Fran Cane, painting, jewellery making and textiles teacher

Fran Cane
Lady Bird Design

Lady Bird Design

location_on Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains

5.0 (332)
Instagram followers3k

Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity. The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment.  Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around my passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.






Classes


Painting Class: Palette Knife Painting with a View

4.8 (5)

date_range Fri 14 Jun, 6:30pm

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

1 to 12

label $75 - $89

Essential Oils Blending Workshop for Chakras

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 to 5

label $120 - $129

Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset Class for Couples

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

1 to 2

label $89

Private Watercolour Painting Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

1 on 1

label $195

Make a Silver Ring Class for Couples

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

2

label $290

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop

5.0 (38)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 5

label $180

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings

4.9 (18)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 5

label $139

Perfume Workshop with Essential Oils

5.0 (8)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

3 to 12

label $100

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset

5.0 (31)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

6 to 30

label $45 - $55

Paint and Sip Class: Paint Your Pet

5.0 (6)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

4 to 30

label $69 - $79

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View

5.0 (9)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

4 to 15

label $65

Gelli Printing Workshop

5.0 (6)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 5

label $59

Silver Spinner Ring Making Workshop

5.0 (4)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 5

label $190

Watercolour Painting Course

4.8 (9)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

3 to 12

label $169

Make Beeswax Wraps Workshop

5.0 (5)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 12

label $45

Silver Pendant Jewellery Making Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 5

label $180

Make Your Own Gemstone Ring Workshop

5.0 (4)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls

3 to 5

label $230

Collage Your Pet Workshop

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Wentworth Falls / Mobile

4 to 30

label $35

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art

5.0 (33)

date_range Runs regularly

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 25

label $29

Watercolour Painting at Home: Australian Scenery and Sea

5.0 (6)

date_range Sun 28 Jul, 4:30pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 30

label $145

Creative Collage: Magazine Paper Collage

5.0 (2)

date_range Sun 23 Jun, 5pm

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 25

label Free

Watercolour Painting at Home: Eucalyptus Blossoms and Leaves

5.0 (8)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

5 to 50

label $39

Watercolour Painting at Home: Australian Plants and Birds

5.0 (7)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

6 to 20

label $145

Paint and Sip at Home

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

5 to 50

label $39

Make a Fun Pet Collage

5.0 (2)

ondemand_video

Pre-recorded

label $20

Watercolour Painting at Home for Mother's Day: Free Class

5.0 (4)

date_range Contact for details

videocam

LIVE STREAMING

1 to 25

label Free

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Reviews

(332)


Kelly Peterson May 2024


A group of friends. Had a private class with Fran. We had a great day! Enjoyed learning how to make the silver ring and then keep what we made.

Fran was fun and knowledgeable and very helpful. Would recommend this to anyone that wants to spend 5 hours with friends, learn something new and take a silver ring home afterwards.

Anastasia Joseski May 2024

89 ClassBento workshops attended • 54 reviews


Fran is very lovely teacher who made the learning fun. Watercolours can be tricky but Fran had lots of tips and tricks and the class was full of giggles.

Megan Apr 2024

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Had so much fun making this collage, Fran always has the best suggestions, it's something everyone can do of any age, ability, singles, families, groups, its perfect for all, plus it's a great way to use up old magazines, papers etc, recycling at its best, old is new again.

Creative Collage: Magazine Paper Collage review by Megan

Megan Apr 2024

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Thanks, Fran, for being so wonderful and doing one of your amazing classes for free, it was great fun, and the templates were really helpful.

Watercolour Painting at Home for Mother's Day: Free Class review by Megan

Georgia Forst Apr 2024


My family and I attended Frans paint and sip class for my Mums 60th birthday and had a wonderful time.
We all had a fantastic time painting, laughing and enjoyed being creative together. It was a very special evening that won’t be forgotten.
Fran is an excellent teacher who was very patient and encouraging of us. She is very kind and funny and she made the event very relaxing and fun.
I would 100% recommend this class for a birthday present to someone special but it’s worth a visit for any occasion at all!
Will definitely be coming back again and very keen to try the other classes available.

Rezwana Bashir Apr 2024


Fran has created the best online watercolour class! I really looked forward to every session and learnt so much! I can’t wait for the next round of class!

Richard Young Apr 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great introductory class to waterpainting. Achieved so much more than I expected in the timeframe!

Fran was very patient considering that I've never really done any art since I was a kid.

Sofi Mar 2024


I love any course with Fran. I have done a few. She a really good communicator, she cares about how you are progressing. By the end of the class you understand the technics well. This class is definitely worth it

Joanne Gunn Mar 2024


My first go at collage - instructions were well presented and being able to see participants and instructor's pieces develop was great - definitely a creativity blast.

Megan Feb 2024

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


The theme this time was "You", we had to include things we liked. Looking forward to see what everyone does for the next one.

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Megan

Teacher's response

Wow Megan, what a fantastic collage. Just love having this creative time with you

Megan Feb 2024

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


We are learning how to paint scenes and underwater things including whales during this 4-week course, love how there are recordings so one can refer back if needed or if a class is missed etc.

Painting class review by Megan

Megan Feb 2024

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Fran's watercolour classes are always huge fun and everyone learns heaps including this one, loved the Valentine theme.

Watercolour Painting at Home for Valentine's Day: Free Class review by Megan

Chandu Feb 2024


This is my seond experience painting with Fran. She is professional, helpful, down to earth and so welcoming. A fun activity for a group to share together.

Teacher's response

Thank you Chandu, it was a pleasure to host for you and your friends for a paint n sip. Looking forward to next time.

Daniel Forsyth Feb 2024


The class was really intimate and easy to follow. Fran gave good guidance but also allowed plenty of freedom to make what I wanted. I’ve now got two earrings which I’m loving to wear. Great class

Teacher's response

Daniel is was a pleasure to host you for the silver earring class. Your earrings are fantastic and I'm glad to hear that you are loving wearing them.

Richelle Coundrelis Feb 2024


Excellent class, great direction and easy to follow! Would recommend it to anyone who wants to give water painting a go

Teacher's response

It was a pleasure to host you Richelle, I especially as you were online with a group of your card making friends. Enjoy your watercolour painting new skills

Bianca Villani Feb 2024

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


A fun free class with new techniques and playful vibe. We created four valentines cards in this session and practiced, resistance painting technique, wet on wet and poking. Thanks for your generous time, Fran.

Watercolour Painting at Home for Valentine's Day: Free Class review by Bianca Villani

Teacher's response

Bianca I always enjoy hosting you in my classes and can see how your watercolour skills are developing, well done.

Catherine Joynes Feb 2024


Fran creates a very friendly and supportive learning environment. She demonstrates techniques and allows us to practise before applying them to our project. I am thoroughly enjoying this course. Thank you.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Catherine. I'm glad to hear that that are thoroughly enjoying the watercolour course and that you appreciate the friendly and supportive learning environment I strive to create.

I believe that that-on practice is essential for learning and growth, so I'm glad that you found value in the techniques demonstrations and the opportunity to practice them before applying them to your project. It's important to me that my students feel confident and prepared as they explore their creativity.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to be a part of your learning journey.

Candace Feb 2024


This was a fabulous painting class. We were painting a wood dragon for the Chinese New Yar. The class was fun and stress-free even for beginners. Fran walks you through step by step, giving you guidance and tips all the way. Definitely will be doing another class with Fran.

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Candace - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Candace, I'm thrilled to hear hear you had such a great time in the painting class for the Chinese New Year.

I'm glad that the class was enjoyable. Creating a relaxed and comfortable environment is important to me, so it's wonderful to know that you felt at ease throughout the class.

I truly appreciate your recommendation and your intention to join another class with me. I would be delighted to have you as a student again and continue to share the joy and creativity together.

Emilia Hornas Jan 2024


Wonderful experience with a super friendly and helpful teacher, Fran. Was very attentive and we were to work through each step with ease while enjoying an amazing view. Cannot recommend enough!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Emilia, I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience with me as your teacher.

It brings me joy to know that you were able to work through the process with ease while enjoying the class atmosphere and amazing view.

I truly appreciate your recommendation. Word-of-mouth is invaluable to me, and I'm grateful that you would recommend my teaching to others.

Nic Beard Jan 2024


Fran was the perfect host and great with the tips on how to paint my lovely cat. It was a very friendly atmosphere and the studio was great- lots of room. Tea, coffee and biscuits were provided. All in all I had a wonderful time and would highly recommend Fran’s classes. Paint and materials were provided so it was great value

Teacher's response

I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful time in my painting class, Nic! Thank you for your kind words and recommendation.

Creating a friendly and welcoming atmosphere is important to me, so I'm glad that you found the studio to be a great space. It's always a pleasure to provide a comfortable and inspiring environment for my students.

I'm also happy to hear that you found my tips helpful in painting your lovely cat. Guiding my students and providing useful techniques is something I strive for, so it's great to know that it was beneficial to you.

It's wonderful to know that you had such a positive experience and that you would highly recommend my classes. Your recommendation means a lot to me, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have taught and inspired you in the world of painting.

Thank you again, Nic, for your kind words. I'm delighted to have been your host and I hope to see you again in future classes!

Juliet Mercer Jan 2024


Fran was a great teacher, interesting and fun.
The venue was well set up, all materials were provided - including nibbles. I thought it was very good value for money as we each made and took home samples of perfume/creams to use.
Lots of knowledge was provided about each oil and what they are used for.

Teacher's response

I'm glad to hear that you had a great experience experience my perfume-making class, and I I your kind words about my teaching style. It's always rewarding to hear that my students find the classes interesting and fun.

Thank you for mentioning that I provided lots of knowledge about each oil and its uses. I believe that learning about the ingredients and their properties is an important part of the perfume-making process, so I'm glad that you found this aspect valuable.

I'm also pleased to hear that you thought the class offered good value for money. It's important to me that my students feel like they are getting a worthwhile experience, and I'm glad that you felt that way.

Thank you again for your positive review and for allowing me to share my passion for perfume-making with you. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have taught and inspired you in this creative art form.

Joanne Sparks Dec 2023


This class is very timely and practical for sure. Also, I love that we are painting Australian flowers. With Fran's guidance, I was able to achieve beautiful results with cards I am proud to give to others. Fran is inspirational and practical at the same time. Cards for holidays and other occasions are always needed and how lovely to be able to produce ones yourself that you can give to your friends and family.

Joanne Dec 2023


This was a very fun class and my first time painting with palette knives and second time with acrylic paints. Wow. Fran supports you to learn something completely new and demonstrates the techniques required and you have loads of fun! I still can't believe I was able to paint this colourful kookaburra in my first palette knife class. Way to go, Fran! Thank you very much. Also, I got so many comments and likes in my social media for this effort. Amazing!

Painting class review by Joanne - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, JoAnne, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a fun and enjoyable time during your palette knife painting class. It's always exciting to try something new, and I'm glad that I could introduce you to the world of palette knives and acrylic paints.

I'm so impressed that you were able to create such a colourful and beautiful Kookaburra in your first palette knife class. Your talent and creativity shine through in your painting! It's wonderful to see my students achieve such great results and gain confidence in their artistic abilities.

I'm also thrilled to hear that you received so many positive comments and likes on social media for your painting. It's always rewarding to share our creations with others and receive recognition for our efforts. Keep up the great work!

Thank you very much for your kind words and for choosing my class. It was a pleasure to have you as a student, and I'm glad that I could create a supportive and enjoyable environment for you to explore your creativity. Keep painting and creating, JoAnne!

