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“Inspire”(for adults only) Next Expressive Painting Workshop 27th July 2018

Exspresive painting created at Art Box Workshops studio


We are delighted with the community we are creating through our monthly Expressive Painting workshops.  Our first workshops have been deeply enriching profoundly and unexpectedly enlightening. There is authenticity and integrity in expressive painting and of course, the outcomes, artworks, can be very beautiful.

It is important to state here that the goal is not necessarily to create a beautiful artwork, however with the aid of the skills taught at the beginning of the sessions, it will be easier to simply relax and enjoy the process.

We learn a lot from one another – every one of us responds in different ways.

These workshops are an opportunity to learn some art skills, which then enable you to relax and following a meditation, to paint expressively in a non- competitive, non- judgmental environment.

We provide a nurturing, supportive environment, all art materials (though feel free to bring your own), some delicious supper and a gorgeous studio space holding up to 10 participants, with both of us, Julia and Basia, supporting the group.

We will have a skill-based focus for each workshop and these will include colour theory, background techniques, playing with monotones, overcoming the blank canvas syndrome, composition, limiting your colour palette, mark making.  Our workshops are Expressive painting, and they are abstract, however, in abstraction, there are frameworks making the process easier.

Expressive painted created at Art Box Workshops studio We will also use meditations to help you settle down, to own your special time and to give you a focus.

Our workshops are organic, we will be listening to you and hearing about your needs, and designing workshops to fulfil those needs.

Than you Mary Driscoll, Julia Vami and Cherie Merrotsy for sending me photos of the artworks created from our last “Inspire” Expressive, Goddess painting workshop, how lovely it is to see them in your homes.

Basia and I look forward to seeing you all again at our next “Inspire” workshop on the Friday 27th July 2018.

Click on this link to take advantage of the early bird prices.

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Art Box Workshops “Inspire” Adult Workshops

Paint Your Inner Goddess


The Goddess Expressive painting workshop was valuable ‘me time’ in a busy life where me time is not always able to be chiselled out of my schedule. It was a wonderful balance of indulgent, introspective, expressive and connective. The facilitators, Basia and Julia, bring their gifts together in a way that really supports the creative expression of the divine spark in each participant.

Bree Calarco

Our intention for the evening was to create a beautiful inspiring space for like minded woman to connect with themselves and each other on a soulful deeper level, we created a meditative and creative workshop dedicated to awakening the Goddess within and to discover your personal symbols.

Basia and I had a wonderful time earlier in the day getting ready and preparing the art studio for the goddesses arrival. I created a beautiful altar in the middle of our studio with fresh flowers, crystals and tealight candles dotted throughout the room, incense and mellow music at the ready to create a luxurious and inspiring ambience, perfect for our goddess guests arrival.

At 6.30 pm half an hour before the goddesses arrive from a busy working day, mum and I added the finishing touches to make a sacred warming space for our muses to seek refuge. I started warming up some hearty vegetable soup and poached pears with rice pudding, filling the air with warm, sweet vanilla, herbal tea brewing and candles now all lit and twinkling in the warm dimmed evening light, setting a glittery trail from the front door to the studio.
We were ready.

At 7 pm our guests arrived, after introductions and tea, we created sacred space and set intentions for the evening’s event. I introduced everyone to our studio and the mediums that they were invited to use. I presented a short demonstration on sketching, mark making, colour, line, embellishing, sponging and stencilling, all optional elements during the artwork creation. Supper was then served to fill the belly with warming yummy food, then Basia led the group on a soulful journey of personal discoveries which our goddesses expressively painted for the rest of the evening.

Basia and I would like to thank each one of you for being brave and taking that first step in making some time out of your busy lives and treating yourselves to a little “me time”, reconnecting with yourself and paint from your heart.

We hope to see you again at our next Inspire workshop, an “Introduction to Expressive Painting”, click here for more details. 

Creatively yours

Julia and basia




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Adult Landscape Painting Classes

Landscape painting classes every Tuesday 9.30 am - 12.30 am, 26th July - 13th September 2016

What we will be doing in term 3.

Our focus this term we will be to create a painting of your favorite snap shot of Sydney.

Sydney is one of the most beautiful harbour cities in the world, its iconic beaches and urban locations have been captured  over the years by many artists. Now it’s our turn, I will offer a rich, skill based depth to your experiences.Prior to painting on your canvases, I will help you fine tune your drawing skills, through some specific drawing experiences, in preparation for some wonderful painting experiences.
You will be working from your own favorite photos of a Sydney landscape.We are taking bookings now, our first class starts on the 26th July 2016.
for more information on dates and cost click here.

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Artworks by Tuesday mornings adult class

“Appreciation of flowers”,drawing and painting.

Art Box Workshops, adult art classes Tuesday morning, "Appreciation of Flowers", term 2

I am so excited about the amazing work produced by our Tuesday morning adult class, coinciding with a an abundance of fresh flowers from Mothers day we had stunning fresh flowers to work with.
Our group produced a fantastic portfolio of, sketches of the fresh flowers in pencil and watercolor, exploring tonal and colour sketches, creating a collection of composition studies, after selecting a favorite the class learnt how to develop an acrylic paintings on canvas from sketches and photos.
Thank you to all of my wonderful  students it was an honor to teach you all, I hope to see you all again soon xx. – Julia