Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners


With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Start your creative journey and learn watercolour painting

2 hours 15 mins Class size 1 to 20 (public dates), 12 to 200

label $35 - $85 ($35 for Class only, no box, $85 for Class and box)

How it works
Book or Request your preferred time
We'll send a Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and you'll get your box delivered in time for your class. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

It is easy to become frustrated and despondent when starting out with watercolours. Beginner's classes often consist of endless colour wheels you don't quite understand before you even get to paint a thing.

But there are some fun hacks you can learn, to get results fast. The use of washes and colour and blending can create something appealing and worth putting in a frame.

This friendly live streaming class will get you started painting flowers, leaves, shapes, patterns and textures from the get-go and is lots of fun and absorbing. A perfect gift to cheer a friend, colleague or loved one or as a fun activity for your next get together.

During this live online class, you will:

  • Learn how to put a beginners kit together on the cheap
  • Find out about materials and grades of paper and watercolour
  • And most importantly start painting and loosening up!

You have the option of ordering the class with a box of materials or if you already have watercolour paints and paper you can use them.

Please note:
If you have your own materials you can book into this class up to the last minute. However, you will need to allow between four to seven days to order a ticket with materials. If your parcel is delayed, this class runs frequently so you can join the next class once your parcel has arrived.

Knowledge required
No knowledge required, this is a class for absolute beginners. It is beginner friendly!
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • Student grade watercolour set
  • Watercolour 300gsm cold press paper
  • Straw
  • Brush
What you'll need
  • A pencil
  • A piece of white candle wax or a white wax crayon
  • Masking tape (if you have some)
  • A white plate to mix colours
  • Pencil
  • Two jars of water
  • Some tissue or toilet paper
  • Salt
Your teacher
Pamela Woods
Pamela Woods

Pamela is a teacher with 20 years of experience

4.9 (498)

I have had the best life ever, following my passions. I have worked as a script editor and writer and been a course leader and senior lecturer in the UK in film and TV and before that I was an illustrator and artist.

For the last 5 years have become increasingly interested in informal learning. I run classes around Sydney in different venues and concentrate on my passion of growing succulents, art and the art of teaching. I go by the name classbunny.

Verified reviews

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Megan McDermid Nov 2023

The class was fun and informative and worked surprisingly well over zoom. Thank you Pamela

Alan Mundy Nov 2023

Pamela was patient & encouraging to this watercolour first timer. Quite a number of techniques communicated well.

Bianca Villani Nov 2023

I found this class to be Colin and informative. Great to learn some new techniques and practice some familiar ones. Thanks for a great morning painting together.

Noel Hung Oct 2023

I can tell the teacher is informative and a great artist. It would be great if she could slow down a bit - she told us she needed to be quick because the color dried quickly. Make sense but just i cannot follow sometimes

Jane Cheetham Jul 2023

Fabulous class! I learnt many useful techniques and Pamela had somes great insights to share. I thoroughly enjoyed this session

Kate Smith Jul 2023

Great class covering a range of techniques, well paced and easy to follow. The option to include materials made it really simple to participate stress-free! Look forward to doing another class with Pamela!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Kate Smith

Tina Warby Jul 2023

Pamela was very informative and it was easy watching from my own home. Happy to do another class like this

Natalie Leaver Jul 2023

What a great class. Pam was very informative and clear, very personable. The kits she sent out were amazing! The techniques were clear and fun to try and the peony we all painted at the end was so beautiful! Would highly recommend and I will be signing up for more classes.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Natalie Leaver

Teacher's response

Thanks so much Natalie great meeting you online. Hope to see you again!

Karen Bradbury Feb 2023

This class was fun and I learned a lot. Pamela is a great teacher and made it fun and interactive despite it being online. I’m going to do another class that she is doing this week I had such a good time

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Karen Bradbury

Kerrie Levinson Feb 2023

Fabulous and fun! So much information willingly shared. I look forward to future classes … now to practice…

Kaye Pascoe Feb 2023

As a beginner, I found Pamela's approach to be thorough and patient. Totally enjoyed learning a new hobby and now have the fundamentals to continue to explore my creativity.

Painting class review by Kaye Pascoe

Denny Hudson-Bayliss Feb 2023

This was an excellent, well explained and comprehensive introduction to watercolours.
I would definitely recommend this class.

(Photo shows my 1st ever watercolour and needs more work )

Painting class review by Denny Hudson-Bayliss

Ninet Petersons Feb 2023

A bit too fast for me. But thankful for the video recording. Thank you, Pamela.

Johannah Conlon Jan 2023

It was a great class, so much to take in though. I learnt so much.

Jessica Watson Jan 2023

The instructor made it easy to follow and showed us some great techniques. Thank you so much

Melissa Leeman Oct 2022

It was great! Really loved it! And Pamela was lovely and a great teacher :)

Melissa Walker Oct 2022

I was so nervous before this class and although I love all arts and crafts, watercolour has always scared me. Pamela immediately made me feel comfortable and continued to support all of us during the class. I am very happy with the new skills I have learned.

Painting class review by Melissa Walker

Joana England Sep 2022

Pamela was knowledgeable and funny. She talked us through some basics and had us paint along with her, step by step. We finished several pieces and now have a baseline of skills to practice!

Painting class review by Joana England

Janet Feeny Sep 2022

Fantastic class with Pam - really enjoyable and learnt a lot of techniques which has really encouraged me to have a go - Thank you so much!

Emma Phillips Aug 2022

I thought overall it was a great class.
My only suggestion for improvement would be to not have so many techniques jammed into the class.
The instructor was very passionate however potentially went through things too quickly.

Jackie Young Aug 2022

Great class. Very well pitched and done at student’s pace. Learnt several new techniques.

Julie Holland Jul 2022

Pamela was very patient and explained everything in great detail. Most of the practice pieces went well except my final attempt at a peony was a disaster.

