Art Est. a dynamic visual arts hub in Sydney

Art Est. Art School and Gallery is Sydney’s dynamic creative hub for the visual arts. Located in a spacious, light-filled warehouse in inner west Leichhardt at the artistic heart of Sydney, Art Est. is an inspiring art space with three dedicated teaching studios, artists studios and an art gallery.



Summer Art School | 5-11 January 2015

Explore the program of one-three day workshops in our Summer Art School for adults between 5-11 January 2015. There's watercolours, oils, acrylics, egg tempera, encaustic painting, and more. So much to choose from. Come for a day or the whole week and create your own program.

View the whole program here.


Summer School Holiday Workshops for Kids

During the summer school holidays, there's a bumper program of activities for the kids with workshops in December and January.  Our December program runs from 11-19 December 2014, and the January program runs from 12-23 January 2015. That's a lot of summer art fun.

December School Holiday Workshops are now enrolling. Click here for all the details

January School Holiday Workshops launched 1 December

New Exhibition by Sydney Book Art Group

In November and December the Sydney Book Art Group (Sydney BAG) brings something a little different into the Gallery. There are a myriad of approaches to the creation of artists books: from traditional to experimental and even sculptural. Their methods encompass a broad spectrum of techniques, styles and practices and we are pleased that they can show the Art Est. audience the diversity of this wonderful art form.

Exhibition continues until 2 December.



Art Est. Student Exhibition | Opens 4 December

Join us for the opening of our end of year exhibition featuring artworks by the student artists of Art Est. The official opening is on Thursday 4 December, 6-8pm which will also be the launch of the 2015 Art Est. Calendar and Christmas Celebration, with entertainment by Fanny Lumsden. Everyone welcome.

Download your invitation here.


Weekend Workshops and Masterclasses

Take time out on the weekend to delve into art. Our one and two day workshops focus on particular mediums such as drawing, painting, etching or mixed media. In our masterclasses you can learn from award winning artists Cherry Hood, Kerrie Lester or Andrew Antoniou, or join a regular workshop in watercolours with Susie Murphie or acrylics with Paul McCarthy.

Browse what's on offer.


Gift certificates and other arty ideas

Art Est. Art School has the most creative present you can give for any occasion. Why not buy a gift certificate for a friend or relative so they can discover their artistic potential? Certificates can be purchased for any amount, a particular art class or art workshop, or for the value of the art class or workshop of your choice. Other Art Est. gifts include art sets, aprons, and more.

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Artrageous corporate art events

An art workshop is an inspiring, fun and creative way to teambuild with your colleagues. With a range of art activities to choose from, our corporate packages provide team building, creative thinking and your very own masterpieces to keep.

Find out more about corporate art events.


Art parties for all ages and occasions

We've got some great art party ideas — for all events and occasions — to get everyone involved and creating their own masterpieces at our inspiring warehouse studio.

Birthday Art Parties cater for kids of all ages and interests. Adults might like to try a Life Drawing Party for a cheeky Girl's Night Out, or we can design a fun painting workshop for any celebration.

And if you found last year's work Christmas Party uninspiring, why not do something creative instead this year? We can host groups of up to 40 and everyone gets to be hands on and create their own artwork in a fun catered art party!

Contact us now to discuss how we can design a unique art event that everyone will enjoy.

Christmas and end of year festive events

Find out more about art parties for adults here

Find out more about kid's birthday art parties here




School Holiday workshops for kids

Art Parties for Children

Art Parties for Adults