Kids Art Workshops at Art Class Brisbane

Art Class Brisbane kids on stairs

Art Class Brisbane offers contemporary, creative and super fun children’s painting and sketch lessons and focus study workshops after school, some weekends and during holiday breaks throughout the year. Art Class Brisbane’s kids’ art lessons are held at their relaxed, colourful, nurturing studio and led by professional artist and illustrator Katie McErlean, Art Director of Art Class Brisbane and creatively led by each student!

After-school lessons include visiting a wide array of different mediums, while the school holiday workshops offer a variety of unique art themes, all of which change every school-term and holiday break. Art Class uses only safe high-quality products for their young (and adult) artists. Staff are also Blue Card accredited.

Who is Art Class Brisbane?

Art Class Brisbane is a professional creative studio for students aged 5 years and up, with a primary focus on sketch drawing, acrylic painting, medium techniques and colour study over many extracurricular lessons and workshops. A unique holiday workshop program is scheduled for each school holiday period. Art Class Brisbane also offers local school and kindergarten and school incursions.

Children smiling and displaying their artwork

Creative and educational school holiday workshops for kids 2021

Holiday workshops explore concepts in a creative and hands-on way, with Professional Artist Katie and her team leading the students in imagination and colour discovery. All workshops and classes are underpinned by their focus on fun, creativity, imagination, safety and the environment, with skill and confidence-building being at the core.

Art class workshops include: Acrylic, Watercolours and Pastel Painting on Canvas, Eco Reusable Bags and Specialty Paper, Clay Sculpture, Sketch/Graphite Life Drawing, Mandala Art and much more…

“Empowering children through their art” is a mantra of Art Class Brisbane.

June July school holiday art workshops

Join Professional Artists Katie & Kitty K in this super fun Holiday Art Series. Every Class can be modified to suit all ages, stages and abilities. Classes include all materials (inc Apron’s, Easels if required) Apron’s provided but as always remember to Dress for a Mess! This is a fully operational art studio.

Please note – We will be running things a bit differently these holidays -if your child is 5 – 6 years old / Kindy or Prep 2020 they must be booked with a paying Adult or be joined with an older sibling. Adults are NOT allowed to wait in the studio area unless they have purchased a paid seating ticket & are painting. We understand some children can be anxious – so we advise you to purchase a ticket and enjoy the time together.

Studio Workshop Holiday Price – $45 pp

All Classes will follow COVID safety protocols.

Always remember this is a working art studio and although we have aprons, sometimes little paint accidents do happen so best to be prepared and dress for a mess.

WEEK ONE with Katie

● Tues, June 29, 9.30am Fish Fish Come into the Dish ● Tues, June 29, 1.30pm Cockatiel Certainty ● Wed,June 30, 9.30am Rock n Roll Too ● Wed, June 30, 1.30pm Toucan Fiesta ● Thurs July 1, 9.30am Blue Moon Budgie ●Thurs July 1, 1.30pm Laugh Kookaburra

WEEK TWO with Kitty K.

● Tuesday July 6, 9.30am Feeling Blue Water Colour ● Wednesday, July 7, 9.30am Posca Pen Owls ● Thursday, July 8, 9.30am Pink Ladies

All sessions are to be booked and paid for online –

Art Class Brisbane holiday workshop inclusions

Workshops are run for 2 hours, with light refreshments included. Workshops are offered in set age groupings, designed for children ranging in ages between 5 and 14 years of age. That said, all ages, stages and abilities are very welcome. All bookings can be made online.

Workshops and classes have limited places and book out fast, so make sure to book early to secure a place.

Can’t make the holiday workshops but still wish to enjoy the Art Class painting experience? Artist Katie McErlean founder of Art Class is now offering ‘Take Home Art Packs’ with all art materials and tutorial video links included. These can be purchased on the Art Class Brisbane website.

Child painting owl on easel in bright colours

After school art classes

Kids will learn how to work with acrylic paint and various mediums in their professionally guided painting lessons or sketching classes with Professional Artist Katie McErlean with her 20 plus years of commercial art experience.

Students are provided with an easel, canvas board, fine art brushes, paints and textured mediums. Children are introduced to various art techniques with all materials supplied.


Term times: Thursdays 3.30pm – 4.30pm for ages 6 – 11 years | Thursdays 4.45pm – 5.45pm for ages 12 – 17 years


Ages 6 – 11 years and ages 12 – 17 years

Term time art lessons are offered in an 8-week package.


One of the best art classes around. My daughter did a term of art lessons with Katie and loved it. My girls have done holiday workshops over the past year and I have done a paint and wine night and loved it. Katie is professional and approachable.” – Meika O’Connell

Katie’s amazing ability to create fun and engaging experiences.” – Melinda Quincey

Just got home from painting this morning. These girls had a fabulous time. Thanks Katie, we will definitely be looking for more school holiday art classes.” – Charmaine Taylor

Katie is a fantastic art teacher. She’s friendly, knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. We will return for more, my son absolutely loved his time making clay monsters. The studio is well placed with great parking too!” – Rachael Gillespie

Art Class Brisbane has FREE car parking right at the back door, with toilet facilities next to the studio space. Wheelchair access is also available.

To find out more about booking your child in, head to the Art Class Brisbane website.

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