NOTE: This popular workshop is normally based in Perth, and this is the fifth time it is being offered in Melbourne, at the convenient location of Bentleigh East.
"I came to your workshop and found peace, and dare I say it joy. There is much kindness and love in you and I thank you for sharing that with a room full of strangers. I’ve never felt so proud of anything as I do my four paintings. Thank you for a little respite and a lot of hope.” –Deepa Nadarajah, Analyst, Melbourne
WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR?
Absolute Beginners: You’ve never EVER painted before, but you’re curious, maybe even a bit scared. You don’t have a clue where to begin. This one day intensive painting class will be perfect for you! You’ll be immersed in your creativity and learn exactly how to create beautiful textured paintings in no time. No more fear of the unknown, I’ve got you covered :)
Now And Then Dabblers: You paint ‘a little’ from time to time. You love it, but you never seem to have the time to learn ‘properly’. Painting seems to be an indulgence, where’s the time for it? No worries – my seven step process and intensive but fun approach will give you ‘proper’ structure to build your practice around!
WHAT IS THIS WORKSHOP ABOUT?
Have you ever looked longingly at a beautiful piece of art, and thought, “I wish I could do that, but I don’t have a creative bone in my body!” Do you yearn to express your creativity, but you just don’t know how? Are weekly art classes impossible, because you just can’t spare the time?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you’re in the right place, Painting for Beginners was designed just for you!
This is a ONE DAY intensive, where you learn my unique seven step process to create beautiful, strong, abstract paintings from scratch – even if the last time you painted, your mum said, “that’s lovely, darling!” and popped it on the fridge.
The day is packed with content, insanely busy and so much fun! You will be guided along one of the many pathways to creating art, and totally surprise yourself at just how much you learn in just ONE day. (And best of all – no need to buy anything – just rock up with nothing but your lunch, as ALL materials, along with extensive notes, are provided).
I will personally guide you, step-by-step, through the very same process that I use to create my own art (you can see my work over here www.maliniparker.com). We start with the absolute basics and progress steadily on to using texture and colour, making effective compositions, and how to finish paintings. And friends, there is more to making art than just learning ‘techniques’ – during this special workshop, I share my secrets, de-construct my process, demonstrate each step, we have a laugh or two, and before long, you would have uncovered (or recovered!) your creativity.
ORIGINAL ART CREATED BY YOU!
By the end of the workshop you will have several beautiful, textured paintings to take home. All that anxiety about the creative process vanishes! You learn solid techniques that you can apply over and over again, as you go on to develop your unique style.
Warning: If you are looking for a relaxed art class where you are left alone to paint for hours … then this would not be for you! Painting for Beginners is an intensive art class where I offer my heartfelt, useful, practical instruction, (no spare time!), and you have loads of fun.
And if you want to continue your learning with me, there are two other hugely popular and beautiful workshops – The Next Step and Take Flight – available exclusively to my students only.
Booking is easy - click BOOK NOW on the top right hand side. Credit cards accepted, with a small merchant fee that is charged by the ticketing platform. All prices include GST.
- How to paint from 'absolute zero' - complete beginners are my favourite!
- My unique seven step process to create beautiful, layered, textured abstract paintings
- All about colour and composition and how you can make truly effective paintings in just one day!
- Four beautiful, textured paintings of your OWN to take home
- Comprehensive notes that cover every step so you can continue your learning at home
- The amazing feeling of joy and vitality that using your creativity UNLEASHES!
- EVERYTHING is provided, no need to buy ANY art materials!
- Your lunch
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“Life is a big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can!” -D. Kaye
Hi there, I’m Malini, scientist-turned-artist/writer/teacher. I’m delighted you stopped by :) If you’re here because you’ve heard of my unique art workshops for beginners, you're in the right place!
SO ... Is this you?
Have you ever gazed longingly at a beautiful work of abstract art, and thought, “I wish I could do that, but I don’t have a creative bone in my body!” Do you yearn to express your creativity, but you just don’t know how? Are weekly art classes impossible, because you just can’t spare the time? Yes, yes and yes? Well then, things may be about to change for you!
PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS - the ONE DAY INTENSIVE is for...
The ABSOLUTE BEGINNER: You’re the one that’s always been curious about your artistic side, but you haven’t a clue where to begin. Or the one that’s never had the time to attend weekly art classes. Or perhaps it all seems too overwhelming … maybe you feel you’ve left it too late to learn. Hey, I designed this workshop for YOU! In one jam-packed, fun day, you’ll lose that fear of the unknown. And learn absolutely heaps. I’ve got you covered!
The NOW-AND-THEN-DABBLER: So you paint a little. But you love it a lot! And you dream of one day learning how to do it all ‘properly’. Now’s your chance. Use my seven step process to give you some clear structure. Let my intensive but oh-so-fun approach invigorate you. You’ll be painting with more purpose and passion in no time!
I meet hundreds of wonderful, worried, would-be creatives in my workshops.And in just ONE DAY, I fill their hearts and hands with possibilities! It’s an insanely busy day, full of laughs and love, and the beautiful art that emerges is just spectacular. This event that began in my backyard just a few years ago, with five young folk who were keen to learn to paint has now grown into my consuming passion and helped transform the lives of so many people. It is an incredible honour to be part of another’s creative journey, and that delight I witness in my students as they rediscover their creativity… aaah, it makes my heart sing :)
Thank you for your interest in me and my work. It would be my honour to make a difference in your life, and help unlock your creativity!
You have so much joy ahead of you :)
Malini Parker requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Malini Parker to organise a refund or transfer
I lovingly prepare materials for EACH student in advance, so if you can’t make it:
- If there is insufficient time to fill your place, there will be a cancellation fee of 50% of the workshop fee.
- If you cancel at the very last minute due to emergencies or illness, I will pop you into another class with no cancellation fee.
- 'NO SHOWS' (who don't contact me) won't be refunded or re-scheduled!
- But really, I am accommodating and flexible and I WANT you to be there, so just give me enough notice (one week minimum) and I’ll cheerfully re-schedule you into another class. :-)