Hello Art Friends. In this module I will show you different art techniques and ideas that will help you restore or create a sense of calm in your everyday life. We will be using the Spiral motif in both our drawing and painting as we explore colour and line. It is a process exercise that places more emphasis on doing rather than the finished pieces.

Workshop Content

Experience 1 Drawing spirals with Blue Paint This experience involves using a fine liner to create spirals recognising the meditative effect that the spiral action gives. In the second half of this Experience we continue to use the relaxing spiral motif and introduce watercolour.

Experience 2 Green spiral In this experience we explore the different colour effects we can create with watercolours. We will use the relaxing spiral motif to play with line and colour with attention to the colour changes occurring as we add different colour and water.

Experience 3 Autumn dots  Continuing the simple exploration of watercolours and enjoying the different effects created as we pool and puddle different colours together. We will continue to use the spiral action and add line to the circles of paint.

Experience 4 Flowers Using the random action of watercolour and water we will consolidate our previous Experiences and create a series of shapes in a pattern to which we will explore the effect of fine liner on damp paper.

Experience 5 Spiral Waves   Continuing the simple exploration of watercolours we will create long waves of colour upon which we will draw and ”unwind” long fineliner spirals.

Level Definition.

No artistic skill is assumed in all of our lessons. All modules are suitable for clients to work with a facilitator.

1. Basic skills. Some may need direction. Be able to hold a brush or pen. Able to follow simple instructions.

2. Building on Basics. Able to create simple shapes and patterns. Maintain concentration for a longer period.

3. Capable. Follow simple instructions independently.

4.Competant. Independent worker able to try new challenges

Workshop Preview, Materials and Cost


Spirals includes 5 art experiences to enable you to feel confident to engage with a variety of media.

The material list for this workshop is recommended only! You can purchase them as a kit from us or from your local art supplier.

Level 1

  • Experience 1 Drawing spirals with Blue Paint
  • Experience 2 Green spiral
  • Experience 3 Autumn dots
  • Experience 4 Flowers
  • Experience 5 Spiral Waves
    • 50 $ plus postage
    • 200 $ plus postage
    • $

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