Joanne Sparks Dec 2023


This class was excellent as it helped me make a significant improvement in my technique for painting waves. The proof is in the results! Fran, as always, is patient and takes the class along at just the right pace. She is superb at teaching in person or online. I will definitely continue to take classes with her.
You can see the practice techniques part in the first two photos and then the aerial view of the beach and the waves. I am extremely pleased with what I was able to achieve in this class.

Hilary Dec 2023


I learnt a lot doing the acrylic palette knife painting class with Fran.
Fran taught me different techniques with the large selection of paints and palette knives she provided.
I was given creative freedom do my own artwork with the help of Frans creative advice and guidance.

I had such a nice time and met others in the class. It was nice being in her art studio sitting amounts all of the other artworks on the wall.

Painting class review by Hilary - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Hilary, for your fantastic review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a a time in my palette knife painting class.

It's wonderful to know that you found the different techniques I taught you to be helpful. I believe in providing a variety of tools and techniques to give my students creative freedom and options for their artwork. I'm thrilled that you felt empowered to create your own artwork with my guidance.

I'm also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the class environment and had the chance to meet and connect with other aspiring artists. Being surrounded by artwork in my studio is always inspiring, and I'm glad that you had the opportunity to experience that during your class.

Thank you again, Hilary, for your kind words and recommendation. It was a pleasure to have you in my class, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my knowledge and passion for acrylic palette knife painting with you.

Tiffany Dec 2023


Fran our teacher was really good very happy with the class, explained and demonstrates techniques easily, and simply, her art studio is comfortable with air conditioning as it was a warm day, all materials were provided, takes a bit of practice to get used to working with palette knives, liked using this painting method as it creatives a lot of texture in paintings, think I would like to return to one of Frans classes again to continue to learn and practise more, thanks Fran for a great class Alot of fun highly recommend it. Try finding the fish in my painting.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Tiffany, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely experience in my art class.

Creating texture in paintings with palette knives can be a bit challenging at first, but it sounds like you enjoyed the process and found it rewarding. It's always exciting to experiment with different painting methods and see the unique effects they create.

Keep up the great work and happy painting!

Karen Davidson Dec 2023


Fran is a creative genius and happy to impart her knowledge.

We thoroughly enjoyed the silver ring in a day workshop and will cherish our pieces forever.

Wonderful experience with family or friends.
Highly recommend.
We'll be back!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Karen, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your daughter had such a fantastic time at the silver ring class.

I'm glad that you found the workshop to be a memorable and enjoyable experience. Creating special moments and lasting pieces is what I strive for, so I'm delighted to hear that you will cherish your rings forever.

Thank you for recommending the workshop to others. Word-of-mouth referrals are invaluable to small businesses like mine, and I truly appreciate it.

I look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Rosi Dec 2023


Fran introduced our small class to the palette knife technique using acrylic paints and a thickening agent (mixed with the paint) to produce a thick medium to apply to a canvas board.
Frans instructions were clear and the lesson was very organised with all materials provided by Fran. The step by step instructions were easy to follow.
The lesson was fun and everyone in the class produced a lovely artwork.
I can't wait to do another of Frans Palette knife classes.
Highly recommended.

Painting class review by Rosi - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed my palette knife class, Rosi! Thank you for your lovely review and recommendation.

I'm glad that you found the instructions clear and the lesson well-organised. It's important to me that my students feel supported and comfortable throughout the class, so I'm glad that you found the step-by-step instructions easy to follow.

I'm excited to hear that you're looking forward to taking another one of my palette knife classes. I'd be thrilled to have you join another session and explore more techniques and artistic possibilities.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for the palette knife technique with you.

Kaydee Dec 2023


Fran, as always, is a good and patient teacher. She helped me with the drawing and then a lot with technique. It isn't really my 'medium' but it was a fun afternoon and I learned some new things. Back to watercolour.

Painting Class: Palette Knife Painting with a View review by Kaydee - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Kaydee, for your lovely review! I'm glad that you found me to be a good and patient teacher. Creating a supportive and encouraging environment for my students is important to me, so I'm glad that I was able to provide that for you.

While watercolor may not be your preferred medium, I'm glad that you were still able to enjoy the experience and take something away from it. Exploring different art forms and techniques can expand our skills and creativity, so I'm glad that you were open to trying something new.

I'm glad that I could contribute to your artistic journey.

Lyndal Dec 2023


Super friendly and accomodating. She made the class achievable for someone who had never painted, I left feeling like I had learnt something and painted something that ordinarily I would have thought was way to difficult.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Lyndal, for your kind words! I'm so happy to hear that I made the class enjoyable and accessible to you and your team, many who had never painted before. It means a lot to me that you left feeling like you learned something and accomplished something you thought was difficult. I look forward to hosting more classes and helping you continue to explore your artistic talents

Sarah Dec 2023


Thank you so much Fran. We had a great time & you were so patient with us. We will definitely be recommending this to everyone when visiting blue mountains.

Teacher's response

Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic time with me in the Blue Mountains. I truly appreciate your kind words and am delighted that you found the class to be so enjoyable for you and your team.
I look forward to welcoming you back, and please don't hesitate to recommend me to all your friends and family visiting the area.

Megan Nov 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Theme - Red or Green
Nothing is better on a 40+ day than to be inside, aircon on, with a fantastic teacher & great people doing fun collages. Even better when new ones join. Would sooo recommend for all everyone, come once & give it a go. I did & never stopped.

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Megan

Teacher's response

Thank you, Megan, for sharing your positive experience with me! It sounds like the creative collage session was the perfect escape on hot days. I'm delighted to hear that great company of me as well as the other students, made it even more enjoyable. I appreciate your recommendation and your on-going support of my classes.

Carissa Bonner Nov 2023


Really enjoyed this series of watercolour classes learning different techniques for native flowers and birds. Thank you!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Carissa, for your wonderful review! I'm delighted to hear that you really enjoyed the series of watercolour classes and learned different watercolour techniques. It's always a joy to share my knowledge and passion for watercolour with students like you.

Your words of gratitude mean a lot to me, and I'm thrilled that you found the classes enjoyable and informative. It's my goal to create a positive and inspiring environment for my students to learn and grow their artistic skills.

Thank you once again for your your words and for choosing to join my watercolour classes. I hope you continue to explore and create beautiful artworks inspired by nature. If you have any more questions or want to delve deeper into watercolour techniques, feel free to reach out. Keep painting and happy creating!

Rezwana Bashir Nov 2023

42 ClassBento workshops attended • 30 reviews


Fran is one of the best watercolour teachers ! I have learnt so much from her and these series are some of the best classes! I can’t wait to do more classes with her next year !

Watercolour Painting at Home: Australian Plants and Birds review by Rezwana Bashir

Teacher's response

Thank you, Rezwana, for your glowing review! I'm thrilled to hear that you've learned so much from my watercolour classes and that you consider me one of the best teachers in this medium. It's truly an honour.

I'm glad to hear that the series of classes have been beneficial to you and that you're excited to continue learning with me next year. I'm equally excited to have you join me in more classes and to continue supporting your growth as an artist.

Thank you for your kind words and for choosing me as your watercolour teacher. I'm grateful to have students like you who are enthusiastic and eager to learn. I can't wait to see what beautiful artwork you create in the future.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if there's anything specific you'd like to learn in future classes. Until then, happy painting and keep up the great work!

Alex Nov 2023


A great class and fun as well. The teacher was always attentive to detail and we finished our art work with success. I have learnt specially how to do feathers amongst other aspects of this project. I was very happy with my finished artwork and will frame it. Thank you so much.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Alex, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great time in my collage art class and that you found it both fun and sociable. It's always my aim to provide an attentive and detailed teaching approach, so I'm glad that you felt supported throughout the process.

It's always rewarding to see my students grow and develop new skills. I'm sure your finished artwork turned out beautifully, and framing it is a great idea to showcase your talent!

Thank you again for your kind words and for choosing my class. It was a pleasure having you as a student, and I hope to see you again in future classes. Keep up the great work and continue exploring your artistic abilities. Best of luck on all your future art endeavors!

Robyn Nov 2023


Fran was a great host. Set everything up at the venue we hired. She was just the right mix of instructional and allowing participants their own direction. It was a supportive and fun atmosphere for all levels of art skills!

All materials were provided and we really enjoyed painting our pet portraits for our end of year work gathering.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Robyn, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that Fran was a great host and created a supportive and fun atmosphere for your end of year work gathering. It's wonderful that Fran set everything up at the venue and provided all the materials needed for your pet portrait painting activity.

I'm glad that participants of all art skill levels felt comfortable and were able to enjoy the activity. Painting pet portraits sounds like a delightful and personal way to celebrate the end of the year.

Thank you again for your kind words, Robyn, and for choosing Fran as your host. I hope you and your colleagues had a memorable and enjoyable time painting your pet portraits. Keep up the great work and continue to explore your artistic talents in the future!

Megan Nov 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


These classes are just the best, always learn sooo much and Fran is the best teacher, love getting the templates which are a huge help. Can't wait for the next one.

Painting class review by Megan

Teacher's response

I'm glad to hear that you found found templates provided in the class to be helpful. It's always my goal to provide resources and materials that support your learning and make the process easier for you. I'm thrilled that you're looking forward to to next class and I I't wait to teach you even more.

Thank you again for your kind words, Megan, and for choosing my classes. It means a lot to me that you appreciate my teaching style and find value in what I offer. I look forward to seeing you in the next class and continuing to help you learn and grow. Keep up the great work and keep enjoying the learning process!

Bianca Villani Oct 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


Today we had our first of four watercolour classes with Fran.

Our first project, the banksia was a fun introduction to painting Australian birds and flowers. As always Fran provided handouts and a template via email before the class. Then online she explains each step and provides practice time before starting on the final artwork.

I haven’t painted in a few months, so it was lovely to wet the pallet and get painting with Fran once again. I am always surprised at what I can achieve with Fran’s guidance and look forward to next fortnight’s class.

Painting class review by Bianca Villani

Teacher's response

Thank you, Bianca, for your enthusiastic review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first watercolour online course with me and that you found the project on banksia painting to be a fun introduction to Australian birds and flowers. I'm pleased to hear that you appreciated the handouts and templates beforehand, as well as explanations and practice time during the online class.

I completely understand the feeling of joy and surprise when achieving something with the guidance of a skilled instructor like me :) . Watercolour painting can sometimes be challenging, but with the right teacher, it becomes a rewarding and fulfilling journey.

Thank you for choosing my online watercolour classes and for sharing your positive experience. I'm equally excited to have you as a student and look forward to continue guiding you in exploring and expanding your watercolour skills in the upcoming classes.

Keep up the great work and enjoy the process of creating beautiful watercolour artworks. Best wishes for your artistic journey.

Robyn L McInerney Oct 2023


Fran was absolutely amazing
She made us all feel very comfortable with what we were painting
Fran was very understanding and attentive to making sure the venue for the paint and sip was equipped to handle any weather situation
And kept the communication happening ✅
The Kyah where we stayed was such an excellent venue to host a hens weekend
Much appreciation to all the staff especially Jess

Teacher's response

Thank you, Robyn, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that the Hens Party paint n sip was absolutely amazing. It's great to hear your positive feedback, that you found me attentive and understanding, ensuring that the venue was well-equipped to handle any weather situation.

