COVID-19 Measures

Important information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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

UPDATE: 23 November 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, and our spacious studios allow plenty of room to meet the 4 square metre rule for the number of students we have in our classes.

QR Check in now mandatory

Please note that is now compulsory for all of our students, parents, casual visitors, tutors and staff to check in to Art Est. using the QR Code. The QR code we use at Art Est is the NSW Government one. You will need to have the Service NSW app on your smart phone.

If you don't already have it, you can download it here

There is a QR Code at the entrance to both Ceramics and the Main Gallery.

Please follow these steps each time you come:

1. Make sure you’ve download the app the first time (as above)
2. Scan the QR code on arrival at Art Est.
3. Show the verification on your phone to your tutor / your child’s tutor
4. The tutor will then mark you/your child as verified on their attendance roll.
5. Check out when you leave

If you cannot access the QR Code on your phone, please see a staff member on arrival.

Please note how important this is for everyone to comply. Businesses that don’t follow the COVID-19 safety rules risk serious penalties and possible closure under the Public Health Order. I know you don’t want this to happen to Art Est. either.

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
  • Less classes held concurrently (so less people at Art Est)
  • Smaller class or party sizes
  • 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