Contemporary watercolour artist Michelle Fleur will take you through her process of creating the whimsical and fluid watercolour whales for which she is best known. During the workshop, participants will learn a few fun watercolour techniques and then apply them to their own whale paintings with Michelle’s direction. This workshop is relaxed, fun and perfect for both beginners and more experienced artists. At the end of the workshop you will walk away with your own beautiful whales perfect for display!
If you would like to join Michelle, Workshop Freo and our friends at Whale Watch Western Australia before the workshop, in the morning, we are going whale watching for some real life inspiration! Head over to Whale Watch Western Australia's site and book your ticket for 9am, Sunday September 10th. Tickets are an additional $80 to the $80 for Waterolour Whales. For more information, and to book please visit https://www.whalewatchwesternaustralia.com/booknow
Michelle Fleur is a whale obsessed artist and illustrator currently based in Fremantle. Inspired by the tumultuous and symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world, she spends most of her time musing on and painting sea creatures. Her greatest joy and passion resides in creating work that speaks to the beauty and fragility of our oceans.
In 2016 Michelle painted 200 whales to illustrate the importance of global efforts in species protection and conservation. She has been sharing her creations on social media and has found a community of likeminded artists, creatives and viewers who have formed an audience for her work. Her greatest wish is that her work promote a respect for our planet and its inhabitants, and she enjoys collaborating with conservation groups, including not for profits and research organisations.
Michelle has a BFA in Visual Art from the Queensland University of Technology and has taught workshops in both Queensland and Western Australia. She has exhibited in galleries and Artist Run Initiatives in several states.
During this class Michelle taught everyone how to use watercolours and inks to create a whale artwork. She took everyone through the steps slowly and made it accessible to all skill levels. Michelle is an outstanding teacher/facilitator. Thank you for sharing the secrets to your beautiful artwork. Your passion for art and animals was quite evident in your teaching and made the class so much more enjoyable. By far the best art class I have attended. I cannot wait for another one!
It was great to learn some free-style watercolour techniques in a relaxed, no-pressure environment. We were all surprised at how beautiful our whales turned out despite our complete lack of skills and knowledge. Great for beginners but not too basic for folks who know their way around a brush either. Shevy & Michelle were both lovely and the venue was beautiful.