How to Draw a Kookaburra Workshop 10am – 4pm SOLD OUT

Join me to learn how to paint a Kookaburra! Whether you’ve been painting or drawing with pastels before or are a complete beginner, this day will be the perfect way to experience the diversity and colours of soft pastels.

No art materials? No problem! Just choose the MATERIALS SUPPLIED option for $120 below.

Painting Clouds & Skies Workshop

This workshop is now Sold Out. Stay tuned for more coming soon!

Join me for the new Painting Clouds and Skies Sunday Workshop. Whether you’ve been painting with pastels before or are a complete beginner, this day will be the perfect way to experience the diversity and textures of soft pastels.

We’ll spend the day learning how to draw and paint various kinds of clouds with soft pastels. This will include learning how to hold, blend and draw while experiencing the feeling and immediacy of soft pastels on different textured papers and different coloured backgrounds. There’s so much to learn and I want to give you a taste of how lovely it is to paint with pastels, and at the end of the day you’ll have a completed painting of a cloudy sky to take home.

Come and find your inner artist, you don’t need any experience and you’ll be amazed at what you can create!

WHAT TO BRING:
A4 Artists Journal or A4 sketching paper
Drawing charcoal sticks
Kneadable eraser
Pastel Paper Colourfix x 2 (A3 and A4)
Soft Pastels – sets or sticks, bring what you have
Old hand-towel
Apron
Your lunch
and a desire to relax and create!

No art materials? No problem! Just choose the MATERIALS SUPPLIED option for $120 below.

Details of the address for this workshop will be emailed to you on receipt of your booking.

How to book: Scroll below and choose the type of ticket you’d like and quantity and then click ‘ADD TO CART’ below to book and pay for your seat for this class.

Blending Art and Food and Sisterhood

Delicious Art Pastel Class Brisbane

On Sunday 16th July we held another delicious Sunday Workshop. This one was inspired by my sister’s visit from Canberra so between us and my other sister, Sally, we created a wonderful day of pastels, food and a touch of yoga.

With food being the subject we began the day with carrot cake – painting it that is! Everyone’s cake looked so delicious and then for morning tea we had the real thing, yum!

After lunch we settled in and spent the rest of the day painting a gorgeous beach scene in purple and yellow complementary pastels. There was plenty of chatter, laughter and of course some of us struggled a bit to get everything right, but at the end of the day everyone had painted magnificent scenes and they looked great.

The Delicious Art Sunday Workshops are a wonderful way to learn to paint with pastels, enjoy the company of other arty people and just take time out for yourself. Nearly everyone arrives with some trepidation and doubt, because we’re human aren’t we, but there’s also a touch of excitement and anticipation to see what we’re capable of, to tap into the inner artist who might not have been around for a while. And by the end of the day there are smiles all round, new friendships and a wonderful feeling of achievement. That’s the best part!

Painting Autumn

 

Our Autumn Sunday Workshop was a wonderful day. We’d had a lot of rain in the previous few days and I was a bit nervous about having the class on the deck. You’d think that would be fine in the rain, and it is mostly, but when it’s heavy and wild that rain finds its way in and gets all over the paper and pastels and it’s not a good mix.

We started the Workshop off inside sketching autumn leaves and talking about tone and shadow and light. By morning tea the skies were clear so we ventured out to the deck after all – it’s much nicer out there with the river views.

The first exercise after sketching was to paint an autumn leaf with pastels. Oh my goodness!  We had two beginners, Jocelyn and Alessandra, in the class that day and they both did a magnificent job! Gayle and Guinevere painted stunning autumn leaves as well. It was so much fun mixing the golds and reds to make browns and muds. After lunch we delved into the ‘big picture’  for the day, an image of leaves on a branch with a blurred background. These all turned out beautiful as well.

I am always so delighted with what my students create, from beginners to experienced and everything in between. We had a wonderful day and just quietly, I think our Autumn theme might have encouraged Autumn to actually arrive at last!