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Easter School Holidays | Weekdays 15-26 April 2024 | Now Enrolling

Our regular School Holiday programs are always very popular, offering over 60 workshops for kids (aged 5+) and teens. Our program includes half-day, full-day and two-day workshops. It changes each school holiday period so there will always be a new workshop, new theme, new art form or technique to try.

To see our School Holiday dates for 2024, visit: Our Program Dates

To see some pictures from previous School Holiday programs, visit: Facebook Albums

Our school holiday art programs:

  • include a wide range of art forms including painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, and more!
  • include all art materials and tuition in the workshop fee
  • offer 3-hour workshops with morning or afternoon slots for kids aged 5 and over (9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm)
  • offer one and two-day master classes for teens to develop skills and explore new mediums or techniques (10am-4pm)
  • include lunchtime supervision for kids staying the whole day at no extra charge

Note: Our goal is to run all the advertised workshops. However, we sometimes need change a workshop theme, age range or tutor due to insufficient enrolments or other circumstances, and occasionally cancel a workshop altogether. In such circumstances, any student enrolled in a cancelled class will be transferred to another suitable class in the same time and parents will be notified. If no alternative class is available at the same time, a credit or refund will be arranged.

Bookings with your NSW Active and Creative Kids Voucher

Art Est continues to be a registered Provider for the NSW Government Active and Creative Kids Progam. You can use your $50 Voucher with us for any holiday workshop. Due to changes with the new vouchers, we are unable to process them through the online checkout. Please call or email to enrol using your voucher. Click here to read step-by-step instructions.

Special Offers

Venues

All of our school holiday workshops are now held in just one venue at our main campus studios at 10 Hill Street. This is where we have three painting and drawing studios, and the ceramics studio.Click here for map and directions.

Click here to download a PDF Timetable for the April Holidays

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Charcoal Drawing Masterclass | Rachel Fairfax | 8+ years

Charcoal Drawing Masterclass | Rachel Fairfax | 8+ years

A special one day drawing-workshop aimed at learning fundamental drawing skills of seeing, proportion, perspective, composition, tone and value. Students will learn how to discern between the different drawing mediums of willow and compressed charcoal, pastel, graphite and ink. Students will learn how to maximise the effect of each of these materials to achieve their drawing potential.  Looking at master artist drawings of pointillist painter Georges Seurat and Post impressionist... [More]

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Watercolour | French Patisserie | 8-12 years

Watercolour | French Patisserie | 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 More Information FAQs Terms & ConditionsSpecial Offers [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Watercolour | French Patisserie | 8-12 years

<p>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

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Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not always indicative of finished works.
Enrol in a morning and afternoon session on the one day and get FREE supervised lunchtime with us.
Ceramic | Sleepy Critters | 5-8 years

Ceramic | Sleepy Critters | 5-8 years

In this whimsical ceramic sculpture class, students create charming sleeping critters in cozy beds. Students learn the art of sculpting with clay to create adorable animal sculptures peacefully nestled in dreamland. This imaginative and hands-on workshop encourages creativity as little sculptors bring their sleepy critters to life. Designed for young creators, this hands-on workshop encourages exploration and self-expression through the tactile world of clay. Students will learn... [More]

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

Drawing | Charlotte's Web | 6-9 years

Drawing | Charlotte's Web | 6-9 years

This class is inspired by the whimsical works of Kiki Smith. Draw a magnificent big web filled with creepy crawly spiders and other insects caught in the web. Students will use a range of mixed media including gouache, ink and pencils to add colour and depth to the artwork. Image: minimatisse, Nic Hahn What will students take home? A wonderfully webbed spider artwork on quality mixed media paper. School Holiday Information More Information FAQs Terms & ConditionsSpecial Offers [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Charlotte's Web | 6-9 years

<p>This class is inspired by the whimsical works of <a href="https://www.pacegallery.com/artists/kiki-smith/">Kiki Smith</a>. Draw a magnificent big web filled with creepy crawly spiders and other

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Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not always indicative of finished works.
Enrol in a morning and afternoon session on the one day and get FREE supervised lunchtime with us.
Drawing | Into the Darkness | 8-12 years

Drawing | Into the Darkness | 8-12 years

Outline: Drawing class exploring using white pencils and pastels on black paper to achieve some simple effects. A great way to draw glass and shiny objects.  Be inspired by woodcuts, lino, engravings and scratchbord that all use this reverse technique. What will students take home? Several drawings on black card. School Holiday Information More Information FAQs Terms & ConditionsSpecial Offers [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Drawing | Into the Darkness | 8-12 years

