A fun and informative watercolour painting course.
from AU$350.00


Botanical painting for watercolourists

Next Available: Fri, 07 Jun 2:00PM (AEST)
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3 hours x 4 Weeks
Over 20 people have attended this class





This course follows on from our Level 1 course, and explores a range of drawing and watercolour techniques under the guidance of Melbourne artist Judith Van Heeren, and is suitable for students who have completed our Level 1  course, or who have pre-existing watercolour experience. Each Level 2 course will focus on one topic so that students can continue painting with us throughout the year.

Over a four-week period students will continue to develop skills in the use of watercolours and exploring more complex colour-mixing, using the natural world as inspiration. 

Throughout the course there will be practical demonstrations, one-on-one guidance and the opportunity to ask questions. Students may choose to bring their own paper, brushes and watercolours or pay a small fee to have all materials provided. A materials list will be emailed upon booking.

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What you will learn

  • Advanced colour mixing
  • Expanded watercolour techniques
  • How to build depth through layering without getting 'muddy' colours

What you will get

  • One-on-one guidance from an established artist
  • Finished works to take home
  • Morning tea
Parking Info

Parking is ticketed in Brunswick St but there are some 2-4 hour spots in the surrounding streets. The No 11 tram comes down Brunswick St, get off at stop 15. All-day parking on Brunswick St is a flat fee of $12 on Sundays only.

What to bring

  • Your own watercolours, brushes and paper, or purchase/hire a kit from us

What to wear

Casual clothes, aprons available

Appropriate for

This class is open to all levels

Fitzroy Painting

(1232 Reviews)

About us: Established in 2009 and based in a Victorian heritage building overlooking bustling Brunswick Street, Fitzroy Painting is the original and best of private art classes in Fitzroy!  A working artists studio, the space provides a great environment to develop your painting and drawing skills with the expert support and guidance of highly qualified teachers and full-time professional artists.

Our 4 - week beginners courses in oil painting, drawing and watercolours are designed for the complete beginner, taking you through a series of exercises and building your skills week by week. Students may choose to continue to our Beginners Courses Level 2 and 3 in both painting and drawing..  Ongoing students are supported to help develop their own direction, with optional exercises offered to expand on skills and knowledge, and our Atelier students are assisted in taking it to the next level in professional practice.

Love the class? All students wishing to extend their course may purchase class-passes for ongoing students at a discounted rate. Some of our students have gone on to Higher Education courses and are now exhibiting professionally!

Evening classes include wine and refreshments, and morning classes include tea, coffee and cakes. Classes run for 3 hours and basic equipment is available for student use at the studio, including easels, palettes and drawing boards. We believe in safe studio-practice and provide low-toxic, low-odour materials for student use, as well as high-quality clean-up materials for brushes and hands. We also have storage facilities if you wish to keep your materials at the studio.

Each student works at their own pace and receives one-on-one attention, and all students are invited to exhibit in our annual end of year exhibition, a fun opportunity to show family and friends what you’ve been doing!

Visit our website for more info and pictures of student work. www.fitzroypainting.com

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4.7 (3 reviews)
Suerated it
13 Apr 2024
This is my 3rd set of classes with Judith. She is a great teacher, Enthusiastic and knowledgeable, she creates a welcoming and supportive environment to build our skills. Really enjoyed the classes!
Svetlana rated it
13 Apr 2024
I have absolutely loved learning more about the Watercolour Medium in Judith’s class. The botanicals have been so uplifting and inspiring to paint. Thank you Judith for your detailed instruction and kind approach. I can’t wait to attend for more lessons!
Andrearated it
13 Apr 2024
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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:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 14 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$50.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 14 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$20.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Fitzroy Painting is under no obligation to offer any ‘make-up’ classes, courses or workshops missed. 

Absences without notification will forfeit the full class/course fee and receive no credit. By proceeding with your booking you agree to these terms & conditions.

Should Fitzroy Painting be forced to cancel a class due to low enrolments, you will be notified as soon as possible prior to the scheduled class and will receive a refund, transfer or a credit voucher for a replacement class, course or workshop.

Collection of work and materials left at the studio: Please understand that our storage capacity is extremely limited.  Beginners work and painting kits will only be retained for one month after which they will be disposed of.  

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