Yvette Swan

Yvette Swan

20yr+ experience in art, 3yr+ in meditation

Yvette Swan, painting teacher
4.8 (31)


For over the past 20 years I have been a professional artist in the medium of painting. I studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at University of NSW, Collage of Fine Arts, Sydney. I worked in the film and photographic industries to then come back full circle to my love of painting. From this love I have exhibited in over 35 solo and group shows in galleries within Australia. Through my work I explore the essence of life – awareness, love, and the source of our being.

In recent years I have taught art as well as meditation classes in Sydney and Northern NSW. Since then I have combined the two to create a fun and relaxing abstract painting, with some meditation, day class. The purpose of this is to allow people to let go of mind ways of being and open to the natural essence they are. From this space the painting is creative, free flowing, and enjoyable. There are no rules as one opens to joy and creation.

I have also created meditation classes (see dates on Classbento website). These came about from my love of being with people and opening to the truth of who we are - awareness. I have explored various avenues to open to awareness and have created classes and one to one sessions from opening myself up to what is real. Behind all the stories and different life situations we are all the one self - awareness. I love that we are awakening more rapidly on this planet in this moment of great change. We are coming back home from within.

I currently create through painting, writing, art and meditation classes, and also provide one to one awareness sessions for people to open to our true self. Whatever medium I use, the purpose behind it is my love to open more deeply to truth and freedom. I am deeply interested in people awakening to who they are. Our creative endeavors are an extension of our natural essence.





Naomi Byrnes

Learn Abstract Painting

I really enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, felt free to quietly sit and play with paint and listen to the different possibilities. Hearing about the artist who puts her surfaces out in nature inspired me to play a bit more with that after class. The message I took away was the possibility of continually layering and layering and layering over time. Thank you for the nurturing environment and encouragement to experiment, use affordable/free materials and have fun

Naomi Rundle

Learn Abstract Painting

I've only ever worked with oils, so acrylics are new for me.i really enjoyed the class and got some great ideas.thanks !

Gisela Wildie

Abstract Painting Day Class

Yvette has such a nice, calming nature and that is exactly how the class ran. I loved learning new techniques and then using what i liked to create my masterpiece :)
The venue was perfect, with so many great tools and the right facilities.

Abstract Painting Day Class review by Gisela Wildie

Lucy Greenwood

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

Lovely, calm and peaceful teacher
Delightful work space with creative ideas around.
Thoroughly enjoyed the class.

Painting workshop review by Lucy Greenwood

Lucienne Calvi

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

Great value for money! Really enjoyed the acrylic painting with meditation. Yvette was a patient and calm teacher and let us go with the flow with our painting and relax .
All materials were provided and most of us painted four pieces including one canvas.
Venue was good with free parking around the roads at the back. Main road too busy and only 2hr parking.
Very much enjoyed the class especially as it was just four people.

Painting workshop review by Lucienne Calvi

Olivia Carter

Learn Abstract Painting

I had a great time at the beginners abstract art online course. I was blown away by how many techniques there are to create abstract art. You would think it would be easy! It was good to have someone talk you through some of the techniques.

Alex Nixon

Learn Abstract Painting

I enjoyed learning the new skills of washes and the use of different tools. It was a lovely and relaxing class.

Thanks Yvette.

Rini Ismail

Learn Abstract Painting

I had a wonderful time doing abstract painting with Yvette, utilizing the different tools and techniques. Triggers me to start exploring and understanding the interpretation of abstract paintings.

Prudence Desrosiers

Learn Abstract Painting

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Stephanie Frazer

Learn Abstract Painting

Loads of fun! The time just flew by! Thank you for a great Saturday morning learning abstract painting :)

ClassBento student

Meditation at Home

I felt very relaxed after the meditation. Very calming and soothing. Great session would recommended!

