Watercolour Painting at Home for Mother's Day: Free Class

Learn to paint easy and fun Mother's Day-themed watercolour artworks.

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 25     label Free

Mother's Day is about expressing respect, honour, and love towards mothers. So why not add something unique and special to your Mother's Day gift with something made by you?

Handmade will not only be unique, display your craftsmanship, but add your own character that I'm sure your mum will admire.

Come along to this free online watercolour painting class and paint something you can use for sending messages or as gifts of love and affection to your mother/s.

Based in the Blue Mountains, your friendly and experienced teacher, Fran, will guide you through the techniques behind basic watercolour painting and brushwork. You will work on a range of exercises to build your confidence while creating easy, fun Mother's Day-themed paintings.

Whether you're a complete beginner or have a little more painting and illustration experience, this creative workshop is a great place to explore watercolour art, no matter your skill level. Anyone can come and learn how to paint with watercolours.

This unique watercolour class is also a lovely way to get into the Mother's Day spirit and connect with like-minded creatives with a glass of wine or cuppa in one hand and a paintbrush in the other! Your original artwork will be perfect DIY greeting cards to send to someone special.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.
What to bring
  • Four A5 sheets of smooth-textured 180gsm or higher grade (sometimes called g/m2) watercolour paper (you can purchase this at any art supplies store or some office suppliers).
  • Watercolour paints: green, yellow, red, blue (if you have pink and purple, if not, we will mix to make). Suggest 'cake/pan' style instead of tubes. You can often buy them in a 'set' with a range of colours. (It is not necessary to buy expensive paints)
  • Brushes: no.6 round tip (medium-tip brush) and no.0 or no.1 round tip (fine-tip brush for detail).
  • Fine black and colour markers
  • A pencil and eraser
  • Two cups or glasses half-filled with water to wash your brushes (Recommend access to water, in case you need to change it during the class or have a jug of clean water and a container for dirty water)
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll and cotton buds
  • Hairdryer (optional)
  • Apron or old top to protect clothes

Templates will be emailed to you prior to the class for you to prepare your drawings.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 10 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

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Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity. The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment.  Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around my passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.

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