Improving your art made easy

My aim is to nurture and encourage creative confidence in every student.

I believe everyone can be creative, they just want to have the enthusiasm and willingness to put in the effort.

I come armed with my BAD (Bachelor of Design Degree) , my experience in running art classes in my art school for over a decade, twenty years of managing, designing and directing in Graphic Design studios, and conducting countless art events and art parties.

For Art Education I have been the Arts Presenter for EDTV Australia presenting live art classes streaming to schools throughout Australia. Presently I am also a ‘toonpreneur’ delivering art workshops to schools and community centres with ToonWorldTV.


A practicing Artist and Graphic Designer my experience will help cover the new art curriculums of ‘Art & Design’ now implemented throughout the school systems.

I teach adults and children of all ages and after our first consultation I will customise a program that will encourage and develop your skills and love of art and design at any level.

I structure my lessons with a ‘practical art’ focus, but I can also help with art theory and special projects. I am also happy to assist on programming and planning for artwork projects and appraisals as well.

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Popular for students wishing to improve their artistic skill set and expand their own creative path. Great for school students. I specialise in teaching 5 to 16 year old’s.

I can offer special tuition and can also help students with their HSC work or if they need to build a portfolio for scholarship and university applications.

I come to you if you are in the central Sydney area. I am happy to structure classes per week, every 2 weeks, monthly or for a specific period.



Do you have a small group of children that you would like me to create a customised program for? Easy. I am happy to set up a plan and costing program for up to 6 kids. I come to you! Let me know or call to have a chat about the possibilities. Prices can start from $40* per student per hour in a group of 6 students. I can also build a program for adults at your request. (*Conditions apply).

Call me direct on 0416 182 046 to discuss


AU$80 per student, per hour, on-site.

AU$110 for 2 students, per hour, on-site.

AU$30 per student, per hour, after the first 2 when in a group.

All prices are tuition costs only and do not include equipment costs.

Please enquire for further details should you have any specific requirements.


I also love teaching fine art to adults. No talent required. I enjoy teaching all skill levels, from beginners to advanced.

My lessons concentrate on improving drawing and painting practices and helping you develop your own unique style.

The main objective is that you have fun creating and feel that you are progressing in every class.


Art Mentoring Skype Lessons


Do you need help developing your art practice? Or perhaps you want to work on developing your own style? Maybe you need someone to keep you accountable for your progression?

I’ve got you! My ARTPRAC Program is customised to help keep you on track and help you get more professional with your skills and your direction. It will give you practical tools to help turn your art practice into a profession.

I’ll use my years of experience as a practicing artist, graphic designer and studio manager to help you find your mojo, and set clear, achievable goals that will  make you look and feel like a real artist.

Lessons are conducted via Skype. Reviews of work and discussions about topics will be conducted during the lesson. You will be introduced to  easy ways to get you inspired about your work and learn how others do it. Projects are set and you can work on these in your own time before the next class.

We can set up times and a schedule that suits you best. Once a week, fortnight or month can be organised to fit your schedule.

AU$95 per student per hour
Strictly limited time slots as this is a one-to-one class.


EMAIL ME FOR FURTHER DETAILS > [email protected]


Check out Desiree’s thoughts on the ARTPRAC PROGRAM in this 20+minute interview.

“It’s all about the knowledge… Even if you just wanted to find out who you are as an artist or you  just wanted to do it because you  need to chat with somebody and need to get advice on the spot, I’d highly recommend the program.”
Desiree Martin

Kadira in Studio

“Everyone needs a professional peer who can help them see what they can’t and Kristine excels at this. She is a highly qualified art educator in all aspects of what it means to be a professional artist, so if you are looking to enhance your art practice, look no further. Kristine’s ability to drill down into what you need at the moment in your art practice, is second to none.”
Kadira Jennings


Kristine accepts and enhances each student’s individual talents, strengths and weaknesses.

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Kristine provides (both physically & emotionally) an extremely safe and relaxing environment.

Through her tuition she has helped my son, Will, understand himself as an artist. She helps him see what it is he actually wants from his art, and where he may take his art in the future.

Cassie Scougall



Kristine has been tutoring my children in art for four years, and I cannot recommend her enough.

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As well as being an incredible artist, Kristine is a wonderfully gifted teacher. My children absolutely love their weekly lesson with her and have reached creative heights that just isn’t possible with only school lessons.

Kristine has tutored them in multiple genres and techniques, teaching them art history along the way. Her warm, infectious enthusiasm and passion for art is highly engaging and perfectly pitched to appeal to each of my children’s temperaments and strengths.

She truly draws the best from each child, and we will be with her for many years to come.

Virginia Nicholls



Kristine has tutored my daughter, Abira, for nearly a decade. Abira’s numerous art prizes …

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and successes over those years (including her recent 1st prize award in ‘student art’ at the Sydney Royal Easter Show Arts Competition) is truly

a testament to Kristine’s exceptionally dedicated and inspirational artistic mentorship.

My daughter is a committed student though as a growing child, naturally has proven a challenge at times. Kristine has devotedly navigated Abira’s creative (and emotional) development from a toddler to a teenager with ease and sensitivity, encouraging Abira at each development milestone to continue to expand her creative skills, build confidence in her ability to use art tools and mediums, while fundamentally nurturing and enrichening Abira’s evolving artistic process.

Kristine inspires, motivates and engages her students with a vibrant enthusiasm, expertly teaching artistic technique while fostering a rich environment that allows for the child to be experimental in their artistic development, experiencing the creative process with confidence and enjoyment. I highly recommend Kristine as a trusted and committed art teacher for a child of any age and at any level of artistic ability (Kristine has taught my daughter consistently from the age of 5 to now 15 years old, and with many years to follow!).

Kristine’s artistic energy and talent combined with her extensive history of teaching experience and enthusiasm for fostering a child’s confidence and joy in learning about art, is invaluable for any parent who wishes to uncover and develop their child’s true creative potential.

Nicola Harvey



Kristine has tutored my son Matthew for the last 7 years in visual arts…

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During this time she has taught Matthew to use many mediums including paint, sketching, clay and pastel. She has encouraged him to design his own projects including an intricate three dimensional board game.

Kristine always includes in her lessons information on different artists their styles and history. Kristine also helped my older son Jerome with his major work for the HSC.

Kristine is a very vibrant caring person who always makes the classes fun and interesting and has encouraged Matthew to push himself beyond his comfort zone.

She caters her classes to the individual and takes a great interest in her students and always encourages them.

She always creates a very positive class environment where her pupils feel extremely comfortable and is a great mentor to her students. If you have Kristine as a teacher you are very fortunate.

Stephanie Dardis



I am also available for art critiques and reviews of your work. I love helping others on their own path and I can be your art coach if you need a little back up on your own art journey.

Please enquire for further details on costs for your specific requirements. Email me directly at [email protected]

For more info on classes checkout my Workshops and Art Retreats