Kirsty Powers

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Junior Art Encounters (5 - 8 year olds)

Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Education from Monash University, and on completion of her diploma she was given a Deans Award for her work. She has been a part of numerous group exhibitions, and won The Mary Lou Senini Art Award for a selection of works included in a textiles exhibition at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park. Kirsty spent her early work career in various interior design positions and has always maintained a love and passion for teaching all forms of art.

Brock Q. Piper

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Young Artists Studio (8 - 12 year olds)

Brock Q. Piper holds an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts majoring in drawing and painting. His practice primarily focuses on large Modern Australian Abstraction works, based heavily on archetypal symbolism and personal narrative.


Benjamin Guy

Tutor: Young Artists Studio (8 - 12 year olds)

Ben Guy is a graduate of Visual Arts from The ANU School of Art. He specialises in traditional oil painting and drawing in a range of genres from Portraiture and Landscape to Pop Surrealism, and also has experience in illustration, completing a series of children’s books for The National Library of Australia. He currently exhibits locally and internationally.


Liam Milner

Tutor: Young Artists Studio (8 - 12 year olds)

Liam Milner holds a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design from ACU, primarily working as a visual artist in illustration and graphic art. His wide ranging practice also includes painting, mural art, video art, t shirt design and zines.


Michelle Molinari

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Art Techniques for Teens (13 - 18 year olds), Advanced Mentoring Program (15 - 18 year olds)

Michelle Molinari is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist. Graduating with distinction from the Victorian College of the Arts in Fine Art Honours, she has since gone onto complete international artist residencies in New York and Florence, held several solo exhibitions, has been a finalist in numerous national awards and was the recipient of the Graeme Hildebrand travelling fellowship in 2014. 


Scarlette Baccini

Freelance illustrator and writer living in Melbourne. I specialize in sequential art, especially cartooning and comic book creation. I have worked commercially on comic releases, storyboards, medical illustrations and other educational materials.

Trained in the Biological field and education. But my passion is art

I love to tell a good story.


Roman Schoeni

Roman is a well established Swiss artist who has been working in Melbourne Studio of Art for the past year working in adult drawing and painting classes, elderly art therapy and within the Art Encounters school holiday programs.

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