MELBOURNE
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 02 March
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolour Techniques Class Part III! Explore pulling paint, bleeding colours, and using salt and sponge to create captivating watercolour art! Unleash your creativity and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
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$65       0 places left
Let's Paint Cakes: A Sweet Artistic Adventure in Melbourne's Cafes!

Let's Paint Cakes: A Sweet Artistic Adventure in Melbourne's Cafes!

Sunday 17 March
East End - 8:30am - 2 Hours
Jaime Hoe
Get ready to indulge in a creative and delicious experience as we invite you to paint cakes at some of Melbourne's hidden laneway cafes! Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene of Melbourne while enjoying the delightful ambience of these charming cafes.

Join us for a unique painting workshop where we'll be turning cakes into canvases! Discover your inner artist as you paint delectable cakes inspired by the mouthwatering treats served at Melbourne's hidden laneway cafes. Whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner, this event is perfect for anyone with a passion for art and a love for sweets.

What You'll Experience:
Guided Watercolour Session: Learn the basics of watercolour painting with step-by-step guidance from our experienced instructor. Explore techniques using your own brushes and watercolour paints.
Cake Indulgence: While your masterpieces dry, treat yourself to a mouthwatering selection of cakes from a nice cafe.

Please note that the event price does not cover the cost of cakes and refreshments. Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own cakes at the venue. The price range for cakes is between 10-13 AUD per slice and 5 AUD per madeleine.
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$43      
Watercolour Techniques Class Part I

Watercolour Techniques Class Part I

Saturday 23 March
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Join us for an immersive session where you'll learn 'Wet on Dry', 'Wet on Wet', and Watercolour Washes. Discover the art of layering, blending, and creating stunning backgrounds.

Suitable for all skill levels, our experienced instructor will provide personalized guidance. Reserve your spot now and elevate your watercolour skills!

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
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$43      

Watercolour Techniques Class Part II

Watercolour Techniques Class Part II

Saturday 27 April
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Get ready for Watercolour Techniques Class Part II - an artistic adventure you won't want to miss! You'll be diving into the world of Flat Wash, Gradated Wash, and Variegated techniques, adding a whole new dimension to your watercolour skills.

Don't worry if you missed Part I; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
book now
$43      
Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Watercolour Techniques Class Part III

Saturday 18 May
East Melbourne - 10:30am - 2 Hours
Mark Cheung
Join us for the highly anticipated Watercolour Techniques Class Part III! Explore pulling paint, bleeding colours, and using salt and sponge to create captivating watercolour art! Unleash your creativity and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

Don't worry if you missed Parts I & II; everyone is welcome to join! Whether you're a seasoned painter or just starting, our talented instructor will guide you every step of the way.

Please note that this is an outdoor event.
book now
$43      

Other Nearby Groups

Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Sunday 03 March
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship as you learn the timeless art of crochet. Perfect for beginners or seasoned participants wishing to brush up on their skills, our class guides you, stitch by stitch, from the gentle art of yarn-holding to the structuring of a traditional granny square. In this nurturing space, every attendee will leave with a firm grasp on basic crochet techniques. Along with your crochet materials provided at no extra cost, we also offer a complimentary tea or coffee when you attend our class, creating a comforting environment that promotes open creativity and camaraderie. Ensure your spot in this iconic gathering of crochet enthusiasts, learn from the best, and sip on your favourite brew; your journey into the beautiful world of crochet starts here.
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$84       0 places left
WWC (Walk with Camera) Meetup

WWC (Walk with Camera) Meetup

Saturday 09 March
Flinder's Street Station - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Photography Group
Aung Phone Myint
Join us for a laid-back stroll where you'll have a chance to flex your photography skills across multiple genres. Get ready to sink your lens into street photography, aquatic seascapes, inspiring architecture, sweeping landscapes, and quirky abstracts. It's not just a walk, it's an unforgettable photographic experience for all skill levels. Learn, grow and share your passion in a friendly, creative atmosphere.
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$43      
Amigurumi 101 Class

Amigurumi 101 Class

Sunday 10 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Elevate your crochet skills with an engaging step into the captivating world of Amigurumi, the traditional Japanese technique of crafting adorable crocheted characters. This class is specially tailored for those who have already fallen in love with crochet through our Beginners Class and are looking to add a whimsical twist to their repertoire.

