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Bankstown Arts Centre work with a group of dedicated and experienced arts tutors to deliver a range of dynamic and creative arts classes, workshops and programs that cater to everyone.
Neoklis Bloukos is a photography teacher passionate about photography and believes that it is one of the most popular method of memory archive, widely used visual communication method and modern art form.
Neoklis Bloukos has been using and handling 35mm cameras, flash equipment and related accessories for over 43 years, including 25 years of experience in press photography, this also includes 14 years of digital photography - colour, monochrome and near-infrared and digital photo post-processing with digital photography processing software. Neoklis also has six years of experience with digital photo processing.
For more details about Neoklis' work, go to his website
Rhonda was born near the border of Texas and Mexico, into a fusion of Native American, Latino and Anglo cultures. Her work explores the boundaries of cultures and the internal geographies of the body and psyche. She has had public commissions by the Manly Art Gallery & Museum, and Macquarie University Art Gallery. Her works can be found in permanent collection in Long Island University, NY, the Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, Sao Paulo Brazil, Macquarie University Art Gallery, the Australia China Arts Foundation, as well as national and international private collections.
For more information about Rhonda's work, go to her website
Diamando has been a professional artist with over 20 years’ experience
in ceramics, painting and public art. Her work has been exhibited extensively
throughout Australia and abroad.
She works with a wide range of community groups to develop their own creativity and enjoys sharing the art experience.
For more information about Diamando's work, go to her website
Seraphina studied printmaking at the National Art School in Paris before moving to Sydney 30 years ago. Since 1994 she has been developing non-toxic technology (Solar Plate etching) in her own art practice. She has taught printmaking at Meadowbank TAFE, Hornsby TAFE and Penrith TAFE as well as Sydney University. Seraphina’s work is represented in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.
Joanna Mazgay is a crafts teacher, working in the field in Poland and Australia for almost 15 years.
She specialises in knitting and crochet, hand sewing, paper crafts, jewellery making and decorative painting techniques, all made from: new, recycle, found or preloved materials.
Her great enjoyment is sharing her knowledge of craft, and teaching new skills to students in her class. She is a firm believer that creative process of making increases happiness and relaxation for all ages.
Stephanie Peters works as an artist, teacher and community developer.
Her art practice explores a range of techniques including; printmaking, artist books, pop-ups, stencils, painting, collage, textiles, zines, paper cuts, murals, installations and drawing.
She has taught a variety of creative classes for ages 4 and above locally, interstate and overseas.
She is currently the teacher for the Bankstown Youth Art Class and enjoys teaching contemporary art and craft to the young students!
For more information about Stephanie's work, go to her website
Melissa Wheeler is a Visual Artist and Hula Hoop performer.
She specialises in large scale coloured pencil abstract artworks, printmaking and detailed paper-cut artworks.
She has a Diploma of Fine Arts and teaches classes and workshops throughout Western Sydney, for all ages and abilities, particularly children and family groups.
Melissa also performs hula hoops with LED lights and fire. She has performed at many different events throughout Sydney.
For more details about Melissa's work, go to her Facebook page.