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 Painting Workshops 

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Workshops are the perfect way to immerse yourself in a painting, learning the specific skills of the painting topic, and finishing the session with a completed painting ready to take home.

 

It's the ideal gift and makes a great way to spend a day with friends or family. 

 

The workshops are taught at Studio Door, with plenty of free parking and delicious lunch options available nearby.

 

Running 9:30 am - 4 pm daily, our workshops include both demonstrations and then time to practice on your own canvas.

You will be taught each stage of the painting with individual help as you need.

 

All paints and materials are provided, you just need to bring a good quality canvas (or purchase one at the Studio) and be set for some fun.

 

These workshops are open to all levels of painters.
 

  • $220 for One Day Workshops at Studio Door Myaree.

  • $390 for Two Day Workshops at Studio Door Myaree.

  • $295 for One Day Workshops at Studio Door Yallingup.

  • All materials other than canvas are provided.

 Upcoming Workshops 

2024 Workshop Dates Available

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Sugarloaf Rock at Twilight in Acrylics

22nd June 2024 Saturday

With Kirsty Watkins

Join Kirsty as you paint the iconic Sugarloaf Rock at twilight. Learn to capture the shapes and colours of the rock with the lavender and peach clouds on the horizon.

 

  • $220 for Day.

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • BYO Canvas or purchase at Studio on the day a 24 × 24 inch canvas.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Wonderful Waychinicup in Pastels

23rd June 2024 Sunday

With Jessica Holliday

In this one-day workshop, Jessica will introduce you to painting with soft pastels, detailing her process and techniques for creating a captivating landscape.

She will show you how to create interesting rock formations, and vibrant green bush that borders and also reflects into the river water as it makes its way into the ocean.

She will also share her colour palette, materials, and many tips on successful pastel painting. This workshop includes both demonstration and then practise, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part, and the skills necessary to finish any uncompleted detail at home.

  • What's included: All pastels and materials provided.

  • What to Bring: Aprons are provided, though old clothes are also recommended.

  • Level: Suitable for beginners or as a refresher.

  • Taught at Studio Door Myaree.

FULLY BOOKED

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Protea Painting Workshop with Wildwood Nursery Tour in Yallingup

Studio Door Yallingup

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins

Kirsty is very excited about the opportunity to paint together at her new Yallingup studio and farm! Using acrylic paints, you will capture the vivid splendour of Proteas blossoms in this amazing workshop. You'll have the chance to observe her demonstration before tackling your painting piece.


Kirsty will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials to ensure you can complete your masterpiece fully. You can add those final touches and bring a little piece of the enchanting 'Down South' atmosphere back to your home.


After the painting session, you'll enjoy a delightful nursery tour at the renowned Wildwood Nursery. This will be a fantastic opportunity to explore the grounds and purchase flowers, seedlings, and other botanical treasures. 
The best part is that you'll have access to wholesale prices, allowing you to bring the beauty of nature into your own space.
 

  • $295 for day.

  • All paints and materials are provided other than canvas.

  • An artist-quality 20 x 30 inch or similar dimensions canvas. (Reserve a week earlier.)

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.

  • Taught at Studio Door Yallingup.

  • Wildwood Nursery Tour after the workshop.

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Yallingup Lagoon Wave in Acrylics

Studio Door Yallingup

30th June 2024 Sunday

With Kirsty Watkins

Immerse yourself in capturing the breathtaking scene of Yallingup Lagoon Waves using acrylics. This workshop will guide you through the process of painting the mesmerizing beauty of ocean waves.

 

You'll learn how to translate the dynamic movement and energy of the waves onto your canvas, bringing the sea to life with every brushstroke.


Kirsty will provide you with all the necessary tools and materials to ensure you can complete your masterpiece fully. You can add those final touches and bring a little piece of the enchanting 'Down South' atmosphere back to your home.
 

  • $295 for day.

  • All paints and materials are provided other than canvas.

  • An artist-quality 20 x 40 inch or similar dimensions canvas. (Reserve a week earlier.)

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Morning tea and lunch are provided.

