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Watercolour workshops with Katie McKinnon

  • KIDS ART WORKSHOP ONLINE - Mindful Surfscape Painting with Katie McKinnon | Monday 6 April 2020 1-2pm
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    MINDFUL SURFSCAPE PAINTING. An intuitive, abstract workshop recommended for kids aged 8-12, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 50 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage children to connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing art practice.
    And of course, to share this SUPER FUN journey with friends. Professional artist Katie McKinnon will guide workshop participants through a number of abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by the Australian natural world. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost of $30 is per child +$10 for one or more additional related children located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Maximum 3 children per home. Prices include GST. Private family workshops are also available, by appointment. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    SURFSCAPE SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the surf beaches of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint or coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic or white pigment ink.
      • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
      • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
      • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer
      • Paper towel, wet wipes or wet cloth for cleaning.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all):
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

    MINDFUL ART JOURNAL
    If you can, find a visual art diary at home. This can be an old exercise book, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook, pad of art paper, or printer paper stapled or bound together like a book. Be creative and think sustainably. What can be re-purposed or reused? This will be our MINDFUL ART JOURNAL, and we will use this to prompt an ongoing daily art practice, mindfulness and gratitude.

    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential children protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring an open mind and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Children should be supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Image credits:
    2. Bells Beach via Surfer Galaxy
    5. Bells Beach via Rad Season

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  • PRIVATE CREATIVE WORKSHOP ONLINE for Annie and her Grandmother
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    OCEANIC BIOLUMINESCENCE. An intuitive, abstract painting workshop for adult participants, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 80 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage you to connect with your creativity and find your flow! To direct your focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, discover your own unique skills, and - most importantly - to enjoy yourself and have a laugh!

    Professional artist Katie McKinnon will gently guide workshop participants through a number of fluid abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by bioluminescence in the underwater world.

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost is $40 per person or $50 per couple located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Prices include GST. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    CORAL REEFSCAPES SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the oceans of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials. Katie can also arrange painting kits containing all materials, delivered to your door.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select at least one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas. If you decide on the canvas option, its a great idea to have a few additional sheets of watercolour paper so you can further or continue your practice.

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint OR coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring in blue and green - plus other colours if you have them.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. White artist or student acrylic in a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic OR white pigment ink.
    • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
    • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
    • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer, plus paper towel or wet wipes for cleaning. 

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home. Just a few, not all are necessary. I have *underlined my favourites:
    *paddle pop stick, plastic fork and spoon, *wooden skewer, *glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, *salt or salt flakes, cling wrap, coloured watercolour paints, artist pastels, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.


    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential you protect your hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (disposable gloves are best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring your favourite beverage* and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    *INK + DRINK ART WORKSHOPS encourage you to enjoy your favourite cold or hot beverage safely and responsibly

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, variety stores, newsagents, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If you are unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, young children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop.
    Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

    Image credits:
    1. Katie McKinnon
    2. Suzi Appel Photography, Bee Czarnota Stylist/Creative Direction
    3. © Lisa Werner / Alamy Stock Photo
    4. Moonlighter, Blue Drummer and Coral painting by Katie McKinnon


     

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  • PRIVATE 'INK + DRINK' ART WORKSHOP ONLINE for Michelle G and Friends | Thursday 23 April 2020 8-9.30pm
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    Sold out
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    OCEANIC BIOLUMINESCENCE. An intuitive, abstract painting workshop for adult participants, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 80 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage you to connect with your creativity and find your flow! To direct your focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, discover your own unique skills, and - most importantly - to enjoy yourself and have a laugh!

    Professional artist Katie McKinnon will gently guide workshop participants through a number of fluid abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by bioluminescence in the underwater world.

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost is $40 per person or $50 per couple located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Prices include GST. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    CORAL REEFSCAPES SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the oceans of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials. Katie can also arrange painting kits containing all materials, delivered to your door.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select at least one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas. If you decide on the canvas option, its a great idea to have a few additional sheets of watercolour paper so you can further or continue your practice.

