Children’s Art Classes


Our school holidays art workshops were listed in The Daily Telegraph as being one of the 10 best activities for children to participate in during the holidays!
We were proud to be listed with The Australian Museum, the NSW Art Gallery and Sydney Tower.

Our innovative school holiday art programs are written by our experienced teachers who are specialists in art education for children.

NSW Winter School Holidays Art Classes Program

We are running  2 hour and short 1½ hour ART workshops to keep your children busy in the holidays – No full day workshops will be held during the COVID pandemic.

2 hours  10.30-12.30pm , 10 – 12pm   or 1 – 3pm
90 mins –  10.30-12 noon, 10- 11.30am or 1.30-3pm

Children can attend 2 workshops on a day, they just need to bring lunch and morning tea to stay. An extra $20 will be charged for supervision during lunch.


All art workshops MUST BE PREPAID by EFT, Paypal, cheque or cash in advance to reserve your child’s place. We accept the creative kids voucher for 2 or more workshop bookings. Email the voucher number when booking, with your child’s name and birthdate. Then select bank transfer as payment.

No credit or refunds will be given if you cancel on the day of the workshop or do not show up. At least 2 days notice is needed for a cancellation.

PLEASE NOTE that if a workshop is full, our website will not let you progress to payment.


Mon 28th Jun 90 min

2 hours

10.30 am-12



PAINTING – Phoenix the fire bird



Tue 29th Jun 90 min

2 hours

10 am-12



PAINTING – Tropical Paradise



Wed 30th Jun 90 min

90 min

10.30 am-12


PAINTING – Fabulous Flowers




Thurs  1st Jul 90 min

90 min



PAINTING – Aurora Borealis

DRAWING -Everything Kawaii!



Fri 2nd Jul 90 min

90 min

10.30am – 12


PAINTING – Fox in the Snow

DRAWING – Polar Animals



To be confirmed DRAWING – Manga and Anime

The art school will be closed Saturday 3rd July until school resumes for Term 3.

Details for the Winter School Holidays Art Workshops

Jim Dine inspired Heart: Mixed Media Painting

Ages 5-14– Monday 28th June– 10.30am-12 noon

The young artists will observe and briefly discuss the unique Heart paintings by American Pop artist Jim Dine. Then they will create their own heart painting using warm and cool acrylic colours on a 30 x 40cm canvas. Pastel details and gold paint will be added to complete their multi layered work.

Phoenix the fire bird: Painting

Ages 7-15– Monday 28th June – 1-3pm

The young artists will learn about the mythological bird that sets fire to itself every 500 years. The symbolic meaning of the Phoenix is about renewal. It is about overcoming darkness and rising to the challenge to become powerful and succeed. They will also experiment with warm colours and sponging techniques to create a beautiful fire bird canvas.


Koala Bear: Mixed Media Painting

Ages 5-14 years – Tuesday 29th June 10.30am – 12 noon

The young artists will enjoy being guided step by step to paint on a canvas a portrait of a cute and cuddly Koala Bear. Painting techniques like sponging, layering and dabbing will be explored on their canvas painting.

Tropical Paradise: Painting

Ages 7-14 – Tuesday 29th June 1 – 3pm

The young artists will spend 2 hours escaping the winter chill by painting a beautiful tropical sunset and hidden paradise on a 30 x 40cm canvas. They will lean how to blend paint to create the sunset and paint fine details for the silhouetted island.


Fabulous Flowers: Painting

Ages 5-14 – Wednesday 30th June 10.30 – 12 noon

The young artists will paint a beautiful contemporary canvas depicting vibrant gerbera flowers painted in warm colours on a contrasting cool coloured background. They will learn how to do interesting painting techniques like dabbing and dotting. Glitter can be added at the end to give their artwork some sparkle.

Picasso Owl: Mixed media Painting

Ages 7-14 – Wednesday 30th June 1-2.30pm

The famous Spanish artist Pablo Picasso once found a little owl with a broken foot which he took home with him. He cured the owl and kept it in a cage in the kitchen of his apartment in Paris. The owl was the inspiration for several paintings that Picasso created. In this workshop the young artists will enjoy painting an owl using a monochromatic earth coloured paint scheme and they will hide their name in the feathers just like Picasso did in one of his owl works.


Aurora Borealis : Painting

Ages 5 + Thursday 1st July – 10.30am-12 noon

The young artists will paint a silhouetted landscape of a wintery sky on a 30 x 40 cm canvas.

Everything Kawaii! : Drawing

Ages 8 +  Thursday 1st July – 1.30 – 3 pm 

The young artists will learn how to draw animals in the iconic Japanese cute style.

Fox in the Snow: Painting

Ages 5 + Friday 2nd July  – 10.30am – 12pm 

The young artists will enjoy painting a cute fox portrait surrounded by snowfall.


Polar Animals: Drawing

Ages 8 + Friday 2nd July – 1.30 pm- 3pm 

The young artists will draw their favourite arctic animals such as wolves, polar bears, penguins, seals and more! They will then refine their drawings with Copic markers.

Manga and Anime: Drawing

Ages 7-14 – Dates to be confirmed soon!

This day introduces the young artists to the fun-packed world of Manga! They will learn the entertaining art of drawing in the unique Manga style – the actions, the eyes and of course amazing hair and outfits! They will start with the basic principles of drawing Manga eyes, hair and bodies, and will then progress through to creating a scene if time permits. The drawings will be rendered in ink and colour.


Children who love to paint or draw and have already been to these workshops previously are welcome to attend again.  A different program of activities guided by our teachers will be given to these children on the workshop day.

School Term Art Classes
Day Classes for Preschoolers 4-8yrs old.  After School Art Classes and Saturday Art Classes. Manga and Anime classes. Drawing only classes and Digital art classes
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All our teachers have had a Working with Children check.

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The programs at Young Artists are written by qualified educators who specialise in art education for children. We aim to make our programs enjoyable for the children because they learn more when they enjoy what they are doing!

Young Artists is found in the Hills district of Sydney. Our professional light filled studio space is located at Unit 43, 9 Hoyle Avenue, Castle Hill NSW 2154.
There is parking at the front door.

“Happiness… it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.”  Vincent van Gogh