Come to one of my workshops or have your own Art Party and invite me along to facilitate. I will bring everything and make it enjoyable and easy!
Intuitive Mandalas - Saturday, 7th December 12– 4pm
In this afternoon class you will learn how to make your own free-flowing
bright and colourful mandala. You will be guided step by step and encouraged to let go and follow your own intuition as you create your bespoke painted mandala, freehand. There will be lots of demos to provide the structure you require in order to tune in, let go, and let it flow! There will also be plenty of individual attention to ensure that everyone enjoys this relaxed, fun class. You will use acrylic paint, tissue paper, Japanese chiyogami paper, as well as pens to add interest and detail to your finished piece.
If time permits, we will also include a brief group trip to the nearby fabulous La Boule coffee shop for some afternoon
sustenance and added fun. Take some me-time — this afternoon will give you a nice break from a busy season. Everything will be provided for you except the canvas board or gessoed birch panel you will need to purchase. Please feel free to bring your own paints, brushes, pens, and paint pens, if you have favourites. Click here to register your spot!
'Klimtomania!' Christmasy-glitzy Mixed media workshop
Saturday 14th December, 12.30-4.30pm
In this half day mixed workshop you will create a gorgeous Gustav Klimt inspired mixed media piece on birch panel. A great opportunity to create a handmade gift for someone special for Christmas! You need no prior experience to enjoy this class and take home a finished artwork at the end of the day. You will learn how to prepare the panel with gesso, how to choose your collage papers and glue them down using gloss medium, with an Art Nouveau female face to give it the Klimt feel. You will have fun embellishing your piece with glitter paper, gold stars - and learn how to use gold leaf with stencils to finish your piece! All supplies will be provided, including gorgeous Japanese chiyogami papers and other collage materials, just bring a 6x12" birch panel.
If you have your own brayer, collage papers and favourite acrylic paint/embellishments, feel free to bring these with you to the class. To register, please click here.
Bold Intuitive Painting
Saturday 18th January, 2020 - 10am-4pm
Recommended for beginners.
In this class you will learn how to fearlessly begin a large acrylic abstract painting using bold pattern and colour. There will be lots of demo's throughout the day on how to add layers of paint, how to follow your intuition and to create areas of detail, contrast and interest to complete your large painting and make it compelling! (tip: if you want to make your painting really pop, bring 1 or 2 fluorescent high flow acrylics to the class). To see the supply list and register your place - please click here.
'Frida Fabulous!' 6-8.30pm Wednesday 22 & 29 January, 2020
at The Gilded Rabbit in West Edmonton
This is a 2 part class on Wednesday evenings in which you will create a gorgeous mixed media piece on birch panel inspired by the Fabulous Frida Kahlo. You need no prior experience to enjoy this class - in which you will learn how to prepare the panel with gesso, how to select your collage papers, how to glue them down using gloss medium, adding flowers and feminine touches to give it the uniquely Frida feel and how to give it vintage look to finish. All supplies will be provided except for a 9x12" or 11x14" birch panel which you can buy from the Gilded Rabbit. If you have your own brayer, collage papers and favourite acrylic paint/embellishments, feel free to bring these with you to the class. Space is limited - sign up right here!
FAB Art Retreats! I am available to take small groups on art retreats. As always, absolutely no art experience is necessary, it's about unleashing your creativity and having fun with kindred spirits somewhere gorgeous.
I can tailor-make an art retreat to suit your group perfectly.
We can go somewhere lovely in Canada or overseas - how about Italy? Please contact me to discuss possibilities if you have a group of five to ten people who are interested and let's discuss magical possibilities! Shorter retreats focus more on creativity, a week long retreat includes outings and more, to make the most of our location. Check out the Mexican Retreat offered in February 2020 Click here.
Art Parties & Paint Nights, Team Building, Private Events...
Would you like to enjoy yourself and have fun being creative? You can easily organise a few friends or work colleagues and invite me to the venue of your choice (it could be your lounge room or your boardroom) and I will bring everything needed for a fun 3 hour class at $40 per person (minimum 5 persons required) which includes all supplies - no one needs to be artsy, I'll make it easy and we'll all go step by step. Please contact me for more info.