Made by Hand

Join in and be inspired. The gallery offers a series of sensational hands on workshops. Engage in creative practices with Made by Hand, hosted by exhibiting and touring artists. Improve and challenge your art techniques and skills in these exclusive sessions. Programs available for beginners and experienced artists.


Exploring natures patterns with acrylic with Dianne Smith

Join Maroochydore Artspace exhibiting artist Dianne Smith for a painting workshop at Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Participants will produce a painting using pattern as the subject to create an abstract or semi-abstract artwork from a selection of plants, flowers, shells, leaves etc. Focus will be on discovering organic pattern from a selection of objects to develop into a painting. 

Location Date and Time Age  Cost Registration
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Saturday 23 February, 9.30am–2.00pm
16+ $60 Register

Beginners and intermediate levels welcome. BYO lunch, complimentary tea/coffee. Wear suitable art clothes or bring a protective apron. Limited numbers. Registration essential.

Materials List

Gallery will supply:

Glue, scissors, pencils, rubber and A4 drawing paper.

To bring:

  • Selection of plants, bark, flowers, shells, leaves anything with a strong pattern including any pictures you like of patterns from the natural and urban environments. (The tutor will also bring some).
  • A magnifying glass if you have one (some extras will be available)
  • Acrylic paints (if you are a beginner red, blue, yellow, black and white will suffice)
  • Medium size canvas no smaller than 50 x 60 cm
  • Brushes of various sizes
  • Rags 

View the workshop and event terms and conditions.