Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet

Learn how to paint your pet using watercolours in Sydney

3.5 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $120 - $180 (or 4 payments of $30 - $45 Afterpay)
($180 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $120 for 2+ guests)

Have you always wanted to artistically capture your pet but weren’t sure where to start? Artist and teacher Blythe Ashton is here to show you how.

Blythe will not only guide you through the process of painting your pet in watercolours she will also teach you art skills that will help develop your creative eye.

In the first half hour, we will concentrate on drawing your base which will be a guide for your painting. We will then start using the watercolours with step-by-step guidance along the way.

Once we're done you'll have successfully captured your pet and have a new art piece to add to your home!

Note: Although we have advertised the session time to take three and a half hours, your teacher is able to stay with you longer during the sessions if needed.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 2 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Save $120 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
Basic knowledge is preferred but not required.
What you'll get
  • Watercolour paper.
  • Watercolours.
  • Pencils and brushes.
What to bring
  • A photo of your pet.
  • If you prefer to use your own - watercolours, pencils and brushes.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 13 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

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


OneArt Studio, Stanmore Road, Petersham NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Stanmore station (600m).

Your teacher can also travel within 60 kms of Petersham for private classes

Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet location
Your teacher
Blythe Ashton
Blythe Ashton

5.0 (27)

Hi there,

I’m Blythe. I’m an artist and animal lover with three dogs and two cats. I love art and have been drawing and painting since I can remember.

I started painting pet portraits as gifts for my parents and family members, from there my passion started to grow and I began painting pet portraits for friends and coworkers. I realised how much I enjoyed painting and drawing animals for people and decided to pursue it further - now I paint pet portraits full time and teach others my techniques so they're able to paint their own pet.


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Sarah Oct 2023

Blythe was fantastic and is very talented. We left this class with a great artwork featuring our favourite four-legged friend!

Holly Bennett Oct 2023

This was such a wonderful experience. Blythe was so kind and so generous with her time and provided everything we could need. I have recommended this class to all of my pet loving friends to do asap!

Liz Oct 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended

As it turned out I was the only person enrolled for this class on the day, but Blythe very kindly went ahead and ran it for me!
It was a totally absorbing few hours. I had done some basic online watercolour workshops (also from Class Bento) some time ago but was keen to refresh my skills and build more. Blythe put a lot of effort into explaining and demonstrating aspects for me. Very pleased with my painting so far!
Blythe also sent some great follow up notes about the materials we used.

Nicola Winter Jun 2023

We had a wonderful time at this class. Blythe is a kind, patient and knowledgable teacher, and was able to expertly guide us from start to finish. My expectations of the finished portrait were quite low, only due to my lack of artist ability - but with Blythe’s help my painting is instantly recognisable as my pet, and quite beautiful. She included a lot of thoughtful touches in the class, such as snacks and plenty of take home materials. I would really recommend this class to anyone!

Connie Benanzio May 2023

I had a wonderful experience learning how to draw and watercolor the whole afternoon with Blythe. Brushes and paint were provided and bought specifically for the class so that I can take them home. It was very nice to have an in depth 1 on 1 class where I learned the basics and more, on how to draw my pet and paint confidently.

Audra Eng Apr 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Great watercolour class, individual instruction, teacher provided all the materials. Lovely venue and nice class where we walked away with a beautiful watercolour of my dog. Thanks again!

Andrew Burgess Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had a great time learning to draw and paint my doggo! Got to keep some paints and brushes so I can try more at home which is awesome.

Gigi Shaw Mar 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Blythe was a really great instructor. She's really invested in making sure you get everything you want out the class and experienced in the techniques she's demonstrating. I learned more than I expected and it was a great session.

Everything is included in the class with some materials and info take away.

Claire Vis-Le Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Blythe is incredibly skilled, friendly and patient! She made us feel comfortable and imparted great knowledge of watercolour and sketching techniques. We are so happy with our paintings of our dog Charlie! Highly recommend

Painting class review by Claire Vis-Le - Sydney

Jyssica Sherwood Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Blythe was fantastic and really sought to ensure that each person in the session enjoyed their experience by offering help whenever required and by making a nice environment to work in! Thank you so much! It was also great that she gave pencils, brushes and paint so that we could continue painting and creating at home!

Ida Lewis Jan 2023

Had a great day. Blythe is an outstanding teacher who allowed us to discover talents we didn’t know we had. She is very patient and is very good at simplifying difficult processes. She was generous with her time going well beyond the advertised time. Highly recommended.