The kit received was great and included the majority of what was needed, the rest was easy to find at home.
Note to Bento, it would be great if the link in the initial email sent for the booking would have linked to the class, I was a bit late to the session as I didnt realise it would not work and had to find the right email. Suggest maybe also allowing a Add to Google calendar option as other training sessions have.

Annie Ear Jul 2022

An enjoyable and relaxing class! Pamela knew a lot about her craft and was very encouraging and patient which made a beginner like me feel at ease. We learned a variety of brush techniques and about the various materials used in watercolour painting. Pamela made to sure provide feedback to students where possible and taught at a suitable pace. I would highly recommend this course to all beginners. Thanks, Pamela! :)

Kerry Morrison Jul 2022

It was a really good fun class, full of information and techniques. I felt a sense of confidence immediately, and accomplishment by the end of the class.
Many thanks Pamela :-)

Rebecca Walsh Jul 2022

A great class led by teacher Pamela. It was a small class so lots of personal attention and guidance. Pamela provided lots of demonstrations, interactive guidance/feedback and helpful advice on paper, brushes and paints to use. A very enjoyable class, I look forward to attending more of her classes. Thank you Pamela

Laura Christie May 2022

The class was really good. The length of the class allowed participants time to do the activities without feeling rushed. The teacher was clear with instructions and the content she delivered was well suited to beginners, easy to understand and apply.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Laura Christie

Felicity Charlton May 2022

Watercolour for beginners was a great experience. Pamela gave just the right amount of guidance and instruction to make the 2 hour class an enjoyable learning experience. I learnt so much and look forward to using my new skills.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Felicity Charlton

Angela Knight May 2022

Lovely. Learned so much. Thank you. Will join again for more classes down the track.

Susan Sergeant May 2022

A wonderful introduction to watercolour. Highly recommend this class. To anyone looking to begin or refresh their knowledge. Thank you!

Edina Aganovic Apr 2022

I really enjoyed the class very much

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Edina Aganovic

Graham Jennens Apr 2022

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Cathy So Apr 2022

I learnt a lot of new techniques.
Thought that maybe there was a bit too
much to absorb and put into practice during the session.
Good that there is a link for us to review the lesson.

Robyn Kulmar Apr 2022

The class was fast paced and very informative. The materials provided were excellent. Many thanks.

Jo Fernandes Apr 2022

Pamela was very knowledgeable and approachable in the session.
Learnt quite a few techniques in use of watercolour.
At times the session went too fast and some people missed the instructions. As it is quite a niche area I felt I needed time to see Pamela do a technique a couple of times before trying it myself.
Overall I was glad I learnt something new today which was a highlight of my day!

Nancy Burch Apr 2022

Pamela is a very good teacher. She gave good tips and explanation. The water colour package was just right for a beginner! I shall look forward to giving water colour painting a go. Thank you Pamela and Bento.

Kim Fillingham Apr 2022

Pamela is an excellent teacher and although I suspect from the questions and comments some other participants were not absolute beginners, I certainly am. Pamela took us through various techniques, explaining both the materials and effects she was developing with us. My first activity looked pretty ordinary but by the end of the lesson I was stunned that I was able to make a pretty good attempt at painting a peony. Materials were great - paints and papers although the little brush was a bit of a handicap but convinced me I need to buy a better brush Thanks for a great experience.
I answered no to the team bonding question as this was both an individual activity and of course limited by Zoom. Would be great fun as a team.

Mary Leonard Apr 2022

Teacher moved at a good pace. She mentioned we would have a link to look at the class material again.

Christine Ferguson Apr 2022

I enjoyed and benefitted from the preparation that was done by Pamela before the session began.
It was smooth and fast and I felt engaged in the learning, determined to practise the skills and techniques (after a little break & lunch, to allow the class content to settle into my brain).

Irene Tolentino Apr 2022

I was able to learn something new and will take up watercolours as a hobby. Thank you

Marilyn Finn Apr 2022

Excellent class. Interesting & well thought out. Very enjoyable & informative.

Yvonne Hypolite Apr 2022

Thank you for your patience and a well conducted, easy to follow watercolour painting session.

Cancer Centre Apr 2022

Thank you for a well conducted, easy to follow session.

Amanda Tumulty Apr 2022

Pamela was great in teaching and also very helpful and patient with my questions. I felt great doing the course eventhough i was nervous and even fearful at the start. look forward to having her more in the future. much appreciated. Amanda

Katie Reti Apr 2022

I really enjoyed learning about the various techniques in watercolour paintings. I feel the 2 hour time slot was just enough.
Pam was excellent and really patient with all the questions that were raised during the workshop. Thank you!

Maree Devitt Apr 2022

Pamela's class was full of beginners techniques and tricks of the trade. Demonstrations were clear and repeated if necessary.
I enjoyed Pamela's teaching style and had a thoroughly wonderful morning. Was so focussed on the watercolour activity that it felt meditative loved it. Thanks Pamela

Bernadette Ferido Apr 2022

It was a great workshop, very helpful for a beginner like me.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Bernadette Ferido

Lee Chai Apr 2022

It is a wonderful experience to learn something new. Pam is an excellent teacher. It was a lot of fun.

Evelyn Lee Apr 2022

What a great class. Pamela explained many techniques in clear & precise language . The class what a lot of fun . The kit supplied included a terrific set of water colour paints, brush & sample of paper. She explained the types of paints, paper & brushes that are available & suggested what to purchase a the beginner level.

Fatima Leal Mar 2022

I like having options to do activities like this one. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people and introduced you to new possible hobbies.

Anita Chen Mar 2022

Great break from uni work! The teacher was very patient with us and we all had a great time expanding our creative minds. One thing — forgot to ask for her name!

Alina Manskaia Mar 2022

It was an awesome experience!
I found it very relaxing and enjoyed learning new things.

My friends will now have very cute watercolour cards.

Thank you!

