Sydney's Best Craft Classes For Kids
By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist
Whether your child is already a keen crafter or you’re simply looking to engage them in a crafternoon or two, there’s no shortage of places to indulge their creative expression in Sydney.
Art and craft classes offer kids the opportunity to get messy, try new things and learn how to harness their creative expression, making them an ideal choice for after-school or school-holiday activities.
Here are 5 of Sydney’s best art and craft destinations:
Located at the heart of the Inner West, Art Est. in Leichhardt is set within a light-drenched warehouse space that boasts four teaching studios, a gallery space and a dedicated ceramics studio.
The fabulously fun studio provides classes for kids of all ages during term-time and school holidays. They offer discovery-style classes that encompass all manner of crafty pursuits; including drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and sculpture in a range of different mediums, from charcoal and oil pastels to watercolours and acrylics.
If you’re after something more specialised however, Art Est. also offer pottery, clay sculpture and cartoon drawing classes. Even better, there are a host of family classes that’ll have you headed home laden with ceramic teapots, garden totems or sushi sets—just what you always wanted.
Little Ginger Studio
Embracing the messy nature of creative play, Little Ginger Studio in Randwick is the perfect canvas for your little artist, as students of all abilities explore pottery, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking, process art, art-collaborations, recycled art and a whole lot more.
School holiday workshops and after-school classes provide the perfect environment to bring your child’s imagination to life, whilst building positive relationships, learning new skills and being an encouraging voice to their paint-splattered peers.
Jenny’s Painted Pots
An idyllic location for your child’s next birthday party or just for whiling away a creative afternoon, Jenny’s Painted Pots in Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches promises hours of fun as children learn to paint ceramic animals, plates, mugs, teapots and more.
The studio provides all paints, brushes, stamps, tools and stencils, meaning that all you and your little painters have to take is a creative mindset and a willingness to have a whole lotta fun!
(Oh, and if the ceramics alone weren’t enough to entice you, we’re betting that the on-site traditional sweet shop will.)
Creative Classrooms in Camperdown provide a range of art lessons engineered especially for pre-school age children, alongside primary grade holiday classes.
Classes are well-structured and designed to introduce children to specific elements and formal qualities of art such as colour, shapes, line and composition, alongside technical skills like cutting, brush work and colour mixing.
That said, all classes include plenty of games, discussion and hands-on experience to encourage your child to get messy and tap into their creative side!
Plaster Master Fun Centre
Offering school holiday camps and after-school classes as well as kids parties, Plaster Master in North Bondi promises hours of crafty fun with every visit.
School holiday programs include everything from cartoon drawings, dream-catcher making and hand pottery to ceramic plate painting, photo frame design and onomatopoeia painting on a canvas.
The programs are designed to equip children with skills, confidence and a better understanding of art, whilst having unforgettable fun in a super creative, hands-on environment. And really, what could be better?
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