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Our creative team at The Art Studio!

At The Art Studio we focus on teaching the fundamentals of painting & drawing, developing creative thought and imagination. Our team of professional artists have an extensive experience teaching art and inspiring studnets to get into art making. Each teacher is an accomplished artist, specialising in drawing & painting techniques and mediums. We offer a high level of teaching, in depth learning to develop skills for beginners to advanced. If you are curious about art, you are in the right place to start your creative jounery!



The Art Studio is managed by local Sydney artist Osnat Almog. Osnat is an exhibiting artist with a BA in Fine Art (National Art School) and a Master of Art (College Of Fine Art). Osnat established The Art Studio in 2010 with more than 15 years of experience in teaching art classes and facilitating workshops and art courses.

Art Teacher special workshops 

Niki Koeppl is a Sydney based, emerging Australian Artist. Graduating from the National Art School in 2004 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree majoring in Sculpture, Niki primarily works as a Watercolourist, Sculptor and Portrait Artist at her art studio in Matraville.

Art Teacher Creative Kids & Art Therapy

Lia's classical training began in 2001 at The National Art School, In 2009 she graduated at Sydney University with BVA, majoring in sculpture, performance and instillation. She has exhibited locally and internationally, in private commissions, galleries, festivals and public spaces. 


"As an art teacher I'm interested in the bridge where historical artworld knowledge and skills careens with the natural state of evolution alive in the unique hand of the artist at work".


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Mayu Iwasaki
Art Teacher Creative KIds 

Mayu comes from a long line of puppet-makers in Tokyo and is a mixed media artist and a theatre-maker. She is passionate about providing a safe space for children to express their creativity and be themselves. Mayu wishes to provide for those who attend the studio a sense of play and active use of their imagination.

Mayu, being from a puppeteer background, is a tinkerer and has skills in many different art forms including, watercolours, clay sculpting, oil, acrylic and many others.

Her favourite quote: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up" by Pablo Picasso

Rachel Fairfax
Art Teacher Young Artists & adult classes

Rachel Fairfax is a figurative artist, working in mediums of paint, drawing and ceramics. Rachel studied a Bachelor of Fine Art and Honours degree at the National Art School, East Sydney.
She works as a Lecturer in Drawing and Painting at the National Art School 2002-present. Rachel’s practice involves making paintings in acrylic and oil paint, starting from a drawing
base. She is mostly known for her expressive seascapes and ocean paintings which draw on an amalgamation of her childhood in Forster/Tuncurry and adulthood in Coogee area. Her work also involves interior landscapes, birds and broader genres referencing motherhood and childhood. Rachel is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art in Sydney, NSW and Harvison Gallery in
Perth, WA.

Sonya Jackson
Art Teacher adult classes 

Sonya is a landscape artist who enjoys working with fire and ink, as well as oil painting. She has completed an advanced diploma of visual arts from St George TAFE, and studied oil painting with Charlie Sheard. Sonya is passionate about sharing her experience and knowledge and supporting others on their creative journey. Sonya’s philosophy is to draw and paint for the joy of it. She believes there is no right or wrong way to make marks and that we are all creative beings. “We are all beautifully different from each other, just as our signatures are unique, so are our marks.” 

Jane Osypenko
Art Teacher Young Artists & adult classes 

Jane is a passionate painter and art teacher. She has been inspiring kids and adults in her vibrant teaching style for many years. She specialises in acrylic painting, oil painting and watercolours. "I love watching every child grow with their creative skills and confidance"

Julia Alonso
Art Teacher Paint & Sip, Birthday workshops

 Julia has a deep passion for nurturing creativity in children, as she believe it plays a vital role in their development. Julia completed her Bachlor of Fine Arts at the National University of Arts, Argentina in 2019. She is a public space muralist, specilising in illustration and portraiture. "My goal is to create a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can freely express themselves through art."


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