Scatterlings - Art by Renee Walden

workshops & classes


Watercolour birds painting workshop  

Painting birds in watercolour & collage


In this one day workshop we'll combine watercolour with collage, ink and other fun media to create one-of-a-kind bird paintings. In the morning we'll work on a painting together, with me guiding you step by step. In the afternoon you'll work on a bird of your choice. You'll go home with 2 beautiful birds.


$90pp. Maximum 8 people. Materials provided.


Next workshop

30 November 2019

10am - 4pm
At the Wanaka Arts Centre




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Quail Painting a yellow hammer Rockwren Painting a chaffinch Sparrow

Painting flowers in watercolour & ink


This one day workshop will include a range of watercolour techniques - wet in wet, wet on dry, glazing, lifting out, softening - using leaves and flowers as way of practising. We'll work from fresh flowers. You'll go home with a number of completed sketches and lots of skills to practise on your own.


$90pp. Maximum 8 people. Materials provided.


Next workshop

11 January 2020

10am - 4pm
At the Wanaka Arts Centre


FULL. Drop me a message if you'd like to be on the waiting list.

Watercolour birds painting workshop  

The magic of painting outside


In this 2 day workshop I cover watercolour painting and pen drawing techniques, the tricks of aerial and linear perspective, how to choose a subject and compostion.
I teach a range of skills that will help you head out on your own with confidence.
We'll sketch mountains, lakes, and buildings and you'll go home with many completed sketches.


$250pp. Maximum 6 people.
You will need your own materials.

Please note ... painting outside is weather dependant! If the weather turns out to be unsuitable, this workshop will take place at the Wanaka Arts Centre, with time venturing outside as much as we can.


Next workshop
Sat 1 and Sun 2 February 2020
9am to 4pm
Location : Wanaka, New Zealand. Meeting spot decided 2 days before the workshop.


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What students say...


Your encouragement has helped me believe in myself more!

I attended Renee's two day workshop and gained so much by doing so! Not only did it boost my confidence in painting outdoors, but I gained skills to take on landscapes and perspective drawing, both of which I was intimidated by. I have been an artist all my life ... more seriously in the last few years. I found the course suited both beginners and experienced artists. Renee is a wonderful teacher and such a positive person to learn from. I highly recommend you take this course yourself. HB, Lake Hawea, New Zealand