Hello, I’m Antonija.
I’m from Sydney, Australia, and in my previous professional life, I was a money broker who always had an interest in art but never thought I could draw. That was until I attended a Learn to draw course where I ended up copying a Matisse line drawing – that experience changed my life!
In 1996, I moved to Singapore and started my diploma studies in Fine Art, LaSalle SIA. By 2000, I earned my accreditation to teach the ‘Learn to Draw Using the Right Side of the Brain’, by Dr Betty Edwards at Cal State University, USA. I made the switch to become an art teacher and haven’t looked back since.
I conduct art workshops for adults and children, write and illustrate Fine Art History, Instructional and charity books, design greeting card collections, lectured at the Singapore Art Museum, exhibited and sold my own work and most importantly, am still constantly expanding my own education both as a teacher and student of art.
After 23 years of living in Singapore, I now find myself back in Australia, this time in Port Macquarie, NSW. I may have relocated, but my values remain the same – that art is a powerful means of freedom and expression and learning to draw and paint is as fundamental as learning to read and write. I invite you to experience what I did all those years ago – unlock your creative potential and change the way you see the world.
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