FAQS

FAQS | General


What does the price include? Does the price include art materials?
Where can I purchase art materials?
Is Art Est. registered as a NSW Creative Kids Provider?
How many students are in each class?
Can I do a trial class to see if I like it?
Do I get a refund if I change my mind or if something come up and I miss a class?
Do you have any discounts or special offers?
What should I wear? Do you have air conditioning or heaters?
Children’s classes: do I stay with my child or is it drop and go?
Is there parking?
Are your premises wheelchair accessible?
What are the terms and conditions of enrolment?

FAQS | School Holiday Workshops


How much are the school holiday workshop and what is included?
Is Art Est. registered as a NSW Creative Kids provider?
If I book for morning and afternoon sessions on a single day will children be supervised at lunchtime?
My child’s age is across two age brackets which class should I choose?
How many children are in each class?
Do I get a refund if I change my mind, my child gets sick, something comes up etc?
My child is not 5 yet, can he/she do a class?
My child is older/younger than the listed age range can he/she still do the class?
What time are school holiday classes?
Do I have to book for a full day or consecutive days?
Can I drop my child at 9am and/or collect at 5pm/Do you offer before and after care
Is it drop and go or do I have to stay with my child?
Do you run classes for parents and kids to do art together?
Do you offer sibling discounts/multicourse discounts?
Do your classes qualify for Govt child care rebate programs?

FAQS | General

What does the price include? Does the price include art materials?

Prices for adult classes exclude materials unless specified otherwise. Please bring everything on your materials list as we do not sell art materials. If you are unsure about materials, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Prices for all children and teens classes include all art materials ↑ back to top

Where can I purchase art materials?

Most local art supply stores offer a 10% discount when presented with your Art Est. materials list. View a list of our reccommended art supply stores. ↑ back to top

How many students are in each class?

A maximum of 12 students in all our classes, except wheel throwing pottery classes which have a maximum of 8.
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Can I do a trial class to see if I like it?

We can offer a trial class for our adult term courses if the class is not full. These are charged at a casual attendance rate. We are unable to offer trial classes for our children term courses. We recommended children attend a holiday workshop to get a feel for our art school. ↑ back to top

Do I get a refund if I change my mind or if something come up and I miss a class?

We do not offer refunds for cancellations, or make up classes. Please read our cancellation and refund policy in our Terms and Conditions carefully. ↑ back to top

Do you offer any discounts or special offers?

Art Est rewards our students with a number of special offers and discounts to encourage continued learning and to help you save costs. Click here to see all available discounts and offers ↑ back to top

What should I wear? Do you have air conditioning or heaters?

We recommend wearing close toed shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty! Please bring an apron too.

The art studios have air-conditioning so you will be cool in summer and warm in winter. The Ceramics Studio has fans and heaters but is not air-conditioned. ↑ back to top

Children’s classes: do I stay with my child or is it drop and go?

It’s drop and go. Parents are not permitted in the classrooms while the class is underway, however parents are welcome to stay in our seating area. ↑ back to top

Is there parking?

There is limited on site parking. Check our Contact Us page for full details about parking and accessibility. ↑ back to top

Are your premises wheelchair accessible?

There are no stairs and the entrance ramp can be negotiated with a wheelchair. Wheelchair access to the bathroom is possible for small chairs only. Please phone us on 02 9564 1519 to discuss specific accessibility needs and to arrange a visit to inspect our amenities before finalising your enrolment. ↑ back to top

What are the terms and conditions of enrolment?

Click here to see our terms and conditions of enrolment

FAQS | School Holiday Workshops

How much are the school holiday workshop and what is included?

The prices for school holiday workshop depends on the art form and workshop length. Prices range from $60 per child for a 3-hour workshop to $275 per child for a two-day workshop. The prices include all art materials, tuition and artwork to keep. ↑ back to top

Is Art Est. registered as a NSW Creative Kids provider?

