Tutors

Our Tutors are all Community focused and have many years’ experience working with public and private sectors.

About Sherry Austin:  Clay, Hebel, Glass Fusing, Ceramics, Sand Blasting, Scan N Cut Classes
sherry aSherry first discovered her interest in art approximately fifteen years ago when visiting her cousin in Canada. She prefers to do portraits, nudes and anything precious to her such as family and pets, and enjoys using pastels and dabbles in acrylics, pencils and charcoal.
Sherry’s first introduction to the medium of clay was at Grafton Artsfest in 2002 where under the tuition of Debbie Gillett, Sherry realized her talent and love for this expressive medium. Enrolment in an Advanced Diploma of Ceramics quickly followed as she became eager to learn as much as possible about working with clay and the various firing techniques, eventually gaining her Diploma of Visual Arts. Working with clay has given her added enthusiasm in her art ventures.a sherry Sherry prefers to work in sculptural forms mainly in figures and busts and is always experimenting with finishes. Experimentation in further mediums such as glass and Hebel have been the result of skills gained from courses undertaken at various festivals. 
Sherry’s community involvement has always been a driving force and she is proud of such achievements as establishing the Art & Pottery Studios at Loganlea and her involvement in projects such as Community Renewal at Adelaide Circuit Park Beenleigh. BraveheartMany years of Bikini Torso
serving on the LCC RADF Board has been an enriching and learning experience, while employment with different community centres has been a mix of financial administration and organizing community activities such as BCC Gold, Chill Out, Gold’N’Kids and Krank Holiday activities. Classes for all mediums, abilities and ages are listed on the Calendar. For specialist classes, such as Hebel Carving, large clay sculptures, mould making, slip casting or glass slumping, ring Sherry, and book by appointment.

About Rob Tindale:   Clay, beading, jewellery, glass fusing classes
RobWednesday mornings our art studio hosts a lesson in drawing and painting skills for beginners and intermediate. Rob has been an artist for over 40years, having started with drawing and oil painting. Adding to her skills through undertaking courses and workshops, Rob now finds her favourite mediums are clay and glass. She also still works in pastels, acrylics, oils and life drawing, and hebel carving when the occasion arises.
Rob has been engaged as a facilitator of numerous workshops for both children and adults in the mediums of clay, glass, beads, acrylics and mixed media. jewellery As well as being a regular Krank Facilitator Rob was also involved in the RADF Community Project of The Totem Pole Public Art Work with Sherry, Mary and Sandra along with many of the volunteer assistants who took part in community sessions with them.

 

 

About Kelly Woodhouse: Watercolour, acrylic painting and mixed media classes

Kelly is a self-taught artist who started her painting journey quite late in life in 2019 in her late 50s. Her background employment has been mainly in the corporate sector working for a building industry association for 18 years in the areas of event management, membership services, apprentices and training to a few years of self-employment as a qualified massage therapist and graphic designer. In the late 90s, early 2000s the scrapbooking craze took over and this started an interest in mixed media and different ways to set out pages for photos which eventually lead to collage, card making and junk journalling.

“I started painting on old dried out palm fronds and found I wasn’t bad at painting animals”, Kelly said. “I put a website together and started getting commissions for pet portraits painted in acrylics on both palm fronds, canvas boards and wooden placemat boards”. Kelly has some of her work on her website: kellwooddesigns.my.canva.site

She created her website in 2023 in order to showcase both her artwork and to advertise our art studio. Kelly started tutoring at the studio in late 2023 with specific interest in both painting mediums and running classes on making junk, art and gratitude journals, collage, painted rocks and other mixed media options.

 

Disabilities and Handcrafts                   

At present we have a couple of classes for Disability Clients (and also carers). If there is a group who wish to book in for a special session, please contact Sherry or Steven to discuss options. The therapeutic value of art involvement is well documented, and we love to give our special students opportunities to express themselves and learn new skills in multiple mediums.

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