Art Est. Art School and Gallery

Art Est. | A Dynamic Visual Arts Hub in Sydney

Art Est. Art School and Gallery is a dynamic creative hub for the visual arts in Leichhardt, the heart Sydney’s inner west. Our spacious, light-filled warehouse is an inspiring art space incorporating four teaching studios and an Art Gallery for a changing program of exhibitions. Since opening in 2008, Art Est. has gained a reputation for providing quality tuition in a nurturing and relaxed environment.

The Art Est. philosophy is to enable students to discover their artistic potential in a professional studio environment with practicing artists.

Dates for 2017


TERM 2: 1 May-26 June 2017 (no classes public holiday 12 June)
TERM 3: 24 July-16 September 2017 (Early Bird Offer closes 10 July)
TERM 4: 16 October-9 December 2017


School Holiday Workshops run Monday-Friday and excluding public holidays

Winter 3-14 July 2017
Spring 25 September-6 October 2017 (ex Labour Day)

Open Hours

Gallery Opening Hours During Term Time
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 10.00am-9.00pm
Thursday, Friday: 10.00am-4.00pm
Saturdays: 9.30am-1.00pm
Sundays: by arrangement or when workshops are on.
Closed Public Holidays.
Please phone 9564 1519 to check

Office Hours:
Monday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Tuesday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am-5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am-4.00pm
Friday: 10.00am-4.00pm

Contact Details

Jennifer McNamara | Director
T: 9564 1519 | M: 0414 012 212
email Jennifer

Lisa Woolfe | Office Administrator and Gallery Curator
T: 9564 1519
email Lisa

About Our Classes

About our art classes for adults

Our comprehensive range of term courses, Summer and Winter Art Schools and weekend workshops cater for all levels of artist from beginner to advanced. Our timetable offers plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in art, learn new skills and be part of an art community. Art classes for adults are offered Monday to Friday during school hours, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday morning. Full day workshops are usually held on a Sunday.

About our art classes for children

School children five years and over can explore their creativity in weekly classes and school holiday workshops, or even an art party. Term art classes for children are offered after school and on Saturday mornings. Our classes are for children already at school; we do not offer classes for children still at preschool. All materials are provided for children’s classes.

Small classes for individual tuition

With small class sizes of 10-12 students, our boutique art classes ensure you receive the individual tuition you need.

Award winning expert tutors

All our tutors are practicing artists and experts in their genre and medium. Find out more about our tutors on the Artists page. You can also click on the tutor’s name in the course information to find out more about their qualifications, art practice and the courses or workshops they are currently teaching at Art Est.

Course fees, materials, Early Bird discount

Course fees are listed with each course description. Unless otherwise listed, adult course fees exclude materials. All children’s course fees are inclusive of materials.

Book and pay for your term course during the early bird period and receive an early bird discount of 5% off the term course fee. (Discount applies to 8 week term classes only.)

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment and Cancellation Policies

To read our full Terms and Conditions of Enrolment including our cancellation policies here

Choosing a class that’s right for you

Our classes are suitable for all levels from beginner through to more experienced students, and in each class description we indicate the level of artist the class is aimed at. If you are unsure, please call us to discuss.

Mid year and end of year student exhibitions

Students also have the opportunity to enter artworks in our Art Est. Studio Exhibitions held in June and November each year.

Easy access and free parking

Access is also easy, and with plenty of free onsite parking and unmetered street parking, you can relax and enjoy your art class without the distraction of clock watching! We’re also perfectly positioned along the GreenWay near Hawthorne Canal at Lords Road, so you can walk or cycle here too. The Light Rail runs right behind our studios, so you can now take the Light Rail to Marion, and we’re a 5 minute walk along the canal path. We’re also dog friendly if you’d like to drop by for a visit with your four legged friends!

Art parties and Corporate Art Events

And why not have an art party for your next celebration or team outing? We can design an event to suit kids, teens, families, adults, corporate team building, work or social group Christmas Parties, and even Painting or Life Drawing Parties for a Girls' Night Out! (Email us for more details.)

Stay in Touch

If you would like to be kept up to date with new courses, exhibitions and happenings at Art Est. please subscribe to our mailing list or follow us on social media.

Art Est. Art School and Gallery
4/67-69 Lords Road
Leichhardt NSW 2040
T: 9564 1519
M: 0414 012 212
E: art@artest.com.au

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To view our Terms and Conditions, please click here

Art Est. has free onsite parking and also plenty of unmetered street parking. Directly outside the front door are designated ‘Art Est’ spaces. Please only park in designated Art Est spaces or the general visitor parking opposite our entry way under the trees. Please respect other tenants by not parking in spots outside their premises.

Closest railway station: Lewisham 1.5 km
STA Buses via Parramatta Rd – Routes 461, 480, 483
STA Buses via Marion Street – Routes 436, 438, 439 to Foster St/Lambert Park
Light Rail runs every 15 minutes from Central. Alight at ‘Marion’, cross over at the pedestrian crossing and it is a 6 minute walk by the canal path along ‘The Greenway’, then turn left at the pedestrian tunnel with the fish mosaics to reach Lords Road. Art Est. entry is via the second gate, 50 metres up the hill on the left.

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