Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to paint with watercolours to create vibrant cockatoos and flamboyant birds

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 40 (public dates), 6 to 50

label $45 - $79 (or 4 payments of $11.25 - $19.75 Afterpay)
($45 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 you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

In this popular live streaming class, your talented and supportive teacher Carlie Edwards will walk you through the fun process to paint your own beautiful Australian birds!

You’ll get to play with a range of simple watercolour techniques and special effects at home that will help get you relaxed and confident with this gorgeous medium, before creating your lovely watercolour bird artworks.

We’ll give you a series of bird templates to choose from, so there are no drawing skills required. This means everyone’s creations are different; you get to embrace your creativity and add your own artistic flair!

We love seeing your unique artworks, but for those who prefer to follow a step-by-step process, Carlie will walk you through one simple bird and one more advanced bird during the workshop.

Over two-and-a-half-hours hours you'll learn:

  • How to apply watercolours
  • Tools and techniques to achieve special effects
  • How to navigate ‘happy accidents’ and simple ways to make corrections
  • Colour mixing, colour theory and how to choose colours for your artwork
  • Tips to frame your brand new masterpieces!

The workshop will be delivered over an interactive Zoom session, with the option for your own complete watercolour craft box delivered to your door. Can't make the session time? Don't worry! You'll also receive a recording of the entire workshop afterwards via email, to replay whenever you like!

Painting tropical birds in loose, flowing colours is a beautiful skill to learn, and is the perfect way to introduce you to the mesmerising art of watercolour!

Please note: Although boxes are dispatched the same or next business day, they may take longer to arrive than usual due to the current NSW and VIC lockdowns, so I'm currently unable to guarantee delivery times. If booking too close to the workshop, your kit may not arrive in time for the live session, however, an Express Post upgrade is available. You will also still receive the workshop recording to playback whenever you like.

Add-on available for this class
  • Upgrade to Express Post ($4)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Set of brilliant watercolour paints
  • Brushes
  • High-quality watercolour paper
  • Workshop templates
  • Workshop guide sheet

Please note: If you don't require a class box, you can select 'class only' and you will still receive all templates and guides as a PDF to your email address.
What you'll need
Just a lead pencil, two cups/jars of water, and a tissue or paper towel to keep handy!
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 10 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

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

Your teacher
Earthdrawn Studio
Earthdrawn Studio

4.9 (117)

Earthdrawn Studio is based in sunny Queensland and was founded by watercolour and pencil artist, Carlie Edwards.

Growing up among the bush and beach in Byron Bay is the foundation and inspiration behind much of Carlie’s work, which has a high focus on gorgeous Australian wildlife.

Earthdrawn Studio offers a range of gorgeously fun and flowy art classes, drawing you into an enchanting world of colour, imagination and intricate details.

Verified reviews

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Zheng Li Sep 2021

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a fantastic class, fun and relaxing. Wonderful teacher with excellent technical manner looked after so many participants in class. I really enjoyed it. Hope there are more classes available.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Zheng Li

Trish Lewis Sep 2021

It was excellent. Relaxing. Clear explanations and helpful tips. Wish there were more classes currently available. Thanks, Carlie. Enjoy your new arrival.

Roslyn Jolly Sep 2021

This was a fantastic class, packed with useful instruction in watercolour painting but also fun and relaxed. I think everyone was surprised at how well their pictures turned out! Carlie has a lovely manner and was very calm and approachable throughout the class.

Elaine Tieu Sep 2021

Time flies when you're having fun at Carlie's watercolour workshop. I learnt and practised many new techniques under her careful and patient instructions. Highly recommend this workshop for anyone interested in learning watercolour painting!

Molly Bailey Sep 2021

I had the most wonderful time in this class and learnt lots! Great teacher, super engaging and super encouraging. Loved it!

Jenny Burke Sep 2021

Very organised and well run. Felt I learnt a lot about watercolours. Really enjoyed it.

