Learn Abstract and Landscape Painting

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Enjoy free flowing joy creating an abstract or landscape painting!

3 hours Class size 1 to 90

label $65 - $110 (or 4 payments of $16.25 - $27.50 Afterpay)
($65 for Class only, no box, $110 for Class and box)

How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a ClassBento Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2-7 days depending on location and whether standard or express shipping depending on when class date. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

On the search for relaxing indoor activities? This livestream virtual class learning abstract painting, and landscape painting projects will provide the opportunity to flow with natural energy and create some amazing artwork!

You don't need any experience (and experience is welcomed) for this class as you will have guidance and support as you are shown how to paint for specific projects. Follow the teacher's own example and paint along, working on a project in each class - abstract or landscape work.

Each class and project changes. There will be classes with an abstract or landscape project. Check dates for which subject the class offers. The styles within each class will change, eg a semi-abstract to realistic landscape, or a purely abstract painting class.

As each class project changes you are more than welcome to join these ongoing classes and develop your artistic projects.

Bookings: one booked ticket allows one person to join the online class. If you have more than one person sharing your video class in your work or home location then each person watching and participating needs to book in. Thank you.

Private Bookings available.

Knowledge required
No experience is necessary as there is teacher guidance and support.
Experience is welcomed and will add to your skillset and enjoyment of painting.
What you'll get in your craft kit
A helpful colour mixing chart will be emailed to you upon booking.

There is the option to purchase an art box so you have materials for your class. This includes an A4 pad of art paper, a box set of paints, and a set of paintbrushes. Check this option below when making your booking. This will be posted to you so please have your postal address entered correctly when booking and allow enough time when booking for the art box to be posted and received. If you book close to the date of the class then book class only and bring your own materials. Thank you.
What you'll need
If no Art Box is ordered then you will need:
  • 4 sheets of paper or a few sheets of paper and one canvas board or canvas to paint on for acrylic paints
  • a set of acrylic paints: white, black, red, blue, and yellow. Add more colours if you wish (eg green, brown, turquoise, etc) or mix these various colours and tones.
  • A small Water Spray Bottle (can be bought from Bunnings, Ikea, supermarkets)
  • Old cloths to clean up with: 1 x wet, 1 x dry
  • Water container to Clean brushes in
  • 2 Small dishes to create paint washes in
  • Palette (eg a sheet of plastic, ice-cream container lid or art palette)
  • Palette Knife (very handy for different techniques), or use a piece of strong cardboard or plastic. Something to use in a similar way...even a kitchen spatula!
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
Yvette Swan
Yvette Swan

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

4.9 (144)

Yvette Swan expresses through bold abstract and figurative paintings a message of freedom, of life. This is completely unknown, free, boundless, empty, full, nothing, and everything. “Nothing”, not as something to be discarded, but rather the empty fullness of aliveness, of freedom. Yvette currently lives in Sydney. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts. She has worked in the film and photographic industries. Since 2000 she became a professional artist and has had over 50 solo and group exhibitions, including the Wynne Landscape Prize at AGNSW, Metro Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Prize, and the Art Series Leeuwin Estate Collection. Yvette is included in the book “Unfinished Journeys” by Ken McGregor. Her paintings belong to private and public collections. Yvette has been a professional painter for solo and group exhibitions, art consultancy projects, art expos, and commissioned works for corporate, design, private, and art prizes.
Yvette also creates through writing; and has worked in the awareness and therapy fields with one-to-one sessions.

Verified reviews

We only show reviews from customers who have paid for and attended this class

Anastasia Joseski Dec 2023

30 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Super chill class. Yvette is wonderful instructor who is great at introducing styles of lots of different artists. Loved learning more about Kandinsky and challenging my usual painting style. Will definitely love doing more lessons.

Anastasia Joseski Nov 2023

30 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Yvette is a wonderful teacher. Class was run with great balance of structure & freedom in expression. Cannot wait to join another session.

Lynda Shevellar Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

What an amazing class! Best thing I have done all year. I was nervous about doing an art class via Zoom, but Yvette made it very easy and it actually was quite lovely just sitting painting, and chatting over the airwaves. The class was terrific - we spent about an hour reviewing some of the different techniques and basics and then launched into two really different artwork styles. My favourite part was when she showed us what we could do with a disastrous paining and how we could salvage and rework them. The class lasted for 3 hours, and was very well-paced, with breaks and many opportunities to ask questions and share progress. I also bought the materials through the class in advance (Bento Box) - so I knew I'd have to hand all that we needed, and I was impressed by the quality. I was so inspired I couldn't put the paintbrush down for two days afterwards. I can't wait to do another class. Thank you Yvette for the inspiration and encouragement. LS

Susan Shannon May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a fantastic art class. Yvette teaches very clearly and creatively. I felt I learned so much in the 3 hours and can’t wait to start using the new techniques. Well worth doing.

