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Pot Painting Workshop

Last weekend, I hosted my first pot painting workshop!

It was a beautiful Autumn Sunday morning in Jervis Bay NSW, the was sun shining, the birds chirping and the studio doors were wide open to welcome my guests.

I can accommodate 6 students comfortably in my backyard studio which is usually half gym, half alcohol ink creating space. It transformed beautifully into a workshop space.

The pot painting workshop began with participants looking through a brochure full of ideas, inspiration and mark making prompts. I also showed examples of pots I've created and went through some paint colour samples I had prepared to help them decide on colour palettes for their own masterpiece.

Next up, drawing on their designs and then the fun part- getting some paint on!

It was so enjoyable seeing all these women create something totally different to each other, each bringing their own taste, preferences and colour palettes to the process. It was fun to help them problem solve, make suggestions on paths they could take, and then sit back and watch them trust in their own ability.

At the beginning of the workshop, a few of the participants suggested that they were not creative in the slightest. It was wonderful to see their pots turn out so wonderfully and be proud of what they had created - their own original piece of functional art!

I had lovely feedback from everyone who all seemed to have a fabulous time, which was all I could have wished for!

I really enjoyed the small intimate group and I am hoping in the future to be able to run these small pot-painting workshops both in my studio and on the road - travelling to homes and hosting a workshop for small groups for birthday celebrations, hen’s parties in a paint and sip style or work team-building activities.

This style of workshop could also work well for teenagers, people with disabilities and even elderly residents in aged-care facilities who would probably love the opportunity to find their inner creativity and let loose on a pot with some happy, fun colours.

I can't wait to run more of these in the future. If you're interested in a pot painting workshop for you and some friends, hit me up to discuss further!

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