Get creative with local transformational artist and creator, Bianca Patetl-Flowers

Bianca has been patiently waiting for most of 2021 for the opportunity to run some transformational art and craft classes through the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House. As we have been unable to offer the classes in person, Bianca is going to offer them online in Term 4, 2021. We will keep the information up to date on this page and directly to those who have expressed an interest in the class.

For more information and details about booking one these classes with Bianca, please contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House.

If you would like to participate, but do not have access to a digital device, please let us know as we may be able to loan a device to you.

Rag Rugs, Bags, Throws and more

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Learn Stick Weaving and other techniques to transform your old clothes into beautiful rugs, quilts, bags or throws.


Save your old threads from landfill and do your bit to contribute to the circular use of resources while learning an easy, fun, traditional skill. Make weaving sticks for various hand weaving projects and learn how to create a stick loom for large projects.

Please bring some old clothes, preferably cotton, or bedsheets, to cut up for weaving and scissors that will cut fabric easily.

Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm, Tuesdays for 5 weeks

Dates: 9, 16, 23 & 30 November and 7 December 2021

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: Free of charge, bookings required



  • 4 x 20 cm pieces of dowel, or straight sticks with hole drilled through one end (we are looking in to getting these made and supplied to those who register)
  • sandpaper to smooth the sticks or dowel
  • ball of strong cotton yarn 
  • wool needle that will pass through the hole in the stick.
  • old clothes, preferably cotton 

Art Journaling

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Learn to explore your creativity - play with paint, colour and metaphysical musings.

Join us for a series of creative musings and discover how much fun it is to create with no pressure of creating anything at all…just the intention be free and to explore whatever your mind or spirit wants to.

Creating in a group is a wonderful way to connect with other people while feeling no pressure and a wonderful way to discover a positive dialogue with your inner self.

What messages have you got for yourself?



Please bring:

  • a visual diary - blank notebook of whatever size you are drawn to
  • mod podge or painting medium as glue
  • a small selection of acrylic paint, three colours is great
  • paint brushes, fine, medium and a cheap large one for glue
  • A grey lead pencil
  • pens…ink and paint pens can be great
  • a couple of old magazines
  • thread, foil, netting; anything that catches your eye
  • scissors
  • a small jar for washing brushes

If you would like Bianca to order supplies for you, please contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House.

Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm, Wednesdays for 5 weeks

Dates: 10, 17 & 24 November and 1 & 8 December 2021

Location: Online via Zoom (until we are able to offer this class face-to-face)

Cost: $15.00 per participant per class, online bookings available soon

Automatic Drawing for Personal Symbolism

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Moving with the charcoal on the page almost as a dance from your inner self automatic drawing is a cross between creativity and a meditation. It connects you in with the symbols that are most powerful and potent in your life at present.

What is occupying your inner realms? How can this help to develop your creative work and your connection with yourself? You do not need to be able to draw well to take this class, you just need to be able to let yourself free, go with the flow and be open to inspiration


Time: Mondays, time to be confirmed based on interest from the group. If you are interested, please let us know.

Dates: 8, 15, 22 & 29 November and 6 December

Location: Online via Zoom (until we are able to offer this class face-to-face)

Cost: $15.00 per participant per class (materials will need to be arranged by participants), online bookings available soon. 


  • large butchers paper approx five sheets per class
  • drawing charcoal
  • board to lean on
  • bulldog clips to attach paper to board


Bianca is interested in running some painting classes at the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House in late November to mid-December 2021. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Ballarat East Neighbourhood House.

About Bianca

Bianca is a transformational artist and healer who loves to teach people how to use creativity as a means of accessing what they need within themselves. Skilled in a variety of art practices Bianca loves to pass on her skills and inspire others.Bianca Art Classes Bianca