Malou Zuidema

Malou Zuidema
Malou Zuidema Illustrations

Malou Zuidema Illustrations

Illustrator & Creative Workshop Facilitator

Malou Zuidema, painting, drawing and wine tasting teacher
4.8   (42)
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PROFILE

Hi! I'm Malou, I'm a Sydney based, Dutch illustrator and Teaching Artist. I create colourful and playful illustrations, often with a quirky joke.
My workshops are all about creativity, playfulness and having a great time, while going home with a piece of art that you didn’t know you could create before.
Workshops I run: Watercolours & wine, DIY cards, Recipe illustration and acrylic painting.



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5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 28 May 2019)


I had a great night. As a beginner I learnt a lot and Malou was conscious of the different ability groups. There was plenty of equipment to use. Time went quickly and everyone ended with a finished piece of work.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 28 May 2019)


A great class! Malou is a passionate and helpful teacher. She helps get good results quickly and offers extra tips and material knowledge via email if you require. The venue is cosy and professional.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 19 May 2019)


Held in a very nice studio, the instruction was a good balance between demonstration and personal feedback.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 7 Apr 2019)


We absolutely loved the course! Malou was very helpful and inspiring. She had a one on one with all of us and was able to provide the insights and tricks specific to our paintings. None of the girls have painted in the last 10 years, so it was a great experience :) After the course, I have actually went and bought paints and paper :)

5

For Watercolour & Wine

By (attended on 14 Mar 2019)


I had my first watercoloring class with Malou and I enjoyed it throughout. The class was causal, fun and entertaining. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 5 Mar 2019)


Brilliant event, learnt so much in such a short time, gave me courage to put brush to paper. Malou a delight and so helpful, great venue.Would recommend

5

For Drawing Crash Course

By (attended on 10 Mar 2019)


Malou was an excellent teacher, full of energy and very attentive (impressively she also remembered everyone's name after just a brief intro - there were 10 of us!). We learnt some fun ways to improve our creativity as well as some more formal techniques. All in all, a fun and fulfilling afternoon. Highly recommended!

5

For Drawing Crash Course

By (attended on 10 Mar 2019)


Malou was so encouraging and understanding. She made the class so enjoyable and I really felt so much more confident when I left with my drawing skills. I'll work more on my drawing as I only managed to complete the lighter stretch, not the shading and darker lines it needs. I love that we could choose to draw anything and she gave us all individual attention to help with our own specific goals. Also, Malou was so accommodating with the date and time and was a pleasure to organise the class with. The venue was fantastic and great to have a fridge there too. Thanks Malou! We'll be back for a water colour class!

5

For Drawing Crash Course

By (attended on 10 Mar 2019)


Nice Studios with welcoming atmosphere. Malou treated us well and showed us many tricks and concepts. She took time for every participant. Well worth visiting!

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 5 Mar 2019)


A fun and relaxing evening with Malou! It was great to have a demonstration and receive tips on techniques, then we were free to work on our own painting. There was plenty of opportunity for Malou to attend to everyone individually throughout the duration of the evening, helping us along the way.
Definitely recommend this workshop and thank you, Malou!

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 3 Mar 2019)


A great afternoon activity! The teacher was excellent and the class was held in a quirky venue, suitable for artistic endeavours! I can highly recommend doing this course.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 5 Mar 2019)


Enjoyed the class, the teacher and the space, everyone working to create our own masterpiece. Have learnt so much technique wise. Recommend indeed.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 3 Mar 2019)


This was a great basic class to learn about water colours. Malou was lovely and demonstrated the basics of watercolour then we did our own. It was a fun class as we had some champagne and Manou provided nibbles. She also provided all the materials. I would highly recommend this class for anyone looking for a fun creative way to spend a few hours learning something new.

4

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 3 Mar 2019)


Very pleasant afternoon. Malou is an excellent teacher, very encouraging and helpful.
Venue is lovely full of natural light. Glass of bubbles was an elegant touch

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 3 Mar 2019)


The teacher Malou, was lovely and all materials were provided. We sat at a large table in a delightful large open studio room. Instructions were given and lessons practiced before we attempted to create our masterpieces under Malou's guidance and supervision. It was a wonderful afternoon and we all painted some amazing pictures. I want to come back for more.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 3 Mar 2019)


Fabulous class. Teacher was really patient, positive and helpful. Venue was light, airy and spacious. Plenty of materials for each person. A great afternoon. Would recommend it to anyone wanting an intro to watercolours

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 16 Feb 2019)


The water colour class was incredibly easy to book and Malou was very easy to communicate with to create a custom piece for a hen’s night. The finished product looked incredible and the instructor perfectly managed the group: assisting those who needing it and letting others go at their own pace.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 29 Jan 2019)


Malou was lovely and knowledgeable and made everyone feel comfortable regardless of their skill level.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 5 Feb 2019)


Great class lovely atmosphere and teacher had lots of time to show individual tips and tricks and answer questions. Beautiful space and just a great class highly recommend.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 5 Feb 2019)


We had such a wonderful time learning some watercolour basics with Malou in a beautiful Surry Hills studio. Malou is a very experienced teacher with such talent in watercolour painting (we watched in awe as she demonstrated some techniques to us on paper - painting a sliced watermelon the right way up for us, but upside-down for her). All materials provided were of utmost quality and there were even some yummy snacks too! Such a great class and very good value for money. I feel much more confident with watercolours now, and hope to be back for more classes in the future. Thank you, Malou!

