Art Workshops and Art Experiences

Sonia Farrell is an Australian mixed media artist with a passion for revealing the beauty of life in vibrant colour.


​Sonia facilitates art workshops and art experiences from Beginners to Intermediate levels of artistic skill.

Sonia provides a safe and fun environment to give voice to your creative expression. In her art experience sessions, Sonia builds a sense of joy and discovery, working with you to create your own beautiful artworks for your home.


Sonia's art celebrates connection, each with light and emotion in contemporary realism and abstracts. She delights in using mixed media, acrylics and encaustic wax.

Having fun like a child...that is ... being child-like in creativity can sometimes be a challenge... but sometimes it comes really easy... especially when its a fun group of people happy to just have a go!!!

NEW!!! Online Art Experiences

Sonia's face to face art experience sessions are on again.  We've aligned with COVID-19 requirements. View the latest sessions on Sonia's Eventbrite page

Sonia's art experience sessions are art workshops that allow a freedom to just have a go - in a safe and friendly environment...while also enjoying step by step guidance to achieve an beautiful original artwork you can hang on your wall at home or at the office.


For some art workshop attendees, it has been about getting back to painting after a break - sometimes for years and years... for some its about doing something just because you think you might like to try it...and then you find your LOVE IT

Visit Sonia's Eventbrite page to find out details about Sonia's latest events including cost, dates, times and venues. 


Most of Sonia's workshops run for 3 to 4 hours and includes most if not all art material and step by step instruction. Do check the details of each workshop to be sure of what is included and what is not included.

Art Experience Workshops

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



1) Visit the Creative Hearts Art Gallery on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia:

If you're local to the Gold Coast, you are welcome to register to attend a session at the conveniently located Creative Hearts Art Gallery in Southport. 

- Group art workshops cost $65 per person (excluding Eventbrite booking fee). Book on-line, by phone or in person at the Creative Hearts Art Gallery - open weekdays 10am to 3pm. Art materials and morning tea included.  ​


- One-on-One personalised art experience sessions are available at a cost of $85 for a 2 to 3 hour session. Art materials and morning tea is included (Subject to availability of artist and workshop space)

2) Let Sonia come to you at locations across the Gold Coast and South East Queensland:]

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.

If you're a group of friends keen to try your hand at being creative in a fun social time together, you can book Sonia to come to you... These art experience sessions of up to 3 hours - with a maximum of 8 attendees are welcomed. Cost is $350 for Gold Coast locations, with added minimum charge for locations outside of the Gold Coast (Quote available on request). This fee includes art materials.  However, the Host will need to send out and manage invitations, supply a venue, make arrangements for and cover the cost of catering.

3) Enjoy your art experience On-line 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.


- Group Sessions - Sonia holds regular on-line real time art experiences. New schedule coming out soon. You could even book to attend with a friend (or group of friends) from different geographical locations for some great social time together.  BYO art materials. Cost is $35 per person for a 3 hour session.  Keen to express your interest in a session ahead of the schedule being released - Contact Sonia directly to let her know.


- One-on-one Zoom sessions are available at a cost of $65 for a 3 hour session. BYO art materials. Contact Sonia directly to book a suitable time. 

Pet Painting P'art'y

By attending one of Sonia’s Pets Painting P’art’ies, you and your pet will work together enjoying step by step guidance by Sonia to paint an abstract style artwork in a fun, loving and friendly environment.

Sonia will take you and your pet, together with up to 5 other pets and their owners step by step through the process - in a fun, loving and friendly environment – to create an artwork that you and family will absolutely love.

Have you ever thought your pet is talented...


Have you ever wondered if your pet has a creative streak.


If you’re a mum or dad, or have imaginative 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 in a similar way – enjoy great memories of the activity and special fun time together.

We would like to ensure that you and your pet, and all other participant of a Pet Painting P’art’y  session have an enjoyable experience. To enable this, we have basic rules which we respectfully ask you to follow. Please take the time to read our terms and conditions, which includes a Liability Waiver. This form is to be printed, completed, signed and returned by email when you register and purchase your ticket to attend a Dog Painting P'art'y.

Click here to get more information including dates, time and venue details.  

Please contact me if you have any questions or wish to clarify any part of this activity, the forms  and/or the requirements.

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