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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 | Manga Madness | 8-12 years

Cartooning | Manga Madness | 8-12 years

This is a workshop for students crazy about Manga. Students will have professional step by step instruction as well as ample challenges where they can unleash their creativity. Manga has a wide range of conventions and rules this workshop offers students insight into how to use these to their advantage. What will students take home? Their very own cartooning sketchbook filled with drawings and plenty more pages to continue at home. School Holiday Information To ensure our students... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Cartooning | Manga Madness | 8-12 years

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<p>This is a workshop for students crazy about Manga. Students will have professional step by step instruction as well as ample

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

Paint | Birds on a Branch | 5-7 years

Paint | Birds on a Branch | 5-7 years

Paint a lovely bird on a branch on canvas! Kids will learn about composition, colour as well as how to draw basic bird shapes and characteristics that make out feathered friends unique.  What will students take home? A finished acrylic painting on canvas to take home and proudly display. 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... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Paint | Birds on a Branch | 5-7 years

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<p>Paint a lovely bird on a branch on canvas! Kids will learn about composition, colour as well as how to draw basic bird shapes and

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

Ceramics Terrific Toadstools | 7-9 years

Ceramics Terrific Toadstools | 7-9 years

Head down to the magic garden and let's see what we can find! A toadstool house or two, what could be under them, or who could live inside? Students will learn how to design and sculpt their own toadstool house using various techniques then paint with underglazes. 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 kids will not take their artwork home on the day. You will... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Ceramics Terrific Toadstools | 7-9 years

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<p>Head down to the magic garden and let's see what we can find! A toadstool house or two, what could be under them, or who could live

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Mixed Media | Koi Fish Wind Socks | 7-9 Years

Mixed Media | Koi Fish Wind Socks | 7-9 Years

Koinobori, carp windsocks, streamers or banners, decorate the landscape of Japan. In Japanese culture, the carp symbolizes courage and strength because of its ability to swim up a waterfall. Join us and create your own! What will students take home? For example: A finished painting on canvas (remember to include art form (painting, drawing etc.) and what material it will be on (i.e. canvas, paper etc.) School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Mixed Media | Koi Fish Wind Socks | 7-9 Years

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<p>Koinobori, carp windsocks, streamers or banners, decorate the landscape of Japan. In Japanese culture, the carp symbolizes courage

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Masterclass | Frida Kahlo Self Portraits | Teens

Masterclass | Frida Kahlo Self Portraits | Teens

  Be inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo to create self portrait in this full day teen masterclass. Much like Freda and her animals, customise your portrait with your favourite pet or landscape in the back ground. Can be realistic or fantastical.. What will students take home? A completed artwork on canvas 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... [More]
$130 Limited inc GST
Masterclass | Frida Kahlo Self Portraits | Teens

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<p>Be inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo to create self portrait in this full day teen masterclass. Much like Freda and her animals, customise

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

Printmaking | Amazing Animals Prints | 8-12 years

Printmaking | Amazing Animals Prints | 8-12 years

Take inspiration from the dazzling works of Johanna Burai (pictured). Students will use their drawing and design skills and combine drawing and printing techniques to come up with their own repeating image and take home a dazzling artwork of their own. What will students take home? A set of prints on paper to hang on the fridge or give away as presents. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask parents and guardians... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Printmaking | Amazing Animals Prints | 8-12 years

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<p>Take inspiration from the dazzling works of Johanna Burai (pictured). Students will use their drawing and design skills and combine

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

Cartooning | Cartoon Character Favourites | 5-7 years

Cartooning | Cartoon Character Favourites | 5-7 years

Have fun learning to draw some of your favourite cartoon characters. Kids will gain confidence learning to draw cartoon characters step by step. Have fun and build cartoon drawing skills at the same time as you fill your sketchbook with drawings. What will students take home? Their very own cartooning sketchbook filled with drawings and plenty more pages to continue at home. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Cartooning | Cartoon Character Favourites | 5-7 years

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<p>Have fun learning to draw some of your favourite cartoon characters. Kids will gain confidence learning to draw cartoon characters

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Clay | Aussie Animals | 5-7  years

Clay | Aussie Animals | 5-7 years

Make your favourite Aussie animal in clay in this fun workshop. Koala, platypus, or what about a kangaroo or wombat! First you'll do a drawing of your animal, then students will learn techniques in hand building and working with clay and paint their animal before taking it home. 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 kids will not take their artwork home on the... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Clay | Aussie Animals | 5-7 years

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<p>Make your favourite Aussie animal in clay in this fun workshop. Koala, platypus, or what about a kangaroo or wombat! First you'll do a

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Painting | Self Portrait Face Planters | 7-9 years

Painting | Self Portrait Face Planters | 7-9 years

Here we create blushing face planters by using an abstract drawing of our faces. They are whimsical sweet and fun. Then you could paint in a spiky plant for a funky hairdo or just gorgeous flowers. What will students take home? A beautifully finished watercolour artwork on quality watercolour 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... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Painting | Self Portrait Face Planters | 7-9 years

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<p>Here we create blushing face planters by using an abstract drawing of our faces. They are whimsical sweet and fun. Then you could paint

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Painting | French Shop Fronts | 8-12 years

Painting | French Shop Fronts | 8-12 years

Step into the world of pretty Pâtisserie shops with their elegant shopfronts and delicate sugary sweets, truly the jewel of Paris. let’s create adorable sweet shops on paper dedicated to the famous french Pâtisserie treats . What will students take home? Each student will create a charming watercolour illustration by the end of this session on high quality watercolour paper. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the school holidays, we ask... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Painting | French Shop Fronts | 8-12 years

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<p>Step into the world of pretty Pâtisserie shops with their elegant shopfronts and delicate sugary sweets, truly the jewel of Paris. let’s

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

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