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 5 Feb 2019)


Malou is a fantastic and professional teacher. Her studio is spacious, bright and welcoming. Everything was set up beautifully when we arrived and the guidance provided was perfect as Malou was able to cater to beginners (like me) as well as more advanced students. There is a lot of opportunity in the class to take it in your own direction or seek more guidance if you so wish. Thank you Malou for a lovely evening! Cat

4

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 1 Feb 2019)


A fun and relaxing way to spend an evening. Mallou was a great teacher and our group enjoyed it.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 29 Jan 2019)


Fun class and great teacher. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an introduction to watercolours!


4

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 21 Jan 2019)


Everything was set up, materials (and snacks!) provided. Good paint. The teacher was very friendly, hands on, helpful. We learned some good techniques at the start. I would have liked to learn even more techniques as a beginner. But overall great value for money compared to other classes.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 29 Jan 2019)


Had such a great time, Malou was knowledgeable and helpful. I was super happy to leave with a couple of completed works and the knowledge to keep on painting and improving!

Thanks, Malou!

5

For Travel Illustration Class

By (attended on 27 Dec 2018)


Malou was very attentive and helpful. We throughly enjoyed the class and found the setting really comfortable. We had a small baby in the group with their mum, but the space was big enough and we didn't feel out of place. We booked this for my friends hen do and this was the theme during the day that was set up. Don't hesitate book for a laugh, to get your creative juices flowing and a good time filler. Don't need to be an expert artist Malou helps and adds to your design. Great addition of snacks and boy drinks! Thanks for a great day!

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 18 Dec 2018)


Malou was encouraging and enthusiastic. She had some great hacks for watercolour paintings. The other students were really nice and there were many companionable silences as we zoned in on our work. Would love to do another course in the new year.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 18 Dec 2018)


Great class! Malou was super helpful, starting with a quick intro to some watercolour techniques, and giving everyone individual attention throughout the class. I'd definitely recommend this course!

4

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 4 Dec 2018)


The Surry Hills venue was good - a short walk from central station, and the 10 of us had plenty of room on a long table to work independently. This 'crash course' is a good way to understand the process of water colouring and to appreciate how it differs from using oils and acrylic paint. We started with some practical exercises helped and then attempted something of our own design. This is an introduction only, and I think artistic results depend on being able to draw well to start with, and then a lot of practice with the water colouring. It was a fun evening and I enjoyed learning something new with Malou.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 29 Nov 2018)


What a fantastic session! Thankyou Malou - you were so accomodating to our requests and you shaped the whole session to suit our team, our personalities, and our beginner-level expertise! Great venue and great experience - will definitely book you again for future events!

4

For Drawing Crash Course

By (attended on 29 Nov 2018)


Really enjoyable class and I learnt a lot about pencils and the basic of drawing.

4

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 17 Nov 2018)


Our teacher Malou was so friendly and so helpful it was lots of fun and I really enjoyed the class

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 17 Nov 2018)


Our small group had enormous fun and surprised ourselves with what we could achieve in a couple of hours. Malou was very helpful, approachable and attentive. I’d definitely recommend it!

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 10 Nov 2018)


This class was excellent! Perfect if you’ve never picked up a paint brush before. Malou is a great teacher and happy to guide everyone at their own pace. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking of trying it out :)

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 10 Nov 2018)


What a wonderful class. Malou was lovely and very positive and encouraging. Amazing value for money with all paints, brushes, paper, nibble and venue. Most classes are BYO all materials. The freedom to do our own pieces was great with constant support and feedback with a small group. I’m definitely going to do another as it was so fun the 2 and a half hours flew past.

5

For Travel Illustration Class

By (attended on 2 Nov 2018)


Amazing workshop with a hearted artist! We were stopover toursits with limited days @Sydney. Quick positive response from Malou accepting us to have a special morning session. Enjoyed every moment of creating my unqiue travel map with mixed of watercolor and crafting in a nice studio with snack and coffee; Malou is a pro in watercolor! Haven't done much drawings for long & pickup my basic skills again after her demonstration. Really got motivated in her workshop & definitely pickup my paintbrush again!

P.S. We spent much time in preparation, slow in execution & she kindly extended our session to complete our maps! Thanks a lot!

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 3 Nov 2018)


We booked Malou for a Hen's event catering for about 13 guests. She provided all the necessary materials and light snacks. Malou is a great teacher and most importantly we all had fun! Some of us are now inspired to take up water colour painting as a hobby!

Thanks for a fantastic experience :)

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 17 Sep 2018)


A great course. Informative, fun and relaxed. Malou was generous with her time and put in a lot of effort to help us get a great result. Definitely will be doing this course again.
Highly recommended

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 17 Sep 2018)


I loved the class! It was so relaxing and inspiring, perfect after work activity. I loved how everyone could do their own thing and still get tips from Malou. She was fantastic! I went out and bought paints and brushes the very next day!

4

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 17 Sep 2018)


Great introductory class to using water colours for a novice. Malou was great, very accessible and personable in her teaching style. Great venue, great materials. Highly recommend.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 17 Sep 2018)


Malou was a great teacher. All 5 students had not used watercolour before and she gave us all alot of encouragement.
We learnt about how to wash, blend and mix colours then we chose our own picture or used one of her still lifes.
She demonstrated how to start off and then individually helped us all.
The venue was awesome with comfortable surroundings, nibbles provided and nice chill out music playing.
The materials were of good quality and the value for money for this crash course was excellent. I just wish it went on for longer,it was over too soon!
Nice to take home my first watercolour, I was surprised my first painting turned out ok. It definitely helped having a small class too.
Highly recommend her class.

5

For Watercolour Crash Course

By (attended on 8 Sep 2018)


The studio was nice and comfortable for a small group event. Snacks were provided as well as champagne glasses. Malou was fantastic in explaining the basics of the watercolour painting and she was really helpful and patient to help us improving in our paintings.
My friends and I had enjoyed the class, and I would definitely recommend Malou's class to friends who are interested in painting and future groups activities.



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