about gorgeous colour for a Penny Black ROUND floral spray and having fun with Australian stamp designs.


2.5 hours $35.00

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

It’s about design, it’s about a little technique, a panel, a split, and it’s about keeping it simple. We will use the beautiful Gansai Tambi metallic paints for lustre, ink pads for a subtle wash and Nuance powders for a combination watercolour effect. Using panels and splits in our cards a golden Koi fish will leap, a mother giraffe and her baby will touch your heart strings and the wings of a bird will fly off the page.

CATHY HEENAN Class 1: NO class this term
2.5 hours $35.00



2.5 hours $35.00

With a gorgeous Fab Scraps range of paper as our base, these cards will be Oh-so-Pretty!  Using newly released dies, word stamps and a selection of pastel coloured inks you will be amazed how easy it is to produce some stunning results.  We will layer, we will stamp, we will sponge and colour, we will die cut and we will sparkle – but most important of all we will have some fun!  Join this class and enjoy creating four cards with a ‘pretty pastel’ feminine appeal.

2.5 hours $35.00

Back by popular demand! A class devoted totally to making cards for the men in your life. Whether the look be rustic, ‘macho’ debonair or just simply colourful, we will use background and image stamps, dies and embellishments and oxide and distress inks to create a selection of cards totally suitable for men for all occasions.  Come and enjoy creating merely male masterpieces!  Looking forward to seeing you in class.

2.5 hours $35.00

Inspired by the wonderfully vibrant artwork of Laurel Burch we will use both earthy and colourful palettes to bring Laurel’s playful stamped images to life. We will play with a new technique using the mini Archival ink pads to create some great (and surprising) backgrounds. Being a ‘Jenn’ class, PanPastels, Yupo paper, and a touch of gold (and silver) -‘ Gansai’ paints – will find their way into 4 gorgeous cards.

LENISE Class 1: NO class this term
2.5 hours $35.00


SUE Class 1: 4C’s – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Coffee, Cake, Cats & Colour!  I would like to introduce you to a brand new range of very cute stamps & dies from ‘Newton’s Nook” along with a great new die set from Spellbinders. To add colour to our designs we will use my all time favourite ink pads ‘Kaleidacolor’ to show you some simple techniques (even a new one or two) to make four clean and simple cards that can be adapted for any age or occasion.

2.5 hours $35.00

Join me as I venture out of my comfort zone and play with Distress Oxide inks to create some beautiful backgrounds. Using a range of dies including flowers, butterflies and my favourite ‘cats’, these designs will become a silhouette to highlight the background. Hot foil stamps are another of my favourite products so we will use some new designs to incorporate a touch of shiny to make a series of beautiful cards.