Pot Painting Workshop

Learn how to paint plant pots in the beautiful Adelaide Hills

3 hours Class size 1 to 12

label $95 (or 4 payments of $23.75 Afterpay)

Spend an evening painting a beautiful, large plant pot with Cathy and Karen in their gorgeous Bridgewater studio.

Our studio will be transformed into a vibrant sea of colourful pots. We can't wait to share our design ideas and have some fun creating something special with you.
Included in the evening is a pot, brushes, paint and design sheets available for use on the night. At the end of the night, you will take home your very own creation. A limited number of plants to fit into your pot will be available for purchase on the night.

With motif sheets to help you, we will guide you to create something individual. The evening is about having fun, being creative and doing something just for you!

Knowledge required
Beginners welcome.
What you'll get
  • A beautiful, decorated pot to take home.
  • All the materials you will need.
What to bring
Please wear clothes that you don't mind getting paint on! Aprons are available
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or anniversary gift.


Bridgewater, SA

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

Your teacher
Ink Work Art
Ink Work Art

4.9 (32)

In 2004 shortly after my daughter was born I knew instinctively that I needed to access my core creativity both for my mental health and an the inane desire to create. My outlook and connection with the earth changed with her birth. My respect of the natural world and my need to tread softly, go slow and see the beauty within nature, grew.
Over time I have dabbled in different mediums but always returned pen and ink. In 2006, I created my first mandala and I knew I had found my passion. The connection I feel to the circle has become my solace....in the beginning is the end and in the end is the beginning. My love of small details had lead me to intricate drawings taking anywhere from 100 to 300 hours to complete enabling me to slow. To no longer seek instant gratification but to see beauty in the things that take time. It has been a natural progression for me to combine both my love of the circle with my passion for nature and the need to preserve what we have.

Cathy’s work is hand drawn in archival ink mostly using .03mm Copic multiliner. The delicacy is reminiscent of an embroiderer’s needlework and in particular, lace. The complexity of design and exquisite execution are evidence of Cathy’s devotion to her work, with any one piece taking up to 250 hours. Her intricate and finely detailed works demonstrate a radial balance, drawing our gaze from the centre point. The circle, considered the perfect shape in Ancient Greek culture, has been associated with both divine and natural symmetry. It represents balance and can often symbolise harmony and unity. Cathy’s works evoke harmonious balance and the peace felt creating the works is transferred to the viewer. They invite quiet contemplation and introspection. The mandala can be found across all cultures and many religions, as Carl Jung suggested the mandala is a representation of self, and has a calm and focusing effect on the creator.
A strong Over the last 4 years Cathy has incorporated teaching into her business. With the focus on wellbeing and mental health increasing her class’s offer tools for both mindfulness and relaxation. The workshops have been developed to compliment wellbeing programs participants may already have in place. Cathy currently teaches as an incursion from years 2 – 12 both in the public and private education system. She has been invited to hold workshops at the Adelaide University, Cancer Care, Can-do, Coles and many other businesses.
Cathy currently holds monthly mandala workshops and alongside Karen from Sabi Designs they hold pot painting and terrarium workshops for adults and students in her studio in Bridgewater in the Adelaide Hills.

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Robyn Davis May 2022

It was a relaxing fun night. The teachers were great helping if you needed it and helping with ideas.

Fiona O'Neill Feb 2022

Great experience! Plenty of support to create something unique in a beautiful hills setting- thanks to Cathy and Karen.

Grace Macdonald Nov 2021

Well organised and presented.
Creativity and fun were encouraged with the right amount of assistance.
Very good venue and selection of materials.

Hilary Culshaw Nov 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teachers were good and so were the materials. It was good value for money. I would like to do more courses.

Talia Radan Nov 2021

We really enjoyed the class. The materials provided were comprehensive, and it was easy to understand what to do (even with no painting or art experience)

Nadine Hardwicke Oct 2021

We loved our pot painting class. The teachers gave assistance when required and the facilities and equipment was great. Will definitely book in again

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Terry Pearson Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Best afternoonwas my second pot painting class. The Karen and Cathy are amazing. Will be back.

Camille Gill Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Class was much fun! Very helpful and friendly, would definitely do this again! Loved it

Pot Painting Workshop review by Camille Gill

Kaye Smyth Oct 2021

Cathy and Karen were great teachers and made for a fun evening. Everything was supplied and lots of support given. Excellent!

Tonya Stevens Sep 2021

Fabulous evening - great instructors who were really helpful and attentive. The bonus was creating a creative pot that I actually love! Thank you

Courtney Denham Sep 2021

Was a lovely class, I enjoyed it thoroughly as did our little group, for what's included I think it is worth the money and the teachers help you with everything you need

Jen West Jul 2021

LOVED our evening with Cathy and Karen. we were greeted outside the house and showed into their gorgeous studio. Our pots and positions at the tables were evident, Covid careful but very comfortable. The room was warm, music played, we were given a delicious cheese plate each and a glass of bubbles. The girls were lovely, briefly told us their story, and then we were into our painting with Cathy and Karen being very hands on and with fabulous guidance. Fantastic array of paint colors to choose from, a good sized pot to paint and loads of brushes to use. ( which the girls kept washed and clean) Absolutely recommend this night out for some girl time and lots of fun.

Pot Painting Workshop review by Jen West

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