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<p>Drawing class exploring using white pencils and pastels on black paper to achieve some simple effects. A great way to draw glass and shiny objects.  Be

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Ceramic | Slippery Seals  | 5-8 years

Ceramic | Slippery Seals | 5-8 years

Dive into the enchanting world of ceramic sculpture, where little artists craft seals from clay. Encouraged to unleash their imagination, students not only master essential sculpting techniques but also infuse personality by adding accessories to their adorable seal creations. Designed for young creators, this hands-on workshop encourages exploration and self-expression through the tactile world of clay. Students unleash their imagination, learning the fundamentals of hand building... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Ceramic | Slippery Seals | 5-8 years

<p>Dive into the enchanting world of ceramic sculpture, where little artists craft seals from clay. Encouraged to unleash their imagination, students not only master essential sculpting techniques but

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Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not always indicative of finished works.
Enrol in a morning and afternoon session on the one day and get FREE supervised lunchtime with us.
Cartooning | Sci-Fi and Outer Space Illustration  | 7-9 years

Cartooning | Sci-Fi and Outer Space Illustration | 7-9 years

Young artists will develop their illustration skills by focusing on science fiction concepts. This workshop is for students who are into Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wall-E and more. Students will learn step by step how to draw Space Craft, Futuristic scenes, Alien worlds, Monsters, Astropilots, Planets Colliding and much more. Students will also learn about creating their own characters, monsters and worlds. Students will gain confidence and freedom with their drawing... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Cartooning | Sci-Fi and Outer Space Illustration | 7-9 years

<p>Young artists will develop their illustration skills by focusing on science fiction concepts. This workshop is for students who are into Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wall-E and more.

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Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not always indicative of finished works.
Enrol in a morning and afternoon session on the one day and get FREE supervised lunchtime with us.
Ceramics | Funky Shoes | 9-12 years

Ceramics | Funky Shoes | 9-12 years

Trainers, gumboots or something more fancy - this workshop has shoes for everyone. Learn a range of clay hand-building techniques to build a shoe you can use as a phone holder, trinket dish or potplant. Then get colourful painting with underglazes to make your quirky shoes shine.  Designed for young creators, this hands-on workshop encourages exploration and self-expression through the tactile world of clay. Students unleash their imagination, learning the fundamentals of... [More]
$90 Limited inc GST
Ceramics | Funky Shoes | 9-12 years

<p>Trainers, gumboots or something more fancy - this workshop has shoes for everyone. Learn a range of clay hand-building techniques to build a shoe you can use as a phone holder, trinket dish or

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Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not always indicative of finished works.
Enrol in a morning and afternoon session on the one day and get FREE supervised lunchtime with us.
Cartoon Illustration | Gaming Characters | 5-8 years

Cartoon Illustration | Gaming Characters | 5-8 years

A class for young artists who just love drawing wacky monsters and crazy villains. The class is designed to increase students drawing and abstract thinking skills. There are lots of drawing games and different exercises involved; such as exquisite corpse and mix and match monster. The class is aimed at young artists of all skill levels and abilities with a focus on fun and freedom of ideas. What will students take home? Their very own cartooning sketchbook filled with drawings and... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Cartoon Illustration | Gaming Characters | 5-8 years

<p>A class for young artists who just love drawing wacky monsters and crazy villains. The class is designed to increase students drawing and abstract thinking skills. There are lots of drawing games

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

Acrylic Painting | Fascinating Flowers | 7-9 years

Acrylic Painting | Fascinating Flowers | 7-9 years

Students will learn to paint thick, dimensional and textured canvases using impasto and acrylic paints. We will be inspired by the colours of wildflowers and rose gardens, creating a subtly wallpaper-like effect with our compositions. Students will be encouraged to paint with palette knives to help get their paint popping off the canvas! What will students take home? A fabulous finished acrylic painting on canvas. Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST
Acrylic Painting | Fascinating Flowers | 7-9 years

<p>Students will learn to paint thick, dimensional and textured canvases using impasto and acrylic paints. We will be inspired by the colours of wildflowers and rose gardens, creating a subtly

...
Images used for the course decription are for inspiration and not always indicative of finished works.
Enrol in a morning and afternoon session on the one day and get FREE supervised lunchtime with us.
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