Yvette Swan, painting teacher

Yvette Swan

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

location_on Camperdown, Sydney

local_activity classes: Painting

4.9 (157)
Instagram followers1k

Yvette Swan expresses through bold abstract and figurative paintings a message of freedom, of life. This is completely unknown, free, boundless, empty, full, nothing, and everything. “Nothing”, not as something to be discarded, but rather the empty fullness of aliveness, of freedom. Yvette currently lives in Sydney. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of NSW, College of Fine Arts. She has worked in the film and photographic industries. Since 2000 she became a professional artist and has had over 50 solo and group exhibitions, including the Wynne Landscape Prize at AGNSW, Metro Prize, Fleurieu Peninsula Biennale Prize, and the Art Series Leeuwin Estate Collection. Yvette is included in the book “Unfinished Journeys” by Ken McGregor. Her paintings belong to private and public collections. Yvette has been a professional painter for solo and group exhibitions, art consultancy projects, art expos, and commissioned works for corporate, design, private, and art prizes. Yvette also creates through writing.






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Reviews

(157)


Lyndell Huskins May 2024


We loved the methods of how to create colour bases and turn basic colours into deep rich or bright and light. Yvette gave us a lot of techniques to play with and showed some beautiful inspiration work which helped to drive our creativity! Very welcoming and inspiring

Anastasia Joseski Apr 2024

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews


Highly recommend taking an art class with Yvette. I’m a repeat client and always look forward to her classes. An exceptional teacher who clearly demonstrates various techniques to give you specific effects. Then guides you with great encouragement allowing to express your unique take on various ideas and concepts. It can be a very positive therapeutic experience.

Emily Herman Apr 2024


Great class, had a lovely time. Relaxed environment, would definitely recommend. Plenty of materials for us to use and very well set up, ready for us to start.

Elissa Ritchie Apr 2024


Wonderful 3. Hours of fun learning and so easy to follow and implement. I have done an artcourse recently over 8 weeks and walked away feeling I was useless but today I was made to feel good. Yvette is a wonderful teacher and encouraging and gave fantastic practical tips. Thank you I loved this very much

Marzio Longo Feb 2024


Venue was great and Yvette explained various techniques by showing the class on her sheet. We learned some tips about mixing cool and warm colours.

Overall a good introduction to acrylic abstract art.

Catherine Enright Feb 2024


I did the Abstract painting class with Yvette Swan which taught basic brush and painting techniques. I found it very informative. Yvette was great. All materials were provided. A relaxing couple of hours on a Sunday morning with a cuppa and some snacks. Reasonably priced. Plenty of space in the studio.

Joey Valenzisi Feb 2024


Had a wonderful class with Yvette. She woke up my creativity that had been lying dormant for years!

Was so inspired by her work which allowed me to just let go and express my inner creativity without judgement.

Can’t wait to get started on my first project and hopefully many more.

Learn Abstract and Landscape Painting review by Joey Valenzisi

Jane Filacuridi Jan 2024


Yvette was great - there was a perfect balance between imparting knowledge & learning from her canvas.
I have stumbled with an artwork since Covid lockdown & what I learnt today from Yvette enabled me to apply new techniques & finish my artwork- as well as starting a new artwork with her that I am really excited about pursuing & finishing. I’m 61 years of age & I’ve been stuck with my creativity for a while - it’s wonderful to feel I’ve taken that big leap forward … all from one lesson .

Clare Debono Jan 2024


The class was held in a cute little studio in Rozelle. Yvette was so lovely. She explained the techniques very well and gave some helpful tips while we were creating our own artworks. Everything was supplied which was great. A wonderful intro to abstract art that I highly recommend :)

Abstract Painting Class review by Clare Debono - Sydney

Andrea & Peter Jan 2024


The teacher Yvette was very lovely and gave clear instructions on different methods of handling a brush and colour mixing. The venue was great with plenty of space to work and everything was available to enable us to do a painting. We all took home a "masterpiece". I did my first abstract painting. It is always good to meet other budding artists. This was a birthday present from my kids and I think it is a wonderful gift to be able to give someone - even if they have had no experience. Yvette made everyone feel comfortable.

Painting class review by Andrea & Peter - Sydney

Anna Leontjeva Jan 2024


I had a really lovely time in Yvette’s abstract painting class, she provided us with a lot of amazing techniques and helped us to create our “masterpieces” :). Really enjoyed it!