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint OR coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring in blue and green - plus other colours if you have them.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. White artist or student acrylic in a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic OR white pigment ink.
    • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
    • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
    • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer, plus paper towel or wet wipes for cleaning. 

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home. Just a few, not all are necessary. I have *underlined my favourites:
    *paddle pop stick, plastic fork and spoon, *wooden skewer, *glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, *salt or salt flakes, cling wrap, coloured watercolour paints, artist pastels, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.


    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential you protect your hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (disposable gloves are best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring your favourite beverage* and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    *INK + DRINK ART WORKSHOPS encourage you to enjoy your favourite cold or hot beverage safely and responsibly

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, variety stores, newsagents, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If you are unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, young children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop.
    Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

    Image credits:
    1. Katie McKinnon
    2. Suzi Appel Photography, Bee Czarnota Stylist/Creative Direction
    3. © Lisa Werner / Alamy Stock Photo
    4. Moonlighter, Blue Drummer and Coral painting by Katie McKinnon


     

    Visit product page
  • TEENS ART CLUB online with Katie McKinnon | Term Two 2020 Wednesdays 4-5pm
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    A series of weekly art workshops in Term Two 2020, recommended for teens aged 12+, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. The duration of each workshop is 50 minutes. Start date - 22 April. Final workshop for Term Two - 17 June.

    Professional artist Katie McKinnon will lead a series of nine fun and inclusive workshops throughout term two. Exploring experimental abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create beautiful, intuitive original work.

    Art Club members will:

    • Develop their skills painting and sketching on art paper, kraft paper, canvas and linen.
    • Discover the empowering, mood-enhancing magic of a regular personal art practice, keeping a mindful art journal and sketchtaking.
    • Explore and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the Australian natural world.
    • Examine the lives and styles of pioneering, contemporary, abstract artists. 
    • Enjoy Katie's friendly, encouraging, inclusive style of support and mentoring.


    The workshop will encourage teens to connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing art practice. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Term cost for a series of nine 50 minute workshops is $205. Prices include GST. Estimated cost of materials is $60, although most households will already have many of the necessary materials. Materials to be sourced/assembled directly by teens and their parents or carers. A full materials list will be sent to all attendees upon registration. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    ART CLUB SOUNDTRACK
    After participants have registered for the workshops, they will receive access to a special Spotify playlist of music, to enjoy before and after the workshops and to support their mindful art practice. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a complete list of materials

    GUIDE TO MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS SHEET
      A5 or A4 10 sheet Canvas pad AND/OR thick art paper OR a draw and wash pad OR watercolour paper. Brown Kraft paper in a pad. 
      20 sheets total. 

    • 1 x 300x300mm stretched canvas
    • 1 metre of unstretched primed canvas
    • 1 metre of unstretched primed linen
    • PAINT COLOURS
      A range of colours of watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint or coloured pigment ink and food colouring. Your own selction of pencils, crayons, oil pastels, Sharpie markers, textas, soft artist pastels that you have a home.
    • Scissors and glue stick. Staple gun if you have one (for use under careful adult supervision).
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic OR white pigment ink.
    • Disposable gloves - one box
    • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
    • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
    • Clean kitchen sponge/scourers x 4
    • Paper towels, wet wipes or wet cloths for cleaning
    • Dishwashing detergent and microfibre cloth or face washer.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all):
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

    MINDFUL ART JOURNAL
    If you can, find a visual art diary at home. This can be an old exercise book, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook, pad of art paper, or printer paper stapled or bound together like a book. Be creative and think sustainably. What can be re-purposed or reused? This will be our MINDFUL ART JOURNAL, and we will use this to prompt an ongoing daily art practice, mindfulness and gratitude.

    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential participants protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring an open mind and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Teens should be supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 5 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Visit product page
  • KINDER KIDS ART PLAY online with Katie McKinnon | Term Two 2020 Tuesdays 10-11am
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    A series of weekly art play workshops in Term Two 2020, recommended for kinder kids aged 4-5, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. The duration of each workshop is 40 minutes. Start date - 21 April. Final workshop for Term Two - 16 June.

