Who are we?
artKids is an after-school art and drawing program that focuses 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 an art-making journey, exploring different mediums through the lives and works of famous and contemporary artists, while encouraging individual artistic choices. artKids teaches children 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. Read more
What type of art is covered?
We focus on drawing skills and through our projects, teach line, shape, form, colour, etc. We use pencils, textas, waterolour and acrylic paints, chalk and oil pastels, charcoal, collage, clay and other sculpture materials. We aim to offer a variety so children can explore various mediums.
What does it cost?
Fees are $38 per session, payable by term, and includes all materials used in the class, afternoon tea and GST. As we operate onsite at schools or in nearby Scout and Baptist Church halls, parents don't need to leave work to transport children anywhere! There is no need to bring anything except your enthusiasm and love of art. Sibling and Early Bird discounts are available.
How old are the children?
We teach from Kindy through to Year 6, however, we do trial the Kindy kids to ensure they can cope with the class. We offer a structured art and drawing program - we are not an after-school child-minding service. We offer Extension Activities on the project for the Yr 3 and above and encourage the children to work on subject matter that interests them.
Do you have Trial Classes?
Yes, we offer a 'No Obligation' trial class which you can book online. If you choose to continue, the full term fee is invoiced. If you choose not to continue, no fee is charged.
Which suburbs do you operate in?
We currently operate classes in Canberra's north, and in Hughes in the south. We are hoping to offer more classes in South Canberra suburbs in 2021. Please contact us if you'd like to see a class in your child's school.
Do you run Saturday classes?
Yes we do. Our Saturday classes run out of North Canberra Baptist Hall in Turner. We have a Junior class (4 - 7 yrs), a Senior class (8 to 14 yrs) and a Cartooning/Anime Club (9 yrs+). We also offer a regular Realistic Drawing Introduction classes and a pre-requisite to our ongoing continuing Realsitic Drawing class for 10 yrs + age group.
Do you run School Holiday programs?
Yes, we do. Please visit our School Holiday page.