SOLD OUT | Fluttering Feathers:  Exploring Birds in Watercolour | A Beginner's Workshop - Clermont

25may9:00 am4:00 pmSOLD OUT | Fluttering Feathers:  Exploring Birds in Watercolour | A Beginner's Workshop - ClermontArtist and Artsworkers Workshop


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

Event Details

9am – 4pm Saturday 25th of May 2024

This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Join artist, Michelle Turner, for a delightful journey into the world of watercolour avian art.  Whether you’re an aspiring artist, looking to explore a new creative outlet, or simply wanting a fun day out with friend – this workshop is designed for beginners eager to spread their artistic wings.

In this immersive day-long experience, you’ll learn the fundamentals of watercolour painting techniques while capturing the beauty and grace of birds. Guided by Michelle, you’ll discover watercolour basics, including paper stretching (the why, the how and the hands-on);  materials (the good, the bad and the ugly);  plus basic strokes and techniques to bring your feathered subjects to life.

No prior experience in watercolour painting is necessary;  just bring your enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn. All materials will be provided, ensuring that you have everything you need to unleash your creativity and walk away with a completed artwork at days end.

Workshop outline:

Part 1    Introductions

Part 2    Papers | paper stretching for our take home masterpiece

Part 3    Paints & Brushes | learning the basics, playing around with simple leaves and flowers

Break    Morning tea

Part 4    Small loose landscape painting on practice paper

Part 5    Draw up masterpiece

Break    Lunch

Part 6    Let the feathers fly …

What to bring

All materials will be supplied, however, Flying Arts Alliance recommends having note taking materials on hand. Please bring any questions that you may have.


Clermont Historical Centre. Gregory Hwy, Clermont QLD 4721.

Flying Arts encourage the use of sustainable transport, including cycling, walking and public transport. Plan your journey through Translink.

Additional Information


A message from your facilitator: Hi, I’m Michelle Turner, an artist who finds inspiration in the extraordinary world of birds. Their grace, colours, and freedom hold a special place in my heart, speaking to me in ways words cannot fully convey.

Using watercolour, a medium that embodies elegance, I strive to capture the essence of these magnificent creatures. My art transcends mere visual representation; each brushstroke is a labour of love aimed at celebrating the freedom and grace birds exemplify. It serves as a gentle reminder to pause, appreciate, and find solace in the simple wonders of the natural world.

I draw inspiration from the works of John James Audubon and John Gould, two icons of the ornithological world.  I am influenced by Audubon’s meticulous detail in ‘The Birds of America’ and Gould’s scientific precision. Their dedication to accuracy and beauty drives me to create artworks that celebrate nature.

For those who share my passion for birds, I warmly invite you to join me on this artistic journey – exploring the enchanting world of avian allure, one brushstroke at a time. – Michelle