Art Smart -  Professional Art Program St.Kilda

Art Smart - Professional Art Program St.Kilda

Explores drawing, painting &sculptural techniques.

Over 100 people have attended this class


Artea Afterschool Art Classes - Suitable for 5-12 year olds. The class is ran by professional artist's - Helen Pollard, who holds a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Art – Fine Arts and a Masters of Art - Art in Public Places and her team of qualified artists and teachers. This program introduces children to a variety of drawing, painting and sculptural process. We aim to expose participants to a range of fun yet educational exercises that begin to teach them the elements of seeing and translating both on a visual and an expressive level. 

Session Times –

Tuesday Senior Program - Grade 3+

Thursday Junior Program - Prep - grade 3. 

 from 3.30pm - 5pm

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What you will learn

  • Learn a variety of drawing, painting and sculptural process.
  • Expose participants to a range of fun yet educational exercises.
  • Incorporates art history with techniques

What you will get

  • Quality art materials
  • New skills and knowledge

What to bring

  • Drink Bottle and smock

What to wear

Recommended not to wear best uniform.

Appropriate for

Primary school aged children

Course information

Welcome to ARTea : Art School Community and Party Venue! ARTea is an art school and community space celebrating Art, for all ages. We run a wide range of programs for adults and children, parties and events, mother groups, afterschool, homeschool & holiday programs. We can organise the party of your dreams , whatever the budget we can sort it out for you!! From very simple to Mad Hatters high tea party, with your ideas, Artea can make it into a reality! We hand make all our decorations and we love a challenge so any theme is possible. Create a masterpiece (arts and crafts), invite your favourite superhero or a fairy, pet your favourite farm animal, reptile or pony ride, bop to your favourite song at the disco, laugh at a clown or be marvelled by a Magician, just a few ideas. Packages start from $290. We can organise everything at our Port Melbourne studio (sun lounge and BBQ area for parents to socialise) or we can visit you (home, park, scouts hall, centre, christening, wedding, events). See party section for full details

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Your Teacher

We do some super things with all sorts of colours and materials!


 Below is some information about the classes and any queries please don't

hesitate to ask.



ART SMART - Further Information

--- Please pack an art smock in a plastic bag in your child's school bag each week. (We can't share our art smocks any more due to Covid, so each child needs to bring their own.)

--- After the trial class, please text Helen directly to confirm enrolment and a link will be sent to you for payment. 

If you do not wish your child to continue after their trial class, please notify us the following days. (But we hope, of course, that your child loves the class!)

--- The first class is free for new students. 

--- It's $18 per class and $29 each term for materials (excludes GST).

--- We always share a packet of family assorted biscuits at the start of the class, so we like to check that's ok and that allergies aren't a problem. Please pack a healthy snack as well. The kids are so hungry after school.  

--- Please note that it is the parent's responsibility to ensure that their child gets to the class safely and is collected safely.

For the children who attend the school where the class is held and go directly to the art class at the end of school, we find that the children happily make their own way there. But if for any reason you are uncertain they can safely do so, please organise for someone to take them, or ask their class teacher to remind them.

--- If your child is going to be away, we do ask that you please let us know beforehand. We mark the roll with an app at the start of every class. If your child is away and we haven't been notified, you will get sent an automated text as a safety measure.

--- Please sign your child out at the end of the class, so that we know they have been collected safely and by whom. Please bring your own pen for Covid reasons.

--- And when picking up your child, please acknowledge the teacher, so she can see your child is safe with you.

--- We always try and be really careful in Art Smart with art smocks, but somehow paint always seems to magically get through...past collars or the kids take them off when we are busy..usually at clean up time!!

--- So we recommend that the children don't wear their best school uniform and that the older kids that come to the later session change into old clothes.

--- Please keep us updated with any allergies or changes. If your child has an Action Plan, please ensure that you have emailed an up to date copy to and handed in a hard copy to the Art Smart teacher. Please ensure that any medications that are required are always with your child during Art Smart classes.

--- We sometimes post images of the children's art on our Facebook or Instagram. If you mind us posting images of the children's work, please let us know. We never show faces.

Please let us know if you need to know anything else - the kids have a wonderful time!

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4.6 (14 reviews)
Nicorated it
18 Apr 2024Art Smart - Professional Art Program St.Kilda
My daughter had a wonderful time. After trying a few different after school activities- it’s a relief to find one that she wants to come back to!
Tessrated it
07 Apr 2024
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Henry rated it
26 Mar 2024
Henry has loved these classes. He looks forward to them every week. We will be continuing the afterschool art classes. Thankyou!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A refund can be requested 7 days before class starts. Free of charge.
  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

For Afterschool Art Smart Program -
Payment is made at the start of each term and will vary from term to term depending on the number of classes.
Please note that missed lessons are not refundable, but catch up lessons can be arranged at any of the other school locations, or a double lesson at your current location (subject to availability). If, however, you know child is going to be away at the start of the term for any length of time please let us know in advance before the commencement of the term and a revised invoice will be issued.

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