As part of this course, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of Amigurumi, ensuring a solid foundation for your journey into creating these charming creatures. Your first project will be to craft a delightful Amigurumi heart, guiding you through the intricate yet rewarding process of bringing your very own small, cute creature to life.

To enrich your learning experience, the class will provide you with all the necessary crochet materials and expert instruction. Additionally, as you immerse yourself in this creative endeavor, you'll be able to savor a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, fostering a relaxed and sociable atmosphere.

Join us for a unique opportunity to refine your crochet technique while exploring the whimsical art of Amigurumi, setting your hooks into a new realm of creativity and charm.
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$76       3 places left

Urban Sketch

Urban Sketch

Saturday 16 March
East Melbourne VIC 3002 - 10am - 2 Hours
Melbourne Art Group
Mark Cheung
This meet-up is for people who are interested in sketching urban scenes by using a pen (mostly fountain pen or calligraphic pens) Learn how to draw perspective drawing with a pen to capture what you see surrounding the urban scene.
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$43      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 16 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$84      
Walk and Workout

Walk and Workout

Sunday 17 March
Chadstone - 9am - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Melbourne
Merrilyn Tran
Join us for a unique blend of leisure and fitness. This event is all about enjoying a relaxed walk while sneaking in some great exercises. Along the way, a friendly and qualified fitness instructor will guide you through simple exercises tailored to boost your flexibility and strength. This isn't just a workout; it's a fantastic opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some fresh air.

No matter what your fitness level is, you'll fit right in. We group participants into three levels, so you'll always feel comfortable and challenged in just the right way. All you need is a basic level of walking fitness. So, lace up your walking shoes, bring your enthusiasm, and let's make fitness fun and social.
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$15      

Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Mastering Corner-to-Corner Crochet: A Comprehensive Class

Sunday 17 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Immerse yourself in the artistry of crocheting with our Corner to Corner (C2C) Crochet event! Explore a unique and innovative approach as you craft patterns or images diagonally, guided by a graph. Elevate your skills by mastering graph reading techniques, and learn to manipulate stitches, increase, decrease, and play with colors to bring your creations to life. Don't miss out on this creative journey in crocheting!
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$76       5 places left
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden

Sunday 24 March
Alfred Nicholas Memorial Garden,
My Family Photo - Melbourne
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.

Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

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Elevated Techniques: Advanced Granny Square Mastery Class

Elevated Techniques: Advanced Granny Square Mastery Class

Sunday 24 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Elevate your crochet skills with our Advanced Granny Square Crochet Class! Perfect for intermediate crocheters, this hands-on workshop explores advanced techniques like color changes, intricate stitch patterns, and shaping methods. Under expert guidance, you'll create unique granny squares, ready to enhance your projects with personalized flair. Don't miss this opportunity to master advanced crochet techniques and elevate your creations!
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$76      

Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Crochet Stitch Mastery Class

Sunday 31 March
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Embark on a Journey of Crochet Textures: Shell, Puff & V-Stitch Masterclass! Delve into the art of creating intricate patterns and infusing depth into your projects with these versatile stitches. Whether you're a novice or seasoned crocheter, our comprehensive class provides step-by-step guidance to master these techniques and unleash your boundless creativity. Join us and elevate your crochet skills to new heights!
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$76      
Crochet Granny Square Bag Crafting Class

Crochet Granny Square Bag Crafting Class

Saturday 06 April
Vermont South - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Minh Thuy Truc Pham
Ready to Elevate Your Crochet Craftsmanship? Enroll in Our Advanced Granny Square Bag Crochet Workshop! Tailored for Crocheters Who Have Mastered the Basics in Our Crochet Stitches Class, this Session Will Lead You Through Crafting a Stunning Granny Square Bag, Step by Step.

