Finnabair Workshops All Four 17th-18th November


Workshops by Finnabair (Anna Dabrowska)

Workshops will be held in Auckland, New Zealand

The workshops will run at the

AUT Millennium Conference center

Accommodation at venue AUT Millennium

(booking through our website is now available, click above link)

Saturday 17th November

9am to 1pm Rust Painted Collage

3pm to 7pm Clock Keepsake

Sunday 18th November

9am to 1 pm “Tangled” Mixed media Canvas

3pm to 7 pm Haze and shine Altered Notebook


International Classes are not refundable. If you wish to cancel you can transfer the class to someone and let us know or get in touch with us in case we have waiting list.


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Product Description

Rust Painted –Large collage on canvas with tons of beautiful details, layers, rust and sparkle. 
During this class you will not only try building, rich, dimensional composition but also take the advantage of the negative space which will help your composition really catch the eye. Step-by-step we are going to build all the layers using a great selection of elements and embellishments and we will try different art mediums: Art Basics, Art Alchemy, Art Ingredients and more – selection of gels, gesso, acrylic paints and really unique effect of Rust Paste. Rust Painted may be done in a wide range of colours and it may be easily turned into composition with a small photo. All the techniques can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages. All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 to 4,5h

Altered clock frame with beautiful colours, textures and rusty details.

During this class we will be working on inside and outside of the metal clock frame. We will focus on altering techniques which will make your project beautiful and unique – adding details, textures and colours using popular range of art mediums from mixed-media collection by Finnabair – you will have a chance to try such products as soft and heavy gels and texture pastes in composition with Art Ingredients and a range of Art Alchemy paints. Together we will build our projects step-by-step and and you will see that presented techniques are very versatile and be easily used on many other projects such as collage or journal pages.

I’ll share my experience with you and try to give you plenty of information about tools and products used. “Clock Keepsake” is an exciting to dive into world of 3D mixed-media and altering, working with pastes, paints and art ingredients of different kinds.

Teacher will supply all the paints, mediums and elements needed to finish the project.

This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

Class Time 4 H

Tangled – mixed media canvas with beautiful, deep layers
Ready to try to go for more feminine, delicate and romantic mixed-media look? This vintage inspired class may a perfect way to start!
“Tangled” is a mixed-media class focused on building textures, creative layers and using lots of bits and pieces which may be considered as simple, plain or not eye-catching such as scraps of papers, fabrics, twines and thread in composition with embellishments and all range of art mediums to create unique, vintage inspired look. We will add finishing touches using Art Ingredients such as Art Pebbles, Art Stones and more and highlight the composition using beautiful and delicate Art Alchemy Opal Magic paints. We will build our own texture pastes and play with stencils and wet techniques including gesso and spray or watercolour. “Tangled” is a great chance to try techniques which you can easily apply to other projects and get the experience in creating your own mixed-media canvas from the bottom to the top, with the process broken into easy to follow steps and all the tools and mediums explained by the teacher.
All the elements, paints, and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: about 4 h.
Haze and Shine – decorated journal or notebook cover
Softer side of mixed-media – great way to get familiar with a range of inspiring techniques and products helping you create an a beautiful, delicate yet textured cover on your book, journal or notebook! During the class we will build the composition based on a wide selection of embellishments and paint the project using products from Art Alchemy Range: Impasto acrylic paints, Waxes and more! As always, I will explain the products, techniques and creative possibilities, give tips and ideas – all the techniques presented during the class are easy to transfer to other surfaces and projects. “Haze and Shine” is a great project to play with subtle sparkle and shine effects and delicate colour palettes – there will be a wide range of colours available for students to choose!
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.
Class time: 3.5 to 4h