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!
Local artist and sculptor Carolyn Warren-Langford of Clay Sanctuary, is the facilitator of a range of clay workshopsfor adults and kids. She loves sharing her passion of playing with clay, guiding others to transform a blob of clay into something fun, functional or both!
Michelle is an award winning and internationally published fine artist and illustrator, who facilitates classes and workshops for kids, teens and adults. Michelle's tool of trade are pencils: including graphite, watercolour and coloured pencils, and especially loves working with coloured pencils.
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.
David Becerra is a Colombian artist working in Painting,
Illustration and Design and is the Winsor and Newton resident artist, often facilitates artistic Workshops and Demos across Victoria and Tasmania.
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.
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.
"My work is about the human existence, how I imagine people interact with their environment. My work is expressive and raw, it is also lyrical in the way I use materials, colour and through the forms that are created…in a way it is how I hope the world is seen and how I see the world around me. Not just through my eyes but through the viewer’s eyes too. Whether it is mere social play, or a freedom dance, or just time, space and place."
Imran is a professional award winning photographer and founder of Westend Photography. He completed a Diploma in Photography and Photo Imaging from Melbourne Polytechnic and is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. He is a Wyndham Emerge Ambassador of Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV).
Local Abstract Dimension Artist Donna Racovalis paints with brushes and pallet knives. Her works are vibrant, dimensional or neutral and sometimes experimental. Using thick and glossy paints as well as resin she enjoys making people smile with her painted works. Donna's sells her works in Galleries and is available for Commission pieces too. Donna builds esteem through Art and has taught at CAE, on Television, Cruise Ships, Commercials, Schools, Community projects and much much more. Contact her with any enquiries.