Mayondhi Siriwarnasinghe Mar 2022

Pamela is great explaining the brush types, paint types and thought us the perfect brush strokes, I did really enjoyed the class

Thank you

Yuan Xiao Mar 2022

very useful techniques were taught in class. when my friend saw my 'working result' they all said good☀️

Painting class review by Yuan Xiao

Ho Lui Mar 2022

The class was very good with the teacher teaching in good pace, allowing us to learn many techniques in just short 2 hours.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Ho Lui

Helinda Yu Mar 2022

I very much enjoyed the class! The teacher was very nice and welcoming. I learnt a lot of new techniques that I’ll be using in the future for sure. The class did challenge me but I had fun doing it! Thank you so much again.

Painting class review by Helinda Yu

Yiru Wang Mar 2022

the class was fun, we stepped into a few techniques for watercolor painting. I enjoyed it. thank you!

Jacqueline Garrett Feb 2022

This is such a great class for an absolute beginner like myself. So much covered in class, with time to practice. The teacher, Pamela, was lovely, very encouraging and positive. As I'm quite slow I really appreciate the link to a recording of the beginner's class .

Roslynne Todd Feb 2022

The class was relaxing, informative and well-paced.
Clear instructions throughout and process was clearly visible.

Painting class review by Roslynne Todd

Rebecca Connolly Feb 2022

Lots of fun and great information. The kit was sent quickly and I had it 2 days before my class. Logging on to the zoom class was easy and straightforward. Pamela was so friendly and engaging. Like the title says this class is for absolute beginners. The information Pamela provided on the basics like paints, paper and brushes were really valuable and then running through different techniques. I learnt a lot and already enjoying playing around with the paints from the kit after class (picture). Thank you!

Painting class review by Rebecca Connolly

Dannielle Thompson Feb 2022

This was a great beginners class. We learnt the basics, but it was still fun. Ended the class by painting a floral pricture, incorporating what we learnt. Had a great time and ready to paint more!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Dannielle Thompson

Dannielle Thompson Feb 2022

This was a great beginners class. We learnt the basics, but it was still fun. Ended the class by painting a floral pricture, incorporating what we learnt. Had a great time and ready to paint more!

Emma Anderson Jan 2022

Great class. Found it hard to listen, watch and do at the same time though. So will need to rewatch the YouTube video.

Bianca Logan Jan 2022

This was a wonderful class for learning about watercolour.
Great direction and fun ways to use watercolour were learnt.
Thank you.

Kai Kaasik Jan 2022

This was my second time around and found the lesson informative. I am happy to keep trying different scenes.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Kai Kaasik

Pamela Allen Jan 2022

Excellent session learning about water colour techniques and materials :-) thank you Pamela for the class

Carol Dean Jan 2022

I learnt a lot in a short time from the comfort of home. I am looking forward to practising my new skills.

Che Santi Jan 2022

Pamela was great! She explained things clearly, kept the class fun and checked in with us all throughout the class. I would 100% do another class ran by Pamela

Nicole Kennedy Jan 2022

I really enjoyed learning and using the watercolour techniques Pamela showed us. I managed to paint a flower, leaves and trees without it looking like a kindergartner did it.

Mabel Li Nov 2021

Pace felt a little fast for beginner, but was told we get to watch the class video again in our own time. Teacher was fantastic, techniques taught were also really fun.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Mabel Li

Nicholas Byers Nov 2021

I had fun with Pamela and learned something as well!Thanks for your effort Today!

Sarah McConchie Nov 2021

Had a great time at today's class, now not such an absolute beginner, and can't wait for the next episode to learn some more skills! This class was so easy and I felt so relaxed asking any questions.

Vanessa Zhou Nov 2021

The teacher Pamela Woods is very experienced and communicated effectively. I quite enjoyed the class.

Laura Williams Nov 2021

It was lovely to get a taster of different ideas for beginners.
Pamela was very encouraging.
Looking forward to doing more courses soon.

Anastasia Ivanova Nov 2021

Very good class, learnt a lot I would reccomend as very useful techniques and beginner friendly!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Anastasia Ivanova

Michelle Geppert Oct 2021

Pamela is a great teacher. Easy, clear instructions. Now have the skills and confidence to start painting using different the techniques.

Christine Field Oct 2021

Pamela was very professional and informative. We very much enjoyed the class and will be looking into enrolling in further classes with Pamela.

Shannon Baker Oct 2021

As a genuine 100% beginner, this class was so much fun! Pamela was absolutely fantastic and checked in regularly to make sure everyone was going okay. She covered a lot of content so the pace was quite fast and I was worried I might forget things, so I was so grateful to see that we were sent a video of the class afterwards. Highly recommend

Emily Walton Oct 2021

This was my first Class Bento experience with my daughter's participating too and it was really lovely! Pamela was wonderful at explaining the different watercolour techniques and we walked away at the end with our own beautiful art work. It's definitely inspired me to keep experimenting with watercolour!

Painting class review by Emily Walton

Elvira Oct 2021

Had a great time! The teacher was really easy to follow and made the class very fun!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Elvira

Margaret Baker Oct 2021

Really enjoyed this class. Everything was clearly demonstrated and we got to do our own examples of all the different techniques. I'm very keen to practise and improve!

Margaret Clark Oct 2021

Really enjoyed and found it very informative. Will definitely do other classes. You made it so easy to follow. Thank you

Vickie Kalocsay Oct 2021

I thoroughly enjoyed the Watercolour workshop with Pamela.
She explained technical instructions with clarity and worked hard to try and connect with participants and overcome the disconnect that can occur with online presentation. I'm looking forward to booking into more classes.

Shiri Hergass Oct 2021

Great workshop. Pam was wonderful and explained things in easy and clear way.
We had lots of fun and learned some great techniques!

Vicki Fracarossi Oct 2021

We Loved the class easy to follow and very informative. Will try watercolor flowers next.

