Cathy Donovan 

Upcoming Art Workshops 

Relax and enjoy!

” I specialise in water-based mediums.  Join me to create your own painting/s and I will share my tips, skills and advice to give you new found confidence to practise at home and enjoy the mindfulness of art.”

Cathy is a qualified art teacher in Apollo Bay.  Use of watercolour paints, brushes, palettes, artist quality paper and other materials are all included in your workshop fee of $125 pp.

Summer bookings will open soon subject to ‘lockdowns’.  

Mono Print of Apollo Bay by Cathy Donovan Artist

Illustrating birds in watercolours. 

Contemporary Watercolour Workshops in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

Be Inspired Modern Watercolours – a passion for colour and exploration.

Watercolour Workshops and Classes in Apollo Bay with Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

Watercolours that Dance – mastering light and shadow. 


Storm Approaching by Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

Foundations for Mastering Watercolours – an in depth look at painting materials and how to manipulate them.

Apollo Bay harbour by Cathy Donovan Watercolour Artist

Pencil to Painting.  Discover the drawing and composition skills that lead to painting success.

Watercolour painting with Cathy Donovan Apollo Bay Watercolour Artist

Bespoke Watercolour Experience

Treat yourself (and friends) to a tailored workshop with Cathy. This is a good way to begin your watercolour journey or to brush up on particular skills.    

BYO art materials. $80 for one person and 20% discount to subsequent people up to a group of 4.  Watercolour materials can be provided for $45 pp extra.

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Happy Participants

“Cathy is an accomplished and experienced watercolour artist, and I’ve learnt so much about the medium, the tools, and the methods in a really friendly and supportive environment. I had a lot of fun, and have come away with a new appreciation and understanding of how to move forward with my own painting with this fabulous and versatile medium. I highly recommend Cathy’s workshops!”

Jo Dunsmuir

Brunswick, Victoria

“My partner and I,  total novices at painting,  attended a watercolour workshop held by Cathy Donovan. Cathy is a patient and inspirational teacher. She is generous with her time and knowledge. Apart from introducing us to the techniques of water colour painting, the knowledge she imparted also made subsequent gallery visits so much more fullfilling. I’d definitely recommend Cathy to novice and not so novice artists.”

Deb Bradfield

Apollo Bay, Victoria

“As a novice art student I attended a series of classes run by Cathy as an introduction to using watercolours. Cathy’s warm and supportive manner made the classes very enjoyable and relaxed for everyone. She provided expert tuition on painting techniques, advice on materials and also offered follow-up assistance if required. I recommend Cathy’s art lessons to anyone wanting instruction or support with their art practice.”


Apollo Bay, Victoria