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@ The Art Garden in Beverley W.A.

This workshop is on a Sunday, and Stamp Painting is on a Saturday as part of an 'Acrylic Abstract Weekend'
click here to see the Art Garden workshop calendar to see dates

These workshops are being held at Mandy's sculpture gallery called 'The Art Garden'

to see more about the art garden click here
to see more about Beverley click here

images of the Art Garden Gallery in Beverley W.A.

Introducing the concept of intuitive abstract painting using mark making and patterning with harmonious shapes and colours

an abstract painting by Mandy is muted burnt orange and greens a more lively abstract painting using more markmaking an intuitive abstract painting on a wooden canvas a close up of markmaking on a wooden canvas in soft colours one of Mandys latest paintings in pastels and white a patterned intuitive painting on a wooden canvas

4-5 hours step by step instructional training with Mandy
see workshop calendar

all materials supplied for the day

Price for weekend - including Stamp Painting
$270 aud


Do simple, fun and easy step-by-step creative exercises that lead to a finished work of art to hang on your walls

What is so enjoyable about this day is that you are going to paint over most of the marks you are making on the canvas

It is unlike other forms of art - which can become quite stressful if you dont feel confident because every mark is important and permanent - whereas this type of painting is liberating - because you paint over it - just keeping glimpses of bits that you love

So you play with art supplies and experiment with markmaking with free abandon - it just doesnt matter because its not permanent - and you can explore and try out things

In the end what you find is that you enjoy the painting experience -
learn what you do, and don't, like
then the groovy painting at the end of the day becomes an added bonus

images of intuitive abstract paintings by Mandy


This workshop series is for artists, and art enthusiasts in general

This intuitive abstract painting technique brings in the markmaking fun from workshop 1 in Abstract Watercolour Patterns - and the negative space technique from workshop 2 Stamp Painting

It is a busy and full workshop day that introduces the freedom and letting go of intuitive painting

Its about painting without restriction or judgement - and then painting over your canvas - keeping only what you love

and letting go of the rest ... which is a fine lesson for life



You dont have to bring anything - just turn up

the inside of Mandys studio with paint all over the floor

The Art Garden in Beverley is ready to go for anything - this place is built to paint with free abandon

If you are like me - then the only thing you have to do is wear clothes that you dont mind getting paint on

I will supply a large 80cm x 80cm canvas, made by me from professional materials, that you can play and experiment on - and then you get to take your finished piece home, the canvas alone is worth the day

There is space - paints art - supplies, all the equiptment you will need

a step by step booklet to take home with you -

and you also get as many cups of tea and coffee as you want and a glass of wine if you wish

so... you get




to see more about the art garden click here

Beverley is a town in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, 133 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Perth, between York and Brookton on the Great Southern Highway.

I have lived here for about 6 years now, and I love it

There are big wide streets, no traffic, and its very relaxed and laid back -

It's a small population but there are a few galleries in the main street now, with more being built

I think it's because its a great place to make art

click here to check out places to stay in Beverley

You can drive from Beverley to Perth - depending on where you live - its about 90 minutes on average - but there are plenty of great places to stay overnight too

images of Mandys coloured pencil drawings of buildings in Beverley western australia


starting at 10am

This workshop is on Sunday, and Stamp Painting is on Saturday
click here to see the Art Garden workshop calendar


This workshop is about simple layers and playing with colour, shape, composition

During the day we discuss the 9 different principles of abstract painting and work through them on our canvases


* Each step breaks up into easily achievable stages

* It is simple and great fun - for example the first exercise is working on colour harmony and discussing composition

* We have a big canvas to play with, and we explore different techniques

* We work with multi media and markmaking- discussing line, shape, colour,contrast ... the list goes on

* Then we have a break to eat , where you can walk up to the local cafe, bakery or eat your own lunch in the garden

* Once we are back from lunch we make some choices and paint over areas - we discuss the layering and explore shape and colour

* At all times we are learning about harmony and balance - and explore basic principles of painting - which can become more obvious when your playing around with abstract painting

* About now you are ready for a wine, coffee or tea, just to help give you a burst of energy to help finish off your awesome work

* By the end of the day you will have learnt heaps about markmaking, layering and intuitive painting- which is a wonderful addition to the skills of even an accomplished artist

* and because each element is broken down this technique will help a beginner create a complete painting


Other Workshops

Before I went completely abstract - I first became absorbed in stamp painting

It helped me to loosen up and realise how pleasurable art was without the boundaries of expectation

Every mark is a surprise - and there is no pressure because its a background that you paint over - it is a wonderful feeling

As a controlled artist for over 30 years I felt a rush of the wonder I had experienced as a young artist just learning everything, it was so exciting

Since then I have been breaking more and more boundaries and have immersed myself into abstract art - I LOVE IT