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The New Abstract Watercolour
Workshop Weekend

If you have enjoyed my Abstract Patterns Workshop
Then you will LOVE this workshop

Use My Colour Story Paintcards

Simple Sketchbooks

@ The Art Garden in Beverley W.A.

Check the workshop calendar for dates

click here to see the Art Garden workshop calendar

These workshops are being held at Mandy's sculpture gallery called 'The Art Garden' - watch the video to find out more about it

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.

Play with artisinal watercolour paint on beautiful paper -

spend 2 days at the Art Garden exploring 12 different abstract watercolour techniques

notebooks covered in gorgeous abstract watercolour art a group of painted sketchbooks the art garden insignia burnt into the back of one of the sketchbooks two modern watercollour sketchbooks one showing the front and one showing the back a sketchbook with a modern watercolour pattern painted in it with a pallette and bowl a beautiful design in three watercolour circles

4-5 hours daily step by step training with Mandy
check the workshop calendar

all materials supplied for the day

Price for weekend
$240 aud

a modern watercolour design in a sketchbook surrounded by markmaking tools and art supplies


Do you love modern abstract watercolour

Would you like to create this carefree beautiful art yourself

The exercises in this workshop are simple and easy - anyone can follow along to create their own version

The Bockingford 300gsm watercolour paper in the sketchbooks supplied are a delight to work on

with enormous choices of colour using hand made artisinal watercolour paint

throughout the weekend we will fill 2 sketchbooks with gorgeous art


As in all my workshops - we will also work on a couple of notebooks

This is a wonderful new way to take your art home with you at the end of the day

The notebook covers are the same multimedia 225gsm paper we have been using - so you can still frame your art if you want

or you can use your notebooks as a personal and special place to keep your precious notes in, or even give away as a present

notebooks covered in mandala pattterned art a brown and gold bee patterned with abstract mandala drawing a gorgeous blue background with a mandala pattern a simple watercolour butterfly in brown and maroon a magenta coloured background with a mandala pattern a closeup of the mandala patterned notebook on kraft paper

Throughout the weekend we will work though a series of 12 unique exercises guarenteed to create satisfying and beautiful work

each exercise is simple and quick painted into the small scale of the sketchbook with a mindful pleasure

a colourful group of patterned rocks

Exploring Watercolour and Ink

The paint we use is from the artisanal paint cards - made with harmonious colour stories -

so the pallettes of each page on your sketchbook blend beautifully

Then we explore the experiential quality of adding ink into our work

some rocks in the process of being patterned with mandalas three beautiful painted hearts in boxes 3 small painted rocks displayed on a wooden platter stone hearts being painted and patterned with acrylic paint a group of blank stone hearts with one blue patterned heart a collection of beautiful patterned mandala rocks


This workshop series is for anyone who enjoys spending a day playing with colour, and artists looking for new techniques to explore

I think it would be fine for a beginner, because the exercises are simple once you get a bit of instruction, and very satisfying

Its a wonderful relaxing weekend away spent with like minded ladies, focusing on art and colour

This workshop is also for people who want to play with heaps of different art supplies

a vibrant orange background for a mandala pattern three painted hearts in boxes all in a row a closeup of black and gray painted rocks a collection of paint bowls and coloured swatches a gorgeous selection of painted rocks in a bowl examples of some of Mandys home made watercolour paint


You dont have to bring anything - just turn up

a group of womens hands all holding painted stones and hearts

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 the hand assembed notebooks, a4 size on different coloured paper , that you can play with

and the simple sketchbooks to paint in

We will tape the booklets onto boards I have made

There is space - paints - art - multi media supplies, all the equipment you will need

and you will get a workbook each day Abstract Patterns workshop booklet and a 3 Bowls Workbook to take home with you

and you also get a cup of tea and a glass of wine if you wish

so... you get

workshop weekend price is $240


The Booklet

Because this workshop is so new - I havent created the workshop book yet

I am hoping to use these live workshops to help me form better books, and find out what things I need to add that I havent thought of

so .... i thought i would give you the watercolour weekend workshop books instead instead,

they are very relevant to the weekend - but if you already own both then let me know and we can choose different ones

they are designed for people who might not have all the right supplies and it neatly contains the exercises in one place

It is an excellent "on holiday' experience, being light and easy to pack, and they make fabulous gift

find out more about the books
a group of women enjoying an art workshop at the art garden gallery three patterned garden beds outside at the art garden gallery in Beverley the interior of the art garden gallery set up for a workshop a papercrete arch entrance from the Art Garden Gallery in Beverley Western Australia women at a painting workshop inside the Art Garden gorgeous patterns in the Art Garden Gallery landscaping



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 7 years now, and I love it

It has just had over 6 million dollars spent on its main street, 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 - in about 90 minutes from Midland on average - and there are plenty of great places to stay overnight

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


start painting at 10am

check the workshop calendar for dates



We start the day going through the new Colour Magic paint card with some simple colour theory and loosening up exercises

then we play with the huge amount of hand made watercolour paint I have created in small bowls

Its awesome fun looking at paint and seeing which colours look beautiful together

Then we paint on the covers of a hand assembled blank notebook,in the gorgeous colour choices we have made, to warm up some more

then have a go in one of the pages in the sketchbook, we do this a few times .... and take time out for lunch

In the afternoon we continue to go through this process of a watching a new technique, practicing on either an envelope or notebook and then, when confident, putting it into your sketchbook

and by then you have dry backgrounds to play with all the multimedia supplies to create your art


we continue the techniques - and today we add ink into our play

its very experiential and a joy to use - watching the reactions between watercolour and other mediums

and we carefully draw into our sketchbooks with the multi media art supplies....of which there are a lot

and I will surround you with my own examples to give you inspiration about the different ideas and choices you can make in your sketchbook

and create a story of pictures so you have a beautiful work of sketchbook art to take home

These workshops are about simple layers and playing with colour, story, shape, and composition

I spent many years working out the process and would love to share it all here with you in a series of simple steps


workshop weekend price is $240


Other Workshops

Before I went completely abstract - I first became absorbed in markmaking

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