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  • After sell out workshopS THREE YEARS IN A ROW The WIRED Lab

  • Spend the day with Jessie learning to capture botanical imagery with watercolour. 

  • In this 6 hour workshop you will learn:

  • An easy method for creating a drawing from a photograph;
  • Observation of light and shade;
  • Colour mixing and how to avoid muddy paintings; and
  • Painting techniques specific for flowers - how and when to use them - including wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry variations.
  • Who Should Attend?

Introductory class, suitable for beginners and experienced watercolour painters.

What You'll Get

Each attendee will create a beautiful new artwork, while learning how to capture the shape, colour and detail of leaves using watercolour and drawing techniques.

Participants will also be provided with a yummy home-made snack and/or fruit platter, and refreshments including water, organic teas and French press coffee.

What To Bring?

To avoid waste, please bring your own water bottle and keep cup!

Materials List

  • Pencils: 2H, HB and 2B
  • Soft kneadable eraser
  • Watercolour paper: 300gsm smooth/hot press paper. Arches, Saunders, Fabriano, Strathmore or Bockingford are good brands
  • Brushes: Round in size 2 and 6. Sable or synthetic
  • Watercolour paints: Arts Spectrum, Windsor & Newton, Lucas, Holbein, Schminke, Rowney, Rembrandt Artist quality paints are good brands
    Tubes or paints in the following colours:
    Three cool primary colours such as: Lemon yellow, Permanent Rose and Cerulean blue
    Three warm primary colours such as: Winsor Yellow Deep, Cadmium red and Cobalt
    Optional extra colours: Yellow ochre, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey
  • Extra Materials
    Cloth or paper towels
    2 jars for water
    White plate or paint palette


Sunday 29 March, 2020 
10:00am - 4:00pm


Jugiong Memorial Hall
299 Riverside Drive 
Jugiong  NSW 2726


$220 per ticket (GST inc)
12 places available

Payment plans are now available for those wishing to purchase tickets this way.
For more information please email anna@wiredlab.org



Our Drought Subsidy Program provides fully subsidised (FREE) places to many of our creative workshops. These places are available to any resident of the Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network footprint, directly or indirectly affected by the drought. If you think you’re eligible please submit a simple EOI form via email and we will confirm your place in this workshop shortly.

This initiative is made possible by a Murrumbidgee Community Grant, which is an initiative of Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (Murrumbidgee PHN) and part of the Australian Government’s ‘Empowering our Communities’ funding.
Please click here to read more about this initiative.


The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government ‘Creative Kids’ Program, which entitles parents and carers of young people (18 years and under) to a $100 voucher towards creative activities. One voucher per child is available on an annual basis.
Most of our workshops are accessible to mature teens or children accompanied by an adult.
Parents and guardians of participants under 18 should contact us directly before enrolling.

To claim your voucher the parent/guardian needs to establish a Service NSW account and apply for a Creative Kids Voucher

Once your voucher is issued contact us to reserve your child's place in a workshop.
Please provide the child's full name, date of birth and the voucher number.

If the workshop place is more than $100, we will invoice you for the balance of the fee.




This venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Wired Open Labs workshops are presented in a range of venues where varying access needs can be met.
We have endeavoured to make our workshops as accessible as possible.
Please contact us with any other specific access needs before purchasing a ticket to ensure we meet your requirements.


Contact Details

Anna Schoo | The WIRED Lab | anna@wiredlab.org


ABOUT Jessie

Jessie Rose Ford is an award-winning artist and tutor based in Melbourne who specialises in botanical art and pet portraiture.

Jessie travels Australia to run tutorials and workshops, exhibit her work and seek subject inspiration. She is fascinated by the intricacies of nature and primarily uses watercolour and drawing techniques with an emphasis on realism in her work.

Her art residency on Flinders Island in Tasmania led her to receive the Highly Commended Prize during the ReFraming Nature exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2015.



This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.