Japanese Brushstroke Painting Class

Learn how to paint in watercolours



3 hours Class size 1 to 16     label $95

In this three-hour Japanese brushstroke painting class in Brisbane, you will work with watercolour and watered acrylics on paper and canvas. This workshop is a wonderful step towards mastering the brush whether with calligraphy or beautiful creatures, flowers and landscapes.

Your teacher Dianne uses this technique when she paints in watercolour as it guarantees a beautiful loose effect. This painting class will be loads of fun, as you create your own artworks on paper and a final piece on canvas.

This class will set you up with the basic skills to continue your journey with magical watercolours. You will also take home some gorgeous paintings to be proud of!

Please note: This class requires at least five students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get
  • Your teacher's knowledge and tuition for three hours
  •  Quality brushes, paper, and materials provided throughout the class
  •  A portfolio of works made by you in various sizes including a canvas

What to bring

Just a willingness to experiment.

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Dianne Kelly

Dianne Kelly

4.9 (26)

Dianne Kelly is a Brisbane born-and-based professional watercolour artist. Di was originally trained in commercial/fine art, working in advertising before pursuing her absolute love and sharing her passion for watercolour painting. Di is still teaching 32 years later and has now fulfilled her dream of writing her first book, The art of Watering Colour. Over the years, Di has had several of her paintings published as limited edition prints, as well as producing several ranges of gift cards featuring watercolour images from her overseas travels. Di’s works hang in collections around Australia and overseas and are currently being incorporated into her new range of fabrics and wallpapers.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (2149)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Diana Deane Jul 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


The teacher was very experienced and brought with her a wide range of brushes, watercolours and acrylics for us to explore the medium. The class size was small enough for the teacher to give us individual attention and encouragement. All in all it was fun and very instructive

Japanese Brushstroke Painting Class review by Diana Deane Sydney

Alex Wight Jun 2021


Amazing guidance and supplies, with a lot of encouragement.

Even though I'm not very arty I felt comfortable to try to be creative.

Bridie Schultz Jun 2021


We loved this class! Di was a talented and patient teacher. We got through so much in the 3 hours, and you could really feel the improvement in technique as you went. It was excellent value for money, and a wonderful experience all round.

Painting workshop review by Bridie Schultz Sydney

Jane Duong May 2021


I really enjoyed the class and walked away with new techniques! I strongly recommend this class to those who loves colours and watercolours in particular.

Lauren Rochford May 2021


This class was so much fun! Dianne is a great teacher who is super friendly and knowledgable. It was so cool seeing how simple paint strokes can create so many different illustrations! I would definitely recommend this class- It's perfect for beginners and also for people who are interested in learning a new painting technique.

Nicole Batts May 2021


Di was really lovely, very helpful & totally talented. I learnt enough to be able to go home & practice. The cost was great value for 3 hours & easy parking.

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Lynda Cook Mar 2021


Di was a great teacher - very encouraging. Really enjoyed the challenge of working with different brushes and paints for different effects.

Devon Roach Mar 2021


Venue was a bit hot but there were fans. Enthusiastic teacher demonstrated and talked to each participant about each of their practice works.

Michelle Hine Mar 2021


I really enjoyed this workshop. It was creative and relaxed. Di has a great way of sharing her skills and encouraging your own creativity. Thanks for the new chairs, they're a lot more comfortable.

Anna Graham Feb 2021


This was a fantastic class My first ever painting class, so I was a bit apprehensive. Dianne was really friendly, encouraging and enthusiastic. It was nice to have some structure (for ideas) but also the freedom to try out new creations. She provided lots of demonstrations and offered specific insights to improve our paintings. The whole thing went so quickly. I came home feeling very inspired and excited to try out some new styles Thank you Dianne for all of your knowledge and support! Thank you Work-Shop for a wonderful space. Great experience.

Painting workshop review by Anna Graham

Emma Johnson Jan 2021


Very fun class, Dianne was really helpful and demonstrated everything really well! Everyone was very friendly and I’d definitely recommend this class to others

Georgia Henry Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


I really enjoyed the class and learning new techniques. I was very impressed with everyone's artworks. Can't believe I what I was able to create!

Painting workshop review by Georgia Henry

Elizabeth Hall Jan 2021


I brought my grandma and a friend to this class and we all really enjoyed it. I think of myself as absolutely 100% un-artistic and am a really harsh critic of my own efforts, but still managed to get some really nice pieces out of this class and enjoyed the whole process. The techniques are much more simple than I expected and it was great to learn some basic building blocks that can be built up into more complex paintings. My grandma was especially thrilled with the techniques she learned and is now painting flowers on absolutely everything, and my friend was happy to take home some beautifully personalised gifts for her daughter.

Tiziana Mendola Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was a very good experience for me as I learned a new painting technique. Plenty of practice and material to use during the class. Dianne is a lovely teacher, full of energy, who encourages to try and experiment with the brushes and the colours.

Michelle Coles Nov 2020


Venue was perfect for this class, ample space, all materials provided, Dianne was engaged in group & individual instruction the entire class. Dianne encouraged & refined ideas & techniques & made it all feel fun & achievable. I can’t wait to try more painting at home using these techniques.

Kylie Livermore Nov 2020


Dianne was a great teacher. She explained the techniques by demonstrating first. I liked the way she said that you shouldn’t copy from another artwork, as you are using your left brain stay in the right brain! I learnt some cool techniques for painting birds and fish, as well as using different brushes.

Sarah Sparks Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great value for money. Some interesting techniques taught, even as a hobby artist in a different style! Dianne was lovely, enthusiastic and well-versed in teaching. A great venue (though air con would be a plus haha) with good facilities. The materials provided were fab, and we got to walk away with art and new skills! Thanks ☺️

Olivia Petkofski Oct 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Di was such a positive and supportive instructor. What a fun, relaxed learning environment for a chill afternoon with friends!

Japanese Brushstroke Painting Class review by Olivia Petkofski

Tim Williams Oct 2020


Relaxing & enjoyable. Good for all skill levels. Diane was lovely - a nice way to spend an afternoon.

Paloma Tunon Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The teacher was amazing! Very knowledgeable and super nice . She made it look easy! I have had an amazing time and I will definitely try to keep earning with her more stuff!
Thanks a lot D
Paloma

Japanese Brushstroke Painting Class review by Paloma Tunon

Jacqui Aberdeen Aug 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The Japanese Brush Painting class was fantastic. Dianne is a wizard with a paint brush instead of a wand. Loved it!

Sue Curnow Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Dianne Kelly's brushstrokes workshop was great. Lots of fun experimenting with a wide range of different brushes with water colour and acrylics.

Rebecca Nicholson Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


This was a lovely relaxing class. Dianne was an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and helpful without being pushy.

Bree Turner Feb 2020


Dianne was very knowledgeable and clearly loves teaching this style of art, she is very passionate. Great resources and plenty of time to experiment.

Dennis Collier Feb 2020


The teacher was very good and took the time to go over things at your desk. The space was just right. I enjoyed the morning a great deal and came away feeling the I had learned something fun and challenging. Something I could go on with at home. Highly recommend it to anybody.

Jennifer Harvey Feb 2020


Thoroughly enjoyed it -was casual, fun and no pressure . Dianne gave us plenty of time to practice and suggested ways to improve techniques without any judgement - learnt lots . Highly recommend.
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