Adults Wellbeing & Art Programs.

Adults Wellbeing & Art Programs.

Regular price $390 AUD

Adults Wellbeing & Empowerment Programs

Art & Alchemy Journeys

Mondays 11am & 5pm 

Each session is set up with love and attention to detail for the individuals attending - we recommend scheduling all of your sessions asap after booking your 5/10 or 20 class pass by emailing Cat on  

Art & Alchemy Journeys are never the same twice - each session begins a new journey of self-discovery and creative exploration, with a new adventure just outside your comfort zone, where you can hone and learn new skills & Grow in Creative Confidence.  Each journey is set up with the student's success and enjoyment at the forefront - making these journeys a favorite to return to time after time. Watch yourself blossom with this injection of joy, playfulness and curiosity to your week.

Where are you currently sitting on your priorities you feel ready to make some space to priorities you?

Cat & The Little School of Art & Alchemy also offer Retreats, Workshops, 1:1s & Group Mentoring you are welcome to email Cat at for more information.

  • Mixed Media
  • Landscape Fundamentals
  • Creative Journaling
  • Portraiture Fundamentals 
Start Date Start Date
2024 programs

Mondays 5pm - 6:30pm


Creative Journaling

12th Feb 2024

Term 1

6 Weeks

Portraiture Fundamentals

22nd April

Term 2

 8 weeks

Mondays 11am - 12:30pm

Mixed Media

12th Feb

Term 1

6 Weeks

Landscape Fundamentals

22nd April

Term 2

8 weeks


2024 - Program of Journey Sessions

  • 6-Week (Term 1) Mon 12th Feb 5pm Creative Journaling, Mon 12th Feb 11am Mixed Media.
  • 8-Week (Term 2) Tues 22nd April 5pm Portraiture, Mon 22nd April 11am Landscape.
  • 8-Week (Term 3) Journey Mon 29th July Mixed Media, Mon 29th July Creative Journaling
  • 6-Week (Term 4) Journey Mon 28th Oct Landscape, Mon 28th Oct Portraiture.
  • Location: Nowergup 6032, Full address & arrival details will be shared on booking:)
  • Duration: 1.5hr
  • Equipment: BYO journal, all other materials are included. 
  • Exchange: Singal Session $49, 5 Session Pass $225. 10 Session pass $390 

Mixed Media Journeys

The original journey. During your Mixed Media journey you will learn to re- connect with your unique creative spark.   Learn to build trust with who you are and what you would like to create more of in your life & your Art. Enjoy a sense of community and belonging with some cool creative, weird and interesting beings…just like you:) Playfully explore and grow creative confidence with charcoal, soft pastels, acrylic paint, and more. 

This is a beautifully encouraging journey, where making mistakes and not knowing how to do it.. are celebrated.  Enjoy a re- introduction to yourself, and to your unique creative expression.  Watch yourself blossom with this injection of joy and curiosity to your week.  The Mixed Media Journey can be a wonderful journey if you would like to try a bit of everything or not sure where to start.  Some of our students have been coming back for more in depth journeys over and over again- no two journeys are the same:)

All Materials included.  No experience necessary.

 Landscape Fundamentals Journey

Landscape Fundamentals & Foundations journey.  Do you remember the feeling you get when you witness somewhere wild and beautiful.  The moment you remember just how alive you are, when your heart opens up to the beauty life has to offer. During this journey Improve your observation, drawing and painting skills, whilst re-connecting with the natural beauty of the places that inspire you.  Learn to use sweeping brush strokes to lay out landscape paintings with depth & perspective and grow your unique connection & appreciation with the land and nature.  Over each of the weeks of the journey we will set you up to grow your creative confidence and make beautiful artworks in acrylic and mixed media.

All Materials included.  No experience necessary.

 Creative Journaling Journey

During your Creative Journaling Journey, you will get to know yourself as a unique creative, personalise your own Creative Journal, improve your drawing and observation skills whilst experimenting with inks, felt pens & watercolors & more.  Learn to mindfully appreciate & take inspiration from the world around you.  Get to know yourself as the unique creative expression you are… working playfully with inspiring quotes, questions and affirmations.  Begin to notice more of the beauty around you... bring curiosity, wonder & upliftment to yourself & your week.

