Botanical Watercolour Painting

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Get inspired by all summer time flowers and learn how to paint with watercolours

2 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 20

label $55 - $95 (or 4 payments of $13.75 - $23.75 Afterpay)
($55 for Class only, no box, $95 for Class and box)

This is a ClassBento virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Our Live/Box classes have been featured on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Join the talented Blair as she teaches you how to draw beautiful botanicals with watercolour.

Painting with watercolour is one of the simplest ways to express yourself artistically. You'll get expert guidance and demonstrations from Blair to ensure that you finish with a masterpiece.

Blair will show you the steps to draw flowers in different styles, with a focus on the basic techniques in watercolour. If you'd like to draw other flowers, you're welcome to bring some inspirational material and do that too.

If you're planning on organising a 'stay-at-home' event with friends or family, and want the drawings to be special and memorable just for your group, Blair can design and print the drawing template just for you! Please message Blair for a customised topic for your private group booking (available for groups with eight or more participants or at an extra charge for smaller private groups).

At the end of the class, you will have a completed botanical watercolour masterpiece and the skills to continue working with watercolours at home.

Add-ons available for this class

Derwent Brush Set ($15)

Templates(inc shipping) ($20)

You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge Required
Perfect for beginners!
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • One box of 12 colour watercolour palette
  • Paint Brush Set
  • Four templates printed on professional watercolour papers
  • Blank papers (200gsm/ Cason watercolour paper)
  • One 4H pencil
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.

Your teacher
Blair Zhang
Blair Zhang

Watercolour illustrator

4.8 (100)

I've been drawing since when I was a kid, I picked up watercolour as I really like the visuals you can achieve with that medium.

I taught some art workshops while I was in uni, and later continued it part-time. But I was passionate enough that I switched over to do this full time.

I draw in my diaries as a creative way to record my daily life and memories.

I particularly love drawing food (I just love food too much) and still life.

I find watercolour painting to be a very therapeutic hobby.

Hope to see you at one of my future classes!

Verified reviews

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Peter Appleyard  •  Feb 2021

This watercolour course was great! Blair is a very talented artist and explained the concepts quite well.

Melissa Braun  •  Feb 2021

Blair was wonderful, the class was a lot of fun & we had a great time! She’s incredibly talented & made it look so easy - & while the three of us newbies could only dream of results like hers, we were impressed with our attempts, all thanks to her instruction. Highly recommend both this class & Blair, it was so nice to spend a couple of hours being creative, learning a new skill & relaxing our minds. We’re already looking forward to doing another class.

Lauren Planner  •  Nov 2020

Really enjoyable class for our work Christmas party this year. We enjoyed learning a new skill and found it relaxing.

Birgit Beisner  •  Nov 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Blair was an excellent teacher - I didn’t realise painting in water colours required such technical skill, so this was a great introduction.

Katherine Kulakowski  •  Oct 2020

Really loved the class. Blair’s instructions were very clear and she gave us some great techniques to use and practise. I’m looking forward to finishing my protea painting.

Rosa Bonilla  •  Oct 2020

I really enjoyed this class and i hope to attend face to face sessions soon.

Botanical Watercolour Painting review by Rosa Bonilla

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Cynthia Hui  •  Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was informative and friendly. We had a great time in the studio. It was a thoroughly relaxing and fun experience.

Kylie  •  Mar 2020

We did the Botanical Watercolour course with Blair (Mother Goose). She was fantastic. Materials provided were excellent and having an outline print to practice our skills on at the end was a great idea. Her instructions were very clear and easy to follow. The location was clean and spacious and easy to get to. Would highly recommend any of Blair’s classes to anyone. Hoping to do another one next time I’m in Sydney.

Annie Deeth  •  Mar 2020

Blair was so lovely we had the best time with her! It was challenging but achievable and such a fun process. Thanks so much Blair

Lillian Ahenkan  •  Mar 2020

Blair was THE BEST So informative. Can’t wait to come back. Let’s do it again

Lisa Baker  •  Mar 2020

Blair was a great teacher. It was so much fun learning the art of Watercolour. Definitely looking forward to more classes in the future

Mimi Lam  •  Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Blair was so friendly and helpful, she offered us some drinks and snacks! (Thank you Blair!). She was happy to answer any questions and give information about all of the resources that she used. The class space was great! It really set a nice mood for the session, overall I would love to attend more of Blair's workshops :)

Patricia Bustamante  •  Feb 2020

It was a great workshop, everything was provided, the work space very comfortable and the teacher very willing to share artistic knowledge and guidance. Will definitely be on the look out for more workshops.

