2016 Winter School Holiday Program

The Australian Institute of Creative Design offers short courses during school holiday periods with programs happening throughout the year at both our Gold Coast and Brisbane campuses. Lots of different courses are on offer with a range of courses across the creative arts and design subject areas of interior design, visual arts, fashion design, photography, styling, make-up and more. Enrolment is open to anyone of any age - you don't need to be a school student to enrol in one of these exciting courses!

Upcoming Winter Program

Active Holiday Programs

Other Programs to Register your Interest


Street Style Image & Fashion Flat Lays 9am - 3pm

street styling and fashion flat lays

Interested in styling? This one day workshop will give you a brief insight into what it is like to be a stylist. Get a taste of what its like to style a Fashion Flat Lay shoot and experiment with street style photography. You will also walk away with your own styled images using the techniques you learnt throughout the day.

What you should bring
  • Note pad, pen
  • One current fashion magazine of your choice (e.g. Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazar, Yen, Cleo etc.)
  • 6-8 pieces of small to medium clothing, accessories for a flat lay photoshoot.
    (These can be personal items from your handbag, your wardrobe and desk)
  • Wear an outfit that reflects your personal style that you would be happy to take photos in
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • Create a mood board for your Fashion Flat Lay
  • Produce a Fashion Flat Lay image that can be used on your social media
  • Produce a Street Style image that can be used on your social media
  • Gain a better understanding of your own body shape and how to dress for occasions
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Thursday the 30th of June 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Gold Coast: Tuesday the 27th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Special Effects Makeup 9am - 3pm

visual arts - mixed media

Cuts, bruises and wounds are all explored in this blood curdling workshop. This workshop will introduce you to the wide range of SFX products. Our blood supply will be demonstrated to showcase the effects :- congealed, thick, runny, scabby, with a demonstration of the bloods. Learn from our experts how to create realistic effects thta can be used on stage and on screen. In this workshop you will learn to create cuts, bruises, scars and even an amputated finger!

What you should bring
  • Note pad, pen
  • Closed-in shoes
  • Camera or smart phone (to take pictures of your cuts and bruises)
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • Create basic cuts, bruises, and scratches
  • Scars
  • Create an amputated finger
  • Special effects make-up tips
  • Artificial blood effects
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Gold Coast: Wednesday the 29th of June 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Discover Interior Design (1 Day)

interior design - discover

Discover the world of Interior Design in this interactive day where you will be creating a colour scheme, colour rendering and putting together a concept board of which you can take home with you

What you should bring
  • Pen, notepad
  • Enclosed shoes
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • An understanding of the world of colour and how to apply it to your interior decoration
  • Learn how to add colour to interior drawings
  • Make fabric selections and present them on concept or material boards
  • Learn how to put together concept or materials boards
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Gold Coast: Wednesday the 29th of June 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Introduction to Personal Styling/Image Consulting (2 Days)

image consulting

Learn the basics of personal styling - how to determine a client's figure type and the figure flattery rules, how to determine a client's colouring and what colours will suit them, and tips and tricks in starting your own personal styling business!

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Gold Coast: Monday the 19th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Brisbane: Wednesday the 21st of September 2016: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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Introduction to Fashion Blogging (1 Day)

Learn how to start your own fashion blog, generate interesting ideas for stories, get invited to cover fashion events and organise interviews with fashion designers.

Short Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Wednesday the 18th of January 2017: 9:00AM - 4:30PM
  • Gold Coast: Thursday the 19th of January 2017: 9:00AM - 4:30PM

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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Portfolio Building Workshop (2 weeks)

This portfolio building workshop will help you to hone your visual presentation skills, express your personal vision and communicate your individual style. You will bring in your existing work and during the workshop you will identify your strengths and unique style to focus on in building your portfolio.

Through practicing select art techniques, you can improve upon your skills and develop works to add to your portfolio which complement your existing works.

You will identify which pieces are best included in your portfolio and how to best present these to display your strengths and unique artistic style as a cohesive body of work. Through presenting and discussing your work, you will build your confidence in communicating your artwork/design vision.

