G'Day and a warm
Welcome to Sienna Art Space
We acknowledge space that holds the energies of all,
in positive light and community.
We acknowledge the ancestors, spirit and the
Indigenous custodians of the land.
We recognise the diversity in community; the many faiths,
countries of origin, lifestyles, traditions & customs.
We seek to include and foster growth and love.
Sienna Art Space acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia, their diversity, histories, knowledge and connections to land and community.
We pay our respects to all Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander People and their cultures, all Elders past, present and emerging.
It is a Joy to be part of a beautiful community of people.
With a focused service of courses, classes & creativity - Sienna Art Space is a well known & popular Art School.
Our Studio Classes & Diploma focus on the discipline and appreciation of Fine Arts, with a specialisation in Drawing & Painting across media.
The Holistic Arts services and Expressive Soul Programs focus on therapeutic soul practices. The process of creating is based on intuitive understanding and energy awareness. There lies a focus on other passions for meditation, writing, dance and drum. Healing services also exist under Sapphire's Light as separate to Studio Fine Art and other holistic arts services.
Since 2015, we have been lucky to grow and sustain full classes, with a student base of well over 100 attendees, 24+ faiths and 40 cultures. I believe in sustaining that Harmony and growing our community further beyond 2023.
Sienna commenced operations with 7 students and 2 classes ( 1 childrens class and 1 adults class) in Term 1 2015 hiring at Ingleburn North PS Hall and built up overtime with a lot of dedication, then operating at 10 classes till abrumpt-close mid-year 2018. Sienna relocated to the Sun House & Wave Studio, Hume Highway Casula for 2019 recommencement. We enjoyed a great year of services. We closed the studio due to sudden government restrictions to Education Services with the pandemic Term 1 Week 7 2020. Emphasis through newsletters and website articles have since focused on Understanding & promoting Wellbeing. Sienna is more than just an Art School and we love it that way. Phase 3 offers a great opportunity for again, continuation and renewal, despite the transactions of external forces. One never forgets Community and Business Independents are shaped by their experiences for the better.
2023 continues as a growth year beyond Covid and in 2024 we celebrate our 10th year. Moving forward, seeing virtue in others, valuing all the beauty the world has to offer. I have learnt Good People Love, and Education is only making a difference where there is 'people-centred practice', as well as fair and open dialogues. It is the only Loving Forum of Learning worth participating in as a Teacher and as a Student.
Founder & Director
Erin Kathleen Muir
Aims & Values
To embrace art experiences and offer valuable time and space in learning and growth.
We aim to encourage personal fulfilment at the heart of learning.
We aim to increase confidence and independence in making art.
We embrace aspects of making that foster Technique, Ideas and Experiences.
We appreciate the importance of respect for all within a diverse community.
We see social interaction as integral to the dynamic, artmaking experience.
We emphasise being down-to-earth and the encouragement of each other in our journey, whilst having fun.
We encourage therapeutic soul practices in the process of creation.
Evolution is seen as a necessary part of learning, programs and leadership.
Our Space draws clientele from a large part of Western and South-Western Sydney, with diverse cultures and about 24+ different faith-connections having attended over time.
Benefits of an Art Class:
1. Personal Growth Concepts
Participants exist in evolutionary concept.
'I am an Artist'
2. Expression Principles enhance Health Consciousness
Participants experience Physiological Benefits.
With Built-in Pragmatism, the teacher leads with Health Conscious and Wellness Focused aligned remedial development in Healing Connections.
Social Development is naturally enhanced by the earnest qualities of an embracing teacher. Birds of a feather, flock together.
3. Enrichment for all Creatives
Acknowledgement for Enthusiasts and for Talents whom see opportunity for extension,always.
Developing rapport in Studio work & Heart-centred process as well as cognitive development, intellectual appreciation of 'creative modalities' and how they operate.
Benefits of a Holistic Arts & Healing Space:
1. Varied Learner Appreciation
Recognitions for the experiential qualities of behaviour, connectivity and energy response, are an important availability for discussion and consultation in team orientation, and include parental consent.
2. Introductions to Energy-centred Lifestyle Practice
Age Appropriate connections and confidence building are an extended connection beyond Art School foundations, giving focus need to the parameters of healing response and Energy work, hygiene and protective procurement.
3. Teaching Supports and Formal PD Training & Lifestyle
Considered availability is given to support aid, with refreshments for attending participants..
'We are a bridge'.
