Art Encounters offers children aged 5 – 8 an advanced approach to learning strong drawing and painting skills in a playful yet controlled environment. We believe in a balanced mix of challenge, discipline and expression in this age bracket where children are very open to new learning.
Our term programs include a strong focus on drawing and painting techniques. However, we also look at projects that are more tactile such as sculpture, printmaking, collage or mixed media. Our greatest quest for our young students is to give them early skills with which to express themselves.
Over the 20 plus years that the school has been running, it is clear that children who commence their art education early develop clear advantages not only in representational drawing and painting skills, but also in the ability to express their emotions and experiences in life.
Art Encounters is committed to teaching students not only technique and expression, but also the importance of finishing that which is started. A large part of our educational system focuses on commitment, completion and the rewards that effort and discipline offer; we believe it is healthy for children to learn these lessons in these times of instant gratification and overly appreciated outcomes.
Term 4 2021, classes are being offered at a reduced price due to lock downs and the unpredictability of in house programs. Please note, that materials will not therefore be included in the fees. Before confirming your booking, please read our terms and conditions thoroughly as we are unable to offer refunds, credits or transfers.
A selection of art kits are available for purchase online. You may find that your child already has many of these items available at home. We are keeping materials simple and accessible and our online classes will focus mainly on drawing and watercolor painting projects in term four. Should the studio open for classes, we will provide the materials in house.
Discounted materials are available through our online shop – Please click here for kit options.
Parents are also welcome to purchase single items – please call our office on 9528 3392 or email email@example.com for specific orders.