Frances Pekin Oct 2021

Pamela was clearly highly skilled and articulate at explaining all techniques, tips and tricks including explains resources needed. She covered everything needed to start your own little watercolour painting self habit and now I have a set of samples and one great painting as well as new confidence and lots of new understandings about how to do watercolour painting

Painting class review by Frances Pekin

Maria Vainio Oct 2021

Great class. Pam took the time to explain techniques and tips that as an absolute beginner I found invaluable.

Marina Butler Oct 2021

Teacher was great - lots of good tips & techniques.
Only issue was signing in to zoom as it said meeting was locked - took 10mins and numerous tries before I got in - nearly gave up.

Annalissa Roy Sep 2021

Pamela explained everything clearly and thoroughly, from materials to techniques. We brought our own materials, and she gave extremely helpful information about how our materials would work. Definitely using high quality watercolour paper is advised! Pamela gave lovely encouragement and feedback during the course, and we really enjoyed the interactions. With these techniques, we have continued to use our watercolours and make new pieces.

Painting class review by Annalissa Roy

Kylie Federici Sep 2021

I really enjoyed this class and the time just flew by! Pamela was a fantastic teacher - very knowledgeable and full of great tips. I thought the pace of the class and the content covered was excellent- thank you.

Carmela Pietro Sep 2021

Great class for beginners. Very informative. Great tips and lots of practical, hands on time. Thankyou

Trina Hinkley Sep 2021

Thanks, Pamela. I loved your class. You explained things really well and I feel like I've learned a lot of helpful techniques to keep painting in watercolours.

Jennifer Cidoni Sep 2021

Teacher was fantastic . Class went so quick but a good pace and learnt so many new skills . Highly recommend

Marisca Lee Sep 2021

Pamela was excellent. We had a lot of fun learning the basic techniques. We will definitely try more of the water colour classes.

Kate Jeffery Sep 2021

Great introductory workshop to watercolours. Pamela was a great teacher and covered a lot different techniques to take away and continue to explore. Loved it!

Agung Suwandaru Sep 2021

Very good! I had so many experiences with this class.

Veronika Bracegirdle Sep 2021

Pretty happy with how the class went. The teacher was really great. She didn't go to fast but would make sure everyone was up to the current steps before moving on. The tips were great. I had lots of fun in this class. And will highly recommend this to others and likely attend another class

Melanie Young Sep 2021

This class was a really good introduction to watercolour painting - covering the tools and equipment you'd need to get started with watercolour painting. Pamela ran through a number of different techniques that we practiced alongside her; and at the end of the class we painted a large flower together. I've decided to join her watercolour flowers class to learn a bit more about this medium. A fun way to spend a couple of hours via zoom. The supplied kit had everything we needed for the class and then enough paint & paper left over to practice some things on our own afterwards.

Painting class review by Melanie Young

Renee Kovalskis Sep 2021

Pamela is very knowledgeable about all things watercolour and shared her knowledge in a friendly and accessible way. I learnt so much that I hope I can go back to dabbling on my own. The materials supplied were also very generous. I was pleased with some of the samples that I created and am inspired to give it another go. Also appreciated the follow up hand out with guidance on what materials to purchase. Thanks so much Pamela.

Melanie Beissel Sep 2021

Pamela was SO efficient, helpful, engaging, real, informative and humorous!
I felt thoroughly able to complete all skills and am really looking forward to building on what Pamela has taught me.
I'll definitely be signing up again to her classes and recommending them to my friends!

Patricia Pullen Sep 2021

I enjoyed the class. I haven't done any art for a while. It was a great help to do the various techniques with the small swatches. This will be good to practise with. Pamela gave clear instructions for each step. Thank you

Penny Baxter Sep 2021

Fun course andI felt very comfortable despite my complete lack of experience - makes me want to learn more. Thank you

Jasmine Winsley Sep 2021

The watercolour lesson was well paced and easy to follow the steps. Overall it was very enjoyable.

Barbara Lowes Sep 2021

Excellent, covered a lot of great skills for beginners. Could have been easily at 2.5hr class

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Barbara Lowes

Megan Trento Sep 2021

As a self taught artist, it was incredibly beneficial to go through the technical basics in this class. Learnt some super fun methods of painting and will definitely try out the next level with watercolour flowers! Thanks Pamela.

Painting class review by Megan Trento

Casey Hotvedt Sep 2021

Great for someone who has never tried watercolour before. The kit had everything plus some extra paper to practice more at home. I definitely recommend.

Penny Janson Sep 2021

Many thanks for the fun class!

Kathryn Wilson Sep 2021

Pamela is both knowledgeable and patient. I felt the class ran at just the right pace for me so that I was able to try each of the techniques I really appreciated that she'd set up a second camera so we could watch what Pamela was doing. Thank you!

Painting class review by Kathryn Wilson

Karina Corr Sep 2021

This class was inspirational from beginning to end. So many techniques so little time for a slow beginner, but still fabulous. Pamela has so much insight and knowledge in watercolour painting.
Thank you.

 raymonda Aoun Sep 2021

Fantastic session with Pamela Woods. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Samanthi Weerabahu Sep 2021

Thank you so much! It was great mind relaxing experience.

Francine Sep 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, although I was a bit slow. Perfectly pitched for the absolute beginner. Definitely worth the time. Pamela was excellent and very personable and engaging.

 karen walsh Sep 2021

Great workshop - good fun to splash around with colour. Don't think my natural talent exists though :)

Joanne Do Sep 2021

A great little workshop. Learnt alot and has lots of fun!

Sasha Fennell Sep 2021

Great fun and very interesting.

Benjamin Murray Sep 2021

This was an amazing class, super instructive at a great pace with a very knowledgeable teacher!

Sharyn Barry Sep 2021

Pamela’s class was well structured with lots of information about supplies & techniques. Perfect for beginners & ideas at the end for what to do next. And it was fun & relaxed.

Chiara Tomassoni Sep 2021

Knowledgable and informative, Pamela also knew how to run the class and address everyone’s various artistic abilities.

Geraldine Dielenberg Sep 2021

Pamela was clear and concise, very easy to follow, would highly recommend her class , thank you!

