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Summer School Holidays | weekdays 11-22 January 2021

Our holiday program for kids and teens has now been launched. Book early so you don’t miss out on your favourites, and be sure to read details below on our Covid-safe measures, and also how to use your Creative Kids Voucher with us.

Each holidays we offer:

  • Fun and creative holiday activities for school kids age 5 years and over (NO preschoolers)
  • One and two-day workshops for teens to develop skills and explore new mediums (10-4pm)
  • 3 hour workshops available morning and afternoon (9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm) for kids 5 and over
  • Build your own program choosing one workshop, several across the holidays or stay for a full day
  • Lunchtime supervision for kids staying the whole day at no extra charge
  • Prices include all art materials and tuition
  • Activities include painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, pottery wheel, printmaking and more!
  • Our main studios are fully air conditioned, so it’s comfortable all year round!

All classes are held in our Leichhardt warehouse studio with extra measures in place for everyone’s safety and well-being including:

  • QR Code check in for everyone on arrival
  • Hand sanitiser on arrival and in the studios
  • increased cleaning and sanitation
  • smaller class sizes

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Using your Creative Kids Voucher for online school holiday activities

Use your 2021 Creative Kids voucher for any of our school holiday workshops and save $100!* 2021 Vouchers valid anytime in 2021. All you have to do is claim your Creative Kids Voucher from Service NSW, choose your workshops, call us on 95641519 or email us your Creative Kids voucher with your enrolment details and preferred classes, and leave the rest to us. Please note: our web checkout does not allow you to do an online enrolment using your voucher, so you will need to call us or email us first. We cannot retrospectively apply the Creative Kids Voucher if you have already enrolled and paid. (NO exceptions)

Before enrolling, please read how to use your Creative Kids voucher with Art Est here.

Changes to Pottery Wheel class age restrictions

Pottery wheel classes are now only offered for children 10 years and over. This decision has been made as younger children are not able to evenly moderate the pressure on the pedal which causes excessive wear and tear being placed on the motors. Consequently we have had to undertake many unscheduled repairs on the wheels. We know this will disappoint many children, however our handbuilding classes are also lots of fun.

Checking your Art Est account

Did you know you can login to your account via our website to check all your current bookings, history, payments etc? Choose MY ACCOUNT at the top of our home page, enter your details then select forgot password the first time you do this to set up your account. Children and parents/guardian will be linked in the one account. Try it and see!

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Cartoon Spaceship 1,2,3 Go | 7-9 years

Cartoon Spaceship 1,2,3 Go | 7-9 years

The focus of this workshop is learning to draw space age environments and vehicles for your cartoon characters to live/work in and use. Learn how to draw interesting scenery, space ships (including TIE Fighters and Xwings), souped up vehicles, deep sea subs and much more from the future. Are you a budding cartoonist? Kids will gain confidence and freedom with their cartoon creations, developing their skills and learn to really flex their imaginations. More FAQs Terms &... [More]
Pottery Wheel Master Class for Teens | 1 day

Pottery Wheel Master Class for Teens | 1 day

This full day workshop will have you mastering the basics of wheel thrown ceramics. Learn tips and techniques for centering the clay on the wheel and throwing cylinder forms on the pottery wheel. This class is a fun way to introduce anyone to wheel throwing without being too focused on making everything perfectly symmetrical while learning the basics. A great day in the ceramics studio. What to expect Over the day, students will: be introduced to the principles of making ceramics... [More]
Pottery Wheel School Holiday Class | 10 years +

Pottery Wheel School Holiday Class | 10 years +

Learn how to make pots using a pottery wheel. Practice centering the clay on the wheel so you can build it up to a pot or other vessel. This class is a fun way to learn the basics of wheel throwing. Don’t worry too much about making everything perfectly symmetrical – just enjoy the process while learning the basics. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SCHOOL HOLIDAY POTTERY CLASSES Students will not take home pots on the day. Students choose their 2 best pots to... [More]

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Printmaking | Two Day Workshop | 11+

Printmaking | Two Day Workshop | 11+

A great two day course for teens who love to design patterns and textiles. The bonus is that students will turn their drawings/designs into prints, creating ‘multiples’ of your artwork to keep, swap or give away. Students will look at a range of artists work for inspiration, come up with a design that’s great for printing, try out a range of printing methods adding colour, texture and pattern. By the end of the workshop you’ll have completed a limited edition of original prints to... [More]

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Drawing | Funky Fashion Illustration and Design | 8-12 years

Drawing | Funky Fashion Illustration and Design | 8-12 years

Have a great time learning about fashion drawing! Kids will learn to draw the proportions of the body and then how to come up with creative garment designs. Look at the amazing designs of modern experimental fashion designers such as Alexander Mcqueen, Philip Treacy and more. Be inspired by elements and colours of nature, futurism and more. Learn to really let your imagination flow in this fun and action packed workshop. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe... [More]
Paint Twisted Masterpieces | 8-12 years

Paint Twisted Masterpieces | 8-12 years

Ever wondered what the Mona Lisa would look like with daffy duck’s face or a cat’s face? Here’s your chance to make a twisted masterpiece. Kids will take a well known image like Vermeers ‘Girl with a Pearl Drop Earring’ or the “Mona Lisa” and make some interesting changes! Have fun while learning! This class is aimed at kids aged 8-12 More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]

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Painting | Pop Art Album Covers | 8-12 years

Painting | Pop Art Album Covers | 8-12 years

Flash back to 1960s and 70s psychedelic pop and create an amazing album cover art design. Kids will be inspired by Australian artist Martin Sharpe who created hypnotic paintings of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan (at right). Bend your mind and create an awesome unique artwork. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
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. Students will gain confidence and freedom with... [More]

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Cartoon Illustration A Galaxy Far Far Away  | 8-12 years

Cartoon Illustration A Galaxy Far Far Away | 8-12 years

Young artists will develop their illustration skills focusing on science fiction concepts. This workshop isf or for students who are into Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wall-E and more. Students will learn step by step how to draw Space Craft, Futuristic scenes, Alien worlds, Monsters, Astropilots, Planets Colliding and much more. Students will also learn about creating their own characters, monsters and worlds. Students will gain confidence and freedom with their drawing... [More]
Drawing | Amazing Animal Portraits | 8-12 years

Drawing | Amazing Animal Portraits | 8-12 years

Create some beautiful portraits of your favourite animals or birds using chalk pastels. Kids will learn the fundamentals of drawing animal or bird portraits, including a bit of anatomy and more. Kids will also learn to use the beautiful medium of chalk pastels on special pastel paper. Take home a bunch of fabulous artworks. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]