Monday, 18 March 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013 Painting Workshops

Interactive, intuitive art workshops

Unleash the artist within!

Carollyn Rhodes-Thompson's personalised program of passionate, motivating art workshops are for you if:

  • You want to discover your innermost creative talents

  • You are an artist wanting to elevate yourself well beyond your current level of creativity

  • You are seeking some quality  'YOU' time

So, come and explore, come and paint...  you may just surprise yourself!



  • How to be an independent, intuitive, artistic creator

  • How to ask the right questions and  resolve  problems

  • Acrylic painting techniques, surface preparations, theory, history and drawing

  • Much, much more than you could ever imagine

Relax, let go, laugh, sing, play, be creative, be yourself, but most of all...HAVE FUN!



Minimal paints, mediums and some equipment will be supplied for your use to get you started, plus one stretched canvas 80x80cm, at no extra cost. After this, you'll need to bring your own acrylic paints, equipment and 3-4 surfaces to paint on as you require.

Click here for the basic equipment required to kickstart your painting dream!



  • You are the artist

  • You arrive at a time that suits you, between the session time slot of 6.30 and 9.30pm

  • You will be guided by myself, alongside other student artists, and encouraged to push through barriers and blocks that hold you back

  • You will be elevated, challenged and nurtured in a safe, positive and supportive environment

  • You will begin an xtradordinary personal journey from the start of your masterpiece, through to completion and hanging

It's what you make it!




Location Atwell Community Art Centre, Canning Highway, Alfred Cove.
Time 6.30-9.30pm
DateEvery Tuesday night starting from 3rd September.
Pricing$560 OR $490 if you pay by 8th May, 2013 (8th class is free) $70 per session casual rate

If you wish to pay each Wednesday night, it is a casual rate of $70 per session (no discount).

To secure your position, please confirm your booking to  or phone Carollyn on 0421 523 464  providing your full name, mobile number, address, and painting history/experience.


  • Corporate group weekend painting workshops 2013 - Please register your interest now as numbers are limited

  • Facilitation of School Art Projects, murals and workshops.

  • "Italian Summer Art/Culture Search 2014" 2 weeks of art across Italy with your tour leader Carollyn. Please register your interest now as numbers are limited

  • AquaTa (Thanks for the Water) AQUATA PROJECT 2013/2014/2015 participation. Go to to register for participation or to just follow the project


For any queries and bookings, please contact Carollyn on 0421 523 464 or email


I look forward to working with you!

Monday, 11 March 2013

I LOVE YOU No.3 Baby Feeding and Proud New Parent

[caption id="attachment_925" align="aligncenter" width="540"]I LOVE YOU delivered onto the pavement outside of the OBH Cottesloe 10th Feb 2013- Found  by Matthew on the 11th Feb the following morning on the windscreen of his car. I LOVE YOU:  Baby Feeding was delivered onto the pavement outside of the OBH, Cottesloe  on 10th Feb 2013- It was found by Matthew on the 11th Feb the following morning on the windscreen of his car.[/caption]

That morning I received an email...from Matthew.

As fate would have it one of your paintings (Feeding baby) was left on my car windscreen at Cottesloe this morning - what a pleasant way to start the day!


Although............ I can’t believe you would leave one of your “children” to the mercy of fate – anyway he/she has found a safe place to live!!

I responded to this heartfelt statement...

THANK YOU for responding so positively to your randomly received gift.
Yes..... I understand your fear for my 'children'... but I feel that my babies have grown up and they are ready to go out alone. I have faith in the fact that they will all find their own way into the hearts of the right people. I seem to be I not?

Great adoption photo!

Email reply...

 I thought I might share a bit more of a story regards your painting left on my car “with love”.

 On Sundays  I have a little routine which sees me having breakfast at Barchetta’s (Cottesloe) , as part of my weekly motorcycle ride.

 On the day in question I decided to take my car as it was going to be too hot for riding the bike.

 My point being that it was quite significant that I received the painting at all. If I was on the bike I would have been parked in a different spot, and in any event,  it would be unlikely that the painting would have been left on the motorcycle.

 One wonders at the significance of the sequence of events which led to me being the recipient of the painting.


Mmmmmmm....I wonder too...


Matthew is now doing  painting workshops with me in May...and I look forward to meeting and working with him...

I wonder which painting will surface next???? I can't wait...