Katrina Macdonald Sep 2021

Brilliant afternoon! Thank you so much Pamela. I learnt so much. I can Highly recommend

Anne-Marie Morgan Sep 2021

I enjoyed the class,learnt many techniques,and experimented with different methods.It was informative and very enjoyable,will do another class in the near future.Thanks

Painting class review by Anne-Marie Morgan

Trina Cox Sep 2021

I really enjoyed Pamela’s class on the 12th September. She show me many good tips for the watercolour medium ❤️

Leanne Solomons Sep 2021

Pamela was so knowledgeable about watercolours and her class was definitely pitched at the right level. She had an extremely well structured and organised set of activities to build your confidence and experiences with watercolours, so that afterwards, when you are on your own, you could experiment and build your skills at your own pace. She also answered all questions in a pleasant and patient manner and sent us a list of equipment and tips via email after the lesson. Lastly, the class went a little longer than was scheduled, which I thought showed how enthusiastic and focused on sharing her craft she is. Highly recommended.

Terrence Tang Sep 2021

Pamela's class was very enjoyable and great to follow for absolute beginners such as ourselves.

Cathy Bray Sep 2021

Pamela covered an extra ordinary amount of information in the allotted 2 hour workshop. I loved the inspirational notebook with watercolour pieces that she showed us at the end. That might have been nice to see at the beginning while she was talking about paper and watercolour selection. Very happy that she said she would provide a list or recommended materials - so look forward to receiving that. Understanding and very encouraging - I’d definitely like to do Pamela’s class in the next level up in Watercolours in a month or two. Thank you for delivering the excellent kit, too,
Cathy Bray, Watercolour Absolute Beginners Class

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Cathy Bray

Julianne Wargren Sep 2021

Great class really fun. We learnt lots about water colors and techniques. Would defs recommend

Rebecca Morton-Chandra Sep 2021

Great class for beginners. I had a lot of fun. Can't believe how good my work looked.

Bron Jones Sep 2021

Fantastic class. I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to practicing my new learned skills! Thank you

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Bron Jones

Yik Lam Sep 2021

The explanation is quick but clear and I get to learn many fundamental techniques! Great lesson

Michelle Baker Aug 2021

This class was great, very informative and easy to follow. I learnt some new techniques which I will definitely use from now on. Thank you Pamela.

Robyn Dennewald Aug 2021

Loved this class. So informative & helpful& such fun! Will look for fore from this teacher!

Ankita Prasad Aug 2021

Right blend of basics were taught during the class,ideal for beginners to start off with.
I was really happy with my first water color painting I made during the class.
Thanks Pamela !

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Ankita Prasad

Barbara Stasenka Aug 2021

So good, thanks Pamela. I am looking forward to booking another class with you.
Mila loved her birthday gift. Kindest regards

Caroline Macari Aug 2021

Really fun lock down exercise - I got all the materials sent to mine - delivered within a few hours ! Highly recommend:)

Bridgette Belbin Aug 2021

Pamela was an engaging and friendly teacher. I felt really comfortable asking questions and making mistakes. I learned a lot from this class and would happily recommend it to anyone!

Painting class review by Bridgette Belbin

Michelle Bodington Aug 2021

Thank-you for a reat class - good to learn a lot about different methods of using water colours

Mr Haymes Aug 2021

Pamela was a fantastic teacher.
We had a great time learning lots of new techniques.
Pamela also has tips about art supply brands, which we appreciated.
We loved it.

Lyn Wotton Aug 2021

Pamela pitched the information perfectly for beginners, explaining the basic tools and how to use them, what they do - paper, paint and brushes. The small project at the end was fun, and confidence building, it would have been nice if we could have done one more to really get a 'feel' for what water colours can achieve. Time goes so quickly though and that can't be helped.

Claire Rayner Aug 2021

I did this class online and it was really enjoyable. Pamela has so much knowledge and gave some great tips on methods, equipment etc. I feel confident about starting my own watercolour painting from what I learnt.

Hawanatu Bangura Aug 2021

I really enjoyed the class. My first time doing watercolour painting. I feel a lot more confident to do some painting on my own. Thank you Pamela!

Amour Mah Aug 2021

This was so much fun! Thanks Pamela for the informative and awesome class! It was great to play around and the make the flower.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Amour Mah

Anna Power Aug 2021

Really lovely class. For an absolute beginner it did go quite quickly, but it was nice to see lots of different types of techniques. I’m going to enjoy testing them all out!

Amanda Lieber Aug 2021

Pamela is an excellent teacher, she ensured everyone understood what she was talking about throughout the class. The techniques taught and the pace of the course was perfect for beginners. I am no longer afraid of watercolour paints and I look forward to experimenting!

Cristina Nieto Aug 2021

It’s an entertaining activity to do during lockdown although I don’t think painting is for me but it was nice to try something different :)

Rosemary Koenig Aug 2021

Pamela covered a lot of ground in 2 hours but gave us the essential information in a clear and concise manner. We got stuck into painting quickly and with her directions our first efforts weren’t too shabby! I enjoyed the class very much but be prepared for a fairly rapid pace.

Sally Anderson Aug 2021

Pamela was a fantastic teacher and the class was a lot of fun! Would definitely recommend to beginners of watercolours.

Painting class review by Sally Anderson

Katrina Yip Aug 2021

Pamela was knowledgeable and humourous. She covered a lot of different techniques in a short amount of time. She's well prepared, organised and her instructions were clear. I left the class feeling encouraged, confident and inspired to do more!

Stephanie Lewis Aug 2021

Pamela was a great teacher - we got through a lot in the class, and I walked away feeling inspired and excited to keep playing with watercolour. We covered a lot of basic techniques and also completed a mini-project at the end. It was wonderful!

Ella Madden Aug 2021

This class was really great - I loved how much we learnt in 2 hours, all the different techniques and finished a few different small paintings!

Kirsty Beavon Aug 2021

WOW ! Amazing class - absolutely loved it - great teacher and so much fun. Highly recommended and can't wait to do another one.

