About us

About us

Brushes & Booze is a mobile painting class service, bringing creativity to events all round Sydney, from Gosford to Kiama and anywhere in between. Founded in 2019 by local Sydney artist, Shannon MacDonald, we specialise in events for birthdays, hens, baby showers and team building activities. Our goal is for you to enjoy a day of relaxation and creativity with friends in the comfort of your own home or public space, while learning how to paint and picking up techniques that can be used in your artistic journey.


We offer two services: Picnic & Paint and Painting Class that bring the paint and sip to you anywhere in Sydney!

Picnic & Paint

It’s the complete, stress-free, clean-up free package! We bring all art materials and an entire boho picnic setup with low tables, cushions, jute rugs and table decor to any location in Sydney. The 3 hour painting class is suitable for 6-12 people and taught by artist, Shannon MacDonald, taking you through your custom or preselected artwork, all for just $60 per person. We even provide a wireless Bluetooth speaker suitable for Apple or Android so you can put on your favourite tunes. Catering and professional photography can be added at an additional cost. Drinks are BYO.

Painting Class

If you’re looking for something a little more low-key and are happy to use your tables and chairs, the Painting Class package is for you. We bring all art materials including canvases, easels, paint, palettes, brushes, water jars, aprons and table covers to your desired location. This step-by-step painting class by artist, Shannon MacDonald, goes for 3 hours and is suitable for 6-25 people. The subject can be selected from our Artworks or custom designed to reflect you or your event. A wireless Bluetooth speaker suitable for Apple or Android is provided, and catering and professional photography can be added at an additional cost. Drinks are BYO.


You can also add our two add-on options to make your event even more special. Choose from a variety of S&O Grazing catering options from cheese boards to breakfast platters for your painting party (vegetarian/gluten free options available), or add our professional photography service, Tash Little Photography, to your package and capture the special moments from your hens, baby shower, birthday party or team building activity.

About the artist

My name is Shannon MacDonald and I’m the creative mind behind the canvas. Art has been firmly etched in my identity since I could pick up a pencil. Now, I’m proud to say that I’m a working artist specialising in realistic portraits and landscapes, with a portfolio full of those styles and more.

Brushes & Booze is my way of sharing my love for painting with the Greater Sydney community and helping them create their own masterpiece…with the help of a little bit of booze. My philosophy is that you don’t need a shred of artistic talent to create something beautiful. All it takes is a paintbrush, some paint and a canvas to make the magic happen. 

A Brushes & Booze class isn’t just about the finished product. It’s about learning the basic steps that go into a painting, unleashing your creativity and having a jolly good time with friends with a paintbrush in one hand and a drink in the other.

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