Sarah Johnson BFA
Sarah Johnson is a young local emerging artist from Northern Beaches, Sydney. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art at National Art School in 2011, Sarah has exhibited in a number of exhibitions and sold numerous commissioned artworks for clients in Australia & Internationally.
Her passion for drawing combined with her love of teaching children and teenagers inspired her to launch Make Your Mark.
With 8 years tutoring experience Sarah has learnt a lot about understanding how to make classes fun for students to be at. The classes introduce kids to new techniques, skills and materials helping to develop their drawing ability and increasing each student’s self-confidence.
The aim of the after school drawing classes is to teach and encourage students to achieve a level of drawing skill that they are happy with in a fun, relaxed environment.
“My objective is to ensure that students get real hands on individual teaching assistance to learn various basic through to advanced drawing techniques. It’s important that students have their own say in what they create, enabling involvement in the whole artistic process. This interactive approach gives students a great sense of pride and ownership in their drawing”
Teacher of Mixed Media Drawing Classes (Ages 5-8)
Alicia is a creative personality who has a Diploma in Fine Art, Diploma in Make-up artistry and a Certificate in Advanced Photography.
She began her teaching career whilst volunteering at The School of St Jude in Tanzania where she taught art to children of various ages. She has been teaching art to children locally for the last 7 years.
Alicia has a real affinity with children and also runs her own business Colour Pot, working as a Face Painter at children’s parties, festivals and Corporate Events. She brings her artistic talents to her business and loves the satisfaction which comes from such a fulfilling career.
Similarly she brings her talent and enthusiasm to Make Your Mark Drawing Classes and is adept at encouraging young children to immerse themselves in the wonderful world of art to enjoy the learning experience and achieve pride from a finished piece of their own making.
Celia de Vries
With a life-long love of drawing and all things creative, Celia brings this passion and enthusiasm to her classes and loves seeing the unique results each student produces.
Celia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and is currently working towards her Masters of Primary Teaching. She has also worked as an educator at a Montessori Primary School for the past 4 years, and brings along this wealth of teaching practice to her classes.
Her favourite aspect of teaching art is watching how a child’s personality often emerges through their artwork. She believes that nurturing the creative skills of young people has positive results far beyond the beautiful artworks they create – also building their confidence and wellbeing in all areas of their lives and in to their future.
“What I love about our classes is that our students are given the type of guidance and technical skills that allows them to become more confident and competent artistic explorers for the rest of their lives.”