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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

Children's Week - Art for kinder kids 
This will give children a taste of what our Art for kids program is all about. Kids will get a chance to imagine, create and take home something special. Parents are required to stay for the sessions and encouraged to assist their little people.

This course is held at:
Eltham  - 739 Main Road
Diamond Creek - 119 Cowin St


What to bring

  • Art smock (preferably plastic)
  • A3 spiral bound cartridge paper sketch pad
  • Greylead pencils (Such as HB, 2B, 4B and 6B)
  • Faber Castell watercolour pencils (pack of 12)
  • Eraser
  • For Diamond Creek classes only - Acrylic paints and paint brushes)

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 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. Polly believes that all children are creative, and she aims to teach kids to enable self-expression and individuality. She has taught art workshops to kids around Melbourne and also works at Edendale Farm as part of the environmental education team.

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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  • 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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