The Art of Beautiful Chaos
Abstract Expressionism Workshop
This is a single day workshop of facilitated studio time, including plenty of one-on-one time with Amica.
$195 (members) $205 (non members) – Saturday or Sunday
BYO Canvas – or – Canvas Supplied Optional Extra $50
*Booking form is further down this page*
The Beautiful Chaos workshop is a nurturing, liberating experience perfect for all levels. Catering to first-time painters looking for an empowering jump start on their creative path, professional painters seeking a new perspective, and all levels in-between, this heart-centered and educational retreat offers a vast toolbox of new techniques, along with a fresh creative perspective guaranteed to energize your life on and off the canvas.
Throughout the workshop, I demonstrate many of my personal painting techniques. The process is broken down into easy, bite-sized lessons that explore color, layering, composition, value contrast, expressive mark-making, dripping, fluid techniques and materials.
I also offer invaluable prompts and exercises to support letting go and connecting to intuition and discovering your own authentic style.
Working on a 90 x 90cm canvas, this 6-hour intensive workshop will guide you through the process of moving past fears and self-doubt into activating a spirit of playfulness and risk-taking to create a resolved, abstract painting.
The intention behind the workshop is to:
- Experience working on a larger scale and create an abstract work.
- Delve into your internal landscape and tap into your authentic expression through intuitive abstraction
- Explore and experiment with some of Amica’s signature painting techniques.
Beautiful Chaos Workshops Include:
- 1 day of facilitated studio time, including plenty of one-on-one time with Amica
- An assortment of brushes, paints and materials, everything you need to create a masterpiece.
- A light gourmet lunch
- Organic tea and coffee, and filtered water
- Live Demonstrations.
- A collection of creative starts (practice paintings) and technical guides to take into your own practice
If you can (not essential but highly recommended) – please bring
- If you can bring an ‘heat gun tool’ preferably or at least a hairdryer, this would be wonderful for you explore a technique I use where we create ‘tidelines’.
Link to purchase heat gun. $25.00 from Craft Online.
PRICING $195 (members) $205 (non members) – BYO Canvas
BYO ‘Bring your own canvas under 90 x 90cm or a rectangle that equals up to the equivalent. (Must be a canvas on stretchers, not primed board, or canvas board.The thicker the stretcher bars the better. Also the techniques WILL NOT work on a used canvas. i.e: One that you have painted over.
Arrange for a high-quality canvas to be supplied on the day $50 extra.
- 90 x 90cm (square) to be supplied on the day. Checkbox in ticket selection
- 60 x 122cm (rectangle) to be supplied on the day. Checkbox in ticket selection
Each Beautiful Chaos workshop will be limited to 12 students to ensure lots of personal attention, one-on-one support, and plenty of space to explore and create. Each participant will be invited to a private Facebook group to foster connections among the group. No experience is required to attend this class.
There are no refunds for unless we are able to fill your spot.
Once you are enrolled in the workshop, you will receive information with further details regarding the schedule, supplies, accommodations, and activities. Please feel free to email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org I am here to help!
Amica’s Workshop went above and beyond my expectations! She was extremely generous with her time,techniques and patience,making sure she spent all the time need with each of the students. She treated everyone like we were old friends,making us all feel comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the process.I came away with a heap of new techniques and inspiration to keep on painting! Tracy
In just one day Amica has changed my approach to painting. In a fun, relaxed and supportive environment, Amica guides and encourages and is so generous with her knowledge, inspiration and resources. I would thoroughly recommend the Beautiful Chaos Workshops – don’t hesitate, just sign up! Patricia
I had the best day. Amica is such a talented woman and helps you every step of the way to create a beautiful piece of art! Amy
I enjoy Amica’s workshops because she is so generous in sharing her techniques and colour combos. While I explore the colours and techniques, Amica helps with developing my ideas just a bit more and definitely rescuing my efforts at times! Brenda
It was a beautiful, fun day working with lovely techniques and medium. Amica was fabulous and kept the day relaxed and friendly. After showing us the main techniques and giving us some key pointers, we were encouraged to go express our creativity on our own canvases.The small group meant Amica was always close by and available to give us encouragement and feedback regularly throughout the day. (The food was also delicious!) Elisse
I really enjoyed Amica’s workshop because it was fun and I learnt new painting techniques. Amica was happy to share her style and her passion for art showed when she is teaching. I loved this workshop that I would do it again.Donna
Thank you Amica for providing such a lovely safe environment to learn and hone your techniques. I loved letting go of my own ideas and trusting the processes you outlined to help produce something I’m proud to display in my home. You are AMAZING! Anna
I really enjoyed the workshop, Amica was lots of fun and the lunch was super yummy. It was great to explore some new pa i nting techniques and get valuable feedback. Maree
Amica makes her workshops fun and easy to have a go. She’s most generous with sharing her tricks and techniques. I was surprised that I managed to finish a piece (& I actually liked it) in one day. Ellen
I really loved how welcoming you were. You have a warm, beautiful personality and you make your workshops fun. Thank you for encouraging me and boosting my confidence- it’s just what I needed! Leisa