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Term courses for Teens

Our Teen courses are designed for high school students to stretch their visual art practice, develop skills, and explore techniques in a professional studio environment. While many of our young students come for fun, some students use the class to build a portfolio of work or for guidance when entering their first exhibition!

Enrolments are now open for Term 1 courses 2024. Running from 1 February – 27 March with 8-week courses on offer.


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Our Teen courses are designed for high school students to stretch their visual art practice, develop skills, and explore techniques in a professional studio environment. While many of our young students come for fun, some students use the class to build a portfolio of work or for guidance when entering their first exhibition!

We are currently in Term 4. Late enrolments are welcome, where you can join a class that has already started at a reduced cost (the discount is applied automatically at check out).

Our next Term program is Term 1. Key dates for next term are below:

  • Priority Enrolment: 11 Dec (current students have early access to re-enrol)
  • Early Bird Enrolment: opens 12 Dec (classes are open to everyone)
  • Program dates: 1 feb – 27 March 2024

Terms

Term 1 2024: 1 February – 27 March
Term 2 2024: 6 May – 1 July (*no classes Kings Birthday holiday Monday 10 June, make up class is Monday 1 July)
Term 3 2024: 29 July – 22 September
Term 4 2024: 21 October – 15 December

Note that we offer a Priority Enrolment Period for current students to reenrol in their term class one week before we open Earlybird Enrolments to new students.

Public holidays

Easter weekend: 29 March-1 April
Anzac Day: 25 April
Kings Birthday: Monday 10 June
October Long Weekend: Monday 7 October
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Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Ash Frost  |  Teens age 12-16

Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Ash Frost | Teens age 12-16

This art class is for students in Year 7 to Year 10 at High School (aged 12-16 years) with a strong interest in visual arts. A great class for kids wishing to pursue secondary level visual art and who really want to learn much more about art-making, art history, refine and extend their skills in painting and drawing. Students will be encouraged to develop creative thinking and their own visual style. What to expect Through structured exercises, students will: learn foundation... [More]
$390 Limited inc GST
Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Ash Frost | Teens age 12-16

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price includes art materials.

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Creative Drawing, Painting and Illustration with Serena Geddes | 10+

Creative Drawing, Painting and Illustration with Serena Geddes | 10+

This is a new drawing and painting course with children's book illustrator Serena Geddes which will introduce students to a range of subjects, illustration styles and media. This term the class will explore drawing your pet with posca pens, playing with soft pastels on brown paper, drawing fantasy creatures in oil pastel, illustrating an animation cell, learning colour theory and lettering an artwork. Each week is different and open to your creative exploration.This is a fun and... [More]
$340 Limited inc GST
Creative Drawing, Painting and Illustration with Serena Geddes | 10+

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<p>This is a new drawing and painting course with children's book illustrator Serena Geddes which will introduce students to a range

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price includes art materials
Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

This course teaches you the classical approach to painting whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to develop your painting skills. You can also work on your own projects under the mentorship of Jackson. You are encouraged to go at your own pace and to enjoy learning in a relaxed studio environment. Jackson has a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, and his teaching is informed by his... [More]
$625 Limited inc GST
Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

<p>This course teaches you the classical approach to painting whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More>. Fee excludes materials.

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Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara | Teens 13 years and over

Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara | Teens 13 years and over

This hand-building and sculpture class is ideal for teens looking for a tranquil, creative space to learn fundamental techniques to make and decorate clay surfaces, with a focus on surface decoration. New students will learn basic hand-building techniques like coiling, pinch pots, and slab work building up to more complex sculptural techniques as their skills and abilities develop. Experienced students will continue to develop and refine their skills with assisted instructions that... [More]
$400 Limited inc GST
Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara | Teens 13 years and over

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price *includes* materials and firing.

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Painting Workshop | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

Painting Workshop | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

We welcome back Larissa Blake to the studios of Art Est. for a dynamic and energetic one day acrylic painting workshop. Bring along your own images of interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, flowers or even fresh flowers or still life objects to work from. Larissa will demonstrate ways and guide you to capture the essence of your subject and help you to ‘loosen up’ and develop a more expressive and contemporary style. Work small or large, on paper or canvas, and at your own pace... [More]
$290 Limited inc GST
Painting Workshop | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

<p>{image name:“larissa-blake-expressive-workshop-hero”}</p><p>We welcome back Larissa Blake to the studios of Art Est. for a dynamic and energetic one day acrylic painting workshop. Bring along your

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SPECIAL! Enrol in 3 or more workshops for adults in one transaction and receive 10% discount on your fees. Discount applied at the checkout. No further discounts apply.

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Family Workshop | Whistling Creatures | Ceramics with Janet Selby

Family Workshop | Whistling Creatures | Ceramics with Janet Selby

Looking for an activity the whole family will love? Why not turn your family's pet into a beautiful sculpture that whistles? In this family workshop, Janet will take you through the steps to create a small hand-held size animal sculpture that makes a whistle sound when you blow through the built-in mouthpiece. You can choose to make the family dog, cat or bird  so bring a photo for inspiration. Students will learn to create a beautiful small animal or bird sculpture that sings! ... [More]
Sculpture | Peculiar Paper Plant Sculptures | 10 and Over

Sculpture | Peculiar Paper Plant Sculptures | 10 and Over

A great workshop for kids looking for something very imaginative! In this workshop, kids will learn about the work of artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao (images at right) who are well known for their bright and bold fun paper plants. Kids will look to the natural world and some of the stranger plant varieties for inspiration. Then create their own curious plan specimens using sculpture techniques. More Information More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore Courses [More]
Developing your Drawing | Charcoal Masterclass | 10 years and over

Developing your Drawing | Charcoal Masterclass | 10 years and over

Join our exciting one-day workshop designed for kids aged 10 and up to explore and enhance their drawing skills with charcoal. In this class, young artists will discover dynamic techniques by studying the works of expressive charcoal artists. Participants will learn about shading, texture, and contrast, as well as how to create depth and dimension. They will also draw from still life, learning about tone, composition, and other essential techniques. This workshop is perfect for... [More]
Drawing Workshop for Absolute Beginners with Sally Mowbray

Drawing Workshop for Absolute Beginners with Sally Mowbray

A perfect start to drawing for beginners. This is a dynamic step-by-step drawing workshop for people who want to learn representational drawing strategies in a relaxed yet productive setting.  Starting with a series of fun warm-up exercises, you will progress through the day to more sustained works. This half-day workshop is paced to repeat the trickier aspects in different ways so students can have an opportunity to try things out until they make sense. With an emphasis on the... [More]

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Landscape Painting in Oils | En plein air | Marie Mansfield

Landscape Painting in Oils | En plein air | Marie Mansfield

This two day master class style workshop with Marie Mansfield is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their landscape painting skills. The focus of this two day workshop is painting tonally as it relates to painting landscapes en plein air (ie out in the field). Enjoy two days of working both in the studio and in the field at a nearby outdoor location. You will gain a solid understanding and observing tone and observing light - vital ingredients... [More]

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