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art programs & art classes

Sonia facilitates fun afternoon art classes for all ages - including Kids, Tweens and Adults. The Art Program intake opens up three to four times per year, usually coinciding with the Queensland's School Term. The program runs in Southport, Mudgeeraba and Worongary.

Attendees learns art skills including composition, sketching, drawing, how to paint with with a variety of art mediums.  These art classes are suited to Beginners to Intermediate level of skill.  Sessions are boutique-style run in person or on-line. Book now or contact me to express your interest to attend the next program.

The Art Program prices range from $360* per person for the nine week program. registrations are now closed. Registrations for Intake 4 of 2023 are now open.

* Ad hoc attendance is possible - the rate per person per session for ad hoc attendance is $50 per person per session and is only available if there is space in the class, and agreement is made in advance with Sonia. Contact Sonia to discuss your specific needs.

 Art materials included unless otherwise specified.


Sonia facilitates art workshops and art experiences from Beginners to intermediate with acrylics, watercolours and mixed media. Experience creating art in a fun and safe environment to give voice to your creative expression. Workshops run in a face-to-face forum or on-line as Sonia takes you step by step showing you how to paint. Book now, or ask about Sonia's exclusive art experiences, which can be run individually or in a group setting - perfect for a fun get-together with friends, retreats, and team building. Face to face on offer on the Gold Coast, Queensland and surrounding area (note a small travel fee may apply)

Prices* start at $65 up to $145 per person, depending on exclusivity of the class. Art materials included unless otherwise specified.

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Sonia facilitates fun and exciting holiday painting workshops and art classes that are designed to facilitate fun time out with the kids, to make special memories together, and do life together. Find out more about Sonia's Holiday Art Program conveniently located at Southport, Mudgeeraba and in Worongary on the Gold Coast. The calendar of activities is featured in Sonia's Workshop Calendar, and info about the Holiday Art workshops and classes are released a couple of weeks ahead of each holiday break. These holidays classes are great to learn how to paint and sketch to achieve nice artwork.  The next holiday program runs in Sept 2023.

You can attend Sonia's art experience in various ways.


1) Group - public (adults/kids) - art workshops cost $65 to $85 per person for 3 to 4 hour sessions, or between $58.50 to $65 per person for 1 & 1/2 to 2 hour classes.  

*Note: Ticket prices  exclude the Eventbrite booking fee. Book on-line via Sonia's Eventbrite page or at Creative Hearts Art Gallery in Australia Fair on the Gold Coast.  Venues include Creative Hearts Art Gallery in Southport, the Old Post Office in Mudgeeraba, at Sonia's Home Studio/Gallery in Worongary, and the Globe Trotter's Travel Cafe in Mudgeeraba. Art materials included, unless otherwise specified. ​

2) Personalised - closed or private art session (adults/kids) - exclusive art experience sessions are available at a cost of $95 per person for a 2 to 3 hour session (minimum of 2 attendees) or for multiple sessions (min 4 sessions) booked and paid for in advance the cost is $83 per person - minimum 2 attendees), Or $145 for a private and customise one-on-one session - suitable for one-on-one sessions painting your own subject matter - or one of Sonia's art workshop designs. Art materials included (Subject to availability of artist and workshop space). Depending on location - a small travel Fee may apply. Contact Sonia to firm up pricing and discuss availability. 

​3) Let Sonia come to you at locations across the Gold Coast and South East Queensland. As a mobile artist, able to quickly set up and take down for your unique art experience, Sonia welcomes the opportunity to partner with local Gold Coast businesses including Air BnB's, Caravan Parks, or other holiday venues to present art experiences on an ad hoc, and/or regular basis at their business location. This is a great way to bolster interest and business, and use your space in a smart and unique way during quiet business periods. Contact Sonia to provide a quote and determine availability.

4) If you're hosting a party, or enjoy regular get-together's with friends and family, you could engage Sonia to take your group through an art experience at your nominated venue. Depending on location - a small travel fee may apply. Experiences also available at the Creative Hearts Art Gallery in Southport, and with sufficient notice alternative locations may be available - for example: The Old Post Office in Mudgeeraba, or Sonia's Home Studio/Gallery in Worongary. Contact Sonia to provide a quote and determine availability.


1) Have a look at Sonia's Patreon Online Memberships providing Art Learning and Art Workshops to you where you are. Nurture your creative voice online, in the comfort of your own home, at the time that best suits you. I have been working hard to make these video learning experiences affordable.  Low cost to you and high value will ensure you get the best art learning experience without 'breaking the bank'. 

2) Enjoy one on one exclusive art experiences Online in real time (Zoom) which is a great way to learn to paint under Sonia's guidance if you're not located on the Gold Coast. BYO art materials. Book your exclusive session here: - Cost is $120 per person for a 3 hour session, or if you would like to secure another date and/or time - Contact Sonia to determine availability

2) Enjoy social time on-line (Zoom) with friends and family - especially if you are remotely located and/or in different geographical locations. BYO art materials. Cost is $48 per person for a 3 hour session. Minimum 5 people.

3) Enjoy public on-line (Zoom) art experiences with Sonia. Check out what is currently on offer now, and/or Follow Sonia's Eventbrite page to receive notifications
of additional art workshops and new designs being uploaded regularly. BYO art materials. Cost is $35 per person for a 3 hour session. Maximum 30 people.

you can paint too!

a variety of art class designs

View favourites of Sonia's art workshop choices, venues and dates on Sonia's Eventbrite page (click)

tHE DESIGNS BELOW ARE examples of the variety AVAILABLE AS FACE TO FACE EXPERIENCES, video learning experiences (through sonia's patreon), AND AS ON-LINE (REAL-TIME) EXPERIENCES. 

