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Alcohol Ink Workshop for Absolute Beginners!

Alcohol Inks, Blob Art - purely for the fun of it!

Over 10 people have attended this class


Alcohol Ink - 101 Your introduction to Alcohol Inks and all the fun you can have!

My Alcohol Ink Workshop is a ridiculously fun and easy 3 hour workshop where you will learn a little about alcohol inks and the exciting things you can create with them.

Ever seen kids playing with paint and ink with abandon? This is just like that, but for grown ups!

You'll see the ink play on specially-created "yupo" paper and also on glass. You'll make three different designs on this special paper by dropping ink on it! And then the fourth piece you'll make will be on glass. It's so amazing. You simply won't believe how fabulous this stuff is and how simply you can make amazing art!

Its mezmerising watching it swirl, run and explode when mixed with the pure alcohol on the surface of the paper.

Please wear a warm short of top, as Alcohol Inks are a little smelly, so we’ll be keeping the space well ventilated during this workshop. And please don’t wear your best clothes, this is a messy (but delightful) art form.

You'll leave with one of your masterpieces framed and ready to hang in your home or to give to a friend as a gift which will be treasured for a lifetime.

Included in the cost is:

  •  All the advice and help I can share
  •  Everything you need
  •  A wide selection of alcohol inks and lustres (glittery bits!)
  •  Disposable gloves, brushes, use of my Studio tools as required
  •  Yupo paper
  •  glass for your artwork
  •  The box frame for your final design

This workshop offers you, and, maybe your bestie? - an enjoyable experience in a creative, fun and safe environment where you’ll produce a beautiful, original framed alcohol ink masterpiece to keep.

If you can't see a date to suit you and your friends, please message us and we will create a date to suit your diary and ours. (Some of the images that you see here were taken during an Alcohol Ink event at a Hen's Weekend.)

I run this workshop from my studio in Swan Street Richmond and I can even run this workshop in your location as well if you like: it's a great team-building exercise.

You can see a couple of 40cm x 40cm boards finished in these pictures,  these were done in my new Intermediate Alcohol Ink workshop.  Please do this beginners workshop first.

Knowledge required - No prior knowledge is required for this workshop.

*This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals, hens parties, team building, corporate event, or Christmas party.  Please contact me for extra information on this ridiculously fun workshop.

This workshop is a great gift to give that special person in your world. Come with them and double the fun.

What you'll get Everything you need, including:

  •  all of my of alcohol inks and lustres
  •  Disposable gloves
  •  Alcohol solutions
  •  Yupo paper
  •  Glass for your artwork
  •  The box frame for your final design


We adhere to the Covid19 rules of the day.  If you have been unwell, get well first, and then we'll reschedule your workshop at a time to suit you. 

What to bring

  •  Please bring a shirt or clothes that can get stained with ink. This is a messy and fun workshop.
  •  You can bring your own drinks and food to enjoy during this workshop.  BYO drinks and nibbles. 
  •  Please wear a mask during this workshop. This is quite smelly. 

Please note:    Products used contain denatured alcohol and 100 per cent Isopropyl. Participants who have been or may be affected by these products should consider using a filtered mask.  Disposable masks will be available on the day, if you are likely to be allergic, please could you bring your own mask. 

If you don't see a time and date that suits you here please send me a message, so that we will add a new date that suits you.

I can't wait to play with Alcohol Inks with you.  See you soon.


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What you will learn

  • about alcohol inks and the fun you can have
  • Basic skills required to make a framed work with alcohol ink

What you will get

  • Everything to make 3 works on paper
  • an introduction to alcohol inks
  • Use of all the appropriate studio tools
  • a fun time doing something different
  • your finished alcohol ink piece framed in a box frame to take home
Parking Info

Getting here: 

Car parks are surprisingly easy to find around our studios.  We are on the intersection of Swan Street, and Bendigo Street, Richmond. 

You can often park right outside - fortunately we are at the quiet end of Swan Street.

Remember there are Clearways in Swan Street, Richmond.

According to Google, there’s a 6-minute walk from Burnley Railway Station to 550 Swan Street (its 450 metres away). 

Tram 70 stops a few metres from our front door. 

Ring me when you get here if the downstairs door is locked, (mostly it opens automatically).  My studio is upstairs so you need to be able to walk upstairs safely.  

What to bring

  • Just yourself and your enthusiasm maybe a friend?
  • clothes that can get marked with ink (this isn't a clean exercise).
  • any beverages you want to enjoy during the class.

What to wear

Please wear older clothes and or apron, its messy; also its smelly so be aware of that too!

Appropriate for

Absolute Beginners Workshop - Level 1 - Everyone - you need to be able to cope with smelly inky environments.

Jenie Yolland

(73 Reviews)

I’m like a kid in a lolly shop.  I am endlessly impressed and inspired – by the work of others, by colours and textures, by everything around me, man-made and natural! 

There’s so much to see, to interpret into glass!  I love it all. I love sharing it with everyone – that’s why I run workshops – it makes me happy and its my hope that some of this joy spills over to you.

Ultimately, I am sharing love. The love of life the joy of playing in my studio. Share it with me.


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5.0 (4 reviews)
Liadanrated it
08 Jun 2023Alcohol Ink Workshop for Absolute Beginners!
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Sarahrated it
06 May 2023Alcohol Ink Workshop for Absolute Beginners!
Jenie has created a safe, warm place to foster creativity. Jenie provides plenty of time to practice and to be creative with just the right amount of instruction. A lovely afternoon of fun.
Karrenrated it
30 Mar 2023Alcohol Ink Workshop for Absolute Beginners!
Great afternoon, Jenie was so generous with her knowledge and exploration of the use of alcohol ink. I came away from the class with many art pieces that I can frame. There was a fantastic choice of colours and freedom to explore, adding some sparkle with the metallic powders. I will be continuing to explore this media.
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A transfer can be requested 1 day before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

 We aim to provide a safe and happy learning experience for everyone.  Participation in Jenie Yolland's Art glass classes and workshops are at your own risk. Whilst we take every precaution to take reasonable care of our customers, we acknowledge that sometimes glass cutting and the studio environment can pose a risk, and your attendance at our classes waives our liability for any injuries that occur.  

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Jenie Yolland's studio or organised by Jenie Yolland must agree to these terms and conditions.


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 Jenie Yolland.


I agree to give Jenie Yolland unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Jenie Yolland's classes and events or on Jenie Yolland's premises. (For use of Jenie Yolland's marketing materials).


In the event that a class is cancelled for whatever reason, each student will be notified via text message or email.

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