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Easter School Holidays | weekdays 6-16 April 2021

Our holiday program for kids and teens are now open for enrolment. Scroll down or use the search menu to find your favourites of over 90 workshops

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. 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.

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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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Mixed Media | Magnificent Masks | 7-9 years

Mixed Media | Magnificent Masks | 7-9 years

Get in touch with your wild side! Using unique techniques kids will create a super cool patterned mask artwork. Learn about pattern, shape, line and more. First have fun designing your mask – will it be based on animal features, alien features, insects or something else entirely! More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
Mixed Media | Magnificent Masks | 7-9 years

<p>Get in touch with your wild side! Using unique techniques kids will create a super cool patterned mask artwork. Learn about pattern, shape, line and more. First have fun designing your mask – will

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

Printmaking | Terracotta Army | 8-12 years

Printmaking | Terracotta Army | 8-12 years

Take inspiration from the magnificent ‘Terracotta Army’, the amazing collection of terracotta sculptures unearthed in China. Using simple printmaking techniques, you’ll draw the warrior figures and transfer your design to special scratch printing foam. Learn how to ink up your ‘plate’ and how to use the printing press to print multiple images to create your own army! More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
Printmaking | Terracotta Army | 8-12 years

<p>Take inspiration from the magnificent ‘Terracotta Army’, the amazing collection of terracotta sculptures unearthed in China. Using simple printmaking techniques, you’ll draw the warrior figures and

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Price includes art materials | This class is aimed at children Years 4/5 through to Year 7
Painting | Pirates Maps and Secret Treasures | 5-7 years

Painting | Pirates Maps and Secret Treasures | 5-7 years

A-ha me hearties, let’s set sail on the high seas on a pirate’s adventure. Learn to create your own pirates treasure map! Will your map lead you to a buried treasure chest or to discover the fairies hiding in the secret caves? Use your imagination and have fun experimenting while creating your map through drawing, ink and wash, watercolour painting and collage techniques. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
Painting | Pirates Maps and Secret Treasures | 5-7 years

A-ha me hearties, let’s set sail on the high seas on a pirate’s adventure. Learn to create your own pirates treasure map! Will your map lead you to a buried treasure chest or to discover the fairies

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Paint Sweet Art | 7-9

Paint Sweet Art | 7-9

Who doesn’t love a yummy tea party? Cakes, donuts or a delicious dessert Yum! Kids will draw their design and the use acrylic paints to make a beautiful bright artwork on a canvas that will brighten any room. This class is aimed at children aged 7-9 years old. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
$60 Limited inc GST
Paint Sweet Art | 7-9

<p>Who doesn’t love a yummy tea party? Cakes, donuts or a delicious dessert Yum! Kids will draw their design and the use acrylic paints to make a beautiful bright artwork on a canvas that will

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

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]

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Printmaking | Illustrated Zines for Tweens | 10 and over

Printmaking | Illustrated Zines for Tweens | 10 and over

A great full day workshop for creative kids looking for something a little different. First kids will look at examples of Zines - small magazines which can be about pretty much anything — comics, stories, collages, whatever you want! Kids will design their creative Zine based on drawings and text, then learn how transfer their drawings to special plates, and make prints using the press. Kids will learn how to turn the finished prints into your very own ‘zine’ using folding... [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]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Art + Technology - Light Up Your Mind with Laura Jade Hindes for 10+ years

Art + Technology - Light Up Your Mind with Laura Jade Hindes for 10+ years

“Light Up Your Mind” is a 2 day workshop that focuses on neuroscience, technology, design. Did you know you have over 100 billion neurons that produce your thoughts, memories and actions? But what exactly is a “brainwave”? And is your head really full of electricity? How does your brain behave when you’re calm or when you are solving a maths problem? During this workshop, we’re strapping on an electroencephalographic headset and watching our thoughts come to life. Using Brainlight,... [More]

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Paint | Illuminated Letters | 8-12 years

Paint | Illuminated Letters | 8-12 years

An illumination is the decoration of text on a written page – usually the first letter which has been enlarged. In this workshop we will look at examples of illuminated manuscripts from medieval times and you will design and create your own illuminated letter – of the first initial of your name – using watercolour and gold detailing. Personal images and symbols such as animals, plants or even mythical creatures will be incorporated into your design to create a beautiful and... [More]

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