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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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Paint | Fantastic Foxes | 8-12 years

Paint | Fantastic Foxes | 8-12 years

Kids who love illustrations and flexing their imaginations will have a great time creating Fantastic Fox illustrations. Taking their cue from illustrators Marisa Rendono and more, kids will learn how to draw foxes (or another animal) in a stylised illustrative way. Kids will then add designs and colour (with ink or watercolour) and bring their artwork to life. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
Draw, Design, Print | Advanced Workshop | 12+

Draw, Design, Print | Advanced Workshop | 12+

A great full day for over teens who love drawing, graphic design, or illustration. 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... [More]

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Painting | Magnificent Birds of Prey Inspired by Klimt | 8-12 years

Painting | Magnificent Birds of Prey Inspired by Klimt | 8-12 years

In this class kids will look at a variety of birds of prey, eagles, falcons, kestrals, or owls. Learn to draw these maginificent animals, then create a beautiful painting on canvas in the style of Gustav Klimt. Use some gold or silver paint to add a splash of pizazz. Take home a masterpiece ready to hang. This class is aimed at students in years 4-6 at School More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
Developing Your Painting | Exploring Colour | 8-12 years

Developing Your Painting | Exploring Colour | 8-12 years

A full day workshop to help young artists develop their understanding of colour. Have fun while learning in the colour lab! Students will learn to mix a range of tricky colours as well as extending their skills to learn about managing their palette. Do some colour studies, and then spend time using what you have learned to paint a work of art on a canvas. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
Pottery Wheel School Holiday Fun | 12 +

Pottery Wheel School Holiday Fun | 12 +

Learn to make pots on the pottery wheel! Practice fundamentals of wheel throwing like centering the clay on the wheel so you can build it up to a pot or other vessel. Don’t worry too much about making everything perfect – just enjoy the process while learning the basics. This class is aimed at students 12 + years old 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]
Cartoon Illustration Around the world in 8 Sketches! | 8-12 years

Cartoon Illustration Around the world in 8 Sketches! | 8-12 years

Remember Tin Tin? Asterix? These comic series often featured their characters going on intrepid adventures around the world. This workshop is inspired by those kinds of comics and story lines. Young artists will design their own personal character and then draw their characters in a variety of exotic locations. Paris, Cairo, Hampi, New York anywhere the story requires. This is a class for artists who dream big and draw bigger. This class focuses on drawing cartoon characters in... [More]

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Ceramic Wobbly Whales | 8-12 years

Ceramic Wobbly Whales | 8-12 years

Ahoy there whale lovers! Here’s a fun workshop where you can create your own wonderful whale in clay. Learn basic clay handbuilding techniques and how to construct your fabulous creature. To ensure that these creations are functional and last longer, the fee includes glazing and two firings in our kiln. Taking into account drying time and firing, the work will be ready for collection approximately 4 weeks after the workshop The artworks made in this class will be fired in our... [More]

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Dangerous Sharks, Rays and Sea Monsters ! | 8-12 years

Dangerous Sharks, Rays and Sea Monsters ! | 8-12 years

Sharks, Rays, Sea Monsters, Kraken and all dangerous under the see is the inspiration for this workshop. Tell tales of monsterous ocean deeds, while you create a bold image and colourful sea creature sing watercolours, inks, and more. This class is aimed at children 8-12 years old More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]
Cartoon | Dinosaurs and Megafauna | 8-12 years

Cartoon | Dinosaurs and Megafauna | 8-12 years

This workshop is for artists who love Jurassic Park, Ice Age and Archaeology. The lesson will include learning step by step how to draw T-rex, Brontosaurus, Triceratops, Woolly Mammoth and much more. As well as creating your own dino scenes and dino riders. Students will gain confidence and freedom with their drawing creations, how these drawings can fit into their own creative writing and learn a little bit about archaeology. The intended outcome of this lesson is for the young... [More]

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Paint Beautiful Aussie Flora | 8-12 years

Paint Beautiful Aussie Flora | 8-12 years

Use beautiful watercolours, inks and pastels and learn to draw beautiful Australian Native Flora. Your teacher will bring some real life examples, and students will look at the shapes and colours that make these specimens unique. Make some beautiful artworks to take home and treasure. More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]

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