In Aetheria, fluid art teacher

In Aetheria

In Aetheria

location_on Kensington, Melbourne

local_activity classes: MarblingFluid Art

4.9 (67)

Amanda is the creatrix behind the ever-evolving world In Aetheria. An interactive offering showcasing her own unique spin on the art of water marbling finessed over years of experimentation. This is paired with her study of fashion design, being an alumnus of Bachelor of Fashion Design (honours) RMIT. Thus, at this stage, her products are being worked predominantly into clothing.
However, the only limit is one's imagination! She is flowing with ideas on how the marbling may be worked into a plethora of product /interior design and art pieces.

Thus, opening up her studio was the obvious direction! To be able to share this art with others, offer the nuanced way in which she applies it to fabrications, and inspire attendees of her workshop to develop their creations into their own unique outcomes.




Sharon Rechtman May 2024

Best Mothers day experience ever. Such a fun class. Amada was great. We all enjoyed it. Including our 15 year old who wasn't very excited before we started. It was such an uplifting and stimulating experience. We all created such amazing pieces. Highly recommend for anyone. Any age.

Olivia Hines May 2024

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

This class was so fun! You can’t go wrong. It was nice to just trust the process with the ink and let the creation show itself. Amanda was very helpful throughout the class.

Laura Conley May 2024

The water marbling class with Amanda was great fun! Amanda was lovely - super friendly and informative, and such a kind teacher. We had jam packed 2 hours of fun trying out various marbling patterns and transferring onto paper and cloth. I would definitely do it again and wholeheartedly recommend it for all.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Laura Conley - Melbourne

Cheryl Tucker Apr 2024

The class was fun, Amanda is friendly, approachable and very encouraging. Will definitely be back I was thinking about new patterns I could do on my way home

Chellsea Espinosa Apr 2024

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amanda was so much fun! Her passion and hard work is so inspiring and we were so grateful she shared her practice and space with us. 100% will be visiting again.

Michelle Arundel Apr 2024

Amanda, our instructor was great. Her expertise and enthusiasm made the class enjoyable. We experimented with colors and ink flow, creating beautiful pieces. Highly recommended!

Salome Christy Apr 2024

It was a great experience, we enjoyed ourselves learning a new skill. The teacher was very passionate about this art and gave us very clear instructions. The place was well equipped and comfortable. Small group setting

Madeleine McKinley Apr 2024

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Had such a great time at the Water Marbling workshop at In Aetheria! Amanda is so warm and a great teacher - she'll go through the basics and techniques with you at the start and then you get to test out patterns before you commit to transferring it to fabric.
Class was a good size so you could meet new people but also have time with Amanda for advice or help. Really great space with lots of room.
I will be back!

Peta Cormack Apr 2024

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

This class was absolutely INCREDIBLE
Unbelievable is an understatement. I can't recommend highly enough. The teacher was so encouraging and giving of her time. The class covered EVERYTHING, the teacher answered all our many many questions and never made us feel silly or tired.
I can't recommend this class more highly

Lena Xiao Mar 2024

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Loved the workshop! Amanda is passionate and friendly. The water marbling is very achievable for absolutely beginners and the process is very fun, even therapeutic. It's so forgiving and full of pleasant surprises!

Renee Schwarze Mar 2024

Class was great! Amanda was great and spent so much time and effort with each of us - highly recommend

Water Marbling Workshop review by Renee Schwarze - Melbourne

Suzanne Herbert Mar 2024

This was our second round of water-marbleing - just as fun the second time! This time we brought t-shirts and were able to do those in the time as well. The teacher was patient and keen to show us new techniques as well. She's clearly investing in her art studio, and it makes for a peaceful and beautiful experience.

Claire Ellis Feb 2024

Perfection: absolute perfection, Amanda was such an amazing host showing us how beautiful her passion in water marbling

Julie Chetcuti Feb 2024

27 ClassBento workshops attended • 19 reviews

Amanda was a wonderful teacher. Class was lots of fun. It was mesmerising to mix all the colours. Overall a great experience.

