Solar System Watercolour Painting Class

3.5 hours 12 to 15 label $160

This watercolour painting workshop is a science lesson with a twist!

As part of Australia’s National Science Week, you will have an out-of-this-universe opportunity to create a watercolour solar system poster (complete with custom made wooden hanging rails). Join us and Artists, Sarah Hankinson and Kate Rijs as they explore a series of techniques designed specifically to replicate the planets in our solar system.

Alongside this creative duo, will be Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway, lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy (Monash University), and creator of the popular massive open online course “How to Survive on Mars”, as she guides you through a science lesson comparable to nothing on this good earth. The result - a supernova of the creative kind!

You will learn:
- Fundamentals of watercolour application, as well as some other mixed media art techniques
- Techniques including blending / saturation / salt application / dry brush technique and more
- A crash course in the solar system by renowned Monash University lecturer, Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway is a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University. Her research expertise includes high-energy astrophysics and science education. She coordinates the First Year Astronomy program and Science Future Leaders program at Monash. Jasmina enjoys exploring criss-crossings of science, art and society. She is passionate science communicator and has appeared in the ABC’s Catalyst programs and various radio shows. She has written popular science articles for the Australasian Science and runs a popular massive open online course (MOOC) “How to Survive on Mars: the Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars”.

What you'll get

- All the materials you need to create a solar system watercolour poster, including 2 x wooden rails to hang your poster.
- Notes to take home to continue your watercolour journey
- An unrivalled science lesson from one of Australia’s leading Astrophysicists
- An array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies

Suitable for

This class is popular for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


The Windsor Workshop, Chapel Street, Windsor VIC

Your teacher
Kate Rijs
Kate Rijs

Kate Rijs is a Melbourne based painter who creates colourful light hearted pieces with a folk art feel. Kate is inspired by nature, her travels and all the beautiful little things that adorn our world. Kate studied illustration and hopes to one day write and illustrate children’s picture books.

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