Paint and Sip

Paint, Sip and Create!

Create your own watercolour masterpiece to take home in this two-hour painting workshop with Marcel Desbiens of Brisbane Painting Classes, no experience required!

With a glass of wine in hand, you’ll have the opportunity to experiment with watercolour paints in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere while creating your own unique French-themed framed artwork to take home with you.

Marcel will guide you with a demonstration of painting in watercolour and provide a selection of different subjects to paint on the night. You can follow a template to get you started or you can be as creative as you wish!

This class is suitable for anyone who wants to have fun experimenting with watercolours. If you’ve never painted before, this is the perfect relaxing opportunity to give it a try.

This year participants will enjoy baguette and chouquettes generously supplied by Chouquette, an authentic french bakery and patisserie specialising in pastries, cakes, artisan breads, sweet breads and savoury items located in New Farm.

Saturday 6 July 2019

7:00pm to 9:00pm
From $55.25

Republic Hire Masterclasses
(Behind The Wheel of Brisbane)

South Bank


Marcel Desbiens founded Brisbane Painting Classes in 2005, after discovering considerable interest in his unique oil painting methods, developed through decades of study of the techniques of the Old Masters, such as Caravaggio, Rubens and Rembrandt.

Marcel’s belief that anyone can paint, given appropriate instructions on the right tools, skills and techniques, led him to develop a series of classes in oil painting, from the foundations for absolute beginners, through to advanced techniques for those wanting to extend their skills and experience.

Over the years, these oil painting classes grew and Brisbane Painting Classes expanded to include an increasing variety of classes in different mediums, with a number of award-winning artists delivering classes and workshops at the studio.

Marcel’s passion for painting and his enormous in-depth knowledge for the medium of oil are clearly visible in his teaching and ongoing dedication to his own art.


    • Date Saturday 6 July 2019
    • Time 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    • Duration 2 hours
    • Location Hire Republic Masterclasses Pavilion, South Bank Forecourt, (next to the Brisbane Wheel)
    • Ticket from $55.25
    • Presented By Marcel Desbiens
    • Class Capacity 30

Class Includes:

    • 2 hour watercolour painting class
    • Expert demonstration and guidance on watercolour painting
    • Nibbles and 2 glasses of French wine to accompany
    • Your very own framed watercolour masterpiece to take home.


  • 18y+ only
  • ID required

All sales are final - no shows will be charged the full amount without refund
All Masterclasses tickets include free entry Le Festival ticket for the day of the Masterclass


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