  • Taught at Studio Door Yallingup.

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Fern Pool in Pastels

27th July 2024 Saturday

With Jessica Holliday

Join Jessica Holliday to paint this beautiful heavenly rockpool in pastels - Fern Pool in the Karijini National Park. 

She will step you through each element of creating this idyllic Australian landscape introducing you to her techniques for painting this lush rockpool and the stunning light effects of the fern reflections, the magnificent gums, the cascading waterfall, and the rocks of our North West.

She will also share her colour palette, materials, and many tips on successful pastel painting. This workshop includes both demonstration and then practise, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part, and the skills necessary to finish any uncompleted detail at home. 

  • What's included: All pastels and materials provided.

  • What to Bring: Aprons are provided, though old clothes are also recommended.

  • Level: Suitable for beginners or as a refresher.

  • Taught at Studio Door Myaree.

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Evening Lights in the Bay
in Acrylics

28th July 2024 Sunday

With Kirsty Watkins

The "Evening Lights in the Bay" is an enchanting journey where the ethereal beauty of nature is captured on canvas. As the sun dips below the horizon, the bay comes alive with a myriad of colors. The moorings and yachts, once mere fixtures of the bay, now become the protagonists of this picturesque scene.


Throughout the workshop, Kirsty will lead by example, painting each stroke with you. She'll share her techniques, tips, and insights, guiding you through each step of the artistic process. 


You'll be equipped with the necessary tools and techniques to add finishing touches to your artwork at home, at your own pace, in your own space.

  • $220 for one-day workshop.

  • All paints and materials other than canvas are provided.

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

  • A student-quality canvas (16 x 20 inch) or similar dimensions canvas.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Taught at Studio Door Myaree.

TBA

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Great Southern Sky in Acrylics

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins

As we delve into the conjunction of sky and sea, you'll explore the captivating contrasts and harmonies, the tranquil blues of the sea merging with the resplendent hues of the sky, creating a spectacle of the natural beauty of the Great Southern Sky.


Throughout the workshop, Kirsty will lead by example, painting each stroke with you. She'll share her techniques, tips, and insights, guiding you through each step of the artistic process. 


You'll be equipped with the necessary tools and techniques to add finishing touches to your artwork at home, at your own pace, in your own space.

  • $220 for one-day workshop.

  • All paints and materials other than canvas are provided.

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

  • A student-quality canvas (16 x 20 inch) or similar dimensions canvas.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Taught at Studio Door Myaree.

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Ripples and Reflections in Acrylics

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

In this meticulously-designed workshop, you will embark on a delightful journey of exploration and discovery, delving into the fascinating world of water ripples and reflections. 


You will engage in a series of smaller, manageable studies, each one designed to hone your skills and deepen your understanding of these magical phenomena.


Kirsty will equip you with the necessary techniques and confidence to paint freely and creatively, both from your imagination and reference images.

 

  • $220 for one-day workshop.

  • All paints and materials are provided other than canvas.

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

  • An artist-quality canvas (16 x 20 inch) or similar dimensions canvas.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Taught at Studio Door Myaree.

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Horizontal Falls in Pastels

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

In this one-day workshop, Jessica Holliday will introduce you to painting with soft pastels, detailing her process and techniques for creating a rich Australian landscape.

Jessica will show you how to create the unmistakable rocks, foliage, and turquoise waters of the iconic Horizontal Falls in the Kimberly region.
Jessica will share her colour palette, materials, and many tips on successful pastel painting.

This workshop includes both demonstration and then practise, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part, and the skills necessary to finish any uncompleted detail at home. 

  • What's included: All pastels and materials provided.

  • What to Bring: Aprons are provided, though old clothes are also recommended.

  • Level: Suitable for beginners or as a refresher.

  • Taught at Studio Door Myaree.

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Little Beach Albany in Acrylics

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins

Learn how to create fun and effective aerial ocean views with the splatter technique. In this workshop, you will paint the iconic Little Beach into this quick ocean painting technique.

 

  • $220 for day. 

