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Term courses for Kids (aged 5+)

Our courses for kids aged 5 to 12 years are structured for different age groups and stages. Kids learn about artists, art history and art genres while being in a relaxed and nurturing environment. While many of our young students come for fun, some use their Art Est portfolio to enter selective creative high schools.

Enrolments are now open for Term 3 courses, 2024. Running from 29 July -22 September, there are a range 8-week courses on offer.


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Our courses for kids aged 5 to 12 years are structured for different age groups and stages. Kids learn about artists, art history and art genres while being in a relaxed and nurturing environment. While many of our young students come for fun, some use their Art Est portfolio to enter selective creative high schools.

Terms

Term 1 2024: 1 February – 27 March
Term 2 2024: 6 May – 1 July (*no classes Kings Birthday holiday Monday 10 June, make up class is Monday 1 July)
Term 3 2024: 29 July – 22 September
Term 4 2024: 21 October – 15 December

Note that we offer a Priority Enrolment Period for current students to reenrol in their term class one week before we open Earlybird Enrolments to new students.

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Fun with Ceramics with Tanya Bechara for kids Age 8-12 years

Fun with Ceramics with Tanya Bechara for kids Age 8-12 years

Students will enjoy learning about sculpture and hand-building ceramics as they make some creative artworks in clay. Through structured activities and projects students will develop a whole range of clay hand building techniques to make some fun sculptures and functional ceramics. Students build their skills and confidence week by week in a fun and creative space and learn about working with clay and glazing techniques. Activities are age-appropriate and structured around hands-on... [More]
$400 Limited inc GST
Fun with Ceramics with Tanya Bechara for kids Age 8-12 years

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<p>Students will enjoy learning about sculpture and hand-building ceramics as they make some creative artworks in clay. Through structured activities

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price *includes* materials and firing
$400 Limited inc GST
Fun with Ceramics with Tanya Bechara for kids Age 8-12 years

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<p>Students will enjoy learning about sculpture and hand-building ceramics as they make some creative artworks in clay. Through structured activities

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price *includes* materials and firing
$400 Limited inc GST
Fun with Ceramics with Tanya Bechara for kids Age 8-12 years

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<p>Students will enjoy learning about sculpture and hand-building ceramics as they make some creative artworks in clay. Through structured activities

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price *includes* materials and firing.

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

Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Ash Frost  |  Teens age 12-16

Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Ash Frost | Teens age 12-16

This art class is for students in Year 7 to Year 10 at High School (aged 12-16 years) with a strong interest in visual arts. A great class for kids wishing to pursue secondary level visual art and who really want to learn much more about art-making, art history, refine and extend their skills in painting and drawing. Students will be encouraged to develop creative thinking and their own visual style. What to expect Through structured exercises, students will: learn foundation... [More]
$390 Limited inc GST
Drawing and Painting Fundamentals with Ash Frost | Teens age 12-16

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<p>This art class is for students in Year 7 to Year 10 at High School (aged 12-16 years) with a strong interest in visual arts. A great

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price includes art materials.

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Creative Drawing, Painting and Illustration with Serena Geddes | 10+

Creative Drawing, Painting and Illustration with Serena Geddes | 10+

This is a new drawing and painting course with children's book illustrator Serena Geddes which will introduce students to a range of subjects, illustration styles and media. This term the class will explore drawing your pet with posca pens, playing with soft pastels on brown paper, drawing fantasy creatures in oil pastel, illustrating an animation cell, learning colour theory and lettering an artwork. Each week is different and open to your creative exploration.This is a fun and... [More]
$340 Limited inc GST
Creative Drawing, Painting and Illustration with Serena Geddes | 10+

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<p>This is a new drawing and painting course with children's book illustrator Serena Geddes which will introduce students to a range

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price includes art materials
Fun with Art | Age 5-8 years

Fun with Art | Age 5-8 years

Children will learn a wide range of art-making skills including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking or sculpture. We provide a fun and creative space to learn and experiment with different mediums including pencil, oil pastels, watercolours, acrylics and much more. Class activities are age-appropriate and include a mix of theory, hands-on practice, learning about famous artists and artworks all while developing your child's confidence, skills, imagination and creative thinking.... [More]