This course is suitable to assist students in preparing their portfolio to meet the portfolio requirements for application for the Diploma of Visual Arts.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Monday the 19th of September 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Please note: INTENSIVE 5 DAY COURSE! (MON-FRI) )

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $475

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Introduction to Fashion Marketing (3 Days)

Learn the basic fundamentals of fashion marketing! Over 3 days you will look at how to develop a basic brand marketing strategy for a fashion label, which could be your own fashion label, a fictitious label or an existing fashion brand for the purpose of the exercise. You will define the target market for the brand and develop a brand identity concept. You will then look at marketing strategies that can be employed to effectively achieve the desired outcome, including a social media strategy.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

  • Brisbane: Saturday the 20th of August 2016: 9:00AM - 3:00PM (Please note: This course runs over 3 consecutive Saturday's. )

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $350

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Beginner Sewing Workshop Course (5 Days)

student receiving instruction from a teacher in garment construction

Never sewn before? Get started with our one week basic sewing course. Students will make a skirt learning techniques such as grain line, inserting invisible zippers, lining, darts and overlocking. After completing the first garment, students will learn important sewing techniques including a variety of different seam finishes and a fly front zip.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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Introduction to Pattern Making* (5 Days)

pattern making class

Over one week learn basic pattern making techniques for skirts, tops, shirts and dresses. Learn how to adjust a block pattern to you own measurements. Pattern make various skirt styles - A-Line, Panel Line, Gore, Yoke, High Waisted, Circular and Pleated. Pattern make various dress/top styles - empire line, princess line, gathered, t-shirt. Shirt's, collars, sleeves. Take a pattern from a basic garment.

* Students are required to have basic sewing skills or have completed the Beginner Sewing Course.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $650

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Introduction to Make-Up (3 Days)

makeup application

Learn how to apply makeup professionally – understanding skin types, face shapes and makeup products & their uses. Highlighting and shading to enhance your face. Choosing the right foundation, blush, lip and eye shadow colours for your skin. Creating a natural beauty makeup look, creating the ‘smokey eye’ look, create an evening/glamour makeup look to suit your face and your style.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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Introduction to Hair Styling (3 Days)

hair styling

Learn how to style hair professionally! Blowdrying, teasing, straightening and curling to create a variety of styles.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $400

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Photography (5 Days)

makeup application

Learn the skills to take professional photos with your Digital SLR Camera. The BASICS - an introduction to DSLR cameras. ISO, SHUTTER SPEEDS and APERTURES. PORTRAITS - natural lighting, reflectors and studio. PHOTOSHOP - introduction and post editing skills for photography. GETTING CREATIVE - elements and principles of design, shooting tips and tricks. FASHION SHOOT - styling, posing, lighting and working with models.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $650

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Introduction to Fashion Design (2 Days)

students in class learning about fabrics

Get an introduction to the fashion industry and what is involved in a career as a fashion designer. In this two day course you will learn about the various career options available in the fashion industry, gain an understanding of what is involved in getting a design from an idea in your head to a made up garment and then sold in stores. Gain a basic understanding of fabrics and important design considerations when designing a collection for sale.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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Introduction to Swimwear Design (5 Days)

student sewing her swimwear design

Learn how to make your own swimwear! Learn how to make swimwear patterns for your own swimwear designs and sew them professionally. You will learn how to use the industrial machines to make your own swimwear.

* Students are required to have basic sewing skills or have completed the Beginner Sewing Course.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $650

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Handbag Design (2 Days)

handbag design

Want to start your own handbag label? Learn how to design a range of handbags, draw your designs, develop a collection, find manufacturers and suppliers, start your business and market your own handbag label!
Check out one of our past student's laptop bag's business website - Beautiful Laptop Bags

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $500

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Introduction to Fashion Illustration (2 Days)

Learn how to draw and style the fashion figure and how to draw important garment details such as draping, ruffles, collars, sleeves and more so that your designs look real. Through shading, you will start to make your illustrations look three-dimensional and bring your designs to life.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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Introduction to Interior Design (2 Days)

During this 2 day course you will be given an overview of what is involved in a career as an interior designer and the knowledge that is required. You will experience what it is like to work to a client's brief, designing a colour scheme and coordinating flooring and furnishings to create a design proposal story board.

