The Creative Practise is Naomi Zouwer, a professional arts educator, researcher and recognised TQI program provider.
Naomi designs and runs all courses, using expertise built up over 20 years as a practising visual artist, and industry and teaching professional. The Creative Practise provides 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 has developed art programs for all levels, including preschool, primary, secondary and tertiary. She has specialised in developing and delivering tailored art programs for cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Australia, The National Arboretum and The National Library of Australia. She has developed a painting program for Ignite: Alternative Arts Academy for students with mental illness and disabilities, in addition to other community art courses delivered at The Belconnen Arts Centre. She has taught creative subjects including visual arts, fashion design, graphic design and interior design to adults at the Canberra Institute of technology since 2009. Naomi is currently a sessional lecturer at the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University in the Textiles and Foundation workshops.
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 practise-led PhD research is concerned with using art making as a means of understanding the world around her. See her Instagram for more.