Rowan Sivyer, print making teacher

Rowan Sivyer
Little Rowan Redhead

Little Rowan Redhead

Watercolour artist and printmaker

location_on Sydney

local_activity classes: Print MakingPaper Craft and Ink

4.9 (39)
Instagram followers32k

Rowan has been a full time artist since 2016 when she set up her art business Little Rowan Redhead. Rowan is a compulsive maker and a hobby hoarder but she is most well known for her block printing which she has taught since 2017. In fact she wrote a book on the subject ('Modern Block Printing' 2022). Rowan believes that anybody can be creative - sometimes though you just need a little inspiration and guidance. That is where Rowan comes in! 'I love what I do and I am passionate about teaching, inspiring and helping others to discover their creative selves'.




Theresa Jackson Mar 2024

Great venue comfortable and near good eats. Rowan is an excellent teacher good value helped me to physically understand the process.

Merryn Hull Mar 2024

It was really great. The teacher was excellent, the materials and the venue were all amazing

Dan Toombs Dec 2023

Awesome introductory lesson by Rowan, who also is the author of “Modern Block Printing “ Highly recommend this lesson!

Oya Sevimli Jul 2023

Good venue, as it is close to the train.
Would like to receive pdf notes on the day or afterwards.
Excellent teacher.

Genevieve Dwyer Jul 2023

Great value class with all materials provided. The teacher, Rowan, was warm and generous with sharing her knowledge. And although I went alone and didn’t know anyone, everyone there was friendly and chatty and happy to help each other. A lovely afternoon! Would recommend to anyone with an interest in print making.

Fabric Block Printing Workshop review by Genevieve Dwyer - Sydney

Sue Bedford Jul 2023

A fantastic workshop with Rowan. A well taught experience with lots of helpful tips and tricks to make a beautiful piece of printed fabric!

Fabric Block Printing Workshop review by Sue Bedford - Sydney

Natalie Hingee Sep 2022

Great teacher - friendly, knowledgeable, lots of tips & explanations. Very enjoyable afternoon being creative. Would highly recommend Rowan & ClassBento.

Madeleine Hansen Nov 2021

Rowan hosted a very inspiring class. She was so helpful passing on tips and tricks in stamp carving. She also had so many examples that demonstrated the variety of possibilities that come with this craft!

Lily Wong Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Class was held in a lovely location and was a great experience. Small class size.

Heidi Helyard Oct 2021

Fantastic class, extensive walk throughs of all the tool, materials and steps for stamp carving for beginners! I felt engaged and included the whole time, and learnt so much. I a confident now to take this skill further on my own!

Sabrina Kruger Oct 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Such fun thanks Rowan for all the useful tips. Looking forward to doing a few more practice paintings

Kaye Shanks Sep 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Today I was very pleased with my results! I have done a little stamp carving before but it was great to get some expert tips. Rowan did not disappoint. Her experience and knowledge of carving is vast. She had some great ideas for repeat patterns too.
Rowan is a great teacher with clear instructions. The class was well paced and we all managed a print by the end.
Thanks Rowan.

Paper Craft and Ink class review by Kaye Shanks

Amanda Ryan Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I learned so much so quickly! Rowan is welcoming and informal, so I felt comfortable immediately. Very easy to follow and lots of direction so I can continue to skill up once the class is over.

Stamp Carving at Home for Beginners review by Amanda Ryan

Kassandra Voss Aug 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Rowan is a brilliant, patient & creative teacher! I now have a new love for Watercolour! Loved being able to attend via Zoom.

Yoko Nagatake Aug 2021

Rowan is a great teacher! The class was so much fun, easy to follow and very therapeutic. I would definitely recommend this class! I really enjoyed it. Thanks Rowan.

Elspeth Crosby Aug 2021

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 51 reviews

Thanks Rowan. The carving was surprisingly relaxing and the stamping was a lot of fun - the possibilities with this are endless. Great instructions and receiving the written notes was appreciated.

Stamp Carving at Home for Beginners review by Elspeth Crosby

Rebecca Norris Aug 2021

Rowan is lovely and so open about all the tricks of her trade. The class was simple and so informative. The perfect way to get you started on your block printing journey. I would highly recommend this course. It was so much fun!

Stamp Carving at Home for Beginners review by Rebecca Norris

Angela Pickett Aug 2021

Thanks for a fantastic class. Learned lots about the basics from choosing paint and brushes to paper. Interesting techniques and lots of ideas to practice

Painting class review by Angela Pickett

Casey Maddock Apr 2021

The premises was really easy to find and access.

Teacher was extremely friendly and full of so much creative flair.

Liked that it was not too big a class size so you were able to ask questions and get help.

