Shari Nye is an inspiring and experienced art teacher. Having taught in secondary schools for 11 years and developing her own art practice in both painting and clay over the past three decades. She brings great passion and a wealth of knowledge. Shari has studied art and design at Monash University (BA), RMIT, Arts Students League of New York and Latrobe Street School of Art, Melbourne. She has a Post Graduate in Visual Art Education, Melbourne University. Shari was managing director and designer for POTFOLIO PTY LTD for 13 years. She was responsible for the design and manufacturing of ceramics and metal works for the hospitality industry throughout Australia, the wider Asia Pacific region and Dubai. Her work is included in both private and public collections throughout Australia. She now specializes in painting in oils and acrylics and encouraging other artists. Some of her work may be viewed on instagram https://www.instagram.com/sharinyeart/
Ricky is an expert pastel painter and offers us highly skilled knowledge in this area. His paintings depict landscapes or local farm scenes of the south west rural regions of Victoria. He has won many awards and prizes in Australia and America, and has shown his work in solo, and group exhibitions. Ricky brings great skill to the art of working in pastel and offers workshops at WSOA that are informative and enjoyable.