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Learn How to Paint From Your Garden – Modern Botanical – with Artist Wyn Vogel – DATE: 5th March 21 – On The Gold Coast – Qld.

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm AEST


Discover Your Inner Modern Botanical Style
you will learn how to capture your favourite blooms in your garden

What to Expect

Join us for a new year escape and discover your inner ‘Botanical’ style. Explore and understand loose, Watercolour Techniquestake on board tips for a modern approach to paint your own garden and plants – this is planned to be a series of Workshops once a month to come and relax and build your ideas!

Aussie Artist Wyn Vogel – is the Curator of the Australian Watercolour Muster which is now entering it’s 3rd year of events, despite the crazy year we have experienced.  Wyn is also the Australian Country Leader to FabrianoInAcquarello – Italy a Watercolour Network that has met regularly for over 10 years and is designed to share and grow our international networks, to learn and understand the variety of techniques that are applied to Watercolour across the World.

Although Wyn focuses on her Watercolour style, the techniques she teaches can be transferred to other mediums and genre of Art – so come and discover, beginners welcome!

For this Workshop we will be understanding the construct of Roses – but down the track your will be welcome to bring your favourite blooms and learn how to translate these into stunning artwork in your own style – as said, these Workshops are planned to be held monthly – world health permitting*

Recommended Materials to Bring – Paper, Paints & General Tools

If you are new to art and only want to experiment during these introductory Workshops – Please head across to Deb and her Staff @ Labrador Eckersley’s Arts and Craft and talk with them about the best brands and materials similar to the ones below!!

  • 1 Full Sheet of 300gsm cold or hot pressed Watercolour Paper or Buy a 300gsm PAD and use the rest of the pages at home later to experiment!
  • Watercolour paints – preferably tube – Winsor and Newton – Reeves – Art Spectrum | at least – 3 primary colours of Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Yellow
  • 1 x 2B or HB Pencil
    ++ a rubber if you need, but we do recommend you just make your artist marks and not worry about removing them 🌞
  • Paper Towel and Tissues – to mop your water as needed


  • 1 x calligraphy style brush – this is a long thin brush that will give you a good line – and holds a lot of water and colour in the top of the brush but allows the medium to run down the point onto the paper with a variety of line widths.
  • 2 x wide soft wash brush ** the purpose of these brushes – is to create a flow of colour across the paper with the water – we recommend 2″ (inch) as this has lovely width of soft hairs that allow the water and colour to flow across the paper.

*Please note that should Covid-19 create a need to cancel or defer the Workshop for any reason we will reimburse you the cost of your Workshop – however if you choose to cancel your ticket for other reasons:

  1. We will refund you up to 7 days prior to the Workshop.
  2. Cancellations in or after the 7 day period will not be reimbursed.


Eckersley’s Gold Coast Art and Craft Store
2/142 Brisbane Rd
Labrador, Queensland 4215 Australia
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4 responses to “Learn How to Paint From Your Garden – Modern Botanical – with Artist Wyn Vogel – DATE: 5th March 21 – On The Gold Coast – Qld.”

  1. Judy says:

    Would you please….please….please…do a zoom Class for the Modern Botanical Flower workshop ? I would love to join but I dont live in Queensland! Thanks so much.

    • admin says:

      Hi Judy – Thanks for this feedback – yes we will start Zoom Classes in March – around the middle of the month – so keep in touch and we will look forward to meeting you on Zoom – even if we can’t face to face – let me know a time and days that you prefer and we can work from there perhaps – cheers Wyn

  2. Rosie Sheather says:

    I’d dearly love to do Wyn Vogel’s Modern Botanicals workshop, but I live in North Qld. Any chance of an online class for distant students?

    • admin says:

      Hi Rosie – thanks for your feedback – I would love to have you come to one of my Workshops but totally understand! There are two solutions possible – In September 2021 we are hoping to bring our ‘Australian Watercolour Muster – 2021’ to Cairns – if we can organise the Sponsorship and funding and so we will have Workshops running then and/or I am looking at coming up before September and running a Workshop there in Cairns – I had this planned for late last year with the Oxlades shop, but due to Covid-19 we had to cancel. I will let you know the outcomes of these 2 ideas and if all else fails – yes I am looking at creating some Zoom classes!! I’ll keep you posted, maybe in the short term join our mailing list on the front page and you will receive our Newsletters and updates as well!! Cheers and thanks for your support and interest – I’ll be back soon!

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