Drawing Heads and Faces

Do you avoid drawing a face in your life drawings for fear of ‘spoiling’ the drawing? Would you like to learn how to draw faces and heads with greater confidence? Wherever you are in your drawing journey, I will support you to stretch some more. These sessions are always warm, engaging and rewarding. I provide…

Soul of the Feminine

Dreaming & making session Here’s an opportunity to creatively respond to ‘the feminine principle’: to explore how we relate to inner and outer manifestations, and what needs to be voiced, witnessed and honoured. This session isn’t binary-gender-specific – men, women and people who identify differently are all welcome to attend. We all have a connection…

Dynamic proportions

Learn how to capture the whole figure dynamically! Proportions are a challenge for all of us, but they get easier with practice and knowledge! In this session I’ll teach you tips and techniques to help you on the pathway to mastering your anatomical proportions and capturing the dynamics of the pose. These sessions are always…

Wrap, unwrap, receive

Dreaming & making session Moving through life we fold and unfold. Some things we choose to close and wrap, other aspects of our inner lives keep opening and unfolding.  …And then there are those things that are under wraps, that are painfully open. A creative and meditative arts workshop, we’ll explore these questions very gently,…

Altars to honour

creative grief The festive season is especially hard when you are grieving. If you are feeling tender and sore, the Christmas/New Year period can open a deep well of emotion and leave no space to process it. We’re all supposed to be in party mode, relaxing and having fun. Here is a chance to express…

Drawing Hands and Feet

Do you avoid drawing hands and feet in your life drawings for fear of ‘spoiling’ the drawing? Our hands and feet each contain nearly 30 bones and over a hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. What amazing structures they are! No wonder they are hard to draw. Would you like to learn an approach to drawing…

Re-membering the heart

Dreaming & making session On the afternoon of Remembrance Day, this Language of the Soul workshop turns inward. It’s a chance to bring fragments of the self that have been neglected or wounded back into the present in a way that honours wholeness. It’s a creative workshop using a gentle Gestalt methodology, where you will…

breadcrumbs, a trail… part 1

Dreaming & making session Hansel and Gretel wandered into the heart of a forest where a wicked witch lived, leaving a fragile trail to find their way back again. What an amazing metaphor that story is! I’m going to borrow it, but reframe it as a positive encounter with inner wisdom and knowing. Instead of…

breadcrumbs, a trail…Part 2

Dreaming & making session Hansel and Gretel wandered into the heart of a forest where a wicked witch lived, leaving a fragile trail to find their way back again. What an amazing metaphor that story is! I’m going to borrow it, but reframe it as a positive encounter with inner wisdom and knowing. Instead of…

The Ground that Holds you

Dreaming & making session What do roots mean to you? Have you uprooted and transplanted many times? Do you feel that the load you carry causes you to lean towards a tipping point? Most of us need to make time to come back to connect and ground ourselves. Here’s a chance to attend to your…

An overgrown path

Dreaming & making session Behind the overgrown, busy days of scattered energy, there is trail home, an inward path to stillness and expanded time. Come with me on an adventure of gently pulling back the branches to walk into this enchanting space of dreaming and making. Each step you take is into re-connection with self,…

Drawing from the Well

A creative workshop to gently raise wellbeing What would it feel like to relax into the flow of creativity and let it wash over you for an afternoon? Most of us are thirsty for that, to have a chance to tune in to the deep waters of our intuition and wisdom and to be gently…

Kindling the creative fire #2

A sense trail home to the creative self Come and warm up your imagination and stoke the fires of your creative practice! This workshop is part of a series designed for people who want to get back into making and creating. There are many responsibilities that compete with creativity, and once you stop, it can…

Costumed life drawing – Gandalf the Grey

Gandalf the grey is coming to The Shire! (the former Pine Rivers Shire, that is)… This is a costumed life drawing session for young people aged 12 – 17, together with an adult…(gran, mum, dad, aunty, uncle, big sis, etc). The session is from a series of Saturday classes for young people and their favourite…

Kindling the creative fire

Welcome back to ‘Language of the Soul’! After a long break, the series is finally back!  The first three workshops are designed to kindle your creativity and bring the joy, love and play of self expression into your life. If you are yearning to be more creative and start doing arty things, or if on…