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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.

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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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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Drawing | Dragons and Griffins Illustration | 8-12 years

Drawing | Dragons and Griffins Illustration | 8-12 years

In this workshop young artists will create their own fantasy themed art work to hang on the wall at home. Kids will learn to draw dragons and griffins, beginning by doing three drawings (step by step). Students will select their favourite one to then draw up with detail. The next part of the lesson will be about colouring and shading, the young artists will be guided through the process by their expert artist. Finally the students will get to make some finishing touches to their... [More]

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Ceramics | Bunnies and Bilbies | 8-12 years

Ceramics | Bunnies and Bilbies | 8-12 years

Hop along to this fun Easter Bunnies or Bilby clay workshop. Have fun learning basic clay hand building techniques to create your bunny or bilby body, then learn how to give your animal its characteristics to make it very unique! More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore CoursesCovid Safe Measuresusing your Creative Kids Voucher? [More]

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Draw, Design, Print | Advanced Workshop | 12+

Draw, Design, Print | Advanced Workshop | 12+

A great two day masterclass for 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... [More]

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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]

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Print | Pop Art Prints | 8-12 years

Print | Pop Art Prints | 8-12 years

A great class for kids who love drawing and design. Look at the work of ‘pop artists’ for inspiration like Andy Warhol, learn to create a bold design and transfer drawings onto special print boards. Use the etching press to print your image multiple times in different colour combinations, or repeat your colours to form a pattern. Take home your unique pop art style printed artworks. This class is aimed at children Years 4/5 through to Year 7 More FAQs Terms & ConditionsMore... [More]
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]
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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Ceramic My pet Sculpture | 8-12 years

Ceramic My pet Sculpture | 8-12 years

A class for kids who love animals and sculpture. Take inspiration from the fabulous clay animal sculptures by UK ceramicist Nick Mackman. Learn clay hand building techniques to shape your animal figure. Choose your favourite animal from playful dogs or cats, to tigers, rabbits, tumbling bears and more. Learn how to give your animal unique features and textures. The artworks made in this class will be fired in our kiln.This means kids will not take their artwork home on the day. You... [More]

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Ceramic Bathing Beauties | 8-12 years

Ceramic Bathing Beauties | 8-12 years

We love the little ‘Wallies’ by Oregon ceramic artist Sara Swinks, and kids will be inspired by their work in this fun workshop. Learn to design and shape your bodies – animal or human or half and half – then add some colourful expression. You’re limited only by your imagination. The artworks made in this class will be fired in our kiln.This means kids will not take their artwork home on the day. You will need to return later to collect the artwork (approx 3-4 weeks after the... [More]
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