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Kat Colgan Sep 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

This was such a great class! Carlie was a wonderful teacher and I was so impressed with what I was able to create as a beginner. Will definitely do more of her classes :)

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Kat Colgan

Marilyn Fetch Sep 2021

Really enjoyed. Learned so much about the use of watercolours. Thank you had a great time

Ella Madden Sep 2021

29 ClassBento workshops attended • 30 reviews

This was such a great class. Carlie is a wonderful teacher, she made everything very easy to follow and I had such a great time painting birds!

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Ella Madden

Diana Ilardi Sep 2021

The class is really fun and Carlie is really lovely and approachable. She explains every step clearly which is great for beginners (like me!)

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Diana Ilardi

Jeanette Madden Sep 2021

Such an enjoyable morning learning to paint native birds, and I managed to produce two paintings that I’m proud of! I’ll definitely do another of Carlie’s classes.

Suzanne Lewis Sep 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This is such a fun class, really well paced and engaging. You finish with two native Australian bird paintings and lots of tips and tricks to enable you to keep painting and creating your own pictures. Thank you Carlie.

Katherine Hopcroft Sep 2021

An absolutely fantastic course! I learned so many techniques, tricks and tips! The course just flew by because it was so engaging!

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Katherine Hopcroft Sydney

Hannah Lyon Sep 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Great class, I joined as a complete novice, instruction was fantastic, really happy with what I produced, plus it was a fantastic way of spending a day in lockdown!

Christine Lockey Sep 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Really good class. I learnt several new techniques. It was well paced and I was able to produce two finished pieces of work.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Christine Lockey

Kylie Foreshew Sep 2021

Fantastic I wish I could do more of your classes. Good luck with your maternity leave.

Michelle Gardiner Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We did a private class for my teenage daughter's birthday during lockdown. Each guest received her kit in plenty of time and join in easily. It was a huge hit, so much fun and everyone was laughing and learning. They now get together via Zoom to paint, using the kit we each received and the techniques we learned. Everything was so easy to learn and I am so proud of my birds, even though I am NOT creative or artsy in any way. Highly recommend this class for groups or just yourself. I found it a great way to destress and be mindful when lockdown gets to be too much.

Painting workshop review by Michelle Gardiner

Kelly Zangari Aug 2021

It was a really enjoyable workshop. I look forward to doing more. Carlie was a great teacher.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Kelly Zangari Sydney

Jeanine Lewis Aug 2021

I have now done 3 classes each better then the last. Amazing class & awesome teacher. Highly recommended.

Rosa Bonilla Aug 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

I really enjoyed this class. Carlie is very friendly and explained everything in detail. I was very happy with my painting!

Painting workshop review by Rosa Bonilla

Lynn Noyes Aug 2021

I LOVED this class. This is the third class I’ve taken with Carlie from Earthdrawn Studio and she is such a great teacher. I love that the session is recorded. It’s hard to watch and paint at the same time so it’s great that we can go back and watch it over and over as we are painting. Thanks Carlie!

Painting workshop review by Lynn Noyes

Kate Hooke Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

This was a fabulous class. The perfect “escape” from Sydney lockdown. Carlie is an amazing teacher. Can’t wait to do more of her classes.

Heather Harvey Aug 2021

Carlie is a lovely teacher and once again I have 2 funky artworks! The online class went smoothly and I'd recommend it :) I got the kit and the class combo and it is perfect

Painting workshop review by Heather Harvey Sydney

Nicole Carbines Aug 2021

Carly was really friendly and easy to follow. I enjoyed the class very much and would recommend.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Nicole Carbines Sydney

Naomi Pethybridge Aug 2021

What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon learning new watercolour techniques and creating beautiful bird artwork. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday in lockdown with two of my friends also joining in from their homes. Carlie was a great teacher and a very skilled artist. She is also an excellent communicator with a phone call to check in and e-mails with tips sent out before the class to ensure I was prepared for an afternoon full of fun and playing with paint. I would highly recommend the workshop and I'm looking forward to attending another of Carlie's online workshops soon.

