Learn Abstract Painting

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Unwind and learn abstract painting techniques at home!

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 59 (public dates), 5 to 99

label $35 - $79 (or 4 payments of $8.75 - $19.75 Afterpay)
($35 for Class only, no box, $79 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 business days. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

This live online abstract painting class will provide you with the opportunity to create abstract paintings from the natural essence of freedom.

During the online class, what's shared are painting techniques to help you on your way - washes, layers, application with different tools - all to create some abstract paintings.

It is a relaxed and fun class where there are no rules. Simply enjoy naturally creating and being together - it will do wonders for your mental health.

If you're looking for creative things to do at home, then abstract painting is the perfect way to experience the joy of life!

Class is for adults but children from seven years upwards are welcome as well.

Knowledge required
Adult class but children from 7 yrs onwards are welcome. No previous experience required and experience is also welcome.
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • a set of paintbrushes
  • a set of packaged coloured paints
  • an A4 pad of paper for acrylic paints
What you'll need
Note: A Colour Mixing Chart as a helpful guide will be emailed to you upon booking.

  • 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
  • 3 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!
  • a Small Sponge (eg kitchen or car) cut into smaller pieces.

If No art box is purchased then please bring the following:
  • A set of Paintbrushes (eg 1 x small, 2 x medium, 1 x large)
  • 5 sheets of art paper for acrylic paint (or an art pad of paper)
  • small pots/tubes of paint. Primary colours (red, white, black, blue, yellow) and any other colours you like, eg green, turquoise, other variations.
Blue and red create purple; yellow and blue create green; blue, yellow, red create brown; white creates lighter tones of colours; black creates darker tones of colours. Bring the colour mixing chart with you (downloadable when class booked in).
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is great for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home. Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 7 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
Yvette Swan
Yvette Swan

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

4.8 (94)

For over the past 20 years I have been a professional artist in the medium of painting. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, College of Fine Arts, Sydney. I worked in the film and photographic industries to then come back full circle to my love of painting. From this love I have exhibited in over 40 solo and group shows in galleries within Australia. Through my work I explore the essence of life – freedom, love, the unknown.

I also support people through one to one mentoring sessions; classes, and retreats. Challenges with feeling separate, circumstances, emotions, the body, stories/thoughts, are all what comes and goes in this vastness of freedom. (for Mentoring sessions please contact me via my Instagram).

Verified reviews

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

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

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

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 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

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

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

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Elspeth Crosby Sep 2021

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

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

Alicia Shepard Sep 2021

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

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

Painting workshop review by Rebecca Devlin Sydney

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 workshop 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

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 workshop review by Dianna Lang

Claudia Zines Jan 2021

5 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 workshop 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 workshop 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

105 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

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

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

Diana Costantini Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

Rini Ismail Aug 2020

75 ClassBento workshops attended • 75 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 workshop 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

75 ClassBento workshops attended • 75 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

16 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

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

3 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

4 ClassBento workshops attended

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

Victoria Barling May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

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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