1300 ART CLASS - 1300 278 252
  
  Online Chat
  
            

Matthew Weatherstone

Matthew Kentmann Art Tutor

Role & Qualifications

Matthew is a Senior Tutor at Sydney Art School.

He is a qualified trainer and assessor and holds an 
Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts and a 
Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

As a professional artist his consistent success in commission sales and exhibitions enable him to provide insights to his students.

As an artist his strong technical skills are evident in his work - but are balanced with a highly developed approach to the concept and messages that is being communicated to the viewer.

Artist Statement

An artist endlessly fascinated by the experience and understanding of light, colour and darkness, by the drama and subtlety in shifts of tone and hue. Determinedly wrought artworks are drawn from perpetual contemplation and wrestling with ideas, from immersion in place and expanse, from keen observation of the organic and inorganic, from singular personal engagement and the communal experience of humanity.
Light and colour are quickly yet carefully captured in studies; form and detail are observed and rendered in exploratory sketches before finally, through cultivation and refining, the artworks themselves gradually find
form and emerge.

Professional Artist
2008 - Present

Art Therapist (non-clinical) - Disability and Aged Care
2008 - Present 
In cooperation with New Horizons and as a private therapist, I have worked alongside individuals with a range of disabilities and conditions including, but not limited to, multiple sclerosis, acquired brain injury,Huntington’s disease, chronic epilepsy and dementia. Sessions facilitated have been in both one-on-one and group formats incorporating the aims of personal expression and growth, enjoyment and diversion, and thedevelopment and maintenance of concentration and motor skills.
• Fostering of creative engagement and expression.
• Facilitating an environment of encouragement and respect.
• Guidance in the exploration and development of individual’s creative language and artistic skill.
• Development of session programs and tailored activities.

Creative DirectorPablo&Rusty’s Artist Series
2009 - 2013 
• Curation and management of art exhibitions and music events.
• Consultation with visual artists in the development of art series and preparation for exhibitions.• Promotion and marketing of events.

Art Therapist (non-clinical) -
Homeless YouthsOasis Youth Support Program - The Salvation Army, Surry Hills2012
• Fostering of creative engagement and expression.
• Facilitating an environment of encouragement and respect.
• Guidance in the exploration and development of individual’s creative language and artistic skill.
• Development of session programs.

Event Manager
The Westin, Sydney
2005 - 2007
• Implementation and management of events.
• Liaising with event clients, internal departments and contractors.
• Employee supervision, training and performance management.
• Guest Relations.
• Development and implementation of operating procedures.

2009 Diploma of Fine Arts, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE, Hornsby

2004 Advanced Diploma of Hospitality Management with Distinction, North Coast Institute of TAFE, PortMacquarie

Guest Speaker and Tutor - Primary and Secondary classes
Heritage Christian School, Port Macquarie
2010, 2011, 2012

Guest Speaker
Discover English (ESL), Melbourne
2012 

Guest Speaker
Wahroonga Public School
2009


Art Classes & Workshops with this Tutor

Art Classes for Children How to Paint and Draw | For Beginners Painting in Oils Senior Transition Advanced Painting and Drawing Art Class


Have You Done a Course with this Tutor?
Give Them a Like!