Painting workshop review by Naomi Pethybridge Sydney

Lisa Pichler Aug 2021

30 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews

Really helpful and very good guidance. All my children and I gave this ago and really enjoyed it.

Debbie Key Aug 2021

fantastic class,lesson is easy to understand and follow with great results,this is my third course with this teacher and will definately do another class ,thankyou ,
my confidence and knowledge in watercolor is building

Painting workshop review by Debbie Key

Katrina Dunks Aug 2021

Thanks Carlie, that was a wonderful class for us to attend online with family for a special celebration. As our family members are in different locations and not able to travel it was perfect for us. The class was taught with very easy to understand explanations and we could clearly see what we needed to do. The materials arrived in plenty of time and were lovely to use. We were all able to enjoy this and everyone, young and old, was happy with what was achieved in this art class!

Karen Spencer Aug 2021

The class was great for a beginner I had no trouble understanding any of the technicians that were explained in the class although I didn’t get them that will come in time thank you for an enjoyable afternoon

Katrina Dunks Aug 2021

Carlie, thanks for teaching us your art work
and you're so great thank you.

Eric Emerick Aug 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Fantastic well organised class. Instructor was very informative. Great painting that’s wall worthy ❤️. Will definitely sign up again.

Vanessa Mozayani Aug 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews

Loved this class Lots of great techniques. I can’t wait for the next class Carlie gave really great instructions.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Vanessa Mozayani Sydney

Elizabeth Sobey Jun 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The Zoom format made it accessible to participate where standard workshops are suitable. Sufficient time to complete 2 of the birds. Would have liked some more tips on painting the other 2 supplied in the materials.

Amy McKerrow Jun 2021

It was a great afternoon where we learnt how to use watercolours in addition to brush techniques. We came away feeling confident in the skills we had learnt. The online class was really interactive and was not limited in any way. My best friend, her two teenage daughters and myself spent quality time together while having fun painting some beautiful Australian birds. Definitely recommend to do as an individual or with a few friends.

Elspeth Crosby Jun 2021

28 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Very enjoyable afternoon. Thanks Carlie - I will be doing more of your classes in the future.

Painting workshop review by Elspeth Crosby

Jade Johnston Jun 2021

Really enjoyed the class, the teacher was lovely and gave such brilliant instructions. I didn’t think I was artistic or talented enough to paint anything, and I’m so proud and impressed with myself with what I’ve created. I learnt so many great techniques, really looking forward to doing another class with Carlie

Painting workshop review by Jade Johnston

Sue Fearnley Jun 2021

Carlie was an excellent teacher! This was a fun class and i learnt a lot of new skills!

Denise Rasmussen Mar 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this class. The paintbrushes supplied in the kit were easy to use & of good quality.
It is amazing the variety of paint colours you can create to apply to the birds. Carlie had her workspace set up so I had a clear vision of what she was demonstrating & explaining for each exercise. Thankyou.
Denise, Geelong Vic

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Birds at Home review by Denise Rasmussen Sydney

Emily Naismith Mar 2021

So much fun! It was surprisingly easy to paint a beautiful bird thanks to the thoughtful instructions and advice.

Rebecca Boreham Mar 2021

Great class, excellent new techniques. The class kits are really good too. Thanks Earthdrawn Studio!

Painting workshop review by Rebecca Boreham

Amanda Naismith Mar 2021

Had such a fun afternoon painting 2 beautiful birds in water colour. I learnt so much and cannot wait to paint again! Thank you so much

Jasmin Tilsley Mar 2021

This was a real fun evening spent with my mum on her birthday ❤️ learnt alot, thank you.

Hannah Boyle Mar 2021

Thanks Carlie, a great class with a patient instructor. We learnt lots and had fun - she can squeeze a lot of content into an hour if you are time restricted too :)

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