Paint 'n' Sip Classes

My Paint ‘n’ Sip sessions are all about having some creative fun while spending time and relaxing with friends and family.

Arty parties put you in a feel-good mood, even when you’re a complete beginner. I am an experienced artist and teacher ready to help each person enjoy the process of making great artwork. With my guidance, you’ll be surprised by what everyone is capable of. 

These sessions are the perfect way to catch up with friends, celebrate a special family occasion, or socialise with colleagues, and everyone will have a visual reminder/keepsake at the end of the session to treasure forever.

My Manly West studio can accommodate up to 10 people and I can custom-design your event to suit any occasion and age group.

Whatever topic you choose, throughout the process, I will give you step-by-step instructions for tentative beginners, and provide suggestions on how to incorporate your individual style, for those with more art experience.

At Studio Yellow, everything will be ready for you when you arrive, all you have to do is BYO the refreshments of your choice. From a savory share platter to a sweet and decadent High Tea, the sky is the limit, especially when you ask everyone to pitch in.

What’s included:

    • A complete painting pARTy experience
    • Glasses, plates, serving platters, a refrigerator for drinks (BYO),
    • Tea/coffee
    • An apron for use on the day
    • Quality Art materials*
    • 1 x canvas (usually 40cm x 50cm) or Artist-quality paper* for you to create your masterpiece on.
    • Step-by-step instructions
    • Music
    • Lots of photos that I will share with you, upon request
    • Clean up – it’s all taken care of for you

*The materials supplied are dependent on the topic you choose for your session.

Please note, the prices listed are based on a 3-hour session of art-making. If you want to include extra time to socialise, you are welcome to book my private outdoor courtyard, before or after the session for a small extra fee.

Find your perfect Party theme below:

Succulents

Succulents are very beautiful and aesthetic-looking plants that come in unique shapes, sizes, and colours. My love for these plants really took off when I inherited my late Mother-in-law’s extensive collection (a hobby she had started as a teenager). I have them everywhere, both inside and out in my garden.

A painting of these decorative plants provides you with an opportunity for reconnecting with nature.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Matisse-ish

Henry Matisse is one of the world’s most beloved, innovative, and influential artists. Filled with colour, energy, visual joy, and emotion, his work is inspirational. Over six decades, through paintings, drawings, sculptures, and paper cut-outs (collage), Matisse was always seeking new ways of celebrating the seen world and expressing the energy he felt in it.

Because he is one of my favourite artists, I have combined elements of a few of his works to create a Still Life painting, for those who love bright colours.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Balloons

I find Hot Air Balloons beautiful and fascinating. I love the artistic designs, the majestic way they float freely across the sky, and they can be a metaphor for life.

I included the patchwork because, historically, real patchwork is made by ‘piecing’ together bits of cloth, that were full of memories, to make quilts. In a patchwork pattern, each piece can remind you of a time or place, or person. Patchwork reminds us to remember and honour all the pieces that make up our life’s journey.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Leafy Greens

Nature nurtures. It calms the soul and reminds us of the important things, like being grateful for all the beauty that exists in this world. When you can’t get outside, houseplants are the next best thing. Studies have proven that indoor plants improve concentration and productivity, reduce stress levels and boost your mood!

This gorgeous “Variegated Arrow-Head Vine” is a houseplant that will never die. Instead, it will lift your spirits and bring you happiness. When you combine your favourite types of ‘green’ and add accents of tiny pieces of ‘gold leaf’ you’ll have a glamorous painting that brings the outdoors in!

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Draw

Almost everyone wishes they were better at drawing. If you choose a ‘Sip and Draw’ session, I can make it all about fun or more about mindfulness, depending on the style of event you’re arranging.

One popular choice is my ‘Portrait Painting’ party where we start with a guided DRAWING and then add colour by painting with watercolours. Portraits are pictures of people so participants could bring in an A4 size, black-and-white printout/image of themselves (or a friend, family member, or furbaby) to use as the inspiration or select from the images supplied.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Collage

There are so many kinds of paper in this world and Collage is an art form that celebrates this. I’ll show you how to use lots of pieces of interesting and colourful paper to create a picture. Cutting and assembling shapes is a very relaxing art form that is suitable for all ages and abilities. Collage allows you to plan and think about your image before anything needs to be pasted into position. You’ll be supplied with lots of ideas and examples to help you to create a uniquely different artwork. No Drawing ability is required because you start with the various papers (supplied) and see where the journey takes you. As the organiser, when you choose this option, you can also choose to theme or you may prefer to leave the theme open.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Create with Clay

What better way to relax than to book a ‘play date’ for you and your friends? The tactile experience of playing with clay is quite powerful. I’ll show you some simple techniques so that you can make some very useful objects. The process of handling and manipulating clay is the fun part. Working with clay has a way of completely diverting your attention away from your ‘everyday life’ which in turn gives you a break from your usual thinking.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Comission

A commissioned painting is one where I prepare a new painting based on images and ideas that you send me. The price range depends on the complexity of the design. This allows you to further customise your painting party because the image will be based on a theme and style that you choose.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spent $420) + extra $100 – $200 for artwork preparation.

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Collaborate

There are so many kinds of paper in this world and Collage is an art form that celebrates this. I’ll show you how to use lots of pieces of interesting and colourful paper to create a picture. Cutting and assembling shapes is a very relaxing art form that is suitable for all ages and abilities. Collage allows you to plan and think about your image before anything needs to be pasted into position. You’ll be supplied with lots of ideas and examples to help you to create a uniquely different artwork. No Drawing ability is required because you start with the various papers (supplied) and see where the journey takes you. As the organiser, when you choose this option, you can also choose to theme or you may prefer to leave the theme open.

Price: $70 per person (Minimum Spend $420)

Contact me to arrange the time and date. (Please include your phone number in the message)

Art-based parties are good for everyone’s mental health! When we are busy trying our best and focusing on each step or process, we tend to forget about everything else. Your event will be remembered forever because Art changes the way we see the world and make us feel happier.

Do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any ideas you have for an ‘Arty’ event.

Larger groups are possible if you can supply a suitable venue. A travel fee may apply, depending on the location.

Here is what my clients have said:

Join Waitlist To be informed when this Module is open for enrolment, please type your email address below. Then, to be sure I can follow up with you (if my message goes into your spam folder), also send me your phone number via hello@studioyellow.com.au