BYO journal - any hardback sketchbook will do - it does not need to be expensive or high quality - just one you like without any lines...I like an A4 hardback visual Diary or sketchbook, but you might prefer an A5 size. If your unsure - come along without on the 1st day and see 1st hand what you might like - while still joining in with paper & materials, I have here for you.

All other materials included. No experience necessary.

Portraiture Fundamentals & Foundations

Portraiture the Fundamentals & Foundations journey– learn to observe and appreciate life and gain an understanding of what is happening and more importantly - what is not happening in any given portrait.  Become more confident to trust and action what you are observing. Learn to avoid the most common pitfalls made by amateur artists & learn how to see, understand and express shapes, shadows, highlights and less obvious tones & planes by playing with charcoal & pencil on paper and later acrylic paint and mixed media. We will playfully and mindfully & joyfully focus on facial features eyes mouths and those tricky noses and gain some clarity, while we practice proportion, placement and the fundamentals.  Let's make this sometimes-tricky skill of portraiture fun and playful in a safe space where mistakes and not knowing how are celebrated and having a go is encouraged.  Leave perfection at the door.

All Materials included.  No experience necessary.



5 session pass (to be claimed within 3 months)
10 session pass (to be claimed within 6 months)
20 session pass (to be claimed within 6 months)
Single session pass (to be claimed within 3 months)


"At the Little School of Art and Alchemy you are immersed in serenity the moment you step out of your car.  Your senses are greeted by a pot of hot tea steeped with freshly plucked herbs from the garden.  Lambs bleat and chickens cluck nearby.  Cat's expertise and unique approach to teaching encourages you to discover your own style of learning and your own artistic identity." - Cherie

"My journey has been a journey of self- discovery in the most beautiful, gentle, creative way" - Sheree

"I enjoyed the course you provide an environment that is friendly, peaceful and encouraging for everyone to have a go no matter of their skill level thank you" - Susan

"Experiencing Cats Little Art class has been an amazing journey into me, it has helped me get in touch with my feelings and learn how to process them. I have become confident in my ability to play with colours, mediums & ideas of art & life.  Its so much more than an Art Class" - Cath

"Fabulous fun frolicking with Cat & her paints, crayons, chalks & charcoal-
I learnt to be BIGGER & now I refuse to be small anymore" - Linda

"Art class with the beautiful Cat Cronin from The Little School of Art and Alchemy is a gift to this world. Every week we come together with beautiful people, beautiful surroundings and tea from Cats gorgeous garden. Over soul chats, laughter and sometimes tears each week is a journey of self-discovery through creative expression. I feel truly blessed to have this in my life" -S

"What is The Little School of Art and Alchemy? It’s not what you think it is!!Your experiences there will confuse you at first - but then you will be delighted as the real YOU comes to the fore. You will be nudged, coerced, persuaded and most of all encouraged to show YOURSELF (in all your glory) as you discover, unfold and express your heart’s desires - where all the MAGIC of life exists. It’s a wonderful journey to be treasured into your future." - L

Cat Cronin what an honour it was to come along today and experience some of your artistic sparkle and uniqueness. It was so deeply touching and hugely enjoyable and allowing for us all to go deeper into our creativity and you hold such a loving, fun and healing space. Looking forward to attending more of your events in the future. thank you again. much love - LeeAnne

Cat's class was powerfully uplifting and energising, and I have been wondering how I can do more with art to see and create more magic and miracles in my life ever since! - Nerilee M"

As Part of our staff wellbeing Program Live Life Longer Catherine Cronin has facilitated a series of wellness workshops involving mindfulness and meditation practices. These have been running since 2018 and are a valuable contribution within our wellness program.  I look forward to the future sessions we have booked in and would highly recommend Cat to other organisations - F Peters - HR Policy Wellness Benefits