Art Workshops

-Updated July 2, 2020-

(Studio address will be provided upon receipt of payment)

All workshops are suitable for ADULTS or CHILDREN (aged 9 -17).

Take advantage of my special FAMILY OFFER: Parents or Carers are invited to enjoy a discounted rate when enrolling with a special person in their life aged 9 - 17.  Enjoy a unique and bonding experience that will be remembered forever. 

With all our workshops, unless otherwise stated, absolutely no prior experience is necessary or expected! In just one session you will 'make and take' an Artwork that you have created yourself (with as much or as little support from the workshop facilitator as you desire). 

All workshops are presented by Natalie Lynch 

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1) Learn to draw – with charcoal!  (SOLD OUT) Please contact me to join the waitlist for next time this workshop is offered

 

Learn some “how to draw’ basics and fall in love with charcoal. Learning to draw is all about learning to see, but when you’re just starting out it you can add a lot of drama and interest to an ordinary sketch by introducing the element of TONE. In this workshop I will guide through some preliminary exercises then we will work on one creating a more finished drawing. Charcoal is an affordable and versatile art medium, that makes it very easy to add texture, shading and tone to your work.

 

Dates:  Thursday, July 2, 2020 

Time: 9:30 am -12:30 pm - (3 hours)

Your investment: $85pp, includes all materials, resources and equipment.

 

Tea/ Coffee is also provided. 
 

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2) Little books of gratitude

In this guided workshop you will learn how you can intuitively use Art materials to represent your ideas. Creating with mixed-media, this experience will help you to explore and capture what you are grateful for in your life. You will be introduced to the concept of mindfulness and a variety of Art materials, to creatively celebrate ‘being present’ in your world. By the end of the session, you will have finished your first ‘little-book’ that can be saved as a keepsake for yourself or given as a gift to a loved one.

 

All abilities will be catered for and you will be given the freedom to choose colours and symbols that are meaningful to you. Also, discover how these gorgeous miniature books can be adapted to suit other themes, so you can create more in the future. Absolute beginners welcome.

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2020

 

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (3 hours)

 

Your investment: $85 pp includes all materials, resources and equipment or sign up with a teenager for $130 (includes all materials and resources for two, one person under 18 years of age and one person over 18!!!). 

 

Tea/ Coffee is also provided. 

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3) Watercolour Basics for beginners 

Introduce yourself to the mystery and magic of using watercolour paints. In just one session you will fall in love with this easy to set up and easy to clean up Art medium that gives instant results. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, you’ll be bursting with ideas and will have completed an artwork to be proud of. I will demonstrate techniques, give individual guidance and discuss the pros and cons of the different materials that are on the market to help you understand what you do and don’t need to own in your home studio. Watercolour is also a great medium for adding brilliant colour, translucent washes and other exciting effects to travel sketches, art journals, illustrations, cartoons and designs.  

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2020

 

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (3 hours)

 

Your investment: $85 pp includes all materials, resources and equipment or sign up with a teenager for $130 (includes all materials and resources for two, one person under 18 years of age and one person over 18!!!). 

 

Tea/ Coffee is also provided. 

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4) Hand-building Clay Objects  – Learn/play/Connect - in that order!

How long has it been since you have touched cold, moist clay? The tactile experience of working with clay is quite powerful. When you add in some artist techniques the process of handling and manipulating clay is so much fun.

In this session you will:

  

LEARN 3 techniques – Pinch, slab add coil. I will show you actual examples of simple (and tasteful)  objects and vessels that you might like to create and demonstrate how they were made.

PLAY with the clay as you build one or more pieces. I will be there to support you every step of the way.

CONNECT with the others in the groups as the last hour will be ‘Happy hour’ – a time to chat and relax while your creations dry out enough to be transported home. Tea and Coffee and a tasting platter will be provided (Feel free to BYO alcoholic or other beverages).

