Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Enjoy a watercolour painting experience at home focusing on exciting native insects



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 35 (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
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Book or Request your preferred time
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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.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Please note: if booking within one week of the workshop, your kit may not arrive in time for the live session, however, you will still receive the recording to playback whenever you like.

From the tropical Daintree Rainforest to our own backyard gardens, there’s a myriad of Australia’s own native fluttery friends that are begging you to paint them!

In our newest exciting watercolour workshop, you’ll learn some cool, creative and fun techniques to paint some of your favourites from sweet Blue-Banded bees, flamboyant Ulysses Butterflies, alluring ladybirds and elegant Tiger Dragonflies; what a wonderful celebration of Australia’s own beautiful little fauna (yes – we never knew a blue bee existed either!)

Watercolour and its loose, fluid style is a beautiful skill to learn, and our workshops are a perfect introduction to this gorgeous medium, even if you’ve never tried it before.

Join Aussie illustrator Carlie Edwards as she first guides you in a practice session on mixing colours, brush techniques, layering, special effects and how to add detail to your final piece. Then the fun begins; choose from a range of insect templates included in your kit to create two of your own masterpieces during the workshop.

Enjoy playing with vivid colours to bring our well-loved fluttery friends to life, as Carlie walks through a simple painting and a more advanced painting. Choose to follow along step by step, or get creative with your own colour combinations.

We love that everyone’s results are always unique, and this workshop encourages creative expression to have fun with whatever colour choices you like!

You'll be equipped with a myriad of new skills to "wow" your friends with a beautiful handpainted card or gift, or create some gorgeous new artwork to frame on your wall!

Pour yourself a glass of something delicious and get comfortable to enjoy this mindful painting activity. You'll get lots of help throughout the class to ensure you get the most out of your experience and produce a lovely piece of insect artwork to be proud of.


Add-on available for this class
  • Upgrade to Express Post ($4)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly.
 
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
A lead pencil, two cups of water and a paper towel. And of course your enthusiasm for some fun!
 
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 nice gift for her or gift for mum.

Your teacher
Earthdrawn Studio
Earthdrawn Studio

4.9 (117)
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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

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


Ashlee Nov 2021

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


I loved this course! Carlie gave excellent explanations and squeezed a lot of helpful demonstrations into the 2.5 hour class. I really appreciated that a video replay was made available so that we could review the lesson to better absorb the material, as well as the additional templates of the last two insects for us to have a go on our own. I was brand new to watercolour before this course. The butterfly was my first watercolour painting ever, and while I still have a long way to go, I feel that I learnt a lot through this session :)

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home review by Ashlee

Niamh Kavanagh Oct 2021


Very enjoyable and interactive. Carlie is a great instructor!

Benjamin Morgan Sep 2021


Carlie ran a great session for us that was fun and engaging. I'd strongly recommend her workshop for anyone interested in water colours or as a team building exercise.
The session was well organised and run with a great camera setup for demonstrating to a remote audience. Her passion and enthusiasm for the art came through clearly in the session.

Emily Salisbury Aug 2021


Had a fabulous time, learnt so much it was a great way to spend the weekend !

Lisa Pichler Aug 2021

30 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Lots of fun and relaxing, some mindfulness as we learned. Teacher is patient, kind and very informative, will do again.

Maisie Minikin Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I loved this class. Carly is a wonderful teacher. Highly recommended for a relaxing arvo.

Painting workshop review by Maisie Minikin

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Whendiey Stewart Aug 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Just loved this class. This is my third class with Carlie and I have learnt so very much. Carlie is so giving and the class is very easy to follow. It’s lots of fun.
Xx
Thank you.
I’ve added my finished bee below

Painting workshop review by Whendiey Stewart Sydney

Wendy Ducat Aug 2021


Loved it thank you! The box was great and so enjoyed your thoughtful tips and the step by step support. Only thought is a little more time giving one to one feedback - probably a bit challenging via zoom and because the class is action packed. Thanks again Carlie

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home review by Wendy Ducat Sydney

Wendy Ducat Aug 2021


Loved it thank you! The box was great and so enjoyed your thoughtful tips and the step by step support. Only thought is a little more time giving one to one feedback - probably a bit challenging via zoom and because the class is action packed. Thanks again Carlie

Painting workshop review by Wendy Ducat Sydney

Vanessa Mozayani Aug 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews


I loved this class. It really is therapeutic whilst in lockdown. Learnt new techniques and created 2 lovey artworks to be proud of. Carlie is a wonderful teacher. I have booked into all her classes and look forward to the next one.

Painting workshop review by Vanessa Mozayani

Kate Hooke Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


I loved today’s class with Carlie, she is a fabulous teacher who is incredibly generous with her knowledge.

Fran Cane Aug 2021


My friend and I really enjoyed this workshop, it was well structured and created two beautiful creatures. Having the recording of the session is a bonus as it means we can keep practising to develop our skills. Thank you

Danyel Herbert Aug 2021


Mum and I joined this class as a lockdown activity and it was wonderful! I already had the all the materials and even though we had different brands of paint, it was still very easy to follow. My mum, who’s self described as “not creative”, had a lot of fun and I did see a fun creative side to her. We both throughly enjoyed the class and would recommend to anyone that asked.

Eric Emerick Aug 2021

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


Fantastic class. Have done the bird and now insect water colours. Instructor is patient and thorough. Love it.

Robyn Dennewald Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Fabulous! Fabulous! Fabulous class! Such fun & so much information! Have immediately booked into Carlie's next class this was so great!

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home review by Robyn Dennewald

Jennifer Sauniere Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved it! I've booked another one straight away for next week! My bee looks fantastic

Painting workshop review by Jennifer Sauniere Sydney

Amanda Lieber Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home is certainly what we did. This course is BRILLIANT! Carlie’s explanations, pace and knowledge is perfect! I look forward to her other courses.

Painting workshop review by Amanda Lieber

Tanya Leigh Aug 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


It was a lot of fun, very clever and knowledgeable teacher and my artwork looks great.

Painting workshop review by Tanya Leigh Sydney

Belinda Johnson Aug 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


It’s was good. Picked up a lot of techniques and keen to continue experimenting. Thanks

Mei Ho Mar 2021


Carlie was fantastic - engaging, fun and very patient. Most of all we learnt lots of new techniques and caught the water colour bug. A fun session!

Nicole Ninness Feb 2021


Loved the online class, sorry I had to leave a little early. I’m definitely looking forward to the birds. A longer pre recorded class involving more detail on the insects which I could work on at my own pace, I would be very interested in.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home review by Nicole Ninness

Katherine Johnson Feb 2021


Awesome workshop for beginners
Great introductions with excellent detail images and explanations of techniques and processes.

Anonymized Customer Feb 2021

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


The teacher is so talented. What she can do with watercolours is astounding. The class is fast paced, but very enjoyable. A replay is provided for practice which is great. Thankyou Carlie for opening up the beautiful world of watercolour painting

Renee Badenhop Feb 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Awesome class! Absolutely loved it. I have never tried watercolour before and think I have found a new passion. Thank you Carlie!

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home review by Renee Badenhop

Rebecca Boreham Feb 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


The kit was excellent, and the tutor knowledgable. I created some pictures that i will be happy to hang or give as gifts.

Madison Read Feb 2021


Absolutely loved it! The class was a really good pace too and I loved seeing everyone’s work at the end. :) Madison

Elspeth Crosby Feb 2021

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews


Thank you Carlie I had so much fun - excellent instruction - well paced. Will do more of the classes from Earthdrawn Studio.

Paint Beautiful Watercolour Insects at Home review by Elspeth Crosby

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