Our Teaching Staff

BROCK Q. PIPER

Tutor & Course Coordinator: Young Artists, Drawing & Contemporary Studios 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 Mexico, 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.

ANITA LESTER

Tutor:  Atelier Studio 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.

KIRSTY POWERS

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Junior Artists

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.

MICHELLE MOLINARI

Tutor & Course Co-ordinator: Atelier Studio 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.