Cathy Schultz Feb 2024

Very enjoyable course, very talented teacher and great space. Would recommend as a starting point.

Cheryl House Feb 2024

I thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was playful and fun and Amanda is delightful and instructive.
As this is not an easy artform to practise at home this class provides a wonderful opportunity to experiment over a few hours.
The studio is a lovely light, bright and creative space, perfect for playing with colours and patterns.

Raelene Yates-Hockey Feb 2024

This class was absolutely amazing! I really loved the clear instructions so there was lots of structure and support but then we were able to freestyle and create confidently. Absolutely amazing. I went in with an open mind but ended up enjoying the class more than I anticipated and hope to do it again.

Melinda Ellis Jan 2024

I was impressed by the venue, set and knowledge of instructor. Would recommend to others.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Melinda Ellis - Melbourne

Karen Mackenzie Jan 2024

Thanks Amanda. Loved learning to water marble. So much fun. So creative. So meditative. Highly recommend this workshop.

Fluid Art class review by Karen Mackenzie - Melbourne

Yvonne Kraemer Dec 2023

This is an amazing class. Amanda is personable and helpful. She knows her art and provided advice when asked while still allowing me to create with my individual artistic style. I highly recommend this class with Amanda

Rosemary Ferman Dec 2023

Fantastic teacher very informative great class and we be doing follow up classes next year

Wendy Jasper Dec 2023

I learnt lots and had so much fun! Can’t wait to do some more.

Sasky Stewart Dec 2023

One of the most enjoyable workshops I’ve done! Amanda was a great teacher with a clear passion for her craft and a desire to share it with others. She helped us create pieces of work we were genuinely delighted with while encouraging us to experiment. Can’t wait to wear my new scarves!

Sarah Latremoille Nov 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Super interesting class! Easy to learn but difficult to master and the opportunities are endless! Great instruction.

Kim Jenkins Nov 2023

We quickly picked up the process with Amanda's clear instructions and demonstration. Her studio was a great setting for the class showcasing her beautiful works of art. We had more than enough materials needed to produce our own creations. The process was a mesmerising, well priced experience that my daughters and I will definitely do again when we return to Melbourne.

Bo Yang Nov 2023

So kids friendly session and all my party attendees learn a lot from the session and now they are friends with the teacher.:)

Skye Thomson Oct 2023

What a delightful way to spend a Saturday. I took my mum and we had such a lovely time creating. The finale was a beautiful silk scarf each (high recommend pay the extra).
Amanda is a great teacher and is very patient.

Will come back again and highly recommend

Serren Callister Sep 2023

My girls loved this class and wish to do more! Amanda was warm and welcoming and a great teacher. The materials made are fantastic and beautiful. Highly recommend as an experience.

Dilys Luciani Sep 2023

Lovely class, really engaging and the teacher was well prepared and very knowledgeable and super nice… she encouraged freedom in creativity…
I’ll most definitely consider a return visit to improve and create something I can wear.

Zac Chatterton Sep 2023

We had such a fun time water marbling. The teacher was fun and engaging. All materials are provided and you get to take home beautiful artwork. Also the process is mesmerizing. Highly recommend!

John Gribble Sep 2023

Water marbling was a fun and new experience. Amanda was a great host and instructor. She made the marbling process simple and easy to pick up as a first timer. Highly recommend!

Merran Wood Aug 2023

Lovely intimate class. The teacher gave great instruction and we made some beautiful pieces. Highly recommend

Maja Pedersen Jul 2023

It was so fun and not too complicated. The materials were easy to use and Amanda, our teacher, was very helpful, sweet and skilled. I can't wait to start water marbling when I get back home!

