Abstract Painting Class

Free flowing joy creating a world of abstraction!

2 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 6 to 20

label $79 (or 4 payments of $19.75 Afterpay)

On the search for relaxing indoor activities? This abstract painting class will provide the opportunity to flow with natural energy and create some abstract works.

Firstly be guided and learn various painting techniques and the use of certain tools to help you on your way - washes, layers, brushes, palette knives, feathering, stippling, stamping...and more!

From here the techniques can be used to create your own abstract painting. Follow along with Yvette's example then paint your final piece!

No previous experience is required. If you are experienced this will be a great addition to your skillset. This is a wonderful class to learn a foundation of tools and techniques which can be incorporated later in your creative path in not only abstract painting but also figurative, still life, and landscape painting. A great foundation to launch from! This is a relaxed and fun class. Simply enjoy the beauty and joy of painting.

Art materials and tools, tea and coffee are included.

If booking a private group booking at your own venue then groups sizes of more than 10 are available if your venue holds more. Send a request through for what you are planning.

Add-on available for this class
  • Art Box, materials to take for home! ($35)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
No experience necessary. If you are experienced this will be a great addition to your skillset.

This is a wonderful class to learn a foundation of tools and techniques which can be incorporated later in your creative path in not only abstract painting but also figurative, still life, and landscape painting. A great foundation to launch from!
What you'll get
An experimental piece learning the tools and techniques and then a final abstract painting to complete the lesson.
What to bring
Note: a helpful Colour Mixing Chart will be emailed to you upon booking.

All equipment and art materials are provided for. This includes brushes, tools, paint, paper, or a canvas board.
Please wear painting clothes.
DEFINITELY BRING either old towels or a plastic drop sheet to transport your partially dried paintings in your car after the class!
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a unique gift for her or gift for mum.


Paper Rock Scissors Studio - 760 Darling Street, Rozelle NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 20 kms of Rozelle for private classes

Your teacher
Yvette Swan
Yvette Swan

20yr+ experience in art, 3yr+ in meditation

4.8 (98)

For over the past 20 years I have been a professional artist in the medium of painting. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney. I worked in the film and photographic industries to then come back full circle to my love of painting. From this love I have exhibited in over 40 solo and group shows in galleries within Australia. Through my work I explore the essence of life – freedom, love, the unknown.

I also support people through one to one mentoring sessions; classes, and retreats. Challenges with feeling separate, circumstances, emotions, the body, stories/thoughts, are all what comes and goes in this vastness of freedom. (for Mentoring sessions please contact me via my Instagram).

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Maria Fernanadez Jul 2022

Really enjoyed Yvette's abstract painting class. Great venue, super helpful instructions, inspiring teacher Highly recommend :-)

Yen Wang Jun 2022

Great class for abstract painting beginners! All basic skills well explained and demonstrated. Also snacks included! :)

Anna Angelakis Jun 2022

Yvette was great! Taught us different paint techniques, she was easy to follow and encouraging. Walked away with 3 pieces on paper and canvas. Would highly recommend her class.

Wendy Wei Jun 2022

Learned various techniques on abstract paining. Teacher is very engaging and helpful. And very happy with the result.

Abstract Painting Class review by Wendy Wei

Libby Douglas May 2022

This was a really lovely class, Yvette is very patient and supportive! She teaches a variety of techniques and you get some cool paintings to take home.

Amanda Rutherford Apr 2022

This was a great introduction class to some abstract techniques using acrylic paints.
Yvette ran a fun and engaging workshop and I learnt some new ideas on how to start incorporating them into more artistic experiments

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Raphaella Karaiskakis Jan 2022

The class was a relaxed and informative session on abstract painting. Yvette made us feel comfortable and allowed us to explore our painting and artworks! Thanks again for a great experience :)

Kim Borrowdale Jan 2022

Lovely few hours of tuition by Yvette. Everything provided, really friendly approach and environment. As a total beginner I felt welcome and enjoyed it. Thank you!

