Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset

Enjoy a fun painting experience no matter the occasion----birthday, hens, team building, family fun or some me-time



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 6 to 30

label $45 - $59 ($59 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $55 for 4+ guests, $50 for 10+ guests, $45 for 20+ guests. $75 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Enjoy a workshop, "paletteque" with a small group in a great location - enjoy the view from studio, looking out over treetops into the Valley of the Waters (option for bigger groups Fran can come to you).

Over a two and half hour fun and creative class, you'll paint your own picture that you’ll be proud of. The best time for the workshop is near sunset so you can enjoy the changing colour of the sky while you paint.

Your teacher is also able to bring the creative fun experience to you for your private small group celebration (travel up to two hours from the Blue Mountains) for groups 10-30 - for private groups select what you'd like to paint.

The workshop will go step by step, guiding you to paint original artwork on canvas. The artwork for this session is a Galah also known as the pink and grey cockatoo or rose-breasted cockatoo, a native bird in the Blue Mountains.

All other materials provided - blank canvas, paint, brushes, apron.

Please note: The workshop will only go ahead if there are two or more participants - anyone booked will be moved to a new date that suits them.

If your looking to connect via zoom with your team instead, this can also be organised!


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • All equipment required for class, including an apron to wear to protect clothing.
  • Light refreshment served with tea, coffee or water.
What to bring
Your enthusiasm! You are also welcome to bring bubbles, wine and/or beer.
 
Location

Wentworth Falls, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 100 kms of Wentworth Falls for private classes

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset location
Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

5.0 (301)
Instagram followers3k

Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity. The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment.  Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around my passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.

Verified reviews

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Robyn L McInerney Oct 2023


Fran was absolutely amazing
She made us all feel very comfortable with what we were painting
Fran was very understanding and attentive to making sure the venue for the paint and sip was equipped to handle any weather situation
And kept the communication happening ✅
The Kyah where we stayed was such an excellent venue to host a hens weekend
Much appreciation to all the staff especially Jess

Lily Rhodes Aug 2023


Fran curated a wonderful paint and sip experience for us. She was great at communicating with us in advance to find the right piece for us to paint. Her studio is welcoming and well-equipped and her thoughtful touches with snacks and drinks were very appreciated. We had such a fun time and would recommend to other groups looking for a fun and intimate activity.

Anthony White Aug 2023


Fran was a fantastic teacher and host. She welcomed us to her home with a big warm smile, and was very engaging throughout the whole session. My family and I had a wonderful time learning some basic new skills, teasing each other and laughing. I would recommend this to anyone who would like to do something different for a birthday, or weekly activity. My family and I walked away from this experience wondering why he hadn't done it sooner, and how we could incorporate it more often. Thanks so much Fran for helping us celebrate my mothers 75th.

Painting class review by Anthony White - Blue Mountains

Jane Bradshaw Aug 2023


Fran was fabulous
She made us all feel very comfortable with her relaxed way of teaching art.
Such a great experience and fun too

Penny Jul 2023


I've done a few classes with Fran now and every time I'm surprised and quite chuffed at how well I've painted! Not knowing anything about painting, but finding it lots of fun, I keep going back to do more classes :-) I'm learning so much!

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Penny  - Blue Mountains

Monica Soto Jun 2023


Fran was wonderful, friendly and engaging. She explained things clearly and provided lots, lots encouragement.
The venue is inviting with espectacular views.
Highly recommended

Gay May 2023


What an enjoyable afternoon! Fran is so easy going, encouraging and informative. We did an acrylic painting and I must say it was better than my first attempt a few years ago elsewhere. Having a small group is so much better! And it ended with a glass of bubbly while watching the sunset from Fran's comfortable lounge:)

Haidee Apr 2023


I attended a Sip and Paint class run by Fran on Thurs 27th April. Fran was a wonderful teacher, engendering confidence in me to have a go at painting the subject she suggested, in comfortable studio. The acrylic paints she provided were very forgiving and easy to apply and we all had a great time painting our parrots. The nibbles and drinks afterwards looking out over her back deck at the beautiful Blue Mountains and sunset was a sublime way to finish the class. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and would recommend Fran to anyone thinking of "dabbling" in painting in very congenial atmosphere. Haidee

Irene Apr 2023


This was my first painting lesson- ever I was a bit nervous as I did not know what to expect. Attended with some friends who had had lessons before. Fran was happy to answer questions and guide us if needed. She catered for us all in a friendly relaxed manner. It was a privilege to work in her studio and later take in the beautiful Blue Mountains views from her studio. Therefore, I felt it was very good value as everything was included. And the best part was the laughter before and after the session and seeing everyone's creations. Time and money well spent.