Roslyn Jolly Aug 2021

This was a fun and engaging class. We covered a lot of techniques in a short time. the teacher had a relaxed and friendly demeanour and emphasised flexibility and creativity. I learned a lot!

Suzanne Lewis Aug 2021

Really fun class for beginners, well paced, lots of opportunities to learn and practice techniques. Thanks Pamela

Alix Madden Aug 2021

Clear, excellent instruction. Teacjer was very easy to follow. Lovely feel in the class. Perfect for an absolute beginner!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Alix Madden

Marina Pavanello Aug 2021

Pam made our Friday night so much more special and fun ! Very useful tips, great atmosphere! Absolutely great!

Belinda Johnson Aug 2021

Enjoyed it completely and learnt some great techniques. Pamela is full of great tips. Thankyou

Cara Morrison Aug 2021

Lots of great learning and new techniques to take away and try later. Thank you!

Maisie Minikin Aug 2021

Pamela's watercolour class was fabulous. Easy to follow, well paced and I now have the basic techniques for watercolours. Thank you.

Megan Francis Aug 2021

Pamela was a great instructor and was very engaging over zoom. She showed us some great techniques and my only criticism is that I wish the class went longer.

Claire Boskett Aug 2021

Pamela demonstrated a wide range of techniques, giving me the confidence and skills to make a start with water colour painting. Very enjoyable, the time went in a flash.

Ana Norte Jul 2021

A very enjoyable afternoon. Pamela’s instructions were clear and it was great to have my own lovely little paintings at the end. I can’t wait to keep exploring the techniques learnt.

Naomi Luck Jul 2021

After technical issues. Pamela step through the activities and made it easy to follow. As a complete beginner I felt comfortable doing the course.

Katie Riuli Jul 2021

Great class for a beginner! Learned enough techniques and tips to start to practice in my own time

Sarah Sheehan Jul 2021

This was a great beginners’ watercolour class. I learned a lot of the basic techniques that I have gone on to practice and build on since the class.

Marieke Kleynhans Jun 2021

What a great beginners class! I've learnt so many new tips and techniques to improve my painting. Thanks Pamela!

Painting class review by Marieke Kleynhans

Emma Bulfin May 2021

I am a complete beginner and we worked on basic techniques first and at a quick pace all the way to the stage of painting our own peony in two hours. Was a great course to do before having a play on my own. Thanks Pamela.

Melinda Stuart May 2021

Great beginners intro. Gave me exactly what I was hoping for from the session. Would love to do a follow up class after some practice

Natalina May 2021

This was my very first painting class and I was thrilled I was able to do it at home. The instructor was great and I even used my first master piece to create a Mothers Day card for my mum. I can't wait to practise more:-)

Painting class review by Natalina

Billie May 2021

I actually have no artistic talent, but this class has inspired me to try different things, it was fun, interesting, and a way of expression I hadn't considered, will be continuing to attempt different ways of using this medium. Thank you to our leader, plenty of information on best products to use and costs. Thank you for a lovely morning Pamela, you obviously enjoy your art and I will never reach that, but will have lots of fun doing my own Billie

Kylie May 2021

What a great introduction to watercolour techniques & painting. Thank you Pamela, you were so lovely, it was easy to follow & so relaxing. I thoroughly enjoyed it xx

Painting class review by Kylie

Rose May 2021

An amazing, enjoyable experience with Pamela’s introduction to painting with water colors. The time flew, we covered many helpful techniques to get started. Thanks

Mary May 2021


Carer Vmch May 2021

Another fantastic class with Pamela. She is very patient and thorough, and goes through everything step by step, so that everyone learns every details.
The ladies all loved the class, and can't wait to start painting on their own.
Thanks Pamela :-)

Lindsey Jobbins Apr 2021

I have been playing with watercolours for many years. In two hours, Pamela was able to explain and demonstrate both how watercolours work and techniques to use to create different effects. I also created a delightful Chinese style flower in under five minutes. I am looking forward to following on from this class with other practical, novel and fun suggestions. Thank you , Pamela.

Painting class review by Lindsey Jobbins

Tara Bouchier Apr 2021

I haven’t actually completed my class yet, as I’m waiting for my box of items to arrive. Luckily, there is a second session for me to enrol into, and my box of items should arrive in time. Great communication from Pamela, who updated me with when the box was being posted and my options if it didn’t arrive in time for the first class. I’m really looking forward to receiving my box and attending the class!

Jane O'Brien Apr 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed the class Thankyou so much.

Amy Dejong Apr 2021

Fantastic and fun lesson! Loved it and teaching style was very clear and explained well! Thank you!

Michael Riedel Apr 2021

Very good and informative. Interesting techniques to try. Need to practice these class exercises and expand upon them. We bought the craft kit that goes with the class. A great start in the journey of watercolours for us.

Cadi McInerney Apr 2021

A really great introduction to techniques for novices - like me. Pamela was informative and went at a good pace. Well set up online with 2 camera views (face and hands/paper), so you could clearly see the techniques as Pamela discussed them.
Highly recommend this course if you've never picked up a paint brush (like me), or exploring a new medium. I also recommend buying the kit. You use all items during the class and the paper is already prepped for you.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Cadi McInerney

Karen Ballard Apr 2021

Pamela is excellent. Really clear and patient and I learned heaps. I highly recommend doing this course :-)

Lauren Broide Mar 2021

Great class, great teacher! Lesson included different techniques, paints and paper to use with a cute end result.

Jane Lucas Mar 2021

Really enjoyed the session - very informative and good pace. Definitely recommend - best if you buy the kit that goes with the class.