Fluid Art class review by Maja Pedersen - Melbourne

Liora Symons Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amanda was really good : she explained and demonstrated clearly. Although there were 6 participants , it was easy to ask her for guidance and assistance. The session was well-paced, relaxed and fun and we left with several examples of our attempts. It was a great class!

Erica Eckhardt Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Amanda was amazing! She is passionate about the class making me feel comfortable in the class. The prices were reasonable and the space used was fine. Thank you for a great time

Fluid Art class review by Erica Eckhardt - Melbourne

Tracey Opie Jun 2023

Great class, Amanda very helpful & lots of knowledge about marbling. Great fun class to do.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Tracey Opie - Melbourne

Thuthi Vartazarian Jun 2023

A serene few hours taught us a beautiful lesson - there are no mistakes in art! Our family enjoyed every minute, especially our 10-year old daughter! Do choose the scarves option - it is worth every dollar! Attached is the scarf creation of my daughter! Wish I could add more photos here to show the many lovely creations we all made! Thank you, Amanda, for your calm, tranquil presence and encouraging words - your teaching style set the mood for what was a rejuvenating afternoon!

Fluid Art class review by Thuthi Vartazarian - Melbourne

Tina Moorthy Jun 2023

37 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews

Water marbling was a thoroughly tranquil and calming experience. Amanda was very welcoming, kind and just overall a lovely personality. She showed me how to manipulate the paints in the water to make mesmerizing designs. She was incredibly helpful and attentive through the whole process and gave plenty of guidance. I got to do a few practice pieces on paper and then my final on fabric. I am very happy with my end design. I would recommend this workshop for anyone who enjoys tranquil creativity.
Thankyou Amanda.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Tina Moorthy - Melbourne

Margaret Greenaway Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Just wanted to thank Amanda for a great Marbling Workshop. Nothing was too much trouble and the studio space was fantastic. Everything set up and ready to go. We had two hours of fun and learnt so much. Cant wait to try everything I learnt from Amanda at home. Highly recommend this class.

Tracey Haslam Jun 2023

We had three generations trying water marbling for the first time and all had a fantastic experience! Amanda was patient and super encouraging, would definitely recommend!

Ethan Mosely Jun 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended

My wife and I greatly enjoyed the experience. Our teacher was excellent and we came away with an appreciation for the art form.

Sarah Docherty May 2023

Fun relaxed class. Amanda was friendly encouraging and helpful. All of us loved it included hubby and 13 and 11 year olds. Given all you needed to create some beautiful fabrics. Good value.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Sarah Docherty - Melbourne

Melinda Eales May 2023

I had a great time on Saturday. the teacher was friendly, supportive and encouraging. I am really happy with the pieces I made and would highy recommend the class. Many thanks

Water Marbling Workshop review by Melinda Eales - Melbourne

Sana Dunn May 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great experience! I bought this as a date night night for my partner and I, we weren’t sure what we were going to be doing but it was one of the best dates nights yet. Amanda is so lovely and helpful, she loves what she does and it shows in the work she produces. The class was so much fun we got plenty of time to practise before transferring our art onto the material that we get to take home and have on display. We had purchased a larger piece to do together and that was a really fun way to work together and join our ideas for a beautiful piece. Would 100% recommend this to anyone for all groups and ages.

Fluid Art class review by Sana Dunn - Melbourne

Ash Rach May 2023

I sent my wife and her friend for their birthdays. They loved it! The teacher was really good at the balance between giving them enough instruction and help and giving them space to try it on their own. We're looking forward to seeing the finished product once they have been rinsed and ironed.
Great class!

Katrina Elliott Apr 2023

Great way to fill the morning and make some goodies to take home from holidays.
Really easy to find from the city.
Fun atmosphere!
Thoroughly enjoyed it

Fluid Art class review by Katrina Elliott - Melbourne

Nicole Lobartolo Apr 2023

My 2 children (11 and 8) absolutely loved this workshop. It inspired their creativity and took them on a whirlwind adventure through swirling marbling colours. They loved their creations and so do I - a beautiful addition to the home (placemats) and wardrobe (beautiful hand marbled silk scarves).

