The Simplest Mark


In this mindful art workshop, we will explore a simple idea: What’s the simplest mark you can make on the page that you find interesting? How do you vary it? What are the ways you use the space? Depth? Texture? There is so much to attend to, play with, and learn.


– Watercolor paper cut into small test strips of varying sizes (2.5 x 3.5 – 5 x 7 inches perhaps)

– Black high flow paint, ink, or acrylic paint mixed with water

– Acrylic paint brush you’d like to explore making marks with

During this challenging time, I want to make art accessible to as many people as possible, so I’m offering special pricing of $14.

“I had so much fun doing it that I finally had to stop myself at around 90 of them! Thanks Amy Your exercises are wonderful. Oh… and then I went to sleep and woke up thinking of more I wanted to try with the brush so I did 20 more today.”

Shay Stone

mindful art class

Ever since the Simplest Mark workshop I’ve been trying to experiment with the littlest I can do to create satisfying art. It’s an absolutely different realm for me as I realised how compulsively I used to fill spaces. I don’t know if that makes sense. I had to do too much on a piece of paper to feel it was good enough. Now I feel more slowed down and that’s relieving. It’s also making me do more art since I’ve let go of that pressure I put on myself.
Still playing with the marks I made that day.