Art Classes inspired by Intuition, Wellbeing + Nature.
In Person Classes
INTUITIVE ART CLASSES
Learn achievable and inspiring techniques to nurture your creative wellbeing, via a unique fusion of paint, drawing, collage, nature, mindfulness and more.
Intuitive Art is a gentle approach to creativity using our feelings, imagination and wellbeing as inspiration. Imagine feeling guided with gentle music as you explore mixed-media materials in a relaxed indoor-outdoor Intuitive Art Studio on my back verandah. All materials are provided and each class features a small community of 6-8 students. It's a beautiful, playful experience with a focus on enjoying the process - there's no such thing as mistakes here!
All classes are based at my homely Intuitive Art Studio in Clontarf, Queensland (peek below).
Children's and Adults classes available for 2018.
Intuitive Art Studio
Fern shares ...
No one could prepare me for the transformation I have experienced after completing a beautiful weekend of art making with Chrissy. I signed up for the course in an attempt to add more creativity to my current lifestyle. I ended the retreat not only reaching these goals but also completely reframing the way I perceive and believe in my own art making and artistic expression. Chrissy's approach is second to none. She is able to use her creativity and to empower the spirit and fulfill the heart in a way that is completely unique. I cannot wait to create art with her again in the near future.
Karen shares ...
I would like to share with you from the participants perspective how blessed I feel for having been part of your online class. I have done many online e-courses living in a remote rural Victoria; it's my little outlet as an artist to break myself out of a rut that we can get into as artists. Your e-course was/is THE BEST that I have ever participated in. Your presentation of the course is the most professional I have ever been involved in. Your video tutorials, pdf files and social media use were second to none, the best I have been involved in. Through it all, your personal connection made me feel like I was sitting in a room creating with my best friend.
Sheena says ...
Chrissy's workshop gave me the space and confidence to explore my own unique sense of artistic and emotional creativity. Having always felt a connection with artistic mediums, I was held back by the belief that the artwork I produced was just not very good. Chrissy helped me shed the weights of self-doubt and fear of not meeting preconceived ideas around what art should look like.
INSIDE MY PRACTICE
Where are your classes located?
All in-person classes are located at my homely Intuitive Art Studio in Clontarf, Queensland Australia. This is a custom-created space on my back verandah with comfy lounges for our mindful practices at the commencement of each class, a table and chairs setting for creating our works. You'll see loads of hanging baskets, plants, natural decorations and feel inspired by the space brimming with beautiful, positive energy.
About my classes
My Intuitive Art classes involve a playful, yet spirited mixed media approach to creating richly satisfying Art. I provide a space to explore your intentions in colourful, achievable ways; enabling you to make works that feel nourishing to your creative Spirit. We will paint, collage, draw, journal and engage our senses as we create.
Please note my classes are all about enjoying the process, not just creating a perfect finished piece! Instead, I will guide you to connect with your intuition and explore how that looks and feels, in paint. It's a beautiful journey within.
Do I need any experience?
Absolutely not. This is a journey suitable for beginners to seasoned Artists alike, because we are focussing on exploring our creative selves with colour. I have been teaching for over 20 years and I have a knack for sharing techniques in inspiring, achievable ways. You simply need to be open to exploring your own Inner Being as subject matter.
What is Intuitive Art?
Intuitive Art-making is a freeing, process-based experience of creating. Rather than planning our paintings from start to finish; we will paint, draw, cut and collage based on what lights us up, moment by moment. Remember creating freely as a kid? It's like that; through play, experimentation and enjoying the moment! Intuitive Art-Making supports us to trust and surrender into discovering joy in this moment.
How do I access my intuition ... I'm not sure I know how?
Intuition is an innate part of being human. It's in the inner nudges you feel; the desire to try something new. It is the intelligence that keeps us alive and exists within us, every minute of every day. In my classes, we will focus on simple, yet profound techniques to help us access our intuition. I lead you into ways you can use in everyday life to strengthen this beautiful tool you've been given - we then explore these feelings practically, using paint, pens, collage, journalling and more. Play is an important part of this process.
Do I need to be able to draw?
No, absolutely not - but you can! Intuitive drawing is not about perfection, but rather creating an ‘essence’ of an image in your work. Everyone can draw intuitively, because the focus is on the feeling conveyed, not to reproduce an image to photographic quality. So, you don't need to be able to draw conventionally, but you will learn to symbolise your intuitions. Yay!
What if I don't like my work?
You might or you might not like your work, but what's important is that intuitive painting is a process and you're taking time to enjoy yourself NOW, not the final product. Please don't enrol expecting to create a refined finished masterpiece. If you're interested in creating intuitively (if you're here reading this, I'd say that's a YES!), this tells me your rich inner intelligence wants to explore freely and without judgement. Art is a way to access this part of ourselves - it's all about willingness and courage to grow. There may be in-between stages you feel challenged by - it happens to me all the time! Trust yourself and keep going. The mistakes often turn into my best paintings - or collages to chop up for future works!
I feel really unfamiliar with intuitive process painting … How can I let go and trust, when I don’t know what I am working towards?
We have learned from an early age at school to set a task and complete it. How freeing it is to let go of tasks and just enjoy life! The first step forward is doing- the time spend together is less about the finished product, and more about the process of accessing your intuition. The more we work with our creative process, the more we learn that it always works out. We all need to take risks to learn and grow, otherwise, why are we here? Allow yourself to step into the unknown ...
Can I get one-on-one tuition?
I offer group workshops and classes from my homely Intuitive Art Studio in Clontarf, Queensland, Australia. In these classes, my students receive unique, personalised guidance as needed throughout the session. At this stage, I do not offer any other kind of one-on-one classes. Feel free to check out my painting videos for inspiration.
Is this an Art Therapy course?
No. Many creative processes I employ are naturally nourishing; however my classes are not a substitute for medicinal or counselling support. I am an Intuitive Artist, not an Art Therapist and am unable to offer any counselling support.
THE FINE PRINT:
My Intuitive Art Classes classes involve accessing our feelings, meditation, group-work and inner intentions and emotions for inspiration. If you have experienced acute, long-term physical or mental health conditions, stepping into bodily feelings could be a challenging resource to work with, especially within a community environment. Please use your own intuition and discretion as to whether this feels like a perfect fit for you, as I am unable to provide professional medical support. We all need to feel safe to shine!