Our Teaching Staff

KIRSTY POWERS

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Junior Art Encounters

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 spent her early career exhibiting in numerous group exhibitions and working in various interior design positions, but has always maintained a love and passion for teaching all forms of art.

BROCK Q. PIPER

Tutor & Course Coordinator: Young Artists Studio, Illustration for Young Teens

Brock holds an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts majoring in drawing and painting, and is regarded as one of Melbourne’s most exciting up and coming abstract artists. He recently completed an AIR in Los Angeles, and was selected by AVIS Australia and New Zealand to capture Tasmania’s beautiful landscapes as part of their Art of Discovery campaign.

Click here for Brock’s website and samples of his beautiful work.

MICHELLE MOLINARI

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Art Techniques for Teens, VCE Mentoring Program

Michelle is a Melbourne based multidisciplinary artist. She graduated with distinction from the Victorian College of the Arts in Fine Art Honours, and has since gone onto complete international artist residencies in New York and Florence, held several solo exhibitions, and has been a finalist in numerous national awards.

Click here to see samples of this promising artists’ work.

 

ANITA LESTER

Tutor: Art Techniques for Teens, VCE Mentoring Program

Anita is a Fine Arts graduate from RMIT, majoring in illustration and animation.  Anita is an accomplished illustrator, having been involved with more than a dozen published books. In 2019 she has launched her own business, ‘Encounters Publishing’, a branch of Art Encounters where she will publish children’s literature with a focus on education.

Click here to see some of Anita’s beautiful illustration work.

BENJAMIN GUY

Tutor: School Holiday Programs

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.

Click here to see samples of Ben’s amazing art work.

LIAM MILNER

Tutor: School Holiday Programs

Liam holds a Bachelor of Visual Art and Design from ACU, and primarily works as an illustrator and graphic artist under the creative alias Luna Tunes. Liam currently completes weekly illustrations for the not-for-profit mentoring organisation AIME, and his unique practice also includes painting, murals, animation, t-shirt design and zines.

Click here for Liam’s website and portfolio.