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Spring School Holiday Program | 26 September to 7 October

Enrolments are now open for our Spring School Holiday Program. There will be over 65 workshops on offer across two jam-packed weeks, where kids and teens can paint, draw, mix, print or sculpt!

Our school holiday art program:

  • Includes a wide range of art forms including painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, printmaking and more!
  • Include all art materials and tuition in the workshop fee
  • Offers 3-hour workshops with morning or afternoon slots for kids aged 5 and over (9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm)
  • Offers one and two-day workshops for teens to develop skills and explore new mediums or techniques (10am-4pm)
  • Includes lunchtime supervision for kids staying the whole day at no extra charge

Use vouchers and save

Art Est accepts the NSW Creative Kids Voucher and the NSW Parents Voucher which are both eligible for use on our school holiday activities. You must use your preferred voucher at the time of booking (they cannot be used together). For more details, see our special offers.

Special Offers

Venues

Our school holiday program is held across two Art Est venues which are just across the road from each other. They are the Art Est Annex Studios, located at 42 John Street (above the Hardware Store), and our main studios at 10 Hill Street. Click here for map and directions.

If a child is booked for workshops at different venues, they will be safely escorted by our staff to the other venue for their afternoon session. Please collect your child from the afternoon venue location.

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Age 9Age 10Age 11Age 12+

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Mon 26 SeptemberTue 27 SeptemberWed 28 SeptemberThu 29 SeptemberFri 30 September
Mon 3 October – Public Holiday Tue 4 octoberWed 5 OctoberThu 6 October Fri 7 October


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Cartooning | Gaming Characters | 8-12 years

Cartooning | Gaming Characters | 8-12 years

This workshop is for young artists to increase their illustration skills focusing on Game Design concepts. For students who are into games such as Super Mario, Zelda, Rayman, Machinarium, Terraria, Minecraft & Portal. The lesson will include learning step by step how to draw popular kids game characters, game world maps, bosses, platform game levels and much more. As well as creating your own game characters, obstacles, and worlds.  What will students take home? Their very own... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Cartooning | Gaming Characters | 8-12 years

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<p>This workshop is for young artists to increase their illustration skills focusing on Game Design concepts. For students who are into

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Developing Your Drawing | Portrait Drawing | 8-12

Developing Your Drawing | Portrait Drawing | 8-12

Learn and practice the fundamentals of drawing portraits. Students will learn tips and tricks, a bit about anatomy and improve their portrait drawing skills. Work from photographs, you can bring a photo of yourself or someone you would like to draw. What will students take home? A portrait drawing of your chosen subject. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask parents and guardians to please take note of the... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Developing Your Drawing | Portrait Drawing | 8-12

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<p>Learn and practice the fundamentals of drawing portraits. Students will learn tips and tricks, a bit about anatomy and improve their

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Ceramics | Funny Fish Plates | 5-7 years

Ceramics | Funny Fish Plates | 5-7 years

Have fun making a funny looking fish face in this fast paced workshop. Kids will learn to draw and design their stylised fish, then learn to use clay hand building techniques to build their fish body. Learn how to give your fish a funny pout and kooky eyes, and other creative embellishments. Lots of imaginative fun for all. What will students take home? A twice fired clay sculpture for you to proudly display. The artworks made in this class will be fired in our kiln. This means the... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Funny Fish Plates | 5-7 years

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<p>Have fun making a funny looking fish face in this fast paced workshop. Kids will learn to draw and design their stylised fish, then

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Printmaking | Printed Portraits | 5-7 years

Printmaking | Printed Portraits | 5-7 years

  Create a self portrait and turn yourself into a print! Students will learn how to layout a portrait and transfer their drawings onto a printing plate, then mix it up with some fun printmaking techniques. What will students take home? A series of prints on high quality paper. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask parents and guardians to please take note of the following: Students should bring a drink and a... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Printmaking | Printed Portraits | 5-7 years

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<p>Create a self portrait and turn yourself into a print! Students will learn how to layout a portrait and transfer their