The Kyah venue was excellent, and I'm glad it provided the perfect setting for your hens weekend. Jess and the rest of the staff deserve appreciation for their excellent service.

Thank you again for your kind words, Robyn, and for choosing me as your host. It's lovely to hear that she made your event a memorable one. Keep up the great work and continue enjoying your artistic experiences in the future!

Cath Oct 2023


a lovely day with a fabulous teacher. All four of us were delighted with what we were able to produce and we had such fun. Fran is delightful and cleverly knows when to advise, when to help and when to not :) highly recommended

Teacher's response

Thank you, Cath, for your lovely review! I'm delighted to hear that you though I was a fabulous teacher and that I was able to make your day so enjoyable. It's wonderful that all four of you were delighted with what you were able to made plus that you had fun.

I appreciate the positive feedback on how I was able to cleverly know when to advise, when to help, and when to step back. That kind of guidance and support can make all the difference in creating a positive experience and helps me to continually improve as an instructor.

Thank you again for your kind words, Cath, and for recommending me.

Jessica Dhiacou Oct 2023


We had such a wonderful time at Fran’s class! She was very friendly, generous with her time and took us through the basics of watercolour well so that by the end we had 2 completed paintings to take home. A great idea for a girls day out in the Blue Mountains!

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Jessica Dhiacou - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Jessica, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic time in my watercolour class. It's lovely to hear that you felt I friendly, generous with my time, and that I provided excellent instruction.

I'm glad that by the end of the class, you and your friends had two completed watercolour paintings to take home.

Thank you again for your kind words, Jessica, and for recommending my class as a great idea for a girls' day out in the Blue Mountains. Keep up the great work and continue to explore your artistic talents!

Cynthia Tang Sep 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I attended a watercolour painting class with a friend at Fran's place in the blue mountains. Her studio was very cute and situated in a lovely peaceful area with a great view out. Fran was a wonderful teacher, patient, and super welcoming. She got us to practice some basic watercolouring skills first before allowing us to create two different paintings. I had a wonderful time at Frans, she was super accomodating for us as we were late due to an accident on the road, and she had tea, coffee and snacks throughout her class. All in all a great class and can't wait to try out some of the techniques I learnt from her today!

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Cynthia Tang - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Cynthia, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your friend had a wonderful time at my watercolour painting class in the Blue Mountains. It sounds like you truly enjoyed the peaceful and lovely setting of my studio, with its great view.

I'm delighted that you found me to be a patient and welcoming teacher. I believe that practicing basic watercolouring skills before diving into creating your own paintings is essential, and I'm glad that you found the approach helpful. It's great to hear that you had a positive experience with the techniques I taught you.

Your satisfaction is my priority, and I'm pleased to have met your expectations.

Thank you again for your kind words, Cynthia. I appreciate your recommendation, and I hope you continue to explore and enjoy watercolour painting using the techniques you learned in my class. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to any future classes you may attend!

Cassie Hatton Sep 2023


Fran was fantastic. She provided everything we needed to paint and provided guidance for us to create our masterpieces. We loved our experience and would highly recommend.

Paint and Sip Class: Paint Your Pet review by Cassie Hatton - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Cassie, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that I provided everything you needed for your Hens Party painting experience and that you felt I guided you in creating your masterpieces. It's wonderful that you loved your overall experience.

I pride myself on being dedicated to ensuring that anyone who attends one of my classes has a great time and receives all the support they need to create beautiful artworks. I'm glad that you found my guidance to be helpful and that I provided everything necessary for your painting session.

Thank you again for your kind words, Cassie, and for recommending my class as a memorable Hen's party experience for anyone visiting the Blue Mountains.

Anna Quinn Sep 2023


Fran was knowledgeable about what we were doing and provided plenty of guidance in the earring making process. We were supplied with all the necessary materials as well as a test piece of copper to practice techniques on. Great day out!

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Anna Quinn - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Anna, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you found me knowledgeable and that I provided plenty of guidance during the earring making process. I'm glad you found the supplied materials and the test piece of copper helpful for practicing techniques.

It's great to hear that you had a great day out and enjoyed the earring making experience. Thank you again for your kind kind, Anna. I appreciate your recommendation and hope you wear your beautiful earrings with pride

Megan Sep 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Today's theme was - Quotes. I chose "The Early Bird gets the Worm, but the Second Mouse gets the Cheese". Loved what was done by the others in the class, amazing work.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Elspeth Crosby Sep 2023

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 51 reviews


Thanks Fran - very enjoyable and I learned some new and interesting techniques - salt sprinkling included!

Rezwana Bashir Sep 2023

42 ClassBento workshops attended • 30 reviews


Fran is a very good teacher! This the second series of artworks that I did with her ! I have learnt so much from
Her and the final peace’s are great ! I can’t wait for more classes

Megan Sep 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Loved this free class by Fran Cane who is a great teacher, learnt so much from her. Would highly recommend this class for everyone.

Learn How to Paint Watercolour Waves: Free Class review by Megan

Megan Sep 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Thanks Fran, for doing this great class again. Learnt even more doing it again as I could pick up bits that I missed the first time. This is a great beginner's class as you have nothing to lose & everything to gain in discovering an amazing teacher & a new skill.

Painting class review by Megan

Maribel Magnaye Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fran was an excellent teacher. We had a great time creating different perfumes and lotions. Highly recommended!

Teacher's response

I'm delighted that you and your friends had a great time creating different perfumes and lotions in my class. It's always rewarding to hear that my students enjoyed themselves and found the experience valuable.

I'm grateful for your kind kind and recommendation. It was a pleasure to have you in my class, and I hope that you continue to explore and enjoy creating your own unique fragrances and personal care products.

Thank you again, Cath!

Lily Rhodes Aug 2023


Fran curated a wonderful paint and sip experience for us. She was great at communicating with us in advance to find the right piece for us to paint. Her studio is welcoming and well-equipped and her thoughtful touches with snacks and drinks were very appreciated. We had such a fun time and would recommend to other groups looking for a fun and intimate activity.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Lily, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic paint and sip experience at my studio. It was a pleasure to curate the perfect piece for you and communicate with you in advance to ensure a personalised and enjoyable session.

I'm delighted that you found my studio welcoming and well-equipped. Creating a comfortable and inspiring environment for my guests is important to me, so I'm glad you appreciated the thoughtful touches with snacks and drinks.

It's fantastic to hear that you had such a fun activity with your group. Providing a memorable and enjoyable experience is always my goal. I genuinely appreciate your recommendation to other groups who are looking for a fun and engaging activity.

Thank you again for your kind words, Lily. I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your group back in the future for another wonderful paint and sip experience. Keep creating and enjoying the arts!

Bianca Villani Aug 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


A wonderful free class on how to paint waves. I cannot wait to continue to add white foam and enhance the appearance of the waves as each layer dries. Thanks for a great lesson and the gift of your time.

Painting class review by Bianca Villani

Anthony White Aug 2023


Fran was a fantastic teacher and host. She welcomed us to her home with a big warm smile, and was very engaging throughout the whole session. My family and I had a wonderful time learning some basic new skills, teasing each other and laughing. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to do something different for a birthday, or weekly activity. My family and I walked away from this experience wondering why he hadn't done it sooner, and how we could incorporate it more often. Thanks so much Fran for helping us celebrate my mothers 75th.

Painting class review by Anthony White - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Anthony, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a fantastic experience with me as your teacher and host. I'm so glad to hear that you had a lot of fun learning new skills, teasing each other, and laughing throughout the session.

Creating a warm and engaging atmosphere is something I strive for in all my classes, so I'm glad to hear that I welcomed you with a big warm smile and kept you engaged throughout the whole session. It's wonderful that you and your family had such a great time time that you're already thinking about incorporating this activity more often.

I'm honoured that you chose to celebrate your mother's 75th birthday with one of my classes, and I'm delighted to hear that it was a memorable experience for all of you. Birthdays and weekly activities are great opportunities to try something different, and I'm glad that my paint n sip class provided that for you.

Once again, thank you so much for your kind words, Anthony. I appreciate your recommendation, and I hope that you and your family continue to enjoy new experiences and celebrate special occasions in unique ways.

Megan Aug 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Love these painting classes with Fran, they are such good value as you get 4 detailed classes over a few weeks and the best bit is that if you can't make a class or don't get to finish you work then Fran sends a recording of the class to everyone so they can do it later when they have time. The classes are always interesting and different but most of all relaxing and fun.

Painting class review by Megan

Claire Cooke Aug 2023

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews


This class is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I love sitting down with my paints and trying something new.

Painting class review by Claire Cooke

Teacher's response

Thank you, Claire, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that my watercolour online course provided the perfect way for you to spend a few Sunday afternoons. It brings me joy to know that you enjoyed sitting down with your paints and trying something new.

Creating a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere is something I strive for in all my classes, and I'm glad that you felt comfortable and inspired during your time with me It's great to hear that you had fun exploring your creativity and experimenting with different techniques.

Thank you again for your kind words, Claire. I appreciate your feedback and I hope that you continue to find joy in your artistic pursuits.

Lindy Aug 2023


It was a very fun day , Fran was a great teacher and we all came home with fantastic ring

Teacher's response

Thank you, Fran, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a very fun day and that I was able to contribute to your enjoyment as a great teacher. Providing a fun and engaging experience is always my goal, so it's fantastic to hear that you had a great time.

I'm glad that you and your family were able to come home with fantastic silver rings. It's always a joy to see the creations that my students make and to know that they are proud of their work.

Thank you again for your kind words, Fran. I appreciate your feedback.

Jane Bradshaw Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fran was fabulous
She made us all feel very comfortable with her relaxed way of teaching art.
Such a great experience and fun too

Teacher's response

I appreciate your feedback and I'm glad that I could create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for you all to enjoy while learning art. Making my students feel at ease is important to me, so it's wonderful to hear that you felt comfortable throughout the class.

I'm delighted that you had a great experience and found it to be fun as well. Art should be enjoyable and I strive to make my classes engaging and entertaining. It's fantastic to hear that you had a great time while also learning new skills.

Thank you again for your your words, Jane. I truly appreciate your review and I hope to have the opportunity to teach and inspire you in the future. Keep creating and having fun with art!

Michelle Jul 2023


Loved this intimate watercolour painting class! Fran our teacher was brilliant & we had an excellent time! Thoroughly recommend

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Michelle  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Michelle, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you loved our intimate watercolour painting class and had such a brilliant time. It's always a joy for me to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for my students.

I'm so happy that you enjoyed your experience with me as your teacher. Learning new skills while having a great time is the perfect combination, and I'm glad that I was able to provide that for you.

Thank you once again for recommending my watercolour painting class. Your recommendation means a lot to me and I hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future for more creative and enjoyable experiences. Keep painting and creating beautiful art!

Megan Jul 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Today's class was sooo much fun, the time just flew by as it does when you're having such fun with people who are just the nicest in the world. Today's theme was "Beach Holiday" & it's amazing how all their projects are always totally brilliant & unique.

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Megan

Fotini Jul 2023


Fran runs fabulous creative classes with plenty of ideas for everyone to enjoy. Highly recommended and I am a happy repeat customer.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Fotini, for your kind review! I'm thrilled to hear that you highly recommend my creative classes and that you're a happy repeat customer. It's always a joy for me to share my ideas and provide a variety of options for everyone to enjoy.

I'm delighted that you've had a great experience with me as your teacher and that you've found plenty of ideas to inspire you. It's important for me to create a stimulating and inclusive environment where everyone feels comfortable and motivated to explore their creativity.

