How to paint a Kookaburra Workshop – Sunday 5th September 2021


Join me for the Kookaburra one-day Sunday Workshop at my studio in Toowoomba!

Now only 6 seats available

Whether you’ve been painting with pastels before or have been dabbling for a while, this day will be the perfect way to experience the diversity and colours of soft pastels. We’ll spend the day learning about different ways and strokes to create texture and shadow, and the processes of painting a scene and a gorgeous Kookaburra, and at the end of the day you’ll have a painting to take home and heart full of happiness.

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

A4 Artists Journal or sketching paper
Charcoal and kneadable eraser
A3 Pastel Paper Sheet x 1 (any colour) (Colourfix or MiTeintes brands are good)
Pastels – sets or sticks, bring what you have
Pastel pencils (sets or just a few)
Rubber tipped blenders (if you have them)
Old hand-towel
Old bath towel to place on the table
Your lunch
and a desire to relax and create!

No art materials? No problem! Just choose the MATERIALS SUPPLIED option for $120 and you won’t need to buy anything.

Seats are limited to a maximum of 10, so don’t miss out – book today!!

Date: Sunday 5th September 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

Location: Delicious Art Studio, Toowoomba. Details of the address will be emailed to you on receipt of your booking. 

Cost: $95.00

10am – 4pm

BOOK HERE for the $95 BYO Materials Option

BOOK HERE for the $120 Materials Supplied Option

Intro to Soft Pastels for Adult Beginners
6-week Course 22 Sept – 27 Oct 2021 

The Intro to Soft Pastels Course is coming to Toowoomba!

This 6-week course is especially designed for the adult beginner who wants to learn how to paint with pastels. Whether you’ve had a dabble and want to learn more or if you haven’t done art since school, this course is perfect for you!

Come and learn about soft pastels, how to mix and blend and to paint varying textures such as smooth and shiny or soft and furry. We’ll cover a range of subjects including animals, landscapes, flowers and clouds. This course is a great basic starter where you’ll have the opportunity to experience making art with beautiful pastels in a comfortable space. Each class is run in a step-by-step format, where we paint together and you’ll get to take home a finished piece of art each week that you can be proud of.

Come and find your inner artist, why not bring a friend? You don’t need any experience and you’ll be amazed at what you can create!

Do I need to buy Materials?

Yes. A printable Materials List is supplied when you book so you can have fun shopping for your own pastels, paper and required art items. Here is the list:

  • Soft Pastels – artist quality sets or individual sticks (I recommend Art Spectrum as a great starter option)
  • Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel paper A4 or A4 pastel paper x 8 sheets
  • Drawing paper or A4 art diary
  • Charcoal sticks
  • Drawing board about A3 size (to tape or clip you paper on)
  • Table easel (if you prefer)
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Old hand-towel and old bath towel
  • Apron
  • Baking paper or glassine (to protect your finished art)
  • Bulldog clips x 3
  • Masking tape

If you never go, you’ll never know, right? This live Intro to Soft Pastels Course is only held twice a year, so if’ you’ve been craving an art class, and feeling a tug towards awakening your creative juices, today is the day to book your seat and join me for 6 x 3-hour classes. Seats are limited to a maximum of 10, our classes are non-competitive and fun, so don’t miss out – book today!!

Location:  Delicious Art Studio, Toowoomba (address will be supplied on booking confirmation).

Cost: $240.00 per person for the 6 weeks

Wednesday Mornings 9.30am – 12.30pm

22nd September – 27th October


Lyn said “A HUGE shout out to Jeanne Cotter – I’ve just had the pleasure over the last six weeks of taking Jeanne’s beginner pastel course. This last week we had to do online thanks to the lockdown. I can’t tell you how professional she is and brilliant in imparting her wealth of knowledge. If you get a chance to do one of her courses – do it!” 2021

“Jeanne, you’re an amazing teacher. Every time I look at my artwork, I can see the flaws but I’m still absolutely amazed that you’ve guided (taught) me to achieve something that I never in my wildest dreams thought I could. Teaching is fairly thankless because you’re taking people on huge learning curves, the results of which may never be known to you. I’m actually really happy with every picture I’ve produced, which is huge for a perfectionist. Please don’t ever doubt yourself. And thank you.” Wendy, 2020

Michele said: “Absolutely brilliant course today and a massive sense of achievement. Loved every minute of it thank you”

Lynne said: “Thank you Jeanne for a delicious weekend. It was so great to be able to leave the world behind and have the time and courage to do something just for me. Women do not allow themselves time to simply ‘play’… we all lead busy lives but to feel completely satisfied we need space to follow our dreams without fear of failure. Jeanne is an incredibly gentle and giving teacher… so encouraging and so talented. I’ll be back!”

Cath said: “Jeanne’s art classes are an oasis in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you’ve ever considered trying an art class, don’t wait another day, give it a try and fall under the spell of delicious pastels and Jeanne’s excellent tutorage.”

“Fantastic weekend Jeanne great teaching and support to get our pastel paintings right, not so easy, but with a lot of instruction from Jeanne we did it, Thanks heaps for your help. Join a class with Delicious Art you will be glad you did, I know I am”. Christine Dunning

Danielle said: “Thank you Jeanne. You are an amazing teacher. You created a calm and relaxed space for me to create my first ever piece of artwork.”