Botanicals with Mekel

What to Bring

  • A flower, leaf or botanical that you particularly like to inspire you. This can be a real specimen, a printout or photo etc.

What to Wear

  • You may like to wear an apron or old shirt for painting

Appropriate For

  • Suitable for beginners to advanced.

Botanicals with Mekel

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • How to use templates or reference your images to draw stylised botanicals.
  • Methods to create custom cards, wrapping paper and gift tags for presents.
  • Painting effects with watercolour style inks.

What You Get

  • All of the materials needed to create your own custom card, wrapping paper and gift tags.
  • Skills and confidence in using watercolour style inks to represent botanicals.


In this three hour workshop, industry expert Mekel will show you how to create your own set of beautiful gift wrap and cards to match in a botanical theme. Bring in your own flowers, leaves or photos as inspiration and learn how you can translate this into a beautiful, colourful work of art using ink and watercolour. 

About the teacher: Mekel is a commercial beauty and fashion illustrator, represented by the Jacky Winter Group. Known for her fashionable illustrations including work for Elle, Twinings, Revlon and TOPSHOP, you may have seen her lovely watercolour ladies on the walls of Westfield or your Betts shoe box. With a background in graphic design, this now full time illustrator has also taught branding, social eMarketing and fashion illustration. You can view more of her work and purchase prints online via Instagram @mekel_illustration or on Facebook Mekel Illustration.

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Aug 2017
Botanicals with Mekel - 06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM

My friend and I really enjoyed this class. I really like the concept of workshop freo, I'll definitely be returning for another class. We did have a few comments; we thought the class was incredibly rushed. There wasn't enough time to really trial and execute the techniques Mekel showed up before having to move on to something else. We also found it really hard to see Mekel show the examples because she was positioned behind the paints and on a flat surface. We had fun but definitely felt like we didn't get to explore our creativity because we were so rushed.

Aug 2017
Botanicals with Mekel - 06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM

made a card and paper. learnt to use inks.

Aug 2017
Botanicals with Mekel - 06 Aug 2017 11:00 AM

Thank you - the class was super fun and suitable to all levels of experience. Mekel is so talented, a fantastic teacher and truely inspirational. The time just flew by. The work-shop format is totally functional and welcoming to all. Thank you again for your hospitality and Mekel you are amazing! :)