BRISBANE
WATERCOLOUR
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Painting Watercolours in a Cafe

Painting Watercolours in a Cafe

Saturday 09 March
Southbank - 10am - 2 Hours
Sean Leahy
Imagine yourself nestled in a lovely shady spot, surrounded by the sounds of rustling leaves and the gentle murmur of the river. As you immerse yourself in the joy of painting, you can indulge in the delightful offerings of a cafe. Treat yourself to a refreshing drink or a snack, elevating your artistic experience with every sip and bite.

During this delightful event, we'll be capturing the beauty of nature and urban charm as we paint the trees on the riverbank, the flowing river, and the buildings on the opposite shore. You'll also have the option to paint a striking sculpture or the lively cafe patrons from a distance – each brushstroke a unique expression of your artistic vision.
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$43      
Painting Watercolours in a Garden

Painting Watercolours in a Garden

Saturday 23 March
Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Toowong - 10am - 2 Hours
Sean Leahy
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of nature and let your creativity blossom at our enchanting event, "Painting Watercolours in a Garden"!

Join us in the breathtaking surroundings of a garden, where a tapestry of vibrant plants, majestic trees, and captivating water views await your artistic touch. This event promises not only a delightful escape into nature but also a unique opportunity to paint the beauty that surrounds you.
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$43       4 places left
ABOUT BRISBANE
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 Brisbane Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
REVIEWS
The tutor, Sean Leahy, was fantastic and it was fun and informative, and great working with other creatives.
5/5
Kathryn
2024-02-11
Sean is very encouraging and knowledgeable about watercolour
5/5
Janet
2024-02-04
It was great. Sean was very clear on his instructions.
5/5
Catherine
2024-01-16

Sean did the best he could considering most of the students were not properly prepared. I didnt get as much 1 on 1 time as I would of liked. My guess is 5 mins in total. The class was good & I did learn. The start was delayed as Sean needed to assist those who did not bring the correct supplies. Sean was lovely
4/5
Jeanine
2024-01-14
Great topic to paint, Sean is really patient in answering all the questions
5/5
Anna
2024-01-05
Sean was great at explaining the techniques and did a brilliant job securing shelter just before a major thunderstorm so we could enjoy the class
5/5
Janet
2024-01-01

Sean is an asset to Brisbane Watercolouring. He was able to get beginners to create wonderful works of Brisbane Skyline
5/5
Torben
2024-01-01
Sean was a very relaxed teacher and while I?m a beginner I learnt some new technique. Thank you Sean
5/5
Ann
2023-12-18
Sean was a really good teacher, (for me anyway) his calmness, his patience and his very skilful artistic ability made it possible for me to paint in a manner that brought enormous joy to task at hand. Plus, the end result of my Christmas cards was just lovely.
5/5
Cheryle
2023-12-17

I felt that the event should have been postponed as it was raining all the way from Wynnum to the city. I thought Sean's was an excellent teacher.
4/5
Jennifer
2023-10-09
My daughters Ruby (10) and Rose (9) attend two sessions with Sean and really enjoyed it. Learnt so much and have improved tremendously 😊
5/5
Olivia
2023-10-09
The teacher is very experienced, and taught us few useful Painting techniques
5/5
Rainie
2023-09-24

ARTISTS
Sean Leahy
Sean Leahy has been an award winning cartoonist for over forty years. He continues to do a weekly cartoon for The Courier-Mail each Saturday. Also creator of the comic strip Beyond the Black Stump he is now concentrating on study and his fine art practice in mixed media. He has taught art workshops for many years, including watercolour, both traditional, contemporary and abstract. His primary emphasis is on encouraging developing each student's own skills and voice as an artist. Different genres of watercolour to be explored include landscape, pattern design, portrait, botanical, urban sketching, cartoon character design, children's book illustration, art journalling and the travel sketchbook.

Sean Leahy is available for private bookings

Flexible during weekdays before 3pm generally and on a few other time slots which vary each week

PHOTOS
Brisbane Watercolour Group
2023-08-23
Title or Location: The Precipice
I never know what image will land on the canvas. I simply paint my feelings. The Precipice is a place in my soul that I go to when I am unsure of my next step. If it resonates, perhaps you have felt this feeling too!
Credit: Chelsea PaintSmith
Instagram: chelseapaintsmith

Brisbane Watercolour Group
2023-08-22
Title or Location: Title of Painting: 'The Phantom could be Anywhere'
This painting was done after looking at various rainforest photographs and also inspiration from other artists. I mainly centered the theme or title of the painting around the mystery of the comic book character "The Phantom." Although you cannot see the Phantom the title of the painting eludes to him being somewhere.
Credit: Jeff Goodwin
Instagram: jeffgoodwinart
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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