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Summer School Holidays | weekdays 11-22 January 2021

We are currently working on our Summer program for kids, so watch this space for the launch on Friday 27 November.

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, paper art, pottery wheel, printmaking and more!
  • Our main studios are now 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:

  • additional hygiene processes
  • increased cleaning and sanitation
  • kiss and drop when you bring your kids – sign your children in and leave the rest to us
  • smaller class sizes

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

School Holiday Ceramics collection

If your child attended one any of our sessions in the ceramics studio during the holidays everything will be fired in our kilns.

Pottery Wheel You will be emailed to let you know it’s time to book in for a glazing session ($20 per person) to add your choice of coloured glaze. They will be then be fired again.

For ceramic sculptures we will let you know when they are finished and ready to collect after two firings.

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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Pottery Wheel Master Class for Teens | 1 day

Pottery Wheel Master Class for Teens | 1 day

This full day workshop will have you mastering the basics of wheel thrown ceramics. Learn tips and techniques for centering the clay on the wheel and throwing cylinder forms on the pottery wheel. This class is a fun way to introduce anyone to wheel throwing without being too focused on making everything perfectly symmetrical while learning the basics. A great day in the ceramics studio. What to expect Over the day, students will: be introduced to the principles of making ceramics... [More]
Cartoon Illustration A Galaxy Far Far Away  | 8-12 years

Cartoon Illustration A Galaxy Far Far Away | 8-12 years

Young artists will develop their illustration skills focusing on science fiction concepts. This workshop isf or 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]
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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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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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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Cats+Dogs with Personality | 8-12 years

Cats+Dogs with Personality | 8-12 years

Be inspired by the delightful drawings of illustrator Manon Gauthier (pictured). Learn to draw your favourite cat or dogs portrait, then think about what they would wear if they could. A suit? A dress? A Tutu? Whatever takes your fancy! Be creative and quirky. Image: Manon Gauthier [More]

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