Oct 27, 2014
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ”
Through Lifelines and my pop-up Champagne & Charcoal classes, I would like to give grown-ups who may have strayed from their childhood creative selves, an opportunity to rediscover what it feels like to be an artist whilst confronting their hesitations of drawing the human form ... armed with charcoal in one hand, and a glass of bubbly in the other.
The classes are guided and offer individuals the opportunity to challenge not only their drawing skills, but how they look and see things in a completely uncompetitive environment.
Classes are suitable for ALL levels of experience, with novices possibly finding the most surprising outcomes.
If you would like to find out more, feel free to get in touch.
If you might be interested in upcoming classes or short courses, please register your interest.
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"Aneta’s teaching method’s were unique and effective. She challenged everyone to open their mind, and to see things in light and shade, rather than simply in conventional borders.
I walked in to the class as a drawer, and I think it’s not too bold to say that when I walked out, I was on my way to becoming an artist, or at least understanding art.
It is not often that one can see – quite literally – how much has been learned in the space of a couple of hours. I think this is valuable because it proves that people can develop skills completely outside of their comfort zone.
I expect that I will draw on this experience for confidence when I am next faced with performing a task that is outside my comfort zone.
I really enjoyed the class and I would be keen do a course. I think that doing things that are completely out of step with the rest of your daily routine helps to ensure a broad experience of life.
And of course, live art is a great reminder that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes."
Nov 21, 2013
"Art Within Art: Lifelines by Aneta Wnek, Part Two
It is Sunday afternoon at AGWA and Lifelines artist Aneta Wnek is carefully choosing her next subject. While slowly wandering through the Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond exhibition she spies a young man sitting alone on a black leather bench. He could be absorbing the arrangement of sculptures by Alberto Giacometti, Julio González and David Smith or just taking a rest from viewing over a hundred artworks. No doubt to his surprise, he is about to be approached by an artist who will ask him to become a work of art. >> read rest of the story
Sep 13, 2013
It's always fascinating (and nervewrecking) to see how someone other than myself might interpret Lifelines ... here's how the Art Gallery of Western Australia's put it in their recent blog about the Lifelines CollaborART project at the Art Gallery ...
"Art Within Art: Lifelines by Aneta Wnek
Aneta Wnek loves strangers. Her visual art project Lifelines depends on the willingness of unsuspecting passers-by to sit for her drawings. Lifelines began on a whim during a trip to Thailand in 2004. Fast forward to 2013, Wnek is continuing the project as a CollaborART Partner at AGWA within the Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond exhibition space.
To become the subject of art is the last thing one would expect when visiting Van Gogh, Dalí and Beyond, but Wnek has been ‘endlessly moved and surprised’ by >> read rest of the story