Children’s ‘Food – Still Life’ Illustration and Watercolour Workshop with Olivia York (School Grades 3 to 8)

An illustration and watercolour workshop with a ‘Food- Still life’ 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


‘Food – Still Life’ Illustration and Watercolour Workshop

  • Date: Thursday, 28 September 2023
  • Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (3 hours)
  • Location: MAC Elgin Studio” at Level 1, 73 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. (Entry is from the side door, on Elgin Street)
  • Course fee: $109 inc. GST


Olivia will take students in school grades 3 to 8 through the fundamentals of sketching watercolour and gouache painting and colours, before supporting students in creating a food still life of their own.

The workshop focuses on the development of key foundational techniques for illustration and watercolour and gouache. Children will be guided and supported whilst creating their own 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. Places will be limited to ensure Olivia can offer one-on-one tuition for each student.


Olivia York is a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator, with a passion for Australiana. She creates witty and whimsical watercolour animal characters, which have been featured in books, packaging, homewares and even a food truck.

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: Olivia and Abby (student)

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