I am pleased – indeed delighted, to welcome a new Art Tutor at Art Classes Perth, Val Shaw. Val is an award winning practising artist, educationalist and researcher. She has worked in the visual arts all her adult life and believes in the inherent creativity in everyone.
” It is just a matter of finding the time to invest in exploring and developing your creative self and develop the necessary skills to express this creativity. This can be a very exciting and therapeutic journey working with like minded people and can also serve as a cure for boredom, loneliness and depression.”
Val has run adult and student workshops and classes, was the head of the visual arts department at a private college for 10 years and is a contracted senior examiner with the International Baccalaureate Organization, examining year 12 students world wide.
“I have found so much satisfaction and pleasure in helping others to develop and achieve their own creative goals.” Val’s art practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, collage and basic print making. She has a passion for developing visual diaries,and the relationship between the written word and the image.
I am delighted to be working with Hettie and hope to continue her excellent work.
“I look forward to meeting those of you already in the painting and drawing classes, and welcome newcomers wishing to join the classes. All levels of art practice are catered for.”
Val Shaw (Dip. Textiles and Graphic Design Natal Tech. BA Fine Arts Honours. UNISA 2002)
In the meantime, the founder of ArtClassesPerth.com Hettie Rowley is busy moving to Brisbane with her husband, Keith. She will be flying back to Perth as time permits to run Art Workshops and other courses in conjunction with Val Shaw. This is an exciting time for ArtClassesPerth and its students, so please check back frequently and join us for classes.
Here are just a couple of samples of Val’s truly excellent and original work (click on images for larger size):
Small Gallery of Art by Val Shaw