Please Note: This is an Advanced Class! It's Best Suited for Those Who Have Completed Our Crochet Stitches Class.

This is an advance class! Suitable for who has done the Crochet Stitches class.
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$76      
Beginner's II Class

Beginner's II Class

Sunday 07 April
Doncaster - 10am - 3 Hours
Melbourne Crochet Club
Kay Tan
Are you interested in expanding your crochet skills after learning the basics in our beginner class? This class is for you.

In this session, we create and complete a granny square. Learn how to “work in the round” for this little project.

Furthermore, we will learn more fun stitches to expand your stitch library.

Note: this class assumes prior knowledge and confidence in chain stitches, single crochet and double crochet in US terms.

Please enquire if needed.
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$84      

ABOUT MELBOURNE
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Melbourne Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
Lovely vibes of the group, and instructor Jaime was responsive and shared many tips.
5/5
Cheri
2024-02-13
I enjoy the class. I find the information pitched at a beginner level. I find en plain air difficult to manage my paper and paint and water and brushes etc. Made very complicated as I?m recovering from a broken wrist.
5/5
Rosemary
2024-02-04
Teacher great under difficult citcumstances. I would have chosen to reschedule rather than being outside.
5/5
Vivien
2024-01-14

Great event, nice and relaxed. Mark was really knowledgeable and welcomed everyone
5/5
Melissa
2024-01-08
The instructor was excellent under challenging heat conditions, he got around to everyone with help and what students could do to better understand the tenique. and everyone walked out of class with a finished piece. I would highly reccomend him to anyone. Very good comunicator There were those in the class that thought the event was more like a " paint and sip" class. They didn't get that we were they to learn
5/5
Heidi
2024-01-07
I thought Mark did a good job. The lesson was well paced and provided just the right balance of introduction and application of the techniques. Mark worked hard and gave good individual input.
5/5
Pam
2024-01-07

The teacher demonstrated how to sketch and use watercolour to paint. Feel the time was too short for asking questions.
4/5
Hongmei
2023-12-11
I?m so glad I chose to do this. It was intimate and relaxing and inspiring
5/5
Sonia
2023-12-11
I thought it was excellent and Florence was great.
4/5
Karen
2023-09-17

On time, small group, good instruction, great to be able to sit in the cafe and finish off pictures. As a beginner I found the experience inspiring
5/5
RT
2023-08-23
Great
4/5
Angeline
2023-05-15
Very informative. Well paced Great location
5/5
Gill
2023-03-20

ARTISTS
Jaime Hoe
Jaime's creative career spans from being an art coordinator, digital design lecturer in higher education, cutscene designer in video games, graphics designer in retail and design sprint facilitator in Australia and Asia. Her facilitation style empowers individuals to think and create differently in a safe space.

The mark-making process includes being curious, incorporating mistakes and doing deliberate practice.

Classes include:
-How to be uniquely you via art and design?
-How can we be inspired by modern and contemporary art?
-How to collaborate with others using design sprint principles?

Some favourite quotes:
-We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit ~ Aristotle.
-Be patient with the mind, then the mind naturally opens like watching a flower that grows free from effort.
Mark Cheung
Mark is a visual artist based in Melbourne and having 10 years experiences of Art Instructor for teaching drawing and painting.
PHOTOS
Melbourne Watercolour Group
2024-02-09
Title or Location: ?Retired?
A watercolour painting on Baohong 140 lb cold pressed paper , reference photograph . Some highlights added with Gouache (white)
Credit: James Murphy