Nina Mitchell Jan 2024

37 ClassBento workshops attended • 36 reviews


Wasn't quite what I was expecting but that was probably my mindset that day. Maybe worth revisiting at another time.

Christina Sheers Dec 2023


I recommend this to others, I enjoyed watching and learning from the video with the kit sent out made it easy.

Introduction to Abstract Landscape Painting review by Christina Sheers

Anastasia Joseski Dec 2023

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews


Super chill class. Yvette is wonderful instructor who is great at introducing styles of lots of different artists. Loved learning more about Kandinsky and challenging my usual painting style. Will definitely love doing more lessons.

Anastasia Joseski Nov 2023

93 ClassBento workshops attended • 56 reviews


Yvette is a wonderful teacher. Class was run with great balance of structure & freedom in expression. Cannot wait to join another session.

Lynda Shevellar Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


What an amazing class! Best thing I have done all year. I was nervous about doing an art class via Zoom, but Yvette made it very easy and it actually was quite lovely just sitting painting, and chatting over the airwaves. The class was terrific - we spent about an hour reviewing some of the different techniques and basics and then launched into two really different artwork styles. My favourite part was when she showed us what we could do with a disastrous paining and how we could salvage and rework them. The class lasted for 3 hours, and was very well-paced, with breaks and many opportunities to ask questions and share progress. I also bought the materials through the class in advance (Bento Box) - so I knew I'd have to hand all that we needed, and I was impressed by the quality. I was so inspired I couldn't put the paintbrush down for two days afterwards. I can't wait to do another class. Thank you Yvette for the inspiration and encouragement. LS

Fiona McQueen Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Yvette is a great teacher, covering a number of techniques you can use immediately to produce your own art. And it's definitely worthwhile getting the art kit so you can keep making art at home.

Painting class review by Fiona McQueen - Sydney

Cui Sep 2023


Yvette was responsive and accomodative to all of our request. Additionally, she was proactive in setting up the event space by arriving 1 hour prior to the set timing. The team of 19 enjoyed the team bonding event. In all, it was a great success!

She taught multiple techniques with the brushes and layering with the knife. Very easy for someone who has no prior experience in painting to have some fun!

Abstract Painting Class review by Cui - Sydney

Tracey Evans Aug 2023


Loved the class today and learnt some new techniques. Really liked that everything we needed was supplied and it was a great space to create in. Yvette was on hand and very helpful if we had any concerns or questions. Highly recommend.

Ana Norte Aug 2023


Yvette was a very knowledgeable teacher and went through an extensive number of techniques in the first hour. I did find that the second hour was a bit rushed for our own creations as it is sometimes hard create in such a sort time. In any case the venue was great and all materials being provided was a plus.

Painting class review by Ana Norte - Sydney

Christina Sheers Jul 2023

48 ClassBento workshops attended • 49 reviews


I recommend this to others, I enjoyed watching and learning from the video with the kit sent out made it easy.

Painting class review by Christina Sheers

Alexandra Martin Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Yvette’s abstraction class was wonderful, she is really knowledgeable and helpful.
I learnt a lot in two hours.
The environment was very relaxing. A great way to spend a Sunday!
Thanks so much!

Alexandra Martin Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Yvette’s abstraction class was wonderful, she is really knowledgeable and helpful.
I learnt a lot in two hours.
The environment was very relaxing. A great way to spend a Sunday!
Thanks so much!

Clare Robinson Jul 2023


Yvette was a lovely teacher, I had a great morning completing the abstract art class!

Jen Fidan Jul 2023

23 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


The class was just what I was hoping for. It was clear, easy and perfect for a beginner like me. Yvette's teaching style was spot on and she was able to really encourage us and make us feel like of course we can do it!

Jenny Hughes May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A very relaxed two hours. I enjoyed Yvette's style, the venue was comfy and everything was on hand to make it an enjoyable experience with some nibbles as a bonus! The really small group facilitated personalised tuition! I've certainly been equipped to go and try out some different techniques and just 'have a go' to see what emerges! Thanks Yvette.

Abstract Painting Class review by Jenny Hughes - Sydney

Susan Shannon May 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was a fantastic art class. Yvette teaches very clearly and creatively. I felt I learned so much in the 3 hours and can’t wait to start using the new techniques. Well worth doing.

