Established in 2001, Artstar Studio was founded on a belief in the immense importance of the visual arts as a necessary part of education. Inherent in our philosophy is the knowledge that all children are capable of experiencing the joy of the visual arts regardless of age or ability. Here at Artstar Studio, we welcome students to communicate their ideas in a way which both challenges and encourages them to discover what they are capable of.
Artstar Studio offers students a space where their creative minds and unique styles are valued. Students are exposed to an extensive range of art mediums and techniques; with painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media and ceramics forming the core visual arts experiences in the programme.
The team at Artstar Studio specialise in children’s art education. We provide multi-age classes for
children aged 5 – 12 years, and also teenage to young adult art education.
Michelle Bugler – Director
As the Director of Artstar, Michelle Bugler, B.A (Vis Art), Grad. Dip Ed (Primary), M.Ed (Early Childhood), has twenty-five years experience in teaching; working in schools, university and at the studio planning and implementing art programmes. Michelle specialises in visual arts learning experiences that are tailored for children from pre-kindergarten and prep ages through to early adolescence. She also works as an educational consultant, supporting teachers in early childhood and primary school settings to extend students through visual art. Michelle is a practising artist who has participated in various group and solo exhibitions. She has worked as a lecturer and an artist-in-residence at QUT.
Joining Michelle at the Artstar Studio is a team of teaching assistants who are experienced artists and educators in their own right. With many years experience working at the studio, each assistant has developed a unique approach to art education and whole-heartedly support students in their creative endeavours.