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Course description

Life is filled with extraordinary moments. The best way to savour them is to photograph, journal, and portray them creatively. As the moment fades, a creative layout will tell and retell the story contained within it.

This course seeks to address how scrapbooking can enhance photos, documents and memories. Students will learn the basics of scrap booking including layouts, use of texture and materials, embellishments and embossing techniques.

The scrapbooking workshops look at hand crafting photo projects using a range of easily accessible resources. This program is specially designed for students who may not have any experience in scrapbooking to help develop their creativity in the topic. It will help students come up with themes, ideas and techniques for scrapbook projects.

Please note digital scrap booking will be discussed but not taught in detail. The classes are hands on arts and crafts sessions.

If you want to learn about Scrapbooking in Sydney, then this course is for you.


  • No experience necessary but an interest in arts and crafts is desirable.
  • See Materials List below


During this workshop the intention is that the following topics can be covered, but not necessarily all of them or in the order given. Due to the variable nature of Adult Education classes, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • Learn different layouts
  • Experiment with colour
  • Produce themes for projects
  • Experiment with basic pen designs
  • Experiment with different embellishments for different themes
  • Learn how to include origami and pop ups in a scrapbook project
  • Develop stencils and die cuts
  • Experiment with watercolour, wax crayons, and spray paints
  • Learn collage techniques
  • Use of material and threads
  • Develop writing projects within a scrapbook
  • Experiment with letter layouts
  • Learn how to emboss with heat as well as dry embossing


The intended Learning Outcomes for this course are as follows.

By the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand how to use frames and layering to enhance their photos
  • Have learned how layout can change the overall effect of the scrapbook
  • Understand colour theory and how to apply it to their projects
  • Have learned a variety of techniques for use in the project such as pop ups, origami, embossing and embellishing pages
  • Have developed pen design skills as well as stenciling abilities
  • Understand how to use mixed media to give a vibrant effect to their pages
  • Have a collection of themes to use in future scrapbooking projects.

Other Information

Materials List

For the first class students will need to bring:

  • Photos (for practice purposes, please don’t bring in special ones for final projects!)
  • A pack of 12" by 12" card (any colour)
  • A selection of coloured paper (any size but A4 packs are usually easiest to find)
  • A note pad, pencil, rubber and sharpener
  • A paint pen (silver are gold are commonly sold, but any colour is fine - you can bring more than one colour if you want)
  • A pack of multicoloured pencil crayons
  • A glue stick
  • Embossing Stylus
  • Scissors
  • A craft knife
  • Double sided cellotape
  • Soft Computer mouse mat/pad

Please start gathering any craft material (ie ribbons, wrapping paper, foil etc) you think you may want to use in a scrapbook for the final project as it is cheaper than buying it all new!

The tutor will inform students about what they need to bring to subsequent sessions

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at Tilly’s Art Supplies, Darling St, Rozelle. Newtown Art Supplies, King St, Newtown (just show copy of course enrolment confirmation).

Please wear closed in shoes.

PLS NOTE: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days prior to the scheduled start date.***Please be aware that you may be informed of a cancellation &/or change via SMS or E-mail.