Foliage Illustration Workshop with Jessie Ford

Sketching and painting flora & foliage

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What: Foliage Illustration Workshop

When: Wednesday March 28th, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Where: 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote

Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea

Enquiries: workshops@putyourheartintoit.com.au


In this workshop you will be guided through the process of painting a realistic leaves and foliage. Beginning with drawing, you will see a demonstration of how to capture the beautiful shapes, contours and veins on different types of leaves. We will learn skills in observing tonal variation, how to mix the right green and paint the shine of a leaf’s surface using watercolour paint.

All levels of experience are welcome.

About your teacher: 

Originally from rural NSW,  Jessie Ford is a Melbourne based artist who works under the name of Fjord Illustration. She specialises in watercolour botanical paintings and graphite custom pet portraits. 

Since completing her bachelor of illustration, she has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and most recently her solo exhibition,  ‘Leaf’, in Melbourne. Jessie’s Tasmanian art residency on Flinders Island led her to receive the Highly Commended Award during the ReFraming Nature exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2015. She now runs workshops, sharing her joy of art and the natural world with her community.


Instagram: @jessieroseford

Facebook: Jessieroseford.artist

We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.

We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes. 


Put Your Heart Into It lives at 1/10 Langwells Parade, Northcote - just off High Street. The best way to reach us is on the 86 tram, heading towards Bundoora. 

Alight at stop 34 (Bent St/High St) and continue along High Street in the same direction before turning right onto Langwells Parade. 

Number 10 is located a few buildings down on your right hand side, and our studio at number 1 is on your left once inside the front door. We are an 8 minute walk from Northcote Train Station, and if you are driving, there is ample parking available in the Northcote Plaza car park. We also have a bike rack inside! We look forward to meeting you.

Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free. 




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What you will learn
  • How to accurately draw the twist and curl of a leaf
  • How to mix an accurate green colour
  • Watercolour painting techniques
What you will get
  • Your own beautiful botanical painting of a leaf
  • A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.
  • Wine, fairtrade tea + coffee

What to bring
  • All materials provided
What to wear

What ever you fancy

Appropriate for

No experence needed

Refund Policy

Please refer to clause (1) of our Terms & Conditions.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

This contract outlines an agreement and includes all contractional obligations on even date between Put Your Heart Into It and the You the Customer in regard to the Workshop to which this booking confirmation pertains.

(1) All bookings are Non-Refundable 

(2) All Bookings are Transferable to a second party in the event that the customer is unable to attend the workshop, such transfers must be requested 7 hours prior to the Workshop for desired transfers to be eligible.

(3) In the rare event that Put Your Heart Into It is required to cancel a Workshop the customer will receive either a full refund within 3 days of said cancellation or the opportunity to transfer said booking to another Put Your Heart Into It workshop of even value within 12 (twelve) months of said cancellation.

(4) Cancellations may be advised by Put Your Heart Into It at any time prior to the Workshop event.

(5) Put Your Heart Into It  reserves the right to use any images taken at the workshops for Social Media & Advertising, if you wish for images not to be shared Put Your Heart Into It requests same to be expressed in writing prior to Workshop event.

(6) In the Event that you do not agree with the above Terms & Conditions you may request a full refund within 48 hours of even date of receipt of this booking confirmation.

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14 April 2018 • Foliage Illustration Workshop with Jessie Ford

The place is absolutely beatiful, all the environment and the food and wine were perfect! I enjoyed the class so much, the teacher is really kind and a great artist


30 March 2018 • Foliage Illustration Workshop with Jessie Ford

Jessie really is the perfect workshop combo - very talented, and a patient and clear teacher. I loved the workshop and definitely love my little leaf! Also snaps to the venue - the grazing table was epic, and my artistic side was definitely nurtured with the wine.


21 August 2017 • Foliage Illustration Workshop with Jessie Ford

I learnt how to look...... at light and shade and form and then paint those elements using watercolours - fabulous teacher Jessie Ford - thank you