• Alan Jones

    Tutor

  • Amanda Doctor

    Board and Tutor

  • Arielle Morris

    Tutor

  • Ashley Frost

    Tutor

  • Catherine Tate

    Tutor

  • Chris Rochester

    Tutor

  • David Pavich

    Tutor

  • Deborah Woods

    Tutor

  • Elaine Ang-Giraud

    Tutor

  • Felicity Hall

    Tutor

  • Gillian Hodes

    Tutor

  • Graham Watson

    Board

  • Izette Felthun

    Tutor

  • Jane Alexander

    Tutor

  • Jen Ryan

    Tutor

  • Joshua McPherson

    Tutor

  • Julia Gutman

    Tutor

  • Juliet Holmes a Court

    Tutor

  • Justine Meloy

    Arts Administrator

  • Kevin McKay

    Tutor

  • Lauren Spero

    Customer Service Specialist

  • Lisa McKimmie

    Tutor

  • Lia Klugman

    Tutor

  • Patricia Droga

    Board Secretary

  • Philippa Hagon

    Tutor

  • Prue Cancian

    Chair

  • Richard Byrnes

    Tutor

  • Robert Enemark

    Board

  • Robert Ives

    Tutor

  • Stavros Papantoniou

    Tutor

  • Steven James

    Board Treasurer

  • Tanya Baily

    Tutor

  • Willemina Villari

    Tutor

  • Yaeli Ohana

    Tutor

Alan Jones

Tutor

Alan’s work explores ideas that surround notions of identity. Jones works across a broad spectrum of mediums and takes a personal approach to the subject matter. Through this process, Jones aims to communicate the intricacies of human connections and how his roots subsequently influence his work.

Jones gained his Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts in 1997 from the National Art School in Sydney before furthering his education abroad as the recipient of the Inaugural Pat Corrigan Travelling Scholarship for Painting. In 1998 Jones returned to Australia where he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 at the National Art School. In 2004 Jones’ portfolio of 10 paintings and drawings, inspired by his time working in France and Germany, won him the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales). The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship saw Jones return to Europe where he undertook a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris before working in Berlin and New York.

Jones has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize (2013, 2014 and 2016), Wynne Prize (2017) and Sulman Prize (2005, 2019 and 2020) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His work has won many art awards including the 2015 Mosman Art Prize, 2014 Kilgour Prize, 2011 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, 2010 Kedumba Drawing Award and the 2008 Paddington Art Prize for landscape painting. Important public and corporate collections that have acquired Jones’ work include the National Portrait Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank and Macquarie Group.

Jones has held 28 solo exhibitions and had his work included in curated group exhibitions throughout state, regional and commercial galleries in Australia, the UK and Asia. Alan Jones currently lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

Courses

Drawing & Painting

Amanda Doctor

Board and Tutor

Amanda Doctor obtained a Diploma in Graphic Design and a Masters of Art at COFA.  She also attended the National Art School to study bronze sculpting and welding.

Amanda has serviced many commissions including portraits, sculptural figurines and mosaics and is currently working on a series of watercolour paintings and mosaics for a solo exhibition in November 2021 at Duckrabbit Gallery.  Other exhibitions and prizes include:

2017 2nd place winner 9×5 prize Waverley Art School for watercolour painting “Billabong”
2016 Highly Commended at Art Est painting competition for oil painting “Buster”
2015-2016 Tap Gallery Darlinghurst exhibition
2014 people’s choice winner Vanuatu Dreaming Exhibition Art Blong Ume Gallery Pt Vila Sculpture
prize for “Silent Spirit”
2012 group exhibition “Conversations” at Kaleidoscope Gallery Waterloo
2010-2012 teaching Art using sustainable materials to women in Port Vila Vanuatu
2010 solo exhibition incorporating sculpture and painting at Art Blong Ume Gallery Pt VIla Vanuatu
2008 group exhibition Tap Gallery “Weird mob painters”
2007 finalist Waverley Woollahra Art Prize
2004-2006 finalist Waverley Woollahra Art Prize
2004-2008 finalist and recipient of “highly commended” Royal Easter Show oil painting

Amanda is an enthusiastic educator with experience teaching painting, drawing and sculpture.  Currently, she is teaching watercolour painting at WWAS.

