Discover the Power of Art that Heals, Relaxes the Mind & Inspires the Soul
Anise Art Spa is the most progressive innovative Art Studio on the South Coast of NSW. Situated in Kiama, Anise Art Spa is a large ‘hands on’ creative working space
It is at the forefront of teaching and engaging artistic activities. It is a creative sanctuary for anyone who wishes to explore their unique creative potential or find their true creative self. By tapping into your creative self you will benefit mind body and soul. Through creative experiences you can find your life purpose, and find the answers to your innermost questions about your life, your future, your happiness. While engaging in creative activity you are designing a new direction for yourself while having fun and connecting with others.
Our Vision and Mission
Anise Art Spa is dedicated to the transformation of every person who wishes to better their life and find their direction through heart-centred creativity. It is our aim be the BEST Art Studio in Australia in teaching Visual Arts and the importance of the link between the art, heart-centred creativity and Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit.
As an integral Centre for heart centred creativity, the arts and healing, we are always aiming to achieving excellence and aesthetic appreciation through artistic personal self-expression, the teaching, learning of Artistic and Intuitive process and practice, and the Healing of the Mind, Body and Spirit. We are in service to the local community and its surrounds, visitors to KIAMA, the greater Sydney area, and the world.
The future is NOW
Our Vision is to warmly invite all to our open creative healing space for all who wish to explore their creative potential through heart centred creativity. People come together to create, share, inspire, nurture, educate, enjoy arts, its history, culture and its healing quality.
Our mission is to provide a healing space whereby each individual through the heart centred creative artistic process can transform their lives, and remember who they are, and recognise their full potential as a human being.
As a home for the heart centred arts and healing, Anise Art Healing Spa offers engaging opportunities and educational experiences to enrich and expand the life of our local community and the global community.
Values and Beliefs
We believe that:
• Arts and Healing experiences are for everyone.
- We fuse culture, art history and music togetherHeart-centred creativity expands minds and hearts, brings people together in ways that create opportunities for true personal self-expression, engage in meaningful conversation and make new friends, enriches daily lives with fun and quirky challenges, and reminds us of who we truly are.
- Creativity, innovation, diversity, and spontaneity add value to the work of the Centre and to the life of our community.
- Accessibility and inclusiveness are at the heart of the Centre’s mission and reason for being.We will ensure you have a wonderful experience, no matter what course or program you are interested in.
Explore Your Creative Self: Anise Art teaches everything about the arts through heart-centred creativity. Activities from painting with various types of painting mediums to clay building & ceramics, print making, and mixed media. There are children’s and adult classes available on a weekly basis, with several heart felt courses available to satisfy the pallet from the beginner to the more advanced artist. There are also ‘drop-in’ art classes for those who wish to take action on a creative whim! We offer kids birthday art parties, and Creative Corporate Staff Connection Days. Anise Art teaches you where you are at, you learn the skills and techniques, and explore your natural creativity as you go. All art materials are provided for your lesson, so it is so easy for you just to turn up and enjoy the class without the worry of materials and cleaning up!
Be Brave & Bold Creative Self: We offer Art and Wine/ Champagne Nights, Hen’s Life Drawing classes, Art and High Tea afternoons, and Saturday Art Workshops are specifically designed for adults. Family art experiences are also possible too. School Holiday art programs are conducted for one week during the school breaks. One to one tutoring can be arranged, and party groups, and couples are welcome to explore their heart felt creativity!
Discover Your Intuitive Creative Self: For those sensitive souls who wish to explore their intuitive nature more fully, there are Intuitive art classes available. These courses are designed for you to discover how art can heal, inspire your soul, relax your mind and explore your inner true self. We have Art and Meditation groups, Intuitive Tarot classes, and Galactic Reiki Healing weekends. We have various mini courses, such as Art Heart and Healing Happy Course which includes poetry, philosophy, intuitive art experience, meditation, and healing. In addition, we offer beautiful healing relaxing Art Retreats in Bali on a yearly basis. These retreats are about you discovering your inner beauty, and your natural creativity. For those who wish to find their TRUE purpose in life we have weekends for creative souls who wish to step into their personal creative power, heal the past, inspire their soul, and unleash their creative self to design a life you love.
Develop Your Resilient Creative Self: Resilience is a powerful word, and in today’s busy world it is easy to get lost, feel anxious and overwhelmed. We all get affected, and children feel it more so as they do not have the skills to effectively verbalise their problems. The last few years we have seen an increase in childhood anxieties and stress. We have found some solutions to these problems and have created programs which address the issues of anxiety in a heart centred creative way.
These programs are designed for children who suffer with anxiety, social phobias, and mild depression. More often than not, children who suffer with these fears, are very sensitive to energy, which they absorb from others. Unknowingly they behave like sponges. They usually pick up on other people’s fears and think it is their own. Negative energy impacts them without them realizing how or why. They may feel they have no personal power, and continued anxiety may end up creating a victim mentality, affecting learning and social interactions. These creative programs teach children social skills, resilience and assertiveness training, how to protect themselves, meditation, calming techniques and using their own natural creativity and imagination to look at problem solving in ways to get them out situations that can cause an upset. Your child will become the confident soul you know them to be. Parental participation is recommended in some of these classes.
We have a small range of art supplies available for you to purchase ranging from acrylic paint, canvases, painting mediums, drawing materials and paint brushes. In the coffee shop you can peruse our art history books, purchase arty knick knacks, or consider buying a painting or sculpture for your home. Better still create something yourself!
Art as Healing Therapy
Our Art Spa and Art Soiree programs are designed as an imaginative creative workshops whereby you get to have a day or evening of relaxation, creative exploration, and cultural education. The art spa includes the experience of our gorgeous Foot and Hand spa where we use doTerra essential Oils. They are entertaining as well as relaxing. The refreshments are first class, and the art tuition is brilliant! If you could not paint or draw before you started any of our programs you will definitely feel more confident about your own artistic skills and your creative mind after one session.
Our Partners and Sponsors
We are proud to welcome local businesses and companies who wish support our mission to assist those who want to better their lives, make a difference in their own lives and for others. Looking after our children Mind Body and Soul ensuring they get the best creative education is one of the greatest gifts we are passionate to offer.
Our staff will ensure you have a wonderful experience in our healing arts studio and will help with your needs. If you are enrolled in any of our courses which includes light refreshments, please ensure to let our staff know if you have specific dietary requirements. A reminder to that we have wheel chair access throughout the studio, the coffee shop and a healing room.
Wanda is the mastermind behind Anise Art Spa . It has always been her dream to bring the healing quality of heart-centred creativity to artistic pursuits. An Arts Educator for more than 35 years, she realised early on the powerful role of the arts in education, and the calming, centred effect it had on students of all ages while they were engaged in the artistic activities. She began to create programs which included heart centred art for those who were terminally ill and their carers, as well as art therapy programs for students suffering Grief and loss, as well as programs for students suffering anxiety and phobias which taught social skills and assertiveness training in a creative artistic way. An artist, and healer herself she continues to create programs and courses which meet the needs of her clients. Her Buddha paintings are in great demand, and her art workshops and classes are always full. Her art students tend to stay with her for many years, and she mentors their creativity so that they too can become artists, teachers and creative assertive problem solvers in their chosen careers. She still teaches, provides artistic experiences for her little granddaughters, and now creates big events and artistic retreats for men and women of all ages which explore heart centered Creativity.