9 Unique Brisbane Art Courses You Need to Try

9 Unique Brisbane Art Courses You Need to Try

By Kellie Maloney

Discover your inner creativity and try something new with these fun and hands-on art classes in Brisbane. Gather your friends and BYO drinks to a paint and sip experience, let your imagination flow at a resin art class or snap good photos with your smartphone — there are so many opportunities to get creative using a variety of canvasses and art mediums with these Brisbane creative lessons. 

These art courses provide a nurturing environment for budding artists of all ages, from creative kids to whimsical adults. Fostering a sense of community and encouraging artistic exploration, these Brisbane art classes are the perfect avenue to unleash your creativity and embark on a fulfilling artistic journey. With expert guidance and a supportive environment, all are welcome to join!

There’s no reason why you can’t share the creative love, either. Get painting with your besties at unique and memorable birthday parties and hens nights or simply gather the group for a casual art-themed get-together. Are you and your colleagues due for a break? Art courses in Brisbane make wonderful team building activities and are proven to reduce burnout and stress in the workplace. The best part about these private art classes in Brisbane is that everyone goes home with something unique and memorable to cherish forever!

Creative experience gifts are also a great way to show that you care and will mean so much more than a store-bought present. You’re not only giving your loved ones a creative escape with these thoughtful gift ideas, but you’re also giving them skills and confidence that’ll last a lifetime.

Check out these must do Brisbane art courses in 2024 and start up your new favourite hobby today!

Woman posing with her finished painting at an art class in Brisbane

Try out this unique paint and sip class with Montana Art Project and create a street-art-inspired masterpiece using materials like stencils and spray cans. This Brisbane workshop is a brush and sip experience like you’ve never seen before! 

Guided by passionate artists, you’ll learn how to paint everything from Frida Kahlo and Audrey Hepburn to colourful cockatoos and adorable pandas. Montana Art Project also hosts a hands-on paint pouring workshop in Fortitude Valley, where you can truly get creative and go with the flow! 

Looking for fun and unique birthday party experiences? Gather your besties and explore the wonderful world of street art with a bottle of wine and your favourite paint party snacks!

Alcohol inks class with Blushery Studio

Looking for fun, bright and vibrant Brisbane activities? You’ll be right at home at this alcohol inks class with Blushery Studio! Guided by a passionate and talented artist, you’ll learn the basics of this exciting and trendy medium. After a practice round where you experiment with the techniques, you’ll then create two A3 artworks — ready to take home with you at the end of the class. If you've never worked with alcohol inks before, this Brisbane art class will blow your mind!

After classy hens party ideas for you and your favourite ladies? Pair your experience with BYO drinks and make something special together!

Geode clock resin art class with Caroline Barber

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Artist Caroline Barber offers a huge variety of unique resin and fluid art classes at her boutique studio venue in Petrie, but her geode clock resin art class definitely stands out! In this relaxing class, Caroline will guide you through the resin art process step-by-step so that you can create your clock along with two DIY resin coasters. Discover how to make your own personalised designs and create something truly special. With your new skills, you’ll be able to make your own resin art projects at home to keep or give as unique gift ideas to your loved ones.

Discover more ways to explore your hidden creativity at Brisbane art workshops below!

Night photography course with Alfonso’s Photography Tours

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Experience the beauty of the Brisbane CBD lit up at night with Alfonso’s Photography Tours and learn how to capture beautiful photos on your DSLR camera. Positioned around locations like Kangaroo Point Reserve, Storey Bridge and the Brisbane River, your friendly photographer will demonstrate how to shoot in manual mode, helping you build your photography techniques and skills in a supportive, beginner-friendly environment. 

Have a DSLR camera in your cupboard gathering dust? It’s time to take it outside and put it to good use at this must do Brisbane art workshop! Great for team building activities or a casual catch-up with your mates, socialise with other newbie photographers as you witness Brisbane through a whole new lens.

Alcohol inks planter workshop with Liz Saul

Unique resin pattern paint palette

Alcohol ink workshops are some of the most popular things to do in Brisbane as they are fun, vibrant and easy to experiment with! Let artist Liz Saul show you how to use alcohol inks in this vivid Brisbane art class and get creative with gorgeous colours and metallics. 

First, create on a practice tile before adding your own personalised design to two ceramic planter pots. This class has been designed for complete beginners, so you’ll be taken through this addictive and meditative process step-by-step to ensure you make some beautiful creations. 

Resin jewellery making workshop with Timber Heart Creations

Explore the wonderful possibilities of resin jewellery with Timber Heart Creations in Cannon Hill. In this hands-on art class, you’ll learn how to make resin jewellery designs using coloured pigments, dried flowers and gold leaf. 

Along with making your own DIY creations, by booking this class you’ll be helping your teacher fund free classes for people experiencing social exclusion and financial hardship. Brisbane experiences with heart? Count us in!

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UV glow paint and sip workshop with Wesley Taylor Art Studios

Step into a vibrant world of neon colours and dark rooms with this unique paint and sip class. Use fluoro paints under UV lights to make your canvas pop like never before. Plus the paint is skin safe so you can get your face paint on and take some cool photos!

This creative art class is super fun when done with friends for a birthday event or crafty hens party or bring your partner along for an interesting date night in Brisbane. If a UV glow and bright neon matches your aesthetic, this art class is for you!

Splatter and splash room with DIY Invasion

For those with creative kids, this splatter and splash room gives precocious children to get messy with paint with no clean up for you! Give your kids the ultimate taste of freedom with this quirky art class for kids. Rather than painting a canvas, this class will see you throwing paint-filled water bombs and squirting each other with paint. It's a fun, crazy, colourful experience to be enjoyed by all.

It's not just for little kids either, big kids will enjoy it too! This is an interactive adventure perfect for a bucks, hens, birthday party or just a fun day out with friends. Make a splash and get splattered to your favourite music at this Brisbane art workshop.

Drawing101 course with Annrussellart

If you're keen to start developing your artistic abilities but aren't sure where to start, come to this drawing 101 course to learn fundamental drawing concepts. Drawing often starts as a foundational base for most artists so if you're really serious about expanding your skills as an artist, this art class is a good place to start.

This art course spans five weeks and covers a range of essential techniques and concepts to get you drawing faces, figures and human anatomy. With a friendly and expert artist guiding you, you'll finish up the course with newfound confidence and abilities.

Indigenous dot painting class with Stephen Tolley

Immerse yourself in the art and traditions of Australia's oldest culture by joining this Brisbane art class led by Stephen Tolley of the Wiradjuri people. While you explore dot painting techniques using various tools on a pre-printed canvas, Stephen will weave captivating family stories into the session, enriching your cultural experience. Gain valuable insights into dot painting and take away not only the tools but also the knowledge to continue this serene practice at home.

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