(under) Watercolour & Wine: an Ocean Themed Watercolour Workshop

I’ve been wanting to organise this workshop for quite some time. Under-Watercolours & Wine; bring a glass of your favourite, and dive into an evening of all sorts of ocean theme watercolour paintings. These might not have been your traditional painting class, but definitely a fun way to ease your way into watercolours. Touching on techniques such as watercolour washes, gradients and blooms, as well as layering your washes, drip-painting and masking fluid.

It was such a ‘swell‘ evening, thank you all for coming and making this one a reality!

More on the workshop blurb here. And below some pics from the workshop evening itself.

 

Watercolour & Wine: Who Will Be Your Valentine?

Valentine’s Day, a beautiful opportunity to cherish all your loved ones! The first workshop I organised out of Bustle Studios; my new shared/ coworkers space in Surry Hills, Sydney. They have the loveliest meeting room, perfect for my illustration workshops! And, a great space to work from during the day.

During this 2 hour workshop we covered the very basics of the watercolour technique, using watercolours paints, masking fluid, pens and oil pastels.

More on the workshop blurb here. And below some pics from the workshop night itself.

 

Student Gallery: Mixed Media & Collage 11|6 Brooklyn Brainery 

This class is always a surprise for me. Sometimes students want to make as many experiments as possible, but sometimes it’s the complete opposite. This group anonymously chose to focus on some beautiful finished fine art pieces and illustrations. Funny thing is, I think everything was a little travel inspired

See below for the results of this 2 hour workshop:


3 Hrs Recipe Illustration workshop @Brooklyn Brainery

Another student gallery from a very fun Recipe Illustration workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery. Although the 2 hour classes are great, I somewhat felt that it didn’t allow for enough time to actually create the artwork.

So this time we ran one that was 3 hours instead of 2. Which was great because it allowed for a larger focus on illustration and design exercises and more time to get into action. The feedback was great, everyone loved the fact that they had plenty of time to work on their recipes. As it always takes a little while to get into the process of creating.

 

Food Illustration: Illustrate Your Own Recipe

A workshop for everyone who loves food; for foodies, crafters, artists, creators, and kitchen masters. Over the course of two hours we created a beautiful range of some yummy illustrated ingredients and dishes.

We started off with some warm-up drawing exercises and techniques. These excersizes had a focus on working with different art mediums and look at how to capture food illustration.

After that looked at everyone’s favourite recipes and how to turn them into beautiful cookbook worthy illustrations: how to arrange your ingredients on you page (composition), as well as use of color and text and what medium or style.

Check out the pinterest workshop inspiration board here.

 

Mixed Media & Collage Illustration Workshop – Brooklyn Brainery

June kicked off with a great workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery. This mixed media and collage workshop is perfect if you love creating art or illustration, but feel limited in your drawing skills, or if you want to try something new.

We decided to all work on a similar image; as a warming up exercise I asked the group to create 2 – 3 different flowers, which we started off by creating our own collage material, and combining those with magazines, and patterned paper. After that images of birds, cat’s and even a teapot pouring tea into winterboots were created. Loved it.