We will be using ‘Paperclay’, a smooth white clay that is extraordinarily easy to work with when you understand its basic properties. Your pieces will need to 'fired' (baked) in a professional Kiln when they are dry if you want them to be permanently waterproof. This will be your responsibility (and at your own expense – approx. $10.00 per kg), however, I will provide you with a list of places where they offer this service in Brisbane.

Date: Saturday, July 25, 2020

 

Time: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm (4 hours)

 

Your investment: $125 pp includes all materials, resources and equipment. This workshop is not open to anyone under 18 years of age. 

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5) Acrylic Painting Techniques - for beginners (SOLD OUT)

If you ever wanted to paint a canvas-like "real" Artists do, but don’t know where to start, this workshop is your dream come true. Even if you can’t remember ever holding a paintbrush before, you will quickly feel at ease when you’re shown tried and tested techniques, using acrylic paints and a range of mediums and additives. You will have the opportunity to experiment with all the materials, so you can discover the effects you like the most, before using them to create abstract or semi-abstract artwork. You’ll be guided and supported a little or a lot depending on your wishes, with honest advice and feedback.

 

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020

 

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4 hours) 

Your investment: $115 per person- includes one canvas, plus all other materials, resources and equipment or sign up with a teenager for $175 (includes all materials and resources for two, one person 10-18 years of age and one person over 18!!!). 

 

Tea/coffee is also provided.

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6) BLOCK PRINTING  

 

Learn a new form of meditation by turning your ideas into block prints. For me, the focus and concentration required to hand-card the rubber block is very relaxing and I love that afterwards I end up with, multiple copies of your gorgeous and unique artwork to sell or share with family and friends.

 

Blocking printing is a versatile process that can be done at home without a lot of space or an expensive Printing Press. You’ll learn how to turn any image into a bold design full of contrast and pattern as I guide you through every step from the initial design to the finished product. Take your inspiration from Nature (images supplied) or you are welcome to bring images on another topic. Remember, you will be able to use your block again and again at home to produce Art prints, unique greeting cards or bespoke stamps for your other Art projects.  

 

If you were lucky enough to have made a linocut at school, you will truly enjoy re-engaging with this printmaking process and taking it to a whole new level.

 

By the end of the session, you'll have a finished artwork ready to frame and a hand-carved block to keep and re-use.

Whether you're expanding your Art repertoire or an absolute beginner, you’ll be guided and supported a little or a lot depending on your wishes, with honest advice and feedback.

 

Learn to breathe, relax and carve!

 

(Like in life, it’s time to carve away the parts that are not needed and keep the parts you like?)

 

Date: Saturday, August 22, 2020

 

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4 hours) 

Your investment: $115 per person- includes all materials, resources and equipment or sign up with a teenager for $175 (includes all materials and resources for two, one person 12-18 years of age and one person over 18!!!). 

 

Tea/coffee is also provided.

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7) Painted Paper Collage 

 

In this workshop, you will be shown how to make your own unique coloured, patterned paper that is better than any store-bought paper. Then you will be introduced to simple yet effective collage techniques so that you can compose you own your artwork.

 

This process can be adapted to suit any subject matter including animals, landscapes, still lifes, and even portraits. You’ll be amazed at how ‘shapes of colour’ can be used to create amazing paper paintings.

 

You’ll be guided step-by-step so you will learn how to develop a composition that you’re proud of. Those with some Art confidence will be encouraged to work more independently if they desire.  

 

Just like in life, collage is all about arranging individual pieces to create harmony and like humans, we are all made up of layers. I'm sure this workshop will open your mind to a whole new world of creative experimentation and exploration. Absolute beginners are welcome. No Drawing ability required.

Date: Saturday, September 5, 2020

 

Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm (4 hours) 

Your investment: $115 per person- includes all materials, resources and equipment or sign up with a teenager for $175 (includes all materials and resources for two, one person 12-18 years of age and one person over 18!!!). 

 

Tea/coffee is also provided.

