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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 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″   ‘Theme for the Saturday 8th December is ‘Christmas’ 


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.

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

It’s no secrete that I love everything about watercolours! Watercolour powders, ink pads and paints can be used to colour, create backgrounds and for highlights. We will play with a few techniques in this class, a WASH of colour, a textured RESIST and WET on WET colouring. Throw in Nuance Powders, Kaleidacolour ink pads, the new Ranger Resist spray, opaque white ink and Gansai metallic for highlights and we have a selection of cards for Birthday, Christmas or to put on display in a simple frame. The techniques are easy, the colouring simple but the results are stunning.

CATHY HEENAN Class 1: Gorgeous Gum Leaves – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Loving all things Australian, it is not a surprise that this class will feature the NEW Paper Rose Gum Leaf dies. Combine them with some really cool Alcohol Ink backgrounds and we will be having some serious FUN! From bright Aussie colours through to the beauty and charm of rustic colours you will create 3 very different cards suitable for Christmas and ALL occasions.

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

IT’S BACK for another term! 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.  2 different classes with 4 of each. Be sure not to miss out so BOOK NOW.

GLENICE Class 1: ‘Quick & Snazzy’ Christmas on Trend – OCTOBER – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

With a gorgeous rose gold, black & white colour scheme this class will highlight the latest trends in Christmas cards.

GLENICE Class 2: ‘Quick & Snazzy’ Christmas Traditions – NOVEMBER – NEW                                                                                                          
2.5 hours $35.00

Using the more traditional colours of Christmas come and enjoy making a stylish set of ‘Quick & Snazzy’ cards that any of your friends will love to receive.

 JENN Class 1: Christmas in Oz – NEW
                                               2.5 hours $35.00

Partnering PanPastel tints, Archival inks and a couple of sparkly mediums we will create 3 colour co-ordinated and versatile Christmas cards. We will use stencils (1 exclusive to Bellbird) and some new Paper Rose products to create 3 festive cards. 2 of the cards will have a distinctively Aussie flavour and the 3rd a more traditional one – possibly featuring a reindeer (a favourite of mine).

JENN Class 2:  Alcohol Lift Off – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Have you caught the alcohol ink-lift bug yet? I’ve been happily playing with this versatile NEW medium and want to share my tips and techniques with you. In this class you’ll explore different ways to transfer alcohol ink from one surface to another and learn what effect stencils and embossing folders do when thrown into the mix. You will take home several nicely presented swatches, (possibly a new addiction) and a card featuring a new release stamp.

 SUE Class 1:  Polished OXIDES – NEW
                                                                                2 .5 hours $35.00

Want to use your distress ink Oxides on glossy card but weren’t quite sure how? This is the class! With some of your favourite distress Oxide inks, a bit of Gamblin Wax and a wee bit of elbow grease you will create some stunningly simple backgrounds that will turn into 2 Christmas cards and 1 all purpose card. Your backgrounds will look like POLISHED MARBLE. New Memory Box dies will be the feature to help you finish off their transformation. Join me in a class full of fun and new ideas.

TAMARA Class 1:  Merry Christmas Trio – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Join me in this class that is ALL about CHRISTMAS cards. We’ll be using a Dark Room Door word stamp in different ways to help you get lots of ideas from using 1 stamp. We will include Distress Oxide ink pads, die cutting, embossing and stamping to create some LOVELY and SIMPLE TO DO as well as ELEGANT cards to give you a head start on making your Christmas Cards.

 TAMARA Class 2:   Winter Delights – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Christmas is on its way!  With some Paper Rose dies and by applying a simple technique using Distress inks we will create 2 lovely Poinsettia cards (both very different) that your family and friends will love. Then I will introduce you to the ‘Black Ice’ technique to create a GLOSSY EFFECT to the main picture of the card, then this will be mounted onto a stamped background dusted with PanPastel colour. You will see how easy this delightful technique is and how to incorporate it into many of your card designs. Lets have some FUN!

 TEJ: Getting Inky – RESIST MAGIC – NEW
                                                           2.5 hours $35.00

Yay! It’s Christmas and Santa has bought us some Distress Resist Spray and 12 NEW Distress ink Oxide colours to play with. Resist spray is a unique product which helps resist the inks, trap colour and create texture. In this class we will explore different techniques using Distress inks and Oxides with the resist spray to create unique backgrounds . Throw in a few dies, a stencil and some great words all with a Christmas theme. Come along on the crafty journey with me, I do promise good company, a hot cuppa and ink fingers.