My name is Julia Blanka and I’m a part-time artist and full-time graphic designer at a corporate job. Although I’m currently taking a break from part-time illustrating and drawing, I’m using my creative energy to focus on The Beach Studio – casual art sessions for creative kids (and sometimes grown-ups).
I developed The Beach Studio because I love art, working with children and the beach. I have previous experience working in children’s art programs at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, adults’ art at Encore Community Services in New York as well as the Adelaide Festival and running the Zhu-Lin Buddhist Temple kids’ art program.
I absolutely LOVE exploring peoples’ creative potential whilst teaching them valuable technical skills. I believe creativity should be nourished and encouraged. My mantra is that there is no right or wrong in art, just an imagination that needs to be set free, explored and appreciated.
As a child I was a student of the Ruth Tuck Art School, later completing a Bachelor of Graphic Design from the University of South Australia and then updated my drawing skills at the New York Studio School. I have a current police check and a working with children certificate.