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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 TECHNIQUES can be applied to all sorts of paper craft projects.
Each class is limited to 6 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 SWAP- NEW 1.5 hours

ARTIST TRADING CARD SWAP -10:30am to 12pm – 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″.  Easter Saturday 20th April Theme is ‘Fantasy’.


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/s see   Pdf: Terms & Conditions under NEWSLETTERS.

CAROLYN Class 1: Background Bliss – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

I love playing with background stamps! Add a little colour, a sketched image, embellish with NEW die cuts & stamps from Paper Rose & we will create a set of colourful and easy cards to be used for many occasions. We will colour with various media, pens & more to achieve BEAUTIFUL results.

CATHY Class 1:  Technique MIX UP – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Simple techniques, some NEW TRICKS, a twist on mounting as well as some old fashion favourite mediums will be the basis of our card designs. Ink pads, powders & shimmer paints are the tools, the stamps and dies are NEW and the method is about MIXING UP & combining some NEW techniques. It’s about keeping it clean & simple, it’s about colour & creating stunning designs.

CATHY HEENAN Class 1:  All Wispy & Wild – NEW   
2.5 hours $35.00

From the most delicate wisps to the boldly beautiful – we are going to MOVE & GROOVE with Alcohol Inks. Create 3 cards with a variety of techniques including applying and lifting off Alcohol inks as well as using the stunning metallic colours & embossed stamped images.

2.5 hours $35.00

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 or more cards that are sure to please anyone who receives them. There will be a matching theme included as we use stamps, die cuts and effective design concepts to create these snazzy projects.   Be sure not to miss out so BOOK NOW.

GLENICE Class 1: Quick & Snazzy Say it with Words – NEW                                                                                                          
2.5 hours $35.00


GLENICE Class 2:  Quick & Snazzy All Types of MALES –NEW
                                               2.5 hours $35.00


JENN Class 1:  OH Succulent – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Oh, how I admire thee, whether rustic, modern, vertical or all 3. Fond memories of my grandmother’s succulent garden have inspired the 3 cards I will teach this term. We will interpret succulents from an elegant modern perspective using a variety of background stamps & newly released Paper Rose stamps and dies. YES – we are using PanPastels!

 SUE Class 1:  Playful Backgrounds – NEW
                                                                                2 .5 hours $35.00

Do you like background stamps & playing with techniques? Silly question, I know! I would love to have you join me this term to have heaps of fun with some JUICY & FUN techniques. We’ll make 4 cards using IO background stamps, NEW Paper Rose dies and experiment with some FUN techniques. I look forward seeing you in class.

TAMARA Class 1:  This is Australia – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

We will be exploring our wonderful land of Australia using Paper Rose dies & stamps. Distress Oxide inks will be the beauty behind wonderful backgrounds. We will play with some deceptively easy folds to create some different card layouts & simply add Paper Rose die cuts and stamped images to make a wonderful range of cads you can use for any occasion.

 TEJ Class 1: Mainly MALE & Getting INKY – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

This term we will be playing with some NEW stamps & dies from Paper Rose. We will be using their Cogs & Wheels die sets along with a Vintage Motorcylce stamp & matching die. Our focus is on a set of MALE themed cards. I will also show you different techniques of how to use your dies in more than one way. To highlight our stunning backgrounds we will be getting inky AGAIN with Distress inks & Oxides.

                                                          1 DAY 9am to 5pm $85.00

Enjoy a full day workshop from 9am to 5pm with 4 wonderful teachers creating four A4 pages to be put in a folder that becomes an ‘Art and Resource Journal’. Join Cathy Heenan, Jenn, Sue & myself (Cathy G) for 4 session of 1 & 1/2 hours each to have a play with a plethora of techniques & ideas. The day includes morning & afternoon tea, the A4 folder and all the product you will use to create these wonderful Art Journal pages. There are 3 Workshop Days & each day caters for 6 people SO BOOK EARLY so you don’t miss out.


A COLOUR  ADVENTURE with Cathy G – Come on an adventure playing with water based multimedia products to create a page full of colour, texture and shimmer. A MIX UP of techniques plus combining products is an equation for a WOW factor to this page. You will go home with a sea of knowledge.

CREATIVITY IN COLLAGE with Cathy H  –  Delve into a delicious adventure as we collage a page with inks, stamps, paints & texture. We will play with pretty colours & shimmer as we add depth & build our mixed media page.

EXTREME PANPASTELS with Jenn  – How much fun can we have with a whole 1 and 1/2 hours of PanPasteling? The answer is HEAPS. I’ll guide you through a plethora of techniques which will result in a stunning A4 sized sampler. A terrific resource of just what you can achieve using the OH so versatile PanPastel.

PAPER DELIGHTS with Sue  – Come & revel with me as we transform plain, ordinary newspaper & tissue paper into phenomenal background pieces. Once revamped we’ll add a new Penny Black stamp to complete the metamorphosis. From the routine to the exquisite.