Mixed Media Art Class: Abstract Painting

Find something beautiful in messy fun at this mixed media art class!

3 hours Class size 4 to 7

label $70 (or 4 payments of $17.50 Afterpay)

Join art facilitator, Jade Forder on a journey through creativity, messy paintings and fun!

This is one of her favourite styles of art because you just never know what you are going to get. It is liberating and takes the pressure of trying to be perfect. Anyone can do this class from absolute beginners and up.

This hands-on class will cover:

  • A bit of journaling to begin with
  • Messy painting and mark-making with found objects from around her house to create the first layer
  • Observing pictures from afar to see what jumps out at you
  • Reeling it in, turning the mess into something incredible using layers of acrylic paint and markers

These painting lessons are designed to embrace your inner child and get you thinking outside the box and your comfort zone. Perfect for team building activities or best experience gift ideas, switch off your brain and get messy with paint!

You will learn how to:
  • Rekindle your creative spark in a warm, safe environment
  • Unburden your worries by writing them down on the page and chatting with friends
  • Learn techniques you can use at home
  • Gain confidence with a supportive teacher
  • Create something you will want to frame
  • Feel the absolute joy of creating something original all of your own
  • Make time just for you! 

At the end of the class, you will feel refreshed and rejuvenated, plus your completed artwork to take home.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Your completed artwork to take home
  • Gain skills to create these at home
  • Tea, coffee
What to bring
Wear clothes you are comfortable getting a little messy in.
Suitable for

This class is great for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum or birthday gift.


Winmalee, NSW

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Jade Forder
Jade Forder

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Hi, I am Jade, your art facilitator!

I say a facilitator rather than a teacher because I emphasise the journey you go on rather than the pressure of expecting a masterpiece at the end. I want you to find your creative spark, listen to your subconscious and create something deeply personal.

My classes aren't about copying something I have already made. I will show you new techniques and the artwork you create will be unique.

I aspire to inspire others to be creative even if they don't think they are artistic.

My motto is "There are no mistakes in art, only happy surprises". There are always ways of adding, painting over, collaging etc to enhance your art if something unexpected happens or if it isn't going how you expected.

These ways of teaching mean that these classes are perfect for beginners and up.

My classes are a safe space to experiment with what you have learnt, grow as an artist and visually express yourself in ways that might be difficult with words.

My goal is to get the word out and encourage people to use art as a stress reliever, as "me time", as a healer, as a way of having fun, as a way of being you.

My classes are to be accessible to everyone so try to use supplies you would have at home.

Who am I?
I am a self-taught mixed media artist/mum from the Blue Mountains. I make time for myself by doing my art and running my small biz. I am a biz geek! I love a spreadsheet!

Art keeps me balanced, it has helped me get through some challenging situations. I create art to let my soul know I am listening.

I discovered my love of teaching in the last 10 years, teaching art classes for kids in my home. The mums wanted in on the action so I started teaching adults about 3 years ago and it has grown from there.

I am passionate about providing the adults in my classes an experience to have some me-time guilt-free. It isn't a luxury, it is a necessity, otherwise, we would all go mad!

For the kids coming to my class, I want them to feel like it is a space to share and feel heard, a space to be themselves out of the confines of school, a place to use their imaginations and practise their creativity.

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