Wake & Make #4: Pop Art Pet Portraits

Join us for our new online program Wake & Make – a series of fun and social, stay at home creative workshops to brighten up your Saturday morning!

Grab a cup of tea and connect with others, as local artists take you through some arts and making activities to keep you inspired.


Saturday 14 August: Pop Art Pet Portraits

10am – 11.30am

Create a vibrant Pop Art Portrait of YOUR pet! Artist Alison Rose will walk you step by step into creating your own dynamic art work celebrating your furry (scaly, feathered or otherwise) best friend.


Two to three clear close up images of your pet. (These will need to be emailed to Alison in advance of the workshop.)

Access to a photocopier or printer before the class.

Graphite transfer paper or soft (6b, 8b) pencil.

Gouache or acrylic paint set of at least 4 colours.

Heavy A4 art paper, Watercolour or acrylic paper 280gsm or more.

Paint brushes medium and fine.


Paper towel or rag to clean your brushes.

$15. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/wake-make-pop-art-pet-portraits-tickets-165496766283

A zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants.

About Blue Mountains artist Alison Rose

Alison’s lifelong passion for the creative arts has seen her pursue many successful ventures. Alison initially trained and taught as a high school visual arts teacher but, after having children, she developed a range of artistic businesses to fit with raising her family – from photography to greeting cards, painting and bespoke cake toppers. Completing a graduate diploma in art therapy in 2018, she was also an M16 Drawing Prize finalist in 2020. Alison’s Dogs of Springwood exhibition at Braemar Gallery in early 2021 was tremendously successful with high attendance and sales. Alison’s self-published book ‘I Like Dogs’ is a delightful pre-reader bursting with intricate ballpoint pen drawings of our canine friends. Alison is currently in high demand for her pet portraits and is also delving back into a former passion – ceramics. For more information, search #alisonwondered.