ArtyBird Australia is the only provider of City & Guild: Design and Craft certification (specialising in Felt making) in Australia.
ArtyBird Felt and our new Embroidery Programmes, accredited with City & Guilds (UK)
We offer a full training in Felt making taking you from novice to professional (Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced) and our new Embroidery Foundation course.
ArtyBird Australia aims to empower people to fulfil their potential by giving them the tools and skills they need to release their inner creative self to support a fulfilling life … our courses enable you to expand your creativity and to gain an internationally recognised qualification to validate your efforts.
ArtyBird Australia is located in Gippsland, Victoria and is the authorised centre in Australia for delivering formal craft based courses within the framework of the UK City & Guild ‘Design and Craft’ qualifications. These are internationally recognised qualifications and we are directly affiliated with award winning, UK based training centre, ArtyBird Carnforth.
Our unique programmes at Foundation (1 year), Intermediate (2 years) and Advanced (2 years), offer training designed to guide you, with the support of a master crafter and fully committed educator.
As a professional growing opportunity, our 2 year Advanced programme turns you into a master crafter in your own right with a unique voice through guidance from your mentor.
Each programme offers design, sampling for design and making projects. Through developing your design knowledge you will be able to find an individual voice as a maker as well as understand these challenges within your craft. The Felt and Embroidery samples folios you create in each programme is where you will explore the challenges of design within the craft as well as experience different materials, tools and techniques. You will make finished items, with appropriate guidance, in each programme, reflecting what you have been studying.