Page updated: 21 May 2020
Zoom classes now available
artKids Online Lessons
artKids is now offering online lessons to assist our families through the Covid-19 'new normal'. We use Zoom, a cloud-based video and audio conferencing tool, to deliver our online art lessons. We understand that there are risks associated with children and young people accessing content online and we strive for best practice in distance education with regard to Online Child Safety and Zoom Classes.
Online classes are accessed via email link with a meeting-specific password. The virtual classroom is locked once all participants are let into the meeting.
There is no private chat function or screen sharing by participants. Your child's safety and enjoyment is our priority.
Parents/Carers do not need to be in the same room as the children online, however they must be contactable by mobile phone or by landline in case of emergencies.
Class Times and Fees
Online Fees - Z oom classes run for one hour.
2 students - $25/child
3-6 students - $20/child
Private tutoring for one child - $50/child
Class times will be arranged to suit both teacher and students. Where possible, we would prefer to group by ages. For example:
Juniors: 3.30 - 4.30pm - Kindy* to Yr 2 students
Seniors: 4.30 - 5.30 pm - Year 3 to 6 students
*Note: some children may require a parent to assist - it all depends on their maturity level.
Exceptions will be made for siblings to attend the same session.
Test Class - Not sure if online will work for your child?
We offer a 30 minute, free class to test the technology is suitable for your child. If you are interested, contact us and we can advise when the next Test Session will be held.
BOOK your child's place now. For more information please contact us on 0405 014 180.
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).