Please CONTACT SONIA if you have any enquiries

'Dolphin Delight' An appreciation of the beauty of the ocean and its creatures great and small as Sonia shows you how to paint these dolphins. Run as a kids and adults workshop.click my Ticketing link here

'Blushing Beauty' Have fun painting this colourful watercolour on Canvas piece. Painting watercolours can be  a challenge, but Sonia takes you step by step showing you how to paint to achieve beautiful flow of colours. You can almost smell the fragrance.Check dates and buy tickets here

'Love the sweet morning songs and busy chatter of our feathered friends. Choose your own background colours, as Sonia guides you showing you how to paint layers and details to achieve this fun artwork.Check dates and buy tickets here

'Flying High' A fun teddy bear adventure... Let your child's imagination and story-telling come to life with this fun painting.click my Ticketing link here

'Froggy Haven'This is a fun Kids workshop usually runs as part of my Kid's Art Holiday Program. Look out formy Holiday Program details here

'Bloom' This is a fun Adult and Kids workshop running as part of my Kid's Art Holiday Program.  Look out formy Holiday Program details here

 'In the Light' Choose your colours and design for your beautiful butterfly. Click here for Ticketing link and dates

'Happy Day' Gentle breezes and sweet feathered friends introduce you to cotton wool clouds. Choose your own colours for your hot air balloon. Click here for Ticketing and dates.

Coffee, Cake and Paint in Mudgeeraba. Your ticket includes Coffee, Cake and art materials. Find out dates, subject and tickets for these fun watercolour experiences. 

                     MORE fun Kid's Art Class Designs coming soon

'Paint Your Pet' Two sessions for this great outcome. Session 1 Sketch, Session 2 Paint. Celebrate your furbaby with a pet portrait you painted - Check dates Check dates for SESSION 1 here.

'Paint Your Pet' Two sessions for this great outcome. Session 1 Sketch, Session 2 Paint. Celebrate your furbaby with a pet portrait you painted - Check dates Check dates for SESSION 2 here


Create your own unique Abstract artwork in my Mixed Media art workshop titled 'My Inspiration'.. Learn techniques to be 'free' in your artistic expression. Learn to add texture. Embed objects, create texture, apply resin. Check dates for this workshop here

Come paint Cherished with us. Poppies are significant little flowers... 

Get lost in the moment as you paint Liquid Gold with us


Take a moment to stop and smell  the flowers as we paint Daisy Mist

Mixed Media Workshop 'Memories'. Bring out those special bits and bobs that you have been treasuring and make an awesome artwork in this art class to celebrate those special Memories.. New Dates coming soon!

I am excited to extend my offering of art workshops to watercolour classes with 'Nature's Dazzle' where we make a beautiful card and bookmark featuring a colourful hummingbird amongst the blossoms. New Dates coming soon!


Delicate like the wings of a butterfly and fragrant Spring breezes are celebrated in this mixed media art workshop  'Butterfly Kisses'
We sculpt and form to make a highly textured artwork.

Explore the galaxy as you paint Starry Skies with us. This workshop is suited to both adults and children and is presently offered as part of my Kid's Art Holiday Program

Sweet moments and memories as you paint Better than Wishes with us. Choose your feature colour. New dates to follow soon.


Refresh your soul as you dip into 'RiverDance'with us

Learn fun art techniques to achieve this ethereal looking chandelier artwork in the art class 'Vintage Glow' Choose your own colours to make this painting uniquely yours. New dates coming soon! 

Now available as an on-line, interactive art experience. Misty early mornings with a warm cuppa reminds me of Morning Moments.


Celebrate tropical oceans and breezes, remember and dream of holidays to come with Sunset and Silhouettes, an acrylic artwork that provides step by step on blending, patterns and perspective


I am continually gathering ideas and working on new designs for my art classes,  so please check back again soon :-) 

what people are saying...

we have heaps of fun during these sessions which are suited to all levels of art skills

Kathy says: 'I attended a class for the daisy mist paint and had a fabulous time learnt a lot and came home with a lovely painting thank you Sonia '

Deanna says: 'It's really fun! I learned some neat tricks and made something beautiful with Sonia's guidance. It's more than worth the money spent.'

Georgia says: 'A fun, easy workshop run by the lovely Sonia. My mum and I attended together and had a great time. Perfect for beginners and those looking for a nice day out.

Visit my EVENTBRITE PAGE to view current designs and dates

pet's painting p'art'y by sonia farrell

Dogs and Dog Owner's attend this fun Abstract Art workshop where your pup gets to paint a beautiful artwork, that you can take home with you

Have you ever thought your pup is talented? Have you ever wondered if they have a creative streak? If you’re a mum or dad, or have smart nieces and nephews, you’ve more than likely been gifted cute paintings and drawings you have put up on your fridge, or at your desk in the office to enjoy and celebrate their creativity.

Now you and your beloved pet can together create a painting that you can enjoy and appreciate, and hang pride of place in your home or office.

Full details, including dates, times and tickets are available on my Eventbrite page - see Pet Painting P'art'y by Sonia Farrell. If no events are scheduled, please contact Sonia to find out when the next session is running.Priced at $65 (plus Eventbrite ticketing fee). Art materials included. NOTE: This activity is suited to pups.  Please read full details to see what is included and what you'd need to bring along :-) for this truly unique experience.

PS - Sonia runs these Pet Painting P'art'y's as birthday party celebrations for your pet. So if you are looking for a special way to celebrate your bestie - this may be just what you are looking for. Contact Sonia to discuss availability and pricing.

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Thank you for taking interest in my Patreon Online Learning Membership. To give you an idea of what my online art workshop sessions are like, I would like to GIFT THIS PATREON ART WORKSHOP for you to enjoy.

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