Little Ginger Studio offers an innovative after school Visual Art sprogram with a focus on nurturing each child’s individual creativity. Students are supplied with varied stimulus material and encouraged to "think like real artists": drawing inspiration from the natural world, real-life objects in the studio, the work of adult artists, children’s literature illustration, other children’s art, photography, architecture, colours and patterns.
They are supported in every step to create their own unique artworks and lessons are differentiated to cater to all ages.
Each term offers a new program around a loose central theme. We might start with a directed drawing lesson to give students the skills and confidence to work towards creating their own imaginative versions, whilst sequentially building the technical skills needed to use a wide variety of media.
Exploration of materials is key and students are exposed to many types of artmaking:
- Handbuilding with paperclay
- Painting with watercolour
- Artist-quality acrylic paint
- Drawing from life
- Stimulus material and the imagination
- Using pastel/pencil/texta/charcoal/chalk or all at once
- Printmaking with found materials
- Intaglio or monoprinting
- All manner of collage
- Contemporary crafts such as weaving for example
Students find our classes equal parts relaxing, exciting and esteem-building and are encouraged to create in a supportive environment. A Little Ginger Studio Art class is a space to feel a sense of achievement. Students in our classes develop a real sense of camaraderie and positive encouragement and collaboration between pupils is encouraged. However, ultimately, our classes are about having some creative, messy fun!
8xMondays May 7th-Jul 2nd (skip public holiday) 3pm-4:45pm Supervision from 3pm, lesson starts 3:30pm after play / relax Duration: 1Hr45Min
- Tap into personal creativity
- Explore drawing from observation and using the imagination
- Learn hand-building techniques using paper clay
- Art smocks and all materials provided
- 5-7 student-made artworks to take home at the end of term
- A warm, friendly and supportive environment
- Professional firing and glazing with coloured underglazes and clear gloss glaze (1 ceramic artwork)
- Instruction by professional art educator Felicity Hibble
- Afternoon tea & water
Casual (Warning: It might get messy)
Kids in Kindergarten to year 2 (5-8 years old)
Vendor since 2017
Nurture your child's creativity in our FUN & MESSY art classes just for kids!
Have fun, make a creative mess and learn technical skills in Little Ginger Studio's exciting art classes for primary-aged kids taught by qualified teachers. Students of all abilities are supported, and individual expression nurtured. Little artists learn to encourage each other and focus on building positive relationships and mindsets about their work.
We explore pottery, drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, printmaking, using our imagination, process art, art collaborations, recycled art, big art, messy art, nature art, crafting and more.
Find us at three locations in the Eastern suburbs, and choose from after-school programs or School holiday workshops (ARTCAMP). All our teachers are experienced art educators with Working With Children Checks and appropriate training in First Aid.
Little Ginger Studio reserves the right to change and / or cancel advertised programming at any time. Bookings will be refunded in full in the case of cancellation. Refunds for term classes are only offered when cancelling before the commencement of term. Refunds or make-up classes for missed classes are not offered. Missed activities (eg clay) will not be repeated because of a missed class. Refunds for School Holiday workshops are only offered if cancelling more than 24hrs prior. LGS accepts no responsibility for classes missed because after care services were not notified via the proper channels. After care services cannot release your child to art class without parent permission. LGS reserves the right to cancel a student's enrolment without notice if their behaviour is too disruptive. Students must be picked up from class and cannot be released alone except via prior arrangement (eg. sms from parent). Photography permission for social media / website / advertising is requested at time of booking. At no time will your child's name be published. Please clearly indicate that you do not wish your child to be photographed or else permission will be assumed. LGS reserves the right to employ fewer than advertised staff if enrolments are low. Students and parents are responsible for picking up any artworks if the last class of the term is missed. Leftover artworks will not be stored for longer than a month. Parents are responsible for communicating any student special needs to LGS prior to day of workshop / class and supplying adequate medicines & treatment plans if needed. This may include for example: asthma puffers, antihistamines, Epipens. Please do not send your child to a class if they are unwell. LGS will endeavour to provide a safe environment at all times - however, from time to time we may use materials that can cause minor injuries (scissors, hot glue guns, hobby electrics, paper cuts!). Parents retain ultimate responsibility for deciding whether their child is mature enough to partake in certain activities. Please do not book your child into a workshop you think they will struggle with. Students should also accept some personal responsibility for sensible use of materials. Please be assured all effort will be taken to ensure your child is happy, well and enjoys their art making experience!