Mother of four, creative arts facilitator, potter and graphic designer, Tracey Hayim, founded live Love Learn in 2007.

Tracey launched and facilitated after-school art classes at a Maroubra primary school Mount Sinai College. There, she facilitated painting, pottery, drawing, printing and mixed media workshops. Children were free to experiment with many mediums, giving them the confidence to explore the world of art.

From designing mosaics to launching pottery classes, Tracey’s initial interest in teaching was piqued when her eldest daughter Samantha started Primary school. This inspired her to design a mosaic at the school’s entrance that today takes pride of place. Soon after, the school offered Tracey a part-time role facilitating weekly pottery classes. Afternoon art classes followed soon after, becoming so popular that in late 2006, Tracey’s new business, Live Love Learn, was born…

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Mother of four, creative arts facilitator, potter and graphic designer, Tracey Hayim, founded live Love Learn in 2007.

Tracey launched and facilitated after-school art classes at a Maroubra primary school Mount Sinai College. There, she facilitated painting, pottery, drawing, printing and mixed media workshops. Children were free to experiment with many mediums, giving them the confidence to explore the world of art.

From designing mosaics to launching pottery classes, Tracey’s initial interest in teaching was piqued when her eldest daughter Samantha started Primary school. This inspired her to design a mosaic at the school’s entrance that today takes pride of place. Soon after, the school offered Tracey a part-time role facilitating weekly pottery classes. Afternoon art classes followed soon after, becoming so popular that in late 2006, Tracey’s new business, Live Love Learn, was born…

Who are the teachers

 

TRACEY HAYIM | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Tracey is also the founder and owner of Sydney graphic design studio, Metamorphosis Graphic Design. She graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design from the Witwatersrand Technikon and was chosen to complete her HSC at National School of The Arts in Johannesburg. More recently, Tracey taught ceramics at Roundabout Ceramics in Vaucluse, Sydney.

Tracey’s vision : Tracey was inspired to create art classes and creative workshops that allowed children to explore their creativity and nurtured them in a safe environment. “As a busy mum and a graphic designer for more than 23 years, I’ve always had a desire to share my creative knowledge and my passion for creativity with children. I believe children need to be inspired and encouraged to express their imagination through the creative arts. For these reasons I’ve created Live Love Learn workshops and art classes.”

 

ASHNE GRILL | LEGO ● DRAMA FACILITATOR

Ashne has been bringing children's imaginations to life for decades. She has taught children aged 3-10 at preschools for 21 years. During the past 8 years, Ashne has created and co-ordinated drama and Lego camps at Live Love Learn and at private institutions. Ashne’s Lego programs promote children’s social and emotional skill development. Ashne has a Higher Diploma in Education and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling.  

Ashne’s philosophy “As educators, we facilitate children's learning and we are there to scaffold their experiences. Each child has potential and it is our role to provide learning environments where the creative, social and thinking child can learn and grow and their own pace and be their best.”

CHIHARU ITO | ART ● TEACHER & FACILITATOR

Chiharu was born in Japan and has been teaching since 1997. She has a Bachelor's of Education (Japanese primary teaching qualification). She also studied in the UK and has a diploma of Early Childhood Education, and has been working as a Teaching Assistant at international schools in Tokyo, Japan. From 2013 to 2018, she worked at Live Love Learn and together with Tracey taught many little artists. She also worked at a local preschool in the Eastern Suburbs.

In her 20s, Chiharu travelled around the world exploring herself and became a trapeze artist, which made her believe in herself. Chiharu thinks everyone has the power to become who she/he wants to be! This belief has been an anchor for her life ever since. As a surfer she loves the ocean more than anything except children!

Why do you do what you do? 

I surf because I love being in the ocean and feel the freedom. It is like  meditating in action, very much like Zen practice that I love. I am a wire artist to be creative myself and express what I see and what I feel into my own work. I work as a teacher for little people who bring me joy and teach me what every adult should be.

What message/intention do you want to leave in our world? 

Art is all around us and in us. We just need to take a moment to notice it in our busy lives, feed our souls with it and let our world be filled with joy.

What modalities do you express yourself with? 

My favourite creative medium is wire art. Being Japanese I enjoy the simplicity of the line and form created with the wire. I use special Bonsai wire to create installations that come to life. I enjoy how the reflections and shadows become part of the artwork.

What experience do you have with the arts? eg art classes, hobbies and interest?

