About Janene Castillo

Janene Castillo is a practising visual artist and self-explorer who also has a passion to assist others to find their creative inner self, and find better ways to live their lives.

For the past 8 years, Janene has operated a small art school, The Artspot, at GIGS Artists’ Studios in Wodonga. She teaches art to adults and children of all ages, group sessions for people with disabilities, Corporate Art Workshops, Arty Parties, and private art sessions, to help people connect with their creative and inner self.

More recently, Janene has completed her Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice and has expanded her business to include Gentle Rainbow Art Therapy. She is now looking forward to companioning others as they explore aspects of themselves through Art Therapy.

Janene offers Individual and Group Art Therapy Sessions for all age groups


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An intrinsic part of my expression is assisting others to find their own creative inner self.

Through art classes and community arts, and the more recent Art for Wellbeing sessions, I endeavour to encourage others to also discover their unique personal expression and assist them to bring out the beauty and the best in themselves.

I am a practising artist and currently run a small art school called “The Artspot” at GIGS Artists’ Studios in Wodonga. I teach art to adults and children of all age groups, group sessions for people with disabilities, Corporate Art Workshops, arty parties, and private art sessions to get people in touch with their creative and inner self.

I have studied Kinesiology, and am a Master Practitioner in NLP, Time Line Therapy, and Hypnotherapy. These have all been a great grounding for me in my life and for my teaching.

I have been teaching art to all age groups in the community and in private sessions regularly since 1996.   I run holiday art programs and facilitate art workshops and community arts programs.

I completed a Diploma of Fine Arts and Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment in 2004. I have a Diploma in Sensorimotor Art Therapy. I am presently studying my Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice at the MIECAT Institute, Melbourne.

I made a commitment many years ago to continue to grow and raise my conscious awareness. I believe it is a lifelong journey and I continue to learn from all situations that present themselves to me. I believe there is something to be learnt in every situation. My experience has taught me that new learning is always there yet as I grow I am better equipped to deal with these situations. Art and writing has been a wonderful medium to assist my growth and the growth of others.

In amongst all of this I create my own art regularly. I am a contemporary artist and I work in acrylics and mixed media as well as limestone sculpting and other sculptural mediums. I also enjoy creative journal writing and often incorporate Haiku poetry into my visual art.

I have had six solo exhibitions to date and have been in 39 group exhibitions.

I am a studio artist at the GIGS Artists’ Studios where I run most of my classes.

I practically live eat and breathe art which is not hard because I love it!