In Studio Paint Alongs

Make sure you’re on the Shiny Happy Mailing List to continue to be the first to know about dates each term.

The Paint Along studio lease is ending in October 2018, so if you’ve been planning to come along, this term is the time!

Want to get creative?

Come to a Shiny Happy Paint Along.

I’ll welcome you to my studio, provide the canvas, paint and brushes and take you step-by-step through every stroke.

To finish, canvases will be strung and varnished so you’ll go home with a work of art that’s totally ready to hang.

Shiny Happy Paint Alongs are very special.

I like to describe Shiny Happy Paint Alongs as ‘Boutique Paint Alongs’. They are designed for beginners, but even experienced painters can enjoy the freedom of trying a new style and painting with friends.

I want to send you home with a painting that I would be happy to hang on MY wall (plus we use fabulous, top quality, pigment heavy, GOLDEN acrylic paints and Atelier Free Flow paints that are guaranteed to help you paint better!).

Where are Paint Alongs held?

Shiny Happy Paint Alongs are now held in my studio, Unit 1/3 Progress Court, Harlaxton, Toowoomba, Queensland. It’s a little wonderland hidden in the burbs.

People regularly travel from Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Dalby and Stanthorpe to come to Paint Alongs. One pair of friends drove from Newcastle and another lovely person moved from Perth (although I can’t take all the credit there, it was a well considered move, although I’m told being able to come to a Paint Along was a bonus!).

How much does a Paint Along cost?
Paint Alongs start at $90 and so that I can give personal guidance to everyone, classes are capped at 14 to 20 people depending on the subject.
What to wear and what to bring?

What to wear?

I’ll have an apron for you, but best to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on – it always happens to someone!

What to bring?

You can bring wine (or the beverage of your choice) and snacks … that’s part of the fun!

Most importantly, bring a positive attitude, relax and prepare to enjoy yourself!

How long is the Paint Along session?
Paint Alongs usually run for 3-4 hours (it’s best to budget for four!) – it often depends on the weather and the time it takes for paint to dry! But don’t worry, I have hairdryers too.
Is there an age limit for Paint Alongs?
Because of the 3-4 hour length of each Paint Along, they are designed for high school age and above.

I recommend Your Inner Artist and the Toowoomba Art Society for children’s art classes in Toowoomba.

When are new Paint Along dates and times announced?

New dates and subjects are announced at the beginning of each Australian school term.

Please join the Mailing List, and like us on Facebook, to be sure you’re among the first to find out dates. They can fill up crazy quickly so if you see something you like, on a date that suits, please go ahead and book.


So, if you’re keen, don’t hesitate. Please book your place as soon as dates are announced.