TEACHER: Melinda Harper
DATE: Flexible
TIME: 10am – 5pm (hour lunch break)
LOCATION: QG&W print studio
COST: $455* (1p), $340 (2 pp), $295 (3 pp)


Explore colour and abstraction with Melinda through a variety of mediums and materials such as; acrylic/painting, paper/collage, fabric/embroidery, or print/lino cut or monoprint. Melinda guides you through form and mark making and encourages you to loosen up, let go and explore your thoughts on paper.

Participants will have the chance to draw on Melinda’s immense experience with colour and freely investigate any aspect they wish.

Melinda also has 14 years of experience conducting art workshops within the mental health sector. Not to be confused with art therapy, art for trauma and/or wellbeing calls for no critique or assessment of the participant’s work, instead encouraging freedom of creative expression.

Learn to enjoy the process of making art without the pressure of having to make a master piece! Expect a very informal, fluid workshop.

There will be much conversation as Melinda elaborates on the discussion to encourage thought development.

Melinda shares an abundance of resources so be prepared to go home with much to research.

No previous experience is required. Also excellent for professional development (students and professionals).

∗ Bring a friend/friends to receive half price on the additional bookings


SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED: All levels and experience.
INCLUDED: All materials. Nespresso coffee, tea, etc.
NOT INCLUDED: Drawing journal, take-home kits, accommodation and food. Plenty of food choice in Queenscliff.
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: AthelstaneClydesvilleQueenscliff and Coastal HolidaysRuby’sSeaviewVue Grand.

Participants must wear protective footwear

When making a booking you may pay in full or choose to pay a deposit of $100 to secure your date of choice. Email us for direct debit details or call 03 4202 0942 for phone payments. Invoices provided upon arrival. Payments will be refunded if the workshop facilitator or QG&W cancel the workshop (in unforeseen circumstances). If you are unable to attend, you must notify us at least three weeks prior to the course date. A cancellation fee of $100 will apply for cancellations made within three weeks of the chosen date.


  • Shared kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Nespresso coffee machine (gold coin donation for coffee)
  • Tea, milk, sugar, juice
  • Toilet
  • No disability access
  • One flight of stairs
  • Access to art books
  • Free street parking

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