Marina Apr 2023


A group of friends and I enjoyed a great afternoon at Fran’s Sip and paint session. The room was light, airy and very welcoming with our canvases and easels waiting invitingly ready for us to begin. Frans instructions were clearly and simply conveyed to us, how to draw the outline, to mix the colours and which order to apply the palate of paint to create our design. It was a relaxed, fun afternoon and we each took home our paintings, very pleased with our results. I can thoroughly recommend both Frans artistic talent and the venue

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Marina  - Blue Mountains

Erin Mar 2023


I recently attended one of Fran's paint and sip classes What a lovely way to spend a few hours!
The room was comfy and everything we needed was set up and at hand.
Fran's step by step instructions were clear and easy to follow and I was happy with the way my painting turned out.
Great activity to do with friends. Relaxing and lots of fun!

Victoria Mar 2023


Super fun evening with a friendly, nurturing teacher! Thanks, Fran :)

Milena Mar 2023


What a fabulous and fun way to spend time with friends! All materials were provided and Fran was such a wonderful engaging teacher. I was also pleasantly surprised with how my painting turned out. Thanks so much Fran for a memorable experience.

Judy Mar 2023


I really enjoyed the relaxed and guided class. I’m not very artistic but the clear directions and the tranquil atmosphere made for a fun-filled evening!

Kristy Bewley Mar 2023


Fran was fantastic, very easy steps and very conversational!
The only thing was that I had in my mind that Fran was bringing the tables and chairs like pop up furniture therefore had a bit of a freak out when they weren’t! All was fine! But yeah maybe something letting me know that would be great.
Otherwise it was a great experience and worth the money!

Jeanette Dec 2022


The teacher was lovely. Such talent and a great manner in her teaching.
Great value for money, very comfortable and great space to do the painting.

Painting class review by Jeanette  - Blue Mountains

Kurt Hansen Dec 2022


Fran was incredibly lovely, supportive and knowledgeable. The paint and sip class was relaxed and interesting and it was great to take home what we made. I’d thoroughly recommend the course to other people

Bridget Beck Oct 2022


Totally Loved the session with Fran and my girlfriends, very special memories made while we sat in the sun and shade from a glorious oak tree, sipping wine and being creative. Wanted the time to stretch on as it is very relaxing, I personally would recommend if booking a private session to book extra time for extra added enjoyment. Love your work Fran, thank you for making the birthday surprise so special.

Painting class review by Bridget Beck - Blue Mountains

Erin Williams Jul 2022


Fran is so lovely! Fran is a great teacher we learnt a lot! She is lots of fun to chat with. Her studio is small but perfect for a private session like ours we wouldn't have wanted it any different! Even got a visit from her beautiful fur baby Coco and the cheese and biscuits were a lovely addition. Would recommend for a great day with friends.

Rebecca Lindhout Jul 2022


Fran hosted a great class. There were 5 of us in the lovely studio (which was nice and warm). The set up was very comfortable, great sized canvas and some nibbles to get us started.

Fran guided us through the chosen artwork clearly and in a very relaxed way. While the paint was drying we managed to watch various stages of the sunset over the National park!

There were 5 of us in the class and we all produced great (and individual) pieces and had lots of fun.

I’d definitely recommend and hope to attend another of Fran’s classes next time I’m in the mountains.

Fiona Powditch Jun 2022


Fran was an amazing teacher. Her studio was warm with amazing views. We all enjoyed our painting and she made it easy for us. Wecwill definitely be back to do more classes. Thankyou Fran.

Georgia May 2022


Fantastic teacher with relaxed manner. Made the experience warm, relaxing and extremely enjoyable. We painted a Monet that we were all happy to put our name to. Double thumbs up!

Painting class review by Georgia  - Blue Mountains

Michelle Wanasundera Dec 2021


Thank you Fran, we had a lot of fun! The atmosphere in the studio was warm and friendly, and you made everyone feel comfortable. I learned so much about painting in just one class. Your instructions were easy to follow and we both can't believe what we painted. Our daughter summed it up 'did you really paint that?!'
I'd love to do another class at your studio.

Ian Whelan Feb 2021


Fun time, clear and easy instructions. Fran made us feel warmly welcomed. Beautiful views of the mountains, would recommend this workshop.

Maria Butt Jul 2020


Our private class with Fran was fantastic! Beautiful location with a wonderful view and a great atmosphere. We found Fran to be so patient and encouraging with us four very inexperienced artists. She was very warm and generous with her time and advice. It was so much fun and such great value - we are looking forward to our next one!

Caroline Ayden Jul 2020


We had a wonderful evening enjoyed the company and the painting tips were wonderful.
Looking forward to going back again.

Lara Jones Jun 2020


Fran was absolutely amazing and a patient teacher. She communicated clearly even before the class began and provided all the materials needed for the class. The gorgeous sunset and cute pets were also a huge bonus!

Painting Class: Paint, Sip and Watch the Sunset review by Lara Jones - Blue Mountains

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