Art Classes and Workshops


Whether you are a beginner or dabbler, you're in the right place! I have a range of art classes to choose from.

In the company of like-minded people, you will learn, step-by-step, how to make unique, joyful, textured paintings, (even if you didn't think you could!). In the process, you not only learn painting techniques but how to let go and express your own creativity and imagination.

Join us at my studio, nestled amongst the gum trees in the beautiful Perth hills, and enjoy an uplifting personal experience. And all my classes are one or two-day events, so you get results quickly, without having to come back week after week!

If art is not for you - I invite you to choose one of the classes below or purchase a spot as the ultimate gift for someone else. Imagine surprising your loved one with a gorgeous, personalised Gift Certificate - a gift that will keep on giving!

I look forward to sharing a painting adventure with you, or someone you care for, very soon, at one of the art workshops below!

(TIP: why not join my list to receive my lovely tiny book, 5 WAYS YOUR CREATIVITY MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE?)

Have you ever gazed longingly at a beautiful work of abstract art, and thought, "I wish I could do that, but I don't don't have a clue how!" Do you yearn to express your creativity? Can't go to weekly classes because you're at work? Yes, yes and yes? Well then, things may be about to change! Find out how you can create four paintings in one day, learn a HUGE heap about texture, composition, colour and creativity in just the one extraordinary day... and join over 2000 beginners all over Western Australia (and in the past, SA and Melbourne) who've been looking for an art class for beginners and found this one! Read more here.
Sun Feb 11: SOLD OUT
Sun Mar 3: SOLD OUT
Sun April 7: SOLD OUT
Sun May 12: SOLD OUT

This workshop is offered only in the summer months. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist email me or to be notified when further dates open for enrolment in 2024 join my list here 

Art Classes in Perth
Finding Your Way Home with Malini Parker

When life has thrown us some Big Challenges, the creative force within can help steer us back to our strong centres. It strengthens, supports and grounds us. Very little thinking is required. Instead we feel the magic of creativity work its way into our hearts. In this special workshop, I share my own experience of Loss, and the (universal) patterns that emerged in my own journey. I gently guide you to find some of those patterns in your own life, and weave them into creative activities. We explore our amazing, complex journeys with laughter and a light heart … making delicious, personal, beautiful art.


Enrolments for JUNE 2024 are now open! 

DATE: Sat Jun 1-Sun Jun 2 
TIME: 9.30am to 4 pm both days
VENUE: My Glen Forrest Studio
Email me on to be placed on the waitlist.

This two day workshop is all about using the beautiful connections we have in our circle - be it connections of human family - or animals - or people that are not related by blood but are your family. Who forms the matrix that gives our lives cohesion and meaning? An example of my work that brings family and paint and texture together is this painting. It 'features mothers and daughters' and I feel comforted and supported when I look at it 🙂

In this workshop, we will write, tear, glue, paint, swap stories and food, and create in words, photographs, paint and texture, deliciously personal art that celebrates our ‘Family Ties’. (You don't need painting experience, but you will need photographs!)

If you would like to be notified when the FAMILY TIES workshop will open for enrolment join my list here.

FAMILY TIES Mary painting
textured painting

Does a whole weekend of learning how to create beautiful textured, layered art sound like heaven? Then let me share a journey into my personal painting process - a whole lot of different texturey goodness with you in the peaceful and inspiring surroundings of my own purpose-built studio in the Perth Hills.

This workshop is perfect for you if you’re a complete beginner, or dabbler, or would like to learn how I create my layered textures… or if you just haven’t been painting for ages! It’s also a great follow up if you did the one day intensive with me.

Let’s (re)ignite those creative fires, and delve deep into texture and colour, using my signature leaves, lace and swirly lines. Your paintings will be gorgeous, rich and mysterious… EVEN if you've never painted before!

Sat/Sun March 23-24: BOOK HERE (Super Duper Early Bird)

UPCOMING in 2024:
Sat/Sun March 23-24: SOLD OUT

Wouldn't it be great if approached our days with more Clarity and Calm? If we had a gentle, creative blueprint for our journey forward instead of kind of lurching from one challenge to the next? If we didn't keep making goals that we ultimately abandoned, but set intentions that gently guided us through the year before us? Well, who wouldn't?! START WITH ART is designed to help us start the New Year right!

Here, we combine creativity and purposefulness, and make art that reminds us of each of our unique and amazing qualities. We set our intentions for the new year into our art and magic happens! Let's look forward to the future with hope, no matter what!

This workshop is very time specific, to get us ready for the new year ahead. And it is perfect for all levels of experience, as I take you through each stage step-by-step. Absolute beginner? You are very welcome! More info here.


If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for this workshop for 2025 email

Start with Art
Creative Mentoring Programme - one-on-one mentoring with Malini Parker

This is a one-on-one programme of highly individualised creative coaching that is designed to meet your unique needs. A prerequisite of this programme is previous attendance in at least one of my workshops. To find out more, click the button below.


It's called 5 Ways Your Creativity Might Save Your Life and you can get it by dropping your details in below. You'll also receive my updates on events and inspiring tales to help you live YOUR creative life!

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