4. Community Health Supports – Educational fliers, purchasable posters.
Vibrant energy and Happiness is a key component to building and exercising group and self-care amnesty.
Professional Art Classes , Courses & Services
Classes exist for:
· Studio - Adults Daytime & Evening Drawing & Painting
· Expressive Soul Art & Meditation – Adults / 16+
· Studio Teens 11 – 18 yrs
· Teens Drawing Enrichment 11 - 18yrs
· Studio Kids 7 – 12 yrs & Studio Juniors 4 – 6 yrs
. 'The Art Filament' - Diploma of Art by distance
Australia Wide - Individual Courses 1, 2, 3
Erin runs all of Sienna Art Space Classes to a timetable, with four terms and break periods. Please see Class Descriptions for an Overview.
Key Features of the Wave Studio, Casula:
. New Vinyl Floor (non-slip)
. New Downlights & Air-Conditioning/Heater
. Fully Furnished for all Studio Ages
. Wooden Studio Standing Easels, Tripod easels, wooden table
easels & display practical supports.
. Standing or Seated Options - Wooden Tables for Indoor settings & 'groovy butt & leg chairs' wooden table comfort.
. Outdoor trundles - various heights for various needs.
. Child-friendly small tables and chairs.
. Individual Art Spaces in Studio for Adults & Teens/Kids/Juniors.
We have Capacity for 12 - 16 participants. Studio classes are capped at 12 maximum to ensure focused studio appreciation.
Energy Setting in our spaces is vibrationally considered.
We thus appreciate & allow for a positive-climate for attendees, where the dynamics in Studio is enjoyment-rich and metaphysically, at best vibration possible considering interconnectivities of the whole.
Our Vibrational energy environment is supported by:
Energy Setting – Positivity is a Core foundation to all cleansing practices and we regulate & monitor the qualities of Sound Ambience, introduce only soft-scents that do not upset primary spaces, allow for rotating and co-efficient symbology and cultural foundations so as not to cause empathic loading or overwhelm. Adjustments are made with the fluidity of junctures or any-expressions of concern. We love that people 'feel good'.
We have imbued in our learning spaces and energy environments, collective commons for Holistic Living that include: indoor plants, cultural-arts breathing veins to consciousness in the household space - succulents, palms and ferns. We also have a ranging selection of choices in spaces that are enchanting, and it is that quotient to pleasured account that we hold dear and in private space. Some of those appreciations are understood as visually aware-archetypal connections, colour vibrations, energetic fixtures, objects and sound-vibration strategies in studio-practical spaces.
Our Space as a whole acknowledges Culture, ranging faiths and appreciates Empathic Response Conditioning Awareness, in team awareness, with community dialogue & feedback. With monitoring, we look at introducing new and evolutionary changes in the environment, so that the energy environment isn’t too high or too low. We also offer some situational supports as First Aid resources and referral appreciation for sensitive experiencers in the energy, where participants or clients may seek Field vibrational support. We recognise everyone is ‘of energy’ and of varied frequency, our changing natures experience the environment – judgement is not a focus.
We believe that Energetic Clearing & Field cleansing is an personal-choice vibration for every participating attendee, no matter the culture or age. We recognise the lifestyle of everyone is diverse culturally. Just like our bodies ‘feel good’ and we balance for wellbeing via exercise, good eating, maintaining personal hygiene and positive-statements to self – everyone increases their Field Vibrational good when we look at our purpose-driven, personally led endeavor to feel good ‘in the energy’.
We simply love that everyone brings a positivity with them.
Sienna Art Space Key Words -
Embedding Philosophy & Practice at the Heart
Appreciation for the Artistic realm &
Art Practice - A constant evolution of understanding in artistic creation and the maker [in existence], acknowledging the material, conceptual and energetic patterning revealed and as a reciprocal mirroring of each series of entities, across time and space.
More simply, how we make and understand what we make, in art.
Note: An Explanation of what constitutes Practice depends on the Perspective of Individuals and the Group of Learners, with an appraisal of mindset, values, personal experience and soul level consciousness.
Technique – The method of creation, not restricted to a formalized set of rules and regulations – but of the acknowledgement that there are different, varied approaches and sequences of understanding that we perform in creating art.
Ideas – The processing of thought through image creation and dialogue.
Experience – This is emotional, mental, multi-dimensional, energetic and physically armoured – It is both a personal and collective agreement of passage and understanding, with intermediary responses. Time plays a role in the sequence of understanding, knowledge acquisition, and evolution of the soul – as – a creative.