Courses

Watercolour for Beginners
Watercolour Painting with Amanda

Arielle Morris

Tutor

Arielle is a sculptor who primarily sculpts the figure in clay and plaster, but also enjoys working in resin and glass. Her work is an examination and celebration of the human form and the potential for emotional expression inherent in the figure. She was a finalist in the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture in 2018, and has also taken part in various group shows at the Clara Street Gallery.
Arielle initially trained as a photographer, and has studied at both the National Art School, where she completed her undergraduate degree, as well as Sydney College of the Arts, where she obtained a Masters of Fine Art.  She also has a Diploma in Art Therapy and works as a florist as well as teaching at WWAS and Tom Bass Sculpture Studio.

Courses

Sculpture
Pottery for Kids - Aged 7 to 12

Ashley Frost

Tutor

Ashley Frost is a graduate of the National Art School with distinctions in painting. His career as a professional artist and educator spans 25 years with exhibitions in Australia and abroad including New York, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.  Ashley’s works have been acquired for a number of public and private collections.

He has been selected for and won a range of prizes and awards including the Australian Post Graduate Award 2002, the Kings Art Prize 2002, the Hills Art prize 2018 and 2017 Mosman Art Prize Viewer’s Choice. He has been a finalist in a number of art prizes since 1998 including most recently the Paddington and Mosman Art Prize 2020, the Kedumba Drawing Award 2020, the Archibald Prize 2017, Paddington 2004 & 2018, Adelaide Perry 2016, Plein Air Prize and Gallipoli Prize 2018. 

Ashley is represented in Sydney by Stella Downer Fine Art and in Canberra by Nancy Sever Gallery.  He also teaches at a number of art schools in Sydney.

Catherine Tate

Tutor

Catherine Tate is a contemporary ceramic artist, stylist and teacher with a background in graphics and this eye for design influences her current work, bringing an appreciation of simple and striking colours and forms. Catherine graduated from Kingston Upon Thames Surrey UK with BA Hons in Graphic Design worked on Magazines as a Designer and Editor. Ten years ago, she started a ceramics class at WWAS and was hooked, since then she has studied at Hornsby and Brookvale TAFE Sydney.

As an exhibiting ceramic artist, she has recently had exhibitions at Saint Cloche and Kerrie Lowe in Sydney and Gallery’s in Melbourne and Walcha NSW.  Catherine’s work is informed by architecture and interiors – from contemporary minimalism to ancient architecture in rich decay.  Her current work responds to a fascination with the colours and textures that come with tenure.  The texture of Catherine’s vessels is rough and tactile, drawing on memories of peeling plaster walls – rough and chalky – yet in part still holding the pigments and rich history of time past.

A professional and experienced tutor, Catherine teaches adults and children’s ceramic and pottery classes at WWAS and teaches ceramics in the WWAS school holiday program. A local Eastern Suburbs resident she also teaches workshops at local schools. Recently Catherine was instrumental in organising an Open Studio at WWAS with the Ceramics Journal Magazine.

Courses

Ceramics and Pottery

Chris Rochester

Tutor

Chris Rochester has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from National Art School majoring in painting.  He has taught at WWAC since 2004 and also teaches at Currambena School.

Chris has exhibited extensively and is in public and private collections. He is continually inspired by the teaching process and expounds the principles of life-long education and a student’s ability to learn independently.

Courses

Painting & Drawing
Pottery for Parents and Child

David Pavich

Tutor

David Pavich graduated from the National Art School in Sydney in 1985 with honours. He is based in Sydney and lived and worked in Paris from 1988-93. with individual exhibitions at the Adzak Museum and the Entrepot, as well as International group shows at Siminoff Gallery, Saint Exupery Gallery in France, Camden Gallery in London, the Siena Art Institute in Italy and the Korean Cultural Foundation in Seoul.

Exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne have included 20 solo shows.  He has participated in various group shows which have included Bathurst Regional Gallery, New England Regional Gallery and Gosford Regional Gallery. David has been a finalist for numerous art prizes, such as the Gold Coast City Art Prize, the Gallipoli Art Prize, the Paddington Art Prize, the Fishers Ghost Art Prize, the Gosford Art Prize, the Blake Prize, Art on the Rocks, the Mosman Art Prize, the KAAF Art Prize and was awarded a residency at the Arthur Boyd studio at Bundanon, Murrays Cottage Hill End, the Nancy Fairfax Studio at the Tweed Regional Gallery Murwillumbah and Gallery Lane Cove.

