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Portrait of your Teacher – Art with Shannon Murphy

10/12/2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST



The role of a teacher is to facilitate students to learn more than they would on their own, and to improve the possibilities for each student to realise their potential. Teachers come in many forms, from parents, educators at schools, spiritual guides, friends, strangers or even enemies.

Join Shannon Murphy in the Chenrezig Art Studio, reflecting upon and creating an image of your teacher. This will be a day of conversation, reflection and meditative drawing/painting in a unique studio environment.

These guided artistic sessions are open to all levels, from beginners to accomplished artists, buddhists and non-buddhists.

You may choose to bring your own materials or there is the option to rent art materials to use on the day (for $10 cash).

Please email Shannon if you wish to take advantage of this offer to rent art materials on the day:

Recommended for participants to bring:

-Please bring along at least one reference photo of the teacher you would like to do a portrait of.

-As well as a scanned print of the original photograph on A4 paper, which you can draw on top of.

Note: Black and white print is the easiest for drawing. Colour print if you wish to do a painting.

-Insect repellent;

-Drinking water;

-BYO lunch, unless you want to eat at the Big Love Cafe.

Note: A vegetarian lunch will be available at the Big Love Cafe from 12noon.

Book for lunch here

Otherwise, feel free to pack your own lunch.

BYO materials list:

All mediums are welcome and the materials and size of the surface you wish to work on will vary according to each person’s personal preference and whether they wish to draw or paint.

Suggested drawing materials:

-Drawing/cartridge paper/ sketch pad;

-A board you can lean on with a bulldog clip;

-Medium of choice, such as pencils/ colour pencils/charcoal/chalk pastels;



Suggested painting materials:

-Watercolour paper / canvas board/ canvas

-Water Colour pencils

-Paints of choice, such as acrylic, gouache or watercolour

-Paint brushes


-Jar(s) for water (with lid is useful)

Note: You do not need to bring all of the suggested materials- rather choose what is practical and inspires you.

For those who would prefer to rent art materials from Shannon on the day, please email shannon on to confirm. Materials are available for up to 10 people. Please bring $10 cash on the day to cover the materials cost.

Hired materials will include:


-Board to lean on

-Graphite pencils and watercolour pencils

-Eraser and sharpener

-Set of reeves paints


-Water jars

If you have any questions about the materials or anything else, feel free to email Shannon on


Shannon Murphy is a local artist and dharma student at Chenrezig Institute. Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Africa, Shannon Murphy followed a dream to Australia. Soaking up the Visual Arts studies in Brisbane, she’s gone on to explore multiple media, exhibiting, teaching, and participating in dynamic arts initiatives. 

Inspired by the dharma teachings, such as non-harm and interconnection, as well as the natural world, sharing of stories, skills and knowledge, Shannon is curious to kindle the dynamic relationship of learning, reflecting, meditating, exploring, creating and teaching with a love of the environment and all beings in it. She is the founder of Nurture Creative Nature – a platform to facilitate art as a way to reconnect the internal world with the land on which we reside and depend.


Please register nice and early to allow the facilitator to prepare…


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10:00 am - 3:00 pm AEST
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Chenrezig Institute Art Studio
33 Johnsons Rd
Eudlo, QLD 4554 Australia
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