Hi, I’m Bianca, a mother to my son Torin who just turned one & a children’s art educator and artist.  I love working with children, which is why I’ve opened up my own business running art classes for  kids 5-9 based in Clovelly, at the Burnie Park Community Centre. 

I also run workshops for adults at Forrester’s Bar in Surry Hills, where mums can have a drink at  the bar, relax at our private studio room and make art! 

I’ve recently come home to Sydney after living in Berlin for the past 6 years. During my time in  Europe, I exhibited my art in many international shows, with my speciality being oil paintings. 

I’m not only an actively exhibiting artist, but I’m also an experienced children’s art educator, with  additional experience as a caring children’s social worker. This means my school provides a  welcoming space for everyone to explore their inner artist, no matter their background or needs. 

I am currently accepting commissions to make artworks on request. I have a speciality in oil  portraiture, and love painting people with their loved ones. 

I love exploring different mediums, and enjoy teaching a variety of exciting materials for kids to  learn and techniques to spark their imagination; from painting to drawing, printing, sculpting and  collaging. 

I’m very excited to be offering school holiday workshops, drop-in classes as well as discounted  term workshops. 

The weekly kids art workshops in Clovelly run on Fridays from 4-5.30pm, and adults classes at  Surry Hills run on Wednesday from 6.30-9pm. 

I also sell my own original artworks and prints & make art on a commission basis, you find my work  on Instagram. You can never have enough beautiful things in your home. 

Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east? 

I grew up in Sydney, our family home was in Double Bay and Clovelly. I’ve recently returned to  Clovelly after a few years of living overseas – and I’m so happy to be home! 

Three words that describe what it’s like to live in the eastern suburbs? 

Beautiful, beaches, family-friendly. 

How many children? 

One little munchkin, he’s just turned 1 and is full of curiosity and wonder! 

Favourite Park?

Centennial Park, it’s gorgeous and there’s so much to explore there. We especially love the water  fountains at the Ian Potter Children’s Wild Garden 

Favourite Beach?

Clovelly is perfect for visiting with the little bub, there is shade on the sand and the water is gentle.  For picnics and swimming, you’ll find us at Coogee.

Favourite kid friendly cafe?

Torin isn’t quite old enough yet to have table manners, let’s put it like that 😉 but everyone has been  so accomodating. We enjoy having a coffee or lunch with a view at Seasalt Clovelly. 

Favourite Coffee Spot?

Tuga Pastries – so good! 

Favourite date night place?

We went to Wa Gyuto recently – it’s a modern take on Japanese food mixed with Australian  cooking styles, it was deeelicious.

Where in the east have you yet to explore and would like to ? 

I think I’ve explored almost all of the east, having grown up here. I’m definitely looking forward to  when Torin is older, and exploring diving under the waves with him for the first time.

What would you like to see improve in the eastern suburbs? 

Ah, parking.. though I don’t know what can be done about that one!

Favourite Local Shop?

There’s a beautiful store on Burnie St called Chinaclay, they sell flowers (the store smells so lush)  as well as the work of local ceramic artists, at a fair price.

Favourite wet weather location?

I like the Pavillion for the kid’s area at the back. Libraries that have story time are also great! Favourite Local family Weekend Activity?

Work or SAHM? 

I’m transitioning from SAHM to running my own business with my art classes Motherly advice?

Motherly advice?

You are doing a great job, keep following your instincts. You can’t spoil kids with love, and you  can’t hold a baby too much. When it gets hard, just remember that they are not giving us a hard  time, they are having a hard time.