Open to everyone...
All levels of experience are welcome...
If you are searching for more freedom and joy in your art...
or if you have never painted before and feel curious...
The Art of Flow Creative Community was born out of a desire to share & connect with others who are on a path of creative discovery... to help spark and encourage beautiful ways to explore art in a joyful space...
These fun and explorative art exercises will support you to trust and connect with your innate creativity.
Art of Flow
Nurtures and supports those with a yearning to be creative by sharing beautiful & practical art exercises so their unique artistry unfolds & emerges naturally.
What is the Art of Flow Creative Community ?
A monthly subscription where members have access to a creative resource library, fortnightly art prompts, exercises, videos and weekly Live Painting sessions.
Most of the exercises are designed with painting in mind, they can be adapted for other materials.
We interact, connect and share our art process in a private facebook group with weekly facebook lives and monthly zoom sessions to support the exercises.
It's a warm, loving & encouraging environment.
Art of Flow encourages a focus on the process and the enjoyment of being in the moment.
The group is made up of such beautiful souls who all want to support & uplift one another, we are each other's cheer squad and want to celebrate each other's explorations, successes and random weird stuff too.
The weekly exercises vary and combine:
- intuitive painting
- developing observational skills
- exploring how to express form with feeling and energy
- connecting with your innate creativity
- practices to help access a flow state
- practicing self compassion and finding joy in the process
The membership is open now until Wednesday 1st September.
The Art of Flow membership is structured into 13 elements
Each element has various exercises including some FUNdamentals.
2. Movement & energy
3. Figurative art
4. Our Place & what we see
5. Intuitive Painting • Depth & Space
6. Nature - water, sky, trees & leaves
7. Figurative art + Intuitive Painting
9. Seeking Clarity
10. Portraits with personality
11. Intuitive Painting & Trees
12. Water & Ripples - ocean, lakes, rivers
13. Abstract Art
The Art of Flow Creative Community is closed now...
Please join our waiting list
We will stay in touch and let you know about our next workshop and membership opennings
Hi, I'm Gabbi and I'm delighted to invite you to join me and continue this creative adventure.
I am an artist and enjoy working in an intuitive and spontaneous way.
For over 15 years, I have been teaching children & adults, supporting them to connect to their own creativity and artistic freedom. I have worked with thousands of people and have witnessed their personal transformations.
My personal creative journey has been an awakening and deepening of perception and sensitivity. I'm delighted by the moments, glimpses, of being in an altered state, meditative and dreamy... I love that mysterious feeling.
I strive to create an environment that will support each participant and their unique process.
My intention is to be completely open and to freely spread the positive effect that living creatively can have on us.
I truly believe that every one of us is a creative being. Nourishing and nurturing this in ourselves can enhance our lives and those around us.
"Art of Flow saved me. And it continues to do so. It's a safe space created by a loving and wildly creative artist, Gabbi Lancaster who freely shares her processes and self with us. That beautiful spirit and intuitive creativity has become a core that connects us all.
Even when I cannot find a way to create, sometimes for months on end, the group is always there for me without any pressure and I feel nothing but love when I am ready to come back from the myriad of stressors life has to deal out.
Through Art of Flow I've learnt so much as an artist, found friends and even more, I have found a family. I have found acceptance and even found myself..."
with all my love, Harli Vi xx
"You have a lightness and genuine vivacious charm in your presentation Gabbi. You make me feel right at home because you’re not trying to emulate someone else. These are ‘your’ classes! You see us as individuals and know you make an effort in identifying us separately and consider our needs. As a kid I was the shy withholding student, as competitiveness didn’t suit me. I love the encouragement and uplifting attitude we have in this community you are leading. I can honestly say that I feel and see my own progression, and as someone without any training, I have learned so much in the time so far, and have pushed my personal boundaries and don’t hold back. At my age (60 next year) you kind of lose the fear of what other people think of you or your work, but it’s lovely to have so much beautiful and positive feedback!"
"When you join the Art of Flow you feel like you are getting a great big nurturing hug for your creative practice, but of course it’s a lot more than that.
