Drawing and Art Workshops for Kids
What is artKids?
artKids after-school art and drawing workshops focus on building children's drawing and observational skills - the fundamentals of all art-making - in a fun, supportive, confidence-building environment. Using the elements of art and principles of design, children are taken on a journey of art-making exploring different mediums through the lives and works of famous and contemporary artists, while encouraging individual artistic choices.
Children learn there are no mistakes or flops in art, only 'flopportunities'! By adding, deleting or re-imagining their art, children learn how to solve problems using creative-thinking skills, much sought-after in today's workplace.
Class Times and Fees
Fee includes all materials used in class, afternoon tea and GST. Your child does not have to remember to bring anything!
After-school classes are $35 per workshop, payable on a term basis. If you are dropping your child at a class at a different school/venue, $32/workshop and please provide your own afternoon tea - we don't like starving artists!
Saturday Juniors (5-7 yrs) are $25/1 hr workshop, payable on a term basis.
Saturday Seniors (8-12 yrs) are $35/1.5 hr workshop, payable on a term basis.
NEW! artTots Preschoolers 3 - 5 yrs - weekday sessions available from Turner Baptist Hall premises. Session times are 45 mins long - parents can have a cuppa in the play room with younger children, or stay and assist their child. Cost is $25/session payable in book of 10 sessions which are transferable across terms to assist with illness, etc.
Session times are Tuesday to Thursday, 9.15 to 10 am; 10.15 to 11 am and 11.15 to 12.00 pm. Reserve your place now.
If you'd like to see an artKids program running out of your school, please contact us now.
How do the workshops run?
Children are collected from their school at 3.00 pm and walked to the nearby venue or on-site room for afternoon tea. If the child is attending from another school, they can be dropped by 3.25 pm - please ensure they have eaten as starving artists are not fun to be around - just look at art history!
Our workshop starts with a fun drawing warm-up game to strengthen fingers, hand, wrist and shoulder muscles as well as improving their 'Artist's Eye' observational skills.
Each week, children will learn or improve on a technique in either drawing, painting or sculpting, with a project-based focus. Mediums used include:
oil and chalk pastels
mixed media (collage, found objects, etc)
plasticine, clay and other sculptural materials.
There is choice within each project for the children to follow their own passions, for example, if the project includes an animal, they may choose which animal to draw or paint. Children are, however, encouraged to broaden their skills once they are confident in their choice of subject material.
Do I have to provide art materials for my child?
No, you do not need to provide any materials for your child. The workshop fees include both afternoon tea and all materials used in class.
What does it cost?
Workshops run from 3.00 to 5.00 pm and cost $35 per session, payable by school term. This fee includes afternoon tea, all materials used in class and GST. artKids teachers collect the children from school at 3.00 pm and parents/carers pick them up by 5.00 pm sharp. Workshops commence the first week of each term (except Term 1) and run through to the end of the school term. If places are available, children may join mid term and pay only for the remainder of the term.
Make up lesson
If your child is ill and cannot make their class, they can make up the missed class by attending another class at another venue. Parents or carers will need to let us know which class your child will be attending for the make-up class to ensure space is available and will need to transport the child to the other class venue by 3.30 pm (if there is not a second class available at your school).