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Watercolour Solar System with Sarah Hankinson, Kate Rijs and Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

  • The Windsor Workshop Level 1, 115 Chapel Street Windsor, VIC, 3181 Australia (map)

LISTEN UP - The Windsor Workshop is entering previously unexplored territory!  Buckle yourself in, as you are about to witness one of the greatest workshops in history - when art and science collide… are you ready for the ride?

Introducing a “Watercolour Solar System".  A watercolour / painting workshop like no other.  A science lesson with a twist.  

On Saturday 18th August, as part of Australia’s National Science Week, you will have an out-of-this-universe opportunity to create a watercolour solar system poster (complete with custom made wooden hanging rails).  Join us and Artists, Sarah Hankinson and Kate Rijs as they explore a series of techniques designed specifically to replicate the planets in our solar system.  Alongside this creative duo, will be Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway, lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy (Monash University), and creator of the popular massive open online course “How to Survive on Mars”, as she guides you through a science lesson comparable to nothing on this good earth.  The result - a supernova of the creative kind….

Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway is a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University.  Her research expertise includes high-energy astrophysics and science education. She coordinates the First Year Astronomy program and Science Future Leaders program at Monash. 

Jasmina enjoys exploring criss-crossings of science, art and society. She is passionate science communicator and has appeared in the ABC’s Catalyst programs and various radio shows. She has written popular science articles for the Australasian Science and runs a popular massive open online course (MOOC) “How to Survive on Mars: the Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars”. 

Over a fun filled, coffee fuelled, champagne sipping morning, you will learn…

  • The fundamentals of watercolour application, as well as some other mixed media art techniques

  • Techniques including blending / saturation / salt application / dry brush technique and more

  • A crash course in the solar system by renowned Monash University lecturer, Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway

What You Get

  • All the materials you need to create a solar system watercolour poster, including 2 x wooden rails to hang your poster

  • Notes to take home to continue your watercolour journey

  • An unrivalled science lesson from one of Australia’s leading Astrophysicists

  • You will be treated to an array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies

Check out some reviews from previous Watercolour Workshops

"I loved this workshop! It was so inspiring, and such an enjoyable way to spend some 'me time'. It was a wonderful introduction to this beautiful medium. I hope there will be follow up ones this year!"

— Hanna

"I really enjoyed the workshop. I learnt some new techniques that I hope to try out soon. I'd never done watercolours or gold foil before and it was a lot of fun. The workshop was very well organised, so despite it being quite a large group, we all had plenty of materials and instruction. The lunch food was delicious too."

— Karen

"An oversized thank you for running such a beautiful workshop!”

— Brookearts

"Indulging in watercolours and gold foil - what a fabulous workshop!! And what an amazing opportunity to learn from and chat to all these amazing women in the one place. I'm just a beginner in the watercolour world, so it was incredible to get some tips and tricks from Sarah. A beautifully run session by The Windsor Workshop - thank you so much ladies. I might need to come to next one to do it all again."

— Leanne


Important Info

The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor.  Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78.  All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

You may be photographed at this event

Terms and Conditions/ Cancellations

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given.