A true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.
A safe space to reconnect with your creativity and cultivate the life you were made to lead.
What idea are you bringing into the world?
Creativity is applied imagination. The bringing of new (to you) ideas into the world.
Sure, it may have been done before, but never by you. Connect with new friends, explore your creativity, share your ideas and dreams, learn from others, and build the courage to create what’s on your heart.
The Creative Gathering Conference & Expo
Ready for more? We’re gathering as a community of big thinkers and go-givers to expand our creativity, take on big ideas and have the best fun in the process!
The Creative Gathering Conference
Learn from local legends already making waves in the creative community. From teachers turned course creators, artists, entrepreneurs, and more!
When you hear others’ stories and journey it plants a seed of faith and hope to see what can be possible for you, too.
Imagine a day with over 50 creative workshops to choose from! Get your creative flow on with workshops from abstract painting, pottery, floristry, sewing, and baking, to singing, make-up, styling, and more.
There is something for everyone to jump in and have a bundle of fun!
Creativity is not so much about how we use our hands, but more so about how we use our minds.
These sessions focus less on physically learning a craft, and more on what’s possible when we believe, imagine, and bring our ideas to life. Topics include; unlocking your creative mojo, discovering your purpose, and breaking myths around creativity!
Find a cozy spot and settle in with a good book, or pen and paper to jot down ideas as they come! Grab a friend or someone new and share in conversation, telling stories and exchanging kindness.
Hear from industry thought leaders as they generously impart their wisdom and knowledge around the topics of creativity, imagination and ideas. Have your notes at the ready, you won’t want to miss these sessions!
A safe space to connect with those who simply ‘get it’, and build life-long friendships with the people who are going to cheer you on, encourage you and have your back. We’re better together.
Workshop Schedule 2023
All workshops are optional extras and vary in price depending on the class
9:30 AM, 11:30 AM
Join us for an introduction to textured art.
This unique and trending way of creating isn’t just beautiful but it’s also simple and relaxing too.
We will use texture combs and palette knives to create a 40cm x 30cm canvas.
Hollie will guide you through her techniques of applying texture, adding colour, and combing to create your own unique piece of art.
Because I love everything The Creative Gathering has to offer I have cut the price by 50%, tickets are only $35!
I look forward to introducing you to my love of textured art. – Hollie Jade
9:30 AM, 13:30 PM, 15:30 PM
Learn the tricks to creating the ultimate cheat dessert – with absolutely no baking involved!
In this workshop, you will learn all the secrets to sourcing and constructing tasty tarts – think lemon meringue, choc caramel, and white choc berry. Yum! Use a range of toppings and decorations to get hands-on and craft your treats, which you’ll take home in a handy carry box. You’ll create and take home 6 x tarts. Presented by Bake with Carli, this workshop is perfect for any sweet tooth.
In this workshop, you will learn a number of piping techniques to create decadent cupcakes with detail, flare, and creative freedom!
Take home a box of cupcakes decorated by you and new skills to practice with long after this workshop.
Discover the beauty and power of poetic expression in our 45-minute Poetry workshop, led by published ‘Words to Experience’ author and coach, Courtney Wilder.
Join us in the Connection Lounge on the 23rd of September, from 9:30 AM, as we delve into unlocking your poetic and creative expression.
In this workshop, we will explore various poetic prompts guided by Courtney’s inspiring passion for poetry. Whether you’re a seasoned poet or just starting your poetic journey, this workshop will provide you with insights and inspiration to unlock and explore yourself through your writing.
Space for this immersive workshop is limited, so lock in your spot today!
9:30 AM, 13:30 PM, 17:30 PM
Ready to stop feeling like life is happening to you and shift to making life happen for you? If you’re all in for becoming a conscious creator of a life you love then this workshop is made for you!
Join Gill from Empowered Soul Collective where she’ll support you to:
Discover your core values;
Explore key areas of your life where you want to live more in alignment with your identified values;
Channel your values and vision into a ‘Consciously Created Life’ board as a beautiful sacred space to focus your thoughts, energy, and actions on what you truly want for the most magical and vibrant life you love.