    Professional artist Katie McKinnon will lead a series of nine fun and inclusive workshops throughout term two. Exploring art through play, experimental painting techniques, music and movement to create beautiful, intuitive original artworks.

    Kinder Kids Art Playmates will:

    • Develop their skills in painting, drawing and collage with a range of easily accessible art and craft supplies, and household items.
    • Develop their own ideas - there is always more than one way to create something.
    • Discover the empowering, mood-enhancing magic of a practicing art with music and movement. When we sing, our hearts sing too!
    • Explore and appreciate the beauty and wonder of the Australian natural world.
    • Enjoy Katie's friendly, encouraging, fun and inclusive style of art play.


    The workshop will encourage children to enjoy and connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing, mindful and fun art practice. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Term cost for a series of nine 40 minute workshops is $185. Prices include GST. Estimated cost of materials is $30, although most households will already have many of the necessary materials. Materials to be sourced/assembled directly by parents or carers. A full materials list will be sent to all attendees upon registration. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    KINDER KIDS ART PLAY SOUNDTRACK
    After participants have registered for the workshops, they will receive access to a special Spotify playlist of music, to enjoy before and after the workshops and to support their mindful art practice. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a complete list of materials

    GUIDE TO MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your art play.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS SHEET
      A5 or A4 10 sheet Canvas pad AND/OR thick art paper OR a draw and wash pad OR watercolour paper or brown Kraft paper in a pad.
      20 sheets total. 

    • PAINT COLOURS
      A range of colours of non-toxic paint that is safe for children, for example, watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint PLUS a selection of food colours. Your own selection of pencils, crayons, oil pastels, soft artist pastels that you have at home.
    • Scissors and glue stick for use with supervision and/or a helper.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic OR white pigment ink.
    • Disposable gloves 
    • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
    • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
    • Clean kitchen sponge/scourers x 4
    • Paper towels, wet wipes or wet cloths for cleaning
    • Dishwashing detergent and microfibre cloth or face washer.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all). Pop some into a box and you are ready to create!
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, kinder squares, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.


    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential participants protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    All children should be closely supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. It's so fun to practice art play with your little one. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 5 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Visit product page
  • TEENS ART WORKSHOP ONLINE - Mindful Surfscape Painting with Katie McKinnon | Monday 13 April 2020 1-2pm
    Quick shop

    MINDFUL SURFSCAPE PAINTING. An intuitive, abstract workshop recommended for teens aged 13+, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 50 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage children to connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing art practice.
    And of course, to share this SUPER FUN journey with friends. Professional artist Katie McKinnon will guide workshop participants through a number of abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by the Australian natural world. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost of $30 is per child +$10 for one or more additional related children located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Maximum 3 children per home. Prices include GST. Private family workshops are also available, by appointment. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    SURFSCAPE SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the surf beaches of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint or coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic or white pigment ink.
      • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
      • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
      • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer
      • Paper towel, wet wipes or wet cloth for cleaning.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all):
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

    MINDFUL ART JOURNAL
    If you can, find a visual art diary at home. This can be an old exercise book, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook, pad of art paper, or printer paper stapled or bound together like a book. Be creative and think sustainably. What can be re-purposed or reused? This will be our MINDFUL ART JOURNAL, and we will use this to prompt an ongoing daily art practice, mindfulness and gratitude.

