Courses – 2023

A WHOLISTIC APPROACH TO DRAWING AND PAINTING

Take a break and tap into your creative flow!  Courses which nurture your creative expression and inner exploration, grounded in skill development.

Dawn has been teaching for over 20 years, and firmly believes in the potential of the creative process for transformational change. She loves to guide students to develop their authentic vision and build confidence to step outside their comfort zones and take risks with their work.

Learn to tap into your unique creative flow as you explore and develop new techniques and deeper ways of seeing. These transformative programs have produced wonderful results, and many students are now exhibiting and selling their paintings, and best of all, are recovering their creative spirit.

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WEEKLY – COURSES FOR BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED

Opening to Art – An Introduction to Drawing + Painting (beginners)

These 3 hour classes offer a wholistic approach to artmaking. Dawn facilitates your connection to flow through specially designed exercises and guided meditation. You will work through exercises which help you connect to the right side of your brain and short drawing and painting studies. A variety of subject matter is explored and then onto focusing on a painting of your choice. Build your confidence, learn technique, stretch out of your comfort zone, reconnect to your creative energies and have fun, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. A fabulous way to keep your creative juices flowing.


Daytime Venue: Glen Iris Scout Hall, 101 Glen Iris Rd, Glen Iris
Dates: Thursday 11am-2:00pm, 16th February – 30th March

Evening Venue: Creative Pod, 209 Little Collins St Melbourne
Dates: Tuesday 6pm – 9pm, 21st February -4th April

Continuing the Artist’s Journey (advanced)

This course is designed for those experienced who wish to develop their practice and expand their skills with professional guidance. The classes include accessing your creative flow, short drawing and painting studies and working on paintings of your own choice. A great course to receive mentoring, step outside your comfort zone and have fun within a group situation as you continue your artistic journey.

Daytime venue: Clifton Hall, Richmond Uniting Church, 314 Church st, Richmond
Dates: Tuesday 11am – 2pm, 14th February – 4 th April

MONTHLY – FULL DAY PLEIN AIRE WORKSHOPS

For those of you who would like an uninterrupted day to indulge your creative spirit, hone your skills, and, focus on a painting of your choice. These workshops are a great opportunity to loosen up and learn, develop your technique, as you build your confidence and have fun in a relaxed and supportive group within a variety of different locations – painting by the beach, sketching in city laneways, creative expression in the bush.   Suitable for beginners and experienced.

Venue: plein aire
Time : 10am – 4pm

FINDING YOUR DIRECTION – Private One on One Mentoring

Great for beginners, just starting out or those with experience, to work through creative blocks, and refine and deepen their unique direction and line of inquiry in their practice. A great opportunity to access professional mentoring specific to your drawing and painting needs. These tailor made, individualized sessions, help you move through blocks, connect deeply with your natural, creative spirit and allow you to express more freely and authentically.
Day and evening times available online at times to suit you.  


ART AND MINDFULNESS – Perfect for Schools and Corporate

Art and Mindfulness are powerful processes and vehicles for change, especially relevant today.  With consultation and discussion, I work with you to design a program to suit the requirements of individuals and groups. These personal and professional development sessions, promote creative thinking, problem solving, destressing, stepping outside your comfort zone, risk taking, and deeper seeing through inner refleciton and drawing and painting. Ultimately building confidence in a fun and supportive way.

ART RETREAT

I am very excited to offer you a one week art retreat in Queensland in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.  Seven days to immerse yourself in recovering your creative spirit: combining inner reflection, with creative expression, grounded in skill development. Relaxed, supportive and fun. More details coming soon.

Please contact: dawn.csutoros@gmail.com +61 (0) 422 391 202