Sophie Cooper,  teacher

Sophie Cooper
Scoops Design

Scoops Design 5.0 (44)
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Hello, my name is Sophie Cooper and I’m a graphic designer, illustrator, educator and maker. My business Scoops Design has been running since 2005, where I design and make jewellery and cards which are sold in 70 galleries and shops around Australia and overseas.

When I’m not working in my studio, I teach in Visual Communication at UTS. I love sharing my knowledge about drawing, typography and image making to my students.

I have worked in the design industry for over 25 years including art direction for a major tv network specialising in illustration and broadcast design as well as a product designer working on collaborations with the NGV and AGNSW. I have been drawing and making things for as long as I can remember and it’s something that I love to do.






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Bernadette Crane Mar 2021

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Thanks Sophie! I enjoyed the class and learnt how to draw lovely pattern designs! Bernadette


Jo Hutchens Feb 2021

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Relaxed and enjoyable afternoon. Good pre course resources too. Thank you very much Sophie. Jo


Louise Miller Feb 2021

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie was an excellent teacher. Her manner was kind, and pace perfect. The content was so achievable. I’ve tried many art classes and was frustrated with my ability with most of them. However Sophie broke the drawings down to things that were easily achievable and looked great. She also showed loads of her own artwork for inspiration. Highly recommend her and this class. Thanks a million Sophie,  + more

Drawing workshop review by Louise Miller

Ross Bagot Feb 2021

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Really enjoysble relaxing and easy to follow really loved doing the gumnuts great gift from my husband


Romaine Moss Feb 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Great pace lots of ideas and very relaxing hope Sophie does another workshop soon as I’m sure she has heaps of ideas

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Romaine Moss Sydney

Luke Lloyd Feb 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie explained step by step on how to draw with patterns, and shared some amazing examples. I really enjoyed this class, would highly recommend.

Drawing workshop review by Luke Lloyd

Anonymized Customer Feb 2021

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



A fun relaxing way to get into drawing and a lovely way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Anonymized Customer

Lynette Elligate Nov 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



This was a great online class. Very enjoyable and sooo relaxing. I would definitely look at doing something else.


Anne Doody Nov 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



This class immediately felt like I was with friends, enjoying a common interest. The time went really quickly, and as well as having already produced a few patterns by the time we finished Sophie gave us ideas for the future. Instructions were clear and examples plentiful, and Sophie constructed her own pattern drawings alongside us during the session. Thanks so much Sophie!


Michelle Lazarow Nov 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Excellent class. Great instructions. Showed worked examples. Relaxing afternoon. Good to something new. Thanks so much


Davina Ross Nov 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Put me in a very meditative state without having to meditate! Sophie was great at pacing the class & not talking too much to allow you to be mindful about the drawing as opposed to having to constantly listen to instructions. Fabulous way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Thanks Sophie.

Drawing workshop review by Davina Ross Sydney

Carer Vmch Nov 2020

103 ClassBento workshops attended • 93 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie was very clear and friendly in her instruction and our clients loved their beautiful creations.


Emily Handlin Sep 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



What a great class! Not only did we learn some drawing techniques, but we all got an opportunity to focus and relax on the simple art of patterns.


Liz Laffargue Sep 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



It was my 1sr time enrolling to an online workshop (however been browsing and checking out lots in IsO) and really enjoyed it on a Sunday afternoon. Nice atmosphere with like minded people, everyone working at their own pace and sharing their work and chatting. Will recommend it!

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Liz Laffargue

Bronwyn Sheldon Sep 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



It was an enjoyable afternoon where I was able to create some great art. I feel what I learnt in this lesson is something that I could use in the future.


Karen Archer Sep 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie was terrific! I am not a naturally artistic person, and Sophie's approach to teaching us the skills was incredible- a was able to create some drawings that I was very proud of. I will continue drawing with pattern and I am keen to check out some other ClassBento sessions. Excellent value for money activity for Covid lockdown!


Paula Boshell Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Loved this class, worth every cent! This is something i will continue with beyond the class - thank you


Hermione Inskip Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Had a fantastic time with Sophie, she had some really simple strategies, was encouraging and engaging, highly recommend for a lovely chill afternoon

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Hermione Inskip

Kathryn Boin Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



A very relaxing and friendly way to spend a couple of hours! This is definitely something I can do more of easily when I have spare time.


Clara Teo Aug 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



It was a lovely, relaxing afternoon learning to draw with Sophie! She was a great teacher and I really like that even I (a un-artistic person) could draw something that looked nice with her direction.


Annemarie Casey Aug 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Loved the course - Sophie is a great teacher and will definitely keep drawing in the future

Drawing workshop review by Annemarie Casey

Margaret Green Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie was fantastic; she made everyone feel relaxed and valued. She adhered to her programme an facilitated the class with ease and professionalism. She is a very talented artist and I would do any follow up classes she would run.

