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Creative Art Workshops & Offerings

About Melissa

Melissa Carey is a full-time practising artist, who creates large intricate sculptures and art installations across Australia and internationally. She has a passion for sharing her skills and knowledge, and encouraging creativity in everyone. Melissa has found many ways to help improve mental health through combining mindfulness with her art practise. She loves gathering people together to connect through art. She has been teaching art & craft workshops to adults and kids since 2014.

Melissa teaches a range of workshops across Australia, as well as online workshops where you can learn from the comfort of your home. She has taught workshops to thousands of people from all walks of life, and has worked with leading brands such as Google, Atlassian, Salvation Army, and more.

NDIS: For families with NDIS Self managed fun, this workshop can be claimed as "social and community participation" -  Melissa has experience working as a disability support worker and can provide one-on-one specialised workshops for both adults and children with disabilities. An invoice can be supplied on request for the claim after you have purchased your ticket. Melissa can also provide home visits - please contact her to discuss options.

Melissa has a current QLD Working with children's check and has completed her First Aid Certificate, available on request.

Melissa has taught a range of different workshops such as: art expression sessions, intuitive art, macrame, candle making, dreamcatchers, leather making, painting, textiles, weaving, drawing, and more. Melissa has a passion for using sustainable materials and has a casual teaching style to bring out the hidden creativity in everyone. Classes are aimed at beginners with no experience necessary. Scroll down this page to see what workshops are on offer.

Read more about Melissa HERE

See Melissa's Artwork HERE


"Melissa’s intuitive painting art workshop was an incredible experience. This inspiring space really encouraged me, both to let go and be bold, as I moved through the fear of not painting beautiful enough. It helped me welcome joyful and spontaneous expression. I learned a variety of techniques, worked with vibrant colours and tools. Kept the momentum by moving the body to music, and last but not least, connected more deeply to my feelings and left feeling inspired!" - Angela

Art Expression Sessions - ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Art Expression is about leaning into your creativity, quietening your mind, practising presence, tuning into your emotions and sensations, and expressing this into the art. As we allow ourselves to play and be creative, we focus on the process of creation, rather than an end result. This is how we practise activating our creative flow.

During this session, I will help you activate your creativity in practical ways that you can start straight away. We will work through your creative blocks and what holds you back, and then through meditation and mindfulness we will get into the creative flow and start practising an art activity - you can choose from drawing, painting, sculpture, macrame knotting, weaving, textile arts and more. 

Available Online and in person Gold Coast/Brisbane/Northern Rivers/Sunshine Coast: CLICK HERE for more info.

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Women's Art Circle GOLD COAST 

I am hosting this women's art circle as a way for like-minded women to gather in the Gold Coast community, to create more connection, while we get creative and make some art! 

This women's circle will be held at my art studio, the theme for this circle is Feather Art! Connect in with the bird spirit energy as we create beautiful feather hangings or Dreamcatchers, and we can connect and chat with each other while we make some beautiful art! FREE for BYO Materials or $25 for everything included.

Date: Saturday 19th Feb 2022 10am-12pm GOLD COAST - CLICK HERE for more

Sound Art Sessions 

Where soul healing, meditation, sound medicine and art meet. 

Listen to the soothing sounds and voices as you align into a state of serenity and calm. Connect with yourself and others through conscious conversations. Soften into your heart essence. Awaken your creative potential & tap into your inner wisdom through art exploration. Lead by Full-time Artist Melissa Carey, and musician & Spiritual Artist Terry. 


GOLD COAST Saturday 29th January 1pm-3pm, Burleigh Heads QLD 

Limited spots available, Click here to book

ONLINE Candle Making Workshop with Soy Wax / e-course

Melissa has been teaching candle workshops to thousands of people over the last 5 years in Australia, and has poured many candles to sell and for gifts. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and encouraging creativity.

Melissa is now offering an Online e-course where you can learn everything about candle-making from your own home! All you need to do is purchase your candle making supplies and sign up to Melissa's online workshop by CLICKING HERE (This link will take you to the e-learning platform "Thinkific" which you can purchase and complete Melissa's Candle Making Course.

Your Investment: $22 US (approximately $37 AUS) - This is the price when using the "Thinkific" E-learning platform above and is US Based, but you will be charged in your currency when purchasing. The payment method is secure through paypal.

Macrame Plant Hanger e-book

Macrame is a great way to learn a new skill and also bring some greenery indoors. Since Macrame has been around since the 13th century, this is a modern take on an old tradition. There is something quite meditative about macrame - once you learn the basic knots, it can become addictive!.

This is the beginners guide to learn the basic macrame knots to create your own handmade Macrame Plant Hanger. It contains a detailed DIY guide with step-by-step instructions and images in pdf.

Your investment: $7.99 - CLICK HERE to buy a copy

If you also need materials, check out Melissa's DIY KITS HERE

2022 Art Calendars available for purchase 

CLICK HERE to head to the shop 

ART PRINTS now available of Melissa's Spiral Sculpture series 

 CLICK HERE to shop

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Kit

This DIY Kit contains everything you need to create your own handmade macrame plant hanger!

Melissa is an expert teacher of macrame and has taught thousands of adults and kids over the past 5 years. She has put together these DIY Kits along with a set of instructions for beginners to learn macrame from scratch, from their own home.

You will learn how to attach the material to the ring, create a spiral knot and a square knot, how to position the pot knots and finish off the hanger. All kits are now plastic-free using Hero Packaging

CLICK HERE for more info.

DIY Dreamcatcher Kits

It's time to call in your Goddess/Warrior energy to create your dreams! Set your intention to the universe through making your own Dreamcatcher or feather hanging, to create something beautiful that you will look at everyday to affirm your dreams! 

As an artist, I am great at curating beautiful colours, textures and fabrics together in these little DIY Kits so you can stay creative at home, or send some creativity to a loved one and brighten their day! 

All kits are now plastic-free using Hero Packaging

CLICK HERE for more info. 

Private Workshops

Melissa teaches private workshops for people who prefer a more personalised approach, or have a specific creative project in mind. Melissa also holds workshops for birthdays, hens nights, corporate team building or any special events, and can travel to a location and style the event to suit you.

For more details on private workshops, CLICK HERE


"Thank you so much for our class last night! We all LOVED it!! We came out if your class so happy and relaxed. You have a very calming way about you. Thank you again!" - Fran

See more testimonials and press about Melissa's workshops HERE


Subscribe HERE to stay in the loop about upcoming dates and online workshop release date! For any enquiries about these workshops or to book a private workshop, please contact Melissa or send her an email.

Melissa teaching a Candle Making workshop to 50 people for the Salvation Army Management team in the Blue Mountains, Sydney, Australia.

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