Creator's Handbook

Creator's Handbook

Melbourne, VIC 3000
Member since 2017

  • 17 Classes
  • 141 Students
  • 26 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

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

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Refund & Cancellation Policy
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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02 December 2019 • Portrait Illustration Masterclasses

I had a wonderful time at Vanessa's class. At first, I thought I was taking on a BIG challenge but Vanessa went through the process in small do-able steps and even after week one, I was amazed at what I had achieved. By the end of the 4 classes, we all had produced amazing replicas of our visual stimulus.


01 December 2019 • Portrait Illustration Masterclasses

Vanessa's Portrait Illustration course was great. Having never really drawn before, I learned so many things. Vanessa is very nice and a great, fun and patient teacher. There were drinks and nibbles every class, which was great as well. And as a proof of Vanessa's skills, everyone's drawing looked amazing!


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.

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