Aperol Spritz illustration with watercolour

From £28

Wednesday 15 June  7:00 – 9:00pm (BST)

  Online – Zoom

  • Category: Workshop
  • Experience level: All abilities
  • Tutor: Abigail Harris

11 spaces available

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This class is supported with products from our sister brand Winsor & Newton.

What you will get from taking this online workshop:  

  • Knowledge of handling watercolour in a controlled way, using it to build up colours and create reflections 
  • The chance to relax while learning how to create detailed watercolour paintings in a friendly class setting 
  • Experience of creating your very own watercolour Aperol spritz cocktail illustration 
  • Elephant Academy Takeaway Technique: Learn how to create realistic illustrations from a reference image 

This workshop is for those who have had some experience using watercolour before, whether a little or a lot. Tutor Abigail Harris will teach you how to use watercolour to create realistic illustrations, focussing on painting reflections, building up colour and adding in detail. You will be guided step by step to create a lifelike Aperol spritz illustration, with all students working from the same reference image. You will be able to pick up lots of helpful tips and tricks along the way with the opportunity to ask questions and have a chat, in a relaxed and friendly environment. 

Abigail is a freelance illustrator and pet portrait artist who graduated with a degree in Illustration from the University of Plymouth. Abigail now works in her home studio, working on a range of commissions as well as running a small Etsy shop.  

Additional materials you will need: 

  • Pencil, eraser and a sharpener 
  • Jar of water 
  • Kitchen roll or tissue 
  • Colouring pencils (optional) 
  • Tracing paper (optional) 
  • Kitchen roll or tissue

Materials bundle includes: 


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.