Visual Art and Wellbeing Hornsby - Ku-ring-gai Community College

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Visual Art and Wellbeing

Are you looking for a class to help you unwind at the end of the day?  Why not try our NEW evening art class introducing meditative forms of visual arts while learning painting and drawing skills. Themes will involve practices to benefit mental well-being to get into a flow state and reduce stress while enjoying the beauty and power of art. We will explore artistic elements such as colour theory, basic painting techniques, form and sketching. 

Students are encouraged to explore and develop artistic style in a safe, calm, creative and supportive environment, guided by an artist with over 15 years of experience. 

Anyone welcome, beginner to advanced.

What you are recommended to bring:

  • Watercolour paints 
  • HB Pencil & Eraser
  • A4 drawing pad and watercolour pad (200GSM or higher)
  • Paintbrushes varied sizes
  • Fine-liner Black pen

About your Tutor

Saskia Malwina is a multidisciplinary creative with a background in visual arts, health education, and coaching, as well as wearable art design. Her artistic journey, influenced by a nomadic lifestyle, has been deeply connected to nature and has taken her to various breathtaking landscapes. After a life-altering near-death experience in 2021, she developed a passion for the healing power of art. She pursued an Advanced Diploma in Creative Arts and Health, which led to scholarships, awards, and grants. Saskia's art reflects her life experiences, often capturing interactions with animals, dreamscapes, and nature's moods. She works with various mixed media and is known for her wearable art label, Sunfox Collective. She has extensive experience working with NDIS and disability services, teaching art courses, and participating in diverse artistic expressions.

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