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • BYO Canvas or purchase at Studio on the day a 20×30 inch canvas.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Cape Greens and Turquoise Waters

Studio Door Yallingup

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

I’m so excited to paint a little bit of my new home with you at this workshop.

We will capture a view across the wild Cape Naturaliste vegetation into the stunning turquoise waters. A little snapshot of heaven.    

 

I will demonstrate then you will paint this enticing view including the rock formations, vegetation, water, and reflections, so you can take a little piece of ‘Down South’ home with you.

 

  • $295 for day.

  • All paints and materials provided other than canvas.

  • An artist-quality 20 x 30 inch or similar dimensions canvas.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Limited to 6 students.

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Reef & Reflections

Studio Door Yallingup

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Reefs and water reflections in the ocean are mesmerising natural wonders that never fail to captivate the imagination.

 

So I've put together this workshop where we will do a number of smaller studies of water reflections and coral reefs, so you will master the techniques to be able to confidently paint reflections and reefs freehand and from a picture by yourself.

 

  • $295 for day.

  • All paints and materials provided other than canvas.

  • A student-quality canvas (16 x 20 inch) plus an artist-quality 20 x 20 inch or similar dimensions canvas

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

  • Limited to 6 students.

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Underwater World

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Join the dreamy world of the underwater. Learn how to create the light reflections as they shoot through the water and disappear off into the deep.

At this workshop, we will paint the view into an underwater landscape capturing the depths and incredible reflections. Some elements of the painting you may not finish in the day but we will discuss how to complete them so you can complete them at home.

During this workshop you will see me paint step-by-step then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

  • $220 for day.

  • All paints and materials provided other than canvas.

  • 20 x 24 / 30 inch or similar dimensions canvas

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

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Sunset on the Beach

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins

There is nothing quite as beautiful as a sunset over the water and in WA we have so many exceptional sunsets there is no shortage of great images to paint.

This workshop is focused on teaching you the tools and methods I can use to capture the multicolored and dynamic nature of sunsets over water.  

 

The day comprises both demonstration and practice culminating in a completed painting over the day. The only problem we will have is deciding on which sunset to paint. 

  • $220 for Day.

  • All paints and materials provided other than canvas.

  • 30 x 30 inch or similar dimensions artist-quality canvas 

  • BYO Canvas or purchase at Studio Door

  • 8:30 am to 3:30 pm to be taught at Studio Door.

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Reflections

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Light reflections in the Ocean are something that people are constantly asking me to teach.

 

So I've put together this special workshop where we will do a number of smaller studies of reflections so you will master the techniques to be able to confidently paint reflections freehand and from a picture, by yourself.

  • $220 for day.

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • A student-quality canvas (16 x 20 inch) plus an artist-quality 20 x 20 inch or similar dimensions canvas

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Ricey Beach Rotto

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins

Finally, after many requests and even a few demands, I've put together a workshop on painting this stunning image of Ricey Beach Rottnest.

 

I'll show you how to create the perfectly blended summer sky with its wispy clouds, the colors of the water and rippling reef, and then the theory and practice of creating reflections in the shallow water.

During this workshop, you will see me paint and then have the opportunity to create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to complete any unfinished details at home.

 

  • $390 for Weekend. 

  • All paints and materials provided

  • 30 x 30 inch or similar dimensions canvas or larger

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.​

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The Wave

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

There is nothing quite as mesmerizing as watching waves rolling and crashing.

 

In this workshop, you will learn wave fundamentals including creating movement, distant waves, big waves, and the magic whitewash. 

This workshop is open to all levels of painters. The Wave is taught at Studio Door Myaree, with plenty of parking and lunch options available nearby.

The day will include both demonstrations and then time to practice on your own canvas. You will be taught each stage of the painting with individual help as you need.

  • All paints and materials are provided. 

  • $220 for day. 

  • 24 x 36 inch canvas recommended or similar dimensions. I have canvases available for purchase. Please email me if you would like to have one ready for you on the day.

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Magnolia Bloom

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Learn how to paint the magnificent beauty of magnolias blooming.

In this workshop, we will paint the magnolias blooming in acrylics.

