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!
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.
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'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.
Emmet Davies is a local artist who specializes in portrait drawing, his works
are hyper-realistic in nature sometimes being mistaken for photos. He took
out the local emerging artist prize at the 2019 Wyndham art prize with a
portrait he did of his dad, ever since then he has been drawing everyday to
achieve his dream of one day being a famous artist. He has always loved the
ideas behind faces, and how the humble graphite pencil, paired with a piece
of paper can produce photo realistic faces. He is truly excited to share his
passion and skills with anyone who is interested.
Local Abstract Dimension Artist Donna Racovalis paints with brushes and palette 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.
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.