Doing better.

Miranda Sims is the heart ​behind The Zingy Studio, an ​art and design studio ​dedicated to fostering ​creativity and critical ​thinking at any age.

Creativity that ​cares.

Miranda Sims is the creative force ​behind The Zingy ​Studio, a leading purpose-driven art and design studio ​creating innovative online and face-to-face learning ​experiences, events, and resources. She is a multiple ​award-winning educator, learning design leader, and ​visual artist.


Throughout her career, Miranda has excelled in education ​and design. What distinguishes her as an innovative ​leader is her exceptional ability to seamlessly blend ​creativity with analytical thinking. This unique combination ​enables her to collaborate with diverse individuals and ​brands, offering innovative educational materials, ​immersive arts-centered experiences, and captivating ​resources for various learning environments and settings.


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Mindfully

Drawn

Join me for a LIVE online ​drawing workshop


Wednesday 5 June 2024

8.00 – 9.00 pm AEST on Zoom

Creative Call Out

Alongside my interview series How Do They Create, I ​would like to feature other women artists in Australia in ​‘Friends of Zingy’ in The Zingy Studio Community of ​Practice Feature on my Substack. Submissions can include ​creative projects, insights, or poems. Contributors will ​receive a special artsy gift created by me and a 1-year ​subscription with a private mentoring chat as a thank you ​for joining the community.

Snow Covered Trees

Education

Providing arts-centered workshops for ​corporate and community groups to enhance ​well-being, develop creative skills, and ​explore artistic expression with a range of ​mediums. Popular workshops involve painting ​with high pigment inks, collage, air dry clay ​sculpture, or ink drawing.

Ideation

Leading online semi-structured 90-minute ​rapid idea generation sessions using design ​thinking to allow for quick brainstorming and ​innovative solutions to overcome obstacles. ​Choose from a range session options based ​on project needs.

Check out some of my favourite projects

Design

Digital learning and instructional design ​leadership that integrates the arts, art history, ​design, and visual culture to enhance ​engagement and creativity for a range of ​platforms and learning resources and ​environments for all ages.


Artful objects and ​collabs

Every now and then, I create art-based objects, ​including wearable items, beautiful pieces for your ​home, original ink paintings, and engage in various ​exciting projects. Perhaps you have a collaborative ​idea in mind for us?

Past Projects

Un​iversally Repaired

Boroondara Arts and Craft Victoria, ​Craft Contemporary 2023, Media Art Commission

Navigating Your Early Career: A Heroic Journey

University of Melbourne, Researcher Development Unit, Learning Design Leader

Researcher Stories

University of Melbourne, Researcher Development Unit, ​Production Leader

Come on a Crafty Story Adventure

City of Greater Dandenong Children’s Festival, Online ​Workshops

SHE Exhibition, Feminist Totes

Walker Street Gallery, City of Greater Dandenong, ​Artist Workshop

New Ways of Keeping the Past Alive

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Artist & C​urator

The Pattern People Paintings

Himalayan Children's Education Fund (HECF), RMIT University, Latrobe Regional Gallery & Ross ​House, ​Artist & Curator

Animalbald Prize

Vision Australia, RMIT University, Art Commissions

Land, Colour, and Time

Art Relief Project, Samoa tsunami relief project, RMIT Union [Arts], Artist & Curator​

Art Reflief Project Programs & Exibitions

RMIT University & Soroptimist International, socially-engaged art workshops, creative talks, 331+ ​(Victorian bushfire relief & HECF), Queen’s Hall Parliament H​ouse, Artist & Curator

Community connecting with the Arts

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We worked with The Zingy Studio to organise an age-appropriate, children’s activity for our community ​engagement program. Miranda nailed the brief in terms of the activity but was also a wonderful facilitator, ​talking to the families and children at the event to capture valuable feedback from our community. We ​will certainly work with The Zingy Studio again in the future and recommend her for any organisations ​looking for a simple yet impactful activity for their event.

Emma Patterson, City of Moonee Valley

I have worked with Miranda in preparation for her Ink Studio Workshop at Incinerator Gallery during my ​time as acting program co-ordinator and now as casual gallery attendant and duty manager. Miranda is a ​well-prepared and communicative arts professional. She is a keen agent for wellbeing though arts and ​focused on quality of experience for participants. A pleasure to work with!

Fiorella Fabian, Incinerator Gallery

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The Zingy Studio 2024

Acknowledgement

The Zingy Studio recognises and respects the Traditional Owners of Country across ​Australia and their connection to the land and communities, honouring Aboriginal and ​Torres Strait Islander cultures; and Elders past and present.