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $250

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Want to be a Photographer 9am - 3pm

photography the art of seeing

Well this one day workshop will give you a creative insight into understanding framing, cropping, viewpoints, angles and the elements and principles of design. As well, you will walk away with your own images using the techniques you learnt throughout the day.

What you should bring
  • A camera and lenses
  • USB Memory Stick
  • Note pad and pen
  • Comfortable walking shoes for photo walks
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • Your own images based on the rules of composition
  • Your images based on the elements and principles of design
  • Your own images that can be used on social media
  • A better understanding of how to create and develop your own photographic style
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Sew like a Designer 9am - 3pm

street styling and fashion flat lays

Learn how to turn your dream design into a wearable skirt. Learn basic patternmaking and sewing as we guide you throuhgh the process to make a skirt in one day. You will design your skirt, make a pattern, cut out the fabric and sew it up on industrial sewing machines. You will take home a skirt to impress your family and friends.

What you should bring
  • Notebook, pen and pencil
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • All other materials and equipment are provided on the day
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • Designing a skirt for you
  • Making a pattern in your size and design
  • A skirt you can wear
  • An understanding of how garments are created
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Mixed Media Artwork 9am - 3pm

visual arts - mixed media

Mix it up with this mixed media art class. Try your hand at this creative and explorative art session finding out how to take your artwork further. On top of creating a mixed media artwork you will be given an overview of how to turn your original art works into fabric prints as well as other mediums

What you should bring (if possible)
  • Enclosed Shoes
  • Morning tea & lunch
  • Heaps of creativity
What you will achieve
  • A mixed media artwork
  • A small canvas to take home
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Eyelash Extensions Workshop 9am - 3pm

beauty - grooming for you

Eyelash extensions are in high demand in beauty salons. Learn the techniques to provide professional eyelash extensions so that you can apply to your friends like a pro!

You will learn professional client care, hygiene and safety, professional application techniques for different eye shapes and designs, to amke the best of the natural features and safe removal through demonstrations and practical, hands on training.

During the course you will use the school's products and equipment, you are not required to purchase any products or equipment to do this workshop.

What you should bring
  • Note pad and pen
  • Closed in shoes
  • Morning tea & lunch
  • You should come with no lash extensions or mascara
  • Model required from 1pm

Optional starter kit available for purchase $360

What you will achieve
  • Gorgeous lashes
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Start your Fashion Business 9am - 3pm

interior design - discover

Have you have ever dreamt of starting a fashion business? Got great ideas but don’t know where to start? Come along to our one day 'Start a fashion business workshop' and turn your dreams into a reality.

What you should bring
  • A Laptop
  • A4 Notebook
  • Basic Stationery
  • Bundles of Creativity
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • The creation of a mood board
  • Brainstorming of your business name and concept
  • Setting up of your website with a blog
  • Learn Social Media strategies to get your name our there
  • Show the world how amazing you are!
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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Spray Tanning Workshop 9am - 3pm

Spray Tanning Workshop

Learn the techniques to provide professional spray tanning services. Students are to come to class with no make-up or moisturiser on and hair tied up. It is advisable that you have exfoliated the night before so your skin, the canvas, is ready for a lovely summer glow. As you will be spraying each other in class, it is advisable that you should wear loose fitting clothes and any under garments that you wish to wear whilst being spray-tanned in class. Disposable g-strings will be provided if required. Please leave jewellery at home

What you should bring
  • Note pad, pen
  • Morning tea & lunch
What you will achieve
  • Summer glow in winter
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cost of Workshop will be credited to any accredited program

Holiday Course Course Dates:

If the dates above are not suitable, you can always register interest and you will be notified of any new dates when they are added.

Price $99

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