Learn Abstract and Landscape Painting review by Susan Shannon

Max Laguzza Apr 2023


Yvette was a very knowledgeable teacher and a lovely, welcoming person. I learnt lots of techniques and how to use the different tools. I came away with a painting that I feel proud to display.

Painting class review by Max Laguzza - Sydney

Ashley Liu Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


My friend and I really enjoyed Yvette’s class! Yvette was responsive, friendly and patient; she even prepared some snacks for us! She taught us a few painting techniques and guided us through our own art creation. It was overall a great experience and highly recommended

Paul Gallagher Mar 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yvette is a wonderful artist and a great teacher. I learnt so much and would happily recommend her classes. 5 Stars!

Amelia Coutts Mar 2023


Yvette is a great teacher and a lovely host, making me peppermint tea and even offering snacks. She allowed me to go on the path that I wanted to go down, gave me tips on technique, form palette etc. V fun.

Kaye Albon Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yvette was a fantastic teacher who made the class feel relaxed. Her instruction was clear, allowing questions at any time and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Cassie Doyle Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I recently came across Yvette’s beautiful works on Instagram and totally hooked.
Her use of vibrant colours just superb.
I purchased the prerecorded video, ‘Introduction to abstract landscape painting’ which was fantastic, professional and very easy to follow Yvette’s steps. The pace of the video is also excellent. She firstly explained the importance of tools and techniques which was so relevant, especially for me a beginner. Then Yvette painted four landscapes.

I was so impressed with this video I have booked into an interactive class this coming Saturday morning. As a total beginner I am anxious but this prerecorded video was very welcoming and encouraging. Thank you so much Yvette and see you Saturday. Cassie

Kimberly Hill Jan 2023


Great class. Nice to learn technique and have a bit of time to practice. We could have stayed for another hour but was really fun.

Maria Vainio Dec 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Wonderful teacher. Enjoy painting with Yvette . Learning so much about different techniques and the effect.

Tamara Bishop Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yvette is great at sharing her knowledge & is also very approachable & accomodating. The class is great value for money, with plenty of techniques covered.

Jessica Jepson Nov 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended


Yvonne was very informative and provided some great techniques during the class for abstract paintings.

Maria Vainio Nov 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Wonderful teacher. Love that she explains and demonstrates techniques used. Enjoyed the lesson on still life very much

Anna Macdonald Nov 2022


Very relaxed atmosphere and friendly teacher
Perfect intro - had a lovely morning and has inspired me to pick up the brushes at home.

Maria Vainio Oct 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Wonderful teacher. Very encouraging. Class via zoom fitted me perfectly in the comfort of my own home. Loved that Yvette encouraged me to let the painting take me in whatever direction I felt to go. So finished painting was different to Yvette’s and that was more than okay. Will definitely do more classes.

Annette Brennan Oct 2022


I really enjoyed The Abstract Painting Class. Yvette was a great teacher and taught us a number of great techniques to use. It was an excellent basis.

I look forward to another class and continuing my painting journey.

Tara Welstead Oct 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended


We held this class as a staff event and our team had a great time together with Yvette

Yasmine Khan Oct 2022


Yvette’s beautiful studio was so easy to find. She was such a wonderful, funny, engaging teacher, I felt instantly at ease and free to express. I would recommend this class to anyone!

Abstract Painting Class review by Yasmine Khan - Sydney

Mitch Hunter Oct 2022


Highly recommend. Yvette was great and we left with the confidence and desire to paint more.

Maria Vainio Oct 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


Yvette is a great teacher. She took the time to explain techniques and demonstrate them so I was more confident painting abstract. Loved the end result.

Heike Cripps Sep 2022


Had a great time! Lovely teacher, explained various painting techniques, which we then tried ourselves. All materials supplied, so you just have to show up. Heaps of fun!

Donna Horne Sep 2022


Great class, very relaxing. No pressure and able to work quietly in your own way.

Janice Razon Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Great team bonding session, Yvette is a great instructor and well prepared. Would recommend for any corporate events and or social events with friends.

Abstract Painting Class review by Janice Razon - Sydney

Priyanka Iyer Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


It was such a great class- such good value for the money
Yvette is a really good teacher and was able to show us some techniques quite well

Amber Donnellan Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Yvette was fantastic ! I learnt so many different techniques in the class. Its so relaxing that I found I got lost in it and could of easily kept working on my painting for hours.

