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Oct 27, 2014

Charcoal

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ”
-Pablo Picasso

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.
aneta@lifelines.com.au
mobile - 0415 102 029


"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."

-Kim, Highgate

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Aug 16, 2011

FINALIST in City of Subiaco Photographic Awards!!

UPDATE : Turns out that of the nearly 300 entries received, Bhutanese Children - Sense of Wonder was awarded a Highly commended recognition ... think the kiddies would be happy with that :)
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What a fantastic surprise getting an email today from City of Subiaco ...

Dear Aneta
 
Congratulations, you have been chosen as a finalist in the City of Subiaco Photographic Awards 2011. Your image, Bhutanese Children - Sense of Wonder, will be displayed in the open category in the exhibition. The exhibition of finalists will be held at Subiaco Library from Monday 12 September until Sunday 25 September 2011.

It's actually a photo that means a great deal to me personally.

It captures the beginning of one of my favourite serendipitous encounters ... I have no doubt we left an impression on these these little curious faces ... but at about this point we had no idea the impact they would have on us - welcoming us, total strangers, into their home and celebrations.

There's so much to be told about this special day ... consider it a 'work in progress' :)

But check out the rest of my Bhutan Photos and the Lifelines Portraits of some of the extraordinary people I met along the way.

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