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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 last term of 2017 is ‘All that Sparkles’.


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 Paperarts is CLOSED on MONDAYS. 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 from Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am to 4pm. Regards Cathy

CAROLYN Class 1: Tidings of PEACE – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Join me to create 3 cards which are colourful yet dainty. Using Lindy’s Stamp Gang ‘Magiacls” powders and Distress Inks for colour, stamps from IO, Dark Room Door and Eclectic Images to name just a few, we will make cards (not just for Christmas) that you will enjoy making again and again.


CATHY Class 1: A FRAMED Celebration – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Stamping & card skills required for this class.

Watercolours meet – ‘CLASSIC’, Liquid Metals – meet ‘CHRISTMAS’.  A brand NEW die from Penny Black will be a main feature for a background shape or a window cut out, framing some classic designs using stamps & dies. Nuance powders, Liquid Metals, Diamond Dust, Chrome pens will be some of the product that help finish these cards . The techniques are simple the results stunning! You must have some experience using watercolour powders and general card making skills to do this class.

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



GLENICE Class 1: The Simplicity of Christmas – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

As we draw closer to Christmas and get busy organising all that the Festive Season entails, come and enjoy a class where we will make a series of cards featuring the simple icons of Christmas. We’ll use dies, stamps, embellishments and a stylish yet subtle colour scheme to create cards your friends and loved ones will be delighted to receive.

JACKIE Class 1: A Time to SPARKLE – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Join me for a glittering display of SPARKLE with this set of cards. We will be play with glitters, embossing powders, dies, a stamp and a stencil. You will learn 3 different techniques to create sparkly backgrounds and then add some die cut words to finish. You will leave this class with 3 SPARKLY cards that can be used for Christmas and birthdays. They can be adapted to suit many different occasions . You may even leave more sparkly than when you arrived.

JENN Class 1: Transfer GELLED – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Let me introduce you to the wonders of Deco Foil’s Transfer Gel. Would you like to learn how to use it in your creative projects? Join me to learn how to use it three ways, including one that doesn’t require a laminator. The result of this technique class will be 3 stunning cards designed to work with your choice of Christmas or another theme. Background stamps, stencils and a rather awesome watercolour foil await! Rumor has it a new PanPastel colour will debut too.

LENISE Class 1: A PuRRfect Christmas- NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

What do cats and Christmas have in common? Well NOT MUCH! Except that we will be using a gorgeous cat die and a beautiful Christmas Bauble stamp set. With these we will create 2 PuRRfectly matching card and tag sets, one set for Christmas and another for a special occasion. These designs will include stamping and embossing and of course die cutting. Come and join me for a PuRRfectly fun time.

SUE Class 1: ShiMMer-Licious – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Come and join me for some bright, sparkly and shimmery fun as we take some old favourites & a new product or two to create 4 fantastic cards. We’ll use Kaleidacolor ink pads, Perfect Pearls, Liquid Metals and some NEW Poppy’s dies to create 2 great Christmas cards & 2 lovely birthday cards. I look forward to seeing you in class. Sue

TAMARA Class 1: FESTIVE Foiling  – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

I was going to take a break from foiling BUT the NEW Anna Griffin Christmas foil metal stamps arrived and I just couldn’t resist their call. If you haven’t played with the ‘Go Press & Foil’ machine yet, don’t miss this opportunity to find out just how easy it is to create stunning cards. If you have used it before, come along for more fun, laughter & new designs. We’ll make some shinny & sparkly Christmas cards plus a birthday card to show how versatile the metal foil stamps can be. We’ll combine it with stamping and die cutting to make some very pretty cards.