"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." -Pablo Picasso
Through Lifelines and my pop-up Charcoal and Champagne 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. They are UNISEX and suitable for ALL levels of experience in a completely uncompetitive environment, with novices possibly finding the most surprising outcomes.
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Please give me a call if you would like to find out more.
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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."
"Ok, so drawing has never been a particular talent of mine. I sucked at it at school. Last night my beautiful and gifted friend Aneta Wnek enticed me to participate in her Charcoal & Champagne Life Drawing Class. I admit to being extremely anxious about this - mostly about making a complete idiot of myself. Aneta held the class in a beautiful South Perth Foreshore home belonging to a friend of hers. She got us nicely relaxed with some Moët and very tasty nibbles and then our model Amy arrived and the game was on. It was time to pick up our charcoal and draw!
It was an amazing two hours with Aneta changing our perceptions as to the lines, shades, shapes, proportions and flow we saw and encouraged us to be bold and "let go" and to transfer these to paper. It was a sensational evening with a fabulous group of people. As you can see from my two drawings the difference between the first and the last (there were another 9 in between) definitely showed improvement. (I had serious trouble with the head, hands and feet though!!).
I know I'll never be an artist but I'm sure going to go to more of Aneta's Charcoal & Champagne classes. They're challenging but so much fun!! Stepping out of one's comfort zone can be amazing. Last night was a big stepping out!
Keep an eye out for Aneta's classes and do yourselves a favour and go. Or better still instead of a night out with the girls arrange to have one at your home - your friends will love it! You will have an absolute blast. Thank you so much Aneta! It was fabulous xx"
– Cheryl De Beyer
"Perfect description for a perfect evening, Cheryl. It really would have been one of the nicest evenings I can remember for a long time - and while I proved I am not an artist - I REALLY enjoyed myself. Thank you so much again to Aneta. Soooo looking forward to the next one."
– Lanna Sawers-Diggins
"Thank you for sharing your passion and talent to look at the world through a different 'lense' it was a fabulous evening with great creative energy. Big hugs xx"
– Jo Wilson
"'What an amazing evening, thank you Ms Wnek for unleashing our artistic talents"
– Angelina Mary Frugiero
21 June - 2 December, 2013
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 21 June 2013, 7pm - 10pm
During the six months of the exhibition Van Gogh, Dali & Beyond here in Perth, I, through a series of live, spontaneous sessions at The Art Gallery itself, will be creating a collection of Lifelines Portraits of what I have no doubt will be an eclectic series of characters ... maybe even you ...
A CollaborART project with
Art Gallery of Western Australia on their MoMA Series exhibition
Van Gogh, Dali & Beyond: The World Reimagined
Over the last 12 months I've been part of a Life Drawing group which is now going to have a little exhibition with pieces for sale ... so if you're in the market for a little nudie art - and lets face it, who isn't?! ... be sure to come on down!
OPENING NIGHT: Friday 11 January, 6pm - 9pm
January 11-18, 2013
Architecture, Landscape, Visual Arts building 681
UWA Nedlands Campus,
corner of Clifton Street and Stirling Highway
12-13 January, 10am - 4pm
14-18 January, 9am - 7pm
The public are invited to view the results of over 18 months of life drawing sessions hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts of UWA - drawings from over a dozen local artists which includes works in pencil, charcoal and ink.
Exhibited pieces are available for purchase.
Sales for the evening are to be cash only as there are no facilities for alternative methods. Deposits welcome.
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