Thank you again for your recommendation, Fotini. I genuinely appreciate your support and I look forward to welcoming you back to my classes in the future for more creative adventures. Keep enjoying and embracing your creativity!

Bianca Villani Jul 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


I love the creative home project collage classes with Fran. It’s a great opportunity to ‘play’ with art whilst chatting to and getting inspiration from others. Today’s Holiday Escape theme was an opportunity to rewind and relax without taking a vacation. I look forward to the next DIY craft afternoon , thanks.

R Ismail Jul 2023

111 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews


Great session and company as always. Love the outcome and learning watercolour botanical. Always look forward to more session!

R Ismail Jul 2023

111 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews


Great session and company as always. Love the outcome. Will practise more. Look forward to more session.

Megan Jul 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Thanks heaps Fran for this fun & fantastic class.
It was also really super nice of you to do it for free for everyone.

Painting class review by Megan

Penny Jul 2023


I've done a few classes with Fran now and every time I'm surprised and quite chuffed at how well I've painted! Not knowing anything about painting, but finding it lots of fun, I keep going back to do more classes :-) I'm learning so much!

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Penny  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Penny, for your wonderful review! I'm delighted to hear that you've had a great experience in my painting classes and that you keep coming back for more. It's always a pleasure for me to see my students improve and enjoy the process of painting.

I'm thrilled that you've found the classes fun and that you're learning so much. As someone who didn't have any prior knowledge about painting, it's amazing to see your progress and enthusiasm. Creating a supportive and enjoyable environment is crucial for me, so I'm glad that you feel comfortable and motivated to keep exploring your artistic side.

Thank you again for your kind words, Penny. Your satisfaction and growth as an artist mean a lot to me. I look forward to continuing our classes together and witnessing your continued development. Keep embracing your creativity and enjoying the journey!

Nia W Jul 2023


Fran’s watercolour class was lovely and relaxing. Fran is a very kind and clear teacher, she checked in on how we were all getting alone and gave lots of encouragement. I would recommend her class!

Teacher's response

Your satisfaction and enjoyment mean a lot to me as a teacher, and I'm glad that you had a positive experience in my online watercolour class. It was a pleasure to have you as a student, and I appreciate your recommendation. Keep up the great work with your watercolour painting!

Bianca Villani Jul 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


Fran’s watercolour classes are instructional and very detailed. She explains what she is doing each steps of the way and regularly checks in with each participant.
It is rewarding to see what I can achieve with Fran’s guidance and some inexpensive paint supplies.
Fran’s classes never disappoint and tonight was a calm, relaxing way to spend Saturday night at home.
I cannot wait for the next watercolour class.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Bianca, for your lovely review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my online watercolour classes and found them to be instructional and detailed. It's wonderful to hear that you appreciate my explanations and guidance throughout the steps of the painting process.

I'm also thrilled to hear that you were able to achieve rewarding results with just some inexpensive paint supplies. I firmly believe that art should be accessible to everyone, regardless of the materials they have, and it's fantastic to see you prove that with your beautiful artwork.

I'm delighted that you found the class to be a calm and relaxing way to spend your Saturday night at home. Creating a peaceful and enjoyable environment is important to me, especially in these challenging times. I'm glad that my class could provide a peaceful escape for you.

Thank you again for your kind words, Bianca. I'm excited to have you in my future watercolour classes and I look forward to continuing to support and inspire your artistic journey. Keep up the great work and keep exploring the wonderful world of watercolour painting!

Monica Soto Jun 2023


Fran was wonderful, friendly and engaging. She explained things clearly and provided lots, lots encouragement.
The venue is inviting with espectacular views.
Highly recommended

Teacher's response

Thank you, Monica, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that I left such a positive impression on you with my friendly and engaging demeanour. I’m so pleased to hear that you felt that I was able to explain things clearly and provide lots of encouragement throughout the class. I strive, in all my classes, to make my students feel supported and motivated.
Additionally, I'm delighted to know that you found the venue inviting, with spectacular views. A beautiful setting can really enhance the overall experience and make it even more enjoyable.
Thank you again for your high recommendation. It means a lot to me, and I appreciate your kind words. I look forward to welcoming you back and providing you with more exceptional experiences in the future.

Bianca Villani Jun 2023

26 ClassBento workshops attended • 27 reviews


I was too unwell to attend this class which was thoroughly disappointing. I always learn new tricks and watercolour techniques from Fran. I hope this class reruns at a later date. Fran was polite and understanding when I messaged her.

Megan Jun 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


A cool Christmas project that has a nice Aussie touch to it with the added bonus of being able to give it your own personal spin. Fran is a brilliant teacher who is so patient & she also sends out templates, ideas beforehand, then during class if you make an error, she has good ideas to fix them or if like me, it's a major one, then she helps you start again with suggestions for an easier version.

Painting class review by Megan

Rezwana Bashir Jun 2023

42 ClassBento workshops attended • 30 reviews


This is a great teacher who explains the techniques very well! Also the final artworks are also beautiful! I highly recommend this class

Claire Cooke Jun 2023

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews


This class is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I have really enjoyed getting my paints out and trying new techniques. Fran gently guides the class through a relaxed and compassionate approach. She also takes the time to get to know everyone and foster a welcoming environment.

Watercolour Painting at Home: Australian Plants and Birds review by Claire Cooke

Candace Jun 2023


What a fabulous day making a silver gemstone ring. Fran is so talented and patient, helped out with design ideas and some of the tricky bits. Everything is provided and I’ve walked away with new skills and a beautiful piece of jewellery that I will treasure. Signing up for another class right now. Thanks Fran

Make Your Own Gemstone Ring Workshop review by Candace  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Candace, for your fabulous review! I'm absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a great day making your silver gemstone ring in my class. It was a pleasure to help you with design ideas and guide you through the trickier parts of the process. Your kind words about my talent and patience mean a lot to me.

I'm so glad that you found everything provided and that you walked away with not only a beautiful piece of jewellery but also new skills. It's wonderful to know that you will treasure your creation, as that is always my goal - to create something meaningful and special.

I'm thrilled to hear that you're already signing up for another class! I can't wait to have you back and continue supporting your creative journey. Thank you again for your kind words, Candace. Your satisfaction and appreciation make all the hard work worthwhile. See you soon!

Cath Jun 2023


The stone setting class is fantastic. A full day but we covered all the basics of making a gorgeous sterling silver ring with a feature stone which was provided by Fran. She is a great teacher and so patient and generous with her time. I am delighted with the ring I made it is lovely. Thank you Fran.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Cath, for your fantastic review! I I absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a great experience in my stone setting class and that you're delighted with the ring you made. It means a lot to me that you found the class informative and enjoyable.

I'm glad that we were able to cover all the basics of making jewellery. It's always my goal to provide comprehensive instruction so that my students can create beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Your kind words about my teaching style and patience truly warm my heart. I believe that patience and generosity are essential when helping students learn a new craft. I want all my students to feel supported and encouraged throughout their journey, so I'm glad that you had a positive experience.

Thank you again, Cath, for choosing my class and for your lovely review. Your satisfaction and appreciation mean the world to me. I hope you continue to enjoy your beautiful ring and I look forward to seeing you in future classes.

Alex May 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


It was a great lesson with a lot of information. I have learnt a lot of watercolour techniques and managed to end up with a painting that I really liked.
The teacher was excellent. Will drop the photo of the painting next time. Thank you Fran.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Alex, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great lesson in my online watercolour class and that you were able to learn a lot of new techniques. It's always my goal to provide comprehensive instruction and help my students create artwork they love.

I'm glad you enjoyed the class and found it informative. Watercolour can be a complex medium, so I strive to break down the techniques in a clear and understandable way. I'm thrilled that you were able to apply what you learned and create a painting that you really liked. That's a fantastic accomplishment!

Your kind words about my teaching skills mean a lot to me. I'm passionate about watercolour and I love sharing my knowledge and expertise with others. It's always a joy to see my students grow and improve their skills. Thank you for acknowledging my efforts.

Thank you again, Alex, for choosing my watercolour class and for your lovely review. Your satisfaction and appreciation are greatly appreciated. Keep up the great work with your watercolour journey!

Jocelyn Munster May 2023


The teacher was greeat. She was very thorough. She gave me a good understanding of what i was doing. She watched what was doing and corrected and guided me on each step of making a silver ring. It was excellent.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Jocelyn, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great experience in my class and that I was able to provide you with a good understanding of the process of making a silver ring. It's always my goal to be thorough and provide guidance every step of the way.

I'm glad that you found my teaching style effective. Making a silver ring needs to be precise and can be an intricate process, so providing individualised guidance is essential. I'm happy that you felt supported throughout the class.

Thank you for your kind words about the overall experience. It's my aim to create a positive and excellent environment for all my students. I strive to make each class enjoyable and educational, and I'm glad that I was able to achieve that for you.

Thank you again, Jocelyn, for choosing my jewellery class and for your excellent review. Your satisfaction and appreciation mean a lot to me as a teacher.

Megan May 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Today's theme was "Window Boxes", everyone did such a fantastic job and it was great seeing the others again and we were lucky because we got a new friend to the group.

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Megan

Amanda May 2023


This class was amazing! Everyone in our group went away with a beautiful pet portrait that we were proud of. Fran was very encouraging and worked well across all our skill levels. We also got some lovely photos of us all which is such a nice memory to have. It was so nice to spend time with friends in the lovely blue mountains and just unwind for an afternoon. I would highly recommend!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Amanda, for your amazing review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience in my pet portrait class. It's great to know that everyone in your group left with a beautiful pet portrait that they were proud of.

I'm glad that I was able to provide encouragement and that you felt I worked well with everyone's skill levels. Tailoring the teaching to individual needs is a priority, and I'm glad that I was able to do that effectively.

Creating memories with friends and enjoying the beautiful Blue Mountains sounds like a perfect way to unwind and have a great afternoon.

Thank you for highly recommending my class, Amanda! Your satisfaction and appreciation mean a lot to me. I hope you continue to enjoy your pet portraits and have many more memorable moments with friends in the future.

Gay May 2023


What an enjoyable afternoon! Fran is so easy going, encouraging and informative. We did an acrylic painting and I must say it was better than my first attempt a few years ago elsewhere. Having a small group is so much better! And it ended with a glass of bubbly while watching the sunset from Fran's comfortable lounge:)

Teacher's response

Thank you, Gay, for your delightful review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable afternoon in my acrylic paint n sip class. It's wonderful to know that you found me easy-going, encouraging, and informative.

I'm thrilled that you felt like your painting improved compared to your previous attempt years ago. That's a true testament to my guidance and expertise :). Small group classes definitely have their advantages, allowing for more personalised attention and a supportive environment.

Thank you for highly recommending my class, Gay! Your positive feedback and satisfaction mean a lot to me. We hope you continue to enjoy your artistic journey and have many more enjoyable afternoons in the future.

Bianca Villani Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A relaxing and creative space to collage and chat with others.
Our theme tonight was flower boxes.
I enjoyed turning everyday scrap resources into a piece of art. No pressure or artistic ability required.
Thanks for an enjoyable night ladies. I cannot wait until the next time we collage together.