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Discovering Art | Age 9-12 years

Discovering Art | Age 9-12 years

A class for children in Years 4-6 at Primary School (aged 9-12 years) who would like to explore a range of art-making techniques including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking or sculpture. Through age-appropriate, structured activities and projects children will get hands-on practice, learn foundation art skills, learn a bit of art theory, explore a variety of art-making mediums all while developing confidence, imagination and creative thinking. Students will take home several... [More]
$340 Limited inc GST
Discovering Art | Age 9-12 years

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<p>A class for children in Years 4-6 at Primary School (aged 9-12 years) who would like to explore a range of art-making

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price *includes* art materials.

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

Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

This course teaches you the classical approach to painting whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to develop your painting skills. You can also work on your own projects under the mentorship of Jackson. You are encouraged to go at your own pace and to enjoy learning in a relaxed studio environment. Jackson has a Master of Cultural Materials Conservation, and his teaching is informed by his... [More]
$625 Limited inc GST
Classical Painting | Oils or Acrylics with Jackson Davies

<p>This course teaches you the classical approach to painting whether you use oil or acrylic paints. Throughout the course you will be guided through a series of informative exercises designed to

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More>. Fee excludes materials.

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

Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara | Teens 13 years and over

Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara | Teens 13 years and over

This hand-building and sculpture class is ideal for teens looking for a tranquil, creative space to learn fundamental techniques to make and decorate clay surfaces, with a focus on surface decoration. New students will learn basic hand-building techniques like coiling, pinch pots, and slab work building up to more complex sculptural techniques as their skills and abilities develop. Experienced students will continue to develop and refine their skills with assisted instructions that... [More]
$400 Limited inc GST
Hand-Building Ceramics with Tanya Bechara | Teens 13 years and over

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<p>This hand-building and sculpture class is ideal for teens looking for a tranquil, creative space to learn fundamental techniques to make

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Save 10% on your second course – call the office to enrol with this discount. See More> Price *includes* materials and firing.

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

Painting Workshop | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

Painting Workshop | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

We welcome back Larissa Blake to the studios of Art Est. for a dynamic and energetic one day acrylic painting workshop. Bring along your own images of interiors, landscapes, urban landscapes, flowers or even fresh flowers or still life objects to work from. Larissa will demonstrate ways and guide you to capture the essence of your subject and help you to ‘loosen up’ and develop a more expressive and contemporary style. Work small or large, on paper or canvas, and at your own pace... [More]
$290 Limited inc GST
Painting Workshop | Expressive Acrylics with Larissa Blake

<p>{image name:“larissa-blake-expressive-workshop-hero”}</p><p>We welcome back Larissa Blake to the studios of Art Est. for a dynamic and energetic one day acrylic painting workshop. Bring along your

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SPECIAL! Enrol in 3 or more workshops for adults in one transaction and receive 10% discount on your fees. Discount applied at the checkout. No further discounts apply.

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

Children's Art Party | Ceramic Sculpture

Make your child’s next birthday party fun and arty! A birthday party at Art Est. is hands-on and every child creates a masterpiece based on the chosen theme. Choose from a range of engaging and entertaining art making, such as printmaking, painting, ceramics or cartooning. How it works The art parties are held in our inspiring warehouse art studios and gallery, so children feel like real artists from the moment they arrive. The art making takes places in the Ceramic Studio where... [More]
Family Workshop | Whistling Creatures | Ceramics with Janet Selby

Family Workshop | Whistling Creatures | Ceramics with Janet Selby

Looking for an activity the whole family will love? Why not turn your family's pet into a beautiful sculpture that whistles? In this family workshop, Janet will take you through the steps to create a small hand-held size animal sculpture that makes a whistle sound when you blow through the built-in mouthpiece. You can choose to make the family dog, cat or bird  so bring a photo for inspiration. Students will learn to create a beautiful small animal or bird sculpture that sings! ... [More]
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