    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential children protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring an open mind and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Children should be supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Image credits:
    2. Bells Beach via Surfer Galaxy
    5. Bells Beach via Rad Season

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  • KIDS ART WORKSHOP ONLINE - Mindful Surfscape Painting with Katie McKinnon | Monday 13 April 2020 3-4pm
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    MINDFUL SURFSCAPE PAINTING. An intuitive, abstract workshop recommended for kids aged 8-12, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 50 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage children to connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing art practice.
    And of course, to share this SUPER FUN journey with friends. Professional artist Katie McKinnon will guide workshop participants through a number of abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by the Australian natural world. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost of $30 is per child +$10 for one or more additional related children located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Maximum 3 children per home. Prices include GST. Private family workshops are also available, by appointment. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    SURFSCAPE SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the surf beaches of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint or coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic or white pigment ink.
      • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
      • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
      • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer
      • Paper towel, wet wipes or wet cloth for cleaning.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all):
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

    MINDFUL ART JOURNAL
    If you can, find a visual art diary at home. This can be an old exercise book, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook, pad of art paper, or printer paper stapled or bound together like a book. Be creative and think sustainably. What can be re-purposed or reused? This will be our MINDFUL ART JOURNAL, and we will use this to prompt an ongoing daily art practice, mindfulness and gratitude.

    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential children protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring an open mind and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Children should be supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Image credits:
    2. Bells Beach via Surfer Galaxy
    5. Bells Beach via Rad Season

    Visit product page
  • TEENS ART WORKSHOP ONLINE - Mindful Surfscape Painting with Katie McKinnon | Monday 6 April 2020 4-5pm
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    MINDFUL SURFSCAPE PAINTING. An intuitive, abstract workshop recommended for teens aged 13+, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 50 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage children to connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing art practice.
    And of course, to share this SUPER FUN journey with friends. Professional artist Katie McKinnon will guide workshop participants through a number of abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by the Australian natural world. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost of $30 is per child +$10 for one or more additional related children located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Maximum 3 children per home. Prices include GST. Private family workshops are also available, by appointment. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    SURFSCAPE SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the surf beaches of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint or coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic or white pigment ink.
      • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
      • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
      • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer
      • Paper towel, wet wipes or wet cloth for cleaning.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all):
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

    MINDFUL ART JOURNAL
    If you can, find a visual art diary at home. This can be an old exercise book, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook, pad of art paper, or printer paper stapled or bound together like a book. Be creative and think sustainably. What can be re-purposed or reused? This will be our MINDFUL ART JOURNAL, and we will use this to prompt an ongoing daily art practice, mindfulness and gratitude.

    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential children protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring an open mind and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Children should be supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Image credits:
    2. Bells Beach via Surfer Galaxy
    5. Bells Beach via Rad Season

    Visit product page
  • TEENS ART WORKSHOP ONLINE - Mindful Surfscape Painting with Katie McKinnon | Thursday 9 April 2020 4-5pm
    Quick shop

    MINDFUL SURFSCAPE PAINTING. An intuitive, abstract workshop recommended for teens aged 12+, facilitated online by Australian artist Katie McKinnon. Workshop duration 50 minutes.

    The workshop will encourage children to connect with their creativity. To champion their natural ability and believe they can. To direct their focus to the process and not the outcome. To be present in the simple joy and wonder of painting, establish a sense of pride in achievement, accept the flow and organic nature of painting, the unique skills of ourselves and others and build emotional resilience. To find and develop their own unique style to encourage their ongoing art practice.
    And of course, to share this SUPER FUN journey with friends. Professional artist Katie McKinnon will guide workshop participants through a number of abstract painting techniques, tips and tricks, to create a beautiful painting inspired by the Australian natural world. 

    Attendance to each workshop is strictly limited. Workshop cost of $30 is per child +$10 for one or more additional related children located in the same home sharing a camera/screen. Maximum 3 children per home. Prices include GST. Private family workshops are also available, by appointment. Should you have any questions, please reach out to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    SURFSCAPE SOUNDTRACK
    After you have registered for the workshop, you will receive a special Spotify playlist of music, inspired by the surf beaches of Australia, to enjoy before and after the workshop. This will be sent via email, together with instructions on how to access the workshop and a list of materials.

    MATERIALS AND PREPARATION:

    Please prepare in advance from this list. Try to make do with materials that are available from your home. Experimenting with new, found materials is fun. It is not important to have every item. One option from each bullet point is necessary. The other items are just suggestions to further your practice.

