Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

3 hours 1 to 10 (public classes), 1 to 15 (private) label $99

Starting with a simple meditation to bring you back to the essence of who you are, this Half Day Abstract Painting class will provide you with the opportunity to open to your natural energy and create your own abstract works.

You will learn painting techniques to help you on your way - washes, layers, application with different tools, and fast and slow methods of abstract painting. There will be a simple meditation at the start of the class to help open the space where each person will find their own preference and style.

No previous experience is required. It is a relaxed and fun class where there are no rules. Just enjoy opening to your natural self to create and be with one another from this space.

Half Day Class runs 10am to 1pm (with morning tea included). Art materials are included.

Knowledge Required
No experience necessary. This is a relaxed and fun class. No rules! Just come and enjoy creating and being with one another.
What to bring
All equipment and art materials are provided for. This includes brushes, tools, paint, paper, collage materials.
Please wear painting clothes.
DEFINITELY BRING either old towels or a plastic drop sheet to transport your partially dry paintings in your car after the class!

Suitable for

This class is popular for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Paper Rock Scissors Art Studios, 760 Darling Street, Rozelle NSW

The teacher can also travel within 15km of Rozelle for private classes

Your teacher
Yvette Swan
Yvette Swan

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

4.8 (9)

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, Collage 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 35 solo and group shows in galleries within Australia. Through my work I explore the essence of life – awareness, love, and the source of our being.

In recent years I have taught art as well as meditation classes in Sydney and Northern NSW. Since then I have combined the two to create a fun and relaxing abstract painting, with some meditation, day class. The purpose of this is to allow people to let go of mind ways of being and open to the natural essence they are. From this space the painting is creative, free flowing, and enjoyable. There are no rules as one opens to joy and creation.

I have also created meditation classes (see dates on Classbento website). These came about from my love of being with people and opening to the truth of who we are - awareness. I have explored various avenues to open to awareness and have created classes and one to one sessions from opening myself up to what is real. Behind all the stories and different life situations we are all the one self - awareness. I love that we are awakening more rapidly on this planet in this moment of great change. We are coming back home from within.

I currently create through painting, writing, art and meditation classes, and also provide one to one awareness sessions for people to open to our true self. Whatever medium I use, the purpose behind it is my love to open more deeply to truth and freedom. I am deeply interested in people awakening to who they are. Our creative endeavors are an extension of our natural essence.

Verified reviews

• Apr 2019

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

• Feb 2019

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

• 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.

• Oct 2018

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

• Oct 2018

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

• 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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