Melbourne Watercolour Group
2024-02-02
Title or Location: Lost treasures of history
My creation weaves together the soulful verses of Persian poet Omar Khayyam, declaring, "I cannot endure this world without wine," with the enchanting imagery of ancient Iranian ceramic jars from the Qajar dynasty. These jars, adorned with hand-painted flowers on a warm, sandy base, were crafted with love for storing or serving wine.As I reflect on these aged vessels, each stroke of paint whispers untold stories. They are not mere objects they are bridges to our past, crafted by hands weath
Credit: Shirin Ghasemi
Facebook: Watercolour joy! Perdian artist in Australia
Instagram: Shirin_watercolour_art
Melbourne Watercolour Group
2024-01-29
Title or Location: Davey?s Bay Mount Eliza
Davey?s Bay is a small shallow bay, one of several adjoining the township of Mount Eliza. It is used mainly by fisherman and the yacht club. I love to paint our beautiful Victorian coastline from the Mornington Peninsula to the Great Ocean Road. I love the ruggedness of the bluffs, rocks and cliffs to the sandy beaches in between.
Credit: Deirdre Silvester
Facebook: Deirdre Silvester
Instagram: d.silvester

Melbourne Watercolour Group
2024-01-26
Title or Location: ?Heaven by the Sea?
Watercolour on 140lb Cold Pressed Baohong paper
Credit: James Murphy

Melbourne Watercolour Group
2024-01-22
Title or Location: Long haired dachshund
We lost our dog in a car accident and I am going to attempt to publish a book of watercolour illustrations of purebred dogs in her memory. See my Facebook page where they will be posted as they are created ,
Credit: David Freedman
Facebook: David Freedman
Instagram: david.freedman.artist
Melbourne Watercolour Group
2024-01-15
Title or Location: ?Rainy night trip to the Local
Typical Irish social night because of its beautiful wet weather trip to the pub ! Watercolour on 140lb paper
Credit: James Murphy

Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: The Valley Beyond
I almost threw this away. Sometimes I have a hard time "pushing through" a painting that I am doing. I'm tempted to stop and say "this is not good, I won't finish it, it's awful". I painted the sky background a year ago and the painting just sat in a corner. One day I decided to just "play" with this piece of paper and I loved what happened! Quite often I find that I need to let my artwork just cook in a corner. Every once in a while I surprise myself!
Credit: Kathy Butts

Tucson Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Los Sue?os Sonoran
I use my small watercolor kit to document the places I experience while traveling and working on tje road. I was able to spend most of the winter in Arizona, spending time in the unique Sonoran desert. Where each saguaro cacti has its own personality within the Sonoran's surreal landscape.
Credit: Hannah E Ryan
Instagram: @eddied_out
Raleigh Watercolor Group
2024-02-27
Title or Location: Lone Oak
After I had joint replacement surgery on my left thumb, my dominant hand, I still wanted to paint. I thought that I'd just play with color using my right hand to wield the brush. To my amazement, I painted with more spontaneity and with a looseness I've been trying to achieve before. Maybe I'm ambidextrous and have only just discovered it (I'm 76).
Credit: Linda R Bahai
Sacramento Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location:
Inspired by the beautiful sunny shores of San Diego, CA. I love hiking the trails to easy my mind and rejuvenate. May one find a place to R&R. Watercolor, cold press paper 18 x 24.
Credit: Diana Kim

Cardiff Watercolour Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Twilight in Penarth
I used to live in Penarth, and find it an interesting town by the sea, with lovely shopping, eclectic coffee shops, parks, and of course the wonderful pier. I am also fascinated by the wonderful lamps in Britain and beyond, their history and intricate designs. Hence this lovely lamp, taken from its neighbours, to stand proud and alone, but with the outline of the pier behind to illustrate its context of Penarth.
Credit: Lynne Hopkins
Instagram: @lynhopart
Nashville Watercolor Group
2024-02-26
Title or Location: Mill House Cabin
A friend owns several cabins in West Virginia. This is one of them. I gave her the painting.
Credit: Steve Wheeler
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