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Jessie is returning to teach face-to-face classes at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne!


Beginners’ Workshop
19, 20 and 21 April
10am to 4pm.

Wednesday Beginner / Intermediate Class
8 x 2.5hr classes over 8 weeks
Starts 26 April
1.30pm to 4pm.

Thursday Ongoing Beginners’ Class
4 x full day classes held fortnightly over 8 weeks
27 April, 11 and 25 May, and 8 June
10am to 4pm.

Thursday Beginner / Intermediate Class
4 x full day classes held fortnightly over 8 weeks
4 and 18 May, 1 and 15 June
10am to 4pm.

To book your spot or find out more information:

If you sign up and have attended a class/workshop with me before, please email me to let me know what subject you have learnt with me before so I don't double up on subjects!


"Jessie was great - encouraging, knowledgable, articulate and gave clear and helpful guidance"

"Jessie was extremely knowledgable about both drawing techniques and Watercolour. The progression of the classes was excellent, starting with drawing techniques, developing our tonal drawings, testing our colour palettes and finally learning and practising our watercolour techniques."

"Jessie is a wonderful botanical artist in her own right, and also has the gift of skilled and sensitive teaching of those skills and of building confidence in her pupils. I have loved the course – it has been a great pleasure."

"Jessie was fantastic - attentive, easy to follow and encouraging "

"Very approachable and knowledgable - very good at making suggestions and guidance in a nice way"

"Demonstrations and step-by-step sheets were great reference in class, Jessie knows her stuff! Lovely, encouraging and very helpful"

"Jessie was fantastic. Patient and encouraging."

"Jessie is patient and caring. She pays attention to individuals and the group. I would attend her classes again."

"Jessie was great and had wonderful knowledge and tips."​

"Jessie was excellent – patient, encouraging and provided a really clear and comprehensive summary of a very broad subject."


"Before attending Jessie's workshop, I have not attempted any form of portraiture drawing because I find it intimidating and difficult. Jessie's method is easy to follow and accessible even for a complete beginner. Personally I am blown away with my own results after 1 workshop. If you have always thought that you can't draw, you will definitely change your mind after this! "