About

Our Awesome Team

Julie Peadon

From a varied career in banking, to being a full time mum of three children and now business owner and director with a creative career in visual arts practice. 

Julie has studied fine art techniques and art history together with environmental science and holds a Masters in Business “My focus is creating a fun fine art experience for all through an engaging teaching style and a fun fine art curriculum”. 

Julie’s Fine Art Practice

Julie undertakes numerous custom commissions and in her spare time, loves to explore new techniques. She uses diverse mediums such as graphite, charcoal, acrylics, oils, pastels, ink, watercolour and mixed media and recycled materials.

“I thrive on variety and use styles and techniques that respond to the subject. I paint genres ranging from portraiture to landscapes and abstraction.

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Julie’s Inspiration

“Art has been constant in human culture and history for millennia. Before speech, we communicate with mark making; be it a stick in the dirt, our first sand castle or our first set of crayons. We all have an innate ability to create no matter when we start on our art journey”

Rachel Carroll

Rachel has been a practising artist for over 25 years with numerous awards and exhibitions. Rachel holds a Masters in Visual Arts. With an expressive style, Rachel has a particular interest in environmental art. Rachel is well versed in many mediums, most recently encaustic art and has been teaching art to adults and children for over 10 years.

Ada Leung

Ada combines her Asian and Australian heritage together with her love of science in her art. Ada has a particular affinity for sculpture and printing techniques. Ada is a mum of two amazing teenagers and is also a qualified educator and teacher. Ada holds a Masters in health and is also a qualified art therapist.

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Vicki Tara Taylor

Vicki Tara Taylor is a Sydney based intuitive abstract artist who loves to create textured, vibrant and colourful artworks. She paints with inspiration and loves to communicate a
colourful conversation that dances across the canvas. Vicki is a talented and passionate artist, is a qualified teacher in primary education and a mum of two wonderful adult children.

Natalia Benc

Natalia is a student of Fine Art, Psychology and Business. Natalia comes with a fresh perspective on art practice and is warm and engaging in her teaching style. She loves the outdoors and getting back to nature. Natalia enjoys working with our K-6 classes and our Teens. She especially loves seeing how each student grows in confidence each week.

Sandra Bertoia

Sandra (Sandy) is a passionate artist who loves exploring new and interesting paint techniques. With a background in finance and legal, Sandy has studied art for many years and most recently with Julie previously and enjoys combining her love of working with children and art and in seeing the students produce their pieces each week.  

Mary Foster

Mary is a mum of 5 year old twins and is passionate about all things art. She has spent the last few years engaging her twins in her love for art and creativity and she is now delighted to bring that same care and enthusiasm to our k-6 students. She particularly loves drawing and painting mixed media, pottery and photography. Mary has studied interior design and now brings a love of composition and design to the studios.   

Serena Tritelli

Italian born Serena has always had a creative mind. Art and architecture is Serena’s passion and she holds a Masters degree. Serena has travelled throughout Europe and particularly loves the “Chiaroscuro” art technique using pencils and crayons. She like working with watercolour, recyclable materials and loves abstract painting.

Adele Atton

Adele is our support and bookings wizard who processes your bookings and helps find you classes and workshops. Adele is a master administrator and a bit of a whizz at excel and other organisational tools – and she loves it! Adele is a mum to three fur children.