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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 beautiful Lake Cathie, Anise Art Studio is a large ‘hands on’ creative working space
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. 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-centered 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-centered creativity and Healing the Mind, Body & Spirit.
As an integral Wellness Centre for heart centered creativity and healing, we are always aiming to achieving excellence and aesthetic appreciation through artistic personal self-expression, the Intuitive process and practice, and the Healing of the Mind, Body and Spirit. Our Mission is to provide a healing space whereby each individual through the heart centered 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 Soul centered arts and healing, our studio offers engaging 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 together Soul-centered creativity expands minds and hearts, brings people together in ways that create opportunities for true personal self-expression, meaningful conversation and connection.
- 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.
- We ensure you have a wonderful experience, no matter what course or program you are interested in.
Explore Your Creative Self:
We believe that personal self-expression through painting clay building & ceramics, print making, and mixed media.
Children’s, Teens art classes, Adult Therapy classes, adult Art Meditation, and Expansion Retreat Days for Women are available to satisfy the pallet from the beginner to the more advanced artist. We also cater for Creative Corporate Staff functions. Anise Art starts where you are at, you learn the skills and techniques as you go along….and we let it all unfold!
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 adult parties and celebrations. Each come with their unique ‘create your own” packages.
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.
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.
We have found some solutions to these problems and have created programs which address the issues of anxiety in a heart centered creative way. These programs are designed for children who suffer with anxiety, social phobias, and mild depression
Wanda is the mastermind behind Anise Art Studio and MetaXsana wellness centre. MetaXsana meaning “ Beyond Brilliant’.
It’s been her dream to bring the healing quality to SOUL-centred creativity to artistic pursuits.
An Arts Educator for more than 39 years, she knows the powerful role of the arts in education, and the calming, centred effect it had on students of all ages while they’re engaged in the creative artistic activities. She created programs focused on heart and soul ART experiences for those who were terminally ill and their carers, and designed art therapy programs for students suffering grief and loss, as well as anxiety and phobias.
An artist and healer she continues to create programs for foster children to have a beautiful, healing art, meditation wellness session. These classes she does for FREE. She exhibits her Buddha style paintings, and her workshops and classes are always full. Her art students stay with her for many years as she mentors their creativity so that they too can become artists, teachers and assertive problem solvers in their chosen careers.
Her legacy is teaching her grandchildren to be their best creative self…..but she does that with everyone!