Kathryn Sistenich Aug 2022


This was a fun class out whole family enjoyed - Yvette was a fabulous and encouraging teacher and we loved our artworks

Chareen Boake Aug 2022


Yvette was great! So helpful and easy going. The techniques that she taught will really help me in my arr journey, especially as a newbie. The equipment and location was perfect and being able to take my new artwork home was so satisfying. Great value for money too.

Subhana Barzaghi Aug 2022


Enjoyed the class. Yvette, made the class easy, accessible & gave clear information & instructions. Demonstrated various techniques.
It really got me started in abstract painting. Thank you.

Marine Trede Jul 2022


Yvette is an experienced artist.
Great class where I learnt new techniques that can be applied to any style of paintings.

Elaine Johnson Jul 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews


Really enjoyed my class with Yvette, which turned out to be a one-on-one class. As a beginner, the techniques Yvette demonstrated were really useful and she was very obliging when I asked for a written summary of the techniques, which arrived a couple of days after the class, as promised. Looking forward to creating further paintings.

Mariana Alves Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was super nice! Abstract painting can be completely subjective and personal but learning new techniques is always fun and important to unlock fears. The teacher was very sweet and explained everything clearly :)

Abstract Painting Class review by Mariana Alves - Sydney

Eva Paterson Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yvette was lovely, the time went quickly and there were plenty of resources. It was fun.

Abstract Painting Class review by Eva Paterson - Sydney

Tala Lock Jul 2022


Yvette was fantastic! She walked us through some great abstract art painting techniques and created a relaxed and fun environment. The studio was great, it had everything you could need aswell as easy on road parking.

Bjorn Luling Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


I really enjoyed this class. Yvette is a great teacher. She leads the classroom well. Great practical demonstrations easy to follow for visual learners. Yvette was very helpful and friendly. She had great knowledge of her craft. Great class for beginners.

Maria Fernanadez Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Really enjoyed Yvette's abstract painting class. Great venue, super helpful instructions, inspiring teacher Highly recommend :-)

Yen Wang Jun 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Great class for abstract painting beginners! All basic skills well explained and demonstrated. Also snacks included! :)

Anna Angelakis Jun 2022


Yvette was great! Taught us different paint techniques, she was easy to follow and encouraging. Walked away with 3 pieces on paper and canvas. Would highly recommend her class.

Wendy Wei Jun 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Learned various techniques on abstract paining. Teacher is very engaging and helpful. And very happy with the result.

Abstract Painting Class review by Wendy Wei - Sydney

Libby Douglas May 2022


This was a really lovely class, Yvette is very patient and supportive! She teaches a variety of techniques and you get some cool paintings to take home.

Amanda Rutherford Apr 2022

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


This was a great introduction class to some abstract techniques using acrylic paints.
Yvette ran a fun and engaging workshop and I learnt some new ideas on how to start incorporating them into more artistic experiments

John Roberts Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Good teaching techniques. Smooth. Running course. Good interaction with teacher. A good starter. Friendly encouraging presenter.

Priya Naidu Feb 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Was an OK class. I may have wanted more guidance but at least it was a decent start point for me

Raphaella Karaiskakis Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was a relaxed and informative session on abstract painting. Yvette made us feel comfortable and allowed us to explore our painting and artworks! Thanks again for a great experience :)

Jamal Abilmona Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Yvette was a wonderful teacher. She made my first attempt at water colour such a pleasant experience - just the perfect balance of instruction, support and practice. The class was presented at a good pace. Great way to start a Saturday morning!

Kim Borrowdale Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Lovely few hours of tuition by Yvette. Everything provided, really friendly approach and environment. As a total beginner I felt welcome and enjoyed it. Thank you!

Sujatha Nallu Jan 2022


Teacher(Yvette Swan) is a wonderful teacher, very friendly.
Venue is spacious with separate rooms for art works, and easily accessible to public transport.
All materials are easy to access, Paints, brushes and other tools for Painting.
Class is worth for the money I paid.
Before the class, I only know about the colours and brushes after the class I got clear idea on how to blend colours, colorwash, effects, usage of palete knife, sponges finally I got the idea of Abstract painting.
Thanks Classbento for suggesting this class.
Sujatha

Grace Hope-Simpson Jan 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I was up and running and creating art I loved before the end of the first lesson. Highly recommended

Shiamala Karunakaran Jan 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed the class and learned new techniques for painting too . Yvette is a great teacher and gave us the space to draw as we wanted too .

