Calm from Chaos

a peaceful art workshop

Making art is an excellent antidote to feeling frazzled and overwhelmed

And often the best time to do it is exactly when you don’t think you have time. :)


This bitesized workshop is about creating pockets of calm in our busy lives using art as our well filling tool. It feels so counterintuitive to add something else to an already hectic day, and yet all we need is fifteen minutes to pause and spend some time doing what we love to stay a little saner in an often crazy world.
Those pockets are cumulative. Fifteen minutes a few times a week starts to build a creative force field that sustains us;
  • the more art we make…
  • the more we’re thinking about art…
  • the more ideas we have…
  • the more enthusiasm and inspiration we gather…
  • the more we want to make the time for art…
  • the calmer and more fulfilled we are…
  • the more the unnecessary falls away…
  • the more space we have for living, and the more we have to give back in our relationships, work and lives.
Calm from Chaos - a peaceful art workshop
We resist and procrastinate because it feels indulgent, or irresponsible, or not the most efficient use of our time, especially when there’s so much else to do just to keep life ticking along.
Labelling our loves like that is an effective way to keep us ‘safe’ {small, not standing out, not shifting the status quo}, but it doesn’t make us happy. We give to others as though we were somehow exempt from needing or deserving such outrageous generosity as fifteen minutes of art. 
Calm from Chaos is an offering of three pockets. It was originally part of the Spectrum 2016 series organised by Hali Karla, and is now available to purchase as a standalone workshop.

What the workshop will give you

Three videos of 12 minutes or less arriving via email over three days
A simple and fun process to follow to keep things easy
Create something satisfying with a few materials and very little time
A multisensory experience to bring you down out of your head and back into your body
And in case you’re about to produce that other famous barrier to entry
– cost – this workshop is available as a Pay What You Like. :)
The basket starts at just £10.

What students say

There is a lot of teaching stuff out there but i simply love your lessons and all of the freedom they make me feel.”


I have done all your free videos and courses and it has already made such a huge difference to my art and given me much confidence and pure joy in making art without the anxiety.

Questions & Answers

How does it work?
When you click the button to buy the course, a box will pop up where you’ll be able to put in the amount you’d like to pay. Then go through check out as normal. When the payment has gone through, you’ll need to check your inbox for a confirmation email. Once you’ve clicked the link in that, you’re all set to receive the workshop emails, which will arrive over the following days.
What materials will I need?
You’ll receive an initial email detailing what I used in the videos; the first workshop video will arrive the next day so you have a bit of time to gather things. {Although of course you can follow along in your own time – no need to be dictated to by the arrival of emails!} You’ll likely have most of what you need already; basics like paper/sketchbook, some paints, charcoal, perhaps some pastels, and gesso will do.
When can I start?
Whenever you’re ready! Purchasing the workshop will trigger the emails to arrive in your inbox; you can then either work through them as they come in, or save them until you’re ready. Just don’t save them forever. ;)

Ready to go from chaos to calm?

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