Holistic Arts & Healing Awareness
Therapeutic Soul Practices - With intuitive discovery and energetic awareness, concepts of 'self', 'other' and the 'universal' become part of artistic and expression practice.
The nature of the soul practice is hybrid, individual and characterised by creative links 'in healing' but also by the increased wellbeing observed and given testimony to.
Artistic terrain takes into account cross-disciplinary attitudes to creative arts to include: artmaking, dance, movement, writing, musicality and percussion, spoken-word discussion, as well as engagement with energy awareness as both informal and formal development looking at expressive release. Modalities for exploration may include holistic & strategic conditioning work that involves: breathwork, song, energy hygiene, connection through meditation & motivational experiences for greater confidence and improved perspective in group situations.
Soul-based Art Therapy © - Soul-based Exploration recognises the perimeters of the energetic framework of the Soul.
Sessional support offers opportunity for clients to look at growth awareness in their Energetic Health, with Art being an outlet for processing response and cognitive support. Talk-therapy driven counselling & evidence-based healing intersections for recovery are important cores to session. Well-being, Energy balancing & spirit release are considered also fundamental appreciations to cognitive functioning. With carefully considered holistic techniques and simplistic measures, the practitioner utilises psychic-support foundations and cross-disciplinary approaches to gently assist improvements for the client.
In session, we look at vibrational healing and balancing, with purpose-driven dialogue so that the client is part of the healing-activation process. Art is integrated construct and it also is used as processing for the client pre & post session.
The client's observances around their self-development, confidence in implementing holistic healing techniques and managing situational responses are strengthened with the guidance of the Energy Practitioner.
A recognition of 'energy experiences' is private dialogue and we understand that psychic appreciations are subtle, cross-referential and easily evidenced in team appreciation.
Holistic – When exploring broad appreciation of Individual landscape, we look at 'connections'. We discover components to our well-being construction and this involves self-discovery, looking at emotion, mind and energy. Energy is seen not as an aspect but a basis for existence.
Soul Discovery acknowledges the quotient or series of understandings informing current experiences.
Reiki Universal Healing - Developed by Mikao Usui, Reiki is a well-accepted, widely-used method, originating from Japan. Reiki works on the etheric and causal body of the aura and working to also ease emotion for relaxation.
'Rei' means spiritual and 'ki' means lifeforce energy. It is commonly known as 'hands-on healing' but is not restricted to the hands-on method. The Rainbow Reiki Method, developed by Kendall, The Heart Hive, also informs Erin's practice.
Crystal Healing - Minerals are vibrational energies that can be used as an aid and complimentary tool with vibrational healing, energetic protection and spiritual cleansing.
Chakras - The Chakras are the energy centres of the body, human and animal, and include earth chakras and other lifeforms including plants.
Vibrational Healing Sessions acknowledge the 10 major chakras and also minor chakras of the human body, that hold information about soul awareness and personal functioning.
Balancing the chakras involves ongoing personal development, working through personal life challenges and meditation.
Metaphysics - The study of Spiritual Energy and the correlations between the Earth Plane, Physical Energies & the embodiment of energies as Beings of Light.
It includes the study of the human form, the relationship between anatomy, mental situation, emotional causes and energetic centres, auric presences, spiritual planes, past lives, karma and soul level awareness.
Metaphysics recognises the Esoteric as an 'approached concept' with so many perspectives. In healing practice, we establish a viewpoint for cleansing where there are current problems expressed by the client. In studio, the cultural appreciation is that we exist with individual, varied philosophies and our art product formation is an understanding of personally-led focuses. There lies an individual recognition of what the 'divine' is to them.
To Learn more about Erin's definitions of: Counselling Types, Art-based Therapies, see the Holistic Arts & Healing Tab.
Art School & Holistic Care
Professional Art Studio & Art Experiences
Down to Earth Everyday Moments for EveryOne
Sienna-based connections have surfaced over time, and are subject to Copyright.
Colour Song © - The emotional & energetic connection to Colour, as permeated through our existence and as is inspiration for more creation across art-forms.
Colour Resonance Painting © - Guidance technique for connecting to the personal self & spiritual energies. The technique involves creation through art and a combination of modalities in use to explore the energetic self.
Energy Sensations © - 'Down-to-Earth' Encounters with energy.
Art that moves the Soul © - Responses to Images, scenes and Culture. Each are seen as sources of inspiration and have soulful content.