Aimee Hobson Aug 2020

I really enjoyed the class - Rowan shared all kinds of great information & tips and created a space that felt very personal even though we were in a virtual environment.

Jane Li Feb 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

This was a very fun class. Rowan was a lovely teacher - very bubbly, informative and came around multiple times checking if we had any issues/questions. She also gave us a very comprehensive overview about where to find resources to continue this at home. This is definitely going to be a new hobby of mine!

Anne Tripolone May 2019

I learned some basic techniques & where to begin & had a go at making some stamps of my own with the tools provided. Rowan’s enthusiasm for block printing is so contagious. She’s inspired me to try crafting some more out.

Cery Albesa Mar 2019

The workshop is worth everything -- the materials, knowledge, and the teacher. Rowann is very kind and entertaining. She'll give you advices with stamps or materials, and even with how you'll deal with what you want to do. It's a very calming and fulfilling activity and before you know it, the class will be ending.

Print Making class review by Cery Albesa - Sydney

Tamara Stanley Mar 2019

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

A fun, easy and affordable class with a helpful teacher who gave us tips on where to source good quality materials for future projects.

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Tamara Stanley - Sydney

Fiona Baird Jan 2019

Rowan is a great teacher and passionate about her art form, obviously very talented at it. I enjoyed the course, it was harder than I expected but Rowan gave me help. I think you do need basic drawing skills or more designs to trace. The equipment we used was all good quality and there was plenty, no waiting to use anything. The venue was very relaxing and inspiring. Thank you Rowan

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Fiona Baird - Sydney

Lindy Barry Jan 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was so much fun. Loved the end result. Very creative I would love to do this with a bunch of friends next time.

Louise Doran Oct 2018

This was a really enjoyable workshop in a gorgeous space. Rowan explained the process well and supplied a range of materials for us. I made a cute little tote bag which I'm very happy with.

Print Making class review by Louise Doran - Sydney

Lisa Brogan Oct 2018

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Team had a great experience! Enjoyed learning this art and was a welcoming break to their daily work.

Jessica Hobson Oct 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was my first workshop at the Centre and I really enjoyed it. Rowan was lovely! Very welcoming and warm. The set up was great - all the materials were organised and ready for us.
Rowan explained clearly what we were going to do and how and instructed us very well - I really liked her style. Two hours was just enough time for us to carve our block and print either a teatowel or tote bag. There weren't enough bags for everyone but fortunately some of us preferred the tea towel option.
The workshop was good value and we all learnt a skill we can continue at home. Rowan shared her tips and tricks and where to source the best materials.
It was a fantastic way to spend 2 hours and I'd definitely return.

Fabric Block Printing Workshop review by Jessica Hobson - Sydney

Kiri Valsamis Oct 2018

An inspiring start to a new craft! Rowan supplies a variety of materials to get you started. She demonstrated each step of the process and provided good tips from her experience. She is encouraging and helpful so that you achieve a worthwhile product at the end of the workshop.

Tessa Chesworth Oct 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Would recommend this class, very knowledgeable laid back teacher. Learnt a lot of had good fun along the way

Angela Smith Sep 2018

I took my mother to the class as a surprise birthday activity and was not disappointed! Rowan was a wonderful teacher and host - knowledgeable, warm + friendly, and well prepared for the class. The space was inviting, all the materials were available for us, and we were able to make speedy progress in our block printing skills during the class! Highly recommended.

Teresa Yung Aug 2018

Fantastic workshop for a hens activity! We made small stamps, lovely prints and great memories. Thanks to Rowan for showing us how and getting us hooked on this fun activity! Highly recommended!

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Teresa Yung - Sydney

Shauna May 2018

What a wonderful class! Rowan is a friendly and knowledgeable teacher with endless enthusiasm for art. She made me feel comfortable from the moment I arrived and I left with new skills and inspiration to learn more of this wonderful craft. Highly recommended!

Martha Cottam May 2018

The class was so relaxing and I learnt so much at the same time The teacher was fantastic she really shared with us so much knowledge on block printing and we where really able to get our creative juices flowing. The venue was beautiful in a Victorian house with so much art works and beautiful outdoor surroundings - highly recommended.

Aranya Apr 2018

Everything about this class was perfect!

Simran Apr 2018

The class was fabulous! Had such a great afternoon with a great bunch of people learning a new skill. Rowan was lovely and so easy going and knowledgeable.

Zen and the Art of Block Printing Workshop review by Simran  - Sydney

Kerry Apr 2018

The class was fun. Rowen was a very organised, friendly, and helpful tutor. I would highly recommend you do a workshop with her if you ever get the opportunity. I came home with a stamp and card. Yah

Hedi Lampert Apr 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. We're inspired to carry on block printing at home. Rowan was lovely- very informative and generous. Cute house, good light and very funky. We loved it.

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