TAFE students sell handiwork at Creative Wauchope Festival

TAFE students turned their handiwork in money-making goods last Saturday at the Creative Wauchope Festival.

The TAFE NSW Passion 2 Profit students used the festival as a first opportunity to sell their creative projects after the course began early this year.

The course has been designed to equip creative members of the community with the business skills and know-how required to sell their designs which included polymer clay beads, collages, basket weaving and fashions for all ages.

TAFE NSW Services Coordinator, Deborah Saunders is one of the organisers of the community event and said the student's creative projects were a hit.

"You can see the satisfaction of a student when they sell one of their creations after putting in the hard work and learning all sides of a business. These students are turning what they love into a career by launching businesses based on their passion," she said.

TAFE NSW student Vivianne Hazenveld designs wearable art and teaches contemporary art classes. Vivianne said she is very happy with how the day turned out and how many people she was able to meet.

"It was really great to meet customers and get a clearer understanding of what people would like to have more of in the local area in terms of art classes," she said.

"TAFE NSW has been amazing with providing support and guidance on how to make my business viable. Also, the community of artists and teachers who are able to provide feedback on not only your art but things like business cards and logos is invaluable," she added.