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Chony’s Art Room’s core beliefs are derived from over 20 years teaching Visual Arts workshops to all ages from 0 – 90 years old in various regions of Australia, including some Indigenous Communities, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea and England.

Arts based practices are beneficial for maintaining positive mental health and well-being through personally investing in the act of mindfulness, self-expression and joy.

Chony’s Art Room strives to provide a variety of arts based workshops, in which students have opportunities to explore a diverse range of materials and techniques from water colours, clay, inks, collage, wet felting, acrylic pour and sculpture etc

Firmly believing that every human, at any age, can find joy in expressing themselves creatively and that each person has their own ‘unique’ art making style. When people are welcomed into a supportive, vibrant, inclusive art space, surrounded by people with similar interests the individual capacity for incredible creativity abounds.

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Mel Barnsley - Support Worker

Expressive Arts Group - NDIS Funded adult participant

“I have found the ‘Expressive Arts Group’ to be a safe place for expressing how I am feeling & what is going on in my life. There are a huge range of art materials to choose from & you can do something related to the topic or have a play.


There is no judgement on what you do & you choose how much you want to share. The group has been a big part of managing my mental health over the last month or so & I love that the facilitators are accepting of where I am at”

(Wish to remain anonymous, Expressive Arts Participant)


Mel Barnsley 

“Chony’s warm and caring teaching style promotes a safe, expressive learning environment. She masterfully manages the varying needs in the group and interacts with each individual, delivering positive feedback that motivates and inspires. Her genuine desire to help participants grow and connect with others and themselves is obvious. Chony’s workshops bring happiness”

Mahana - 6 Years Old

“Chony’s art classes are my favourite part of my week. We listen to music and make lots of different types of art. She calls me an artist and is kind"

Cherryl Butcher

"Chony is a really engaging teacher. She attentively listens to her students needs and desires. She teaches in an up-beat way that makes people feel safe, accepted and confident to give everything a go"

Beau - 8 Years Old

"I really like that Chony teaches us that art is so many things, much more than just painting or drawing. She teaches us about what we want to make and how we want to make it. She shows us techniques and lets us use different materials in the ways that we want too"

Jennifer Davis

"My daughter has social anxiety. Chony is clearly very experienced teaching a variety of people. She is so warm, welcoming and accepting, That my daughter now cannot wait for her weekly art class. LIFE CHANGING!”

Gallery of Student Artworks

  A selection of art works from a variety of Visual Art Workshops recently hosted around the Sunshine Coast

Recycled plastic bottle and paper bird sculpture
Recycled plastic bottle and paper bird sculpture

Recycled plastic drink bottle and paper sculpture - bird sculpture - grade 5 & 6

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Kindy Group Mural - Saving the Environment
Kindy Group Mural - Saving the Environment

Large Group Murals - Themed - Kindy Art

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Intuitive Mark Making - children's workshop
Intuitive Mark Making - children's workshop

Intuitive mark making, mixed media children's workshop

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Recycled plastic bottle and paper bird sculpture
Recycled plastic bottle and paper bird sculpture

Recycled plastic drink bottle and paper sculpture - bird sculpture - grade 5 & 6

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   Chony's Art Room acknowledges the Kabi Kabi and Jinibara peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of the Sunshine Coast. Paying respect to all traditional custodians on whose lands I live, work and travel through, in Australia and overseas, elders past, present and emerging.  

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