The Creative Practise is Naomi Zouwer, a professional arts educator, researcher and recognised TQI program provider. Naomi designs and runs courses using expertise built up over 20 years as a practising visual artist, and industry and teaching professional. Her courses provide a hands-on approach to learning, teaching, and making:
"I draw out creativity by teaching simple and fun techniques that stimulate creative thinking and problem-solving. I design and deliver courses that ensure my learner’s needs are met; and that they grow in confidence and also have fun!’
An experienced arts educator, Naomi currently provides creative education services at all levels, through Artist-in-Residence programs at Ainslie School, and sessional lecturing at the School of Art and Design, Australian National University. Other recent work includes designing and delivering programs with the National Museum of Australia, The Australian Catholic University, and the ACT Government.
Naomi has developed and taught art programs for all levels, including preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary. She has specialised in developing and delivering tailored art programs for cultural institutions, including the National Museum of Australia, The National Arboretum and The National Library of Australia. Naomi also has a strong interest in accessibility, and has recently worked with the Clemente Program at the Australian Catholic University, as well developing a painting program for students with mental illness and disabilities and other community art courses at The Belconnen Arts Centre. For over ten years, Naomi taught visual arts, fashion design, graphic design and interior design to adults at the Canberra Institute of technology from 2009.
As a practising cross-disciplinary artist, Naomi works across drawing, painting and textiles mediums to make works that engage with ideas of cultural heritage, identity and the social role of personal objects. Naomi has exhibited widely in Australia being selected for drawing and textile awards and exhibitions. Naomi’s PhD research is concerned with using art making as a means of understanding the world around her. See her Instagram for more.