Relax and get creative with the art of paper flowers! In this workshop, you’ll discover tips and tricks to create your own realistic paper Gerbera Daisies in gorgeous pastel colours in a bouquet to take home. Let your creativity flow as you shape each petal and leaf into everlasting works of art to wow your loved ones and bring joy to your space.
Fluid Art using Boom Gel Stain, a non-toxic, environmentally friendly Art product. In this workshop, you will use the ‘String pull’ technique to create a beautiful abstract bouquet on an A4 Art paper.
Fluid Art using Boom Gel Stain, a non-toxic, environmentally friendly Art product. Symphony of Blossoms and Dragons on A4 Art paper. This technique involves blowing through a straw, the results are stunning!
Hearts for Kindness
Join Sarah, founder of global kindness project, 1000 Hearts, to make the original pocket hearts. Designed to be tucked into pockets and shared as a reminder of love, courage, and hope, these hearts are simple to make and anyone is welcome to come along and try. Materials are provided to make as many hearts as you can during the session, and Sarah will guide you through the process, with a focus on kindness for yourself and others.
For more experienced stitchers, this workshop will guide you through the process to make layered, embellished hearts. Facilitated by Sarah, the founder of global kindness project, 1000 Hearts, this workshop allows creativity free rein, with endless possibilities for colour and stitch design. All materials are provided, with a little take-home pack for you to play with after the session.
Hearts for Compassion
Facilitated by Sarah, founder of global kindness project 1000 Hearts, this workshop has a focus on self-compassion, which can be a lost art in today’s busy world. You will make the original pocket hearts while Sarah guides you through this session, which has a focus on learning about and discussing kindness to ourselves. What is self-compassion and what gets in the way of us offering ourselves the same kindness we give so willingly to others? Through simple hand-stitching and gentle exploration, we will open up our hearts together.
Unleash your CREATIVE BADASS SELF in this live, fun, and interactive masterclass with makeup ARTist Caitlin Vanessa. Join her, as together we form a not-so-secret rebellion, throwing our middle fingers up to all the makeup do’s and don’ts and instead use makeup for one purpose and one purpose only… PURE JOY + CREATION During the masterclass you will learn practical skills to enhance your makeup game and unleash your creativity and playfulness with a pop of colour that can be worn in a stylish and wearable way. Once you’re feeling confident to create glam AF looks on yourself at home we will bring in the model…JUST KIDDING! Let’s keep it real. One lucky audience member will have their makeup enhanced by Caitlin live and this is where the fun really starts. We will be creating the look TOGETHER. Our creation will be driven by audience choice in a ‘write your own ending’ style. Showing you how your makeup gets to be a creative form of self-expression that you can have fun and play with – you heard me, it’s not to be feared! By this time you’ll be bursting at the seams with questions, colour suggestions, and different ideas of how to apply actual ART to your face, where there will be plenty of time for you to ask and have them answered before our time together comes to an end. One thing is guaranteed, you will walk away with a whole new way of looking at makeup and just how much fun it gets to be.
Create 3 soy candles with Amy from CBC&Co. Amy will guide you through the process & also chat openly about her journey with candle making & why she started this amazing ride! Whilst chatting you will get the opportunity to glitz your candles with a splash of “creative gathering” inspired colour, glitter & crystals!
Air Dry Clay
During this creative and mindful-centered workshop, you will learn all about how to craft your very own bespoke dish using the basics of clay hand-building and press-printing.
Learn to lose a little control and join us to learn about the beauty that watercolour paint can create. Assisted step by step to create your very own A4 masterpiece!
Alcohol Ink Art
Explore the mesmerising effects of alcohol inks and create your very own A4 artwork! Beginner friendly – no need to have any previous experience.
(Please note – Alcohol inks are not advisable to pregnant women)
15:30 PM, 17:30 PM
Creative Self Care
Combine science with self-care to create your own body-loving collection using Therapeutic Grade essential oils. Learn the benefits of knowing the ingredients in your products, how to blend, and personalise scents with a purpose.
