"I just wanted to say thank you for my experiences at your classes (Charcoal & Champagne pop-up and Big Drawing Workshop), 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."
Lidija Zec – matron of honour
"Our Hens group had a wonderful time - Aneta made everyone feel so relaxed and was very encouraging. We had a wide age range of ladies from younger cousins to Grandmothers and everyone got involved and had fun! If you are worried or embarrassed don't be - Charcoal and Champagne is a classy event and Aneta is a professional!
Aneta was very easy to communicate with and helped organise a venue to host the Hens - she went above and beyond to ensure our day went smoothly.
I would highly recommend! Thank you so much!"
“WOW!!! still on such a high, thank you Aneta, that was an amazing experience... such a beautiful space, I loved how the exercises push you passed the point of thinking and to just be, without judgment, to really look, create and surrender to it.
A wonderfully friendly non competitive, safe space you have created.
It was lovely to see how one model was drawn in so many beautifully different ways... and that you emphasis there is no wrong or right in creativity, just the joy of what ever comes.
To see everyone grow in such a short time is truly heart warming.
I shall tell everyone I know how great it was!!!
Many blessings, Paula Kent
"Wow what an amazing experience. Was totally terrified to attended the Charcoal and Champagne evening but I was totally surprised. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening and came home real proud of what I had achieved! Aneta made me feel totally comfortable and the whole experience was just fantastic!"
"What a brilliant evening. Loved every moment. I knew I'd have fun, but didn't really expect I'd produce anything worthwhile ....but I surprised myself. Wonderful :-) thanks so much Aneta!
REVIEW – Cate from WEEKEND NOTES
"I thoroughly enjoyed the Charcoal and Champagne class and can recommend it for all levels of experience. It is rare to get an opportunity to do life drawing for fun and I certainly learnt something from it."
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"I attended your life drawing class on Saturday night. I really enjoyed it and thought it was great. I showed my 7 year old some of the nudity free pictures I drew and she was so intrigued by the process of drawing with charcoal and the little challenges that you set for us during class that she wanted to do them herself. These are her drawings that she did today. Thank you for inspiring myself and her to try something different."
"It's a fun evening with Aneta and the other Charcoalers - lots of laughs, very relaxed and we all surprised ourselves thanks to Aneta's relaxed focus on us reaching our uninhibited creative spaces, she made it surprisingly easy. The champers, cheese and chocs were a bonus. If you think you can't draw or sketch, let Aneta help you clear that away. As a result, I've taken up sketching, which, for most of my life I didn't think I could do, now I know I can. Good work Aneta.
"Aneta thank you so much for an amazing night and experience. We all learnt so much and had heaps of fun as well. The photos are fantastic, we all look like real artists! We will definitely recommend your class to everyone. It really was a fantastic experience. You are totally amazing. X "
"Aneta took a group of avowed non-drawers and changed our perception of the artistic/creative process and our place within that. While we had all surrendered any attachment to outcomes and were all completely open to the process, we were still a little tense and anxious to start with. It's one thing to know that you're rubbish but another thing entirely to prove it in front of your friends and an attractive model! In these situations, if French champagne can't relax you then nothing will. Once you're at ease, Aneta doesn't give you much more time or opportunity to get stuck in doubt or thinking. She skillfully takes you through a series of well-timed exercises that don't give you any opportunity to judge yourself. Before you know it you are utterly absorbed in what you are doing and accepting whatever challenge she sets you. I can speak for everyone in the group when I say that we were all disappointed when we got to our last drawing. The time went so quickly and we weren't ready to be finished. But there was still more fun to be had in the laying out and comparing of each set of drawings. The progression of liberation, fluidity and confidence from first to last drawing has to be seen to be believed. It is a testament to Aneta's process that we all felt really proud and surprised by what we produced. The best review that I could give is that I don't think any one of us could now say with any truth that we can't draw.
This was a super fun way to spend an evening but it was also really meaningful and soul-nourishing. Do it! You won't regret it!"
"Absolutely a wonderful night. Full of laughter and some amazing drawings by all. Thank you so much Aneta Wnek. Highly recommend. Xx"
Jill Nash Hansen
"This was a really wonderful evening and I would recommend Aneta Wnek's class to those who enjoy to find their hidden talents. Added bonus with lovely cheeses, champagne, strawberries and chocolates.
"What an absolutely fun evening - thank you so much!!! Highly recommend this as a very tasteful, life drawing experience. Fabulous experience - you have excelled Aneta, amazing "secret venue.., wow!", fabulous, engaging model who was most professional... A really fun, entertaining, professional evening - I had the time of my life and would do it again tomorrow!!!! Thank you Aneta and Charcoal and Champagne!!!"
Jo – Cottesloe
"Thank you for sharing your passion and talent to look at the world through a different 'lense' it was a fabulous evening with great creative energy. Big hugs xx"
"Perth people, I highly recommend Aneta Wnek's Charcoal and Champagne life drawing classes.
