Learn a new project or technique each week with Tegan or Christine.

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Relax for a wonderful Friday session to set you up for a creativity-filled weekend.

Tegan Crosbie Art Social 11Watercolour with Tegan 

Thursdays, 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm - REGISTER NOW
8-week course, 12 October to 30 November
The Workshoppery, Barkly Square, Ballarat East (near Barkly Square Cafe)

Fridays, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon (Update, 1 September - Selling fast) - REGISTER NOW
8-week course, 13 October to 1 December
The Workshoppery, Barkly Square, Ballarat East (near Barkly Square Cafe)

Valued at $160 for the course ($20/class) - $140/term
Supplies included
Limited to 8 participants

Tegan Crosbie is a local painter who is, by day, a secondary school art teacher and, by night, a sneaky artist! Natures unique and quirky beauty has inspired Tegan's collection of botanical pieces along with her perpetual love of colour. Tegan paints because she enjoys it. She finds it therapeutic and restorative.

Tegan's dog Blazer also attends classes. Please feel free to contact us with any queries about this.

Find out more about Tegan.

Image supplied by Tegan.

pexels miguel á padriñán 19680Exploring Watercolour with Christine - REGISTER NOW

This activity is a Learn Local activity, with costs subsidised through the Victorian State Government's Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) program in partnership with the Wendouree Neighbourhood Centre.

Fridays, 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
8-week course, 13 October - 8 December (no session on Friday 17 November)
Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Community Room, Barkly Square

Valued at $120 for the term - $105/term 
Supplies included
Limited to 12 participants

This class will introduce you to watercolour painting and inspire you to create beautiful mixed media pieces.

Expect to learn:
• How to paint flowers
• Urban sketching; learn how to draw and paint houses, plus feature doors and windows
• Pebbles and rocks
• Winter landscapes
• The ocean, waves and water
• Crystal clusters and gemstones
• The secrets of painting white
• Feathers and birds

Your class exercises will be used to make your own series of greeting cards.

No previous art experience or special skill is required. Each class is designed to build upon your skills and will include drawing, fine line art and painting.

Anyone can watercolour! So come and join us on Friday afternoons when we explore the wonderful world of watercolours.

Christine is making use of art supplies purchased through a grant from the City of Ballarat and Regional Arts Victoria.

Find out more about Christine.

Image from pexels by Miguel á Padriñán.

Minimum numbers

A minimum of 6 participants are required for each class in order for it to proceed. 

Contact us to find out more.

Watercolour with Kelsie Image 1 Watercolour with Kelsie Image 3 Watercolour_with_Kelsie_-_Image_2.jpg

Images by Kelsie White.

Location & getting there

Watercolour is held at Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East. 

Walking: There are entrances on Barkly Street and also access from Princess Street South. 
Driving: You can park on Barkly Street, or behind the building in the car park or on the street along Princes Street South. You can access Princes Street South from Eureka Street or Barkly Street.Bus: There is a bus stop close to Barkly Square: Route 20, near the corner of Barkly Street and Main Road.
Bicycle: There is bike parking available at Barkly Square.

Public toilets are available within Barkly Square.

View the Accessibility Map of Barkly Square..

Conditions of participation

  • Please read the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House Activity Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to agree to these upon registration for this class.
  • All participants in Ballarat East Neighbourhood House activities must follow the current Statewide COVID-Safe principles.
  • If you are feeling unwell and/or have cold/flu symptoms please do not come to the activity.
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry to and exit from Barkly Square. Hand sanitiser will be available.
  • Keep at least 1.5 metres from other people in the activity.
  • Bring your own drink bottle.The cafe at Barkly Square is usually open until 2.30 pm if you would like to purchase hot drinks and food.
  • Arrive 5-10 minutes before the activity starts to allow time to complete any paperwork.
  • If you have any injuries or issues which may affect your ability to partipate fully in the activity, please arrive early and discuss with Kelsie.
  • Turn off your phone/digital devices and store your possessions in the room.
  • A maximum of 8 participants will be able to take part in each session of this activity.
  • Tickets are not transferable.


Please call Ballarat East Neighbourhood House on 0422 612 052 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are having trouble booking or paying for this activity, we are very happy to find a solution that will work as we want everyone interested to be able to participate.