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Playful Painting - Woolgoolga Art Gallery

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Come splash, spray, scrape, stencil, flick, brush, dab and layer with us in a fun and supportive environment.

Each workshop begins with a clear and exploratory briefing. There's dancing to loosen us up. Participants get to work on a large canvas using high quality acrylic paints and learn how let the creative juices flow. There are many layers of colours, stencilling and printing, mark making and glazing. And finally there is the conceal and reveal imagery.
By the end of the workshop you will have learned how to fearlessly approach a blank canvas and find your inner creative spark. This process will guide you to create fresh vibrant intuitive artworks with ease and flow.

TUTOR: Melanie Dilday

Melanie is an experienced and passionate artist who has dedicated her life to fostering a creative and playful atmosphere, especially through her Playful Painting workshops. With over 20 years of experience in teaching art in various mediums, and an innate love for creative exploration, Melanie brings a unique and engaging experience to her workshops.

She believes in the therapeutic connection between art and the soul, often using her paintings as a reflection of her own personal journey. Her passion and enthusiasm for creativity is contagious and instantly creates a safe and creative space for those around her.

Melanie has taught at TAFE colleges, the Fremantle Art Centre in WA, Grafton Artfest NSW, McGregor School Qld, Territory Arts and Crafts NT, Community Arts Bribie Island Qld and Camp Creative NSW and travels extensively holding workshops. She holds a Cert IV  Training and Assessment and loves to share her passion for life through creative expression. She has authored a book Buddha in a Red Dress and runs meditation and dance sessions and intuitive painting classes in Mullumbimby and Mt Tamborine on a regular basis. What Melanie loves about her long artistic career is that she has truly found her groove through this intuitive painting process that is a culmination of all her greatest joys and strengths. Dancing, personal growth, meditation, creative expression and colour.

The cost of the course is $130 for WAG member and $150 for non members.

Material costs of $65 to be paid directly to tutor on the day. 

  • Covers a large 60 x 90cm canvas, use of quality paints, use of brushes, stencils, screen prints, scratch foam for printing.

Please bring the following materials (household items). 

  • 2 old sheets
  • 2 glass jars
  • Paint palette (or paper plates)
  • An easel if you have one otherwise tutor will supply portable easel.
  • Water spray bottle



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