These step by step workshops help students build their drawing and watercolour painting skills, and think about storytelling in their art. Some topics involve observational drawing from life, and many involve drawing from the imagination while employing techniques such as simple shapes and construction lines.

These workshops are run by an illustrator Charlotte Dennis. You can view Charlotte’s works here


  • Min 3, Max 10 students
  • Suited for primary school aged students

Half Day Workshop 9am – 12pm, 1 – 4pm : $70+GST each
Extended Hours 12 – 1pm, 4 – 5pm : $10+GST/ hr
Lunch period 12 – 1pm is included in the cost when booking both morning and afternoon workshops on the same day.

Portrait in Nature

In this workshop, we will each create a self-portrait (or a portrait of a friend or family member). We will draw our seated pose step by step, and cover tips for drawing clothing and hair. We will also use the plus sign technique to help us place the facial features accurately. To create the lush background for our portraits, we will use techniques for drawing different leaf and petal shapes, and differently shaped stems and trunks. 

Cat or Dog Character in a Costume


Learn how to draw a cute cartoon version of a kitten or puppy wearing clothes! We will draw this character step by step together, and then draw a costume of your choice on him or her. We’ll also draw a nature or indoor background to show where he or she is.

Design Your Own Character


Whether you like fantasy, folktales, realism, or science fiction stories (or something else!) there’s room for your character idea in this workshop! In this class, we will each design our own human (or humanoid) character. We will cover steps for drawing a person, and then you can draw your unique costume and props to help tell a story about your character.

Swimming with a Dolphin


Celebrate summer by painting an ocean scene! We will draw a dolphin and a swimming person using simple shapes, and then refine their outlines. Criss-crossing lines will create the movement of the water around them.

Spring Holiday Workshops

  • 10% discount for multiple workshops (even on the same day!) and sibling bookings within the same workshop period.
  • Lunch period 12 – 1pm is included in the cost when booking both morning and afternoon workshops on the same day.
  • Extended hours 9-10am & 4-5pm is available.
  • You can use Creative Kids vouchers.
  • BYO lunch, snack & drink. 
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