 

During this workshop you will see me paint step by step then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

  • $220 for day.

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • 20 x 24 inch or similar dimensions canvas

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Pemberton Pool

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

Join Jessica as she paints the cool waters of Pemberton Pool.

 

In this workshop, she will show you how to create the unmistakable rock, foliage, water, and reflections of this stunning spot.

Jessica will share her pallet and many tips on successful pastel painting.

 

During this workshop you will see Jessica paint step-by-step and then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

 

  • $220 for day. 

  • All pastels and materials are provided at Studio Door.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Pentecost River 

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

Perhaps one of the most painted scenes of our Kimberley Region,

the Pentecost River is simply stunning.

 

Learn how to paint this magic scene in Pastels. During this workshop, you will see Jess paint step-by-step, then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

 

  • $220 for day.

  • All pastels, paper, and other materials provided.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Misty Mountains

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

In this one-day workshop, Jessica will step you through each element of creating this idyllic Australian landscape introducing you to her techniques for painting this misty light and the stunning forest of our Darling Scarp.

 

The workshop includes both demonstration and then practice, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part, and the skills to finish any uncompleted detail at home.

 

Jessica will share her color palette, materials, and the fundamentals of pastels, plus share how she creates these eye-catching landscape compositions, teaching you the tools to do this for your own work.

 

This workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. All materials are provided. So get in quick and secure your spot for a day of rockpool heaven.

 

  • $220 for day. 

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Stirling Ranges

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

Capture a little piece of heaven close to home with this dreamy view of our Stirling Ranges.

 

During this workshop, you will see Jess paint step-by-step, then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

 

  • $220 for day.

  • All pastels, paper, and other materials provided.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Nature's Window

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

Learn to paint this iconic WA Landmark - Nature's Window Kalbarri.

 

In this one-day workshop, Jessica will step you through each element of creating this postcard Australian landscape introducing you to her techniques for painting the colours of the mid-west.

 

The workshop includes both demonstration and then practice, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part, and the skills to finish any uncompleted detail at home.

 

Jessica will share her color palette, materials, and the fundamentals of pastels, plus share how she creates these eye-catching landscape compositions, teaching you the tools to do this for your own work.

 

This workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. All materials are provided.

So get in quickly and secure your spot for a day of Kalbarri heaven.

  • $220 for Day.

  • Includes all pastels, pastel paper, and other materials

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Wilson Inlet

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

If you have ever had the pleasure to visit the Wilson Inlet Denmark, you will know what a holiday-worthy destination this place is.

 

In this one-day workshop, Jessica will step you through each element of creating the mood of Denmark waters.

 

The workshop includes both demonstration and then practice, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part, and the skills to finish any uncompleted detail at home.

 

Jessica will share her color palette, materials, and the fundamentals of pastels, plus share how she creates these eye-catching landscape compositions, teaching you the tools to do this for your own work.

 

This workshop is strictly limited to 12 participants. All materials are provided. So get in quickly and secure your spot for a day of Kalbarri heaven.

 

  • $220 for Day

  • Includes all pastels, pastel paper, and other materials

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The Splatter Effect

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Back by popular demand, The Splatter Effect, is a wild and messy workshop that teaches you an abstract technique I use to create aerial views and luscious scenery.  It's a day where we will create two paintings utilizing different methods of this technique. 

 

It's the ideal workshop if you would like to learn abstract, unstructured techniques to build beautiful paintings.  

Be prepared to get messy, and bring two canvases to try multiple effects.

 

It's open to all levels of painters and is taught @ Studio Door Myaree, with plenty of parking and lunch options available.

Running 9:30 am - 4 pm, the day includes both demonstrations and time to practice on your canvas.

You will be taught each stage of the painting with individual help as you need. All paints and materials are provided and be set for some fun. 

  • $220 for day. 

  • 20 x 20 inch or similar dimensions x 2 canvases recommended. I have canvases available for purchase.     Please let me know if you would like one, so I may have it ready for you on the day.

  • You will need to bring 2 - 5 household painting brushes for the day. Please put your initials on your brushes.