Kristen Barrett Nov 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


Another really enjoyable class! I liked that this was pre-recorded - I was able to go at my own pace and follow along easily.

Kristen Barrett Nov 2021

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


I've done two of Yvette's classes and both were great! She always makes it a relaxed and positive environment where it is easy to learn and create.

Petra Arifeae Oct 2021

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 16 reviews


The teacher is brilliant and makes you feel comfortable to learn. It session was conversational and guiding and demonstrating while you have a go as well. I learnt so many new tips and tricks and highly recommend this class to anyone.

Learn Abstract Painting review by Petra Arifeae

Lindy Hannan Oct 2021


Hi
Loved the class
Yvette was thorough in showing the group painting techniques which I loved the most.
Thanks Yvette
Lindy

Lizzy Rupert Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended


Relaxing and great technique information, I feel really inspired and look forward to mastering new skills!
I loved it♥️
Thanks Yvette

Esther Langenegger Oct 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Relaxing session and learned a few techniques for creating different painting effects with brushes, palette knives and sponges. Would have been better over 3 hours rather than 90 mins as it felt a bit rushed and I found it a bit difficult to both watch and do at what I thought was a fast pace. Very enjoyable though and would definitely recommend the class. Thanks Yvette. Esther

Stuart B Oct 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


A great class to encourage my beginners interest in abstract painting. I had fun with different techniques and the teacher was happy to answer questions. Came away from the class with several paintings and I continued painting after the workshop.

Frances Pekin Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I found the class stretching and other exercises fantastic but would have preferred to continue with learning the wi gong instead of doing the dancing.
I didn’t know it was a 30 min class - I was expecting one hour or 50 mins.
I also was a bit disappointed with not feeling like i was learning qi gong- i got the impression that the whole class was all stretching

Teacher's response

Hello Fran,

So glad you enjoyed the class and sorry to hear it didn’t fulfill all your expectations. Yes the class is listed on the booking details as a half hour class only and it did mention the possibility of a free flowing movement to a song to wrap up the session. Many people have enjoyed this part but it is completely understandable if it’s not for everyone.

To reassure you, the half-hour class given was completely all qigong movements, stretches, and standing meditation poses. Only the one song played at the end was a free flowing addition.

If I create a longer class that can fulfill what you are looking for then I’ll keep you posted! I hope you find the class you need as yes qigong is a beautiful way to support the mind/body.

Many thanks for joining the class.

Patricia Pullen Oct 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Yvette demonstrated various techniques which gave us a grounding for abstract painting in different effects and styles. Enjoyable and relaxing.

Megan Sep 2021

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


This was a good class & I hope to do more
Yvette is a sooo nice & it's perfect for total beginners

Move Your Body with Qigong review by Megan

Elspeth Crosby Sep 2021

51 ClassBento workshops attended • 51 reviews


Relaxing process learning different techniques. An enjoyable session - plenty of ideas to keep going with for more abstract painting.

Alicia Shepard Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Very clear and thorough - fantastic creative inspiration! Thank you for this wonderful class! Will definitely keep an eye out for more!

Rebecca Devlin Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Loved the way the class was structured and the techniques taught throughout! Can’t wait to play more with the things i learnt

Painting class review by Rebecca Devlin

Cindy Marsh Sep 2021


I had a lovely time meditating and learning how to paint abstractly. Very lovely knowledgeable teacher. :-)

Kirsty Reynolds Sep 2021


We had so much fun!
Great class - perfect for beginner sand experienced alike and loved the breathing exercise too.
Thanks so much Yvette

Olivia Franklin Sep 2021


We really enjoyed this class! One small bit of feedback was that it would have been good to have some signposting at the start for what was going to be covered, as we were a bit confused when things kicked off. But overall we loved it :)

Anna Min Sep 2021


Great experience for beginners, really appreciated the time taken to show us and explain everything. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you for the lesson today, greatly appreciated. Anna and Dan

Tony Lee Sep 2021


Many positive comments from the team on the online meditation session. Very flexible to the demands of a large corporate team.

Megan Sep 2021

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


First time doing this class & it was good. Loved the Qi Gong part best. Yvette is sooo nice & calming. Would defiantly do the Qi Gong bit again.