Learn Abstract and Landscape Painting review by Susan Shannon

Paul Gallagher Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Yvette is a wonderful artist and a great teacher. I learnt so much and would happily recommend her classes. 5 Stars!

Kaye Albon Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Yvette was a fantastic teacher who made the class feel relaxed. Her instruction was clear, allowing questions at any time and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Jessica Jepson Nov 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Yvonne was very informative and provided some great techniques during the class for abstract paintings.

Maria Vainio Oct 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Yvette is a great teacher. She took the time to explain techniques and demonstrate them so I was more confident painting abstract. Loved the end result.

Marine Trede Jul 2022

Yvette is an experienced artist.
Great class where I learnt new techniques that can be applied to any style of paintings.

Jamal Abilmona Jan 2022

Yvette was a wonderful teacher. She made my first attempt at water colour such a pleasant experience - just the perfect balance of instruction, support and practice. The class was presented at a good pace. Great way to start a Saturday morning!

Shiamala Karunakaran Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I really enjoyed the class and learned new techniques for painting too . Yvette is a great teacher and gave us the space to draw as we wanted too .

Petra Arifeae Oct 2021

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews

The teacher is brilliant and makes you feel comfortable to learn. It session was conversational and guiding and demonstrating while you have a go as well. I learnt so many new tips and tricks and highly recommend this class to anyone.

Learn Abstract Painting review by Petra Arifeae

Esther Langenegger Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Relaxing session and learned a few techniques for creating different painting effects with brushes, palette knives and sponges. Would have been better over 3 hours rather than 90 mins as it felt a bit rushed and I found it a bit difficult to both watch and do at what I thought was a fast pace. Very enjoyable though and would definitely recommend the class. Thanks Yvette. Esther

Stuart B Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A great class to encourage my beginners interest in abstract painting. I had fun with different techniques and the teacher was happy to answer questions. Came away from the class with several paintings and I continued painting after the workshop.

Patricia Pullen Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Yvette demonstrated various techniques which gave us a grounding for abstract painting in different effects and styles. Enjoyable and relaxing.

Elspeth Crosby Sep 2021

45 ClassBento workshops attended • 50 reviews

Relaxing process learning different techniques. An enjoyable session - plenty of ideas to keep going with for more abstract painting.

Alicia Shepard Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Very clear and thorough - fantastic creative inspiration! Thank you for this wonderful class! Will definitely keep an eye out for more!

Rebecca Devlin Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Loved the way the class was structured and the techniques taught throughout! Can’t wait to play more with the things i learnt

Painting class review by Rebecca Devlin

Cindy Marsh Sep 2021

I had a lovely time meditating and learning how to paint abstractly. Very lovely knowledgeable teacher. :-)

Kirsty Reynolds Sep 2021

We had so much fun!
Great class - perfect for beginner sand experienced alike and loved the breathing exercise too.
Thanks so much Yvette

Olivia Franklin Sep 2021

We really enjoyed this class! One small bit of feedback was that it would have been good to have some signposting at the start for what was going to be covered, as we were a bit confused when things kicked off. But overall we loved it :)

Anna Min Sep 2021

Great experience for beginners, really appreciated the time taken to show us and explain everything. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you for the lesson today, greatly appreciated. Anna and Dan

Jennie Zobel Aug 2021

The entire class was great, very good communication, demonstrating a very sound level of knowledge and creativity.
1 1/2 hours very much enjoyed!
Jennie Zobel

Painting class review by Jennie Zobel

Robyn Martin Mar 2021

I really enjoyed the class. Eyvette showed samples of technics and talked us through each part and gave us a clear understanding of the different tools and grow to use them it has inspired me to seek out art classes in the community thank you

Sara Doyle Mar 2021

It was wonderful! Yvette is friendly and made the whole experience very relaxing! I learned a lot of new techniques and feel more confident with exploring styles, techniques, mediums and materials. Very inspiring!

Stephanie Ng Feb 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I'm a complete beginner to painting or any art styles, and this class was super fun and relaxing. There's no pressure to paint in any specific way or style; Yvette teaches interesting techniques that were great to explore. It definitely sparked a joy for art that I'm very eager to pursue!

Learn Abstract Painting review by Stephanie Ng

Dianna Lang Jan 2021

Thanks Yvette for designing a balanced, thoughtful session packed with tools and techniques. I came away with new skills and plenty of inspiration.

Painting class review by Dianna Lang

Claudia Zines Jan 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

This class was a great intro and I really enjoyed trying out the recommended techniques but I must say I need a lot of work!

Lucy Pilkington Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really enjoyed making the time to do this. Nice escape, started with meditation and then explored and played, learnt painting techniques too. Nice way to spend a few hours.

