Our current tutors are:
Antonia Nesbit – Antonia Nisbet is an artist and art educator, and has been with Fine Young Artists since 2014. She holds a Master of Visual Arts from AUT University, and is currently undertaking her PhD focusing on her own artistic exhibition practice.
Jessica Ellis – Jess graduated from Whitecliffe College of Art and Design in 2014. Now, with 6 years art teaching experience, 2 solo exhibitions at Warwick Henderson Gallery and 2 artist residencies under her belt, Jess is challenging 2019 & pushing her creative boundaries. Jess grew up exploring the wild tracks of the Waitakere ranges – this is where her passion for nature began. Her work is centred around the environment and focuses on aspects of colour, shape, repetition, geometry & pattern.
Gabrielle Maffey – Gabrielle has been teaching at Fine Young artists for four years and has a real enthusiasm working with youth. Studying Architecture at the University of Auckland, she has a passion for creativity as well as an applied work ethic
Diva Ford – Diva graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts with Honors in 2017. She is primarily an abstract expressionist painter whose practice explores the colour, gesture, movement and shifting perceptions of the physical world through the medium of paint. She also has experience in writing, illustration, portraiture and photography. Diva started teaching with Fine Young Artists this year and is passionate about inspiring creativity in everyday life.
Calum Haugh – Calum graduated from AUT with a graphic design degree in 2016, where he specialised in illustration. He has a keen interest in cartooning, comics, and lettering, and is currently experimenting with painting with gouache. In his graduating year, Calum received the Gordon Harris Award for Graphic Design for Print for his work on a zine for local musicians. Calum is a musician himself, and often creates posters and art for his own band and others.
Tanya Poletayeva – Profile on it’s way…