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Art for kids



These classes value children's natural curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm for art.

We provide a mix of experiences designed to develop their skill base, introduce them to different artists and styles and encourage their flourishing creativity. Painting, drawing, watercolour, ink and pastel skills are woven into our fun and challenging classes.

As well as skill development, kids can expect to have lots of fun exploring their ideas in a variety of different art mediums and techniques.

Participants have the opportunity to exhibit in our end of year diversARTy exhibition at Eltham Library Gallery to celebrate their achievements with friends and family.
  • The maximum class size is 10
  • Places may be available in this course after the start date. Please contact us to enquire: 9433 3744


This course is held at:
Eltham  - 739 Main Road
Diamond Creek - 119 Cowin St
Panton Hill - 18 Bishops Rd


What to bring

  • Art smock (preferably plastic)
  • Art supply kit, available from Victorian Artists Supplies for $45 containing:
    • A3 spiral bound cartridge paper sketch pad
    • A set of acrylic paints
    • Brushes
    • Pencils - black
    • Pencils - colour set
    • Dry pastels
    • Oil pastels
    • A calico bag
Victorian Artists Supplies, 715 Main Road, Eltham.

The above materials are a starting kit only. Parents will need to replenish their children's supplies as needed, depending on how quickly they use them. Returning students - please remember to replenish your art kit when you run out of materials.

We advise you to buy your materials/equipment no more than one week prior to the start of the course to avoid expense for a course that may be cancelled.

Some materials are also supplied in the classroom.

About the tutors

Polly is a qualified P-12 teacher with a major in Creative Arts. She has studied Visual Arts and Contemporary Dance and has also taught Mindfulness and Resilience incursions in schools. As well as teaching childrens’ art workshops, Polly also works at Edendale Farm, as part of the Environmental Education team. 
Polly is passionate about kids learning through art and creativity, and uses her teacher knowledge about how children learn, to engage kids in creative and authentic art-making. Her Art for Kids classes will be supportive and fun. Kids will explore different mediums and ways of working, through topics that are stimulating and relevant to them. Polly believes that all children are creative, and teaches to enable self-expression and individuality. 

Angharad Neal-Williams is an Illustration and Life Drawer based in Melbourne. Her work combines strong line drawing with controlled colour and shape to create thoughtful, fun and conceptual drawings. Angharad has taught children in a range of settings, helping them to develop their creativity.


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Contact us



  • Diamond Creek
  • 119 Cowin Street
  • Diamond Creek 3089

  • Eltham
  • 739 Main Road
  • Eltham 3095

  • Panton Hill
  • 18 Bishops Road
  • Panton Hill 3759

  • Nillumbik Shire Council trading as Living &
  • Learning Nillumbik, Registered Training
  • Organisation No. 3989, ABN 64 487 894 794

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