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Salmon Bay Rottnest

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Over these two action-packed days on the weekend, we will paint in acrylics, one of my favorite spots -  Salmon Bay in Rottnest.

Throughout the weekend you will learn step by step how to paint this image from composition and layout to all the elements needed to create the sky, rocks, and turquoise waters.

I will show you the color pallet and brush strokes for each section so that you will finish the weekend with a nearly completed painting.  

  • $390 for Weekend.

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • 28 x 38 inch or similar dimensions artist-quality canvas 

  • BYO Canvas or purchase at Studio Door 

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Supplementary Acrylic Workshop

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins

If you have been to a previous workshop with Kirsty this is the session for you where you can access her help and all the paints and other materials you may need to complete your painting. 

Open to all paintings started in a workshop with Kirsty.

  • Morning ( 9:30 am to 12:00 pm)

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Supplementary Pastel Workshop

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

If you have been to a previous workshop with Jessica this is the session for you where you can access her help and all the pastels and other materials you may need to complete your painting. 

Open to all paintings started in a workshop with Jessica.

  • Afternoon ( 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Ocean and Sky Workshop

Ocean & Sky

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Learn how to paint the stunning view of half water and half sky in acrylics. Capturing what our Go Pro can do with ease this painting will teach you how to paint these fantastic views just like you are playing in the water. You will learn the sky transitions, the lip of water as it changes into underwater, and the light reflections underwater.

In this workshop, we will paint the view into an underwater landscape in acrylics.

 

During this workshop you will see me paint step by step then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

  • $220 for day.

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • 20 x 24 / 30 inch or similar dimensions canvas

  • BYO Canvas or purchase them on the day at Studio Door.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Dwellingup River

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

Learn how to paint this magical Dwellingup River view in Pastels.

 

Jess will show you how to create the morning glow of the forest and the mirror-like reflections of this tranquil river.

During this workshop, you will see Jess paint step-by-step then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

  • $220 for day.

  • All pastels, paper, and other materials provided.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Noble Falls

TBA

With Jessica Holliday

Join Jessica as she shares her passion for Pastels.

 

In this workshop, she will show you how to create the cool rockpools and magic waterfall of Noble Falls. She will teach you how to paint where the trees meet the river and the rocks cascade down the rocks into glowing rockpools. 

 

Jessica will share her pallet and many tips on successful pastel painting.

 

During this workshop, you will see Jessica paint step-by-step and then create your own painting, finishing the day with the tools necessary to finish any uncompleted details at home.

  • $220 for day.

  • All pastels, paper, and other materials provided.

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Parker Point Rottnest

TBA

With Kirsty Watkins 

Over these two action-packed days, we will paint in acrylics, this photo of iconic Parker Point, Rottnest Island. 

 

Throughout the weekend you will learn step by step how to paint this image from composition and layout to all the elements needed to create the headland, water, and rippling beach.

 

I will show you the colour pallet and brush strokes for each section so that you will finish the weekend with a nearly completed painting and have learned the skills needed to complete the painting.  

  • $390 for Weekend.

  • All paints and materials provided.

  • 26 x 52 inch or similar dimensions artist-quality canvas

  • BYO Canvas or purchase at Studio Door 

  • Suitable for all levels of expertise.

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Yallingup Lagoon

TBA

With Fiona Buchanan

In this one-day workshop, Fiona will teach you how to paint this picture of Yallingup Lagoon in pastels.

 

This iconic beach has so many elements to excite the painter from the distant headland to the waves crashing into the lagoon.

 

The workshop includes both demonstration and then practice, so you will leave at the end of the day with your own painting, completed in part and the skills to finish any uncompleted detail at home.

 

Fiona will cover palette, materials, pastel essentials for this painting.

 

  • $220 for day.

  • All pastels and other materials provided.

  • Ideal for all levels of expertise.

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To book workshops please follow the "Book your Workshop" button below or select from the list of Workshops available above.

You will then be taken to my Calendar of Classes. Please select the appropriate date and you will see the Workshop.

(Easiest to select Calendar View rather than Schedule)

You can then purchase a ticket and register yourself for the workshop.

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