I grew up and learned Art in a very structured and controlled environment in Japan when I was young, which was very frustrating but this influence has assisted me in how I facilitate and create my artworks. Then later on I was exposed to a Western teaching style at international schools where I learned the importance of nurturing young children's curiosity and creativity. Having worked at Live Love Learn made me believe in playing with coincidences, letting inspiration and creativity rock you on the waves that come and go, leading you to shores you didn’t know existed in you.

 

 

SHAKED SHAMIR | ARTIST ● FACILITATOR

Shaked is an artist working with a combination of collage, drawing and low-tech animation. Using these techniques she creates intermediate situations, somewhere between reality and illusion. Her work is inspired by bits and pieces of the world surrounding us. She exhibited both in Israel and in Australia. She is a member of a women’s art collective named “Umm Culture”, which creates performance art. She studied Visual Art & Cultural Studies at Sapir Academic College, Israel. Currently, she is studying for a Masters degree in Curatorship & Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art & Design, University of New South Wales. She has an extensive experience working with children in various art & craft frameworks and in Hebrew teaching.

Shaked’s philosophy “I believe every child can become a creative person, but it’s truly important to nurture and encourage children’s creativity from an early stage so they can explore and develop their ideas. For me, children’s creativity and curiosity is a great source of inspiration!”

SIMONE SHAGRIN | SEWING PRINT MAKING ● TEACHER & FACILITATOR

Simone is an artist, fashion designer and facilitator of Kids Culture Sewing Skills Classes, with 20 years’ fashion industry experience. At Live Love Learn, Simone teaches fabric printing techniques using mono printing, potato-cut stamps and freehand painting. She encourages kids’ self-expression, giving kids the confidence to print their own fabrics. She also reinforces basic sewing skills, teaching children how to sew their designs into a pillowcase.

Simone’s philosophy “Sewing is a skill a child will have for life. It teaches children fine motor skills through fun projects. Sewing also helps to develop children’s’ patience and perseverance, nurtures their creativity, individuality and self-confidence and builds their decision-making skills. It also develops their ability to follow instructions. The discipline taught by learning sewing can and does extend into other areas of a child’s life.”

 

NAKISHA JAMIESON

I am a 20 years old artist studying fine art at the  National Art School, Sydney. Growing up in the hinterland of Byron Bay I have a deep appreciation of natural world and concerns for the environment.

I find my inspiration from places I’ve been and things I have found. Found objects became an obvious choice within my art practices, from shells to wire and old books.

I strive to create innovative works by juxtaposing images and collaging ideas. I find a shared beauty in the combination of found and natural objects, offering a duality between the natural world and the growing undesired waste of humankind. With a love for learning and teaching I have a growing passion for working creatively with young children.

Through my art I want to inspire a conscious living and awareness of the resources we have at our finger tips, in order to create positive change.

KAYLA TOME

Kayla is an international dance artist, movement educator, performer and community practitioner currently living and working in Sydney. She began her dance journey at 3 years of age and has since dedicated her life to teaching, training, making and performing internationally.

Born in Africa with a desire to travel, she has since lived and worked between Australia, Europe, the UK and Latin America. Living amongst these cultures has allowed her to study and train in a wide range of movement styles as well as become involved in diverse collaborations and arts projects which have all driven and informed her current practice.

With a background in education, Kayla has had the privilege of teaching and working with children, young people and adults across the world with varying abilities and from diverse cultural backgrounds. Kayla’s work is driven by her understanding of how movement can positively impact, empower and connect individuals and the wider community.

Kayla has worked within a wide range of arts and education organisations, schools, community groups, charities,dance companies and alongside fellow artists choreographing, teaching and making work.

She has graduated from UNSW with a Bachelors Degree in Dance/Theatre and Education and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Kayla is currently studying a Diploma in Yoga Teaching with the Internatioal Yoga Teachers Association

Why do you do what you do?

I do what I do because dance makes me feel alive! It is through dance that I am closest to my true nature, it is how I continue to learn, experience and develop a greater understanding about my whole self, my inner world and the world around me. I dance to belong and to be a part of something bigger. I teach because I hope to inspire and hold space for others to access this same inner freedom and creativity that dance provides for me.

What message/intention do you want to leave in our world?

I am personally and professionally driven by cultural activism and individual and collective empowerment. I believe that all people no matter their age, gender, ability or background should have the opportunity to experience the power and magic of dance and movement. It is my mission to share this beautiful art form with others to help create happier, healthier individuals and communities. Through my art I hope to inspire people to experience the world with empathy and compassion and to look at things more carefully and delicately, to soften, to slow down and to discover extraordinary beauty in unexpected and unfamiliar places within themselves and the world around them.