Drawing workshop review by Margaret Green Sydney

Sheryne Horton Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Learning pattern design drawing with Sophie was great! Sophie’s lovely and explains everything step by step. I found it to be a nice and relaxing class. Loved Learning about all the different patterns you can use to bring the drawing to life. Also enjoyed meeting new people. Thanks so much Sophie


Sandra Craig Aug 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Loved the relaxed and can do atmosphere of this class. Thought it was great that Sophie drew alongside us and show a variety of approaches. Enjoyed the interaction with other class members. Highly recommended Pattern Drawing. Thanks, Sophie!


Sally Embury-Thomas Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



What a fabulous and relaxing way to spend 2 hours in Melbourne Lockdown. Sophie is a great teacher, patient and very inclusive. I’m inspired.


Naomi Byrnes Jul 2020

16 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



One of my favourite class bento’s so far, and I’ve loved them all. I found Sophie’s teaching style relaxing and I enjoyed being inspired by different ideas from her notebook. I am looking forward to continuing to enjoy nature by seeing patterns to explore on the page

Drawing workshop review by Naomi Byrnes Sydney

Kate Rose Jul 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Two hours passed in a flash. Sophie was inclusive, involving us all in the class. I found the results were pleasing and make me feel like continuing. I will happily pass on information about the class. Thanks Sophie.


Janette McDonald Jul 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie has the class content and timing down pat! Loved it. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to get creative.


Alex Floro Jun 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Our Team luved Drawing with Pattern! We booked a 2 hr session with Sophie for a chilled, team building activity & had an awesome, fun, relaxing & mindful time learning how to draw with patterns. Sophie is an awesome guide & was exceptional in the way she engaged the team (of left brained, non-drawers), her communications & arranging the session. I would definitely recommend Sophie & the Drawing with Pattern class!


Rini Ismail Jun 2020

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



a great Sunday afternoon session with Sophie learning about pattern design, with other creative artists. We went through a few basic techniques and off we go drawing patterns on 3 different templates. Great relaxing session. Sophie shared some handy tips too. Definitely recommend this session with Sophie.

Drawing workshop review by Rini Ismail

Melina Schwartz Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Sophie was a great tutor, really encouraging and gave plenty of expert tips - thank you, I rediscovered my passion for pattern design! The pace of the class was relaxing and it was great to connect with other like-minded people online.


Grania Hickley Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Really enjoyed the class - I feel like I have a new way of expressing my visions. Thanks


Pia Mazza Jun 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



I had such a fun time! For a beginner, Sophie was awesome; she was patient, encouraging and friendly! The lesson itself was a good pace and it was very interactive. I would definitely recommend to anyone that has a creative bone in their body!


Diana Costantini Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Fantastic arvo spent with Sophie. Very relaxing and picked up some great tips too! Recommend!


Sue Little Jun 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



I had an enjoyably relaxing afternoon doing this workshop. Fun host and easy to join in via technology. Thank you Sophie


Naomi Solomon May 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



A wonderful class with great fundamentals and some step by step designs to get started. It was relaxing and enjoyable. Sophie is an excellent teacher!

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Naomi Solomon

Angela Agius May 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



What a great class. Sophie was engaging and supportive. She included everyone and was so positive! I really enjoyed the time and it flew by. Definitely learned some new pattern drawing tips. Looking forward to her doing more.

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Angela Agius

Amy Chiu May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



I enjoyed the afternoon with Sophie, she was so insightful with lots of creative guidance and provided quality materials to work with, so well prepared. Such a great creative outlet with patterns, it is such a mindful practice that I can continue in my own time.


Nicola Jones May 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Great class with Sophie. It was a really interesting and easy to grasp class with beautiful results for everyone. Sophie was an expert teacher putting everyone at ease. I would love to do another class with Sophie - a great way to spend a winter’s afternoon drawing


Donnah Ciempka May 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Fantastic class. I loved the interactivity but also the way in which Sophie helped us connect as a group. The class was set up to ensure success at every step and I loved the end result of each project. I am not someone with particularly strong drawing skills - it didn't matter. I left feeling inspired and happy.

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Donnah Ciempka

Natasha Ratnasingham May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Nice afternoon, with a relaxed pace. Sophie demonstrated some simple yet effective patterns and we had the opportunity to practise a nice mindfulness activity. This class seemed to work nicely in the online environment. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon, Sophie!

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Natasha Ratnasingham

Kim Hosking May 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



My 11 year old daughter took the class and described it as relaxing, easy to follow and easy instructions. She’s hoping more classes are offered so she can continue learning other drawing skills


Bridget Colless May 2020

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Interesting, fun, made good use of the two hours. Supportive, encouraging, simple and effective equipment

Learn Pattern Design Drawing review by Bridget Colless

Caitlin Hamilton May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Pattern Design Drawing



Loved this class - a really relaxing and satisfying way to spend a couple of hours. Sophie is a great teacher and I'm looking forward to taking more of her classes!




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