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Bianca Villani

Megan Apr 2023

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Today's collage theme was nature & being close to Easter I decided to make a cute rabbit out of food. Can't wait for our next challenge.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Haidee Apr 2023


I attended a Sip and Paint class run by Fran on Thurs 27th April. Fran was a wonderful teacher, engendering confidence in me to have a go at painting the subject she suggested, in comfortable studio. The acrylic paints she provided were very forgiving and easy to apply and we all had a great time painting our parrots. The nibbles and drinks afterwards looking out over her back deck at the beautiful Blue Mountains and sunset was a sublime way to finish the class. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and would recommend Fran to anyone thinking of "dabbling" in painting in very congenial atmosphere. Haidee

Teacher's response

Thank you, Haidee, for your wonderful review review I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a great time in my Paint n Sip class. It's always my goal to create a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere where students can feel confident to try their hand at painting.

I'm glad that you found the acrylic paints I provided forgiving and easy to work with. Acrylics are fantastic for beginners because they allow for mistakes to be easily corrected. It sounds like you had a lot of fun painting the parrots!

I appreciate your recommendation, Haidee! It's wonderful to know that you thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and would recommend my class to others. Your satisfaction and recommendation mean a lot to me. I hope you continue to explore and "dabble" in painting in the future.

Irene Apr 2023


This was my first painting lesson- ever I was a bit nervous as I did not know what to expect. Attended with some friends who had had lessons before. Fran was happy to answer questions and guide us if needed. She catered for us all in a friendly relaxed manner. It was a privilege to work in her studio and later take in the beautiful Blue Mountains views from her studio. Therefore, I felt it was very good value as everything was included. And the best part was the laughter before and after the session and seeing everyone's creations. Time and money well spent.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Irene, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience during your first painting lesson in my studio. It's always a pleasure to introduce beginners to the world of art and help them explore their creativity.

I'm glad that I was able to answer your questions and provide guidance when needed. Creating a supportive and relaxed environment is important to me, so I'm glad that you felt comfortable throughout the lesson. It's great that you were able to attend with friends who had previous experience, as their presence can add to the overall enjoyment of the class.

I'm delighted that you found the lesson to be good value, with everything included. Providing a fully immersive experience, from the guidance to the studio itself, is something I strive for. And of course, the laughter and camaraderie that comes with creating art together is always a highlight.

Thank you for your kind words about the beautiful Blue Mountains views from my studio. Being surrounded by nature can truly enhance the artistic experience. I'm glad you were able to take in the scenery and find it to be an added privilege.

Thank you again, Irene, for your lovely review. Your satisfaction and enjoyment mean a lot to me as an instructor. I hope you continue to explore the world of painting and have many more joyful and laughter-filled art sessions in the future.

Marina Apr 2023


A group of friends and I enjoyed a great afternoon at Fran’s Sip and paint session. The room was light, airy and very welcoming with our canvases and easels waiting invitingly ready for us to begin. Frans instructions were clearly and simply conveyed to us, how to draw the outline, to mix the colours and which order to apply the palate of paint to create our design. It was a relaxed, fun afternoon and we each took home our paintings, very pleased with our results. I can thoroughly recommend both Frans artistic talent and the venue

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Marina  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Marina for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great lesson in my paint n sip class and that you were able to learn a lot of new techniques. It's always my goal to provide comprehensive instruction and help my students create artwork they love.
I'm glad you enjoyed the class and found it informative. I'm thrilled that you were able to apply what you learned and create a painting that you really liked. That's a fantastic accomplishment!
Your kind words about my teaching skills mean a lot to me. I'm passionate about painting and I love sharing my knowledge and expertise with others. It's always a joy to see my students grow and improve their skills. Thank you for acknowledging my efforts.
Thank you again, Marina for choosing my paint n sip class and for your lovely review. Your satisfaction and appreciation are greatly appreciated.

Selena Walden Apr 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Thank you Fran for the Free Mothers Day watercolour class. It was fun and enjoyable and I will be looking at more of Fran’s class soon.

Painting class review by Selena Walden

Bianca Villani Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fran graciously offered a free Mother’s Day water colour painting class. This was a lovely way to spend the afternoon learning watercolour techniques in a fun and supportive format. I was unable to finish the class due to internet interruptions but have the knowledge to continue to practice these skills in my own. I hope to do more of Fran’s classes in future. Thank you for a wonderful afternoon!

Painting class review by Bianca Villani

Cath Apr 2023


This was such fun. Fran is not only brilliant and creative and knows her stuff but she creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is really brilliant at offering just enough help and suggestions at just the right time to make sure that your piece turns out as you dreamed or even better but you still feel like you made it yourself :) Looking forward to next time!

Elspeth Crosby Mar 2023

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 51 reviews


Another great collaging session - stimulating creativity and lots of fun - lovely to share the session with everyone. Thanks Fran

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Elspeth Crosby

Elspeth Crosby Mar 2023

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 51 reviews


These sessions are always fun and great for stimulating creativity. The problems is knowing when to stop as it is so enjoyable. Thanks Fran

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Elspeth Crosby

Erin Mar 2023


I recently attended one of Fran's paint and sip classes What a lovely way to spend a few hours!
The room was comfy and everything we needed was set up and at hand.
Fran's step by step instructions were clear and easy to follow and I was happy with the way my painting turned out.
Great activity to do with friends. Relaxing and lots of fun!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Erin, for your lovely review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time in my paint and sip class. It's always my goal to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment where my students can relax and have fun.

I'm glad that you found the room cozy and that everything you needed was readily available. I strive to make sure that my students have all the materials they need to create their artwork without any stress or hassle.

I'm so pleased that you found my step-by-step instructions clear and easy to follow. It's important to me that my students feel confident in their painting process and are able to create something that they're happy with. I'm delighted that your painting turned out well!

I completely agree with you that painting and sipping is a great activity to do with friends. It's a wonderful way to bond, relax, and have fun together. I'm glad that you and your friends enjoyed the experience.

Thank you again, Erin, for choosing my paint and sip class and for your kind review. Your satisfaction and appreciation mean a lot to me. I hope to see you again in the future for another relaxing and enjoyable painting session!

Isabella Wolfram Mar 2023


I had a really lovely time in the eucalyptus leaves and blossoms class.
The preparation for the class was great with templates and very clear instructions and Fran is a most knowledgeable, experienced and sympathetic teacher. Her demonstrations and suggestions were really helpful and clear and she quickly adjusted instructions to our level of ability.
Thank you Fran, for refreshing my love of watercolour.
I just hope that I can make a regular time for myself to practise.
Warmest regards,
Isabella

Painting class review by Isabella Wolfram

Teacher's response

Thank you, Isabella, for your lovely review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time in my online watercolour class. It was a pleasure to have you as a student.

I'm glad that you found the preparation for the class helpful, with clear templates and instructions. It's important to me that my students feel prepared and confident in their painting process.

I appreciate your kind words about my teaching style. I strive to provide an informative and supportive environment where students can feel comfortable to explore their creativity. I'm glad that my demonstrations and suggestions were helpful to you.

I'm thrilled that I was able to refresh your love of watercolour. It's always a joy to see my students reignite their passion for art. I hope that you are able to find a regular time for yourself to practice and continue to explore watercolour painting.

Thank you again, Isabella, for choosing my class and for your warmest regards. Your satisfaction and appreciation mean a lot to me. I hope to see you again in the future for another enjoyable and artistic experience

Victoria Mar 2023


Super fun evening with a friendly, nurturing teacher! Thanks, Fran :)

Milena Mar 2023


What a fabulous and fun way to spend time with friends! All materials were provided and Fran was such a wonderful engaging teacher. I was also pleasantly surprised with how my painting turned out. Thanks so much Fran for a memorable experience.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Milena, for your fabulous and glowing review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a fun and memorable experience in my painting class with your friends. It was a pleasure to have you all in the class.

I'm thrilled to hear that you found all the materials provided and that everything was taken care of for you. It's important to me that my students have a stress-free experience and can focus on enjoying the painting process.

I'm so glad that you found me to be a wonderful and engaging teacher. Creating a supportive and enjoyable learning environment is a top priority for me. It's always my goal to make sure my students feel comfortable and confident in their artistic abilities.

I'm thrilled that you were pleasantly surprised by how your painting turned out. It's always a joy to see my students proud of their artwork. It sounds like you had a lot of fun and created something truly special.

Thank you so much, Milena, for choosing to spend your time with me and for your kind words. Your satisfaction and appreciation mean the world to me. I hope to see you and your friends again in the future for another fabulous and fun painting session!

Judy Mar 2023


I really enjoyed the relaxed and guided class. I’m not very artistic but the clear directions and the tranquil atmosphere made for a fun-filled evening!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Judy, for your wonderful review! I am thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic and enjoyable experience in my relaxed and guided class. It It a pleasure to have you as a student.

I'm glad that you found the clear directions and tranquil atmosphere helpful in creating a fun-filled evening. It's important to me that my students feel comfortable and supported throughout the class. I'm delighted that you were able to relax and enjoy the painting process, even if you don't consider yourself very artistic.

I appreciate your kind words about my teaching style. Providing clear instructions is essential for me, as I want my students to feel confident in their artistic abilities. I'm glad that my guidance helped you create something special.

Thank you so much, Judy, for choosing to attend my class and for your lovely review. Your satisfaction and enjoyment mean a lot to me.

Marita Fegan Mar 2023


My partner and I LOVED this class and are so happy with the rings we made! Fran is an excellent teacher and provided us with all the guidance and help that we needed to make some lovely rings. Neither of us had any metalworking experience and yet Fran was able to teach us how to make our rings in just a few hours! The location is lovely, her home has a beautiful garden and she has two lovely pets. I would highly recommend this class as a gift to a loved one or a fun activity to do with friends. Thanks so much Fran!

Make a Silver Ring in a Day Workshop review by Marita Fegan - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Marita, for your glowing review! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your partner loved the class and that you're happy with the rings you made. It was a pleasure to have both of you in the class.

I'm delighted that you found me to be an excellent teacher and appreciated the guidance and help I provided. It's always my goal to make sure my students feel supported and confident, even if they have no prior experience.

I'm glad you enjoyed the location and the beautiful garden. I love creating a serene and inspiring atmosphere for my classes. And of course, my pets always love meeting new friends!

Thank you so much for recommending the class as a gift or a fun activity with friends. It means a lot to me.

Thank you again, Marita, for choosing my class and for your wonderful review. Your satisfaction and happiness are truly appreciated.

Kristy Bewley Mar 2023


Fran was fantastic, very easy steps and very conversational!
The only thing was that I had in my mind that Fran was bringing the tables and chairs like pop up furniture therefore had a bit of a freak out when they weren’t! All was fine! But yeah maybe something letting me know that would be great.
Otherwise it was a great experience and worth the money!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Kristy, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with me and found the steps easy to follow. It's important to me that my instructions are clear and that my students feel confident throughout the process.

I apologise for any confusion about the tables and chairs. I understand how that could cause a bit of a surprise. I'll definitely take your feedback into consideration and make sure to provide clearer information about what is included in the future.

I'm glad to hear that despite the initial freak out, everything turned out fine. I'm delighted that you still found the experience worth the money and that you had a great time overall.

Thank you again, Kristy, for choosing my paint n sip for your hens party and for your valuable feedback. Your satisfaction and enjoyment mean a lot to me.

Max Taylor Mar 2023

80 ClassBento workshops attended • 34 reviews


So cute and fun, reallly appreciate the free class and the teachers amazing guidance. Thank you!

