Classes for kids

classes for kids

The Ku-ring-gai Art Centre provides an exciting and stimulating kids art, guitar and creative writing program of weekend and after-school classes for creative kids aged 5-12 years!

We aim to harness each student's individual creativity in our kids classes by encouraging them to tap into their imagination to create their own unique works of art.

Our tutors have extended experience in the arts and love teaching!

Semester 1, 2021

  • Term 1: 27 January - 30 March
  • Term 2: 19 April - 21 June 

Semester 2, 2021

  • Term 3: cancelled due to COVID-19 lockdown
  • Term 4: 1 November - 11 December (shortened 6-week term)

Booking information / Terms and conditions

Bookings for Term 4 2021 

  • Term 4 enrolment date: Tuesday 12 October from 9am
  • Term 4 start date: Monday 1 November

The 6-week term starts from Monday 1 November and ends on Saturday 11 December. There will be no make-up classes.

Note: Students who already made a booking for Term 4 will be contacted regarding a partial refund due to the shortened length of Term 4. 

Semester 1, 2022 (Terms 1 and 2)

  • Semester 1, 2022 enrolment date: TBC
  • Semester 1, 2022 start date: Monday 31 January 2022

Bookings can ONLY be made via the phone or booking online. Please note that dates are subject to change.

Book online

Art for children

Art and nature 6-9 years - new class! #47

This class explores how a variety of artists paint, draw and create art inspired by nature.

During the term, we will explore different aspects of nature as well as many different artistic methods including painting, drawing and printmaking. Students will master bird drawing, learn about the layers of a landscape painting, and they will also have the opportunity to create their own nature filled concertina sketch book. We will look to artists Lucy Cullington, John Wolsley, and many more for inspiration.

Mondays, 4pm - 6pm
Tutor - Rachel Carroll. $260 per 9 week term


Art for children 8-12 years #51

Have fun learning to express yourself while developing skills and techniques for drawing, painting, mixed media and visual art.

Tuesdays, 4pm - 6pm
Tutor - Kari Ferguson. $260 per 9 week term


Art for young children 5-7 years #54

Children will use and develop their range of skills to imaginatively explore their own ideas, as well as drawing and painting inspirations from the world around them.

Wednesdays, 4pm - 5.30pm
Tutor - Vikki Jackson. $250 per 9 week term


Art for children 8-12 years (Saturday)

In this weekly weekend art class, children will explore materials and techniques through project based activities, using a variety of materials. Children will gain confidence as they develop new skills.

#65

Saturdays, 9.30am - 12.30pm
Tutor - Kari Ferguson. $275 per 9 week term

#66 

Saturdays, 1pm - 4pm
Tutor - Kari Ferguson. $275 per 9 week term

Guitar

Guitar for kids 7-11 years #60

An introduction to the guitar for children aged 7 to 11 years. Students will learn basic technique and chords, lead melody exercises as well as popular songs in a relaxed approach. Great for students who have never played guitar previously but are keen to learn.

Thursdays, 4pm - 5pm
Tutor - Kieren Brereton. $235 per 9 week term *Own guitar required

Pottery and clay

Clay for play 6 years #50

This ceramic children’s class will explore making quirky creatures, human faces, masks and an array of interesting project ideas. Children will learn how to hand build and glaze ceramic artworks in a playful creative environment.

Tuesdays, 4pm - 5.30pm
Tutor - Diamando Koutsellis. $250 per 9 week term (including all materials, firing and glazing)


Pottery for children 6 years #53 

Children love the feel of clay. While learning the basic hand-building techniques eg. coil, pinch and slab - they will be encouraged to explore their individual creative expression with exciting and fun projects.

Wednesdays, 4pm - 5.30pm
Tutor - Sayoko Burton. $250 per 9 week term (including all materials, firing and glazing)


Saturday pottery 6 years #63

Children love clay! This course encourages them to explore their natural creative ability through hand-building using slab, coil and pinch techniques.

Saturdays, 10am - 12.30pm
Tutor - Genie Casis. $270 per 9 week term (including all materials, firing and glazing)


Saturday pottery 9-12 years #64

Children love clay! This course encourages them to explore their natural creative ability through hand-building using slab, coil and pinch techniques.

Saturdays, 1.30pm - 4pm
Tutor - Genie Casis. $270 per 9 week term (including all materials, firing and glazing)

Writing

Creative writing for young children 7 years 

Explore the world of storytelling through costumes, arts and crafts and the written word. Improve your visual and written storytelling skills and build your confidence through fun activities.

#49

Mondays, 4pm - 6pm
Tutor - Jessica Hannah. $250 per 9 week term

#52

Tuesdays, 4pm - 6pm
Tutor - Jessica Hannah. $250 per 9 week term


Writers' club 9-12 years #55

Share your favourite stories, learn what makes a good tale and work with others to create your own. Tell your tales each week in short stories, journal writings, poems, plays, marvellous mythologies and hilarious histories.

Wednesdays, 4pm - 6pm
Tutor - Blanche Menadier. $250 per 9 week term 


Junior writers' club 6-8 years #59

Share your favourite stories, learn what makes a good tale and work with others to create your own. Tell your tales each week in short-and-sweet stories, journal writings, poems, plays, marvellous mythologies and hilarious histories.

Thursdays, 4pm - 6pm
Tutor - Blanche Menadier. $250 per 9 week term

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Classes for teens

School holiday classes

Creative Kids vouchers

Ku-ring-gai Art Centre is now registered with Service NSW and can accept Creative Kids vouchers for select classes over $100 in our holiday programs.

Creative Kids vouchers