Expressive Watercolour Florals

Capture Florals with Mixed Media Elements

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Studying flowers offers endless potential for artistic exploration! 

This workshop aims to take watercolour techniques and combine them with additional mediums to create impressions of still life flower arrangements. 

We will begin the class by working on some introductory watercolour approaches including brush techniques, colour mixing, developing a colour palette and paint application. We will experiment with alternatives for approaching your final artwork which will give the opportunity for you to select your own preferences in mediums and styles. After studying the flowers with some preliminary sketches and exercises designed to build confidence, we will have a discussion about composition and balancing the elements on the page before devising our next steps towards our final A3 artwork.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who has a love for botanicals but wants to create artwork that is creative and modern! It is suitable for beginners as well as those who are interested in shaking up their current practice with some new mediums or new ideas.

About the Artist - Nicole Black

Nicole Black is an artist and illustrator working between Adelaide and Melbourne. She has completed studies in both Visual Arts and Illustration and has dedicated the past four years to teaching art through ongoing art classes and workshops. Working on various exhibitions, commercial projects and personal work she brings experience to her classes across a variety of mediums.

Instagram: @bynicoleblack

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What you will learn
  • Introductory Watercolour techniques to build confidence with the medium
  • Introducing additional mediums to watercolour painting
  • How to plan for a final artwork
What you will get
  • All materials supplied including brushes, paper and paints plus additional mediums and flowers to study during the class
  • A booklet of resources and exercises discussed in class
  • A delicious morning tea

What to bring
  • Just bring yourself or a friend to share the fun with!
What to wear

Comfy clothes that you don't mind getting a little paint on

Appropriate for

This workshop is available to anyone, no experience necessary


Think Thornbury

Vendor since 2017

Think is a combined shopfront and creative workshop venue in Thornbury founded in 2017 by Melbourne artist Maggie May (from the Middle Aisle), and musician and educator Joshua Kelly.

Think formed to nurture and support a local community of artists and creators, while simultaneously empowering people to develop creative thought through their interactions with artists’ products and workshops.

The store has a strong focus on local Australian made and ethically produced products, whilst the workshop venue connects customers directly to these makers through workshops and other creative events.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Bookings are strictly not transferable to other dates. Please double check the date of the workshop before booking, cancellations will result in forfeit of payment. 

Please note there are no refunds on classes and classes cannot be switched post booking. By purchasing this class you agree to these terms and conditions. However, if you’re unable to attend please feel free to send someone else in your place.

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Terms & Conditions


We often take photographs during our workshops to share through our instagram @thinkthornbury or with our community. Our photographs often contain your hands while you work but may also show your face. If you do not consent to have your (or your child's) photograph taken and shared on our social media platforms and/or website please let us know before the workshop begins.

You can send us an email prior to class hello@thinkthornbury.com or just give us a heads up at the start of class. 

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home in Think Thornbury!

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21 November 2019 • Expressive Watercolour Florals

I did the introduction class in the morning and was very excited to apply the techniques I had learnt in this class. Again, Nikki created a beautiful space for us to paint in, sharing her skills and knowledge and inspiring us as we approached a painting ourselves. Whilst I have a long way to go on my artistic journey, it was started again by taking on these classes! Thank you so much for such an absolutely wonderful day - I will see you next time :)


20 November 2019 • Expressive Watercolour Florals

I came to class with no experience at all and was encouraged to use my new found style in a constructive way ... I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and came away feeling confident to take it further.


12 September 2019 • Expressive Watercolour Florals

This was a great class - Nicole was very informative and patient. She also followed up with recommended materials, so that was awesome!