Claire Cooke Feb 2023

53 ClassBento workshops attended • 52 reviews


Fran was great. When something came up and I couldn’t make the class she very kindly sent a link to a recording of it.

Ashlee Feb 2023


Fran is great at making people feel relaxed and comfortable, we were all able to follow along online and made some cute valentines day cards. It was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Painting class review by Ashlee

Di Feb 2023


Nice relaxed time chatting while creating a collage - with a demo by the teacher and advice given when needed.

Abbie-Rose Anya Jan 2023


I had an amazing time! I learnt so much about ring making, and it was very hands on. Going home with something that you made yourself for the first time was such a good feeling, and the teacher was very helpful and welcoming.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Abbie-Rose, for your amazing review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had such a great time and learned a lot lot my ring making class. It's always my goal to provide a hands-on experience where students can really engage and learn new skills.

I'm so glad that you enjoyed going home with something that you made yourself for the first time. It truly is a wonderful feeling to create something with your own hands. I'm also delighted to hear that you found my teaching style helpful and welcoming. Creating a welcoming environment is important to me, and I'm glad glad it came across in the class.

Thank you so much, Abbie-Rose for choosing my class and for your kind words.

Helen Jan 2023


I enjoyed this experience immensely. Fran was an excellent teacher and yet allowed us to use our own creativity if we wanted to. The venue, materials and set up were all great. Thanks Fran for a delightful afternoon.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Helen, for your delightful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience in my class and that you felt encouraged to use your own creativity. It's important to me that my students feel empowered to express themselves and have fun while learning.

I'm glad that you found the venue, materials, and set up to be great. I always strive to create an inviting and comfortable space for my students to work in. It warms my heart to know know you had a delightful afternoon.

Thank you so much, Helen, for choosing my class and for your kind words. I'm delighted that you had a wonderful time, and I hope to see you again in the future for another enjoyable experience.

Alison Wheeler Jan 2023


Great workshop. Fran is a patient and generous teacher and provides a beautiful space to learn.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Alison, for your lovely review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience in my workshop and found me to be a patient and generous teacher. It's always my goal to provide a positive and supportive learning environment for my students.

I'm glad that you found the space to be beautiful and conducive to learning. I believe that the right environment can greatly enhance the learning experience and bring out one's creativity. I'm delighted that you felt comfortable and inspired in my workshop.

Thank you so much, Alison, for your kind words words for choosing my workshop. It was a pleasure to have you as a student, and I hope to see you again in the future. Your satisfaction and happiness mean a lot to me.

Sue Jan 2023


Fantastic workshop. Load’s of fun. The ring turned out really nice. If you are looking for a jewellery workshop go and see Fran

Teacher's response

Thank you, Sue, for your fantastic review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a load of fun in my jewellery workshop and that the ring you made turned out really beautifully. It's always my goal to create a enjoyable and engaging experience for my students.

I'm glad that you enjoyed the class and found it to be a fantastic and fun experience. It brings me great joy to know that you had a good time and that you were able to create something beautiful and that you can wear with pride.

Thank you so much, Sue, for recommending my jewellery class. It means a lot to me. I hope to see you again in the future for another wonderful experience. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are truly appreciated!

Alison Jan 2023


I have done many classes with Fran and she is always very patient, kind and encouraging.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Alison, for your wonderful review! I'm so glad to hear that you had a positive experience in my classes and that you found me to be patient, kind, and encouraging. It's always my goal to create a comfortable and supportive environment for all of my students.

I appreciate your kind words about my teaching style. I believe that patience and encouragement are key to helping students learn and grow. It's so rewarding to see my students progress and achieve their goals.

Thank you, Alison, for choosing my classes and for your kind recommendation. I look forward to continuing to work with you and help you reach your full potential. Keep up the great work!

Karen Booyens Jan 2023


We had a great relaxed evening and have great paintings to show for it. Very enjoyable

Teacher's response

I'm so happy that you had a great time and enjoyed your evening. It's fantastic to hear that you have some great paintings to show for it! Creating a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere is always my goal, and I'm thrilled that you had a positive experience.

I'm glad that you found the class enjoyable and that your love how your paintings turned out. It's always a joy when my students are proud of their creations.

Thank you again for your wonderful review. It means a lot to me. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are of the utmost importance to me.

Aleta Jan 2023


Thoroughly recommend Ladybird’s paint n sip class. We were engrossed in our painting, learning watercolour techniques so we could paint a beautiful Australian King Parrot. Four generations all together, admiring each others artistic endeavours and sharing some laughs as well. Fran is an excellent teacher and her explanations and pace catered to all skill levels in our family.

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Aleta  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you so much for your fantastic review, Aleta! I'm thrilled to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time in my watercolour paint n sip class. It's always so special to have multiple generations come together and share in the joy of creating art.

I'm glad that you found the watercolour techniques we learned to be engaging and useful. It's important to me to provide instruction that caters to all skill levels and allows everyone to learn something new. It sounds like we were able to strike that balance in our class.

I’m so grateful for your kind words about me as a teacher. Creating a comfortable and supportive environment for my students is one of my top priorities. I’m glad that my explanations and pace were helpful and allowed everyone to fully engage in the painting process.

Thank you again, Aleta, for your recommendation. It means a lot to me. I'm thrilled that you and your family had such a positive experience and created beautiful artwork together.

Rowena Galea Jan 2023


A wonderful workshop enjoyed by the kids, they came home with beautiful artworks and big smiles on their faces. Thanks for the great experience and we hope to see you at another.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Rowena, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that that kids had a fantastic time in my geli printing and collage class and that they came home with beautiful artworks and big smiles on their faces. It brings me so much joy to know that they enjoyed the experience and created something they're proud of.

Creating a fun and engaging environment for a family is always my goal. I want you to have a positive experience and explore your creativity in a supportive setting. I'm glad that everyone had a great time and were able to learn new skills.

Thank you for your kind words and for choosing my class. It means a lot to me.

Sheryl Black Jan 2023


My two teenage daughters did Fran's Gelli print course and enjoyed it thoroughly. Great instruction and materials, they got a a folder each to bring their artworks home in and Fran gave my youngest some material to use at home as she now wants to use Gelli printing in her HSC major work. They would defnitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested.

Gelli Printing Workshop review by Sheryl Black - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Sheryl, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that your teenage daughters had a great time in my Gelli print and collage class and that they enjoyed the instruction and materials provided. It's fantastic to know that they found the experience thoroughly enjoyable.

I'm delighted to hear that your youngest daughter was inspired to use Gelli printing for her HSC major work, and I'm glad that I could provide her with the materials she needed to continue exploring this technique at home. It's always rewarding to see young artists find inspiration and passion in their work.

Thank you for recommending my class to others who may be interested. Your endorsement means a lot to me, and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to teach your daughters. I wish them all the best in their artistic endeavors and hope to see them again in the future.

Jeanette Dec 2022


The teacher was lovely. Such talent and a great manner in her teaching.
Great value for money, very comfortable and great space to do the painting.

Painting class review by Jeanette  - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Jeanette, for your lovely review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with me as your teacher and you enjoyed my teaching style.

I'm glad that you found the class to be a great value for money.

Thank you for your kind words and for highlighting my talent and teaching manner. It's always rewarding to receive such positive feedback. I hope that you continue to enjoy your painting journey and that you find inspiration and growth in your artistic endeavors.

Kurt Hansen Dec 2022


Fran was incredibly lovely, supportive and knowledgeable. The paint and sip class was relaxed and interesting and it was great to take home what we made. I’d thoroughly recommend the course to other people

Teacher's response

Thank you, Kurt, for your lovely review! I'm so glad to hear that you found the paint and sip class to be relaxed and interesting. It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed taking home the artwork you created during the class.

I'm grateful for your kind words about me being lovely, supportive, and knowledgeable. It's always my aim to provide a positive and supportive learning environment for my students.

Thank you for recommending the class to others. Your endorsement means a lot to me, and I hope that more people will have the opportunity to experience the class and enjoy it as much as you did.

Thank you again for your feedback, Kurt. It was a pleasure having you in the class, and I hope to see you again in the future.

Megan Dec 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


The theme for this class was 'Joy' & it was really neat to see all the different ways that people interpreted the theme, all trying to be different & original. Everyone is so nice & it's brilliant when we get new people joining our group most who have no experience. I did mine on people called Joy.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Megan Dec 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


This class was sooo amazing. The kit that Fran sent was totally chock full of cards, envelopes, templates and the most beautiful pieces of paper, we were all able to make at least 5 very different types of cards. Would suggest that everyone of any ages should give this a go, you'll have the best time.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Leah Wallis Dec 2022


Fran's studio is well equipped, tidy and in a beautiful setting. This was a great course for beginners and Fran was encouraging and knowledgeable. Thanks Fran (and Coco) for a lovely morning. I love my jewellery and enjoyed learning some new skills.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Leah, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a great experience in my studio and that you found it well equipped, tidy, and in a beautiful setting. It's important to me to create a space that is conducive to learning and creativity, so I'm glad that it met your expectations.

I'm delighted that you found my silver ring class to be suitable for beginners and that you felt encouraged and supported throughout. It's always my goal to provide a nurturing environment where students can learn new skills and feel confident in their abilities.

Thank you for your kind words about me and my teaching. I'm grateful for your appreciation of my knowledge and encouragement. It's fulfilling for me to see my students enjoy the learning process and develop a love for jewellery-making.

I'm so glad that you love the ring you created. It's always a joy to see my students take pride in their creations and find fulfillment in learning new skills.

Thank you again, Leah, for your lovely review. I'm thrilled that you had a positive experience in my studio, and I hope that you continue to enjoy your jewellery-making journey.

Karen Prideaux Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Good fun, lots of ideas and the pack provided was great. I am really happy with the cards that I made.

Hayley Lyall Nov 2022


We had a lovely time with Fran for a pet paint n sip. The vista was stunning and inspired creativity. Fran was welcoming and professional.

Teacher's response

I'm glad to hear that you found me welcoming and professional. Creating a positive and enjoyable experience for my students is important to me, so it's wonderful to know that you had a lovely time during the pet paint n sip.

I'm thrilled to hear that the vista inspired your creativity. Providing a beautiful and inspiring setting is part of what makes the experience special, and I'm glad that it contributed to your enjoyment.

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure to have you in the class.

Mylie Jersey Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fran is an excellent teacher, it was a fabulous day, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I am thrilled with my ring and the fact that I was able to make it myself. Fran is very encouraging and helpful. The venue is a delight. Beautifully set up with lots of art everywhere, lots of light, a great view and a snoring dog for ambience. Fran's letter of what to bring was excellent. Every other course I've done something is left off, but Fran's was perfect even reminding us to bring reading glasses for close up work. I will definitely do more of her classes.

Jewellery Making class review by Mylie Jersey - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Mylie, for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fabulous day in my ring-making class and that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

I'm delighted that you were thrilled with the ring you were able to make yourself. It's always rewarding to see my students take pride in their creations and find joy in the process of making something with their own hands.

I'm glad that you found me to to encouraging and helpful throughout the class. Creating a supportive and nurturing environment is important to me, so it's wonderful to know that you felt encouraged and supported during your jewelry-making journey.

I'm also glad that you enjoyed the venue and found it to be beautifully set up with lots of art and natural light. Providing an inspiring and aesthetically pleasing setting is part of what makes the experience special, and I'm glad it added to your enjoyment.