A fun & fantastic introduction for beginner scribblers. For those who've held a charcoal stick before it's a super enjoyable night of embracing creativity & reconnecting with your artistic self. Bubbles, nibbles, art materials & life model included."
Kim – Highgate
"Aneta’s teaching method’s were unique and effective. She challenged everyone to open their mind, and to see things in light and shade, rather than simply in conventional borders.
I walked in to the class as a drawer, and I think it’s not too bold to say that when I walked out, I was on my way to becoming an artist, or at least understanding art.
It is not often that one can see – quite literally – how much has been learned in the space of a couple of hours. I think this is valuable because it proves that people can develop skills completely outside of their comfort zone.
I expect that I will draw on this experience for confidence when I am next faced with performing a task that is outside my comfort zone.
I really enjoyed the class and I would be keen do a course. I think that doing things that are completely out of step with the rest of your daily routine helps to ensure a broad experience of life.
And of course, live art is a great reminder that beauty comes in many shapes and sizes."
"Didn't think there was an artist in me, but even sold my first piece on the night ! .. A really fun night with a great bunch of other nervous budding artists"
"Last night I attended a very cool creative event where we learnt to look at things differently. Thanks to the lovely model for letting us capture her. Thanks to the gorgeous and talented Aneta Wnek for encouraging us to step out of our comfort zone and give things a go. I recommend this event for fm creativity and to get present in the moment. It was fabulous to be part of Louise's birthday celebrations too :)" Video by Jo https://www.facebook.com/CharcoalAndChamp…/…/841540195938291
Larissa – Mt Hawthorn
"Thanks for a fun night ladies and to Aneta for teaching me a thing or two about drawing. I really enjoyed myself :)"
Cheryl De Beyer
"Ok, so drawing has never been a particular talent of mine. I sucked at it at school. Last night the beautiful and gifted Aneta Wnek enticed me to participate in her Charcoal & Champagne Life Drawing Class.
I admit to being extremely anxious about this - mostly about making a complete idiot of myself. Aneta held the class in a beautiful South Perth Foreshore home belonging to a friend of hers. She got us nicely relaxed with some bubbles and very tasty nibbles and then our model Amy arrived and the game was on. It was time to pick up our charcoal and draw!
It was an amazing two hours with Aneta changing our perceptions as to the lines, shades, shapes, proportions and flow we saw and encouraged us to be bold and "let go" and to transfer these to paper.
It was a sensational evening with a fabulous group of people. I know I'll never be an artist but I'm sure going to go to more of Aneta's Charcoal & Champagne classes.
They're challenging but so much fun!! Stepping out of one's comfort zone can be amazing. Last night was a big stepping out!
Keep an eye out for Aneta's classes and do yourselves a favour and go. Or better still instead of a night out with the girls arrange to have one at your home - your friends will love it! You will have an absolute blast. Thank you so much Aneta! It was fabulous xx"
"A perfect evening. It really would have been one of the nicest evenings I can remember for a long time - and while I proved I am not an artist - I REALLY enjoyed myself. Thank you so much again to Aneta. Soooo looking forward to the next one."
Robert and Sofia
"Can't say we weren't nervous – but it turned out to be a really creatively inspiring evening. We met a great group of people and even discovered we could draw. Really fun night out as a couple too, highly recommend Charcoal and Champagne to anyone looking for something different to do in Perth ! "
Angelina Mary Frugiero
'What an amazing evening, thank you Ms Wnek for unleashing our artistic talents"
"Had a fantastic evening at last night's charcoal and champagne class, what a lovely group of ladies and fantastic concept. Thank you Aneta for challenging my preconceptions and reawakening my creativity! I am very proud of my final piece and was amazed looking through all my drawings at the progression. Your enthusiasm is contagious ! "
Jennifer Rose Bryant
"Wow!!! How much fun did we have! Thanks again Aneta Wnek, I highly recommend the Charcoal and Champagne experience to everyone! A fantastic event to have done with the WIBWA ladies – amazing"
Thanks for a really fun, interesting and creative evening last night Aneta Wnek! It was a lovely way to spend time with friends, and to celebrate Heidi's birthday. You taught us new ways to look at a subject, to notice more depth and detail; and gave me the confidence to ignore the voice in my head that says "I can't draw!" and to just have go. I went home feeling happy, proud of my achievements, and full of delicious food and drink! X"
"A fun night at Aneta's Charcoal & Champagne evening. No champagne for me but I let the charcoal do its thing!! I would recommend this for anyone who wants a challenge. Really enjoyed it. Thank you Aneta! "
"Loved it! We all are great Artists. Thanks to Aneta we all discovered we all have creative talent. Anyone can do it. A fun night X"
Thank you for an amazing experience . My group and I had such a fun day. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Tapping into your artistic side is challenging but you made it easy. :)
"Thanks again for an amazing day lots of laughs and bringing out our creative sides
"What a great event. Loved the experience and meeting new people. I even have a drawing I'm proud of!! xoxo "