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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.


All tools and equipment required for use in Bellbird Paperarts classes are provided. However, should class participants have their own personal preferred tools, they are welcome to bring them 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 term 2 2017 is ‘Winter’.


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: Fireworks – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Get ready for ‘FIREWORKS’ on paper! Lindy’s Magical powders will create an explosion of colour with the NEW IO fireworks stamp. Copic and Distress Ink marker pens will add bold and bright colour to backgrounds and I will teach you a wonderful Polished Stone method. A few products like a stencil, gilding flakes along with dry and heat embossing techniques will be extras we use to make cards that you will enjoy making again and again.


CATHY Class 1: Galaxy Lights- NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Stamping & card skills required for this class.

Watercolours meet – Liquid Metals – meet designs for MEN! The techniques are simple the results stunning! A NEW die or 2, a NEW stamp or 2, Nuance watercolour powders and the NEW Ken Oliver watercolour Liquid Metals will be the product that help finish these cards. You must have some experience using watercolour powders and general card making skills to do this class.

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

This class is a great introduction or use it to refresh your stamping & die cutting skills. Cathy will introduce you to watercolour powders, Kaleidacolour inks and metallic mist.  Learn stamping techniques, how to die cut, use a brayer and get set for a few surprises to create a beautiful set of cards. What happens when you mix all of these in one class…. a creative adventure with LOTS of FUN!

CATHY HEENAN Class 2: A Burst of Colour B – NEW
2 hours $35.00

 Stamping and card skills required for this class

What happens when you mix Nuance powders, use Kaleidacolor inks and a dash of metallic mist all into one class?  You end up with a BURST of colour and have lots of fun. You will play with all of this plus add stamps and dies to finish your cards. This class will also expand you knowledge by using some new tools and teach you some new techniques. Stand by for a creative adventure. You will need to have basic knowledge of stamping and die cutting to do this class.

GLENICE Class 1: Colour & FUN – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Want a little bit of fun? Like a little bit of colour? Then this will be a fun and great class for you. Using recently released Concord and 9th stamps and dies as well as some favourites we will turn our colourful and distressed backgrounds into some gorgeous card designs. With dies and stamps and all sorts of colours we will make a range of cards suitable for different occasions that your family and friends will love to receive. Have you thought of creating a gift box of greeting cards to give as a present? These designs will be quick and easy and would be perfect to give as a gift.

JACKIE Class 1: Fairy Frolic – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Come and join me on a frolic through Fairyland. 3 BEAUTIFUL cards will feature the GORGEOUS ‘Lavinia’ stamps on stunning backgrounds. We will play with a few mixed media techniques using Magical powders, texture paste, micro beads, Distress inks as well as highlighting our designs with embossing powders. Don’t forget fairy’s also need a touch of sparkle to weave their MAGIC.

JENN Class 1: An Exploration – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Alcohol Inks meet Yupo! Have you wondered just how different Alcohol inks react when applied to Yupo paper rather than gloss card. Join me so I can show you several ways to lay colour down, remove colour and how to enhance the result … even using Pan Pastels and the obligatory other Jenn favourite : a NEW blend of Cosmic shimmer flakes. You will then transform some of your samples into gorgeous cards.

LENISE Class 1: A Touch of Fantasy – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Create a set of other worldly cards using the quirky ‘Carabella Studios’ stamps. A twist of creative card folds and colours, distress Oxide ink pads and some die cutting … will ALL do the trick in making these cards a little bit of ‘fantasy’ in paper crafting.

SUE Class 1: Oxides at Play – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

This term we are going to play with the NEW Distress ‘OXIDE’ ink pads and learn about their wonderful properties. Let me show you how they differ from the original Distress inks but how they also work with them. Using ‘Altenew’ floral stamps and Concord & 9th dies we will make a selection of lovely cards from the techniques we have learnt and created.

TAMARA Class 1: Foiled AGAIN – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

The NEW foiling machine has arrived and is LOADS of FUN! In this class I will teach you how to use this exciting little machine and show you many techniques using the specially designed metal foil stamps. You can letterpress, it’s a dream to use on ribbon, chipboard, different card stock and you can use it with your existing dies and embossing folders. Come and have heaps of fun and before you know it we will have created 3 gorgeous cards incorporating loads of techniques. WARNING: you will fall in love with all the NEW foil colours.