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Queer Social: Watercolour for Beginners

June 1, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm



Laneway Learning
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Age group
Predominantly for adults
Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair accessible
Event is delivered in these Languages

Pride Month

Visual & performing arts

Do you lay in bed on cold Thursday mornings and think “I would love to have a galaxy of my own. To have, to hold, to stare at with the ones I love on a rainy night”? Well this class will show you how to create that galaxy you so long for and dream of.

We will practice the art of DIY stencilling, using some very common objects and some substances you may not expect, to create a deep cosmic centrepiece like the image featured in this ad.

All we need is the imagination inside our lovely brains, watercolour paint, and the madness of the method.
We hope to see your mysterious galaxy come to life!

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.

All workshops are taught by queers, for queers.  

What will we cover?

This is a hands on workshop where you’ll go home with your own galaxy painting to decorate your walls.

Together we will explore:

  • How to work with stencils
  • How to work with watercolour paints and layers
  • How to add stars and details

All materials will be supplied. 

What should I bring?

  • Some sparkly queer energy


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Cheap Tix
  • Share the Love Free Tix (prioritised for First Nations, Trans & Poc Attendee)
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

Who will be Teaching?

River is a 31 year old Australian Non Binary visual artist from European + First Nations ancestry. Born + raised on Wongai Country in Laverton + Kalgoorlie, they currently live on unceded Wurundjeri Willum Biik in Naarm. River experiments with sculpture, printing, mosaic and mixed media painting around themes of connection to country, memory, and identity.