Thanks so much for providing such a beautiful experience for my children.

Genevieve Godwin Apr 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Marvellous marbling! Amanda is a terrific teacher, highly skilled and very supportive. The process of marbling was really fun and the finished products are great! Highly recommended.

Sharon Bourne Apr 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

This class was a revelation. It was relaxing, creative, colourful and fun. Loved the vibe. We were provided with wonderful tutoring into the fine art of marbling and produced quite a few different pieces. Out teacher was fantastic - informed, encouraging and incredibly helpful. Loved my class.

Rosemarie Tipping Apr 2023

My recent Water Marbling Workshop was terrific. The teacher was really upbeat and had good knowledge that she was happy to share with us. The class was well structured with a lot of time for experimenting with the colours and flow of the ink before we made our take-home pieces. We could also take home the practice samples we made on paper, which is a nice bonus. The class was fun and relaxing. Highly recommended

Water Marbling Workshop review by Rosemarie Tipping - Melbourne

Ros Epstein Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

What a great class . So much fun . A well organised class with such a lovely teacher Aetheria .
Everything came out better than expected. I really recommend this class to anyone with an interest in art , fabrics or even just for fun .

Water Marbling Workshop review by Ros Epstein - Melbourne

Karen Gidley Mar 2023

What a great creative space Amanda has! Fabulous 2 hours and I’m very chuffed with my silk scarf. Thanks

Jessica Hunt Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was awesome!

The teacher was very knowledgeable and fun and made it a really great experience!
Can't wait to sew my masterpiece onto a cushion or two


Jenny Chan Jan 2023

84 ClassBento workshops attended • 83 reviews

Venue is close to tram and train stops. Coming to Amanda’s roomy studio you will see her lovely creative pursuits on display incorporating her water marbling and artistic skills. You will draw a lot of inspiration from Amanda’s marbling designs. Water marbling is fun and you will be amazed at the self expression you can achieve using the different inks, water and a simple tool. I printed marbled paper, marbled cotton fabric then I opted for a silk scarf fabric to print, so I have a wearable memory. A relaxing art class you will enjoy with a pleasant teacher. Recommend you buy a take home silk scarf that will reflect your own printed marble design.

Fluid Art class review by Jenny Chan - Melbourne

Urmi Joshi Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was amazing and she is very good at heart, she has great successful life ahead. I appreciate her down to earth nature and her way of teaching. I would recommend to all my friends

Cherie Howe Jan 2023

Amanda was lovely and her studio is well set up and easy to find.
The materials we needed were all ready and waiting for us, and we had a private lesson.
Marbling is a very zen activity and we left with lots of beautiful marbled paper for card making, and two pieces of material to be used as wall hangings and cushion covers.
Had a great day. Highly recommend this class.

Fluid Art class review by Cherie Howe - Melbourne

Victoria Spratt Jan 2023

Our teacher was absolutely fabulous.
We had a really lovely time
Would highly recommend , she’s very talented
Thankyou so much

Maiah Stewardson Jan 2023

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 7 reviews

Loved learning to “accept” any “mistakes” and find new beauty in them! Such a calm vibe

Fluid Art class review by Maiah Stewardson - Melbourne

Peter Spiranac Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A fantastic experience with an amazing teacher. She talked us through everything and we made some awesome scarves! Highly recommend this for a post lunch or pre dinner activity and no need to worry about getting dirty.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Peter Spiranac - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Thanks so much Peter it was my pleasure to have you both I’m glad you guys enjoyed!
Yes absolutely- drinks/ snacks are definitely on the list of additional things I’m planning on adding to the experience..