 

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8) Discover your inner Goddess or Warrior - Portraits made easy 

You will be taken on a journey of discovery, step by step, about how to draw a portrait so that you will gain the confidence to include faces in your artwork when sketching or painting in the future. Faces are so much fun when you know the basics and they can be very symbolic. Using a combination of acrylic paint, pastels, and even some charcoal, you will also be shown how to change up your original sketch to add some individuality. With the help of lots of resources for inspiration, you will learn how to visually express your feelings to create an artwork that reveals your inner Goddess or Warrior spirit! Absolutely no experience necessary! You’ll be guided and supported a little or a lot, depending on your wishes.

 

Date: Saturday, September 19,  2020

 

Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm (3 hours)

 

Your investment: $85 pp, includes all materials, resources, and equipment or sign up with a Tween or teenager for $130 (includes all materials and resources for two, one person under 18 years of age and one person over 18!!!). 

 

Tea/ Coffee is also provided. 

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It is good for your mental health to dedicate some time on a Saturday doing something you want to do, rather than all the things you think you should be doing. Hobbies are usually the first thing to drop off the list when you have a hectic schedule, but there is a good reason to keep them high on the priority list. Hobbies can actually help you to relax, exercise your creative thinking skills and add some fun into your life. Remember, when you nurture yourself, everyone around you benefits too.

 

Saturday Workshop Topics are updated regularly. These sessions are designed to give you a lot of ideas to inspire you, long after the workshop is over so you can continue your new hobby at home.  Held in Manly West near Wynnum,  the aim of Saturday Art Workshops is focus on a specific topic or Art media. These workshops are perfect for those who are not available to attend weekday classes and are also designed to complement and extend on the content covered in the Art Mentoring Program.

* Refund policy is listed on the FAQs page

Saturday Art workshops aim to explore a variety of 2D and 3D Art media such as:

- Watercolour painting

- Acrylic Painting
- Soft Pastels
- Artist Books
- Mixed-media
- Printmaking

- Papier-mache and more...

Would you like to learn more, or suggest a topic?

I offer a 20 min free consultation to answer any questions you may have about my classes and programs. 

 

Please contact me, Natalie, on 0404390443

*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 request. 

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About the Presenters... 


Natalie Lynch has taught as a specialist Art teacher, in both primary and secondary schools. Working with students of all ages, for almost 30 years, has given her plenty of experience in supporting students with diverse learning needs. Natalie is passionate about improving lives by empowering people with art-making skills. Guided by her life experiences as well as her love of people, she is ready to share her knowledge with you in a fun, non-threatening environment. Natalie is a mother of two, a practising Artist, Art Therapist and a fully qualified Art teacher, registered with the QLD College of Teachers.

 

 

 

Robbie Marshall (nee McInnes) has been a teacher of Art in Queensland for 30+years and an exhibiting artist in the Redlands area of South East Queensland for 8 years featuring her ‘Textures in Nature’ mixed media drawing and ceramics series and jewellery design label Robbie McInnes Design. Her work reflects a lifetime of exploring art and design and a passion for teaching. Robbie is registered with the  QLD College of Teachers and has a Diploma of Teaching Secondary Art, Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Art Therapy.           

 

 

    Remember, you can give an experience to someone special.

Please call to purchase a Gift Voucher or to book a class with your Gift Voucher.       

 

Enquire today to learn more about Studio Yellow’s art workshops in Manly West near Wynnum!   

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“As a man and a father, to be honest, I was apprehensive attending an Art workshop with my daughter. Unsure and a little nervous at first, I loved being proven wrong, Natalie’s class was awesome. Everything was well demonstrated, organised, friendly and FUN! It was a very creative way to enjoy some dad & daughter time. Highly recommended to all men/father.”  – Mark B


 

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“I can feel myself using different parts of my brain. These classes take me away from my daily life and allow me to collect my thoughts. I absolutely look forward to each week because I know how much it is helping me.” Irene

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