Alissa Crafter Head teacher
I am a mixed media artist, with a Diploma in Arts and Cert IV in Training and Assessing. I sell my own artwork and teach adults and kids in groups and on a one on one basis. I am particularly skilled in technical drawing and drafting but have extensive experience in working with a variety of art mediums on canvas and paper.
I believe that many concepts in art emulate what we understand about life and emotional development and with the right approach, art can heal and support a happy self through creative expression. I love to draw, love to paint, and love teaching my own two children and others how to tap into the ability to use art as a tool for understanding themselves and the world around them.
Relevant Training: Blue Card Holder, Diploma in Arts, Current First Aid, Cert IV Training and Assessing, Private training with a range of art teachers from various backgrounds over the past 25 years, counselling for non counsellors course, grief education program, extensive training with previous employers in disability and social services.
Sacha Beverley Teacher/Abstract Artist
Sacha Beverley is an award winning contemporary artist based on the Gold Coast. She is well known for her beautiful use of bright colours, bringing her interior design colour expertise into her paintings.
Her artwork has been exhibited widely throughout Gold Coast, Brisbane and Northern NSW and she has won numerous awards. In 2015 Sacha was awarded 2nd prize in the D’Arcy Doyle Art Awards for her abstract beach scene titled ‘Between The Flags’. She has also been awarded the Queensland Collage of Art industry award for outstanding creative achievement and was the recipient of a Regional Arts Development Fund Grant for her solo exhibition titled ‘Construct Your Dreams’ , a collection of paintings inspired by the construction of the Gold Coast Light Rail.
Sacha holds a diploma of Interior Design Technology, a certificate in Digital Design for Furniture and Fashion Fabrics and a Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training.
Sacha has always worked in areas of creativity such as Interior Design, Landscape Design, Product Design and Photography and also tutored Graphic Illustration and Interior Design at the Gold Coast Institute of Tafe.
Sacha predominantly works on large scale contemporary artworks that give her freedom of self expression. She is a great believer in the therapeutic benefits of art and using art as a means of communicating with both her inner and outer worlds and is now enjoying sharing her artistic knowledge through teaching art classes with Artlis Studios and loves inspiring others to unleash their creative spirit and find joy and freedom through artistic exploration.
Gilly After Dark Art Teacher/Street Artist
Gilly is a local artist who’s street art style is stamped all over the Gold Coast as cafe murals, street stickers and individual pieces for homes and galleries. A self taught artist with a background in the printing industry, and influenced heavily by the 90s cartoons and modern street art, Gilly creates his artworks primarily with paint markers, acrylics, water colours and spray paint.
Being a passionate artist he brings many different influences and techniques together to create his signature form. Gilly brings his edgy skate art approach to Artlis Team, to give us a peek into a world where process art, cartooning, and technical illustration blend together to give our mini-artists all the ingredients they need to develop their own unique style.
Bella Bellido Art Teacher/Assistant
Our cartooning extraordinaire, Bella, started as a student with Artlis Studios 2 years ago where we discovered her amazing talent for cartooning. Now she is ready to share her talents with the world this young artist assists our teachers with events, runs her own cartooning workshops through the school holidays and is available for arty birthday parties on weekends. Stay tuned! Her artwork will soon be available to purchase as prints and cards.