Melody Suranyi, print making and painting teacher

Melody Suranyi

Melody Suranyi

location_on Lambton, Newcastle

local_activity classes: Watercolour PaintingPrint MakingPainting

5.0 (21)

Hi my name is Melody and I am an Artist, Muralist and Teacher with a passion for bringing the joy of creating art to others. Join me to learn new art skills in a fun and relaxing environment and take home a masterpiece you are proud of.




Christine Feros Apr 2024

Loved Melody’s watercolour workshop. Bright enthusiastic energy and love for art.
The venue was like a holiday away from home atmosphere.
Workshop so well planned to every detail with your own Travel watercolour journey book.
We were shown step by step how to mix colours and what brush to use and different techniques with water or dry on paper.
Yummy delicious afternoon tea with refreshing varied teas and coffee.
Workshop was value for money.
I loved every minute at Melody’s workshop.
Fellow artists beautiful group of ladies very talented artists
Thanks chrissyferos

Lorraine Connor Apr 2024

I had such an enjoyable afternoon. Melody is a delightful and very talented young woman. The venue, art supplies, and instruction were all of a high standard. Melody provided great instruction and feedback, the company and afternoon tea was great, and we all left happy with the art we had created. Thank you Mel, I will definitely participate in any further classes you facilitate.

Tegann Kelly Apr 2024

Melody was so warm, inviting and patient. The class is perfectly curated for beginners and those with any prior experience. She is one talented cookie! Loved the experience

Painting class review by Tegann Kelly - Newcastle

Caroline Arthur Mar 2024

Such a beautiful space to explore watercolours and travel journaling. Melody walked us through the steps of capturing a travel memory, in a friendly and very relaxed atmosphere. She explained watercolour techniques clearly before we experimented in the beautiful journal we received as part of the class. Lovely materials, great value for money and a yummy afternoon tea. I highly recommend Melody's workshop. I can't wait to hit the road and fill my travel journal with memories. Thank you, Melody.

Dan Bowles Mar 2024

Melody was a super friendly, fun and informative teacher. I'd love to do more of her courses. The studio she works from is light and airy, and a fantastic environment for sharing an afternoon.

Karena Therese Thomas Mar 2024

Melody is a great teach, it was such a nice way to spend an afternoon. I look forward to practicing what I learned on my travels!

Donna Goode Mar 2024

Melody was so great, she explained everything so well for us total beginners and didn’t go through things too fast. Afternoon tea that was provided was a wonderful surprise and everyone was so happy with their finished work. Absolutely recommend this workshop to anyone at any level, you don’t need to be good at drawing to do this if you’re concerned.

Debra Sutton Mar 2024

This class was really good!
I loved it! Xx
The tutor was excellent. Such a pleasant studio and amazing afternoon tea!

Glenn Hardy Mar 2024

The class was absolutely brilliant!

Melody was exceptional and she engaged very well with the group!

Susie Quayle Mar 2024

Great class for beginners with a fantastic teacher. Melody showed us how to apply paint to dry and wet paper, colour wash, mix colours, and then helped us bring it altogether to create a painting in our watercolour travel journal. Hard to believe that within 4 short hours you could learn so much plus produce a passable first-effort painting! The studio is light and airy, afternoon tea was delicious and Melody is a great host who knows how to impart her knowledge. Highly recommended.

Stephne Edwards Mar 2024

An enjoyable afternoon with lots of helpful advice from Melody. Really good value for money and I would definitely recommend.

Watercolour Travel Journalling Workshop review by Stephne Edwards - Newcastle

Toni Graham Mar 2024

Melody was a very calm and patient teacher, her examples were easy to follow and I have come away with a greater knowledge and confidence in painting with watercolours

Liz Hart Mar 2024

Mel was so wonderful, and I loved every part of this class! She made me believe that I (have pretty minimal natural creative talent) could do watercolour painting, and I did! I was shocked at what I achieved but Mel broke down the process so easily and made it fun and simple to follow.

I would 100% recommend this class! But be cautious that you will catch the watercolour travel bug and won’t want to stop doing it!

Thanks Mel! Can’t wait to do more classes like this one with you!

Liane Peyra Mar 2024

Brilliant class! Mel is so kind and patient, and fun! She walked us through different watercolour techniques and then showed us how to use them in our landscape artwork. She was excellent at catering for the various levels of skill within the class. Will definitely be coming again

Sarah Phillipson Feb 2024

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews

Had an amazing time doing lino printing today! Melody is a great teacher and the class had a very relaxed feel. She's also a seriously great person, I accidentally left my stamp behind and she rang me as soon as she noticed so I could come back and get it!

I would definitely recommend this class to anyone of any skill level, I've never done anything like this since high school forever ago and had such a great time and made something I'm super happy with!

Sarah Jovanovski Feb 2024

I really enjoyed the watercolour travel journaling workshop! All the materials were supplied which was great, and the art studio was a beautiful space to work in. We had a lovely group of women and our art teacher Melody was full of joy and enthusiasm for what she was teaching, and very supportive and encouraging. Loved working with watercolours, learning technique and painting our own picture at the end. Loved it.

Karyne Ang Feb 2024

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I attended the workshop by Melody Suranyi on the Watercolour Travel Journalling Workshop. Right from the start (email with welcome and directions) were very clear and well organised. The venue was very conducive to learning and crafting/painting. The workshop was well structured, well paced and I felt a great sense of achievement with my finished piece. I have not painted for over 40 years since school days! Melody taught the fundamentals of water-colouring, techniques, what colours and brushes to use, before we started on our selected pieces from our travel photos. It was amazing how a few basics helped me achieve my finished result. The workshop suits beginners all the way to more advanced painters as we all work at our own pace in a structured but not controlling environment. She knows her stuff! Highly recommended.

Tara Clark Jan 2024

I loved everything about this workshop! The space was absolutely beautiful and Melody was an excellent teacher. I had so much fun and picked up a whole new skill set as an absolute beginner. I’m so happy with my stamps and would book again in a heartbeat

Jane Suranyi Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My husband and I have recently completed a lovely watercolour workshop. We were greeted by Melody, our friendly host and teacher. She welcomed us into her bright and inviting art and craft space with hot drinks. We spent some time chatting with the other students before embarking on our art adventure. The well thought out activities progressed from brush control through techniques for colour mixing and culminated with a complete painting.
Following this workshop we have the confidence and skills to fill the complimentary art journal with paintings of our neighbourhood and travels.

Joanne Rigby Jan 2024

I had a great time in Melody’s class. She created such a welcoming, encouraging and creative space for everyone to learn in.
Thank you Melody for sharing your skills and passion for art.
I highly recommend Melody’s art classes!

Hannah Juliet Rowe Jan 2024

Melody was a delight! She is kind, supportive, helpful and approachable. She engaged all the students during the class and promoted an inclusive space. Her teaching style enabled us to inflict our own creative flare and she gave various suggestions on how to personalise our artwork. There were many techniques to try and she easily catered for beginners! I would highly recommend taking a class with Melody even if your not much of a painter (like me!) as you will feel like you have not really sat there long at all (even though you have been painting for 4 hours!).

Acrylic Painting Workshop review by Hannah Juliet Rowe - Newcastle

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