Thea Van Schalkwyk

Biography

My name is Thea Van Schalkwyk. I am an art consultant and art educator.

I was born into the world of creativity. I was introduced to the intriguing and often complex world of artists and their beautiful creations at a very young age. This foundation lead me to study art at university and also to teach art. I learned about the business side of art thought the family gallery and was lucky enough to work with many great artists. I now own my own art consultancy and have a special interest in career development for those interested in art. I provide special career guidance to learners with creative minds and have written a guide called Careers for Creative Thinkers to make school leavers aware of the many career options available to those who might not specifically be into, or enjoy, mathematics and science.

The guide is almost like a journal of conversations I have had with more than 30 international visual arts practitioners that are currently benefiting from rewarding and well-paying careers. I use a novel approach to make the reader experience a day in the life of each practitioner – by means of a simple 30-minute fun project capturing the essence of the career.

Learners from all around the world are responding very positively to this new fun guide!

For the younger children I have developed a series called 'Lucy and the Fairies' READ & DRAW which consists of 5 individual short fairy stories where the child is invited to listen to the story and then make a drawing of it. The drawings can then be sent to my creative art website at Hotskills: www.hotskillsblogblog.wordpress.com for a positive, encouraging reply (for free).

Hope that you too will find my career guide and activity books valuable and fun!

Kind regards
Thea van Schalkwyk

Where to find Thea Van Schalkwyk online


Books

Lucy and the Playground Fairies
Series: 'Lucy and the Fairies' READ & DRAW. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: American English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
‘Hi, my name is Lucy and I am a friend of the fairies. I want you to read about my magical encounters with fairies. Fairies do exist and you can find them in unusual places – quite by surprise! Then you can make a drawing of the fairies in the story and send it to the creative art website mentioned in the book. And you will get a friendly reply from me for free!’
Lucy and the Beach Fairies
Series: 'Lucy and the Fairies' READ & DRAW. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,200. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
‘Hi, my name is Lucy and I am a friend of the fairies. I want you to read about my magical encounters with fairies. Fairies do exist and you can find them in unusual places – quite by surprise! Then you can make a drawing of the fairies in the story and send it to the creative art website mentioned in the book. And you will get a friendly reply from me for free!’
Lucy and the Waterfall Fairies
Series: 'Lucy and the Fairies' READ & DRAW. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
‘Hi, my name is Lucy and I am a friend of the fairies. I want you to read about my magical encounters with fairies. Fairies do exist and you can find them in unusual places – quite by surprise! Then you can make a drawing of the fairies in the story and send it to the creative art website mentioned in the book. And you will get a friendly reply from me for free!’
Lucy and the Farm Fairies
Series: 'Lucy and the Fairies' READ & DRAW. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,070. Language: American English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
‘Hi, my name is Lucy and I am a friend of the fairies. I want you to read about my magical encounters with fairies. Fairies do exist and you can find them in unusual places – quite by surprise! Then you can make a drawing of the fairies in the story and send it to the creative art website mentioned in the book. And you will get a friendly reply from me for free!’
Lucy and the Garden Fairies
Series: 'Lucy and the Fairies' READ & DRAW. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: American English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
‘Hi, my name is Lucy and I am a friend of the fairies. I want you to read about my magical encounters with fairies. Fairies do exist and you can find them in unusual places – quite by surprise! Then you can make a drawing of the fairies in the story and send it to the creative art website mentioned in the book. And you will get a friendly reply from me for free!’
Careers for Creative Thinkers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,940. Language: American English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Education
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Not many school leavers are aware that art as a ‘gateway’ subject, just like science and mathematics, can enable them to become top earners. This guide introduces over 30 well-paying careers for creative thinkers by transposing the reader into the shoes of an actual practitioner.

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