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 12 years, Janene has operated a small art school, The Artspot, at GG Artists’ Studios in Wodonga. She facilitates art workshops for adults and children of all ages, with a special interest in working with people with disabilities. Workshops include Corporate Art Workshops, Arty Parties, School Art Therapy groups and private art groups.

Janene has completed her Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice and has expanded her business to include Gentle Rainbow Art + Therapy. She enjoys companioning others as they explore aspects of themselves through Art Therapy.

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

More about me if you are interested in the finer details.

I am a practising artist, creating in a variety of mediums. These include drawing, limestone or plaster sculpture and acrylic painting, which I often create using my hands in the paint rather than brushes. I also enjoy writing poetry, prose and my reflections on life.

I have regular solo exhibitions and my work is often in group exhibitions and on consignment at GIGS Art Gallery, Wodonga.

An intrinsic part of my expression is assisting others to find their own creative inner self.
Through community arts, art classes and workshops, (such as Freedom Art 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 have been teaching art to all age groups in the community and in private sessions regularly since 1996.  

I currently run a small art school called “The Artspot” at GIGS Artists’ Studios in Wodonga. I offer art to adults and children of all age groups and demographics. These include Corporate Art Workshops, Arty Parties, and group or private art sessions to get people in touch with their creative and inner self.

As well as my Masters in Art Therapy and Diploma in Sensorimotor Art Therapy 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 also completed a Diploma of Fine Arts and Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment in 2004.

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 on offer, and as I grow I am better equipped to deal with these new situations. Art and writing has been a wonderful medium to assist my growth and the growth of others.

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