Acrylic Painting Workshop - Intuitive Art & Floral/Non-Traditional Mandalas

Floral Mandala


1 day workshop learning how to create a unique Floral or other Non-Traditional Mandala painting on canvas using acrylic paint. Alternatively you can choose to do some intuitive art where you experiment with the paint and bring out the shapes and subjects you find in the marks.

This workshop is designed to help you to let go of fear of judgement, kick perfectionism to the curb and just enjoy the process. We are not looking for perfection, we are embracing flow and playfulness.

I will give you lots of valuable information as we go along about acrylic paints, mediums, canvases and brushes that will really help you get the most from the experience and save you money should you wish to continue your painting journey.

Equally, if you just want to enjoy some time out for yourself creating something beautiful that will continue to inspire you then this is the workshop for you.

In this workshop you will learn how to:

*Have fun painting flowers or shapes as a meditative exercise (if flowers aren’t your thing, I will show you how to adapt the exercise to suit)
*Mix vibrant colours and learn how to find beauty in muddy ones
*Paint an abstract background and build up layers
*Use different painting tools to create interesting marks and textures
*Use stencils and apply colour glazes
*Add embellishments and details
*Finish a canvas for presentation or mount and back a painting on paper.

We use high quality acrylic paints, paper and canvases to help you get the most from your painting experience.

Rather than following step-by-step instructions for working on one particular image you will be encouraged to paint intuitively so that you can create something more personal to you. Lots of different floral references will be provided for inspiration.

I will demonstrate a variety of different techniques and offer suggestions for how to move your paintings forwards if you feel stuck.

Great for a group day out.
All abilities welcome.
No prior painting experience necessary.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials included as well as light refreshments but you will need to bring a packed lunch as there are no cafés or shops nearby.

Also included 3 months of Facebook follow up support for those who take my workshop. It will be a private group where you can post your work and ask questions or get feedback. I’ll also post some additional technique videos to reinforce what we’ve gone over in the workshop. If not on Facebook, there will be email support included.


Alanda Calmus at Alchemy Through Art

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The Loft Venue
East Grange
IV36 2UD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Karen - - #39156

As a complete novice I felt encouraged and supported throughout, which made for a positive creative experience. Information and guidance was given clearly with demonstrations where required. It was fascinating to see the painting unfold through different stages of the process, in unexpected ways. The environment was conducive, I learnt a lot without feeling overwhelmed, and felt I was in safe hands as I felt my way through something totally new to me. I would recommend to people at all stages of their creative and artistic journey. It was a fun day with a completed (for now) canvas to take away!

Response from Alchemy Through Art:

Thank you so much Karen, I'm so pleased you felt encouraged and supported. I hope you feel a renewed confidence to continue your painting journey. If you need any further information, I'll be happy to help.

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