Also your art pieces look awesome, they are ready for pickup so let me know when suits :)

Best regards,

Suzanne Herbert Jan 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

We really enjoyed our 1.5 hour lesson with Amanda. Amanda gave us some handy tips, and then let us loose to water marble! Even someone who is not creative at all (like me) can create a product that looks beautiful. We signed up for the basic class with no additional inclusions but ended up doing an additional two small pieces of fabric and a scarf. The designs looked great and it was lots of fun. I like that the pieces I made can be functional - we now have four extra napkins and a piece of fabric I am going to turn into a cushion. The scarf looks truely awesome and I'm looking forward to wearing it.

I look forward to visiting again, and making more awesome creations. I review everything I experience (very honestly), and this one was truly awesome. I'd highly recommend it for friends' get togethers or hens. I reckon that you could make sashes for a bride's do if you wanted! Or this is totally also appropriate for your teens - yes, there's a black ink and they can create something as dark as they like.

Word of warning to wear either black fabric and/or be conscious that you might get a few bits of ink on your fingers. This is the day after and I still have some blue under my fingers. Oops?

Fluid Art class review by Suzanne Herbert - Melbourne

Linda Rigby Dec 2022

Thanks for being so welcoming Amanda and making it easy to create beautiful art. Swirling the colors around was fun, and I found it to be really calming. I have already used the fabric for a cushion. We had a great time. Would highly recommend to anyone, even in the heat it was cool inside the studio.

Fluid Art class review by Linda Rigby - Melbourne

Bronwyn Bowen Dec 2022

Alex was very knowledgeable and had a real passion for Water Marbling, which came through in how she conducted the workshop. The studio space was easy to find and was very comfortable especially as it was a hot day. The workshop was very good value for money, we really enjoyed the workshop and our beautiful works of art we made.

Alison Thompson Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amanda was a friendly and knowledgable teacher and was set up in a great studio space. The techniques are easy to learn and very effective. I decided to add on the scarf, which was a great choice. I was very pleased with the outcome. She also has some great garments for inspiration and for sale.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Alison Thompson - Melbourne

Devon Lasalle Dec 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

This was a fun workshop, albeit quick with just the two of us there. Definitely worth a go if you want something low stress and creative.

Fluid Art class review by Devon Lasalle - Melbourne

Teacher's response

Hi Devon!

You’re welcome, thank you for the feedback.
As stated in the description attendees have ‘up to’2 hours- some do take longer to complete their art and havnt received any inclination of disappointment for finishing up earlier before and I am sorry to hear that was disappointing for you.
The small swatch to begin with is given as practice so thought I’d covered that area- if you had let me know I would have been happy to provide you with extra paper- but Thankyou I’ll make that clearer to people in the future if they feel they require more practice.
As you might imagine when the class size is larger the 2 hours is quite fitting- I will be changing the limit to at least 4 people in the future.
The estimated time also caters to those who have selected optional add ons (which many people do)- so I’ll also make that clearer in the description.

Cheers, take care and all the best,


Triona Allen Nov 2022

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

This was really fun I made lots of marbled pieces I would do this again. Amanda let me do some extra paper pieces too and is posting my items to me as I live far away.

Fluid Art class review by Triona Allen - Melbourne

Suzette Mitchell Nov 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Amanda was absolutely amazing and a great teacher. We learnt something new, and it was exciting to see the patterns form! We’ve already recommended this course to our friends, and will be purchasing the course for my friend’s birthday! Go Amanda

Gaby Banens Nov 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 12 reviews

Lovely instructor who was passionate about the art form and used it in her fashion business (so got to see examples of the end result). Technique was demonstrated and then I was able to try it myself on a square of cotton- and then move on to the big square (I upgraded to a silk scarf and it made a huge difference to the transfer of colours).
Really creative and enjoyable trying out the different techniques and seeing how the colours react when a new one is introduced (though I had to learn not to get too attached to one shape or pattern because if I added more nearby it would morph into something new entirely).
Note - these need to dry, so you don’t take them home with you on the day.

Water Marbling Workshop review by Gaby Banens - Melbourne

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