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Josiah & Co Presents | Pet Painting Portrait Workshop

Painting of dogs on black and white striped background

Paint Your Pet with Melanie Selstrom (Paintings for Oakley). This three-hour workshop is the perfect opportunity to capture the unique personality of your pet in watercolour and enjoy a glass of something bubbly! 

Date and Time 

Sunday 27th April 12 pm

What's Included 

  • Tuition on tracing or free-handing your pet outline in pencil on A5 cold-pressed watercolour paper 
  • Learn the art of watercolour painting as you create a whimsical portrait of your pet (all abilities welcome) 
  • Outline your art in fine-liner pen (optional) 
  • Create a floral wreath or border surrounding your pet (optional) 
  • As your artwork dries, you can enjoy a hot or cold drink, or a glass of Prosecco, along with a snack- included in your ticket price 
  • Your artwork will be wrapped in tissue for you to take home, or you can buy an A5 frame from Melanie. 


Attendees will need to email a photo of their pet in advance so that Melanie can check and prepare the image. Please email the photo to [email protected]

About the Artist 

Melanie Selstrom is an artist specialising in bespoke watercolours. Her work is inspired by flowers, folk art, and animals, characterised by whimsy, detail, and personality. Melanie founded Paintings for Oakley in 2017 and lives on the Staffordshire-Cheshire border with her family. Each of her designs is created with love and carries a personal touch. She includes her signature and an oak leaf in the corner of each piece, symbolising Oakley's legacy. She has painted and designed for The Beeswax Wrap Company, the National Trust, Moorcroft Pottery, Moorland Pottery, The Forest Distillery and many other small businesses. She also raises funds for SANDS charity through each of her watercolour commissions.

Pet Painting Portrait Workshop

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Image of watercolour painted Rabbit
Image of watercolour painted Cat