COVID-19 Measures

Important information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

UPDATE: 15 June 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 are now easing, so we also feel comfortable easing classes back into our studios from the beginning of June. Our spacious studios allow plenty of room to meet the 4 square meter 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 are also continuing some classes via zoom for students 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.

  • Increased sanitation + cleaning after each class
  • Hand sanitiser in each studio
  • Physical distancing in the studios + gallery
  • 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 refrain from coming to Art Est and continue the class online 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

Winter School Holiday workshops | 6-17 July

We are resuminge our holiday workshops for kids and teens in the studios with all the Covid-safe measures in place. We also have a separate stream of online classes conducted in the Zoom Art Room for students unable to attend our studio classes. Enrolments are now open

Term 3 Courses | 27 July – 19 September

Term 3 classes will also be back in the studios and Earlybird enrolments are one open until 29 June. 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

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