Exploring The Subconscious Through Art


Explore the expressive quality of acrylic paint and other materials in this immersive one-day workshop. Tap into your subconscious to reveal its unique colours, textures and imagery under the guidance of Tennessee Charpentier expert surrealist artist.

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Access your “raw visual language” that emerges through colour, texture, shape and personal narrative.

Unleash your creativity in this workshop, where rules are left behind. Through intuitive mark making and the play of light and shadow, discover the hidden messages within your art. Explore the depths of your subconscious and express what lies beneath the surface. Ideal for both beginners and experienced painters.

Tennessee Charpentier, born and raised in Amiens, France, discovered her natural creative talent at a young age. Encouraged to explore her artistic abilities, she pursued her passion and was admitted to the prestigious ESAG Penninghen in Paris. There, she excelled in her studies and earned her Masters Degree in Graphic Design. Upon completing her education, Tennessee was presented with an opportunity to enter the fashion scene in Paris as an Art Director. However, instead of following the traditional path, she decided to embark on a journey of exploration, seeking inspiration and diversity in countries like Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.

Immersing herself in the local music and arts scene, Tennessee found herself deeply inspired. She began combining her formal training in graphic design with visionary art, surrealism, and symbolism, resulting in her unique and distinctive artistic style.

During this workshop we will take a look at what makes non-figurative art powerful including scale, composition, mark making, colour and texture. Excellent for all levels of art making experience and for people who feel stuck in their creative process.


  • All paints
  • Various other drawing and collage mediums where required
  • Painting surface for project (either canvas, canvas paper or MDF board)
  • Reference materials
  • Brushes
  • Easels, tables and other necessary materials
  • Access to a kitchenette with fridge, microwave and basic coffee & tea facilities

You are most welcome to bring your own materials if you prefer to use them, and we recommend you bringing your own brushes if you have them.  Brushes are available for sale on the day or you are welcome to use our studio brushes.

Introductory workshops offer participants a unique opportunity to experience different modalities of art making in a structured and accessible manner. You will be surprised at what you can learn in a short workshop.

Before confirming your booking, please read our terms and conditions thoroughly as we are unable to offer refunds, credits or transfers.

Sundays 10.00am – 3.00pm

Choose from the below dates:

Sunday 14th April
Sunday 29th September

Tutor:  Tennessee Charpentier
Skill Level:  Beginner-Intermediate