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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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      • Wow Factor with Flowers in Oils | Lyn Diefenbach

        Love Flowers? Enjoy painting? Combine the two passions and learn how to create oils that are full of luminosity, dimensionality and light. Lyn will share her extensive knowledge of colour as well as provide you with the technical know-how to create the illusion of reality with oils.

        The building blocks of line, tone, colour and edge will be discussed extensively to lead you to a better understanding of these important areas. Focus will be given to the mixing of the palette and the skill of colour recognition. This is an area particularly pertinent to florals.

        Enjoy clear, informative demonstrations and individual attention at your easel. You will use your own reference material so you can choose your own degree of difficulty or perhaps your favourite flower. Definitely the WOW FACTOR.

        What will I learn?

        Through demonstrations and a series of ‘hands-on’ exercises, you will learn easy methods for creating floral paintings.

        Who is this course suitable for?

        This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, however basic knowledge and skills in oils and colour is a prerequisite.
        Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

        What do I need to bring?

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        Demonstration

        Lyn is also hosting a demonstration at her Open Studio on Thursday 24 June from 6PM – 8PM for just $20 SECURE YOUR PLACE HERE

        What is provided?

        • Easels, tables, chairs.
        • tea and coffee (you might like to bring your own cup)
        • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
        • connection to the Bienarte art community

      • 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-

      • Relax with Watercolour | Paint and Sip

        Add colour to your Friday night with this unique paint and sip style watercolour session, in which you supply the wine and we supply the rest! This casual, relaxed class – held once a month – 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!

        On July 16, you can follow printed example landscape and seascape scenes, like these:

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        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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