Try All the Things!

Someone sure has. Well, colour us willing accomplices.

Creativity 4 min read Sep 25, 2019

When we sent Shannan Maclean off to a four-week Oil Painting Course, we didn’t realise we were enabling a serial maker! But we’re sure glad we did.

Shannan and her friend Chanelle Sowerby are the winners of Let’s Put the Art in Heart, our Valentine’s Day promotion jointly organised with Jacqui Stockdale of Artclassco. Wish they had taken more photos during the session, but it’s so easy to get lost in art when you participate in one of Jacqui’s classes - especially Shannan, who loves to try new creative things every now and then.

Five new creative things, in fact, just in the last year! Really loving that energy, Shannan.

This has been an amazing year of creative learning for me… workshops in macrame, shibori, candle-making, creative journaling, floristry, and now oil painting!

I don’t think I’ve ever won anything (like, ever), but thanks to WeTeachMe and Artclassco I won a competition for two to learn about painting with oils, in an eclectic Fitzroy art studio, taught by the amazing Jacqui. A major treat!

I’m not exaggerating when I say I hadn’t touched oil paints in 20 years and my friend hadn’t used them at all. And I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that the whole vibe and experience was great.

This class reignited my love of painting for sure. An inspiring setting (wine and nibbles included) and an encouraging teacher made for a fun night! There’s something about brushes and paints on canvas that just soothes the soul.

I would definitely recommend Artclassco classes with Jacqui, it’s clear to see the passion and talent she has for creative expression, and she totally made us feel comfortable.

Thanks again to Jacqui and WeTeachMe for this opportunity. I can now add painting to the list of creative outlets I make time for, along with journaling, macrame and floristry.

I think I’ll try my hand at pottery next…

Niiice. Here’s Shannan’s painting. And we love it!

So kudos to you, Shannan and Chanelle, for relentlessly pursuing your life’s passions. May your tribe increase!

What are you passionate about? Find what makes your heart beat here and just go for it!

Paint all the things!
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