Painting Classes and Workshops – Perth Northern Suburbs

Would you like to learn how to paint with watercolours? Do you have a favourite subject you’d like to paint such as landscapes, seascapes, flowers, animals, people, or even abstracts? I can help you unleash your creative side and start a new passion you never thought you had. Contact me today to enrol in a one-day workshop or my next term of watercolour painting classes.  

Watercolour Workshops Jan 2019

Mon 14 Jan – Native Australian Flowers (banksias, gum tree blossoms, everlastings and more) **FULL**
Sun 20 Jan – Skies (sunny, rainy, stormy, or with a rainbow? Your choice)
Wed 23 Jan – Australian Wildlife (paint one of our native animals such as a koala, kangaroo or wombat)

9.30 am to 3.00 pm (BYO Lunch)
Venue – Joondalup Art Gallery, 4/48 Central Walk, Joondalup
– $105, (equipment hire extra $20)
Contact me on 0450 524 229 or to book in

Watercolour Classes – February / March 2019 – 8 weeks

Wednesday nights – Joondalup – 6.30 – 9.00 pm 
06, 13, 20, 27 Feb, 06, 13, 20, 27 Mar
Friday mornings – Joondalup – 9.30 am to 12 noon
08, 15, 22 Feb, 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Mar
Saturday mornings – Joondalup – 9.30 am to 12.00 noon
09, 16, 23 Feb, 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Mar
Saturday afternoons – Joondalup – 12.30 to 3.00 pm
09, 16, 23 Feb, 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 Mar

Cost – $250 for 8 weeks (less $20 for ongoing students)
Venue – Joondalup Art Gallery, 4/48 Central Walk, Joondalup
Numbers limited! Contact me on 0450 524 229 or to enrol.

Drawing Classes – February / March 2019 – 6 weeks 

By popular request, I will be running drawing classes at my home studio in 2019. Learn the basics of aerial and linear perspective, tonal range, proportion, and composition with a variety of subjects. Very affordable as you don’t need a lot of equipment, and a great way to get your creativity started. It’s also a great complementary class for those who are also doing the watercolour classes (a good drawing is a great start to your watercolour painting).

Monday mornings Joondalup – 9.30 am to 11.30 am
04, 11, 18, 25 Feb, 04, 11 Mar (6 weeks)
Cost – $190. Venue – 8 Claire Cove, Joondalup. Small group of 9 only. Contact me on 0450 524 229 or to enrol.

Private Painting Lessons

private painting classes, private painting classes Clarkson, private painting classes Joondalup, watercolour classes, watercolour painting classes, art classes, art classes Joondalup, art classes clarksonI also teach private watercolor painting classes in my home, for those aspiring artists who don’t like being confined to a class environment, or whose work requirements are not that flexible.  If you are interested in private one-on-one watercolour lessons, the cost (including materials, and payable in advance) is:
$120 for 2 hours
$160 for 3 hours
$190 for 4 hours

Contact me at or call me on 0450 524 229 to book your first session.

Painting Classes FAQs

  • Do I need any experience to attend your watercolour painting classes?  This is the most common question I am asked.  No, you do not need any experience at all to attend my classes.  My classes are designed so that you can follow along step by step when you are new to watercolour and later as you progress, I encourage you step outside of your comfort zone and experiment with colours, shapes, brush strokes etc to develop your own style.
  • Is watercolour a difficult medium to work with?   Yes and no.  The only difficult thing about watercolour painting is that you need to plan a little bit more because watercolour does not allow you to make too many mistakes.  I do share my tips on how to correct mistakes so you have nothing to worry about though.  Watercolour can actually be quite easy to work with as its unpredictability can actually be a wonderful happy asset when painting, which means it often does the work for you without you even realising it!
  • What benefits will I receive from painting in watercolour?   The sky’s the limit with what you can achieve once you start painting in watercolour.  The learning journey itself can be such a pleasure because you suddenly notice things differently around you and you start to wonder how you will paint something – what colours you’d use, how you’d capture the light and the shadow etc.  It’s amazing how painting can be great for your health.  Painting can be so therapeutic and you’ll find you’ll get lost in your own world at times as you squeeze out your paints, mix with your brush and dab, splash and stroke away.  The social aspects are fantastic too.  Many friendships have been formed in my classes, and everyone is helpful and supportive.  You’ll feel like part of a family in my classes.
  • Should I be able to draw first before I attend painting classes?  No, it’s not absolutely necessary.  At each class I hand out the picture that we’ll be painting from in the following class.  That will give you a week to draw the picture at home so that you can get straight into painting once you come to class the following week.  I give advice on how to draw the tricky bits and make changes so that the picture is more interesting.  Most of my pictures are adaptable which means you can leave out parts that are too hard to draw and you can add other bits instead.  For example, if we are painting the ocean, you could leave out any people on the beach and just add a seagull or two in the sky.
  • I’m nervous when painting around others.  How friendly are the other students?   My classes, whilst remaining structured, are also informal and friendly.  Everyone is made to feel welcome and everyone works at their own pace so there’s no pressure to turn out a masterpiece every time.  I have noticed too, that students love to share information with others so if you’re stuck on anything, your painting neighbour is more than likely to tell you about a time when they had the same problem and how they fixed it!  We have lots of laughs in our class, and yet there are also moments of silence when each person has their head down in deep concentration.
  • Are the watercolor painting classes just for women or can men attend too?  My classes are for men AND women, regardless of age, experience, and background.  The men who attend my classes are sometimes outnumbered but they never feel left out or intimidated.  In fact, most of them enjoy having so many women around them and there is often lots of “women vs men” banter thrown about!



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