Janine Hall

Abstract Painting Day Class

Good materials provided. Would have been better if colour mixing tips were provided Thanks so much

Deonisia Soundias

Meditation at Home

Absolutely loved it. I definitely needed this meditation. Would thoroughly recommend and will be doing again! I felt so at peace after it :j

Deirdre Mansell

Learn Abstract Painting

This was a terrific class, lots of fun and full of useful painting techniques. I loved Yvette's style of teaching, as she started with a meditation to connect you with your energy and creativity. She gave great instructions, along with the freedom to develop your own style and ideas for how to continue after the class. Thank you!

Marie Smith

Learn Abstract Painting

Lots of techniques learned-lovely atmosphere . Really enjoyed :)
Thank you so much Yvette. So many ideas now!

Victoria Barling

Learn Abstract Painting

A great introduction to abstract art covering technique and three different styles. The examples were very helpful for guidance. The class moved along at a good pace and gave enough time to focus on each piece.

Sarah Robb

Learn Abstract Painting

The class was lots of fun and we learnt some great tips. Thanks very much Yvette!

Shannon Malone-Brierley

Learn Abstract Painting

Thanks so much! My son and I had such a great morning. Thanks so much.

Christin McCormack

Meditation at Home

I thoroughly enjoyed my guided meditation class with Yvette today.
I have struggled with anxiety and a racing mind and today with Yvette I slowed down.I felt great during and after the class.
I felt at peace.
Yvette has a great style and calming voice and I look forward to continuing my Sunday class in the future.

Sharon Mickan

Learn Abstract Painting

I was impressed by this online class - a great way to keep creatively inspired at home

Tegan Partington

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

It was a wonderful class! The teacher struck the right balance of instruction and allowing us to be creative and catch up with friends. I learnt new techniques and enjoyed my time. Thank you.

Rochelle Smith

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

Such an enjoyable class! Yvette was very warm and welcoming and allowed us to find our own flow. I learnt some new techniques that I will be continuing to practice.

Jenny Ware

Painting class

I really enjoyed this class. Yvette was very attentive and knowledgeable offering advice and help when needed. I was taught different applications for acrylics using different tools, colour combinations and the best type of materials to use.
Overall a very enjoyable relaxing day with a bit of meditation and yummy morning tea provided.

Diane Scott

Abstract Painting Day Class

Yvette was warm and welcoming to everyone to joined the class. I would have liked to have a class discussion on colours as I was new to art but, overall a lovely day.

Celia Gooden

Abstract Painting Day Class

Yvette was so lovely, we even got a bonus meditation before we started, to clear the mind! The art studio is perfect, lots of light, lots of paints and all sorts of brushes etc. I loved it!))

Zo-Ellen Judd

Abstract Painting Day Class

cosy venue with everything provided. Yvette was kind, friendly, encouraging and a good teacher. She showed us a variety of techniques and provided time to practice before we moved on to the canvas. She even gave us some guided meditation to relax into the task. Thanks Yvette

Elaine Human

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

Yvette is a lovely, creative and patient instructor. It was a nurturing experience. No artistic skills needed

Alexander Law

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

Completed 3 paintings in total, the morning tea was very nice and it had a great atmosphere.

Sharon Lenon

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

A very pleasant morning and a great space to work in. Yvette is lovely and I'm sure she knows a lot about abstract art. It was a good class that I would recommend to others.

Olimpia Mazza

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

I loved the class as it was right for meabstract and no rules. I will come back.

Sharon Stone

Abstract Painting, Half Day Class

Yvette was a fabulous teacher. V relaxed vibe made me feel really comfortable great venue with really good materials loved the meditation and the morning tea as well as enjoying and getting totally caught up in the art highly recommend

Yvette Swan's classes

Book Yvette Swan's painting workshops online, with ClassBento's exclusive money-back satisfaction guarantee and our loyalty program bonus.

If you need a customised class (e.g. for a larger group, a special event, or more advanced learning, just get in touch with the Yvette Swan or us, and we'll make it happen.

V48I01Z33L 34c052b7f77f35dccea660a6ce51910d -33.790 151.270 production Sydney NSW AU sydney melbourne brisbane gold coast adelaide perth canberra hunter valley