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Connect with your creative side and bring joy into your life.
WELCOME TO STUDIO YELLOW
Studio Yellow was born to address the need we all have to be creative. Founder, Natalie lynch, believes the only way to find happiness is through self-care. After 30 years of teaching art in schools and experiencing the life changing event of becoming a widow at the age 44, Natalie is now dedicated to spreading joy to adults of all ages by offering art lessons on weekdays. Studio Yellow is a mobile business that is continually growing and evolving to meet the needs of our community. Offering a wide variety of classes in most art media, Studio Yellow helps people to connect with their creative side. Complete beginners and those with some art experience enjoy learning new skills, meeting people, and expressing their ideas. Learning to make Art helps you notice all the beauty there is in the world. It also helps you to appreciate the art made by others when you're out and about
Studio Yellow has helped many people take that very first step toward learning something they always wished they could do. We know enrolling in an art class can cause some feelings of apprehension or anxiety so we help you every step of the way. You will be guided a little or a lot depending on your wishes. In-house classes are currently held in two locations in the beautiful in Manly Harbour village on Brisbane's bayside.
Studio Yellow is the culmination of a long held desire, to help everyone regardless of their age, connect with their own creativity and develop the skills and confidence needed to make art.
Studio Yellow caters for all levels with a strong focus on the most tentative of beginners. We can help you to take that very first step toward art making or inspire you to further develop the skills you already have.
Our instructors are passionate and professional art educators who have a wealth of experience in teaching adults and children of all ages. We tailor our classes to meet your individual needs. Our aim is to make you feel relaxed and supported every step of the way.
Studio Yellow is here for people who know they love art but fear they do not have the talent to make it themselves.
Studio Yellow is here for people who know they love art but haven't made art for a very long time.
Studio Yellow is here for anyone who is going through a tough time and wants to bring some pleasure into their lives.
Studio Yellow is here for busy people who need to schedule joy into the weekly timetable.
DIRECTOR, NATALIE LYNCH (Dip T, B Ed)
I can’t count how many times people have said to me:
“I’ve always wanted to do art but I can’t even draw!” or “I wish I had been able to do art lessons when I was a child then maybe…”
After 30 years of teaching art in both State and Independent Schools, I am still excited and passionate about everything that I do. I have learnt so much from the children and teenagers in my classes. I love watching them discover “I can do it” and I am always amazed by the endless possibilities and hours of enjoyment that can come from some basic materials and equipment, when mixed with a little know how.
In 2009 I became a widow after 22 years of marriage. After such a tragic event, I learned to look at life in a different way. I know that as the world gets busier many of us put off doing the things we love and that can have a significant impact on our health. Art has always been an important part of my life and wellbeing yet I am very aware of how many adults have never had the opportunity to learn the art basics. I would like to help as many people as possible to engage in some form of art making. I believe we all should be sketching and painting, printing or sculpting our way toward fulfilment. Through art making we can connect with our thoughts or take a break from our ‘work’ and find joy. Why should children have all the fun.
While I still love working in schools (with children) now is the right time for me to share my passion for art with the wider community.
I was once told ‘Everyone needs someone to love, something to do and something to look forward to…It is my hope that Studio Yellow helps you, in some way, to achieve all three.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” - Picasso
Let Studio Yellow be part of your journey to seek balance and contentment in your life.
Engaging with any of the Arts is therapeutic. I have learnt through personal experience how getting my hands dirty and doing art can sooth the soul. No matter what the results look like, having a go at making art helps you to take the focus off the complicated parts of your life and gives you time to focus on the power and purity of lines, shapes, colour and pattern. Making art helps us learn how to grow from the difficulties we have experienced.
Many of us find that, as our lives get busier, some things go by the wayside. Gradually we stop doing the things we truly enjoy, to make room for all the things we think we ‘have to’ do. Enrolling in an Art class forces you to commit to assigning time to something that feeds your soul. It gives you permission to indulge your creative side and helps you to develop ‘Mindfulness’.
Studio Yellow offers a non-threatening environment to make connections between what you’re thinking and feeling using art materials. Studio yellow will help you smile. Just one Studio Yellow class will give you skills that could translate into countless hours of pleasure. You will meet people, engage in conversation and escape from pressures of your daily life. Developing your ability to think creatively could lead to a new direction in your career or personal life. Making Art, even as a hobby can become a source of income as well.
Making art reminds you that the world really is a beautiful place so let us bring hope and joy back into your life.
I welcome all inquiries about how we can open the door so you can unlock your inner artist and to let some light back into your world.
Studio Yellow classes are scheduled during QUEENSLAND Schools Term Time, with the flexibility to book sessions outside these dates upon application. In-house classes are currently held in two locations on Wednesdays and Thursdays, in the beautiful in Manly Harbour village on Brisbane’s bayside. To find a class go to the list of descriptions in the Timetable section, then select 'Book Here' . Choose the name of the class, then 'Join Here', click on the time (under the date) then 'Next'.
No previous experience is expected. Absolute beginners will feel very ‘normal’ here. The open-ended nature of all art tasks means that those with more confidence are also welcome. Repeating a class is a great way to reinforce your newly acquired skills and ask more questions. Subject matter can be easily adapted to keep the experience fresh for you.
We also will travel to you!
With our mobile service we offer, but are not limited to the following. Please contact us to discuss your needs.
Art courses for Seniors
Studio Yellow has specific programs designed to be taught in Aged Care and Over 55’s residences. Working closely with Management and Diversional Therapists, courses are designed to be fun and engaging as well as affordable and convenient. With Studio Yellow seniors can continue to enjoy art or for some, begin a new hobby/interest. Inquiries welcome from individuals or organisations.
Private sessions are available by appointment. Learn how to use your current art skills to express your feelings and emotions OR, with absolutely no art skills at all, learn how to use the 'art process' to increase wellness.
Specific Art Therapy workshops are offered a few times each year. Subscribe below to stay informed.
Professional learning for classroom teachers including childcare educators
Let us help you with practical ideas, that have been tried and tested, including managing materials and equipment, setting up your art space and implementing the new Australian Curriculum. We also have a wealth of experience with planning an art program that links in with other curriculum areas and we can advise you on everything you need to know about planning a fabulous Student Art Exhibition.
Artist-in-Residence style workshops
We will take up residence for the day or the week to create an artwork for your organisation or we will work with adults or children so that they can have a quality art experience. Contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs.
‘Commemorative Art’ workshops
Commemorate a special event by hosting a workshop that has all participants involved in the art making process. With step by step instructions, participants will each make individual elements that, when combined, will create one single, unique and personalised artwork (small or large). A collaborative artwork is a lasting memento that also makes a wonderful gift. It could even be sold (auctioned off) as a fundraiser at a later date. We have lots of ideas to suit all occasions such as a Retirement gift, New Baby, Family Reunion, Landmark Birthday or Anniversary....
Workplace wellness, Team building or Corporate events
What better way to learn to work together? Make your workplace healthier and happier. Art making is all about thinking outside the box, solving problems and making decision. Boost creativity and productivity. What better way to promote wellness and prevent burnout!
These workshops are designed to add an extra dimension to your next gathering. Participants will enjoy creating either their own individual artwork or one group artwork. It’s so much fun making art together! A great addition to any event such as a Baby Shower, Girls-night-in, House warming etc. Contact us for lots more ideas.
For all enquiries contact us today!