Pal­ette of op­por­tu­ni­ties here

Go Arty started as a blank can­vas, now it’s buzzing

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SUN­SHINE Coast art stu­dio, Go Arty, was a blank can­vas when founder Wanda James started, only of­fer­ing art classes for those who had never painted be­fore.

To­day the stu­dio de­liv­ers a com­plete pal­ette of op­por­tu­nity, from art classes to re­tail art, com­mis­sion art, life draw­ing, jew­ellery classes and even hen’s par­ties for those soon-to-be cre­ative brides.

Wanda’s frus­tra­tion when search­ing for the right art­work and home­wares to bring a ren­o­va­tion to life was the mo­ti­va­tion for Go Arty.

Since then, Go Arty has be­come the Coast’s lead­ing art spe­cial­ists with a pen­chant for adding a stylish touch to liv­ing spa­ces.

Look­ing back at Go Arty’s progress, Wanda re­mem­bers a time where she was toy­ing with the idea of re­tire­ment around 13 years ago after decades of build­ing, ren­o­vat­ing and 20 years in hos­pi­tal­ity.

How­ever, it wasn’t that much of a leap when she de­cided to take on a new chal­lenge that drew on her pas­sion for the arts.

“I’ve been in busi­ness since I was 20, but a great love of art, home­wares and de­sign has been my pas­sion,” she said.

“You don’t need to have a de­gree in fine arts to ap­pre­ci­ate the value and beauty of an art piece.

“As hu­mans, we are hard-wired to en­joy art in its var­i­ous forms: mu­sic, po­etry and paint­ing.”

Wanda said you will re­ceive hon­est advice at Go Arty.

Go Arty has even fa­cil­i­tated a project at Kon­dalilla Falls with Army guys who had re­turned from some heavy-duty as­sign­ments.

“That was amaz­ing; they sure put us through our paces. We all needed a few bot­tles of wine after that one,” Wanda said.

Wanda said see­ing peo­ple’s faces when they have worked on a piece of art and they can say “I did that” is one of the most re­ward­ing parts of what she does.

“It also gives me great sat­is­fac­tion help­ing put the fin­ish­ing touches on their home, of­fice or apart­ment with art and home­wares,” she said.

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JOIN IN: Go Arty de­liv­ers art classes to re­tail art, com­mis­sion art, life draw­ing, jew­ellery classes and even hen’s par­ties.

Add a stylish touch to coastal liv­ing spa­ces with Go Arty’s range of home­wares.

Wanda James, of Go Arty, said you don’t need a de­gree in fine arts to ap­pre­ci­ate its value and beauty.

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