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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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Jul 10, 2013

Lifelines of the Art Gallery of Western Australia ...

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

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Jul 26, 2011

Bogusia & Kazik Herudzinski

It's funny how the people closest to you are often the most difficult to draw ... it's harder to just see the form of what's in front of you ... familiarity means that what you 'think you know' tries sneaking in ...

The Herudzinski's are family friends whos paths have crossed ours many a time over the years - right across the globe.

I took a quick opportunity to draw Bogusia & Kazik a little while ago and have finally added them to the Perth gallery ... Im not sure they knew quite what they were signing up for sitting for me ... so here goes ... thank you and welcome :)

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Apr 22, 2011

Vince Fantauzzo and a serendipitous exchange

Who would have thought the streets of Perth ... literally ... would have delivered a crossing of paths with Archibald winner Vince Fantauzzo. As it turns out, that is exactly what happen ...

... and it was fun to have Vince add to the growing collection of portraits in 'aneta by' ...

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Feb 20, 2011

'Lost in Bali' story by Kim Mcdonald, photos by Aneta Wnek in the 'Weekend West'

'Lost in Bali' story by Kim Mcdonald, photos by Aneta Wnek in the 'Weekend West'

19 February 2011
pages 47-51

Quite excited to have my photos feature in this Weekend West with the photo of Gede over half the page ... will be really interesting to hear the response from the article ... 

ps : thanks Kimmi for your support! 

See the photos and lifelines portraits from Bali.

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Nov 27, 2010

a Beaufort Street experience

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.

By around 7pm I completed 31 portraits ... and gained 6 masterpieces of me for my collection.

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. 

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