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Amica

The "Art of Beautiful Chaos" retreats and workshops, cater to first-time painters looking for an empowering jump start on their creative path, to professional painters seeking a new perspective, and all levels in-between.

These heart-centred and educational retreats offer a vast toolbox of new techniques and a fresh creative perspective guaranteed to energise your life on and off the canvas.I demonstrate and break down many of my unique personal painting techniques which are informed by the rhythms of nature, and explore colour layering, composition, value contrast, expressive mark-making, dripping, fluid techniques and various materials.

Along the way, I offer invaluable prompts and exercises to support letting go, connecting to intuition, and drawing from a place of authenticity.

Cultivate Your Creativty

with learning experiences designed by an artist for aspiring artists.

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Tracy Mclean

Amica’s Workshop went above and beyond my expectations! She was extremely generous with her time,techniques and patience, making sure she spent all the time need with each of the students. She treated everyone like we were old friends,making us all feel comfortable enough to relax and enjoy the process.I came away with a heap of new techniques and inspiration to keep on painting!

Patricia Walsh

In just one day Amica has changed my approach to painting. In a fun, relaxed and supportive environment, Amica guides and encourages and is so generous with her knowledge, inspiration and resources. I would thoroughly recommend the Beautiful Chaos Workshops - don’t hesitate, just sign up!

Tracy Barkle

Amica is a fabulous artist and teacher!

I’ve just done a workshop in her new studio, where she so generously shared her knowledge and skills.

I came away with my own abstract piece, resources to continue on with and the confidence to play with the mediums again.

It was such a fun day of learning and painting. I can’t wait for the next one!!

Maree

I really loved how welcoming you were. You have a warm, beautiful personality and you make your workshops fun. Thank you for ecouraging me and boosting my confidence- it’s just what I needed.

Testimonials

Learn the art of 

Organic

Abstraction

a painting process guided by the rhythms of nature

Workshop paints on Amicas studio table.
Amica demonstrating how to use materials and media.
Close up detail of paint moving on canvas.
Amica demonstrating painting techniques.
Close up detail of paint moving on canvas.
Amica demonstrating painting techniques.

Abstract Observations Exhibition 

30/06/23

Many artists devote themselves strictly to realism in their pursuit to convey the ‘truth’, whilst others only see universal truths through the lens of abstraction.

This exhibition features artists who seek to channel their experience of life through the innumerable possibilities of colour and form.

Botanical Infusions Exhibition

08/09/23

Experience the beauty of impermanence with ‘Botanical Infusions: A Celebration of Plants, Art & Gin’ at The Mills Production Plant Shop during Spring Carnival. 

Join us on the opening night, Friday 8th Sep from 6pm, for a special gin tasting with local gin distillery Pechey Distilling Co, and be among the first to view the exhibition. FREE EVENT

Mini Abstracts Workshop & Cocktails

09/09/23

Get ready for an exhilarating experience on Saturday, September 9th, as Amica takes the lead in an awe-inspiring mini abstract art extravaganza!  Indulge in delectable cocktails and join us for an unforgettable evening filled with artistic expression, delicious libations, and a vibrant atmosphere that will leave you inspired and craving for more!

Learn the Art of Organic Abstracts

17/09/23/

Immerse yourself in heart-centered and educational workshop that will equip you with an extensive toolbox of innovative techniques and a renewed creative outlook.A painting process guided by the rhythms of nature.

Learn the Art of Organic Abstracts

16/09/23

Immerse yourself in heart-centered and educational workshop that will equip you with an extensive toolbox of innovative techniques and a renewed creative outlook.A painting process guided by the rhythms of nature.

Surface Exhibition

27/10/2023

Discover a diverse collection of talented artists whose works explore the infinite possibilities of surfaces, pushing the boundaries of traditional mediums, bought to you by Art Lovers Australia Melbourne Gallery. 

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