sharing a passion for living creatively

Artfolk facilitates a range of workshops throughout South East Queensland and beyond. We offer art tuition excellence by engaging participants in skill based creative activities in a professional and nurturing environment. Our mission is to provide folk with quality artistic opportunities that encourage creative expression and self-development.

We deliver workshops across the visual and craft arts, including drawing, painting, watercolour, mixed media, ceramics and unique handmade accessories.

Creating Artfolk has been a beautiful journey, starting with my desire to inspire creativity in people's lives to actually building a creative community of 'folk' who engage in artistic practices with like minded others. The energy and atmosphere of a group of people focused on a creative project, enjoying the 'me time' away from life's demands, and discovering their innate craftiness is a great pleasure. Being able to teach others artistic skills, sharing knowledge and watching them blossom into confident makers who glow peace and pride is a privilege. 

Take the time to pause and reflect on how you use your hands, mind, time and creativity in living your life. Once you are mindful of your surroundings and aware of daily creative engagement opportunities you will realise that inspiration is everywhere.

Vanessa Wallace : Artist & Teacher

Growing up in Byron Bay, Vanessa spent innumerable hours of her youth engrossed in artmaking and creative adventures. She began her professional life as a Graphic Designer working for advertising agencies both in Australia and the UK. With separate tertiary qualifications in Design, Visual Arts, and Education, she also works at QAGOMA galleries and as a casual Primary School Teacher for Education Queensland.

As a practising artist over the last 20 years, Vanessa continues to create and exhibit for various galleries. She loves nothing better than pinching porcelain, painting and decorating surfaces, splashing colour and travelling to find new sights and inspirations.