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.
- Basic techniques used to create contemporary watercolour art
- How to adapt these techniques to suit other subject matter
- About the artist Michelle Fleur's unique approach to creating whales
- Watercolour paper, paints and brushes. Everything you need to create your beautiful whales.
- You may like to wear an apron/ old shirt to cover your clothing.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.