Grace Wye Nov 2020

This was a really lovely class. Yvette has a calm, relaxed approach to the class and allows time for integrating new techniques. The meditation was well-suited and I left feeling like I had been equipped with tools to explore painting further in my own time. Would love to do it again. Thanks so much!

Painting class review by Grace Wye

Bianca Tomaino Oct 2020

Yvette was fantastic It was a lot of fun! Strongly recommend! Looking forward to more classes!

Shawnee Arranga Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was amazing - we had the best time! The materials for the class also arrived very quickly.

Elyse Lithgow Oct 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

A lovely teacher who created a calm and meditative experience. Abstract is hard to “teach” as it’s so individual but her techniques will help me create my own pieces.

Julisa Edwards Oct 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

This was an amazing class! I learnt a lot of painting techniques that I can't wait to start playing with in my art journey Also really loved that the class started out with a bit of meditation as I was feeling a bit anxious this morning, so helped ground me in what I was doing, and was super surprised when she announced class was over! Definitely want to check out Yvette's other classes

Painting class review by Julisa Edwards

Liz Clarke Sep 2020

This class with Yvette was great. The pace was perfect and I learned a lot.

Carer Vmch Sep 2020

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews

Yvette was a wonderful teacher for our young clients (ages 10/ 11). The class was well paced and had just the right amount of content to keep things interesting without making them feel rushed. The young people can now apply their newly learned skills for other creative endeavours in school holidays during Stage 4 restrictions.

Kristen Barrett Sep 2020

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

I really enjoyed this class, it was relaxed and fun! Yvette made learning easy and accessible to all levels.

Diana Costantini Sep 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great, relaxing way to spend a few hours. Meditation start was really lively too. Thank you

Rini Ismail Aug 2020

102 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews

Great virtual painting class with Yvette. We started with meditation, great to get that creativity going. Then Yvette showed various techniques, mixes of colour and how you can keep coming to your painting a few times till you know it's done. I also learnt what we can do if something doesn't work.

Really enjoyed the session. Thank you Yvette.

Michelle Arundel Aug 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

A great class! Very relaxing way to get started or back into art! A good demonstration of techniques and lots of time to play around with your creations! A good supply of paints and paint brushes to carry on experimenting after the class. Thank you Yvette!

Painting class review by Michelle Arundel

Freya Newton Aug 2020

Really enjoyed this session, we did it as a team building exercise. It ran really smoothly, it was easy to follow and we learnt some great techniques! Thanks Yvette!

Zoe Perrington Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

A great way to relax and learn at the same time. Thanks very much Yvette.

Caryl Barnes Aug 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Fantastic - lovely teaching style
Learnt so many techniques and feel inspired to keep painting on my own now. Thank you!

Learn Abstract Painting review by Caryl Barnes

Olivia Carter Aug 2020

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

I had a great time at the beginners abstract art online course. I was blown away by how many techniques there are to create abstract art. You would think it would be easy! It was good to have someone talk you through some of the techniques.

Alex Nixon Jul 2020

I enjoyed learning the new skills of washes and the use of different tools. It was a lovely and relaxing class.

Thanks Yvette.

Rini Ismail Jul 2020

102 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews

I had a wonderful time doing abstract painting with Yvette, utilizing the different tools and techniques. Triggers me to start exploring and understanding the interpretation of abstract paintings.

Naomi Byrnes Jun 2020

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

I really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, felt free to quietly sit and play with paint and listen to the different possibilities. Hearing about the artist who puts her surfaces out in nature inspired me to play a bit more with that after class. The message I took away was the possibility of continually layering and layering and layering over time. Thank you for the nurturing environment and encouragement to experiment, use affordable/free materials and have fun

Learn Abstract Painting review by Naomi Byrnes

Naomi Rundle Jun 2020

I've only ever worked with oils, so acrylics are new for me.i really enjoyed the class and got some great ideas.thanks !

Stephanie Frazer Jun 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Loads of fun! The time just flew by! Thank you for a great Saturday morning learning abstract painting :)

Anonymized Customer May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a terrific class, lots of fun and full of useful painting techniques. I loved Yvette's style of teaching, as she started with a meditation to connect you with your energy and creativity. She gave great instructions, along with the freedom to develop your own style and ideas for how to continue after the class. Thank you!

Marie Smith May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Lots of techniques learned-lovely atmosphere . Really enjoyed :)
Thank you so much Yvette. So many ideas now!

Victoria Barling May 2020

A great introduction to abstract art covering technique and three different styles. The examples were very helpful for guidance. The class moved along at a good pace and gave enough time to focus on each piece.

Sarah Robb May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was lots of fun and we learnt some great tips. Thanks very much Yvette!

Shannon Malone-Brierley Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Thanks so much! My son and I had such a great morning. Thanks so much.

Sharon Mickan Apr 2020

I was impressed by this online class - a great way to keep creatively inspired at home

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