I cant quite believe that it has been about a year since I first wrote about Artful Snippets Studio and Art School. A friend who was taking art classes there was so impressed that she urged me to get in touch with the creative director behind the art School, Jessie Malousis who I subsequently met and interviewed for WEN.
Jessie runs the Art school and offers a wide ranging set of classes to accommodate everyone who has an interest in art, whether they are young school children, full time students, retirees or those who for one reason or another missed out or did not have the opportunity to have formal art training. Jessie believes that a lot of art can be taught .
I think she can see how successful a teacher she is by the caliber of works exhibited last year and the ones promised for this year, I am sure, are just as impressive. They work in small and friendly groups, with an emphasis on stretching everyone's creative boundaries and opening up mediums and techniques they would not have thought of using before they came to the school. The result is that local artists develop their artistic skills and are able to impress the wider community with what they have to offer while for the artists themselves this is a period of personal development and positive well being.
All the art exhibited is by the students of the school. What is lovely about the school is that it has broad appeal and I remember being impressed that the youngest artist was about 5 and the oldest 65. The artists' talents are carefully nurtured to bring out the strengths and the inspirations in each and every one of them. It is an artist organised and run event and sale proceeds go to the artists themselves.
Talking to Jessie recently she was delighted to announce that their second annual exhibition is coming up in October and it would be a wonderful opportunity for those art aficionados to come and enjoy some art work by new and talented artists at remarkably affordable prices.
Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha - at Richard Randall Studio When: 17-18th Oct 2015 Opening Night: 17th October from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. The exhibition will be available for viewing earlier in the afternoon.