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“In the Moment – Abstraction and Intuition”

Workshop Schedule 2021

Cultivate your creativity with learning experiences designed by an artist for aspiring artists.

Friday 27th August. 10 – 3 pm at 1 Fitzgibbon Street, South Toowoomba. To book, message Amica directly on 0434 724 990, or email or enquire here.
Friday 11th June. 10 – 4 pm at The Gympie Art Gallery, Gallery. BOOK NOWSaturday 12th June. 10 – 4 pm at The Gympie Gallery. BOOK NOW
Saturday 24th April. 10 – 4 pm at The Brickworks Annex, Southport. BOOKED OUT Sunday 25th April. 10 – 4 pm at The Brickworks Annex, Southport. BOOKED OUT


In the Moment – Abstraction and Intuition” 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 demonstrate many of her personal painting techniques. The process is broken down into easy, bite-sized lessons that explore color, 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 and snacks. Please BYO lunch or a visit the local cafe in the break.

● Live demonstration.

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

If you can (not essential but highly recommended) – please bring

*** a ‘crafters heat tool’ preferably or at least a hairdryer, (not the same thing as a heat gun that you would find in Bunnings) this would be wonderful for you explore a technique I use where we create ‘tidelines’.

Crafters heat tools available from Craft Online.

This workshop will be limited to 10 students to ensure lots of personal attention, one-on-one support, and plenty of space to explore and create.


No experience is required to attend this retreat. Age 14+


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!


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! Tracy

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! Patricia

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! Amy

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! Brenda

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. Elisse

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. Donna

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! Anna

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. Maree

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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