Ayano Kelly  •  Feb 2020

Blair was a great teacher, she was welcoming and made sure everyone understood her instructions. The room had a peaceful, friendly atmosphere and all our equipment was provided (even snacks and drinks)! We learnt how to do some basic watercolour techniques before working on our own paintings with the help of optional stencils. Everyone produced beautiful botanical watercolours at the end of the class :)

Botanical Watercolour Painting review by Ayano Kelly

Janelle Holden  •  Feb 2020

Blair was such a lovely and kind teacher. She really created an environment where everyone’s skills felt appreciated no matter what their level of experience. She spent as much time as she could shared between each individual. The class was excellent. Only downside was that it went too quickly!

Parivash Charak  •  Feb 2020

Great class!
Blair was excellent as a teacher and really let everyone embrace their own creativity and style.

Botanical Watercolour Painting review by Parivash Charak Sydney

Raymond He  •  Feb 2020

Blair was very patient and helpful. She was well prepared and her instructions were very clear. Perfect class for watercolour beginners!

Julie Andrews  •  Jan 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Blair is an amazing teacher! My daughter and I returned for a second watercolour class with Blair learning Botanical flowers, we both learnt new techniques and really enjoyed the afternoon

Trina Ng  •  Jan 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Well-structured class and a great use of time - Blair taught techniques that helped me build the confidence I needed to complete my first watercolor artwork.
Blair is so friendly and always ready to help and guide.
Wonderful materials, including templates that Blair had thoughtfully prepared to help guide our first artworks.
I'm now inspired to keep practicing.
Thanks, Blair!

Ayah Dalati  •  Jan 2020

I had such a good time painting and learning some techniques. Blair was awesome and super sweet! 10/10

Jennifer Rah  •  Jan 2020

Blair was very attentive and provided good advice. Venue was really easy to find as well.

Jo Goh  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Venue easy to find, great set up, lovely fun teacher, great explanations and demonstrations. Gorgeous floral watercolour workshop, just felt we perhaps didn’t have enough time despite using a stencil! That’s probably more me than anything else

Botanical Watercolour Painting review by Jo Goh

Angela Liu  •  Jan 2020

Great value and teaching. Had the perfect amount of guidance and materials provided were high quality, including templates we were able to take home.

Botanical Watercolour Painting review by Angela Liu Sydney

Alicia Deaudney  •  Jan 2020

Blair is a talented artist and wonderful teacher, and her kind and supportive attitude made this a very enjoyable and creative experience.

Shale Preston  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Enjoyable class with personable teacher. A nice way to spend an afternoon. Best to travel by train or park in a nearby side street off the main road. Can't park on the main road.

Venessa Cowell  •  Jan 2020

Warm delightful teacher
Clear instruction and skills learnt from the class
Will definitely do again
Suggest Blair has her art to purchase on the shelves bc I would have purchased some!
Thank you !

Joanne Lim  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had the class with the lovely teacher. She taught us different techniques on how to watercolour and also provided templates for us and watercolour paint to bring home as well. Lovely experience and will definitely be going to another class with her as she was great.

Painting workshop review by Joanne Lim

Christie White  •  Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Fantastic class - I was a complete beginner with watercolour and came away with some new skills and a painting I was really proud of! Blair was a lovely patient teacher, and also had some templates on hand which was really helpful for those of us less confident with sketching. I'd love to do another one of her classes

Lea Dawson  •  Dec 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Excellent teacher and excellent space. Nice sized class. Came away with some beautiful work. Very happy.

Ingrid Monaghan  •  Sep 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Blair was so lovely and an excellent teacher. She provided us all with tips and tricks as well as great tools for us to create a protea flower.

Jamie Warnert  •  Sep 2019

The class with Blair was great - she was a lovely teacher and very encouraging, even for beginners! She's clearly talented at what she does but breaks down the shapes and colouring to make it look very easy. Venue was perfect and really convenient being right across from the train station. Highly recommend for a relaxing afternoon.

Fiona Cui  •  May 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Blair is very nice and patient. Location is very convenient with public transport. I enjoyed the class a lot.

Naomi Feigl  •  May 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely class to learn with encouragement and fun! I practiced some new techniques and I am keen to develop them further. Thanks, Blair!

Rachel Cheng  •  Apr 2019

I signed up for bontanical watercolor workshop with 4 of my friends and it was a very chill and relaxing time overall! The teacher accommodated to our level of skill and it was a very patient in giving us tips :)

Kenny Nguyen  •  Jan 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Blair was super helpful and I would 100% recommend anyone to come and attend her workshop!

Lindy Barry  •  Jan 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic step by step instructions. Blair was very organised and gives helpful tips to get the process off to a smooth start. She is highly creative and has lots of experience with watercolour techniques. I would love to do more classes with her.

Olga Royfman  •  Nov 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2.5hrs being taught by Blair. She is lovely and very patient. I learned so much and I will probably be back again for another watercolour session.

Painting workshop review by Olga Royfman
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