COVID-19 Measures

Important information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan and are committed to keeping you safe.

UPDATE: 2 August 2020

As news about the Coronavirus continues to develop, the health, safety and well-being of everyone at Art Est Art School is a priority. We are actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following the Australian Government updates to help mitigate the risk of this virus being spread to our community.

Restrictions have continued to ease, so we have felt comfortable easing classes back into our studios from the beginning of June. Our spacious studios allow plenty of room to meet the 4 square metre rule for the number of students we have in our classes. Ongoing, we look forward to seeing students back at Art Est for the rest of the year in our studios.

We also have some classes only via zoom for adults preferring online learning at this time.

Being Covid-safe

We have put the following additional measures in place to ensure our students and tutors are in a safe environment.

  • Recommend adults wear face masks in class, especially when social distancing is difficult such as during tutor demonstrations.
  • Increased sanitation + cleaning after each class
  • Hand sanitiser in each studio
  • Physical distancing in the studios + gallery using the one person per 4sqm ratio
  • kiss and drop for children – no need for parents to sign in, we will do this for you
  • Less classes held concurrently (so less people at Art Est)
  • Smaller class or party sizes
  • Sorry, but no more morning teas huddling around the gallery table for the time being
  • Please BYO coffee cups
  • Please BYO aprons
  • Contactless payments when enrolling

In coming back to the studio, everyone must continue to practise physical distancing and good hand hygiene. For everyone’s health and well-being, please do not attend if you

  • feel unwell and have even the mildest symptoms such as tiredness, runny nose or a sore throat. (You should also have a conversation with the people you are spending time with to ensure they do not have symptoms.)
  • returned from overseas in the last 14 days
  • been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19: (coronavirus) in the last 14 days
  • have visited any of the declared hotspots

Term 3 Courses | 27 July – 19 September

Term 3 classes are back in the studios with tthe above measures in place. Due to the popularity of our online classes, specific term courses for adults will also be held as separate online classes too.

Weekend Workshops

All weekend workshops are now on being held back in the studios too with plenty of classes to choose from this winter. Explore the program

Cancellation Policy

Please read our Conditions of enrolment for our cancellation policy.

We can’t predict how this pandemic will continue to play out, and everyone here at Art Est. is grateful for your support and understanding.

Stay safe. Be kind to everyone. Wash your hands. Do a drawing every day. Appreciate the little things in life, and each other. Hug your pets.

As Picasso said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of every day life” – if only it could wash away this dreadful coronavirus.

Jennifer McNamara
Art Est. Art School