Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View

Learn to paint with watercolours in this fun hands-on experience



3 hours Class size 1 to 5 (public classes), 4 to 15

label $65 - $69 ($69 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $65 for 3+ guests. $50 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Enjoy a watercolour workshop, "paletteque" with a small group in the Blue Mountains and enjoy the view from the studio! Look out over the treetops into the Valley of the Waters and learn new skills in a relaxed environment.

Hosting groups of five in Blue Mountains studio or option for bigger groups Fran can come to you.

Over this three-hour fun and creative class, you'll learn various watercolour techniques and then paint a picture that you’ll be proud of. The best time for the workshop is near sunset so you can enjoy the changing colour of the sky while you paint.

The workshop will go step by step, guiding you through painting your own original artwork. The artwork for this session is a butterfly or dragonfly as well as a Crimson Rosella, a native bird in the Blue Mountains.

Already have a venue in mind? Your teacher is also able to bring this creative fun experience to you for your private small group celebration!

Please note: The workshop will only go ahead if there are two or more participants - anyone booked will be moved to a new date that suits them.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • All equipment required for class, including an apron to wear to protect clothing
  • Light refreshment served with tea, coffee or water.
What to bring
Your enthusiasm and any bubbles, wine and/or beer.
 
Location

Wentworth Falls, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 100 kms of Wentworth Falls for private classes

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View location
Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

5.0 (301)
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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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Jessica Dhiacou Oct 2023


We had such a wonderful time at Fran’s class! She was very friendly, generous with her time and took us through the basics of watercolour well so that by the end we had 2 completed paintings to take home. A great idea for a girls day out in the Blue Mountains!

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Jessica Dhiacou - Blue Mountains

Cynthia Tang Sep 2023


I attended a watercolour painting class with a friend at Fran's place in the blue mountains. Her studio was very cute and situated in a lovely peaceful area with a great view out. Fran was a wonderful teacher, patient, and super welcoming. She got us to practice some basic watercolouring skills first before allowing us to create two different paintings. I had a wonderful time at Frans, she was super accomodating for us as we were late due to an accident on the road, and she had tea, coffee and snacks throughout her class. All in all a great class and can't wait to try out some of the techniques I learnt from her today!

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Cynthia Tang - Blue Mountains

Michelle Jul 2023


Loved this intimate watercolour painting class! Fran our teacher was brilliant & we had an excellent time! Thoroughly recommend

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Michelle  - Blue Mountains

Alison Jan 2023


I have done many classes with Fran and she is always very patient, kind and encouraging.

Karen Booyens Jan 2023


We had a great relaxed evening and have great paintings to show for it. Very enjoyable

Aleta Jan 2023


Thoroughly recommend Ladybird’s paint n sip class. We were engrossed in our painting, learning watercolour techniques so we could paint a beautiful Australian King Parrot. Four generations all together, admiring each others artistic endeavours and sharing some laughs as well. Fran is an excellent teacher and her explanations and pace catered to all skill levels in our family.

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Aleta  - Blue Mountains

Alice Shadjareh Jan 2022


Me and my partner had a great evening painting with Fran. As absolute beginners she talked us through some techniques and then got us painting our own artworks. Fran was patient with us and didn’t rush us at any point or make us feel silly for asking her to repeat herself.
The venue itself is in a beautiful location up in the blue mountains and Fran even recommended a nearby lookout to us for more stunning views before we made the trip back home!

Watercolour Workshop: Paint and Sip with a View review by Alice Shadjareh - Blue Mountains

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