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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 A 2017 is ‘Paws & Wiskers’.


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: One With the LOT – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

The ‘Recipe’ – we start with mixing delicious colours together using Kaleidacolor inks and Magical pigment powders and add a pinch of some class ingredients. A stencil showcased in different ways, a new creamy chunk embossing powder and a yummy base of classic products … mix all this together and we will create 3 cards to satisfy all tastes (including the men in your life). Mmmmmm … Bon appetite!

CATHY Class 1: Nature Framed – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Stamping & card skills required for this class.

Reeds blowing in a breeze as the sunsets, a flower framed with a splash of colour, trees silhouetted against a cloudy sky & leaves glistening with colour. Simple die cut frames,  water colour powders, dies from Memory Box, Poppy Stamps & Penny Black plus a delicate stamped flower & we will create 4 stunning cards. If you want to continue or begin to play with watercolours and dabble with texture join me for this colourful journey.  

2.5 hours $35.00

Start or refresh your journey into this wonderful technique creating beautiful postcard looking scenes. You will use the Eclectic Images range of stamps with Kaleidacolor inks. This class is for those that have not done gloss card classes and would like to know where to start (or you may simply like to refresh your skills).

CATHY HEENAN Class 2: Send in the Clouds – NEW
2 hours $35.00

Gloss Card Basic skills required for this class

Explore the wonders and colours of a cloudy sky and a stunning golden sunset. Use different brush techniques on gloss card to bring your scenes to life. This class is for those who have already done gloss card classes with Cathy.

GLENICE Class 1: Layered GEMS – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Colour layering is all the rage. In this class we will mix coordinated stamp designs with complementing inks to create beautiful stamped ‘layers’ for all occasion cards. Using recently released MFT words and floral stamps, along with matching dies you will see how easy it is to create a set of gorgeous designs. If your enjoy playing with stamps and colour, this is the class for you.

JACKIE Class 1: Stencils & MORE – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

Stencils, stencils and more stencils!!! … did I hear you say? What to do with them? I will show you 7 different ways how to use stencils as well as play with fun products such as Gesso, Texture Paste, Gel Medium and Glitter. Add DISTRESS inks into the mix as well as distress markers and re-inkers. I guarantee that you will you will leave this  classwith bits of texture paste, gesso and ink all over your hands and you will take home sample, instructions and the confidence to go out there and use THOSE STENCILS!

JENN Class 1: Out of Africa – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

What better way to partner Darkroom Door’s stunning new African stamps sets than with my old favourite PanPastels with a bit (oh YES you guessed it) metallic flakes thrown in. I have searched our shops paper shelves and found several papers that pair perfectly with our African theme. A die cut giraffe will be the star along with a lucky elephant on our cards. Naturally there will be a new technique or two.

LENISE Class 2: Lots of LOVE – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

New Penny Black stamps and dies are my focus for this set of cards. We will create designs that can be used for many occasions, Wedding, Valentine, Birthday, Baby and Children (change your sentiment to suit). Behind the lovely Penny Black stamps and dies we will be using distress inks, beautiful Venetian paper and do a little bit of colouring to finish off. Come enjoy good company, lots of laughter, plus loads of fun. Did I mention that there are also some cute stamp designs in this bunch!

SUE Class 1: Distressed Autumn – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

I would like to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome last term and for making my classes such a joy to teach. This term will be ALL about masculine cards with an autumn twist. We’ll use autumn colours in Distress inks, some great Darkroom Door stamps for our backgrounds and some great new designs in dies. You will end up with four lovely ‘CAS’  (clean & simple) cards for those men in your lives.

TAMARA Class 1: Foils & FOLDS – NEW
2.5 hours $35.00

So many techniques … so little time! We are going to squeeze as much as we can into this class plus have loads of fun. I’m excited to be showcasing a Butterfly stamp set designed by Cathryn Greschke, originally produced in rubber but now recreated in high quality polymer. We will do a little fussing cutting, there will be acetate, embossing folders, die cutting, alcohol inks or watercolour powders. Add that ‘Something Special’ to your cards with some creative folding and beautiful rainbow foils.