Creator's Handbook

Creator's Handbook

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2017
Verified by WeTeachMe

  • 16 Classes
  • 130 Students
  • 24 Reviews

Creators Handbook is about being part of a community that appreciates and supports the freelancing artist. It’s about learning new art skills and techniques, and doing so at your own pace. Whether you’re a student, a mother, a business owner (or all 3!), this is the place to sit down with a cup of coffee or a sketchbook, and let the creativity flow.

Vanessa Vanderhaven is a self-taught freelance illustrator and designer based in Melbourne. As the founder and captain of the mothership, her number 1 priority is to deliver on her promise of high quality lessons, helpful articles and support for each and every member.

If you have an enquiry or would just like to say hello, please shoot through an email to Or if you’d like to learn more about Vanessa, you can visit her website

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Terms & Conditions
Creator's Handbook requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Creator's Handbook to organise a refund or transfer
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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Ticket refunds can be made up until 1 week before the course begins.

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25 October 2019 • Colour Portrait Illustration: Drawing Faces

Vanessa was such an amazing teacher and time honestly just flew by. Couldn't wait to get home and practice what I learnt in the class.


24 September 2019 • Floral Illustration: Detailed Drawing Flowers

A brilliant workshop, wonderful people and a fantastic teacher. Vanessa not only shared her knowledge and skill's, but her experiences, kindness and creativity. This is a lovely opportunity for anyone to learn gorgeous floral illustration in a fun and easy environment, with like-minded creatives. It is rare that I get the chance to find time to draw for enjoyment, this reignited my spark and passion to draw again. Thankyou


11 September 2019 • Colour Portrait Illustration: Drawing Faces

Loved every minute - Vanessa was very down to earth, approachable and full of knowledge. Ended up going to the morning class and staying for the second as didn't want to miss a second! Fantastic, come back to Brisbane soon

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