ANITA LESTER

Course Coordinator of Young Artists, Illustration for Teens & Contemporary Art and Stylistic Development 

Anita is a Fine Arts graduate from RMIT, majoring in illustration and animation.  As a multidisciplinary story teller and accomplished illustrator, Anita has 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 publishes children’s literature with a focus on education.

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CARLOTTA THOMSON

Course Coordinator of Junior Artists

Carlotta graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Art History. She has always had a passion for the history and practice of the visual arts and maintains a desire to encourage others to share in this same curiosity and enthusiasm. In her classes, she hopes to offer an environment for further inquiry and self-expression, through the learning of artists and movements past and present, and with hands on experimentation with a wide range of materials and techniques.

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GEORGIA PRICONE

Course Coordinator of Classical Art for Teens

Georgia holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT, and is continually expanding and refining her knowledge of art through her practice. Through curating exhibitions and currently managing gallery spaces, Georgia’s passion for art continues to grow. She hopes to continue to create paintings which will inspire young budding artists who are emerging into the art scene.

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KATIE ERASER

Course Coordinator of Young Teens 

Katie is currently studying her Masters of Contemporary Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, she has previously completed her Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice from MIECAT Institute and holds a Bachelor of Design from Billy Blue College of Design. Katie is committed to fostering her career in arts education, and is motivated to share her enthusiasm and passion for arts making, and its powerful means of expression, with students. She is represented commercially in Melbourne by Studio Gallery, and her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Australia since 2017.

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Genny Gadd

Course Coordinator of Young Artists 

Genevieve graduated from Monash University with First Class Honours in Philosophy, though her passion has always been art and arts education. Since her solo exhibition in 2015, she has been a finalist in both regional and national art awards including the Shirley Hannan National Prize for Portraiture, The Kennedy Prize, and The Lester Prize, and has exhibited in multiple group exhibitions across Melbourne. Her goal is to use her philosophy background as a means to explore abstract and nuanced concepts and ideas through the medium of fine art.

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