Laura Leslie Mar 2021

Well spoken, good pace, cut out a few times which can’t be helped! Enjoyed it

Rose Graham Mar 2021

Thankyou Pamela, loved your class. I found it very informative doing the different techniques first, I learnt a lot from that.
You explained the process very well during each section.
I also liked the water pencil techniques that you did and I can see that they would be an asset to water colour painting. I will get some in the future.
Cheers Rose

Painting class review by Rose Graham

Lily Youl Mar 2021

Pamela was a very patient teacher for beginners. It was great how Pamela taught us techniques in a clear demonstration that was easy to grasp and follow. Would like to do more classes with Pamela! Was a little worried about joining but really enjoyed the 2 hrs.

Flora-Joan Rotterdam Mar 2021

I really enjoyed this class and the teacher Pamela was great, easy to follow instructions.

Jennifer Farrelly Mar 2021

Was well presented but was a bit rushed towards the end of the class. But I enjoyed it and will be practicing until I can perfect my peony. Thanks Pam

Stacey Parker Mar 2021

Pamela gave some really helpful advice to get us started. We were able to try several techniques in a short time frame and then apply them to painting a flower. I'll be looking to do some more of her classes as it was very enjoyable.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Stacey Parker

Jennifer Feinstein Mar 2021

Learned a lot and appreciated how positive Pamela is! It really helped with starting something new. Thanks :)

Natalie Hsu Feb 2021

I really enjoy the class. Learn the techniques in details and fun. Thank you Pamela.

Wendy Charnell Feb 2021

Very interesting, informative and FUN and the materials supplied were excellent.
I found it very easy to follow the instructions.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Wendy Charnell

Anonymized Customer Feb 2021

What an excellent beginners class. Great teacher. We explored different techniques and finished up with a piece of art work. I would definitely recommend this class

Painting class review by Anonymized Customer

Sarah Boyd Feb 2021

Pamela is very friendly and professional, and teaches an impressively comprehensive class. She doesn’t assume any particular prior knowledge, and is very approachable for any questions.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Sarah Boyd

Pavithra Krishna Feb 2021

Clear and easy to follow instructions- good overview of basic techniques. Good quality materials were sent.

Painting class review by Pavithra Krishna

Elena Shankland Jan 2021

it was a very enjoyable class. Pamela is a very good teacher.
Some people didn't mute their mic at the beginning of the class so we couldn't hear properly at times.
also it was a team bonding experience for us.

Sarah Till Jan 2021

Thanks for the enjoyable course. I really learnt a lot in a short space of time!

Rebecca Wilkinson Jan 2021

The teacher was very knowledgeable about her subject and worked well with the livestream. She kept a reasonable pace for learning and allowed time for any questions. The box was well put together and contained 95% of what was needed (and 100%of what needed to be bought). Technical delays were due to user lack of familiarity with Zoom not the teacher's issues. The camera was angled perferctly so you could see her paints, paper and hands and learn what she was doing. Would highly recommend to an absolute beginner or relative beginner and I will try another course now. I love my peony painting and can't believe I achieved this from 1 lesson.

Painting class review by Rebecca Wilkinson

Ben Johnston Jan 2021

Pamela was patient , knowledgeable and very helpful. Good product knowledge and provided good learning examples

Tina McKirdy Jan 2021

I really enjoyed the class. I’m looking forward to experimenting with the techniques. The teacher was excellent

Melissa Sutton Jan 2021

Had fun, learnt good skills to experiment on my own with watercolours. Many creative techniques demonstrated during this class.

Rochelle Pownall Jan 2021

Such a fabulous intro class Good pace, lovely teacher and really enjoyed learning the basics and principles so I can go and practise now myself! Thank you Pamela

Rebecca Boreham Jan 2021

Well timed class with a good balance between technique and a project. I enjoyed it immensely.

Ali Elder Jan 2021

It was great. Perfectly pitched for beginners and a good pace as well. Techniques were well explained and easy.

Claudia Zines Jan 2021

This was so much fun experimenting with different watercolour techniques. The materials provided were great. Most enjoyable!

Dorota Krason Dec 2020

Pamela did an excellent job leading the class on the fundamentals of watercolors. She explained the importance of using high quality watercolor paper (heavy weight paper with glycerin coating to slow water absorption), how to identify a good paint brush (bristles that return to true after bending) and the difference in cost/quality of water color paints.

She also demonstrated various techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, watercolor mechanics, masking with wax, texturing with salt as well as others. Her camera set up gave us a bird eye view of her canvas, and she clearly explain what she was doing. It was very easy to follow along and practice.

Overall I’m very happy with the class and it greatly exceeded my previous experience self learning watercolor.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Dorota Krason

Charlotte Sangster Dec 2020

I really enjoyed this class! It has inspired me to keep going and learn much more about watercolour painting! Thank you :)

Luke Lloyd Nov 2020

Course was easy and great fun! It helped me come up with a few ideas with my watercolour paints.

Laura Soutter Nov 2020

Great class for a total beginner to learn a few techniques and finish up painting a peony that looks pretty decent

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Laura Soutter

Claire Cooke Nov 2020

This class was lots of fun. I enjoyed learning the techniques in detail before creating an art work. Pamela is warm and welcoming!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Claire Cooke

Linna Abdi Nov 2020

Amazing lesson! Loved the step by step instructions and tips provided to get the best out of watercolour painting.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Linna Abdi

Nicole Muller Nov 2020

Very absorbing. Made me want to play around with watercolour more. Pamela a lovely patient teacher.

Norm Rodgers Nov 2020

Was a great class! Pamela was great ! It was a fast pace but I think that what was so good about it as you didn’t overthink! Will recommend to friends as a great introduction to water colours! i will definitely book in again can’t believe that I actually painted a flower and it looked really good Thankyou

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Norm Rodgers

Hermione Inskip Nov 2020

Yet again, had a great time. Pamela was very knowledgeable, easy to follow, and very helpful.

Painting class review by Hermione Inskip

Maryam Ghadiri Nov 2020

Was reallyfun and pomella was very knowledgeable and well organised.
I learned alot and recommend it

Judie Burke Oct 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed today’s lesson. Pamela was great and I got a lot out of it. Look forward to putting some theory into practice. Could have easily gone another hour!