    Australian Art Supplies stores offering delivery services are listed below the materials.

    ESSENTIAL MATERIALS (select one option per bullet point)

    • ART PAPER OR CANVAS
      2-3 sheets from a Canvas pad OR thick art paper OR draw and wash pad OR smooth YUPO paper OR watercolour paper OR a stretched/unstretched canvas

    • PAINT COLOURS
      Any blue and green watercolour or acrylic paint in a tube OR liquid acrylic paint or coloured pigment ink, OR food colouring.
    • WHITE ACRYLIC PAINT. In a tube is best OR flowing liquid acrylic or white pigment ink.
      • CUPS. Disposable or plastic cups OR glass jars, at least 3. Plus one cup of fresh water.
      • SMALL SPRAY BOTTLE
      Small spray bottle, recycled perfume atomiser or mister, filled with water. Large spray bottles will also work, please set nozzle to a medium-fine/slow mist.
      • Clean kitchen sponge/scourer
      • Paper towel, wet wipes or wet cloth for cleaning.

    NICE TO HAVES, NOT ESSENTIAL
    Whatever items you have from this list, found at home (just a few, not all):
    paddle pop stick, wooden skewer, glitter - especially silver, gold and blue shades, salt or salt flakes, clean sand, bottle tops, cling wrap, doilies, fabric scraps or cut up pieces of old clothing, coffee filters, egg poaching bags, empty tea bags and their swing tags, textured paper towel, cupcake wrappers, facial tissue, recycled packaging like coffee lids and soft plastic, bubble wrap, painters masking tape, found objects and leaves, sticks and pebbles from the garden.

    MINDFUL ART JOURNAL
    If you can, find a visual art diary at home. This can be an old exercise book, scrapbook, notebook, sketchbook, pad of art paper, or printer paper stapled or bound together like a book. Be creative and think sustainably. What can be re-purposed or reused? This will be our MINDFUL ART JOURNAL, and we will use this to prompt an ongoing daily art practice, mindfulness and gratitude.

    PREPARATION FOR YOU AND YOUR SPACE
    Prepare your space with a splash mat or drop cloth covering your table, and the floor if necessary. 
    It is essential children protect their hands with kitchen rubber gloves, waterproof garden gloves, or vinyl, latex or nitrile gloves if available (best). Food colour in particular is highly pigmented and will temporarily stain skin.
    Wear old clothes that can get a little painty, a big shirt or an apron. Tie long hair back. Please bring an open mind and a growth mindset. Our workshops will focus on the process of intuitive painting over outcomes, trying new things, being gentle with ourselves and others, practicing upcycling and sustainability, being present, really enjoying our creativity and having fun.

    ART SUPPLIES STORES:

    Artshed Online 

    Melbourne Artists’ Supplies – order by phone and they will arrange delivery to the local Melbourne area. Melbourne 9639 6622  -  Hampton East/Moorabbin 9553 3663  -  Brunswick 9387 1331

    Officeworks, Bunnings, Australia Post outlets, larger conventional supermarkets and smaller independent supermarkets also carry art and craft supplies and food colouring. Most offer contactless home delivery services.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
    Children should be supervised by a parent or carer during the workshop. Care will be taken by the workshop facilitator to encourage gentle and careful art practice, however art practice can sometimes get a little messy, so please ensure you take the recommended steps to protect your clothing and property.
    If your child is unable to attend a scheduled workshop due to illness, or if there are technical difficulties with the broadcast, we will arrange for you to join another workshop.

    Please keep noise (music, pets, younger children) in your home to a minimum to ensure all participants can hear the workshop. Workshops are facilitated via ZOOM. Participants should log in 10 minutes prior to the start of the workshop, to ensure their equipment is working, and to connect and chat with Katie and the other workshop participants. Should you have any questions, please reach out anytime to katie@katiemckinnon.com.au

    Learn more about Katie McKinnon, her art and design practice and workshops.

     

    Image credits:
    2. Bells Beach via Surfer Galaxy
    5. Bells Beach via Rad Season

    Visit product page