***Update: First workshop is now sold out.
If you would like to be waitlisted in case of cancellation or are available for a second workshop date on the 22nd October please send me an email from the contact page.
From Fi: "My technique is a little unusual...and has evolved over many years and I'd love to share it with you, share my short cuts and perhaps help you think about how to develop your own style, tap into your creative side and learn a technique that is flexible and filled with possibilities "
If you love playing with paint, colour and shape, you'll love this.
If you've never made the time to start - to learn or to indulge in this creative side of you - this is a great way to begin.
The aim of these sessions is to build confidence, have fun, meet other like minded Art Adventurers and give you a taste of what can be achieved with a few happy accidents!
You'll learn about materials and techniques - how our ideas and particular way of making our own mark is intwined in what we do at so many levels..
Fi will demonstrate & help you create your own unique pieces using this method and of course you'll take home what you've been working on.
You may choose to focus on creating a still life arrangement, a character/animal or a dynamic pattern - Maybe something imaginative or mysterious will just pop out at you. Don't worry if you have no ideas...just come with an open mind - We will show you some easy ways of working with what is already within you - to help bring out your ideas so that they can be used as future inspiration for your work.
For those with limited experience, or those who want to replicate something like Fi's work - you are welcome to use Fi's own pre prepared design tools to create your images.
**This workshop is an extension of the original Beginners Painting Workshop but it is longer and we are working on 2 pieces during the day. We will also be discovering more about how we come up with our own unique ideas and how to develop them.
All participants will be sent an information sheet prior to the workshop.
Bookings are only open for a limited period.
*As this is being held away from our own studio in Margaret River - there is a minimum requirement to run this class.
**Cant make this date?
If this date is sold out - we may be able to offer Monday 22nd October.
Please add your name to the wait list via the contract page.
All art materials are included ( including a painting apron for the day)
We will work on 2 paintings, with morning and afternoon tea included for this full day, session. 10am - 4pm.
This workshop suits all ages and ALL ABILITIES.
No experience necessary
Location: StackWood Studios, Stack Street, Fremantle
*please BYO lunch.
"Such a simple, yet inspiring approach that encourages play, connection to the paint and your intuitive mark making to encourage authentic paintings in such a fun approachable way. I'm really taken with the technique, Fi's generousity and how she makes you feel at ease and comfortable to create but also offers advice and knowledge when needed. I would highly recommend the entire workshop experience, being able to see Fi's paintings, learn about her techniques, and her creative journey that I'm sure a lot of people can identify with and use her story to ignite your creative spark again or believe you deserve to make time for creativity.
And Inspiring to see how this technique can get everyone playing and see so many possibilities. It's all about what you can do rather than what you can't do" Kate Dunn
"Fi is a fabulous teacher, talented artist and an all round nice Lady. Had a great time and learnt a lot that will stay with me...That's what is important to me.. Thanks Fi "Janette McNab
"You make anything feel achievable and give us easy to follow steps and processes to make an exciting piece of art. What a fun and relaxing and enjoyable way to spend the day" Leith Elliot
"It was a wonderfully positive and uplifting experience. Fi Wilkie has a great personal story to tell and there are so many people with a similar experience of their creative side being denied. I learnt about myself and my need to achieve rather than to just have fun and enjoy...I think we do with is to our kids too much too...we need to get back to playing more and that was a wonderful aspect to your workshop...we played and laughed and painted"
"Your initial story of how you got to where you are today was very comforting, your presentation was relaxed and natural. The flow of the workshop was perfect. I loved every minute and felt encouraged and worthwhile. Thank you" Simone Herbst.
"I came twice - the workshop was relaxed and focused...the layering technique has really inspired me..." Caroline Juniper
Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the workshop date are non refundable.
*Due to the logistics of extra expenses and commitments - cancellation prior to this date attract a 50% admin fee.
In the event that the event must be cancelled by the organiser - a full refund will be made to you by 21st October.
If we have waitlisted participants, and can re sell your place for you - a $50 admin fee will apply to your refund.