Embrace your inner goddess during an enchanting & creative workshop at Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio.


Full Moon Watercolor Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginning friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies


The moon is associated with divine feminine energy in many tribal societies. During this workshop, embrace your inner moon goddess, while creating beautiful artwork.


The full moon is considered to be the most powerful of all lunar phases. The moon while reigning over the world, glows its full splendor and reinvigorates it's energy to all those willing to look up and transform themselves.

Learn about the moon phases with a moon chart that will be provided and experiment with creating different phases using watercolors. Experiment with using grey salt, pink Himalayan salt, sea salt and Epsom salt, to create a beautiful surface-of-the-moon effect.

Participants will apply the techniques that they have learned throughout this workshop to create a beautiful full moon painting to take home and display.

Gold Leaf Agate Painting Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly
Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | 1.5 hr of instruction & supplies


During this workshop we will creative a beautiful agate painting using a combination of watercolor paints, Aqua markers and gold leaf with gilding adhesive.


Enjoy an evening of fun & relaxation, while you enjoy the therapeutic benefits of art and creativity! Create a beautiful painting to take home with you and display in your home.

Learn how to:

  • Paint with watercolors to create beautiful free-flowing & controlled designs

  • Take your art to the next level by using watercolor makers

  • Create stunning watercolor effects through: shading, blending & layering

  • Apply gold leaf using a gilding adhesive, to add beautiful detail and texture to your artwork

Watercolor Crystals & Meditation Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly 

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis

Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies


RELAX: This workshop begins with a 20 min. mindful relaxation meditation. While seated, participants will be guide through a soothing meditation - to help relax your mind, body and soul. Meditation is known for being an effective way to help clear your mind, as you prepare to unleash some creativity.

LEARN: Learn about the magical world of crystals and dive into their symbolism and what they are used for.

CREATE: Through guided instruction, learn how to paint both singular crystal points and clusters. Using watercolor paints to create a beautiful crystal painting to take home.

Vinyl Mandala Painting Workshop | LVL I - Beginner friendly
Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies


Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. During this class we will use upcycled vinyl records as our "canvas," and learn how to create your own beautiful mandala design. This is a beginner class, therefore no experience is required to attend.


What can you expect?

  • Learn about the deeper meanings of mandalas

  • Learn how to prepare a vinyl record for painting

  • Learn some techniques for creating mandala designs

Watercolors & Gold Ink Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Includes: 2 hrs of instructor & supplies


During this class, we will create a beautiful combination of loose watercolor washes, fine liner doodles, with a stunning gold ink finish! Explore various styles, color mixing, blending and layering techniques to create beautiful results. Create simple and whimsical line art that is is inspired by nature, through guided step by step instruction.

This is a great workshop for beginners who want to get started with the beautiful art of watercolor paints. Enjoy a relaxing evening of art and creativity at Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio in downtown Halifax!

Seasonal workshop: Fall

Enchanting Wreath Making Workshop | Beginner friendly

Instructor: Jacquelyn Miccolis | Included: 2 hrs of instruction & supplies

During this fun craft workshop, Jacquelyn will guide participants as we create a gorgeous bohemian-style wicker wreath. Using beautiful crafted flowers and greenery with soft earthy tones, you will make an enchanting décor piece for your home.


In addition to the beautiful flowers that we'll be working with, you will be guided through the steps to making a simple macramé knotted hanging that dangles from the bottom of the wreath. This added detail, will surely take your wreath from blah to fab!

Zodiac Mandala Rock Painting Workshop | LVL 1: Beginner friendly
Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2 hours of instruction & supplies

Join local Artist Alan for a unique painting workshop! Painting a rock seems like such an easy concept, but there is a lot more to it than you might realize. 

During this workshop you will learn how to use metal ball mandala dotting tools, dotting techniques, basic zodiac knowledge and more.


Mandala dotting art is much more than the end product. It is a meditative process and the expression of your soul. This style of art is known for being therapeutic and  very relaxing.

Participants will be guided through the steps with ease, as they create a couple of  painted rocks with dotted constellation zodiac sign to take home to display.

Meditative Tangle Art Workshop | LVL 1 - Beginner friendly

Instructor: Alan Pippy | Included: 2.5 hrs of instruction & supplies


Meditative tangle art is a relaxing art form of creating beautiful pattern designs. It is more than just a form of doodling, but a way to meditate through art. The outcome is limitless as you tap into your creative imagination. Without any art background, anyone can enjoy the process and create beautiful art with ease. This style of art is known for increasing self-confidence, relieving stress, anxiety and developing creativity.


After reviewing some basic tools and materials, we will embark on a creative journey unlike any other. Similar to mandalas, this method is a form of “modern meditation.” Alan will teach you the 8 - steps of this creative method, as you create your own beautiful artwork to take home.

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Hours of operation

Open during scheduled workshops & private events

Walk-in's are not permitted at this time 

Closed: Sunday's, Monday's & Tuesday's

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Sparkles n' Sawdust Studio

1574 Argyle Street, Suite 4 

Halifax, NS B3J 2B3

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