Every school holidays I like to have a mini art workshop in my home. I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge and I love having like minded people around my table loving the creative process. It is such good therapy for everyone involved. I only feel comfortable having people who I know, and I often wish I had a space outside of my home so I could open up the classes to the wider community.
For now though I am looking forward to my little group arriving and seeing their results of the mixed media project I have for them. I shall share the finished works here soon.
I have wanted to teach a mixed media workshop for a long time. For those that have been students of mine know that we have shared the joys of making a Christmas Bauble and turning a blank canvas into an intuitive creative painting together.
However, I have always loved paper and so I think it is time to share my paper love. I have been collaborating with my beautiful son, who is a fabulous student and his art work turned out fabulously! Mine however was a dud, so back to the drawing board and teaching plan until it has been perfected. Stay tuned and hopefully there will be a workshop for the upcoming holidays.
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
- Phil Collins
I have a long history with painting, it has been a love hate journey since I was 15 years old. However for the last 3 years it has only been love, as I now know that perfection is impossible. I have learnt to paint for myself and to paint from a place that does not judge, a very vulnerable place.
This is my beautiful student at work, she has made two amazing paintings under my tutelage in the last 6 months and her ability blows me away as she has NEVER painted before.
This painting however is coming from a different space, from within, no preconceived ideas and I hope without judgement. Isn't it beautiful?
"If you hear a voice within you say, 'You can't paint', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced".
Vincent Van Gogh
Sydney based mixed media artist.