Classes and Workshops

Expand your Creativity

Let’s figure this out together.

From a place of absolute frustration, I began to teach myself how to draw. If you’re like me, you loved Art at school and got decent marks for it, but weren’t encouraged to take it further. I was stuck in “Proper Art” mode; unless I could draw something exactly as it was, to replicate a photograph, then it was unworthy!

Fast-forward a couple of decades….. I realised that I really could draw, but not how everyone else could. What was coming out was from pure imagination but also solely grounded in drawing muscle and practice.

This is why I devised the “Draw Like an Artist” course. I give it freely because everyone needs to know they can do this. This process has been tested on some willing guinea pigs, from 8 to 80 years old, and all are surprised and delighted with their outcomes.

It’s like nothing you’ve done before but deceptively easy to master.

I’ve structured my courses like a Semester of work. You start with the free class as a prerequisite, especially if you’re not confident in your drawing ability. Each class then builds on the previous one. If you are a bit more advanced, simply take the class that appeals to you. They are great as stand-alone classes too.

Not sure which class is right for you? Send me an email and we can mull it over.


Join me for a collage class with a difference

If you’ve ever thought…. I can’t draw; I’m not creative; I’m not an artist; I don’t have a creative bone in my body! … then THIS is the class for you.

You will put together your own collage using a template and found papers, to awaken that sleepy creative muscle. Most materials are supplied, all you have to bring are a pair of scissors and a gluestick. It’s that fuss-free!

I will step you through the first collage from beginning to end. We will talk briefly about colour theory (but this is not a colour theory class), pattern and design, and composition to help you create your first masterpiece. There will be time after a short break to stay longer to continue your second collage.

I invite you to join me in the vibrant Vend Marketplace, to explore the beauty of paper through this unique, slow-paced, collage class. Held once a month on a Friday and Sunday until November. Choose your preferred date from the list. See you soon!

FREE – Draw Like an Artist

ONLINE CLASS COMING SOON!

A free online class. Think of it as a prerequisite to tapping into your hidden draw-ability.

Botanical Collage

ONLINE CLASS COMING SOON!

Learn how to piece together an exciting and individual collage using ideas drawn from “Draw Like an Artist” class. (Includes a bonus class on how to paint your own papers, and avoid sticky copyright issues).

Painterly Monotypes

ONLINE CLASS COMING SOON!

Extend your Botanical Collages further using a monotype process and some loose brushwork.


Giovanna’s style of teaching clearly reflects her background as a High School teacher. She explains each step clearly with demonstration and checks in often. I love how each step informs the next so you end up with a developed (rather than a copied) style. I can’t wait to continue with this at home.

Karen Scott (not related haha)


Let’s make something beautiful together.

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