Yes, Art Est is registered provider of the NSW Creative Kids so you can save up to $100 on your booking. Find out how to apply and redeem your voucher ↑ back to top

If I book morning and afternoon sessions on a single day will children be supervised at lunchtime?

Yes. Children enrolled in morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised through the 1 hour lunch break. Just pack lunch and extra snacks. There is NO additional fee for this supervision. ↑ back to top

My child’s age is across two age brackets which class should I choose?

Use the following as a guide, however you can call us if you would like to discuss it further:

  • 5-7 years are best suited to kids in Kindergarten and year 1. That is Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 in the NSW Syllabus stages.
  • 6-8 years are best suited to kids in year 1, year 2, year 3. That is Stage 1 and Stage 2 in the NSW Syllabus stages.
  • 8-10 years are best suited to kids in year 3, year 4 or year 5 at school. That is Stage 2 and Stage 3 in the NSW Syllabus stages.
  • 10-12 years are best suited to kids in years 5 to year 6. Stage 2 and Stage 3 in the NSW Syllabus stages.
  • 12 + are aimed at students going into year 7, who have already started year 7, year 8, year 9 and year 10 at High School

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How many children are in each class?

We keep our classes to 12 children to ensure maximum learning opportunities. Wheel throwing classes in the Ceramics Studio have a maximum of 8 students. There is 1 tutor for each class. ↑ back to top

Do I get a refund if I change my mind, my child gets sick, something comes up etc.?

We do not offer refunds for cancellations. However, you can transfer your booking to another workshop or recieve a credit but depending on when you cancel/transfer, you may incur a cancellation or transfer fee or forfeit the entire workshop fee. For more details Please read our school holiday cancellation and refund policy in our terms and conditions carefully.

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What time are school holiday classes?

Morning sessions run 9.30am-12.30pm and afternoon sessions 1.30pm-4.30pm. Full day workshops and master classes for older students run 10am-4pm. ↑ back to top

Do I have to book for a full day or consecutive days?

No. Each day is different, you can enrol your child for a single morning or afternoon session, pick and mix multiple sessions over the holidays, or make a day of it and stay the whole day with lunchtime supervision at no extra cost. ↑ back to top

Can I drop my child at 9am and/or collect at 5pm/Do you offer before and after care?

We do not offer before/after care. Please drop your child no earlier than 5-10 minutes before the workshop start time, and then return to collect them promptly at the conclusion of their workshop. ↑ back to top

Is it drop and go or do I have to stay with my child?

Once you have signed your child in for their workshop you are welcome to leave. However, we do have seating area if you want to stay for a while. ↑ back to top

Do you run classes for parents/guardians and kids to do art together?

Yes, each holiday period we have a few sessions that children and adults can do as a family. Each person must be a participating, paying student to attend. ↑ back to top

My child is not 5 yet, can they do a class?

Children must have already turned 5 AND be at primary school. We do not accept pre-schoolers. The exception is at the January School Holidays where children will turn 5 AND will be starting Primary School. We usually recommend these kids attend just 1 × 3 hour session per day rather than a full day. ↑ back to top

My child is older/younger than the listed age range, can they still do the class?

Our class content, class pace and materials are age appropriate, so we do recommend you follow this to ensure the best possible experience. However, if children wish to be with siblings or friends who are in different age brackets, we can offer some flexibility.

We allow a child to move down age brackets as long as your child understands there will be younger kids and this does not worry them (e.g. a 9 year old child can move into a class for 5-7 years).

If moving a child into an older age bracket, we limit this to one year higher (e.g. a 7 year old child can move into move into a class for 8-10 years). We limit the age range when moving children up because younger kids (even if they are mature for their age) can get overwhelmed and frustrated as the class pace is faster and they may not at the same skill level. ↑ back to top

Do you offer sibling discounts/multicourse discounts?

We do not offer any discounts on school holiday workshops. ↑ back to top

Do your classes qualify for Govt child care rebate programs?

No, we are not registered. ↑ back to top