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Draw + Paint Aussie Animals | 7-9 years

Draw + Paint Aussie Animals | 7-9 years

There's so many wonder Aussie animals to draw! Come along and learn to draw, Kangaroos, Koalas, Emus, an Echina and many more. Then paint picture of your favourite animal and include a lovely Aussie natural environment as well!. What will students take home? A completed canvas painting and a drawing of your favourite aussie animals. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask parents and guardians to please take note... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Draw + Paint Aussie Animals | 7-9 years

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<p>There's so many wonder Aussie animals to draw! Come along and learn to draw, Kangaroos, Koalas, Emus, an Echina and many more. Then

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Printmaking | Hand Prints | 8-12 years

Printmaking | Hand Prints | 8-12 years

Students will use a process of building up the surface of their printing plates with different shapes and textures (collographing) to create a hand print. What will students take home? A series of prints on high quality paper. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask parents and guardians to please take note of the following: Students should bring a drink and a healthy nut-free morning or afternoon tea snack.... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Printmaking | Hand Prints | 8-12 years

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<p>Students will use a process of building up the surface of their printing plates with different shapes and textures (collographing) to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Ceramics | Bird Houses | 8-12 years

Ceramics | Bird Houses | 8-12 years

Everyone needs a house, even Hobbits and Fairies. A class to make a super cute gingebread, hobbit or fairy house, add your own sense of style and fun. Students will learn basic clay hand building techniques to build and decorate their house. What will students take home? After we fire their artwork in our kiln students will take home a fired ceramic piece to display around the house. Note: the firing of artworks may take a few weeks to complete, we will let you know when they are... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Bird Houses | 8-12 years

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<p>Everyone needs a house, even Hobbits and Fairies. A class to make a super cute gingebread, hobbit or fairy house, add your own sense of

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Cartooning | Design your own Monster | 5-7 years

Cartooning | Design your own Monster | 5-7 years

A class for young artists who just love drawing wacky monsters and crazy villains. The class is designed to increase students drawing and abstract thinking skills. There are lots of drawing games and different exercises involved; such as exquisite corpse and mix and match monster. The class is aimed at young artists of all skill levels and abilities with a focus on fun and freedom of ideas. What will students take home? Their very own cartooning sketchbook filled with drawings and... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Cartooning | Design your own Monster | 5-7 years

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<p>A class for young artists who just love drawing wacky monsters and crazy villains. The class is designed to increase students drawing

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Drawing | Create a Creature | 5-7 years

Drawing | Create a Creature | 5-7 years

Take inspiration from real creatures, big and small, and re-imagine them as having turned out a little differently! Maybe a creature with the head of a fish, the legs of a crab, the body of a rabbit and the tail of a pigeon! So let's get drawing and bring your hybrid creature to life and hear all about its habitat and habits. What will students take home? A few drawings on high quality paper to take home and proudly display. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Create a Creature | 5-7 years

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<p>Take inspiration from real creatures, big and small, and re-imagine them as having turned out a little differently! Maybe a creature with

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$65 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Create a Creature | 5-7 years

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<p>Take inspiration from real creatures, big and small, and re-imagine them as having turned out a little differently! Maybe a creature with

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Paint Beaut Botanicals | 7-9 years

Paint Beaut Botanicals | 7-9 years

Have a little green thumb at home who loves cacti and succulents? This class will encourage your tiny botanist to bring a cactus garden to life, brimming with bright green life! What will students take home? Take home a finished artwork on high quality watercolour paper to proudly display at home. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask parents and guardians to please take note of the following: Students should... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Paint Beaut Botanicals | 7-9 years

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<p>Have a little green thumb at home who loves cacti and succulents? This class will encourage your tiny botanist to bring a cactus garden

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$65 Limited inc GST
Paint Beaut Botanicals | 7-9 years

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<p>Have a little green thumb at home who loves cacti and succulents? This class will encourage your tiny botanist to bring a cactus garden

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

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