Paint a Collection of Things That Make You Happy

Think about what puts a smile on your face and paint it onto your page



1 hour     label Free

Spend some time thinking about what is important to you and unwind with this relaxing pre-recorded painting class.

It is a great conversation starter and a gentle way to check in with yourself if you are feeling overwhelmed or if you just want to play and do something fun.

Learn how to put your imagination onto paper using simple painting and sketching techniques. No matter your skill level, you'll leave this workshop feeling inspired and proud!

Just use what you already have at home and get creative with pens and paints at this online class.

This fantastic class is a great activity to do during lockdown, as a team building activity, for fundraising purposes, or if you would like a free taster.


Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
 
What to bring
  • Paper (printer paper, art book/journal page)
  • Lead pencil and rubber
  • Black pen (biro, fineliner, fine posca)
  • watercolour paints or coloured pencils
  • Pot of water and paint brush if painting
  • Spare piece of paper.
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 5 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

Your teacher
Jade Forder
Jade Forder

5.0 (27)

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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Sarah Ellis Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Awesome content and easy to use. Would highly recommend as something fun to do and a relaxing mindfulness activity.

Teacher's response

So glad you loved it Sarah! Great to hear!

Bianca Villani Jul 2023

22 ClassBento workshops attended • 22 reviews


A great activity in mindfulness and gratitude. This class helped to to identify the many things that make me happy. (I should have painted more bubbles as encouraged in the videos). I really enjoyed getting marks on paper and not overthinking the process. Very mindful and meditative. Thank you for a great opportunity to reflect on the simple things that make me happy.

Paint a Collection of Things That Make You Happy review by Bianca Villani

Teacher's response

Oh I love this Bianca! You made my day. So glad you loved it

Max Taylor Dec 2022

73 ClassBento workshops attended • 35 reviews


Really cute and simple class, helped me slow down and focus on the positives in my life!

Holly Peasland Sep 2022

19 ClassBento workshops attended • 18 reviews


Great tutorial from Jade thank you. It made me stop and really think about what's important and what makes me happy. A very positive and inspirational class. I'm not the best artist but I really didn't matter - pencils seemed to work fine.

Painting class review by Holly Peasland

Veronica Caruana Jun 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Meaningful and fun activity that allows you to reflect while creating art. Steps are very easy to follow and allow for creative freedom. Highly recommend!

Megan Apr 2022

315 ClassBento workshops attended • 317 reviews


Great fun, great videos, great idea, great teacher, great for young and old.
Overall Brilliant

Painting class review by Megan

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