A bit about Tammy’s Art Studio
A safe and creative space for children to develop their artistic side.
Classes are based on age appropriate motor skills and interests. A broad range of techniques and applications are covered in each class. Everything from the elements of design: – line, tone texture, shape and colour to prominent art periods and artists. We explore a variety of mediums such as acrylics, watercolours and pastels and apply these to canvas, various papers and surfaces.
Students are encouraged to be imaginative and individual, to explore and have fun each and every week. Kids can advance at their own pace and have the freedom to investigate their own interests throughout the classes.
Tammy’s Art Studio is located on Watland Street at Springwood.
About Tammy – Director and Instructor
Tammy Quire graduated from the Bayside Community College of Art with a High Distinction in Visual Art & Design. She spent several years working as a screen print artist and freelance photographer before starting a family. In 2008 Tammy began working for Education Queensland in the area of behaviour management. She has worked extensively with children on an individual and group basis both developing and delivering specialised programs to kids including those on the autism spectrum. She also holds a Therapeutic Arts Diploma (Renaissance Training Academy -UK) and also Art Therapist Diploma with Health & Harmony Colleges. To add to these skills Tammy has also completed a 14 hour workshop in Sand Play Therapy – A Gestalt Approach, at the Gestalt Art Therapy Centre in Brisbane.
In 2014 Tammy founded Tammy’s Art Studio in order to pass on her years of art and educational experience to the next generation. Now a full-time practising artist Tammy is passionate about building confidence in children through creativity.
About Nicola – Senior Instructor
Nicola Hooper is a teacher who believes in the importance of art as a form of self expression who endeavors to make her classes informed and fun. She is a practicing artist who holds a Masters in Visual Arts with Class 1 Honours, and is currently completing her Doctorate in Fine Arts at Griffith University’s, Queensland College of Art. Her work focuses on drawings and printmaking. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in public and private collections.
About Brittany – Instructor
Brittany Sauta graduated from Pratt Institute in May of 2016. She majored in Art and Design Education and gained a BFA and Masters. Since then she has moved to Brisbane to have new experiences and to teach! As a practising artist Brittany’s passion lies in painting, however she loves all art mediums including sculpture, printmaking, and drawing. Brittany believes that art can allow anyone to explore their everyday lives, and that it can help one practice critical thinking and strengthen creative thinking. Brittany currently also works as a high school visual art teacher in the Logan area
About Peta – Instructor
Peta Thompson is a practising mixed media artist, designer and art therapist. Currently undertaking a Visual arts degree and embarking on an Art Psychotherapy degree in 2018 to broaden her skills to promote expressive art therapies. Having graduated with a diploma in art therapy from Health and Harmony college in 2016, she has gone on to conduct art therapy workshops at Logan Women’s Health and Wellbeing centre in Beenleigh since 2016 (with Krank & live Well Logan). This has now expanded to reaching at risk teens through Education Qld through expressive art therapy workshops in secondary schools in South East Qld. Peta is an experienced mixed media art journalling teacher in all disciplines and encourages the joy of ‘making art’ as a creative endeavour.
“Learn something new today, it keeps us young.”
About Jermu – Instructor
Jermu Hautsalo holds a Bachelor of animation from Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He has worked with Autism Queensland since 2014 as a mentor in the New Steps Studio G program. In his spare time he enjoys skateboarding and music. Jermu has an amazing ability to connect with youth, combined with his next level drawing and animation abilities brings a new skill set to teach our high school students.
About Kelly – Instructor
Kelly Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Queensland College of Art and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Griffith University). As an educator of 25 years, her teaching style is encouraging and inclusive. She believes that art is for everyone, and especially loves to help people rediscover their ‘inner artist’ in a relaxed classroom. Inspired by the natural environment of South East Queensland, she expresses this connection through a range of mediums, including printmaking, painting and pastels. This has developed into a particular interest in botanicals and plein-air landscape painting. Currently, she teaches adults, and welcomes students who want to take time out from their busy lives to reconnect with their artistic side.
As art teachers our aim is to teach our students the following:-
Teaching them to have a go and to overcome any fears of unfamiliar materials or processes
Teaching them to think outside the box and to be themselves
Teaching them that the mind has no limits, allowing them to dream
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
Teaching them to show their feelings and to do it in their own personal style
Teaching them to be proud of their work and to never insult the work of others
Teaching them that mistakes are part of the creative process and can lead to the greatest work
Teaching them to share materials and ideas with the rest of the class
Teaching them to use, re-use and recycle items one would normally throw away
Teaching them that a great work of art takes time and one has to follow a process and to see it through
Teaching them to have respect for the teacher, their classmates, materials and the opinion of others