Watercolour Forest Floor with Sarah Hankinson


Close your eyes.Imagine being whisked away to a far, far away land. Shhh… Shhhh… take a moment… Listen to the crunch of Autumnal hued leaves under foot. Breathe in the heavy scent of mossy green wood and feel the air as it caresses your rosy cheeks - cool and brisk on your face. Catch the hurried gestures of critters and creatures as they scurry to their burrows leading you to a somewhat magical and otherworldly habitat….

If this fraction of a fantasy takes your fancy, then Sarah’s “Forest Floor” Watercolour Workshop will be just the escape you are looking for. Draw inspiration from the fallen leaves, heavenly creatures and Autumnal hues that is the forest floor. Sarah Hankinson, one of Australia’s leading Fashion Illustrators, will demonstrate to you the skill and magic behind Watercolour Illustration. Class numbers will be limited so you get maximum one on one time with Sarah.

Important Info

The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor.  Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78.  All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given.

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Class Schedule

10:00am – 1:30pm

What you will learn
  • The fundamentals of still life drawing.
  • The principles of Watercolour application (such as blending and saturation).
  • The joy of colour.
What you will get
  • There is no doubt you will be the Viridian Green envy of all your friends as they marvel at your newly discovered creative streak (insert Titanium White frosty glances here).
  • A Watercolour take home pack to the value of $40 - paint wheels, 2 x brushes, pencil and high grade watercolour paper.
  • Food, glorious food! Have you seen our grazing table? Let’s just say we not only feed your minds, but we feed your tummies too. We will nourish you with an array of fine food, designed to fuel your body ready to produce that final masterpiece!
  • Oh, and a glass or two of a lovely bubbly from 'Cake Wines'

What to bring
  • Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm - you will be unleashing your unfounded creativity.
What to wear

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting all ‘painterly’ and Gorman-like.

Appropriate for

This workshop is for all skill levels (no experience necessary).


The Windsor Workshop

Vendor since 2015

We are a creative hub for the arts / crafts / design movement providing workshops and events to inspire.

We seek out and promote local Melbourne based Artists.

We unleash the unexplored creativity in people.

We provide a social gathering for people to slow down and team up.

We create a sensory experience that will get people talking.

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15 April 2016 • Watercolour Forest Floor with Sarah Hankinson

I didn't think it would be so easy to get started in watercolour painting but Sarah made it so clear and easy, not that i think I'm anywhere near as talented as she is but I'm looking forward to creating my own masterpieces.


14 April 2016 • Watercolour Forest Floor with Sarah Hankinson

Sarah provided an excellent overview of painting with watercolour and we had plenty of opportunity to get straight into it and create on our own while she provided tips along the way. The space was beautiful and I wanted to stay all afternoon painting! Overall experience was wonderful and I would definitely recommend to anyone - creative or otherwise!