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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

CommentsCategories Art Gallery of Western Australia Exhibition Invitation MoMA Series Portraits Serendipity Video

Apr 3, 2013

Beaufort Street Festival 2012 Arts Program from Adam Nalapraya on Vimeo.

VIDEO: Spot me in action with Lifelines at the Beaufort St Festival ...

Did you make it to last year's Festival?  

Great to finally see Adam Nalapraya's video of the 2012 Arts Program and relive some of the day's 'arty' highlights. 

And now that you've met Rachael ... what do you think of her Lifelines likeness?

See the portraits from the day here.

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Jul 4, 2012

VIDEO : Amnesty International's 'At Arm's Length' event

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.

See all the Lifeline portraits from the event with peoples messages responding to the evening's theme At Arms Length by clicking here.

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!

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