Art materials with the words why do we make and does it matter?

Workshops & Online Courses

My workshops are an opportunity to nurture your creativity and explore a range of topics. You can also get to know me and my style. 

Working creatively is a key ingredient in looking after our wellbeing. 

We focus on the present moment and calm our busy minds.
We experience accomplishment and the joy and pride that come with it.
We strengthen our imagination and problem-solving skills.
We explore and express our inner world.
We build resilience for tough times.

Current workshops

Vision cards - collage cards

Vision Cards – Pocket Sized Vision Boards!
Via Laneway Learning (online class/ Zoom)

As we are navigating a disrupted and challenging period, sometimes planning and visioning can be rather difficult! But perhaps you crave direction and some goals to guide you into 2021? We will use our imagination and a creative process called "vision cards" to explore alternative future directions and possibilities.
Monday 3 Feb 2021, 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Laneway Learning use Humanitix as their booking platform. They have introduced three different prices for their regular evening classes.

For this class: $14 covers all costs, $9 sponsored tickets for those struggling and $18 'pay it forward' tickets. If you can afford it please select the full price or pay it forward so Laneway Learning can continue sponsoring others who can't. Thank you!

Sensemaking Studio Hour a free open studio session. Image showing art materials with the words The Art Of

Sensemaking Studio Hour

A virtual Open Studio style session.
A free hour of creating alongside with me (on Zoom).
BYO: bring your own project and materials!
Click below for more information, some guidelines and to book in.

Sensemaking Space Image of Conny during online course

Living with Intention - self-paced online course: An introduction to choosing one word as your intention. 

Living with Intention is for you if you enjoy a mix of left and right brain processes to envisage, plan, and reflect. It's a way to explore your creativity without committing to a particular technique or investing in specific supplies. 

This course guides you through processes of reflective writing and art making to connect with your intention and bring it to life through inspired action. I share with you a 3-step process that takes you from defining your intention to visualizing it and translating it into goals.

You can continue your work through monthly reflections and turn this into a very personal, ongoing creative practice to support your personal growth. I've been working with this process for years and love how it supports me in my personal development.

You can preview the Welcome Lesson of this course for free.

The self-paced course includes 4 videos and 8 worksheets is A$39.  You can access all materials upon purchase.

Collage of Calm

I share my process of found poetry as a form of self-expression.

In this free course I share a daily creative practice you can use during tricky times. I use it to ground myself, check-in with my emotions and make sure I get some daily play time as an antidote to stress. You can watch two videos to play with your own found poetry.

Found Poems of Conny's Collage of Calm Project

“My experience with ‘Living with Intention’ and the resulting practice has been outstanding. It is such a meaningful journey! I’ve never realized the kind of growth and development that is possible when you focus on one word as an intention for the year, with the right guidance of course! I’ve learned so much about myself. Just taking time for myself to reflect and to explore my creativity - such an amazing process. After each 'session' I was completely amazed about my capacity to grow and embrace new perspectives for my thinking and behaviours. Absolutely impressive.
I definitely recommend exploring this kind of creative adventure which led to a deep dive into myself, enhancing my wellbeing, mindfulness, happiness & self-love! Thanks so much, Conny - I will definitely continue with this practice and course.”
– Petra

"I LOVED Conny's Vision Cards workshop. I have made vision boards several times, even attended a workshop or two but I really loved Conny's approach. Often vision boards can be overwhelming in scope. Conny's art therapist background helped us simplify down to focus the process into a wonderfully serene, meditative and creative process. I especially loved the reflective questions which helped me discover hidden meanings in my card on the day and beyond."
– Angela @alifeinflow

Creative workshop with women sitting around a table and Laneway Learning Logo

I teach regularly at Laneway Learning

Next workshop - Vision Cards (online) on 2nd February 2021 - details above
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Workshop table with art materials and paints

Here are some workshops I've run in the past:

Tackling uncertainty & creating your own support kit
Quit perfectionism - creative improvisation for everyday
Vision Cards - pocket-sized vision boards
Personal Growth after adversity
Working with values
Exploring identity
Befriending self-compassion
Navigating the creative process
Creative mindfulness with words – found poetry 
Understanding your creative process 

My monthly newsletter brings you a mix of creativity, psychology and mind-body connection applied to everyday life. I do not share your details with anyone.

Unless otherwise indicated, face-to-face workshops will be held in small groups to make them a safe and intimate experience and benefit from the inspiration we get from sharing and connecting with other like-minded people. In-person workshops are held at different venues in Melbourne. Further event-specific details will be provided ahead of booking.

No artistic experience is required. Bring your curiosity and openness to imagine and experiment.

If you like the sound of a specific workshop topic but prefer working 1-on-1 or would like to work with a private group of friends or co-workers - contact me to discuss a customised approach. My workshops are for adults (not children), but a private family or mixed age event can be tailored to your needs.