Who are we and why study with us?

Our job is to help you unlock your creative potential so you can excel in your professional field. Join our community and master the art of imagination & critical thinking.
Develop your visual capabilities and become a certified professional. 

Our team of imagination engineers

Meet our educators

Our imagineers are tertiary trained in visual art, creative and performing arts, communication, psychology, neuroscience and education. 

Kelly-Ann Denton
Chief Visual Officer 
BVA Hons., Master of Visual Arts (Syd)
Kelly-Ann Denton holds an undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate degree in Visual Art. Commencing a practice in 1994, she began teaching and writing curricula in 2000. Courses written for Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney; The National Art School and The Australian Centre for Photography include:
The  Visual Mind and The Imagination; Contemporary Portraiture Symposium - Art of the Portrait; Advanced Photoshop, Digital Narratives; Master of Documentary Photography; Digital Visualisation. 

During her time as a lecturer, curriculum writer and speaker Kelly-Ann has practiced as a photographer, digital artist and retoucher.
David Alais
Professor - School of Psychology
BA Hons., Dip Arts, PhD
David is a professor of experimental psychology at the University of Sydney with twenty years’ experience in studying how the brain combines the senses into a vision of the external world. His particular interests are in understanding how the brain deals with ambiguity and gaps in knowledge when building its perception of the world.

Professor Alais spent a decade working overseas in the USA, France and Italy with world leaders in the field of perception and sensory neuroscience and heads an active multisensory research group in Sydney studying vision, touch and hearing.
Bronwen Haralambous
Curriculum Designer / Research Consultant
Master of Educational Leadership. PhD. Education
Bronwen is an Adjunct and Sessional Lecturer in the Graduate Certificate in Steiner Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC). She is a Director of Heartwood (Site for Transformative Arts, Culture and Science), and works as a Research Consultant for Steiner Education Australia (SEA). 

Bronwen has developed her curriculum writing skills by designing postgraduate courses in Steiner Education and by writing the Academic Foundations Paper and the High School English Curriculum for the Australian Steiner Curriculum. Re-imagining Steiner’s philosophy of imagination in the contemporary context is the focus that ties Bronwen’s various career pathways together.
Dorsey Smith
Artist, Storyteller
BFA Hons. Master of Fine Arts (UNSW)
Dorsey Smith is a Dhungutti and Gumbangiir man who has completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts at the University of NSW prior to completing Honours and a Master of Fine Art. As well as being an accomplished artist, Dorsey is also a talented dancer, performing with the Dhungutti Traditional Dancers who have represented Australia in the South Pacific Festival of the Arts in Tahiti. Dorsey also toured Africa on a cultural tour in 2007. Dorsey’s artwork has been exhibited at the Boomalli Art Gallery in 2011, 2006, 2005 and 2003.
Dorsey began his visual arts career in 1985 when he enrolled and completed a course in Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Practice at the Greenhill Reserve, Kempsey. Ten years later in 1996 Smith undertook a course in Koori Art and Design at Kempsey TAFE and in 2001 he continued his TAFE art schooling graduating from the Eora Centre for Performing and Visual Arts in Chippendale, Sydney. 
Dorsey is an avid storyteller with enormous talent in metaphoric thinking, symbolism and transferring mental imagery from the mind’s eye to the audience.


Jo Tuscano
Author - Writer
BA Dip Ed, Cert TESOL and a Masters in Writing.
Jo Tuscano is a writer, presenter and editor. Jo taught English and ESL in NSW high schools for seventeen years and taught English in international education for a number of years. She has also been an English tutor at Tranby Aboriginal College and the Cabramatta Community Centre. She has a BA Dip Ed, Cert TESOL and a Masters in Writing.

Jo is the co-author of Back on the Block: Bill Simon’s Story, the first true life story to come out of the Kinchela Boys’ Home. Jo has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, the New England Review, Westerly Journal, Newswrite, the NSW History Teachers’ Association Journal, and in various other media. She has been a presenter on indigenous issues, particularly about the Kinchela Boys Home and issues regarding youth justice in the Northern Territory. She has appeared on Stateline and ABC Radio and has been a guest speaker for Reconciliation Western Sydney on a number of occasions. Her writing was performed with the Voices of Women project in 2019.
Lauren Elise Barlow
Head - Creative and Performing Arts
BA Visual Communications (Monash) BA Arts Education (UNSW)
Lauren is a Visual Arts Educator who holds undergraduate degrees in Visual Communications and Arts Education. She is currently studying a Masters in Curating & Cultural Leadership at the University of New South Wales. Lauren began her career in the visual advertising and design industry, then moved to education and programming. Lauren balances several aspects of a creative career, primarily as a Head of Creative & Performing Arts to students from preschool to HSC. She focuses on offering learning experiences that teach students about the joy of art making, and the importance of practice encompassing the imagination, social engagement and cultural connection. Her particular area of interest is in the development of visual understanding, engagement and capabilities, particularly for youths and adolescents.
 
A thriving  creative community

imagineer.me is a unique concept in the development of creative skills and we take an alternative approach to human potential. Our practical courses are highly visual, based in neuroscience and we develop new thinking by connecting individuals with their visual mind and the imagination.

 OUR MISSION
We are educators
We are educators. We work in the field of human potential, educating teachers, workplace professionals and students in visual literacy. We engineer and develop programs that are designed to build the neural pathways necessary to expand the imagination and improve visual communication. 

 our vision
Pioneer 21st Century Skills 
To provide integrated educational programs that enhance the ability to use the imagination; to teach communication skills and support new thinking via visual literacy; to co-create a culture of creativity that enhances observational skills and creates a platform for expanded thinking.
our mission
To delivering life-long learning.
To train people to see more, to see what others can’t, to envision new concepts & ask different questions. To provide a state-of-the-art school for imagination via visual capabilities. To improve Critical Thinking & create a culture of sharing ideas through the power of visual language. 

The Visual School

The V Series equips teachers and imagination seekers with the knowledge and skills to inspire students and explore their own imagination. Visual skills help us to see more possibilities.

Steiner School

The S Series are Steiner programs that support teachers to grow their own and their students’ imaginations and skills that facilitate the development of ethical & sustainable living environments.

National Art School

The Visual Mind and The Imagination is a 6 week program run via Zoom at the National Art School.  Alumni can continue to develop their concepts and creations via this portal after graduating from NAS.

Guest Speaking

imagineer.me conducts 90min Blasts that provide schools, universities and workplaces broad knowledge on the development of critical and creative thinking skills. We can also be booked to your brief.