PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE ART CLASSES
We offer an opportunity for children aged 5 - 12 years old to playfully explore many art techniques and materials.
Children are taught drawing, sketching, painting, watercolour, brushwork, colour mixing, collage, craft, pottery and weaving.
Materials explored include paper, boards and canvasses, acrylic and water colour paint, a great variety of brushes, pencils, crayons and oil pastels. Clay and pottery is a favourite part of the course and all pieces are painted when finished.
Apart from the pleasure of the "Hands-on" nature of this class, children enjoy expressing themselves in an imaginative and vibrant way.
Please note our waiting list for this year is now closed. Please contact us closer to the end of the year if you would like your child to be placed in a class for 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Joan Poche has been a tutor at the Centre since 2008. Joan has taught art to children since 2006, encouraging their technical and creative skills. Joan is also an accomplished glass artist, working from her own studio and kiln, and renown for her leadlighting.
Brooke Taylor has been teaching art to children for 5 years. She studied art at Curtin University and has a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts. She also has a certificate 3 in child care and is currently doing the Diploma in Child care.
Theresa Jansen-Grzadka is our most recent tutor. Theresa studied at the University of Manitoba, Canada and holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (Honours) majoring in Graphic Design.
Children will learn to create artworks using acrylic paint, pencil, pastel, charcoal, clay and paper. Children will develop problem solving skills, critical thinking and learn to see in a new way.
Classes run during school terms, from 4pm until 5.30pm.
We are always happy to have 'helpers' in our children's classes. This would be ideal for retired people who could assist with the children, handing out paints, paper etc. once a week or once a month, whatever time you could afford us. A Working With Children Check is essential (free of charge). Patience and a love of children is essential.