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This student is 12. She finished this today. Picasso once said that "all children are born artists...". I believe the geni (or genius) is within - I simply remove barriers to performance, and allow for the right conditions to emerge; where shared knowledge can hang, like a mini cloud, in the dyna...

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Progress on the illusion piece I am painting in a dementia ward. I was told by a resident that I had "picked a hell of a day" to paint. When I asked why, I was told 'because it's Christmas day!". This conversation amused me for hours until a staff member told me the date was the 25th of July - 'C...

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Sisters at work on their paintings. Learning to work at an easel and how to build up a painting.

Meet Theresa. She is 86, and hadn't painted since she was a little girl. Painting with me over the last year she has more than revisited a past hobby, she has discovered her talent for this, and has recently won awards for her work that she now sends to family and Friends all over the world and a...

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A new student proudly shows off her first completed painting. As her confidence grows so too will the size of the image/canvas. Well done!

I love this painting. Recently finished by an incredible student whose growing creativity and artistic confidence is easy to see!

A fantastic landscape painting was finished today by this talented and enthusiastic artist. Well done on your first canvas!

Beautiful progress was made in yesterday’s art therapy session. The paintings have really progressed and, for one mildly autistic student, conversation and explanation of their work has really come to the fore as we continue to practice our social skills. (at Rowville, Victoria). Call me on 0490 ...

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A fantastic session teaching these 3 talented students about oil pastels, perspective, and colour theory. Call me to learn more about private art lessons for your child. Regards, Andrew

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Private Art Classes

  • Private Art Classes for Children

    A$220.00
    Children receive one-to-one teaching in relaxed and fun private art classes. Students benefit from learning in the familiar surroundings of their own home in the following ways: Higher quality student/teacher interaction, A more focussed lesson, Greater breadth and depth of concepts are covered, Student is more relaxed therefore more learning takes place, Your child has had time to unwind after the noise of school and is ready to learn again,-We live such busy lives as parents and as the ‘bread-winners’ – consequently the classes offer a greater convenience for yourself, and your child feels less rushed.I teach the knowledge and skills your child needs to be able to represent their interpretation of their world. Your child’s creativity and self-expression are developed through teaching drawing techniques, pastels and shading, perspective and acrylic painting techniques. Children typically learn in pairs, with a friend or sibling, or in small groups of up to four students.

Art Therapy Sessions

  • Art Therapy Sessions for Aged-Care Residents

    A$120.00
    These creative and fun sessions focus on exploring the skills and abilities participants still have, whilst bringing people together in a relaxed and social setting. My creative sessions put the learner/artist relationship first and give participants the opportunity to connect with one and other.WhatBox Creative projects and sessions focus on exercising a person’s creativity in a social and psychologically safe environment. The person’s experience and their creative process precede the outcome.I meet individuals at their level of ability and they receive a personalised creative experience as they learn new skills, experience and play with art materials, interact with those around them, and grow friendships.Participants enjoy a sense of accomplishment from these empowering classes that are designed to enrich the lives of those taking part.

Testimonials

2 weeks ago
Andrew has been working with our three children (aged 4, 6 and 9) at our home on a regular basis. The home art therapy sessions are always fun and professionally conducted in a friendly, positive atmosphere where children are encouraged to explore, ask questions and develop their creative and social skills. Andrew’s holistic approach and patient nature helps my autistic son to thrive in many ways, with particular positive impact on his self-esteem. All our three little budding artists in the making are thoroughly enjoying Andrew’s company and are always excited about the next session. Andrew is always easy to talk to, with great sense of humour and is fantastic at working with children with special needs. I recommend Andrew’s services to anyone seeking professional and fun artistic experience!
- Julie S
4 months ago
We recently had Andrew from WhatBox Creative host our work social club event. Our staff had a fantastic night. Andrew was lovely to deal with, very knowledgeable and professional, nothing was too much trouble! We highly recommend this business.
Facey
6 months ago
Andrew presented an oil pastel workshop for adults at the Pakenham Library that was a thoroughly enjoyable, hands on experience for all who participated, regardless of their experience or skill level. An enthusiastic and inclusive presenter!
- Pakenham L

Andrew Price. B.A. Fine Art, B.Comm, Dip

Children receive one-to-one teaching in relaxed and fun private art classes.  Students benefit from learning in the familiar surroundings of their own home.

I teach the knowledge and skills your child needs to be able to represent their interpretation of their world.  Your child’s creativity and self-expression are developed through teaching drawing techniques, pastels and shading, perspective and acrylic painting techniques.  Children typically learn in pairs, with a friend or sibling, or in small groups of up to four students.  Book Now.  The charge for a private lesson is $220 per student per term (with payment plans available), with a minimum of two students in attendance, or $330 for ono-on-one lessons.

Creative Art Therapy Sessions for Seniors.
WhatBox Creative projects and sessions focus on exercising a person’s creativity in a social and psychologically safe environment. The person’s experience and their creative process precede the outcome.I meet individuals at their level of ability and they receive a personalised creative experience as they learn new skills, experience and play with art materials, interact with those around them, and grow friendships.Participants enjoy a sense of accomplishment from these autonomous and empowering classes that are designed to enrich the lives of those taking part.My creative work focuses on the skills the residents still have, whilst bringing people together in a relaxed and social setting. My creative sessions put the resident/artist relationship first whilst giving participants the opportunity to connect with one and other.In addition to my art degree I have a degree in Human Resource Development; psychology and adult learning theories inform my research, teaching practice and shape how I deliver creative sessions. The creative work that takes place is drawn from academic research and focusses on the skills and abilities that the participants still have, rather than those they have lost.

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Dandenong VIC 3175
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