Thank you for your kind words about my letter of what to bring. I aim to provide clear and comprehensive information to my students, so I'm glad that you found it helpful and that it reminded you to bring reading glasses for close-up work. Attention to detail is important, and I strive to make sure my students have everything they need to fully experience and enjoy the class.

Thank you again, Mylie, for your lovely review. I truly appreciate your kind words and feedback.

Jodie Cook Nov 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Fran is a great teacher, very thorough and very good at explaining how to do things and also fixes your mistakes

Teacher's response

Thank you, Jodie, for your review! I'm thrilled to hear that you think I am a great teacher and that you appreciate my thoroughness and ability to explain things effectively. Encouraging and supporting my students is important to me, so I'm glad that you felt I provided that during our time together.

Thank you again, Jodie, for taking the time to leave a review. I'm grateful for your feedback and appreciate your kind words.

Elspeth Nov 2022

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 51 reviews


Another great class from Fran. It was well paced and fun. I was pleased and surprised with final result. Thanks Fran

Painting class review by Elspeth

Megan Oct 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Wow this class was amazing, loved Fran's other classes & now can add this one to the list. They are always sooo much fun, very relaxed & Fran's a great teacher, showing you step by step what to do as well as lots of alternative ways to do the different colours so you can put your own personal stamp on your work. I went with orange blossoms & green leaves all using the same green colour but with different darkness & colours added. Really looking forward to seeing what Fran comes up with next but totally going to do more of her watercolour classes.

Watercolour Painting at Home: Eucalyptus Blossoms and Leaves review by Megan

Kaydee Oct 2022


Not really my interest area but I found it fun and creative and was really happy with the cards I made. So it's good to do things outside your comfort zone. Fran very creative as always.

Bridget Beck Oct 2022


Totally Loved the session with Fran and my girlfriends, very special memories made while we sat in the sun and shade from a glorious oak tree, sipping wine and being creative. Wanted the time to stretch on as it is very relaxing, I personally would recommend if booking a private session to book extra time for extra added enjoyment. Love your work Fran, thank you for making the birthday surprise so special.

Painting class review by Bridget Beck - Blue Mountains

Teacher's response

Thank you, Bridget for your wonderful review! I'm glad to hear that you and your girlfriends had such a special and enjoyable time during our session together.

Creating lasting memories and providing a relaxing and enjoyable experience is what I strive for, so I'm glad that we were able to achieve that under the glorious oak tree at your Blue Mountains accommodation, while you sipped wine. A perfect setting for a memorable birthday surprise!

I appreciate your suggestion to book extra time for added enjoyment. It's always a pleasure to spend more time with my clients and ensure that they have the opportunity to fully unwind and immerse themselves in the creative process. Thank you for sharing this recommendation with others who may be considering a private session.

Thank you again, Bridget, for your kind words and for choosing me to be a part of your special celebration. It was a pleasure to work with you and your girlfriends, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to create such cherished memories.

R Ismail Oct 2022

111 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews


Easy to follow step by step and lots of practise with wonderful Fran and painters. A great Saturday evening watercolour session. Look forward to more.

Watercolour Painting at Home: Eucalyptus Blossoms and Leaves review by R Ismail

Fotini Oct 2022


Fran is an awesome informative teacher. Great class for beginners to try out watercolour within a supportive super friendly environment. Instructions for the class were clear and organised. Heaps of fun and highly recommended. Impressive to see the whole class produce beautiful unique blossom flower paintings.

Teacher's response

Thank you, Fotini, for your lovely review! I'm so glad to hear that you had great experience in my online watercolour colour class

I'm glad that you were comfortable and encouraged during the watercolour class. It is always rewarding to see students like yourself embrace an artistic medium and have fun while doing it.

I'm glad that you found instructions and pre-class information for clear. I believe that setting students up before the class is crucial.

I'm also happy to hear that you had heaps of fun during the class and that you would highly recommend it to others. Bringing joy and inspiration to my students is what fuels my passion for teaching, so knowing that you had a great time brings me great joy.

Thank you again, Fotini, for your kind words and recommendation. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have taught and inspired you in the world of watercolour painting.

Charlie Scaife Oct 2022

48 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Great little class fun learning experience for old or young you'll learn something new

Di Oct 2022


Nice relaxed weekend afternoon collage with Fran. Chance to forget about troubles and be creative while sipping a drink. Fran makes the experience a positive and pleasant one regardless of my talent! Thank you.

Vanessa Jackson Sep 2022


I had a wonderful and inspiring afternoon making cards with Fran.They were easy and fun to make,simple but so effective Fran has given me lots of ideas for making my own cards this Christmas !

Alex Sep 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Teacher was wonderful, easy to communicate and alert on every aspect of our work. Always giving us ideas and showing how to progress. Great lesson, relaxing and fun. We had a piece of art work of our own at the end. Thank you.

Megan Sep 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Always look forward to these Sunday Sessions, today was as great as usual.
It's fun to see old members & meet the new ones who have joined up.
Today's theme was 'underwater'.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Megan Sep 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Had awesome fun. Loved it.
Total must do for anyone.
Did mine on our Standard Apricot Poodle.

Make a Fun Pet Collage review by Megan

Isle Zou Sep 2022


Fran teaches with enthusiasm and patience to each student and she provides samples and pictures you may refer to, which makes it easier to start. There will be practice before you make your real ring. The whole process is fun and worth the price!

Monique Jaccoud Sep 2022


Thank you for the Opportunity to make a beautiful unique silver ring. It was a pleasure to spend the day learning a new craft and enjoying the serenity of ladybird studio in the blue mountains.

Joanne Sep 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Fran is a fabulous teacher with watercolour. This medium is more difficult than some of the other types of workshops I have taken with her and I have learned so much. She makes it fun and supports the student to learn at their own pace. From the first week, we were creating beautiful paintings. I know I learned so much faster by taking this course than simply working with watercolour on my own. And I had a lot of fun! Thank you, Fran!

Watercolour Painting Course review by Joanne  - Blue Mountains

Catherine Salat Sep 2022


Fran is a great teacher. She showed us some techniques and provided actual pictures to paint.
It was a small friendly class and it was great to see how other people created their drawings too.
I highly recommend. I loved it so much I am doing another round of classes.

Carmel Toohey Aug 2022


We had a wonderful afternoon Fran an Pam went above and beyond to make our time enjoyable

Lyn Wotton Aug 2022

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Neither of us have ever made jewellery before. This workshop is wonderful for beginners, Fran made us very comfortable, she has a great space to learn in, so much knowledge that she willingly shares and went through the process in logical easy to follow steps. Fran is clearly a talented craftswoman/artisan. Can't wait to be part of future workshops. We both love the rings we made.

Jewellery Making class review by Lyn Wotton - Blue Mountains

Erin Williams Jul 2022


Fran is so lovely! Fran is a great teacher we learnt a lot! She is lots of fun to chat with. Her studio is small but perfect for a private session like ours we wouldn't have wanted it any different! Even got a visit from her beautiful fur baby Coco and the cheese and biscuits were a lovely addition. Would recommend for a great day with friends.

Courtney Rattle Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


BeesWax Wrap workshop was awesome. Teacher is friendly and it was easy to follow instructions.
Venue was cool and creative with a great view. Overall super nic experience and I love my new sustainable food wraps :)

Geneine Moylan Jul 2022


As part of the Perfume Workshop With Essential Oils our group spent time smelling and identifying a range of oils and learning the properties and benefits of each. It was great fun discovering what we each liked and Fran was was a fun and engaging teacher with plenty of expertise to guide us. We then tried some combinations created by Fran before each creating a scent and hand cream suited to our own personal needs and taste. Fran was great at bringing people together to enjoy a wonderful and fun experience. She is so experienced at guiding but encouraging you to be creative. It was great fun and you'll smell great!

Rebecca Lindhout Jul 2022


Fran hosted a great class. There were 5 of us in the lovely studio (which was nice and warm). The set up was very comfortable, great sized canvas and some nibbles to get us started.

Fran guided us through the chosen artwork clearly and in a very relaxed way. While the paint was drying we managed to watch various stages of the sunset over the National park!

There were 5 of us in the class and we all produced great (and individual) pieces and had lots of fun.

I’d definitely recommend and hope to attend another of Fran’s classes next time I’m in the mountains.

Tashinka Pearl Jul 2022


Highly recommend this workshop for kids and adults! Very interesting and enjoyable! Top teacher! A great experience!

Brooke Mey Jul 2022


Beautiful location and lovely teacher. We thoroughly enjoyed this class and would recommend to anyone!

Deb Norwood Jul 2022


I did this workshop with my family in a small group of 4, and we had an absolutely delightful day. Fran was a fantastic teacher, guiding us through the process and teaching us lots of little tips (and helping out all of us when we needed!). Her witty remarks throughout the day were also very entertaining! I highly recommend taking any lesson with Fran.

Jewellery Making class review by Deb Norwood - Blue Mountains

Joanne Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Wow, this was a relaxing creative experience. I was able to use some skills I already had (cross stitch) and learn new skills like applique, plus new stitches. Fran is very creative as well as bringing creativity out in others. She provides the materials, including fabrics and threads, as well the supporting you to develop your ideas. I thorough enjoyed learning and combining skills, and creating a beautiful project. It isn't finished but I definitely got a good start.

Textiles class review by Joanne  - Blue Mountains

Kate Jul 2022


I loved having the company of other women and we shared ideas and comraderie as well as learning new skills. As usual Fran is patient and diligent in her prep and her explanations.
I loved my experience and look forward to coming again. Not finished yet and Im glad to have some work to do at home

Textiles class review by Kate  - Blue Mountains

Joanne Sparks Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


It was great to be able to do this workshop during lockdown. I thoroughly enjoyed the fun and learning something new. Fran is very gifted in facilitating online workshops, including the technology and the learning objectives. She brings out the best in people and their creative endeavors.

Di Dell Jul 2022


A very inclusive no stress session. Relaxing hour or so cutting and pasting to a theme, just using pictures from local magazines.
Advice given where required and teacher demonstrates ideas as well.

Megan Jul 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


The theme for this class was 'Wreath' & had such a great time. Everyone is sooo nice & heaps of fun to be with. It's very relaxed & unstructured & would totally recommend it for everyone of any age or skill. I'm the youngest & most unskilled & I always have the best time even if my work is rubbish or pretty good, like this one using branches & flowers from our garden.

Sunday Afternoon at Home: Creative Collage Art review by Megan

Megan Jul 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


One of the best things about these classes is that you never know how your work will turn out, sometimes good, sometimes bad (mine) but always a load of fun & love how with the same theme how different everyone's work is.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Joanne Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


This workshop was terrific and fun. I was unfamiliar with the technique and within the first few minutes my creativity was unleashed. Fran is an amazing teacher and helps you learn with no barriers, to experiment without fear, and to feel very satisfied with the result. Great value for money! I created several cards and prints I will definitely send to friends. See the photo! I enthusiastically recommend this workshop.

Print Making class review by Joanne  - Blue Mountains

Kaydee Jul 2022


This was more fun than I expected with great results easily obtained. Great medium.

Fiona Powditch Jun 2022


Fran was an amazing teacher. Her studio was warm with amazing views. We all enjoyed our painting and she made it easy for us. Wecwill definitely be back to do more classes. Thankyou Fran.

Cath Jun 2022


Fran is a fantastic teacher and very generous with her time and studio. Thank you.