Emily Burrows Jan 2023

I had SUCH a wonderful time learning how to sketch and paint my little boy using watercolours. I’ve always used acrylics, so working through a different medium was challenging but so much fun. Blythe was a fantastic teacher & taught us all many techniques in the time we had together, which was great as this was my first time using watercolour. All paints and tools were provided & she even gave me some tips on what best equipment I should add to my own art kit once I start practicing watercolour a bit more.
Blythe was warm, welcoming and even stayed back a little with me while I put some finishing touches on my artwork. 100% recommend!

Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet review by Emily Burrows - Sydney

Linh Huynh Jan 2023

What an incredibly fun and insightful class! Blythe is such an amazing teacher - she's friendly and knowledgeable, so it just feels like you're learning to paint from a friend! Highly recommend this class for anyone with fur babies!

Kerrie O'Keeffe Jan 2023

Blythe is an amazing teacher! She took us through sketching techniques, then guided us with so much enthusiasm and positive encouragement to paint our gorgeous pets in watercolour!

Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet review by Kerrie O'Keeffe - Sydney

Jane Yu Dec 2022

A fantastic experience! Materials are provided, the location was easy to get to and the place was comfortable. The teacher was friendly and gave us step by step instructions with the painting. Highly recommended!

Charlotte Jolly Dec 2022

Blythe was a fantastic teacher, super encouraging and supportive. She taught heaps of skills and provided good quality materials, many of which we were able to take home and use to create more watercolour paintings. Would definitely recommend! :)

Painting class review by Charlotte Jolly - Sydney

Shannon Roberts Nov 2022

Blythe is an amazing teacher she is patient and friendly and has excellent techniques to achieve amazing results. The studio is cool and comfortable and the class was exceptionally well set up and excellent value for money. The results were unbelievable! So glad I did it - would highly recommend!

Jo Kinniburgh Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Blythe was an amazing tutor and we all produced pretty strong likenesses of our pets. She provided all the materials we needed and let us take them home at the end. I loved this course and highly recommend it.

Laura Siebels Nov 2022

Blythe was so generous with her tips as well as time (and snacks). I learnt a lot

Victoria Carter Oct 2022

What was the teacher like? Excellent personality and so easy to learn from.
I loved the flexibility of having a one on one in my home.
All materials were supplied and I was able to keep items to carry on creating.
This was excellent value for money. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
The class was fundamentals through to techniques learned from years of learning.
The pace was perfect and I had the best time ever. This is for complete beginners but also advanced knowledge. I adore my watercolour of my pet. Thank you so very much Blythe you are outstanding!

Painting class review by Victoria Carter - Sydney

Josie Crawford Oct 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Blythe was fantastic, she was really good with communicating about the day. We had an option of working in a studio or at our homes. She provided fantastic materials for us and showed us how to use them and different techniques. She was very patient and full of good suggestions. All in all very highly recommend.

Roslynn Barbaschow Oct 2022

Blythe was very well prepared for our class, venue was great. All items were supplied and we were able to keep them so we could finish the picture later. We were taught how to actually draw our pet rather than using a copier. Our resulting pictures far exceeded our expectation and this was solely due to Blythes ability to impart her knowledge. She had the ability to see we were struggling and would ask if we needed help but never took over. Would we do another class with Blythe, definitely.

Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet review by Roslynn Barbaschow - Sydney

Tom Lowe Aug 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Me and my partner painted our dog. Blythe was great, really knowledgeable and ready to help when we needed. We were really happy with what we produced despite not being very artistic people!
Materials and snacks were top quality as well.

Vicki Bennett Jan 2022

Blythe was great! Brought all the materials to the class that were needed and even gave me extra paint and a mixing pallette to practice with for later. I got some really helpful hints and tips that I can use in my watercolour adventure. Would recommend!

Warren Seeto Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great class, very knowledgeable and friendly - family loved it and we all had a great time together. Well worth it.

Rosa Bonilla Dec 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The class was great and delivered at my home. Blythe brough all the necessary materials and really nice sketches she had prepared in advance. She was very friendly and patient; we really enjoyed the class and were able to produce nice paintings. I highly recommend this activity!

Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet review by Rosa Bonilla - Sydney

Jasmine Chung Nov 2021

Blythe is so talented. Also an amazing teacher - particular with a bunch of us who has no experience at all with water painting! Would absolutely recommend

Watercolour Class: Paint Your Own Pet review by Jasmine Chung - Sydney

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