Classes & Workshops

What we do ...

We provide art tuition for primary and secondary students. School holiday classes and term classes include painting, drawing and clay modeling. Adult classes are throughout the school term.

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Childrens After School Classes
This term based program is designed to ensure each child has great success whilst having fun with learning to draw and paint.
Students ages range from Primary to lower Secondary School. Topics are selected to suit the age of the children, and Cheryl guides the class through a range of media, including acrylic paints, water colour pencils, charcoal, collage, sketching, 
water colour pencils, oil pastels and mixed media. The structure of the class concentrates on drawing proportions correctly, paint brush techniques, colour theory, colour mixing, creating textures, and understanding shading. Extra canvases are available to purchase for $10 each.
10 week school terms 3.30pm - 5pm
Cost: $300pp per term
Childrens School Holiday Classes
Each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of the school holidays Cheryl presents a 3 hour session for primary age students and above. These are fabulously creative sessions for all the kids who love to paint and create hand built clay pieces.
First half of the class time is painting and the other half is pottery. Card is used to paint on, or canvas is available to purchase for $10.
10am - 1pm each Tuesday and Thursday of the school holidays
Cost: $50pp per session, $45 for 2 or more bookings
Various Thursdays 10am-4pm
Cost: $120 per day (lunch included)
Childrens Art Parties
Children from 5 years can indulge their artistic expressions at these popular 2 hour sessions. Enter an exciting studio with easels and canvases ready for painting. Any theme can be chosen, and Cheryl will customise the session to suit the age and interest of the birthday girl or boy. All materials, art aprons, trestle table and marquee are supplied. BYO napery food/birthday cake/drinks.
2 hour duration - call to arrange a time that suit you.
Cost: from $270 for a group of 10 children
Ladies Beginner Art Classes
With Cheryl’s nurturing and gentle teaching methods, ladies can come and enjoy 2 hours of fun and creativity.
Step-by-step instruction is available, OR independent learning. You can bring your own ideas, or you can be part of the lesson plan selected from 100's of topics. A4 card, easels and paints are supplied, though many bring their own materials and canvases.
Thursdays 5pm - 7pm
Fridays 10am - 12 noon

Cost: from $25pp per session
Paint and Sip (Bubbly Brushes)
On the last Friday/Saturday of each month bring your wine/champers or beer along to a lively studio to celebrate our popular Bubbly Brushes Sessions. A topic is chosen and we can follow the step-by-step guidance from Cheryl’s demonstration. Private parties, birthday parties, Girl’s or Mum’s Day Out and Hen’s nights are welcome. Canvas, easels, paints, aprons and delicious nibbles are supplied. Other times are available depending on request.
Last Saturday of each month 2pm - 5pm
Last Friday of each month 6pm - 9pm
Cost: $50pp
Private One-on-one sessions - suitable for
Parent and Child or Individuals
If you prefer more individual art sessions completely customised for you, Cheryl gives you an opportunity to have private teaching.
Topics, art materials, and times are available, please just give a call or email a request. Children and adults are welcome to this
2 hour session - various times are available
Cost: $65pp per hour
Family Groups
These sessions are a wonderful time for bonding and spending special time with your loved ones - no matter what age. Children and adults and families are welcome to this. If you prefer more individual art sessions completely customised for you, Cheryl gives you an opportunity to have private one-on-one teaching to upskill in drawing, painting or pottery. Topics, art materials, and times are available, please just give a call or email a request.
Costs: from $65 pp per hour (includes all materials)
Photography Classes
Having completed studies in a Diploma of Photography and Masters of Photography (AIPP), Cheryl has been teaching digital courses for many years. 
This course covers, how to use the camera, creativity in composition, artistic approaches to landscape and portraits, care of the equipment.
This is a 4 week course, with theory and practice -  excursion included.
Various Saturday afternoons throughout the school term
Cost: $200pp
NDIS Clients
Having a wealth of experience in this area, Cheryl, with her patience and gentle manner welcomes NDIS clients.
Various time slots are available during the week
Cost: from $65pp per hour
Pottery Classes - handbuilding teqhniques
Discover the tranquil qualities of clay. This adventure lets you discover the many different techniques such as coil, pinch pot, slab, and modelling to sculpt functional pieces and artistic sculptural works. Cheryl introduces you to these and more,
including preparation of the clay, glazings and firings.
Block of 4 Saturdays 10am - 11.30am
Costs: $350pp which includes all materials, glazing and firings