Hello and welcome! My name is Sarah Lorien and I'm your Live Learn Creative tutor.
I am a photographer, teacher and graphic designer.
Many of my years working in Photography and Graphic Design were self-taught. I have learned from those experiences and design the courses to be efficient, relevant and enjoyable. It's so important to develop good practices for the success of your work and time management.
For private lessons I travel to your home or office and tailor the tuition to suit the projects you are working on.
Workplace Training for individuals or groups is also designed around the requirements of the business and is conducted onsite.
Courses and Group Workshops
Workshops and classes are structured to cover skills and information relevant to the topics outlined and students are encouraged to bring their own work to class to discuss how to approach the tasks and where possible we work on them together.
If you are in Sydney have a look at the Current Courses page here to see class availability at Northern Beaches Community College, Brookvale. Photoshop and Illustrator each run four times a year. This is my fifth year teaching with NBCC and the classes are always enjoyable and positive. The cross-section of students brings a unique mix of people together in an environment where you can put in extra effort to learn particular skills, or just attend week by week, picking up the information you need. Everyone is different and all are welcome.
Extending your knowledge with online resources
One of the most valuable benefits of the internet is the opportunity to learn and I encourage all of my students to reinforce the topics we cover in class by sourcing information online. To really enjoy your practice and improve your skills, time management is crucial, and choosing online resources that provide you with reliable information is going to keep you well on track.
On the Video Tutorials page here on this website I post a variety of videos from YouTube and Vimeo that are informative and delivered in a professional and clear way. Over the next few months I will also be recording a series of video tutorials but until then there are plenty to recommend.
Sarah Lorien Photography is my business also based in Sydney's Northern Beaches - Portraits, Weddings and Family photography is especially focussing on Lifestyle Photography now - see my website for details - and Corporate/Business Portraits and Head Shots. So I not only teach Photoshop, I use it every single day!
Currently I’m also doing a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of Sydney, majoring in Photomedia. It is a constant source of inspiration. Being a student again has reminded me how it feels to approach new concepts and skills as a learner. It is also revealing the immense possibilities of digital art.