Sujatha Nallu Jan 2022

Teacher(Yvette Swan) is a wonderful teacher, very friendly.
Venue is spacious with separate rooms for art works, and easily accessible to public transport.
All materials are easy to access, Paints, brushes and other tools for Painting.
Class is worth for the money I paid.
Before the class, I only know about the colours and brushes after the class I got clear idea on how to blend colours, colorwash, effects, usage of palete knife, sponges finally I got the idea of Abstract painting.
Thanks Classbento for suggesting this class.

Sarah Yee Jun 2021

Yvette was a great teacher- patient and thorough with her teachings.
I particularly loved the meditation at the beginning

Jeanie Stewart Apr 2021

Had a fun and relaxing time at Yvette's class this morning. We were encouraged to freely explore the techniques demonstrated and the materials provided. The short guided medication at the beginning of the class was a great way to leave what's on your mind and focus on creating something from scratch. Will definitely come again.

Abstract Painting Class review by Jeanie Stewart

Daniel Martin Feb 2021

Yvette was a fantastic teacher with superior communication and interpersonal skills. She led the small class well, making it both an educational and fun experience. Highly recommended.

Anonymized Customer Jan 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Really enjoyed this class Yvette was very helpful and friendly The balance between instruction and freedom was great - highly recommended

Judith Townsend Nov 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Interesting class, teacher helpful and engaged, a variety of techniques demonstrated and then tried by group. This has added another dimension to my budding artistic endeavours.

Alyssa Willis Nov 2020

Yvette was a fantastic host who facilitated the class well. We were all beginners and she spent some time going through techniques with us. Very patient with a lovely energy.
The studio was well equipped and we had everything we needed to create our masterpieces.
I feel we are now well set up to continue to expand on our knowledge and explore mediums creating our own pieces in the future.

Tegan Partington Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a wonderful class! The teacher struck the right balance of instruction and allowing us to be creative and catch up with friends. I learnt new techniques and enjoyed my time. Thank you.

Lucy Greenwood Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely, calm and peaceful teacher
Delightful work space with creative ideas around.
Thoroughly enjoyed the class.

Painting workshop review by Lucy Greenwood Sydney

Rochelle Smith Dec 2019

Such an enjoyable class! Yvette was very warm and welcoming and allowed us to find our own flow. I learnt some new techniques that I will be continuing to practice.

Elaine Human Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Yvette is a lovely, creative and patient instructor. It was a nurturing experience. No artistic skills needed

Alexander Law Feb 2019

Completed 3 paintings in total, the morning tea was very nice and it had a great atmosphere.

Sharon Lenon Oct 2018

A very pleasant morning and a great space to work in. Yvette is lovely and I'm sure she knows a lot about abstract art. It was a good class that I would recommend to others.

Olimpia Mazza Oct 2018

I loved the class as it was right for meabstract and no rules. I will come back.

Lucienne Calvi Oct 2018

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Great value for money! Really enjoyed the acrylic painting with meditation. Yvette was a patient and calm teacher and let us go with the flow with our painting and relax .
All materials were provided and most of us painted four pieces including one canvas.
Venue was good with free parking around the roads at the back. Main road too busy and only 2hr parking.
Very much enjoyed the class especially as it was just four people.

Painting workshop review by Lucienne Calvi Sydney

Sharon Stone Aug 2018

Yvette was a fabulous teacher. V relaxed vibe made me feel really comfortable great venue with really good materials loved the meditation and the morning tea as well as enjoying and getting totally caught up in the art highly recommend
I've never taken an art class before but would really like to explore abstract painting. During your classes is there opportunity to paint on large canvas? or will they mostly be smaller pieces of work or on paper?

The class caters for people who have not painted at all as well as people who have. I find that most students have not painted before. They enjoy the class and all can paint. I take you through the use of the tools and different techniques and then we have opportunities to create our own art. Everyone has fun and there’s no pressure. I think you will enjoy it a lot.

The half day class always seems to go so quickly so we paint on paper only. The day classes I hold we end up painting on a canvas in the afternoon. But if you would like to paint on a canvas for your last work in the half day class then you are more than welcome to pay an extra $10 on the day and I’ll have a canvas there for you. Or if you wish to bring your own canvas that’s an option too.

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