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Winter School Holiday Program | 4-15 July

Enrolments are now open for our Winter School Holiday Program. From 4-15 July, there will be over 70 workshops on offer and our NEW Hill Street studios and ceramics studios will offically be open!

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 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

New venues

Our school holiday program will be held at two venues which are just across the road from each other. They are the Art Est Annex Studios which are located at 42 John Street (above the Hardware Store) and our new main studios at 10 Hill Street. Click here for map and directions.

Children attending two workshops on the same day at different venues will be safely escorted by our staff to the other venue for their afternoon session. Please collect your child from the afternoon venue location.

Please be sure to check the location of your child’s workshop on the confirmation email.

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Age 9Age 10Age 11Age 12+

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Drawing | Create a Creature | 7-9 years

Drawing | Create a Creature | 7-9 years

Take inspiration from real creatures, big and small, and re-imagine them as having turned out a little differently! Maybe a creature with the head of a fish, the legs of a crab, the body of a rabbit and the tail of a pigeon! So let's get drawing and bring your hybrid creature to life and hear all about its habitat and habits. What will students take home? A few drawings on high quality paper to take home and proudly display. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Create a Creature | 7-9 years

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<p>Take inspiration from real creatures, big and small, and re-imagine them as having turned out a little differently! Maybe a creature with

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

Ceramic Pencil Holder | Giraffes | 8-12 years

Ceramic Pencil Holder | Giraffes | 8-12 years

Students will paint with underglaze using paintbrushes onto a bisqueware pencil holder while learning the fundamentals of planning, design & drawing to assist them in creating a fun and functional piece of pottery that features giraffes. What will students take home? Students will paint with underglaze using paintbrushes onto a bisqueware pencil holder while learning the fundamentals of planning, design & drawing to assist them in creating a fun and functional piece of pottery that... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Ceramic Pencil Holder | Giraffes | 8-12 years

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<p>Students will paint with underglaze using paintbrushes onto a bisqueware pencil holder while learning the fundamentals of planning,

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Painting | Snowflakes and Snowmen Cards in Watercolours | 5-7 years

Painting | Snowflakes and Snowmen Cards in Watercolours | 5-7 years

Learn some fun ways to work with watercolours to create some beautiful images of snowflakes or snowmen on Christmas cards. Play with colour blending, card bending and stencilling and create a series of cards or gift tags. We'll use watercolours and wax resist techniques to make your winter-themed artworks. What will students take home? A completed card on quality watercolour paper to take home or give away to a loved one. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Painting | Snowflakes and Snowmen Cards in Watercolours | 5-7 years

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<p>Learn some fun ways to work with watercolours to create some beautiful images of snowflakes or snowmen on Christmas cards. Play with

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Drawing | Fungi Folk | 7-9 years

Drawing | Fungi Folk | 7-9 years

Fill your imaginary woodland village with some fancy *Fungi Folk*. Kids will look at different species of Fungi, and learn to bring them to life in an imaginary woodland village inhabited by Mushrooms who can walk and talk. For kids who love to get creative with their art or would like to learn how. What will students take home? A finished drawing on high quality paper to proudly display at home. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time with us over the... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Fungi Folk | 7-9 years

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<p>Fill your imaginary woodland village with some fancy *Fungi Folk*. Kids will look at different species of Fungi, and learn to bring them

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

Painting | Watercolour Wreaths | 8-12 years

Painting | Watercolour Wreaths | 8-12 years

In this workshop, we will paint a beautiful floral wreath using gentle washes of watercolour.  Learn to paint a range of leaves, ferns and flowers - including a blushing rose!  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 parents and guardians to please take note of... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Painting | Watercolour Wreaths | 8-12 years

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<p>In this workshop, we will paint a beautiful floral wreath using gentle washes of watercolour.  Learn to paint a range of leaves, ferns

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

Portraits with Pizazz | 7-9 years

Portraits with Pizazz | 7-9 years

Make a portrait that pops. Inspired by Pop Artists past and present make a bold portrait of yourself, your friend, someone famous or your dog!. Bring along a picture if you like or use one of ours for inspiration. 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 of the following: Students should... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Portraits with Pizazz | 7-9 years

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<p>Make a portrait that pops. Inspired by Pop Artists past and present make a bold portrait of yourself, your friend, someone famous or

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Paper Cut Drawings inspired by Lisa Rodden | 8-12 years

Paper Cut Drawings inspired by Lisa Rodden | 8-12 years

For something a little different, be inspired by the paper cut out drawings of Australian artist Lisa Rodden. Using her work as inspiration, kids will work on a design for their paper creation, then learn to cutting techniques to cut their fun design. A fun workshop for kids looking for something a little different. What will students take home? Take home a finished mixed media artwork to proudly display at home. School Holiday Information To ensure our students have a great time... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Paper Cut Drawings inspired by Lisa Rodden | 8-12 years

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<p>For something a little different, be inspired by the paper cut out drawings of Australian artist Lisa Rodden. Using her work as

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Paint Very Van Gogh | 5-7 years

Paint Very Van Gogh | 5-7 years

Vincent Van Gogh painted so many beautiful artworks to inspire us. Kids will explore the beautiful colours, composition and brush strokes of his famous works. Through painting and drawing and step by step instructions and demonstrations by your tutor, you will create your own Van Gogh inspired masterpiece! 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... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Paint Very Van Gogh | 5-7 years

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<p>Vincent Van Gogh painted so many beautiful artworks to inspire us. Kids will explore the beautiful colours, composition and brush

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Paint | Forest Galaxy | 7-9 years

Paint | Forest Galaxy | 7-9 years

Close your eyes and imagine you're peering up at the night sky and can see the whole universe. Now open them and paint along step by step to create your own painting that can continue to inspire wonderful dreams! What will students take home? A completed artwork 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... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Paint | Forest Galaxy | 7-9 years

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<p>Close your eyes and imagine you're peering up at the night sky and can see the whole universe. Now open them and paint along step by

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Mix it Up | Colour Painting Fun | 5-7 years

Mix it Up | Colour Painting Fun | 5-7 years

Come along and learn how to mix your paint colours so you don't get mud! Learn step by step and in a fun way how to mix up a whole bunch of different colours and shades. Kids will then use their new skills and fabulous paint colours to make a colourful beauty to take home and hang. 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... [More]
$65 Limited inc GST
Mix it Up | Colour Painting Fun | 5-7 years

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<p>Come along and learn how to mix your paint colours so you don't get mud! Learn step by step and in a fun way how to mix up a whole bunch

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