David is a passionate tutor and has taught at WAAS for over 20 years.

Deborah Woods

Tutor

Deborah Woods graduated in Ceramics from the National Art School. Deb likes to source and blend her own clays and uses a variety of techniques in her work. “Drawing from my experiences and teachings from others I encourage students to explore the nature of the medium and by helping them develop their ability to find their own approach and language in clay”.

Courses

Pottery and Ceramics

Elaine Ang-Giraud

Tutor

Elaine is a ceramic artist who creates objects with function and purpose. Every piece is done with love and attention to detail as she takes time to work on each piece to its three-dimensional form, bringing her joy and excitement when it comes to life.

Elaine’s hope is to bring joy using clay as a medium.  She loves using hand-building and coiling techniques and currently loves a little speckle of colour on most works.

Felicity Hall

Tutor

Felicity Hall loves clay and has been working with it for over 30 years. She studied ceramics and fine arts at the National Art School and also studied in Jingdezhen (China), Japan, and Auray (France). Felicity has a studio at Maroubra beach where she makes sculptural and installation pieces as well as domestic ware. Felicity draws inspiration from Maroubra beach and Malabar Headland as well as the rescue animals that she cares for as part of WIRES.

Courses

Wheel Throwing for Beginners

Gillian Hodes

Tutor

Gillian was introduced to clay as a young child growing in a small country town, in what is now Zimbabwe. She remembers collecting clay from anthills in the bush, hand building small cattle and baking them over an open fire. In 2013, after a detour into the corporate world, she studied  fine art at the National Art School, graduating with a BFA Sculpture, followed by a Diploma in Ceramics from Brookvale TAFE.

In her own practice, Gillian specialises in hand building and wheel throwing porcelain, although she regularly works with all manner of clay. She teaches hand building to both adults and children and hopes to inspire them to fall in love with clay, believing that with a strong foundation you can make almost anything!

Gillian’s work can be found at various galleries including Sturt in Mittagong, Rochfort, Kerrie Lowe and China Clay in Sydney. She regularly participates in group exhibitions, community, and open studio events and has won or been a finalist in various competitions.

Graham Watson

Board

Graham received numerous industry accolades during a successful career in Design and Advertising, both in the UK and Australia. He was a founder partner and Creative Director at Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty, and named in the top 20 most awarded Art Directors in the world by the Design and Art Direction Association in 2012. Graham attends painting and printmaking courses at WWAS and joined the Board in 2017. He designed the inaugural WWAS Printmaking Prize poster in 2021 and continues to be a member of the printmaking prize organising team.

Izette Felthun

Tutor

Izette Felthun is a ceramic artist who grew up and was educated in South Africa.  The female form has always been a focus of her work which incorporates both ancient and modern clay techniques.  She creates abstract sculptures, which have a sense of movement and uses the vessel to challenge the perception and representation of the female form in society.

Izette, has a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Ceramics.  She is the recipient of many awards including the Pittwater Ceramics Prize, Hornsby Sculpture Prize and Kerrie Lowe Gallery Award and has exhibited her work in galleries in Sydney and New York.  Izette is also an enthusiastic and generous teacher of ceramics and sculpture.

Courses

Ceramics with Izette

Jane Alexander

Tutor

Jane Alexander majored in Sculpture for her Bachelor of Fine Art at National Art School.  She works across a range of media including painting and won the prestigious Anne Pata Memorial Drawing Award (2020) and a National Art School prize for Sculpture.  Jane was a finalist in the2021  Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize.

A background in commercial photography and film has informed Jane’s interest in layering and light playing on texture in her work.  As part of her sculpture practice she has been using, plaster, steel and concrete, and other manufactured objects to create sculptural forms. Her sculptural work evokes a sense of curiosity and whimsy around the objects. Viewers are invited to engage with Jane’s work by letting their eyes travel over the forms whilst considering the meaning of objects, memories, and the detritus of human existence.

Jane is an inventive and enthusiastic tutor for WWAS, teaching both adult and children’s classes.

Jen Ryan

Tutor

Jen studied at R.M.I.T, Melbourne University, James Cook and Sydney University in painting, sculpture, Education Support, Curatorial Studies and book illustration.  She has exhibited extensively and has a broad work experience in public and private galleries.

