Messy on Purpose Creativity workshop process art painting workshop revel in the mess

Build your Creative confidence.
spark your imagination.
embrace imperfection.
and most of all make marvellous and messy masterpieces.

A process art and painting workshop for adults. Here you’ll splatter paint onto the page, make 3 pieces of abstract art and leave with the tools to overcome perfection and revive your creative spark.


This workshop is all about reminding you of your creative potential (you are creative. We ALL ARE!) and letting go of the pressure to make something that’s “perfect”.

This Workshop Includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create your 3 pieces of process art (acrylic paint, chalk and oil pastels and mixed media paper - small, medium and large sheets)

  • Tips and a worksheet to help you build a creative practice, so the mess-making can continue after the workshop

  • A list of 25 abstract art prompts so that making that first mark on a blank page is less daunting

  • Guidance and support throughout the workshop

  • Instructions and a worksheet to help you rebel against perfection, so you can keep letting your creativity spill out

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What they’re saying about attending revel workshops….

Give yourself permission to PLAY, create and MOST of all MAKE A MESS

This Workshop Is For You If…

  • You've collected some paint supplies, but they're gathering dust while you wait for the “perfect time” to get started.

  • You find the blank page or empty canvas incredibly daunting, thanks to that pesky voice of the inner critic.

  • You’re in a creative hibernation, surrounded by screens, and spreadsheets.

  • You can’t remember the last time you PLAYED or made something JUST for the FUN of it.

  • You’ve been scrolling and admiring everyone else’s art, while not so secretly wanting to try making your own.

This workshop isn’t about making the perfect masterpiece.
It’s about giving yourself permission. Permission to enjoy the process. Permission to PLAY. Permission to create. And most of all permission to be messy.

Messy on Purpose Creativity workshop process art painting workshop revel in the mess



Hey, I’m Krista Kankula, owner/founder of Revel in the Mess, obsessor of the colour pink, vegan poutine and the CREATIVE PROCESS.

When I say I’m usually found covered in paint, it’s not a cute marketing thing, it’s true. I own more clothing with paint splatter than I do clothing without.

Painting helped me embrace imperfection, rediscover my creativity and feel the joy of making something just for FUN.

I teach and facilitate because I believe we’re all creative and I know you have ideas + art inside you (and your notebooks and sticky notes) that are worthy of being expressed and shared!


Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I need to cancel?
Registrations are non-refundable. Your registration; however can be transferred to another person or another Messy on Purpose Workshop in 2019 (subject to availability). Please contact to have your registration transferred if you can no longer attend.

What if I don’t consider myself creative?
Let me start by saying, I get where you’re coming from. I didn’t consider myself creative for a long time, I always had messy writing, my drawings we’re limited to 3D cubes and stick figures and still to this day I can’t cut straight with scissors and it irritates me. BUT what I’ve come to learn is that WE’RE ALL CREATIVE. It’s just that we need the chance to reconnect with our creativity. And often we also need to unlearn what we think creativity is. So often we limit creativity to someone who’s a talented painter, cartoonist, a novelist or playwright. But how we express our creativity really is limitless. Trust me, you are creative and Messy on Purpose will help you reconnect with your creativity.

When you say “MESSY” how messy are we talking?
The paint marks and splattering will be directed at the paper during the activities. I recommend you dress comfortably and if you’d prefer to be on the safe side, wear something you wouldn’t mind getting a touch (or two) of paint on. That is of course if you’re a messy painter like I am and even though you try to be neat, somehow you always get paint on yourself.

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