Ladybird Design Creative studio is located in the Blue Mountains
About this venue
Ladybird Design Creative, located in the Blue Mountains is set on the edge of the national park. The studio and gardens overlook a valley of trees - it is beautiful no matter the season or weather.
Unleash and Explore
Fran knows from decades of experience that everybody has the potential for creativity within, they just need her expertise to help them unleash it - and unleash it she will, surprising you with what lies in wait to blossom!
At Ladybird Design Creative’s purpose-built studio, Fran creates memorable and creative experiences with a relaxed, fun and positive vibe, all designed to unlock and explore your hidden or budding creativity.
If you are a complete beginner or if you feel you don’t have a creative bone in your body - Fran promises you will surprise yourself with your artistic talent!
Feel Pure Joy
Creating something new from inspiration or imagination gives pure satisfaction and joy. In a mere few hours to a full glorious day, you’ll feel recharged, refreshed, and revitalised. Of course you take your masterpiece home to impress your family and friends with your new found skill.
Anywhere, Any Occasion
Fran can unleash your creativity at your home or favourite venue. Make your next bridal shower, birthday, corporate event, kids’ party or just because event hassle-free and even more memorable with the laughs and learning of a creative workshop. All creative art workshops except jewellery, are totally mobile.
43 Valley Road, Wentworth Falls
Your Host - Fran Cane
Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another. At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity. The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment. Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of her life and learning.
Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.
In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.
Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.
Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.
Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around Fran’s passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.
Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.