• Reawaken your 'creative genius'

    Do yourself and your children a favour and watch this video. 

    A NASA study shows how 98% of us go from being a 'creative genius' at 5 years of age ... 30% at 10yo ... 12% at 15yo and only 2% as adults! 

    Nourishing 'Creative Thinking' is not just a nice concept, it is crucial for us as a species to problem-solve and innovate towards a better future ... Dr. George Land illustrates this and where we go wrong with 'divergent vs convergent thinking' beautifully .. and yes 'fear' doesn't help either.

    Good news is ... you can actually "turn your 5 year old self back on".

  • Valentine's Gift Vouchers – share an experience you'll never forget !

    Valentine's Gift Vouchers – share an experience you'll never forget !

    With Valentine's just around the corner ... we have the perfect gift to help you make a lasting impression!


    With 12 months to use the vouchers, you are bound to find a class that suits you both – and before you know it, you'll take on life-drawing (yes with a nude model), with charcoal in one hand and French bubbly in the other! ... The PERFECT date !

  • TESTIMONIAL : Eve Perry

    TESTIMONIAL : Eve Perry

    There is nothing more motivating for me, then hearing how people's creative journey continues beyond their 'Charcoal and Champagne' experience... the only thing to top it is knowing the classes actually taught them something or reawoke a spark in them to explore their creative side.

    Here's a snippet from a heart warming email I got from Eve this week ... she join us at the November 'Big Drawing Workshop' last year after coming along to a 'Charcoal and Champagne' pop up on her own – thank you Eve for sharing! x

    "I just wanted to say thank you for my experiences at your classes you are a great teacher and you really inspired me to get back into my drawing and try a few new things. Since the classes I have got myself an easel and some charcoal and have started doing more and more drawing (mainly of my pets so far)." Eve Perry

  • Wesley College teachers take on the Charcoal-Challenge for wellness

    Wesley College teachers take on the Charcoal-Challenge for wellness

    A little peek at some of the bendy Charcoal-Challenge shenanigans with a few of the Wesley College teachers as part of their end-of-year wellness day!

    Some absolutely brilliant 'masterpieces' and no shortage of humour as everyone took on the fun of stepping outside of their comfort zones celebrating the end of the school year & beginning of some well deserved holidays. 

  • The 'BIG DRAWING WORKSHOP' with Charcoal & Champagne

    The 'BIG DRAWING WORKSHOP' with Charcoal & Champagne

    Absolutely thrilled to share with you a tiny taste from the 'BIG DRAWING WORKSHOP' with Charcoal and Champagne over the weekend ...

    It was BIG! it was BOLD, and the charcoal even started to take on some of the colours of the rainbow ! 

    Congratulations to all our brave returning 'budding artists' who dared to take on our biggest challenge yet and created some truly spectacular artworks ... can't wait to share more soon ... x

  • SPECIAL EVENT : BIG Drawing Workshop with Charcoal & Champagne

    SPECIAL EVENT : BIG Drawing Workshop with Charcoal & Champagne

    PERTH ! If you've attended a pop-up Charcoal and Champagne life-drawing session before, you know our classes are fun and full of brain bending challenges in a non-competitive, but supportive environment with other eager-to-learn (and have fun) 'budding artists'.

    Now, we've created a very special event for those of you who might still consider yourselves beginners, but are ready to learn MORE and CHALLENGE yourself further. 

    Our full-day, large-scale 'Charcoal and Champagne' Drawing Workshop is the opportunity for you to now start exploring the 'how to' side of drawing ... and develop further skills and techniques to help you bring your 'hidden talents' to the surface and get your 'creative-thinking' brain buzzing!

    You will also be given the opportunity to work on a 'BIG SCALE' - yes with large scale easels like a real 'master' in a studio setting.

    The class will be broken up into 2 sections - the morning session where you will work with our first model, learning new skills and techniques – and the afternoon session, where you will start applying some of these new skills whilst drawing a life-model on a large-scale easel with charcoal.

    For more info and tickets visit :

  • You've come across our Charcoal & Champagne classes, but you're not sure they're for you?

    Here's a little insight into why they might be ... 

    Charcoal and Champagne life-drawing classes are specifically designed to be social and cater for those very individuals who are nervous about drawing or being creative and who might ‘believe' the ‘stickman’ is the limit of their ability.

    Despite this, the classes also work on the ‘personal challenge’ level for people who might have more experience 'being creative', and might like to have a bit of fun pushing themselves out of their comfort zone – yes even artists & creatives have comfort zones.

    Ultimately, it really doesn’t matter who you are and what you think you can achieve creatively – you will simply be challenged in a non-competitive & safe space, to just 'do your best' and take the challenges presented to you by me, Aneta, your personal creativity coach, as inspiration to interpret in your own, unique way.

    There is NO right or wrong in the class. 

    Technique is NOT a focus in the class. 

    Rather, it is a class designed to inspire the personal development of each individuals’ creativity, irrelevant to everyone else in the class.

    Step outside your comfort zone

    The only thing required for someone to participate, is wanting to give something a go that they might not normally get an opportunity to do, and so, allow themselves to have a go at an unique experience, in a unique setting … and ultimately, the opportunity to ‘maybe’ surprise themselves with what they achieve whilst having a bit of fun and a laugh.

    On another level, some might find it a little uncomfortable having a life-model before the class. 

    This is also a unique setting where the human body is celebrated and appreciated in a non-sexual arena. The models are all professional, comfortable with their bodies, and are of various shapes and sizes. 

    I have a strong belief this too provides a healthy attitude to body-image, challenging media perceptions of nudity and its sexualisation. Its a beautiful opportunity for students to respectfully observe and ‘celebrate' the form of the body in the class whilst interpreting to paper what they see. 

    At its very core, I run the classes because I don’t believe in the boxing in of people who ‘are' or 'are not' creative. Creativity is a fundamental part of everyday for everyone – we are born with it, it just needs to be nurtured.

    All art materials are supplied as well as lighting and specially selected music to set the atmosphere and complete the fully immersive, multi-sensory experience.

    Hope this gives you a bit more insight into the Charcoal and Champagne sessions.

    Please feel free to read through some of the testimonials to get more of an idea about what people get out of the sessions, and get in touch if you require any further information.

    "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ” -Pablo Picasso

  • An evening with Charcoal & Champagne at The Conscious Mother Retreat MELBOURNE

    Some of you may know, Charcoal and Champagne recently had the pleasure of joining the fabulous Kirstin Bouse again as part of her The Conscious Mother Retreat – but this time in Melbourne! 

    What a wonderful evening in a gorgeous space working with a group of special mums taking the time to nurture their minds and souls ... challenging their 'learnt' limitations. 

    Shortly after the ladies arrived for their 3 day escape, they were greeted with glasses of bubbles, a spread of tasty morsels ... and their first activity of their retreat – their FIRST EVER experience drawing a gorgeous pregnant model in a life-drawing class guided by their very own Creativity Coach, Aneta Wnek

    So beautiful to be part of the transformation of what might initially be such an incredibly 'uncomfortable zone' for some – working thought it together - and them realising they 'can' draw and be creative by giving themselves 'permission' to be more, different, and free of preconceived limitations.