Getting your kids involved in arts, crafts and creative play can be a great way to get them using their imagination and it can also be a vital learning tool when it comes to colours, shapes and textures.
And let's face it, anything that allows kids to get dirty and messy without consequences- what child isn't going to love that?
We've put together a list of some of the great options available in Brisbane when it comes to children's art classes.
Art4Ages claims to be more than just your average art class, with lessons also including building knowledge on other artists, exchanging movie reviews and sharing lots of laughs as well as creating lasting friendships. Classes run six days per week for ages two years and upwards. For more information and timetables, head on over to the Art4Ages website.
"Most attend Brizart because they simply love to explore the creative process and to discover the artist within." Brizart specialises in weekly art classes for children, teenagers and adults, offering not only drawing and painting skills but also artwork within sculpture, collage and clay modelling. Aimed at slightly older children, Birzart offers classes from seven years onwards. For more information head on over to the Brizart webpage
Tiny Art, Morningside
Tiny Art's main goal is that each and every one of their students has fun with art. In their eyes, all children love to express themselves in artistic and creative ways and their aim is to simply allow this to happen in a fun, group environment. Children are sure to enjoy every lesson but will also learn some new skills along the way. Classes run from two to twelve years and explore everything from drawing to textiles, clay and collage. Visit the Tiny Art website for more information.
Colour My Pot, Cleveland
Colour My Pot offers more of an artistic experience rather than a scheduled class. Head on over to their lovely studio, choose from a large number of ceramic ornaments, plates and tiles and paint to your heart's content. There are no age limits or ability restrictions, Colour My Pot is all about putting the fun back into art. With a range of school holiday activities as well as adult only evenings, there's something for everyone. For opening times, head on over to their website.
Flying Fox Studios, Everton Park
Flying Fox Studios believe in promoting the enjoyment of a life lived creatively. There is literally everything on offer here, ZoomArt classes for kids, Fox Blocks, which is a creative construction class for kids and also a Kindermusik class is available. The studio runs a regular play date morning and school holiday activities, as well having a parent lounge on site where you're free to catch up over a coffee. For further details please go ahead and visit the Flying Fox Studios webpage.
Raw Art, West End
Raw Art was originally a mobile company which offered it's classes by visiting primary schools on a daily basis, now however the company has opened it's very own doors in Brisbane's West End. Raw Art exposes children to a wide range of art experiences – from weaving and making mobiles, to screen-printing and stencilling, from making clay bugs to learning about Picasso and Matisse. Classes run in different age ranges, from two years right up to adult classes. For further details and booking information, head on over to the Raw Art website.
Tanias Arthouse, Cleveland
Tania has been teaching art classes to children in the Redlands area for thirteen years, offering lessons from the age of five and up. Whether it's painting, drawing or sculpture, kids will love creating their own works of art in the uniquely equipped studio. Class prices include all materials, books and even aprons. Another advantage? Tania also runs a small art shop directly underneath the studio, selling materials and equipment at affordable prices so the art can continue at home! For further info, check out Tania's webpage.
Speak Up Studio,Red Hill
Speak Up Studio is mainly a children's school of speech and drama however they also offer arts and craft lessons and workshops. Speak Up Studio is all about giving kids the skills and confidence to express themselves creatively, whether that's through the art of drama, film making, musically or through craft. Classes run for kids of all ages, both individually or in a group and can range from painting and drawing to building structural pieces such as photo frames or fairy wings. For further details on art classes and other workshops, check out the Speak Up Studio website.
Bim Bam Boom, Graceville
Bim Bam Boom have specifically tailored their art classes to suit children of different age ranges. For kids aged 2-4, classes mainly focus on messy play with hands on use of play-dough, painting, collage and even shaving cream crafts. From 4-6, lessons mature slightly to include pastels, mosaics and clay work. There is then a six plus class which offers a more structured lesson on basic drawing and art techniques which will then be used to complete a particular project. The school also offers birthday party and school holiday packages in addition to scheduled classes. For more information and class times, check out the website.
Do your children visit any other art classes in or around Brisbane? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!