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Discover the artist within you. In small, inspirational and carefully structured classes.

Every single person has the ability to create art and under the guidance of a skilled and attentive teacher, your talent can flourish.

Master Artist Marcel Desbiens has years of experience teaching students to find their own artistic voice and to gain and strengthen their technical skills. Hear what past and current students say about us.

Learn from award-winning local, interstate and international guest artists who offer courses and workshops for all skill levels in Oil colours, Acrylic, Watercolour, Drawing and Pastels in various specialty subjects. We also offer private lessons for intensive training in any technical area you need.

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      • Australian Natives | Paint and Sip | Lordy Dordie Georgie Forbes

        About this class

        Join local professional artist and illustrator, Georgie Forbes from Lordy Dordie Art as she takes you through the basic skills and techniques used in watercolour painting while you enjoy your tipple of choice!

        What will I learn?

        Play with vivid colours and enjoy plenty of creative freedom as Georgie guides you with the foundations for your artwork, along with plenty of helpful tips to inspire and create your own stunning abstract Australian native flower masterpiece - one you’ll be proud to take home!

        Who is this workshop suitable for?

        No experience required. Beginners welcome!

        What do I need to bring?

        Please bring your own sipping substance! You can bring your own nibbles too.

        What is provided?

        All art materials will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes early to be ready for a 6.30PM start!

        • paints
        • high-quality watercolour paper
        • brushes
        • disposable glass wear
        • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
        • connection to the Bienarté art community
        • a frame to take home your wonderful artwork

        If you would like to book a private painting event with Lordy Dordie, please email us at team@bienarte.com.au

        What students say

        5 STARS Georgie was a terrific teacher, demonstrating clearly methods of painting. It was amazing to see how the colours blended in this medium. The venue was clean, bright and welcoming, with lots of helpers to change the water and offer suggestions. The materials provided were of great quality, and it was lovely to take home a framed piece of work. This workshop is well worth the price. -Anne-

        5 STARS Absolutely loved this class from teachers to fellow artists to venue and equipment. -Lynne-

      • Creating a Surface Pattern Design | Rachael King

        Have you ever wanted to design your own prints for fabric or homewares?

        About this workshop

        Join Brisbane Surface Pattern Designer Rachael King - author of Pattern Pulse - as she takes you through the steps to creating your own hand-drawn repeat tile. Learn how you can create a repeat tile that is ready to upload to a print-on-demand site for fabric or homewares. And enjoy your choice of tea or coffee with cake at the same time!

        After an introduction to Repeat Tiles and how they work, you will be shown three design styles, and three demonstrations while working in brush pens and fine-liners, including:

        • Scrolling Flowers
        • Rainbow and Clouds
        • A Dense Doodle in black fine-liner

        You will then scan the images and be shown the process for uploading to a professional printing site, should you wish to take your design further.

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        Who is this workshop suitable for?

        Everyone is welcome! No experience necessary.

        What do I need to bring?

        Use of all materials will be available.

        What is provided?

        • Art supplies and paper will be supplied on the day so you can complete the designs
        • Tea/coffee and cake will be provided, but for COVID's sake please bring your own cup
        • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
        • Connection to the Bienarté art community

        About the tutor

        Rachael King is a Brisbane Surface Pattern Designer and Author of Pattern Pulse. Rachael uses analogue and digital techniques to bring her watercolour artwork into designs that are licensed to companies such Spotlight, Annabel Trends and John Sands Greeting Cards.

      • Relax with Watercolour | Paint and Sip

        Add colour to your day or night with this unique paint and sip style watercolour session, in which you supply your drink of choice and we supply the rest! We have tea and coffee on-site for the drivers! This casual, relaxed class is perfect for absolute beginners, as no prior painting experience is needed.

        During the session, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with watercolour paints in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while creating your own unique framed artwork to take home with you. 

        What will I learn?

        You will learn the basics of painting in watercolour. You will be guided with a demonstration of painting in watercolour. You will have a selection of different scenes to paint on the night. You can follow a template to get you started or you can be as creative as you wish!

        Who is this event suitable for?

        Anyone who wants to have fun experimenting with watercolours. If you’ve never painted before, this is the perfect, relaxed opportunity to give it a try.

        What do I need to bring?

        Whatever you would like to sip while you paint. You are welcome to bring your own nibbles.

        What is provided?

        • all painting equipment, including watercolour paints and high-quality watercolour paper
        • disposable glassware
        • brushes and carbon paper
        • unique, custom-designed stencils to work from
        • an A5 frame to take home to frame your finished work of art

        What students say

        5* We had such a lovely girls night and even though none of us has ever painted in watercolours before, we had a lovely instructor and a heap of stencils to use before we were confident enough to do some freestyling. -Meghan-

        5* The class was very well run with good instruction and plenty of help if needed. All the necessary equipment was provided and all 3 teachers were friendly and encouraging. Would definitely do another class - we had a lot of fun! -Alex-

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