I have learned to relax into and enjoy my painting practice due to the calm, kind, caring encouragement I have received from Gabbi, her team and the supportive membership who are like your personal cheerleaders.
Membership has provided me with regular stimulation, ideas and challenges to ensure I am nudged gently out of my comfort zone, which is such a lovely place to be, but nothing ever grows there. Slowly and gently, the inevitable happens, and your skills and more importantly your confidence grows, without you barely noticing it happening. With confidence comes pleasure and satisfaction and motivation to keep improving.
Also you see and support everyone else in the group, and share in the struggles and triumphs which we all go through. This provides in itself such a rich source of learning, not just in terms of practical technique, but even more importantly, mental attitude and appreciation of self and others. This is what Art of Flow magically achieves.
So I owe a debt of great gratitude to Gabbi and every one of my new friends in Art of Flow."
"I hadn’t done much art for many years other than playing around with the kids. I joined art of flow for a 28 day challenge and rediscovered my love of art and the happiness it brings me. The group is so supportive and accepting it doesn’t matter the skill level the aim is sharing and improving and I can definitely say that I have opened my mind to a different perspective and have really developed my skills. Getting the drawing prompt each day and guidance to help you makes all the difference. Really recommend this to anyone hoping to grow their skills. "
"Since being a member of Art of flow my art practice has really flourished. I really love painting in the intuitive style it's exciting and the end result always surprises and delights me..Such a special gentle safe and supportive group I am so happy to be a part of."
"I’m new to art having begun exploring creatively with the Art of Flow in 2020. I adore the way Gabbi has shown me to paint and to be curious about the process of creativity. I love how acceptance is encouraged and if it doesn’t make you sing to simply paint over it. Having the opportunity to explore the creative world with a paintbrush, fingers and other unusual tools is so much fun. I’ve gained enormously!!!
There’s been incredible internal healing that’s resulted from getting stuck in and creating - a result I could never have imagined!! To me, it’s an opportunity for freedom, tremendous enjoyment, growth, creative discovery, and pleasurable learning beyond the canvas. Gaining trust, taking leaps of faith into unknown creativity and surprising myself every time are incredibly positive outcomes. I’ve built some understanding and am looking forward to what lies ahead. I appreciate having my self created parameters stretched beyond their limiting boundaries in such a supportive way through the processes offered in the Art Of Flow Community.
I love connecting with the amazingly inspiring people and creative images shared, as well as the fantastic exercises, and I return day after day to attempt new splashing of paint as it offers me a vast openness and a deeply satisfying stillness."
"I have fiddled with paint and been to classes off and on for some years but really learnt very little. I was never motivated to paint much between classes as it never captivated my soul even though I had a large tilting table everything on hand. Now I want to paint all the time and am on the way to finding my mojo.
I’ve learnt about layering, glazing, colours, brushwork, mixed media and surfaces. We have painted water, trees, faces, nudes and abstracts. We have painted big and small. We have used paint, pastels, chalk, charcoal, glue and ink.
Posting work for the first time on the Facebook group was at first intimidating but the feedback from Gabbi and the amazing members of this group is so encouraging that soon leaves you.
I love that no one copies, that we all learn from Gabbi and others in the group but that everyone is finding the style that zings for them."
"I feel so grateful to be on this journey which is honest, thoughtful and nourishing."
Judith & Julian
"It has been our privilege and joy to be part of Gabbi Lancaster’s art community. It has brought new energy, light, love, laughter and colour into our home. The dining room table is now our studio, our clothes now covered in paint (not to mention my fingers)! And we have surprised ourselves with the art that has sprung from the paper! Gabbi is encouraging, enthusiastic, attentive and supportive as a teacher. As an added bonus we have made new friends, most whom we’ve only met virtually, and it’s wonderful to have a like-minded creative community during these challenging times."
"I think it has really given me confidence and brought me a lot of joy in what I have produced. It’s also been a lot of fun and really great to be a part of the group and be inspired by the other artists’ work. I’ve also learnt some new techniques and approaches. And it is so lovely to get positive feedback. Just so fantastic. And what a great bunch. So supportive and talented!!! And your support and encouragement has been sublime."