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Barossa, 6hr Organic Abstract 16th Sep, 2023

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!

This workshop is a nurturing, liberating experience perfect for all levels.

Experienced Artist and Teacher, Amica Whincop, caters to first-time painters looking for an empowering jump start on their creative path, professional painters seeking a new perspective, and all levels in-between, this heart-centered and educational retreat offers a vast toolbox of new techniques, along with a fresh creative perspective guaranteed to energize your life on and off the canvas.

Throughout the workshop, Amica demonstrates many of her personal painting techniques. The process is broken down into easy, bite-sized lessons that explore colour, layering, composition, value contrast, expressive mark-making, dripping, fluid techniques and materials.

Amica also offers invaluable prompts and exercises to support letting go and connecting to intuition and discovering your own authentic style.

Working on a 60 x 60cm canvas, this 6-hour intensive workshop will guide you through the process of moving past fears and self-doubt into activating a spirit of playfulness and risk-taking to create a resolved, abstract painting.

The intention behind the workshop is to:

1. Experience working with fluid paints and natural textures to create an abstract work.

2. Delve into your internal landscape and tap into your authentic expression through intuitive abstraction

3. Explore and experiment with some of Amica's signature painting techniques.

The Workshop Includes:

● 6hrs of facilitated studio time, including plenty of one-on-one time with Amica

● An assortment of brushes, paints and materials, everything you need to create a masterpiece.

● Light refreshments /snacks.

● Live demonstration.

● A collection of creative starts (practice paintings) and technical guides to take

into your own practice


No experience is required to attend this retreat.


There are no refunds unless we are able to fill your spot. No cancellations 7 days prior.


Once you are enrolled in the workshop, you will receive information with further details regarding the schedule, supplies, accommodations, and activities. Please feel free to email any questions to I am here to help!

Workshop ticket includes all art materials, tuition, tea/coffee and cake and a catered lunch. No previous experience is needed.


Participants will be offered the unique chance to have their final artwork put on a wine label on a magnum of Shiraz or x 2 bottles of Rosenvale Semillon for an additional cost of $70 delivered, pre-ordering is required for this special option.

You're in the Barossa so why not take home a special memento of your art experience?


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!


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 Workshops - don’t hesitate, just sign up!


I had the best day. Amica is such a talented woman and helps you every step of the way to create a beautiful piece of art!


I enjoy Amica’s workshops because she is so generous in sharing her techniques and colour combos. While I explore the colours and techniques, Amica helps with developing my ideas just a bit more and definitely rescuing my efforts at times!


It was a beautiful, fun day working with lovely techniques and medium. Amica was fabulous and kept the day relaxed and friendly. After showing us the main techniques and giving us some key pointers, we were encouraged to go express our creativity on our own canvas. The small group meant Amica was always close by and available to give us encouragement and feedback regularly throughout the day. (The food was also delicious!)


I really enjoyed Amica's workshop because it was fun and I learnt new painting techniques. Amica was happy to share her style and her passion for art showed when she was teaching. I loved this workshop that I would do it again.


Thank you Amica for providing such a lovely safe environment to learn and hone your techniques. I loved letting go of my own ideas and trusting the processes you outlined to help produce something I’m proud to display in my home. You are AMAZING!


I really enjoyed the workshop, Amica was lots of fun and the lunch was super yummy. It was great to explore some new painting techniques and get valuable feedback.


Amica makes her workshops fun and easy to have a go. She’s most generous with sharing her tricks and techniques. I was surprised that I managed to finish a piece (I actually liked it) in one day. Ellen

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


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