Body and Soul class review by Megan

Megan Sep 2021

338 ClassBento workshops attended • 338 reviews


Didn't know what to expect, never done something like this. It was different & interesting & Yvette is really nice but it's not for me.

Silent Relaxation: Indefinable Freedom review by Megan

Jennie Zobel Aug 2021


The entire class was great, very good communication, demonstrating a very sound level of knowledge and creativity.
1 1/2 hours very much enjoyed!
Jennie Zobel

Painting class review by Jennie Zobel

Jane Austin Aug 2021


Lovely class, very accessible to everyone at different levels. Relaxing and fun to be part of

Kellie Maloney Jul 2021

28 ClassBento workshops attended • 24 reviews


Enjoyed a really relaxing session with Yvette. The experience was such a great way to start my morning feeling more mindful and at peace.

Sarah Yee Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Yvette was a great teacher- patient and thorough with her teachings.
I particularly loved the meditation at the beginning

Jeanie Stewart Apr 2021


Had a fun and relaxing time at Yvette's class this morning. We were encouraged to freely explore the techniques demonstrated and the materials provided. The short guided medication at the beginning of the class was a great way to leave what's on your mind and focus on creating something from scratch. Will definitely come again.

Abstract Painting Class review by Jeanie Stewart - Sydney

Anonymized Customer Apr 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Very relaxing and it was lovely having others there too. It's a nice addition to the weekend.

Robyn Martin Mar 2021


I really enjoyed the class. Eyvette showed samples of technics and talked us through each part and gave us a clear understanding of the different tools and grow to use them it has inspired me to seek out art classes in the community thank you

Sara Doyle Mar 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


It was wonderful! Yvette is friendly and made the whole experience very relaxing! I learned a lot of new techniques and feel more confident with exploring styles, techniques, mediums and materials. Very inspiring!

Stephanie Ng Feb 2021

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


I'm a complete beginner to painting or any art styles, and this class was super fun and relaxing. There's no pressure to paint in any specific way or style; Yvette teaches interesting techniques that were great to explore. It definitely sparked a joy for art that I'm very eager to pursue!

Learn Abstract Painting review by Stephanie Ng

Daniel Martin Jan 2021


Yvette was a fantastic teacher with superior communication and interpersonal skills. She led the small class well, making it both an educational and fun experience. Highly recommended.

Anonymized Customer Jan 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Really enjoyed this class Yvette was very helpful and friendly The balance between instruction and freedom was great - highly recommended

Dianna Lang Jan 2021


Thanks Yvette for designing a balanced, thoughtful session packed with tools and techniques. I came away with new skills and plenty of inspiration.

Painting class review by Dianna Lang

Claudia Zines Jan 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This class was a great intro and I really enjoyed trying out the recommended techniques but I must say I need a lot of work!

Angela Le Jan 2021


I am totally new to meditation and really enjoyed the sessions I have been in so far. Yvette is really great. Her guide is very helpful and her calming voice makes it easy for you to get into it.

Judith Townsend Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Interesting class, teacher helpful and engaged, a variety of techniques demonstrated and then tried by group. This has added another dimension to my budding artistic endeavours.

Alyssa Willis Nov 2020


Yvette was a fantastic host who facilitated the class well. We were all beginners and she spent some time going through techniques with us. Very patient with a lovely energy.
The studio was well equipped and we had everything we needed to create our masterpieces.
I feel we are now well set up to continue to expand on our knowledge and explore mediums creating our own pieces in the future.

Anonymized Customer Nov 2020

41 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


This was an excellent class . Firstly we did a session of Qigong which I have never done before.Yvette demonstrated the moves and was easy to follow. This was a great way to stretch, awaken and relax the body and mind.
Yvette then shared a short video followed by some discussion and questions which made you reflect and realise more about yourself.
We then finished the class perfectly with a guided meditation.I found this class to be a great combination.I left the class totally calm , relaxed and at peace with myself.
I have been attending meditation classes with Yvette all year .With her classes I am more relaxed and have better balance in my daily life.I look forward to the classes each week and classes such as this to further help me achieve calm ,relaxation and an inner peace.
I highly recommend this class.

Lucy Pilkington Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Really enjoyed making the time to do this. Nice escape, started with meditation and then explored and played, learnt painting techniques too. Nice way to spend a few hours.