Her practice also extends to artwork for private and corporate commissions, retail spaces and for film and TV sets.  Jen has recently been involved in various projects as a tutor and illustrator in schools and is currently teaching cartoon drawing at Reddam House.  Jen is committed to assisting students to build skills towards independent learning, and having fun in the creative process.

Courses

A Walk Through The Masters
Line Drawing – Ages 8 to 13
Mixed Media for Kids – Aged 6 to 10

Joshua McPherson

Tutor

Joshua McPherson began formal training at Australia’s oldest Art School, The Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney’s historic Rocks area. Inspired by his desire to undertake further specialized studies in the principles of realist classical drawing and painting, he travelled to Florence Italy in 2005 joining the prestigious Florence Academy of Art completing a Diploma of Fine Arts in 2008.

He was the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships including the painting of the year award in 2008 at the Florence Academy. In 2010 he was the winner of the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship. In 2012 was a finalist in the EMSIA Still Life Award, in 2013 a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize and the Archibald Prize.  He has exhibited in Florence, Italy and in group exhibitions in London and the United States.

Joshua is a practising artist offering specialised painting tuition in figure and portrait painting at WWAS.

Courses

Portrait Painting
Painting the Figure – Afternoon

Julia Gutman

Tutor

Julia is a multidisciplinary artist with an MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in Painting from UNSW Art and Design.  She reuses found textiles to produce ‘patchworks’ that merge personal and collective histories to explore various themes.

Julia was a finalist in the 2021 Finalist in the Ramsay Prize at the Art Gallery of South Australia and the 2020 NSW Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship at Artspace Sydney. Her practice has been profiled in a number of publications and her work has been exhibited across Australia and internationally.

Juliet Holmes a Court

Tutor

Juliet Holmes à Court is a Sydney painter who has been exhibiting regularly since 1991. Her work is about capturing the sense or feeling of her subject, and her paintings are often filled with light and movement.

With classes that are stimulating, at times challenging and always packed with information, Juliet says she teaches everything that she wished she’d been taught when she studied at National Art School, as a student.  “Good teaching is about giving – and for painting – it involves giving an understanding of the materials, of drawing, of brushstroke and composition and the history of painters that have formed our cultures.”

She has had 13 solo shows, exhibiting at the Australian Galleries, Sydney and Melbourne, Mosman and Manly Regional Galleries.  She has won the Waverley Oil Prize and her work has exhibited in the Archibald, Paddington, Mosman, Mornington Peninsula and Portia Geach Prizes,on numerous occasions.

She was awarded The Margaret Whitlam Art Residency as well as residencies at Arthur Boyd’s Bundanon and Heiflegers Residency in Hill End.

Juliet regularly teaches term classes and workshops at a number of art schools and has been associated with WWAS for twenty years. She has, for over 15 years, lectured and given workshops at the AGNSW.

Courses

Figurative to Abstract I Painting for Expression

Justine Meloy

Arts Administrator

Justine worked in communications, events and marketing and teaching before joining the WWAS team as Arts Administrator in 2020. She holds a BA (Hons) in Textile Design and enjoys attending ceramics and sculpture courses. As an advocate for the arts and lifelong learning, Justine is keen to develop and expand the arts program and learning opportunities for the WWAS and broader community.

Kevin McKay

Tutor

Kevin McKay is an urban landscape painter who enjoys finding beauty in the everyday.  He holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art from the National Art School and exhibits at May Space Gallery, Sydney.

Accolades include; The Basil & Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the AGNSW, 2006; the Sydney City of Villages Art Prize, 2009; the inaugural William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship to The British School at Rome, 2011; the Kogarah Emerging Artist Prize, 2012; the Waverley Oil Painting Prize, 2013; the Allan Gamble Memorial Prize, 2015; the People’s Choice Award, Waverley Art Prize, 2016, the People’s Choice Award, Greenway Art Prize, 2017; and Bayside Art Award, 2018.

Kevin has been a tutor at WWAS for more than 12 years, and has taught at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Grammar School, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, and the National Art School.

