Creative Adventurer and Local Artist

Janene Castillo has been teaching art in the Wodonga area for over 25 years. She is well known in the community for facilitating art and creativity sessions in a way that’s friendly, supportive, inspiring and empowering!

Janene has a passion for bringing art to people who may not otherwise have experienced it and in a way that is accessible and easy to understand for the average person.

In recent years Janene has pursued her long-time interest in art therapy. She is particularly interested in how art therapy can assist people to discover more about themselves and empower them to make positive and effective changes in their lives.

She has attained a Diploma of Sensorimotor Art Therapy at The Institute for Sensorimotor  Art Therapy and has completed her Masters in Therapeutic arts Practice at the MIECAT Institute, Melbourne.

Janene has a great enthusiasm for Community Arts. She is a familiar sight around the local area, undertaking various community arts projects, particularly with the local schools and both Wodonga City Council and Albury City Council.

As well as inspiring others to be creative, Janene loves to pursue her own visual arts practice and has had 8 solo exhibitions to date. Her artwork includes contemporary paintings, drawings and sculptures which are exhibited and available for purchase at GIGS Art Gallery, Wodonga, and on her website


  • Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice- MIECAT Institute
  • Diploma Sensorimotor Art Therapy -  Institute of Sensorimotor Art Therapy
  • Diploma in Fine Arts - Riverina Institute of TAFE
  • Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • Working with Children’s Check