BFA, Grad. Dip. Tchg (Secondary)
Sacha graduated from Elam School of Fine Arts in 1995, majoring in printmaking. After finishing a Post-graduate Diploma in teaching she taught art to secondary school students, working as a sole charge teacher at St Mary's College and later at Waitakere High teaching Art History and painting to senior students. During these years she continued to develop her work as an artist exhibiting at Oedipus Rex and in various group shows. Sacha has long been interested in personal development and involved herself in numerous related activities including completing a preliminary year to a Masters in Psychotherapy at AUT, participation in major creativity development programmes with Wings, and extensive training in yoga. In more recent times her creative life has been consumed by the birth of her two children Manawa and Malia. Sacha is excited to be a part of the Māpura team and is drawn to teaching Art in an environment where creativity is about community, is inclusive and is therapeutic in approach.
Banner image: Matthew Tucker, Infinity, 2014