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."
Jul 10, 2013
Who would have thought that drawing my friends and people we met along the way whilst on holidays a few years back in Thailand, were in fact the beginnings of an incredible journey which along it's path, would lead me to this ...
During the course of the current Art Gallery of Western Australia's MoMA Series exhibition, Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond ... I am making a series of appearances as a CollaborART Partner, and drawing a collection of Lifelines Portraits of some of the individuals who cross my path in among these incredible Masterpieces.
Today I am making my third appearance .. but already the experience has been amazing having met and spent time with the first 12 characters whos portraits you can now see featured on the dedicated section on this website.
Be sure to also check out the dedicated blog where you will already find a couple of videos with some of the people I've met, their portraits as well as hear what they have to say about the experience.
There are no set times or dates for my appearances .. these like the Lifelines Portraits, will be spontaneous and serendipitous ... but I will be posting on Facebook and on Twitter on the days of my appearances so follow me if you'd like to stay in the loop ...
Hope you can join me some time over the coming months while I hang-out with Van Gogh, Dali and Beyond.
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), The Olive Trees, Saint Rémy, June-July 1889, Oil on canvas, 28 5/8 × 36" (72.6 × 91.4 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Mrs. John Hay Whitney Bequest. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864- 1901), La Goulue at the Moulin Rouge, 1891- 92, Oil on board, 31 1/4 × 23 1/4" (79.4 × 59 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. David M. Levy. Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862- 1918), The Park, 1910 or earlier, Oil on canvas, 43 1/2 × 43 1/2" (110.4 × 110.4 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Gertrud A. Mellon Fund. Paul Cézanne (French, 1839-1906), Still Life with Ginger Jar, Sugar Bowl, and, Oranges, 1902-06, Oil on canvas, 23 7/8 x 28 7/8" (60.6 x 73.3 cm), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Lillie P. Bliss Collection
Jan 7, 2013
Dec 2, 2012
What a rush!
This year's Beaufort St Festival was a massive event with over 100,000 people attending despite the rather roasty conditions.
Interestingly for me, the experience of being part of the Festival started not with the event on the day, but meeting the people who helped me create my space and those engaged in running the Event.
Despite the pressures of the massive task undertaken, even at the eleventh hour, their faces beaming contagious smiles.
A huge thank you goes out to Lee at Discus who helped me with the printing of my display, as well as Brody MacLeod and Marissa Glas for their support helping me find a home for it on the day ... and of course my priceless setup helpers Angela Pownell and Jacky Coglan who's elbow grease meant that things went up, and came down without a hitch.
The Festival itself was all I could have hoped for making sure I was more then entertained ... with a spectrum of charismatic characters pausing in the chaos of the streets to share a little time, and entrust me with their Lifelines.
Oct 31, 2012
I N V I T A T I O N
Lifelines portraits by aneta will be sprouting an Organic Gallery at the Beaufort Street Festival!
Live, spontaneous portraits will be drawn at The Festival and exhibited progressively on the day, transforming the front of the Pony Club into a pop-up exhibition.
when : Saturday, 17th November. 12–6pm.
where : Front of the Pony Club, 620 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley
Save the date and see you there!
Jul 4, 2012
What a great night !
There's something about being surrounded by energetic passionate individuals who get together for a worthy cause.
Here's a short video I threw together of some of the results from the Lifelines I drew for the Organic Gallery on the night ... and a couple of the reactions of their reveals.
A HUGE THANK YOU to eveyone who sat for me ... and an EVEN BIGGER THANKS to Vilva and Nick who let me film them for this!
Congratulations to Roxy, Lexy and Laura on organising these fantastic Artillery events, as well as all the Artists that put their creative expressions together to support them.
Let me know what you think of the video - hopefully the first of many to come!
Jun 21, 2012
I'm very excited to announce that Ill be taking Lifelines to support another one of Artillery's worthy events ... 'AT ARMS LENGTH'
Come along to support them, check out the arts and be entertained ... and let me add your Lifelines to the Organic Gallery Ill be creating on the night ....
6pm, Friday, 29 June 2012
Four5Nine Bar, Rosemount Hotel
459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth
"'AT ARM'S LENGTH' takes this idea to the creative extreme and uses the Arts to explore one of the world's most pressing issues, arms trade, from a truly Australian perspective. Also it's a great excuse for us to make puns, because here at ARTilleryfest, we use ART as our ARTillery to fight for human rights."
Nov 27, 2010
A little nervous about the lack of time for my setup at the Beaufort Street Art Festival, but mostly excited ... I made my debut into the world of public art I guess. It was such a fantastic day.
An 8.30 start (with a little help from my friends Fi + Fleur), in the theme of the Laundromat across the road from my setup, I had my little bit of street decked out with clothes lines, pegs, socks + undies and a small selection of samples from the real Lifelines encounters ...It was only at about 2pm I realised I hadn’t even taken a sip of water since getting there ... adrenaline was keeping me buzzing ... and I couldn’t let go of the momentum till I finally started to feel dizzy ... and my lunch-break saviours arrived.
One of the portraits I did towards the end of the day, Lexy Scott, was to offer me my next appointment ... The opening of the Artillery Festival (Amnisty International) later in the week.