Jewellery Workshop: Studio Access and Assistance review by Cath  - Blue Mountains

Anonymized Customer Jun 2022


We had a wonderful time with Fran and made 2 pairs of beautiful earrings. Also we were offered some delicious biscuits with tea and coffee. The place itself is cosy and has some magnificent views.

Kaydee Jun 2022


Fran is patient and caring. She helps you with technique and colour. Great !

Ros Jun 2022


Fran is a well organised and encouraging teacher. Every week we have a different guided topic with fran demonstrating and explaining the appropriate technique.

Painting class review by Ros  - Blue Mountains

Bev Jun 2022


Turning a flat piece of silver into a stunning pair of earrings is such a thrill. I love what we created. Thank you Fran

Fran is a creative and patient teacher and makes you feel confident you can do this. So looking forward to my next workshop.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Bev  - Blue Mountains

Linda May 2022


Fran is a very warm and encouraging teacher and the workshop was fun and made for a very creative day. The pendants we were very pleased with the pendants we made and the skills we acquired. Highly recommended from the viewpoints of creativity, fun and good value for the cost. Photo of my finished pendant attached

Silver Pendant Jewellery Making Class review by Linda  - Blue Mountains

Lauren Powell May 2022


Fran is just wonderful. She is friendly, informative, and fun. Fran provided just enough direction to understand the skill but allowed us to explore our own ideas. Fran is clearly experienced as I had a very vague idea which she was able to make sense of and turn into fantastic earrings. Fran was able to trial a number of different techniques to achieve our goal. I did this class with my mum and we both had such a great day, we would definitely recommend this class. SO. MUCH. FUN! Fran also provided delicious morning tea. Thank you Fran.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Lauren Powell - Blue Mountains

Michelle Andrieux May 2022


Fran was fantastic. Very patient and explained everything simply and well.
The class was enjoyable, I was surprised at how well my earrings turned out. I’d definitely recommend this class. I’ll be back for another session with Fran for sure.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Michelle Andrieux - Blue Mountains

Di May 2022


Relaxing time doing collage from magazines at hand with encouragement and support from Fran when needed. Thank you.

Georgia May 2022


Fantastic teacher with relaxed manner. Made the experience warm, relaxing and extremely enjoyable. We painted a Monet that we were all happy to put our name to. Double thumbs up!

Painting class review by Georgia  - Blue Mountains

Vibha Gulati Apr 2022


It was a great class. The atmosphere was comfortable and Friendly, They were plenty of materials and good techniques, Fran was a great teacher and I would thoroughly recommend the class.

Elizabeth Bestow Apr 2022


Fran knows how to run a workshop for complete beginners, years of teaching experience make her calm and encouraging. She has a way of drawing out people's own style without projecting her own, and seems to enjoy each student's efforts. I am happy with the scarf ring I made.

Melissa Gordon Apr 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class, Fran was knowledgeable and explained clearly. I had been wanting to learn bees wax wraps and learnt exactly what I needed to know. Would definitely recommend this class

Helen Campbell Apr 2022


Fran is friendly, experienced and a great teacher - just enough guidance to give you confidence but not too much so you really design and create your own jewellery. Her studio has a wonderful view of the mountains and is well equipped. We were amazed at how far we got in 4 hours - from complete beginners with no design to completing our new earrings (which were surprisingly beautiful considering we had no creative bent at all) We are looking forward to doing another class with Fran soon.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Helen Campbell - Blue Mountains

Karina Scott Apr 2022


I thoroughly recommend Fran’s classes. My daughter and I did her spinner ring class and Fran was flexible on date and time and her experience and guidance was fantastic. A fantastic day with a beautiful ring and great value for money!
PS the morning tea was amazing too

Jewellery Making class review by Karina Scott - Blue Mountains

Kaydee Farley Mar 2022


Loved it - gradually improving.

Anusha Dupagunta Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fran was an excellent teacher who made the whole experience enjoyable. She provided us with everything we needed to make our own scents. We all had such a great time. I would highly recommend this class for an a fun and unique experience.

Jennifer Hatton Feb 2022


What a fabulous way to spend the day with friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed crafting our spinner rings with Fran who patiently guided us through the process. Lovely location in the Blue Mountains with Fran being the perfect host. This is definitely something we will do again.

Silver Spinner Ring Making Workshop review by Jennifer Hatton - Blue Mountains

Catherine Ferrara Feb 2022


Fran is fantastic teacher and so generous with her ideas and help. She also has beautiful animals - Coco the rescue dog and Amber the new kitten are wonderful additions to the studio.

Jewellery Making class review by Catherine Ferrara - Blue Mountains

Annette Vains Feb 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Mum and I celebrated her birthday with a Geli Printing Class with Fran. It was a terrific morning full of fun and creativity. We both enjoyed it very much! Fran was very welcoming and full of encouragement as she taught us the process. If you are after a creative, fun and relaxing class I would highly recommend Fran!

Barbara Callan Feb 2022


I really enjoyed this class. It was great to learn about each chakra and how they can effect us and what we can do to keep them in balance.
Fran is a great teacher and the class was well paced.
I would definitely recommend this class.

Trish Feb 2022


Fran was delighful and very welcoming.
The room was set up beautifully, coco the dog adding to the friendly atmosphere.
I learnt a lot about new oils i would definitely like to try.
I learnt i had some blocks on a couple of my chakra's and we all got a chance to make up blends to take home that support those specific chakra's.
It was so beneficial for me.
I loved the class and would recommend this class to everyone
Thanks so much Fran ♥️

Brian Callan Feb 2022


An enjoyable and informative class. The role and function of Chakras was explained and then a simple process to discover which chakras were out of balance for each of us. Then some fun making up an oil blend to support rebalancing of the whole chakra system.
Highly recommened.

Brigitte Grant Feb 2022


Very friendly atmosphere with students and teacher Fran Cane who has been very encouraging during the workshop.
Highly recommend it !

Painting class review by Brigitte Grant - Blue Mountains

Ros Scheuch Feb 2022


I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learnt and improved in Frans water colour course, Her skills in facilitating the learning of new techniques are both encouraging and engaging.
I will be signing up for another 5 weeks! The class is great and also great value for money.

Painting class review by Ros Scheuch - Blue Mountains

Robyn Cruwys Feb 2022


It was a great course. At the end you get to come home with your own earrings and the venue was great. Everything was there and the view at lunch time was fantastic, really enjoyed it. Fran was an awesome teacher and explained everything in a way that made it easy to follow and do.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in jewellery making.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Robyn Cruwys - Blue Mountains

Alice Shadjareh Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Me and my partner had a great evening painting with Fran. As absolute beginners she talked us through some techniques and then got us painting our own artworks. Fran was patient with us and didn’t rush us at any point or make us feel silly for asking her to repeat herself.
The venue itself is in a beautiful location up in the blue mountains and Fran even recommended a nearby lookout to us for more stunning views before we made the trip back home!

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Alice Shadjareh - Blue Mountains

Jade Forder Jan 2022


Loved it! Great to see some local faces and ideas from my community. Would love to do more

Catherine Ferrara Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I’ve had such a wonderful experience learning how to make beautiful silver jewelry at Fran’s studio. She is a great teacher and so generous with her time. Highly recommend her classes.

Helen Hodgetts Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great opportunity to create!
The workspace is well equiped and functional and Fran's skills and expertise facilitate success.
Thanks Fran!

Megan Jan 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Theme - The Four Seasons.
Such a fun theme with a lot of scope for doing totally different things.
This kit came with a huge variety of coloured cards, sheets from magazines etc to help towards your collage especially useful if rural, a beginner etc.
Fran is an amazing teacher who has lots of totally wild ideas to help you out, ideas that you wouldn't think of ever, she has & they totally work.
A great class for anyone & everyone.

Compose a World Through Collage Art review by Megan

Brian Callan Jan 2022


Spent a very enjoyable Sunday making a " Spinner " ring with Fran at Ladybird Design Workshop.
As always the instruction was patient and thorough. We were given time to acquire the skills necessary. No short cuts so that we build confidence and skill.
I am pleasantly surprised by my creation in a 6 hr class. Thoroughly recommend. The ring: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10160174481490844&set=a.10150241739145844

Barbara Callan Jan 2022


This was a great class. Loved the new skills and of course Fran’s excellent teaching.
Well presented and what a great result! So pleased.

Jewellery Making class review by Barbara Callan - Blue Mountains

Megan Jan 2022

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Had a real blast doing this class & can't wait to do another even if my painting didn't really come out the way it was suppose to I had a lot of fun trying. Fran is a great teacher and the other paintings in the class look amazing.

Painting class review by Megan

Fotini Karadimas Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Awesome step by step instructions with Fran to paint beautiful gum flowers. Had heaps of fun and impressed with the result for a total beginner

Kaydee Farley Jan 2022


Even though I did the class by zoom, it was very good. Exercises to practice skills needed, and then step by step to do the piece. Fran's guidance good and clear. A get outcome at the end.

Sarah Jan 2022


Fran was a great teacher. Very clear instructions, very patient. Lots of materials to work with. Highly recommend any workshops with Fran.

Alison Janes Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Fran is an excellent facilitator. Everything we needed was at our fingertips. Added to that we had a magnificent view of the national park from her balcony. Thoroughly recommend any classes Fran runs.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Alison Janes

Michelle Wanasundera Dec 2021


Thank you Fran, we had a lot of fun! The atmosphere in the studio was warm and friendly, and you made everyone feel comfortable. I learned so much about painting in just one class. Your instructions were easy to follow and we both can't believe what we painted. Our daughter summed it up 'did you really paint that?!'
I'd love to do another class at your studio.

Tess Parkinson Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Our Teacher Fran was amazing- friendly, informative and fun! The venue was cozy and a great space to work in. The course was fantastic and i made three things which smell divine. Will book another course soon. Thanks Fran

Kate McConville Dec 2021


Fran is the most hospitable and warm teacher Ive ever had. She is incredibly welcoming and provided an excellent experience. Her new studio is set up perfectly for what we were doing and even had adjustable height chairs. It was hard to make a choice with the gems as she had so many to choose from and all beautiful. Good value is an understatement and how do you measure companionship? With this advanced workshop Im finally feeling more confident with cutting materials and soldering.

Jean Parlett Dec 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Fran is very talented and a great teacher. I finally did a jewellery class where I finished a fab and wearable pair of earrings I am proud of. Frans venue was properly organised with we had access to everything we needed. Fran was friendly and easy to understand. The class was well paced and held at a great venue. Everything I needed was provided and more.

Jewellery Making class review by Jean Parlett - Blue Mountains

Catherine Ferrara Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Fabulous class thoroughly enjoyed it. Fran the teacher is terrific and class is small and intimate. I made some lovely earrings which I will wear a lot.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Catherine Ferrara - Blue Mountains

Megan Dec 2021

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


This class was brilliant & would totally recommend it for everyone, there's so much choice in the projects you can do & how you do them & you can't go wrong. If you do need any advice Fran is always available with great ideas. I did a flat Xmas tree inc a star on top, made from real branches & leaves & a bit of bling.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Megan

Denise Adams Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Perfume making using essential oils, there's no better way to spend a Saturday evening, Fran has a wonderful studio and everything we needed for a fun couple of hours. Plenty of laughs and learning. I would highly recommend Fran and this workshop.

Barbara Callan Nov 2021


I Loved this class. Fran is such a great teacher and I feel very confident in her ability and the finished product is testament to that. A lot of fun too.

Michelle Locke Nov 2021


This class was loads of fun,
Fran is a great host and
Very informative. Really enjoyed learning and making scents,