Children’s ‘Flowers and Plants’ Watercolour and Gouache Workshop with Olivia York (School Grades 3 to 8)

A watercolour workshop with a 'Flowers and Plants' theme, designed for school children in Grades 3 to 8 and taught by Olivia York. Olivia is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour and Australiana illustration.


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Level: Beginner/Intermediate/All levels
Ages: This workshop is for children in School Grades 3 to 8


‘Flowers and Plants’ Watercolour and Gouache Workshop

  • Date: Tuesday, September 19 September 2023
  • Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm (3 hours)
  • Location: MAC Union Studio, Level 1, 85 Union Street, Armadale
  • Course fee: $109 inc. GST


Illustrator Olivia York will assist you in creating your own watercolour illustration of a plant or flower of your choice. Photos and physical plants will be provided for inspiration and Olivia will assist you in the sketching process and outline the foundational skills of watercolour to create your masterpieces. Feel free to bring in a print out of your favourite plant or flower as a reference.

Olivia is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour and Australiana illustration.

The children will be guided and supported whilst creating their own floral artworks. Suitable for all skill levels, this class is a good balance of the technical and creative. Olivia strives to help build creative confidence and technical ability.

Students will experiment with techniques that are discussed and demonstrated during class and will have the opportunity to use them in an artwork they create. Places will be limited to ensure Olivia can offer one-on-one tuition for each student.


Olivia York is a Melbourne-based artist, illustrator and Australiana enthusiast. She creates witty and whimsical watercolour illustrations, inspired by our Australian flora and fauna. Her illustrations have so far adorned food trucks, feature walls, childrens books, clothing, packaging and homewares.

Her products have been featured in several tv shows, books and magazines including Better Homes and Gardens, Frankie magazine and Koala (Thames & Hudson). Olivia has collaborated with such brands as House, Lalaland, Nutella and Auspost.

Images: Examples by Olivia and work by MAC students

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