Courses

Painting – Open Studio
Painting Fundamentals – Beginners to Intermediate

Lauren Spero

Customer Service Specialist

Lauren worked as a Speech and Language Pathologist and in marketing and communications roles prior to joining the front office team at WWAS in 2021. She holds university degrees in both her fields of work. As a lifelong lover of creativity and the arts, Lauren is passionate about supporting art education and artists in our community. She also loves having the opportunity to support and enhance programs for children at WWAS.

Lisa McKimmie

Tutor

Lisa McKimmie is a practising professional visual artist with a focus on painting and drawing in a variety of media. Currently Lisa is based in a studio with One Plus 2 Studios, Balmain.

Lisa is a visual arts graduate of WAAPVA, Edith Cowan University, a printmaking graduate of the National Art School and earned her Master of Visual Art postgraduate degree at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. As an artist Lisa has delved into (and been quite distracted by) public art workshops, fringe festival and parade, set painting, plein air street drawing, safety and sustainability in the visual arts, and the history and chemistry of art materials.
Lisa McKimmie also has a postgraduate diploma in Secondary Education from Monash University and is a NESA registered teacher in NSW.
In 2020, after twenty years of travel and living in the UK, Borneo, Singapore and The Netherlands, Lisa returned to Sydney to live and make art. In 2021, after a successful solo exhibition in January with Gaffa Gallery, her works were shortlisted for the National Capital Art Prize, Paddington Art Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Award, Blacktown City Art Prize, Calleen Art Prize, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award and The Grace Cossington Smith Art Award.
Prior to leaving Australia Lisa McKimmie worked with contemporary galleries in East Sydney and the Inner West. In 2000/2001 Lisa lectured and delivered adult seminars on Visual Arts Professional Practice at the National Arts School, East Sydney.

Lia Klugman

Tutor

Lia Klugman is a Brazilian born ceramic artist who spent many years in Africa before immigrating to Australia.  Her style lends from both South American and African influences while portraying distinct Australian tones.

Lia has studied under many renowned international ceramic masters together with prestigious Australian ceramic teachers at the National Art School.  She completed her graduate Diploma in Ceramics at the Brookvale Tafe.  Lia’s work has been exhibited at Kerry Lowe Gallery, Frances Keevil, Mission Gallery, Perl Contemporary Art, Studio 10, Arthop, and Bondi Pavilion.  Her most recent work has been exploring Raku, Naked Raku and Saggar techniques.

For over 20 years, Lia has been sharing her knowledge and love for clay by teaching Ceramics classes at Waverley Woollahra Art School where she has been for many years. Lia has a passion for teaching and loves to inspire her students to enable their creative selves.

Courses

Hand Built Ceramics

Patricia Droga

Board Secretary

Patricia has over 40 years experience working in the publishing industry, specifically at ACP Magazines (now Are Media). Corporate management responsibilities have included launch strategies, financial controls, client relationship management and personnel development. Patricia is renowned for her mentoring skills; attracting the best talent, building teams and nurturing career development. She joined the Board in 2016 to help support art education in the community and also attends ceramics classes at WWAS.

Philippa Hagon

Tutor

I teach drawing, painting and mix-media to adults and children in much the same way…. teaching fundamental skills of observation & structure as a starting point, so one can find their individual creative strengths and sensibility with confidence and direction. Students are guided in the medium of their choice but are encouraged to broaden their practice.

Contemporary and formal traditional qualities are taught with the aim to push discipline boundaries and to question what makes a drawing or painting today. Artists both historical & contemporary are looked at & their influences discussed. Concepts are explored through a variety of materials, genres & art movements. Students are encouraged to do many studies, each informing the next with surprising results of discovery.

I enjoy being involved in the exploration and development of all students from the beginner to the more experienced artist.

I recently completed the Masters of Fine Art degree at the National Art School and have been teaching at WWAS since 2010.

Courses

Taking a Structured Approach to Drawing & Painting
Drawing
Contemporary Painting & Drawing

Prue Cancian

Chair

Following a professional career working as a Librarian, Prue attended printmaking and drawing classes at WWAS to develop her abiding interest in art. She was immediately enamored with this friendly art community, not-for-profit credentials and shared values of strong community service.

Prue joined the Board in 2013 to support artists and quality art education in the local community.

Richard Byrnes

Tutor

Richard has held 22 solo and over 100 group exhibitions. He is a previous winner of the Hunters Hill, Gosford, Blacktown, Thursday Plantation Sculpture Prizes and winner of the Manning Art Prize. He has also won the NSW Travelling Scholarship and Paris Residency along with being an exhibitor in Sculpture by the Sea and finalist in the Wynne and Blake prizes.

