A fun, thorough, easy to follow, 3 hour botanical watercolour workshop held with Brisbane based illustrator, Penelope Bell. Aimed at beginners, this class is a hands on tutorial in basic drawing, painting techniques and composition.
To celebrate the arrival of West Elm's Spring/ Summer collection, you will learn how to paint florals from an aerial and/ or side perspective. The workshop will focus on teaching you a variety of different painting techniques and skills which will be developed throughout the class. Participants will create a single floral composition using these skills and techniques.
Drawing from life as well as sourced photos participants will paint some of Spring's most beautiful botanicals. Capturing the life, happiness and joy flowers can bring, you will create your own work of art to frame and hang on the wall. Participants will be encouraged to observe, compose, draw and paint their own, individual masterpiece based on the skills being taught. The workshop is for any adult artistic skill level, with all materials supplied. Note: See the list of other items to bring.
A short break for light refreshments and nibbles (read delicious cheeseboard) will be taken and friendly conversation is encouraged!
- Watercolour application, skills and techniques
- Artwork composition
- Drawing techniques
- Your very own individual piece of artwork to take home
- Written notes from the workshop to take home
- Template drawings of flowers to take home
- 1 x A4 Waterproof Document Wallet, 1 x Winsor & Newton Cotman 111 Round Watercolour Brush #8, 1 x Winsor & Newton Cotman 222 Watercolour Synthetic Long Hair Brush #2, 1 x Winsor Newton Cotman Watercolour 667 Angle Brush 1/4 6mm, 1 x Plastic 10 well paint palette, 1 x 2B lead pacer/ pencil (if pencil, bring a pencil sharpener), 1 x Eraser
Casual (Warning: This might get messy)
Beginners (16 years +)
Vendor since 2017
Penelope Bell is an Australian, Brisbane based illustrator. Taking inspiration from fashion, textiles, flora and fauna, films and everyday life Penelope’s signature style is sophisticated, joyous and free. Penelope specialises in fashion, childrens and botanical illustration, with watercolour being one of her main art mediums.
Penelope has an impressive skillset with over 10 years’ experience working in the fashion industry in design, illustration, visual merchandising, public relations and marketing. Penelope has illustrated for clients such as Max Mara, Michael Kors, Brisbane Racing, QueensPlaza, Pacific Fair, Treasury Hotel, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA), Museum of Brisbane, Gloss and Co, The National Retail Association. She is the Creative Ambassador for Toowong Village and has recently launched her new fashion project ‘Consciously Spending Less to Create More’.
Penelope studied Fashion Design at MSIT and was selected as a recipient of the Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artist’s Fellowship.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds.
If cancellation is within 7 days of the class, you can reschedule to another class (if available) of the same value within 6 months. If Cancellation is less than 7 days notice you can rebook at 50% fee for another class (if available) within 6 months.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a refunds.
If cancellation is within 7 days of the class, you can reschedule to another class of the same value within 12 months. If Cancellation is less than 7 days notice you can rebook at 50% fee for another class within 12 months.