Georgette now teaches privately Art Therapy in her tranquil garden setting at her studio and Art Gallery in Birkdale, Brisbane. Her on-going classes of Art Therapy are held every week. Teaching sculpture to students and helping them to create an original sculpture to decorate their home while relaxing, the student's learn to sculpt anything! Sculpting is very therapeutic the most beneficial part you will derive from it, is its therapeutic effects, as its far more beneficial than sitting crossed legged contemplating your navel. Much more fun than just pottery or ceramics. Sculpture Tuition is with small groups and lots of personal attention with a great atmosphere.
If you would like to make a gift of Art Lessons to someone special, we can easily provide a Gift Voucher with any message at no extra cost.
Testimonial from a student:
Just a little hello to say I really enjoyed last Thursday, what a wonderful experience last Thursday night was. You create a lovely relaxing and yet professional environment that is so inspiring. Looking forward to next week. It was very enjoyable.
Thank you !
Testimonial from an other student:Mehmet Doktan Yes I agree.
Apart from one or two things I made when with Georgette ( where I discovered my deep down hidden talent of sculpting), I think more importantly one of the best things in life has happened to me while there..;-))
Thank you Georgette.
Students learn the practical aspects of clay sculpture from the foundation up. Guided by Georgette, students learn how to construct a solid clay base, develop the piece into a rough form, then to sculpt the clay into an image or composition of the student's choosing. The skills learned in the early stages form the basis upon which anyone is able to use their own creativity to create an original work of art which surpasses any form of pottery or ceramics. All materials are supplied for the tuition.
In today’s society, everything seems to be controlled by deadlines and pressure to perform, both at home and in the workplace. When under stress we self - medicate with food, alcohol, coffee and cigarettes. Living on adrenaling we then become irritable, inefficient, complaining and have trouble with sleep.
A growing number of people, from housewives to professional workers are
finding the need to relax and find an outlet for their emotions to be a necessity.
More and more people are finding such an escape from the every day pressures.
Every Thursday, for three hours, they find their way to a beautiful relaxing, feng shui Garden In Birkdale, where they relax in good company and learn the art of sculpting.
People from all around Australia, the US and England have taken the sculpting courses, where they are tutored by Brisbane sculptor Georgette Schwantes.
Some of the students have found that the beautiful surrounding and good company are so therapeutic, they keep returning for several years.
The very act of creating something that they can treasure from a block of clay, gives them a wonderful sense of achievement. Consecutive
The garden surroundings and the company of like minded people has proven to be a creative panacea to the world in which they live.
Classes are held in the studio every Thursday, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Each class takes three hours and a typical eight week Tuition block of sculpting includes one session per week over eight weeks. Tuition blocks start whenever you want and run for 8 consecutive weeks.
On-Going weekly Classes
9am - 12pm
Classes are held at Georgettes Studio in the Redland Shire. Contact Georgette on 07 3822 7668 or 0403 128 380 for more details.
At the end of the completed sculpture the student will have sufficient skills to build upon and off course, have an original piece of art sculpture that will be far more enjoyable than a piece of pottery or ceramics to proudly display in their home.
Student find that sculpturing is far more rewarding than pottery or ceramics as it’s a very relaxing, therapeutic past time hobby.
Some are so enthralled by the expressions that they learn to create in Clay during their tuition, they have gone on to become artists
in their own right
Georgette is extremely proud of each and every one of her students and is extremely happy with those who have progressed to
become professional sculptors
Georgette is pleased to acknowledge these students:
Angela Goff, USA. Hans Frankham, UK. Kathleen McLennan, Melbourne.
Rhonda Cao, Brisbane. Cheryl Findlay, Brisbane. Karen Egan, Brisbane.
Gift vouchers available. Open 7 days by appointment