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Two Workshops 6 hours each

Saturday 16 October 2021 - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Sunday 17 October 2021 - 9.30am to 4.30pm

Book into a one day or two day workshop with multi-award winning artist, Jon Lam.

Each day you will be learning different techniques to create different moods to your painting, using the same reference image.

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About the Workshop


Make It Easy on Yourself

“Teach a child to fish or give a child a fish”.

Very often we see workshops where students are shown how to paint a picture from a reference.

This is a good start until you begin a new painting when the tutor is not present!

Then it becomes more challenging!

Book into either a one day or two day workshop. You will be creating different moods each day and focus your work on using the same reference for both days.

Day One

Sunny and warm

Day Two

Cold and wet

If you are doing one day only, then you are either doing a “Sunny and Warm” on day one or “Cold and Wet on day two.

Therefore, this course will take a couple of steps further. Firstly, students will be shown how to do a wash and study the characteristics and magic of the medium. In the process, will also introduce the fundamental design elements and design principles in order to achieve a higher rate of success.


Students will learn how to create a successful watercolour painting.

Artist's Note

Whilst it is important for me to help students achieve a good result, it is more important to me that I encourage students to actively pursue happiness and fulfilment through art. I am committed to transfer my own practice and experience to filter through to my class. It is an exhilarating feeling when I help someone to hit that eureka moment. The look on their face is priceless.



Da Capo Music School

307 Warrenheip Street, Buninyong


Students will need to bring the following materials.

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Water color pigments. Red, Yellow and Blue. (One warm and one cool of each primary colour)

  • Your existing/usual brushes and supplies.

  • Watercolor paper (300gsm rough) or your desired paper

  • References: I will have a few on hand but you are welcomed to bring your own

  • Water containers, tissues

  • A board to support your paper (drawing board or mdf board) and Masking tape

  • Hairdryer to share amongst a few (not compulsory)


Please refer to the terms & conditions at the bottom of the site for changes to your booking. We have a very strict no changes to booking inside of 7 days policy. You will receive a full refund if government restrictions prevent travel.


There are several options in walking distance. Please note there is no fridge onsite.

Tea and instant coffee making facilities will be available at the venue.


There is plenty of free parking all over Buninyong within walking distance to all venues.



Only 10 students! Book early!


Please do not attend and contact us straight away to get a refund if you have any cold and flu symptoms and/or have travelled to a COVID hotspot inside of 14 days of the workshop. Our workshop spaces are set up to ensure adequate distancing between students.

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$200 PER DAY

Meet the Artist
Jon Lam

Jon graduated as a graphic artist in Melbourne. His versatility with various media and styles has won him first prize with his Acrylic, Oil and Watercolour paintings. He exhibits widely in group shows but his solo exhibitions are also very well received and has works represented both in Australia and abroad. He has works in various municipalities. Jon had five solo exhibitions to date with a 6th one planned for October at the Mercure, Ballarat.

Jon, originally Melbourne based, now lives in Ballarat since 2019. Four time finalist of The Rochester Mural Festival, his 2016 winning mural is on permanent display in Northern Highway, Rochester, making him a muralist and fine artist. Jon’s work has been published on the cover of the Art Education magazine and in other publications.

Jon is a dedicated artist, an art tutor and an exhibition judge. He is a member of the Victorian Artists Society, Australian Guild of Realist Artists (AGRA), The Echuca Moama Artists Inc., The Echuca Moama Arts Initiative, Box Hill Art Group, Ballarat Society of Artists, Melbourne and Victorian Artists Inc. and the past president of The Whitehorse Arts Association.

Jon is no stranger to the Australian landscape, especially country Victoria, where his wife was born, near Echuca. His inspiration from the Rankin’s farm and the landscape from this region has seen Jon produce work that won him awards and recognition.

Jon is a familiar face in many group shows, such as the ones held by the Victorian Artists Society, Australian Guild of Realist Artists and the Rotary Club shows and has four successful solo exhibitions to date. 

Today Jon tutors in Art societies, runs painting workshops and gives private tuition.



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