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Cheryl has a wealth of Experience . . .

"Cheryl’s classes have been fantastic. She creates a wonderfully supportive environment which has given me the courage to try new techniques and mediums and expound my creativity"    Sarah

"I have learnt lots about creativity and painting, I especially love my seascape painting"   Izzy

"Cheryl is a warm, creative person. She has great enthusiasm and gives much encouragement to her art students"   Valerie

"I’ve been coming to Paintbox for 3 years and Cheryl has brought me along in leaps and bounds. especially techniques, composition and confidence" Bonnie

Cheryl Nonmus
Past Classroom Art Teaching:

Foundation Secondary Art Teacher Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim
Primary Art Teacher Immanuel Lutheran Primary School, Buderim
Pre School Teacher, Little Wandsworth School, London



Master of Photography - AIPP 2002
Diploma of Photography - CSIT 1999
Bachelor of Education - QUT 1990
Diploma of Teaching - QUT 1981


School Guest Artist to present enrichment visual arts or photography:

Pacific Lutheran College - digital photography (secondary)
Caboolture Montessori School - visual arts enrichment (primary)
Matthew Flinders Anglican College – visual arts enrichment (primary), digital photography (secondary)
Alcheringa Montessori School - digital photography
Sunshine Coast Grammar School  - digital photography
Caloundra City Private School - painting, drawing, self portraits, clay work
Chancellor Park State College - drawing self portraits
Buderim Mt. State School  -  clay modelling/photography/printmaking

After School - in school Art Workshops:

2001 - 4 Sunshine Coast Grammar School, Buderim State School

Community Art Teaching Experience:

Annual Exhibitions of Childrens’ artworks in Maroochy Library Art Space
Presenting children’s art and photography holiday workshops at Arts And Ecology Centre at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens

Caloundra & Noosa Regional Gallery, Beerwah & Maleny Library:
Delivery of “Artscool” Programs inspired by elements/topics from current exhibitions: media including drawing, painting, ceramics, printmaking, recycled materials

Organisation and orchestrating of Buderim Art Trail Exhibition:
A competition with 1000 children’s artworks from local primary schools placed in shop fronts in Buderim main streets during June holidays, to celebrate Buderim’s 150th Anniversary

Planned/conducted Buderim Wall of Art Exhibition to celebrate the Buderim Biennale: (40 children involved in 40 metres of canvas wall painting aspects of the local surrounds)

Conducted Children’s Prayer Flag Activity at International Sculpture Symposium
Maroochy Botanical Gardens, Tanawha

Planned and delivered a one week Art Program at McGregor Junior Summer School for USQ, Toowoomba

Presentation of art workshops at Hyatt Resort, Coolum:
(calligraphy, silk painting , papermaking, canvas painting


Disability Art Teaching Experience:

Support art mentor for well known Down Syndrome artist Peter Rowe, assisting and preparing artworks for solo gallery exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions:

2005     Grace Brothers Digital Camera Department - Sydney
2002     First Exposure Gallery – Maroochydore
2001     Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
2000     Baguette Restaurant and Gallery – Brisbane


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