What modalities do you express yourself with?

I work primarily with movement but I am also interested in interdisciplinary arts in particular working with sound, drawing, photography and film alongside movement. I am particularly interested in somatic movement - body/mind integration and finding one’s authentic expression through dance. I work as a solo artist, collaborative artist and as a community artist.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere! I find inspiration in nature, people, the world around me and the world inside of me. I find inspiration in seeing past the obvious and beyond the distractions. To see beauty in the subtle, unusual and unexpected. I am also forever inspired by my students - of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, who teach me something new every time I have the privilege of working with them.

What experience do you have with the arts? eg art classes, hobbies and interests?

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Dance/Theatre and Education from the University of New South Wales. I also hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Dance from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. I have worked within a wide range of arts and education organisations, schools, community groups, dance companies and alongside fellow artists choreographing, performing, teaching and making work both in Australia and internationally.

KAYLA'S PHILOSOPHY

"I believe that all children should be given the freedom and opportunity to access the world of creativity that lies within them. Children can come to understand themselves, others and the world around them through the practice of creative learning. I aim to provide a safe and nurturing space where children can channel and explore their self-expression and imagination. Through my teaching I aim to promote inner freedom and inspire creativity. The creative and collaborative process allows children to develop fundamental life skills and gives them the confidence to carry these into the rest of their lives becoming well rounded, happier, healthier individuals, consequently creating more cohesive communities."

HEIDI MELAMED

As long as I am aware, I have always drawn and painted. Fortunately, I have spent my life being creative, how lucky am I. I surround myself with images and objects that I love and that brings me joy. I am passionate about art and my mission is to share this joy with others in as many ways as I can.

We are all different and see things differently. No two people see the same redness of an apple. ‘Seeing’ is joyful. Using form, colour and light as mechanisms in my own art practice, I would like to bring to LLL some interesting ideas that may contribute to students seeing and experiencing the world around them differently.

As an artist, if I can inspire people to find joy in art, which inevitably enriches one’s life, then that is a footprint that I will proudly leave.

For many years, I used traditional mediums for drawing and painting. In the contemporary artworld of this millennium, art is considered to be anything! And is much more than paint on canvas. Artists today operate in a multi-disciplinary way blurring boundaries between disciplines like sculpture, painting and installation, and embracing many mediums, like; digital, video and VR. I work across disciplines using mixed media and paint with light in space.

I find inspiration from the world around me. I get inspired by things I see walking the dogs, travelling, reading books and magazines. From watching television and movies, visiting galleries, museums and exhibitions. My eyes are always open to absorb what I see. I am open to new ideas and influences and am willing to change and adapt to the constantly changing technologies.

Graduating with two Master degrees in five years, has given me the opportunity to be part of two very different and dynamic institutions; the UNSW Art and Design and The National Art School. Having been immersed in these centres of learning has changed the way that I see and respond to the world around me. Giving myself this opportunity to learn has been a ‘standout’ moment in my life. But by far, the most ‘standout’ moments have been being able to share this experience with my own children. By them seeing me work while being around them, gave them the opportunity to contribute valuable and insightful opinions that has enriched my working process.

Whilst I do work alone often, it is important to remember that no man is an island. It is important to network and collaborate with other people in order to grow. The power of the collective is immense.

SABINE JAMIESON

OUR INTERVIEW WITH SABINE:

Why do you do what you do?

I love connecting with people, creating art and using recycled materials, so the opportunity to teach gives me the platform to combine all my passions.

What message/intention do you want to leave in our world?

We are constantly given the message that our world needs us to care for it now more than ever. Art and the creative thinking process gives us the opportunity to ask questions and deliver a message. We are now called to account for our actions and open our minds to decide our future. As a young person growing up in this time of global warming and uncertainty about our future I hope that I can tread lightly on the earth, consume less and support others in my generation to do the same.

What modalities do you express yourself with?

In my work I like to use the materials that come to me effortlessly, I use collage or recycled materials to give new life to old things and draw attention to the beauty in objects that may have been discarded.

Where do you find your inspiration?

The world around me usually provides me with all the inspiration that I need. My inspiration can come from the mundane and every day man made objects as well as nature and the bush.

What experience do you have with the arts? eg art classes, hobbies and interests?

I am currently pursuing a degree in Visual Arts at NAS, however both my parents are creative and my grandparents on both sides of my family were artists in various media so art has been in my life from before I was born. When it runs in your blood it seems that everything I do is embedded with creativity.

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