13:30 PM, 15:30 PM, 17:30 PM
Join us for a cocktail class learning the ins and outs of cocktail making to become a master in your own home. Nothing will impress your friends more than your newfound ability to produce a few delicious cocktails!
Get ready to up your fashion game with Alexandra Katsubina AKA Shine_bright_alex, a personal stylist and fashion expert! She’ll show you how to rock a capsule wardrobe like a pro, using accessories, colour, and timeless pieces to give your wardrobe a fresh new view!
Ever feel frustrated that you haven’t “found your purpose?” Ever get a little bit stressed that your time is “running out?” Coz, same. This was how I felt for most of my adult life UNTIL I realised something important. Purpose is NOT what we think it is; come along and tune into the SURPRISING truth about connecting to your purpose and designing a life of satisfaction and fulfilment.
15:30 PM, 17:30 PM
Sewing a Tote Bag
Join Kreations by Kerry in a simple machine-sewing tote bag workshop. If you have wanted to get into sewing, this is a perfect place to start as everything is provided. The sewing machines are easy to operate and I will guide you through each step. Fabulous hand-painted 100% duck cotton fabric (custom only for The Creative Gathering!) is pre-cut and ready for you to whip up your bag. You will also gain some new basic sewing skills leaving you inspired.
15:30 PM, 17:30 PM
Get ready for a fun and interactive session focused on creating compelling video and Reels content for your business! Geared toward service-based and coaching-based industries, you’ll have the chance to explore different ways to film and edit your Reels. You’ll get to collaborate with other attendees to choose one of the options presented and work together with the help of Gen’s guidance to film your Reel by utilising the space and decorations in the venue. There will be varying levels of difficulty for the filming and editing options, so you can choose the one that best suits your skills and interests. Once you’ve filmed your Reel, you’ll receive editing training on how to edit the filmed Reel.
This workshop is a fantastic opportunity to network with other professionals in your industry, learn new skills, and have fun while doing it!
You’ll leave the event with a finished Reel and the knowledge and confidence to create more videos for your business or personal use in the future. So come join us and let’s create some amazing video and Reels content together!
Learn to create your own iron-on patches using hand-painting techniques! In this session, you will learn techniques for painting simple designs on scrap denim, and have your designs secured to transfer paper. Take them home and adorn anything you like! Your patches will be wash-safe, iron safe, and 100% recycled.
Find your Creative Mojo
Find out how award-winning children’s author Josh Langley, turned his hobby of drawing stick figures into a multi-book deal and full-time job. Plus, Josh will bust some of the myths about what it takes to be creative – inspiring you to start projects, finish stalled projects, and even quit your job to follow your passion.
Jamming for Joy
Get ready to unlock your full creative and musical potential with our high energy and super fun singing and drum stick workshop! Our workshop is designed to be inclusive and welcoming to people of all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced musicians. Whether you’ve never picked up a drum stick or you’re a seasoned vocalist, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself, learn new techniques, and push your creative boundaries in a safe and supportive environment. Through our fun and engaging activities, you’ll build confidence, connect with others, and have a blast making music. Together, we’ll discover the joy of musical expression and the thrill of exploring your full creative potential!
Creativity + Courage
Have a creative idea sitting just under the surface of your heart that needs a little encouragement? This workshop will give you an hour to come face to face with what you need to change in your world in order to step into the best version of you and do the things only you can do. Come and explore the *sometimes* small but always *audacious* voice of courage within you and let’s make plans to do all the good things this world needs. We are all better off when YOU show up in a way that is authentic to who you are, aligned with your values and doing the thing you are meant to do, even if you are afraid. Spend an hour with me working out how to walk toward the sound of the cannons! I can’t wait to host you x
Join Rhiannon from Business in Common in the Connect Lounge to meet like-minded people in business to ask advice, share ideas, and challenges and celebrate the wins of small business! This is a free session that doesn’t require booking.
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