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March Picnic and Paint – Different Papers – Experiment with me to celebrate this ‘Year of the Dragon’ 2024 – Fish Lane Studios Saturday 23rd March 2024

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm AEST



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Our March ‘Picnic and Paint’ will be live @

– Fish Lane Studios –
23 March 2024 – 10am to 2.30pm

Studio 2/4 Edmondstone Street
South Brisbane – Queensland – 4101

Picnic Lunch – Thanks to Bird’s Nest Restaurant

Your ticket includes a $25 Voucher for your Picnic Lunch at Bird’s Nest Restaurant – who share the Deck with me – their lunch bowls are yummy and the ticket will cover the cost of a lunch bowl and a drink of your choice.

This will be a fun day – as we have discovered the artwork we all admire from our Chinese and Japanese Artist cousins – is not so easy to do – but so much fun to experiment and in this Chinese – Year of the Dragon, why not!

I have to say that I will be doing much more practice before this Workshop as you can see – my ‘Dragon’ below needs a lot of Work 🫣

Materials to Bring

  • 2 or 3 sheets of Rice Paper – you can choose the texture and finish that you love most from the selection at your Art Shop!
  • At least 1 sheets Arches 300gsm rough Watercolour Paper
  • And some smaller sheets of watercolour paper to try out ideas – again experimental so these can be scraps from other Work if you have them!

PAINTS | Watercolour Paint – Watercolour Pencils – Watercolour Inks – 

but please bring whatever colours you have in your kit:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Indigo – We recommend Winsor & Newton brand for tone
  • Cadmium Yellow – Deep
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Raw Sienna
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Australian Red Gold
  • Alizarin Crimson and/or Organic Vermilion – or similar colours

Brushes – at least those below –

but please bring whatever brushes you have in your kit:

At Least 1 of each brush below – more will help you:

  • 1 each x 1/2 inch and 3/4inch Angle Shader
  • 1 x wide wash brush at least 2 inches in width – for wet work, we recommend the 2 inch Art Spectrum Soft Varnish Brush – I would recommend you have at least 2 with you, and
  • 1 x wide dry brush at least 2 inches in width – feel it with you hand and maker sure it is very soft Goat Hair recommended – for dry work –
  • 1 x Squirrel Needle point or Chinese style calligraphy brush for detailed line work and layering of your colours – we recommend No10 – NEEF Squirrel Needle Point – see the images below and on the cover photo for guidance!

Other Tools:

  • A Plastic Palette or old plates to mix your paints on.
  • 1 x old kitchen spray bottle – washed out and ready to have clean water to spray across your paints – I recommend an old ‘Windex’ Bottle of similar to give you a good spray of water.
  • a 2B pencil and if you would like a rubber
  • Hair dryer to dry your work between layers
  • Backing board to tape your sample papers down (core board or similar from Bunnings) and tape to manage your paper – we don’t use an easel we tape the paper to the backing board so we can move the paper and tilt or turn as needed to manage your paint and water.




** refunds will be in full if we are notified 72 hours ahead of the Dates,

** we will withhold the card fee, but refund bookings notified within 24 hours of the Workshops – however,

** if there is a no-show on the day without notification, we will not refund the ticket at that time.


Fish Lane Studios
+61 419358859
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Fish Lane Studios – Art Space
Botanica Apartments - 4 Edmondstone Street
South Brisbane, Queensland 4101 Australia
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