My 'signature' Program for Adults is the Art Mentoring Program!
(updated Jan 2020)
This program is THE place to start your journey. Weekly sessions help you to make that regular commitment to a life-changing habit. I have thoroughly enjoyed combining the very best elements of the art curriculum I have taught in schools over my career with the knowledge I have gained through my life experiences as a Wife, Mother, Artist, Art Teacher, Art Therapist and Widow. If you're ready to dabble in Art for fun, friendship, personal development, career change or healing, this is the program for you.
Are you looking for a way to stop feeling bored, lonely, unhappy, empty, resentful, inadequate, lost for ideas or out of practice AND you’ve been thinking about Art? Then you need to be part of my unique ART MENTORING PROGRAM, located in Manly West near Wynnum. You’ll be learning Art to love life.
EACH TERM OF THE CALENDAR YEAR COVERS ALL NEW CONTENT.
Term 1 (2020) = 9 sessions = a smorgasbord of simple yet effective Art experiences.
In this program, you will ‘taste test’ a wide variety of different media to build Art skills and Art confidence.
IDEAL FOR BUSY PEOPLE - my Art journaling style program is the easiest way to make Art part of your weekly wellness routine. As your mentor, I will show you how to develop a creative mindset by creating pages of ideas and “samplers” that can be used to inspire large works later. The journaling format also means you’ll make more art in less time and because a journal takes up less space, you can easily continue your new passion at home. You can even work on your lap when the kids are awake!!
Need to miss a week? It's not a problem as I will help catch you up on the content we covered during the 'Tutorial' session.
NO TALENT? My tried and tested program will help you overcome anxiety and fears. I have loads of experience teaching all ages and all stages AND in this program, your work can be kept safely (and privately) inside the covers of your journal. When your confidence builds, so will your artworks. Your Journal will be just like a written diary only you’ll be using colours, shapes and patterns to explore and record ideas.
I’ll show you how to be in touch with your life and all that’s happening in it. Together, we will reflect on all that is still good in the world and everything to be grateful for. This can be extremely powerful when you’ve had a particularly challenging week or if you’re going through a bigger rough patch (we all have them – You know that saying… "it never rains but it pours!")
The Art Mentoring Program is portable, personal and do-able. Continue at home in as little as 10 mins a day.
Learn how to be VERY creative in different ways to make you happy for the rest of your life
Learn my tried and tested methods to 'LEARN TO DRAW' and paint plus so much more
Discover your favourite art media with new inspiring activities every week!
Save money. ‘Try before you buy’ by using my materials and equipment before you buy supplies for use at home.
Be guided and supported as you learn each process, while still being encouraged to individualise your artwork.
Explore the key elements of ART, which will increase your skills, techniques, and confidence to develop yourself.
Be shown what magic needs to happen to make doing ART easy.
Learn how to instil a love of art in everyone around you. Teach your children/grandchildren to be creative thinkers.
Be surprised at what you can do and how much you’ll love doing it!
Invest your energy in something that nurtures good mental health
and develops skills that help you unplug from technology.
My Art Mentoring Program is divided into 4 stand-alone courses, in step with the Ed. QLD ‘School Term’ calendar. Each Term introduces you to new content and progresses all of the art skills learned in previous courses. Current participants are offered priority when booking subsequent courses. *Please refer to “Policies and Conditions” on FAQs page prior to booking.
The “magic” is in how I teach art to reach the very foundations of the human psyche, which gains long-term benefits:
How you can silence your inner critic.
How artists approach and solve problems.
How to draw what you ‘see’ and perceive.
How to build art into your weekly routine.
How, where and when to create art at home.
How to get ideas out of our head in diverse ways to take our inspiration into the world.
How we can communicate more effectively by using a wider variety of different art materials.
Please join ONE of the following groups. Numbers are limited to 10 only to ensure the best experience for you.
1) Every Monday, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Feb 3 - Mar 30
2) Every Wednesday, 7 - 9 pm, Feb 5 – Apr 1
3) Every Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 am, Feb 6 - Apr 2 (One place left)
Please note, the final week of the course (each Term) is your BONUS Tutorial. The Tutorial is specifically timetabled to provide you with catch-up time. During the Tutorial, content from any session will be revised upon request. This is especially beneficial for anyone who has missed a class. Attendance is completely optional, however, even for those who never miss a session, it will allow time for you to continue your creative journey whilst still having access to all the materials and equipment and my guidance.
Your investment: $435, includes all the materials, equipment and resources needed during each session plus I supply you with extra daily journal prompts to inspire more creativity at home. You will also receive a beautiful A4 ART journal to keep forever. (A payment plan can be arranged upon application. Please contact me directly to discuss options.)
Tea/coffee is provided.
After the course has started, if not sold out prior, it may be possible to join the group for just $70 per week. Please contact me to check availability for the session or sessions you would like so we can arrange your booking.
Secondary School students (under 18) are also eligible to enrol, as this program is a great way to build a 'Non-School' Art Portfolio.
My Art Mentoring classes in Manly West near Wynnum, are the perfect solution for adults looking to develop their creative skills and dabble in artistic expression. Whether you're a complete beginner or you have some experience, you will be catered for.
Absolutely no prior experience is necessary or expected. Beginners are our specialty!
If Art or Art Therapy counts as Professional Learning for you, evidence of your learning
(Certificate of Participation and Tax Invoice) will be provided upon application.
(Studio address will be provided upon receipt of payment)
"Natalie’s Art Therapy classes at Studio Yellow are indeed different from other art classes I’ve attended. It is more about the creative process which allows for reflection and self-expression. I have found myself trying out new techniques and mediums and freeing myself up, as well as reflecting on the whole art process with surprising results. Natalie’s program has helped me a lot with my art and also with my self-development. I am feeling more confident and calmer in myself - I will be back for more next term. Thank you, Natalie." Tina M