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Australian Butterflies and Moths Watercolours

workshop tutor

Leonie Loewe


The Hawkesbury Duck, Spencer, Hawkesbury River, Darkinjung Country.

time & date

9.00am - 3.30pm

Sunday 10th March 2024

knowledge required

Ideal for beginners, nature lovers and people

who enjoy experimenting with watercolours.

ticket price



  • Inspiration from the Scott Sisters and other butterfly and moth painters 

  • Techniques of watercolour and shading and how to turn this into a finished butterfly watercolour

  • Fun workshop with morning tea, lunch and afternoon reviver included


the workshop

Enjoy a day by the Hawkesbury River exploring the wonders of Australia’s own butterflies and moths. From the tropics to the local sandstone heath and your own backyard gardens, there’s a myriad of Australian fluttery creatures that are a delight waiting to be celebrated – from the flamboyant Ulysses Butterflies to the common grass blue.  Over morning tea, our day begins exploring the stunning work of the Scott Sisters, Australia’s most prominent 19th-century natural history illustrators and among the first to observe and paint our fluttery friends in detail. Your workshop tutor Leonie Loewe, Central Coast artist and designer introduces you to the loose, fluid style of watercolour painting - a perfect introduction to this gorgeous medium, even if you’ve never tried it before. 

Learn the art of colour, shade, and texture to create your own beautiful artwork in the company of other enthusiasts. All watercolour paints and materials provided. Morning tea, lunch, and a special take home gift included.

the tutor

Central Coast artist and designer Leonie Loewe has a passion for Australian native Flora and Fauna, and is constantly 'Inspired by Nature'. With a focus on watercolour as her medium of choice, she loves painting what she sees around her. Her designs have been featured nationally, in magazines including Cleo and NW, and featured on advertising for native products. With over 15 years’ experience in teaching adults, she loves sharing her wealth of knowledge with one on one and group classes.

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