Manuela Pilz completed her Fine Art Bachelor Degree at Sheffield Hallam University, where she studied painting and printmaking with Anne Grebby. Since then she has taught art in the UK, Portugal, Spain and Australia at university, primary and secondary school level, and also at independent art schools. Today Manuela teaches short intensive drawing workshops in Queensland, Australia. Her passion has always been drawing and painting the figure and recently has turned her hand to portraiture.
Her recent career highlights have been winning the Watts Atelier(click for link) Master Skill Building Challenge in 2016 judged by James Gurney and studying at the Florence Academy in Italy under Jura Bedic, Taylor Scarlet Powell and Tanvi Pathare in 2017. In 2019 she spent some time studying at Julian Ashton school of Art in Sydney where she continued to study oil painting and portraiture.
Workshops in Australia
Over the years Manuela has taught art at primary and secondary schools and at private art academies with adults and children. Presently she is doing regular workshops around Northern NSW and the Gold Coast, where she is living, at High schools and at Artable https://artable.com.au/
Go to Weekend Workshops and Long Pose pages.
Garasu Art Studios
Mudgeeraba, QLD, Australia
2017 - 2020
Long Pose Life Drawing 5 hrs 2nd Sat of the month. ( Go to Long Pose page for info)
2013 Drawing in the Wild. 4hr long pose life drawing sessions.
Beginners drawing workshop, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Nov 27, Artable
Beginners drawing workshop, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, April 27, Artable
Beginners drawing workshop, Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Feb 9, Artable
Beginners drawing workshop, RQAS & Artable, Gold Coast Jan 12
2 day Beginners portrait workshop Merrimac, Gold Coast, Feb 2/3
July 10-15 5 Day Art Retreat Tyalgum Artable Drawing Portraits from Life.
Beginners learn to draw Hill Crest High school, Artable
Drawing the Face from photographs 2 days, Tugan, QLD
Learn How to draw 1 day , Tugan, QLD
2 Day Drawing Portraits from life, Currumbin, QLD
2 Day Drawing Portraits from life, Palm Beach, QLD
2015-2016 Beginners and Intermediate drawing tutor, Robina, QLD
2015 Saturday Tutored Life Drawing classes. Robina, QLD
AB Paterson High School 2016 and 2017
Introduction to life drawing to year 11.
Gold Coast Art School, Southport, QLD
2016 How to Draw Animals 10 week course.
2015 Advanced Observational Drawing.(working from life)
10 week course Autumn/Winter/Spring
2014 How to Draw Faces 10 week course
How to Draw the Body 10 week course
Drawing the Body and Anatomy 10 week course
2012-2014 Saturday Life Drawing sessions. (4hrs)
The Art Shed, CAAS, 2013 Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Making your drawings come to life. 2 days
If you are interested in Manuela doing a workshop for your school or wish to go to one of her workshops you can contact her per email.
2016 Winner of the Watts Atelier Annual Skill Building Challenge judged by James Gurney
February 2016 First place Watts Atelier Monthly Skill Building Challenge
Atelier Art Classes Brisbane, The Bomb Factory, December 2019
Donate to Educate 8x8 Auction, Dust Temple, Currumbin, November 2019
The Naked Truth, Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane, October 2019
Finalist Dean Cougal Portrait Prize, Dust Temple, Currumbin, August 2019
Finalist Lethbridge 20000, Paddington, Brisbane, QLD, June- July 2019
Garasu Art Gallery, The Mercato, Byron Bay, NSW April -June 2019
Finalist Neuman Portait Prize Dust Temple, Currumbin, QLD, 2018
The Bomb Factory, Annual Art Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD 2018
Artable Group Exhibition, Robina, QLD 2017
The Bomb Factory, Annual Art Exhibition, Brisbane, QLD 2017
Artfelt Art Prize Finalist, Northern Rivers Community Gallery, Ballina, NSW 2012
Salon de Refuse, ArtfeltArt Prize, Serpentine Gallery, Lismore, NSW 2012
Exotic Erotic The Gold Coast Sculpture Society Nov 2011
RBS Morgans St Hilda’s Art Show The Gold Coast Oct 2011
Derek & Dywer Lawyers Summer Exhibition M & T Galleries, March – June 2009
ASLP Annual Art Exhibition Hotel Maipez , Canary Islands Spain June 2007
ASLP Annual Art Exhibition Hotel Maipez , Canary Islands Spain June 2006
Five Rivers Art Prize, Nerang, Gold Coast 1998
Summer Show Arteilimitada, ,Calcada de Estrela, Lisbon, Portugal 1996
Oxford Artweek Mural Project, Headington Park, June 1992
Xerox Art Contact Gallery, Norwich, UK Oct- Nov 1991
Education Project- The Print, Museum of Modern Art, Oxford. UK Sep 1991
The Face, Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Dursley UK June-Aug 1991
Eight Painters The Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, UK Dec 1990- Nov 1991
The Quiet Life Lancaster House, Oxford. UK 1991
*May 2019 Australian Artist Magazine "MANUELA PILZ How did you paint that?" p 31
*May 2019 The Echo "The Garasu Art Gallery" p43
*2012 Artfelt refusals see the light https://www.echonews.com.au/news/artfelt-refusals-see-the-light-in-lismore/1541981/