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!

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Madhubani Dutta

Madhubani is a local visual artist and a professional photographer who started her journey as an art teacher at a Point Cook based art school. She has more than 5 years of experience in teaching art to kids and adults and is passionate about exploring different mixed media techniques to create vibrant artworks. 

She has been facilitating numerous classes hosted by community groups in the Wyndham area and has actively been involved in kid's art events run by the Point Cook Pop Up Park. Madhubani mainly works with pastels, watercolour and acrylic and loves to explore topics related to folk art, patterns and motifs that comb the aesthetic impact with cultural significance. 


https://www.facebook.com/myochreart/  myochre.artroom@gmail.com

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.




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Nick Shepherd

My name is Nick Shepherd and my background is in Illustration, Concept Art and Animation.

My skillset includes traditional drawing, digital painting and 2d animation. I also have experience in teaching Concept Art, Life drawing and 2d animation.