Jamie-Lee Emmett Oct 2020

Was such a beautiful class that was well executed. We learned so much and are excited to continue our journey with watercolour painting. Highly recommend this class for individuals and for team building

Painting class review by Jamie-Lee Emmett

Jamie-Lee Emmett Oct 2020

Amazing class - so involved and well paced, Pamela brought everyone along on the journey and we all had something decent to show at the end! Really enjoyed this class

Nick Zhu Oct 2020

Great fun, very interactive and relaxing at the same time. Thanks again for the class!

Daniel Bloom Oct 2020

From making the booking to enjoying the online class, everything was so enjoyable. Pamela was amazing and her class was so fun!
We had packages that had to go out to people and it was taken care of by ClassBento, I will 100% be looking at using their service again.

Julisa Edwards Oct 2020

It was a good class and she had lots of great tips and information, but it felt rushed and the pace made me a bit anxious.

Claire Dunn Oct 2020

Loved it, especially doing the watercolour paintings of flowers at the end. Thankyou so much.

Claire Dunn Oct 2020

Loved it, especially doing the watercolour paintings of flowers at the end. Thankyou so much.

Albert Wang Oct 2020

Pamela ran an awesome session on Watercolour Painting! I couldn't help but feel like the stuff I tried really looked like what she was doing but it was great learning about the theory of what we were trying to do and then applying it. Great fun.

Painting class review by Albert Wang

Francine Schaepper Oct 2020

Great class filled with lots of tips! I definitely have a lot to work on now and a new found appreciation for watercolors!

Alison Blazey Oct 2020

This was a perfect intro to watercolours, with a mix of theory and simple practical exercises to learn some basic techniques. The 2hr timeframe and zoom platform worked well. I’d highly recommend Pamela’s class

Lucy McAuliffe Sep 2020

I enjoyed experimenting with water and pigment, and learning a new skill during the current Melbourne lockdown.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Lucy McAuliffe

Louise Miller Sep 2020

Excellent content and techniques covered for total beginners. Pamela was a great trainer and we were able to see the techniques well over Zoom.

Fiona Donald Sep 2020

Very interesting and informative. Pamela had just the right balance of informal and instructive manners.

Katherine Dendtler Sep 2020

Fun class with lots of good tips and techniques.
Would have liked to learn more about brush strokes and different brushes.

Katherine Kulakowski Sep 2020

Great introduction to watercolours. Pamela showed us lots of techniques we can build on. Including a painting of flowers to finish off.

Deb McCormick Sep 2020

This was a great class! The pace was perfect and the instructor was patient and knowledgeable. Thanks!

Dewald Abrie Sep 2020

We learned some interesting techniques and got some good information on where to start. Really enjoyed the class!

Meaghan Baker Sep 2020

Pamela was very kind and helpful. Demonstrations were clear and the materials arrived very quickly! A lovely way to spend a Saturday morning ☺️

Lianne Yearbury Sep 2020

Good to learn all the different techniques and to complete a subject at the end.

Loren Smith Sep 2020

Good run through basic techniques. Teacher was helpful and nice. Would definitely recommend to beginners!

Amy Webber Sep 2020

Pam gave heaps of helpful tips and was very entertaining. Very happy with the way my work turned out.

Lynne Sep 2020

Easy to understand and keep up with the lesson. Learning the basics for different techniques was very helpful.

Lisa Turley Sep 2020

Pamela gave really clear, easy-to-follow instructions and good demonstrations of all of the techniques in this class, plus a great rundown of materials both in the kit and that we might like to try in the future. Thanks for an enjoyable session! I particularly liked the cherry tree and the explanation of how to do background gradients.

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Lisa Turley

Jacqueline Scarlett Sep 2020

A very enjoyable class! It was perfect for absolute beginners, as we learnt basic techniques but still produced a finished artwork at the end I’m keen to keep playing with my new skills!

Painting class review by Jacqueline Scarlett

Zoe Perrington Sep 2020

A fun and informative intro to water colours. I learnt some techniques that I can continue to play with. Thanks!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Zoe Perrington

Tasha Florence Sep 2020

Really enjoyed this class! Learnt lots of new skills A great introduction to the art of watercolour painting!

Watercolour Painting for Absolute Beginners review by Tasha Florence

Adele Llewellyn Sep 2020

Great class and very practical. We really liked Pamela's approach - she was down to earth and very knowledgeable. The class covered everything from tools to basic techniques. It was really good for beginners like us

Catriona McNeil Sep 2020

This was a great beginners class. Fantastic to have the materials provided too. I will be signing up for more.

Rachel Griffith Sep 2020

The class was wonderful. Very relaxing and engaging. I had attended a class of pamelas before which is why i chose her to run a class for our Carers group.

Painting class review by Rachel Griffith

Sean Flegeltaub Sep 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed Pamela's class today. Though it was held virtually, it was well planned in advance. I received the water colour painting kit weeks beforehand and was given things to prepare before the class.

Pamela shared great tips for beginners and I'm excited to continue to learning how to colour paint. Thank you for a great experience.

Barbara Li Sep 2020

I had so much fun with the class. Kept practising after the class had finished and signed up for another one by Pamela. Definitely give it a go.

Shaw Group Sep 2020

Pamela was a fantastic teacher for this class, carefully demonstrating various methods of painting, and the tyles of supplies that are available. It was the perfect class for an absolute beginner, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learnt in this 2 hour session. Highly recommended! Thanks Pamela.

Jennifer Barrett Aug 2020

I really enjoyed this class. I learned some fundamental techniques that I can use to keep playing with watercolours

Sarah Redmond Aug 2020

Pamela was really easy to follow and very friendly, we ended up with artwork we were very proud of!

Sarah Redmond Aug 2020

So easy to follow and great fun. Pamela was so supportive and made it a great evening.

Karen Paton Aug 2020

A great introduction to watercolour for someone who hasn’t attended any art classes since they were in year 9!