Make this year better than before!

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Wouldn’t it be great if approached our days with Clarity and Calm? If we had a blueprint for our journey forward instead of kind of going from one challenge to the next, coming up occasionally for air? If we didn’t keep making goals that we ultimately abandoned, but set intentions that gently guided us through the inevitable twists and turns stretching out before us?

In this workshop, we make art that directs us to look forward to the future with hope and anticipation, instead of a slight unease at the uncertainty it brings. We combine creativity and purposefulness, and make art that reminds us of each of our unique and amazing qualities!

** Note: This is a 2 day workshop over Sat/Sun, from 9.30 to 5.30 daily. Not a sleepover :) And there are no prerequisites. You are all welcome!

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What you will learn

  • How to create multiple paintings that form beautiful assemblage of art.
  • How to start your year with CREATIVITY... even if you never painted before!
  • How to set beautiful intentions and secure them into your art, so you move forward into 2021 with Clarity, Purpose and Beauty.

What you will get

  • Wonderful new friendships with creative souls.
  • Step-by-step guidance on making beautiful, textured paintings.
  • A set of 12 beautiful original paintings that come together to create a blueprint of hope for the new year!
Parking Info

Plenty of parking on the property.

What to bring

  • Art materials list will be sent to you
  • Lunch

What to wear

Comfy, painty clothes and sturdy shoes.

Appropriate for

Beginners and Dabblers in Art

Malini Parker

(388 Reviews)

“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!


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

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5.0 (18 reviews)
Sunita rated it
21 Jan 2024
Love Malini's approach for this workshop. She guides us through a process to create art work and this goes in hand with story telling, feelings, eye movement, dark and light space focus, intent vs goal etc. She has the zeal and knowhow to deliver the teachings in a relaxing informal manner.
Kylierated it
21 Jan 2024
The weekend workshop was such a beautiful, heart warming, creative and inspiring experience! Malini lead us through the process of connecting to our strengths, our challenges and what we would like to invite into this new year, and then expressing this with our paintings. Malini provided the technical instructions for the foundation and some basic colour theory for a cohesive palette, but the whole process allowed for so much freedom to play, take risks, feel into our heart what felt joyful! Thoroughly recommend Malini’s class, she is wonderfully kind, skillful and encouraging teacher and the whole experience was positive - from beginning to end! I will be coming to her studio soon again hopefully, thank you Malini
Carmelrated it
18 Jan 2023
This workshop was absolutely amazing! I can't believe we made 12 beautiful pieces of art in one weekend--and had such a meaningful experience embedding our intentions for the year into that artwork. I will definitely be returning for more workshops with the wonderful Malini!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A transfer can be requested 21 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

In these uncertain times, let me reassure you of my policies to help you navigate the 'unexpected'!

If you have to reschedule because of Covid or any other genuine medical emergency, your booking will be transferred to an alternative future date that suits you, or I offer full credit that you can redeem later.

If a workshop has to be rescheduled because of illness on my part, your fee will be held in credit until such time as it's convenient for you to be able to attend.

If you enrol in a course -- and then want to swap to another date, you may, provided you give 3 or more weeks' notice.

If you enrol in a course -- but then decide you don't want to do the course, you may give your spot to a friend or colleague, like a lovely "gift certificate."

If you enrol in a course -- and simply don't show up on the day, your spot is forfeit and will not be re-scheduled.

And that's pretty much it.

I do not offer refunds for any workshops, and all sales are final. Once you register for a workshop, I hold a space especially for you, and commit fully to you and your participation.

And rest assured that if Covid upends things, we can work around that to light up your beautiful creative self, when the timing is right 🙂

I look forward to sharing a creative adventure with you ... it really is the BEST sort of adventure!

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