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In this 2.5 hour class you will learn to create fluid, magical line, texture and shading techniques using traditional split nib and Calligraphy nibs.  You will also learn to master the art of illustrating with fine waterproof felt tip pens to create beautiful line and watercolour wash flowers, foliage, animals, figures, and small landscape artworks.

All your work will be made into your very own hand pleated 300gsm watercolour booklet which we will be making in class. Complete with silk ribbon tie.


-How to draw up each subject in pencil using the simple shapes method.
-How to create line, texture, & shading using a traditional split nib and fine waterproof felt tip pen.
-How to add watercolour washes over your penworks.


your own hard covered folded watercolour booklet which can sit on your shelf as a finished artwork or be sent as a beautiful gift.


Di will supply many different images so you can customize your own booklet. You will be taught to draw each subject using simple shapes with drawing instruction. handouts supplied. These are just a few examples:

-doorways of the world
-Window sills with -flowers
-hedge hogs


Want to book a private workshop for your group? Work-Shop can offer a unique range of classes for your next team-building adventure, birthday bash, Christmas do, or hens party! Make a terrarium, paint and sip, pottery and plonk, printmaking, resin homewares, wreaths or flower crowns – whatever tickles you, Work-Shop has got you covered. So fire up the crew, book a workshop and unleash your creativity with friends and co-workers. For more information, get in touch with our Brisbane manager: ellie@work-shop.com.au

What you'll get

  • my knowledge and tuition for 2.5 hours

  • Quality brushes, paper, and materials provided throughout the class

  • Pleated 300gsm hot pressed watercolour booklet (to take home)

what to bring

  • BYO wine or beer is totally a thing! (we have wine glasses)
  • Nibbles or a snack if you think you’ll need it
  • A big smile!
  • willingness to experiment


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.