Grace Wye Nov 2020


This was a really lovely class. Yvette has a calm, relaxed approach to the class and allows time for integrating new techniques. The meditation was well-suited and I left feeling like I had been equipped with tools to explore painting further in my own time. Would love to do it again. Thanks so much!

Painting class review by Grace Wye

Bianca Tomaino Oct 2020


Yvette was fantastic It was a lot of fun! Strongly recommend! Looking forward to more classes!

Shawnee Arranga Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was amazing - we had the best time! The materials for the class also arrived very quickly.

Judy Bell Oct 2020


I really got a lot from this class, very peaceful. I also felt it’s given me to some new ways to approach my day.

Body and Soul class review by Judy Bell

Elyse Lithgow Oct 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


A lovely teacher who created a calm and meditative experience. Abstract is hard to “teach” as it’s so individual but her techniques will help me create my own pieces.

Julisa Edwards Oct 2020

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews


This was an amazing class! I learnt a lot of painting techniques that I can't wait to start playing with in my art journey Also really loved that the class started out with a bit of meditation as I was feeling a bit anxious this morning, so helped ground me in what I was doing, and was super surprised when she announced class was over! Definitely want to check out Yvette's other classes

Painting class review by Julisa Edwards

Liz Clarke Sep 2020


This class with Yvette was great. The pace was perfect and I learned a lot.

Carer Vmch Sep 2020

104 ClassBento workshops attended • 104 reviews


Yvette was a wonderful teacher for our young clients (ages 10/ 11). The class was well paced and had just the right amount of content to keep things interesting without making them feel rushed. The young people can now apply their newly learned skills for other creative endeavours in school holidays during Stage 4 restrictions.

Kristen Barrett Sep 2020

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 23 reviews


I really enjoyed this class, it was relaxed and fun! Yvette made learning easy and accessible to all levels.

Diana Costantini Sep 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Great, relaxing way to spend a few hours. Meditation start was really lively too. Thank you

Rini Ismail Aug 2020

111 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews


Great virtual painting class with Yvette. We started with meditation, great to get that creativity going. Then Yvette showed various techniques, mixes of colour and how you can keep coming to your painting a few times till you know it's done. I also learnt what we can do if something doesn't work.

Really enjoyed the session. Thank you Yvette.

Kate Seaburgh Aug 2020


Yvette was wonderful! highly recommend, I really enjoyed the class & a great start to the morning

Michelle Arundel Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


A great class! Very relaxing way to get started or back into art! A good demonstration of techniques and lots of time to play around with your creations! A good supply of paints and paint brushes to carry on experimenting after the class. Thank you Yvette!

Painting class review by Michelle Arundel

Freya Newton Aug 2020


Really enjoyed this session, we did it as a team building exercise. It ran really smoothly, it was easy to follow and we learnt some great techniques! Thanks Yvette!

Zoe Perrington Aug 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


A great way to relax and learn at the same time. Thanks very much Yvette.

Caryl Barnes Aug 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Fantastic - lovely teaching style
Learnt so many techniques and feel inspired to keep painting on my own now. Thank you!

Learn Abstract Painting review by Caryl Barnes

Olivia Carter Aug 2020

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews


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 Jul 2020


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 Jul 2020

111 ClassBento workshops attended • 111 reviews


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.

Naomi Byrnes Jun 2020

17 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews


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

Learn Abstract Painting review by Naomi Byrnes

Naomi Rundle Jun 2020


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

Stephanie Frazer Jun 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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

Deonisia Soundias Jun 2020

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


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

Gisela Wildie Jun 2020


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 - Sydney

Janine Hall Jun 2020


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

Deonisia Soundias May 2020

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 20 reviews


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

Anonymized Customer May 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended


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 May 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Victoria Barling May 2020


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 May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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

Shannon Malone-Brierley Apr 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Anonymized Customer Apr 2020

41 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


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 Apr 2020


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

Tegan Partington Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


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.

Lucy Greenwood Jan 2020


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

Painting class review by Lucy Greenwood - Sydney

Rochelle Smith Dec 2019


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 Nov 2019


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 Jul 2019


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 Jul 2019


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 Jul 2019


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 Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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

Alexander Law Feb 2019


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

Sharon Lenon Oct 2018


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 Oct 2018


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

Lucienne Calvi Oct 2018

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


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.
Thankyou!

Painting class review by Lucienne Calvi - Sydney

Sharon Stone Aug 2018


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

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