Paint and Sip at Home: Eucalyptus Blossoms

Learn how to paint while enjoying delicious drinks in this fun virtual experience.

2.5 hours Class size 4 to 50     label $19

Are you looking for fun and creative date night ideas? Or perhaps you're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just a Friday? No matter the occasion, this virtual paint and sip class will have you grinning from ear to ear.

In this online class, your friendly and experienced teacher Fran, based and 'zooming' in from Blue Mountains, Australia, will go step-by-step, guiding you to paint original artwork. Don't worry if you haven't picked up a paintbrush since your elementary school days, as this paint and sip experience is laid-back and beginner-friendly.

You'll be painting beautiful Australian eucalyptus blossoms and leaves. Private groups can pick their image they'd like to paint - it doesn't have to be Australian.

The eucalyptus (Australians call them Gums) is considered a holy tree for the Indigenous peoples of Australia. For the Aboriginals, it represents the division of the underworld, earth, and heaven. The eucalyptus leaf is also often believed to have a purifying effect, as negative energy disappears in the place where you burn it.

Picture this: a group of friends heading to the same restaurant they went to last month, ordering dinner, then heading to the movies. Now, picture a group of friends painting a beautiful picture, sipping on their favorite wine, and laughing together. This group walks away with a memory they have made from laughter and artwork they can keep for years.

You probably won't remember that Friday night trip to the movie theatre in five years, but you'll definitely remember the night you spent painting together and chatting over glasses of wine. Plus, you'll have a one-of-a-kind piece of art to show for it.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 3 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
What to bring
  • Canvas 'board or panel' (suggested size 30.5 x 30.5cm / 12x12" or larger)
  • Acrylic brushes x 3: fine (size 2) and medium (sizes 5 and 10)
  • Acrylic paint: black, white, red, blue, green and yellow
  • Paper plate, old plate, or paint pallet (for paints)
  • Jar/Cup (for water and dirty brushes)
  • Old cloth or paper towel (for dirty brushes)
  • Apron (optional)
  • Table easel (optional)
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mom or birthday gift.

Your teacher
Ladybird Design Creative
Ladybird Design Creative


Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity.  The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment. Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio, located in Blue Mountains, Australia, is the culmination of creating a life around Fran's passions of art, jewellery and teaching. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.

2023-03-31 15:00:00
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