His works are included in the National Gallery, University of NSW, Artbank, Macquarie University, Bathurst Regional Gallery and Orange and Manning Regional Gallery Collections. Richards’ public sculpture commissions can be seen in North Sydney, Marrickville and Macquarie University. He is represented by the Robin Gibson Gallery in Sydney.

Courses

You Can Draw Anything

Robert Enemark

Board

After an extensive career in advertising and magazine publishing, including working as the Art Director of several major magazines including Cleo, Woman’s Day and Australian Wellbeing, Robert ran his own graphic design and desktop publishing business. He has been a printmaking student at WWAS for 21 years and has had several successful exhibitions of his landscape paintings and etchings. Robert joined the board of WWAS in 2015 and has been the curator of the WWAS 9×5 Landscape Prize since its inauguration in 2016

Robert Ives

Tutor

Robert Ives majored in printmaking at National Art School and has taught at Waverley Woollahra Art School for over 20 years.   His breadth of experience in many art forms allows Robert to draw on a broad skills base to inspire and develop his students’ work.

Robert teaches printmaking courses suitable for beginners through to practicing artists.  He is an enthusiastic educator who loves to extend each student’s learning in every class.

As Roberts says, “Art is my love. Teaching is my joy.”

Courses

Printmaking

Stavros Papantoniou

Tutor

Stavros Papantoniou studied painting at Julian Ashton Art School and in Europe and has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from COFA.  He is continuously exhibiting and has enjoyed leading many painting trips to Greece.

Stavros has experience in a diverse range of media including oils, acrylic, watercolour and egg tempera.  He has been working at WWAS since 1994 teaching classical realism through to contemporary abstract painting.

Steven James

Board Treasurer

Steven has worked as a Finance and IT consultant in multinational corporations in the US, UK and Australia for over 25 years. He is currently the Sustainability Officer at Australia’s first fossil fuel-free superannuation fund. Steven first came to WWAS teaching ceramics in the school holiday program and subsequently worked in the administration team. He joined the WWAS board in 2018 as Treasurer where he enjoys combining his passion for quality community arts education and running a purposeful, ethical small business.

Tanya Baily

Tutor

Tanya Baily is a multi-award-winning artist specialising in Watercolour painting. She exhibits in Australia and Internationally and takes commissions from her studio in Sydney.

Tanya is a member of the Australian Watercolour Institute and has won the Rex Irwin Prize and the National Watercolour Prize. She is a frequent finalist in Major National Art prizes.

Tanya was educated at Oxford University, London’s Chelsea School of Art and at COFA at the University of NSW where she completed a Masters in Painting.

Her website portfolio shows selected commissions of her portraits of people and buildings. It also includes recently exhibited contemporary works, and international commissions for: The Hyde Park Hotel; Canary Wharf and St. Katherine Docks London; and numerous murals.

Tanya teaches classes and workshops in Watercolour painting at a number of institutions, most regularly at The National Art School and Waverley Woollahra Art School.

Willemina Villari

Tutor

Willemina is a graduate of the National Art School with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  She enjoys working with a variety of materials including wood, stone, mixed media on paper, and paint.  Willemina has participated in a number of exhibitions including Sculpture by the Sea, and is represented in collections in Australia and New Zealand.

She is an experienced and engaging sculpture tutor who loves to inspire others to create.

Courses

Sculpture

Yaeli Ohana

Tutor

Yaeli Ohana, a visual artist for over 20 years, has exhibited in commercial galleries in Australia and Internationally. She is currently represented by Twenty Twenty Six Gallery, and has previously been represented by Michael Nagy Fine Art in Sydney and Axia Modern Art in Melbourne. She holds a Master of Fine Art with a Distinction in Painting (and a Minor in Art History) from the Pratt Institute, New York City.

A passionate visual arts educator, Yaeli has taught Painting and Drawing for over 20 years. She worked as an academic at the College of Fine Arts (University of NSW), University of Technology Sydney and Nepean TAFE. For over 12 years she was an Artist Educator at the Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of NSW. She currently teaches at Waverley Woollahra Art School, Willoughby Arts Centre and privately.

Courses

Contemporary Watercolour – Monday
Towards Abstraction