Our Instructors:

Saltwater Art Studio's instructors come from a variety of backgrounds, but all are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others and growing the community's creative potential. We're looking to expand and grow our team so please send us an email if you'd be interested in being alerted about the EOI for new instructors. Additionally we love to incorporate different one-off opportunities within the program so if you're interested in hosting a workshop, day class, or even 2 day event please let us know!

Lindsey Giroux

Lindsey Giroux, the Canadian artist behind Inky Thumb Studio, is currently juggling being a "struggling artist" with being a mum to two young kids, a wife, and a not so helpful employee of her husband's company. She needs to be creative almost as much as she needs water.

Inky Thumb Studio is a box full of carving tools, ink, lino blocks and paper that travel with Lindsey on her adventures all around the world.

inkythumbstudio.com       inkythumbstudio@gmail.com      @inkythumbstudio

Nandita Nadkarni

Nandita is a studio potter who has been working in the ceramic medium for a number of years and has her own ceramic studio at Sanctuary Lakes. 

She is very proficient and has experience in various ceramic techniques and in her own practice creates most of her work on the potter’s wheel.

Nandita also offers individual classes at her home studio and is now offering to share her experience and teach at SAS. She brings with her a vast knowledge of not only wheel work but also in glazing and kiln firing. 

Nandita has participated in a number of ceramic shows in Australia and India and her work is displayed in private collections.




Nick Shepherd

Nick's background is in Illustration, Concept Art and Animation. His skillset includes traditional drawing, digital painting, 2d and 3d animation. Nick also has experience in teaching Concept Art and Life drawing.

Nick is available for freelance work in any of these fields. For examples of his work have a look at his gallery.


nickshepherdart.com    dabura666au@yahoo.com

Jessica Jane

Jessica Jane is a Wyndham based exhibiting artist, illustrator and designer. Jessica completed a Bachelor of Illustration at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2016 and has since been exhibiting in galleries and artist markets along with taking commissions and selling her products online. Her work can be described as whimsical and feminine with interests in nature, animals and costume. Her detailed ink drawings are inspired by nature and traveling, often visualising flora and fauna she has referenced with self captured photography when exploring. 

Jessica now works as a graphic designer for CMC Gold and takes on freelance illustration work. Jessica offers illustration drawing workshops focusing on wildlife and botanical drawing.



jessicajaneillustration.com   jessicajaneillustration@gmail.com  facebook.com/jessicajaneillustration  @jessicajane.illustration


Public Announcement

All classes at Saltwater Art Studio have been cancelled and the Studio will not be reopening before Term 4.

Protecting the most vulnerable in our society has to be the prority at the moment and as our Studio is located inside a community centre, we feel it best to keep the Studio closed for now.

All existing bookings will be rescheduled and we are looking forward to continuing with our program in the near future.

We continue to be guided by Council and the State Government advice and will keep you updated as we receive more information.

Please check out the following online classes:

Kids - Drawing

Drawing - Illustration

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