Kids Get Crafty

Educational art afternoons for children.

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Are you looking for a fun, educational and creative after school activity?

Does your child love to draw, make, and generally get a bit messy?

Do you have a budding artist just looking for the right way to express themselves?

Come along to Kids Get Crafty!

Taught by practicing artist and teacher Alisa, these after school sessions focus on encouraging creative thinking while introducing your child to drawing, painting, and sculptural techniques.

For one hour each week, see this as creative training for your child's mind, mental exercise, and an alternative to every day learning. 

Class sizes are kept small to ensure individual attention and specialised learning.

Alisa has a current working with children, long-term experience in the community and social work sectors, and has taught children of all ages for over 10 years.

This workshop runs for 8 sessions:

January 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28


PLEASE NOTE: there is no session on February 21

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What you will learn
  • Painting, drawing, paper folding and sculptural making techniques
  • Creative thinking and innovation
  • Basic principles of design and art styles
What you will get
  • Tuition under and excellent and experienced teacher and practicing artist
  • A fun and relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention
  • All materials included in the tuition fee

What to bring
  • Just yourself - and an open mind!
What to wear

Casual/old clothes (it WILL GET MESSY!)

Appropriate for

This course is suitable for children age 8 to 11 years old.


This is an 8 week course that runs on Thursday afternoons throughout term 1:

January 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28



Alisa Tanaka-King

Vendor since 2016

Alisa Tanaka-King is a Melbourne based artist, with a practice which focuses on sustainability and the handmade. Her work is often non-traditional in form, combining installation and the drawn line with live performance.

Alisa is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (printmaking) and Graduate Diploma of Performance Creation (animateuring). Since 2009, Alisa has been represented by Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, while exhibiting across Melbourne at various galleries and events. 

In 2012, Alisa returned to study to explore marrying her two loves - live performance and visual art.

Since then, she has continued to investigate and experiment with this unique practice. While her work is non-traditional, she draws on traditional techniques to inform how she creates her work and the materials she uses.

In 2014, Alisa spent time in Japan at the Awagami Traditional Papermaking Factory as part of their visitng artists program. Here she was taught the traditional techniques used in Japanese paper making. Alisa's Japanese heritage underpins her work, and is a constant reference when she is making.

 In October 2014, Alisa was invited to be an artist in residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland where she spent one month in the forests of the Lake Regions with ten other international artists.

During this time, the importance of environment, consumerism in arts practices and sustainability became crucial considerations to how she made work. Interested in creating immersive experiences for audiences, Alisa's work has since taken the form of large-scale installations, growing and forming around an audience.

IIn 2016, Alisa has been privileged to travel to Japan and Europe, connecting with artists, festivals and events supported by the Australia Council Artstart grant. 

Aside from her solo practice, Alisa coordinates the Community Arts Program at Ballarat Community Health in Victoria. Here Alisa runs art and drama workshops, education programs, creative support groups, and the Lucas Community Gallery & Arts Space.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Alisa Tanaka-King does not offer refunds for classes. If you are no longer able to attend a class, 48hrs notice via email prior to the start of a class is required to receive a transfer.  Transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within  48hrs of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds or transfers for missed classes. For cancellations prior to the 48hr cut off, email Alisa Tanaka-King to organise a transfer.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Alisa Tanaka-King or organised by Alisa Tanaka-King must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Alisa Tanaka-King.


I agree to give Alisa Tanaka-King unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Alisa Tanaka-King classes and events or on Alisa Tanaka-King's premises. (For use of Alisa Tanaka-King marketing materials).


Alisa Tanaka-King requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a transfer. No refunds.  


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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