About Our Kids Art Classes

About Our Kids Art Classes

Since 1996, Gallery 307 Art School (previously Northbridge School of Visual Arts) has been a specialist centre for teaching art to children.

Our Philosophy

We consider each child to be an artist and the art they produce to be an expression of their feelings and ideas.
We aim to encourage imagination and creative expression, develop self-confidence and cultivate a love of art. Children are taught to observe and be aware of the world around them and to develop their own style in a positive, nurturing environment.
Sessions combine theme-based and media-based learning with clear instructions and the teaching of specific skills.
By exploring a variety of mediums and simplifying the language of art, we believe children of all ages can learn the techniques of artmaking.
Process is considered more important than final product with each artwork involving a learning experience not the production of a masterpiece.
We offer art classes with a variety of fun and excitement for children 5–13yrs. Classes are skills-based with a maximum of 10 students to ensure individual attention.
Students study works by various artists and art movements.

KIDS HOLIDAY CLASSES

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Our holiday program is unique in that it offers a diverse range of sessions to choose from.
Children are taken seriously and taught real art skills in a fun way, with freedom to explore their creativity.
Past topics have included Calico tote bag design, Totem poles and ornamental clay animals.
Students often develop friendships throughout the week with others who share a passion for art.
All materials and visual diaries are provided.
Morning and afternoon tea are provided however, students bring their own lunch.

OUR 2018/9 SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM DATES

Term 4 2018: 20-21 Dec.2018, 7-24 Jan.2019 (Thur.)
Term 1 2019: 15-25 Apr.(Thur.)
Term 2 2019: 8-19 Jul.(Thur.)
Term 3 2019: 30 Sep.-10 Oct.(Thur.)
Term 4 2019: 23-24 Dec.2019,-23 Jan. 2020 (Thur.)TBC

KIDS TERM TIME (before/after school, and Saturday Classes)

Our classes align with the Primary School Terms and we provide school pick-up /drop-off at Northbridge Public and St Philip Neri Schools Mon – Thurs (other schools, subject to availability).
Wherever possible, children are grouped according to their age. Class sizes are limited in order to maximise teacher/child attention.
All materials and visual diaries are provided. Snacks are provided for after-school classes.
Students can join classes at any time throughout the term if spots are available.

Each term, children experiment with a variety of mediums through a program of activities which include drawing, painting, mixed media, printing, pottery/sculpture, weaving, mosaics, puppet-making and jewellery-making.

We aim to:

  • encourage imagination and creative expression
  • develop self-confidence and pride
  • promote experimentation and problem solving
  • cultivate a love of art

Tutors: Karen Atkins, Cate James, Kristen Morris, Jasna Pavlovski, Ken Chu, Anna Barten, Mandy Rennie, and other Studio Tutors as required.

Term Dates 2019 (note Dat classes finish on the Sat before end of term)

Term 1: Tue. 29 Jan.–Fri. 12 Apr.
Term 2: Mon. 29 Apr.–Fri. 5 Jul.
Term 3: Mon. 22 Jul.–Fri. 27 Sep.
Term 4: Mon. 14 Oct.–Fri. 20 Dec.

Junior Masterclasses

For experienced students aged 9–13+ years we offer holiday-time Junior Masterclasses which introduce this age group to more advanced art concepts, techniques and materials.
Examples include, metallic paints, gold leaf and advanced blending techniques.

Art Therapy sessions.

We know that amongst other stressors, the transition from Primary to Secondary school or Secondary to Tertiary study can be stressful for adolescents and teenagers.
Attached is a link to an informed TED TALK about the power of Art Therapy which we think you will find interesting.
We are seeking Expressions of Interest in Art Therapy sessions and if this is of interest, we encourage you to call us to discuss details.