About Us

Art Est. Art School

Art Est. Art School is a dynamic creative hub for the visual arts in Leichhardt, the heart of Sydney’s inner west. Our spacious, light-filled warehouse is an inspiring art space featuring four teaching studios and gallery space and a brand new dedicated ceramics studio. Since opening ten years ago, we have gained a reputation for providing quality tuition in a nurturing and relaxed environment.

Founder and Director Jennifer McNamara established Art Est in 2008 with a vision to create an art space where students of all ages and abilities can discover their artistic potential in a professional studio environment with practicing artists.

After school and Saturday morning and art classes for Kids (5-12 years)

School children, five years and over, can explore their creativity in our term classes. Term art classes for kids are run after school Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturday mornings. All children’s classes include materials and tuition in the term fees. More.

Extra curricular after school and Saturday morning art classes for High School students

High School students in years 7-9 can choose from term classes designed specifically for this age range. Term art classes are available Mondays and Saturdays. Materials are included in the term fees. More.

Students in years 10-12 are encouraged to attend adult classes.

School Holiday Art Classes and School Holiday Camps for children and and High School Students

Each school holiday Art Est offers a huge range of art workshops to keep children occupied. Our workshops are generally 3 hours long and run morning and afternoon. Workshop prices start from just $60 per workshop per child and this includes all art materials and tuition. School holiday workshop activities are offered in drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, cartooning printmaking, and pottery wheel. Workshops are themed with children enjoying a fun and informative atmosphere of learning and creativity. More.

Full day art workshops are often available for High School students who love art and want to stretch their creative skills. More.

Please note that classes are not available for children who attend preschool

Daytime, Evening and Weekend Art classes for Adults

Our diverse range of term courses, weekend workshops and the annual Summer Art School cater for all levels of artist – from beginner to advanced. Our timetable offers plenty of options for you to immerse yourself in art, learn new skills and become part of our art community. Art classes are available Monday to Friday (during school hours), Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday morning. Full day workshops are typically held on a Sunday. The Summer Art School is the first week in January. More.

Art classes for Families to enjoy together

Something fun and creative during term time and also during the school holidays that kids and parents can do together. Our Family Art Classes are for adults and children in their care to attend together. Parents, aunties, uncles grandparents or other carer are welcome to attend with children. More

Art Parties and Corporate Art Events

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, social group or Christmas parties. More.

Art Est. Gallery

Throughout the year we exhibit work by emerging artists, our Art Est. tutors as well as provide the opportunity for students to exhibit their artworks. The Gallery also features the annual WOOF Exhibition and Competition and the GreenWay Art Prize. More.

Our professional art tutors

All our tutors are practicing artists and experts in their genre and medium. You can 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. More.