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Children’s Art Course (Ages 5-8) – Wed Afternoons, 4 weeks

June 5 @ 3:45 pm - June 26 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to Arty Animals – where imagination meets creativity!

Our after school art course is designed to ignite your child’s passion for art while fostering confidence and self-expression.

In this exciting program, no prior skills are required, only a love for creativity and enthusiasm to explore. Led by the talented artist and educator, Kristine Ballard, your child will embark on an artistic journey filled with fun, learning, and discovery.

No skills required, just enthusiasm and a love for creativity. 

Course Overview

Term 2 is all about embracing the world of creative critters! Through a variety of mediums including colour, clay, paint, and art play, your child will unleash their inner artist. Each session is carefully crafted to include engaging warm-up activities, practical skill-building techniques, and plenty of opportunities for imaginative expression.

What to Expect

Guided by an enthusiastic artist, your child will delve into creative exploration, nurturing their imagination, fostering self-expression, and honing their individual artistic vision. Through hands-on activities, audio-visual teaching resources and guided instruction, they will develop essential skills for creative thinking. This interactive workshop provides a stimulating social environment, encouraging collaboration and connection among young artists.

Engaging in artistic endeavours has been shown to have numerous positive effects on children’s mental and emotional well-being, including stress reduction, enhanced self-esteem, and a profound sense of achievement.

About the Artist

Kristine Ballard is an artist and arts educator with a rich background in both professional design and fine arts. She helps artists personalise their work, manage their practices, and stay inspired. With over 25 years of design experience, she has also developed and facilitated art programs. Kristine specialises in one-on-one art classes and mentoring, and her own artwork explores contemporary still life and landscape themes. She exhibits her art widely and has received multiple art residencies. Kristine combines her design and fine arts skills to empower students at all levels of their artistic journey.

Brightspace Artists 0001 Kristine


Duration: 1.25 hours per session x 4 weeks

Day: Wednesdays, from June 5th

Time: 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM


👩‍🎨 Professional instruction

🎨 All equipment and materials provided

🍏 Light snacks and refreshments

🎶💃🎲 Music, dance, and fun games!

🪑 Parent Lounge

Instructor: Kristine Ballard, a seasoned art professional, will lead the sessions.

8 Week Program Schedule

Week 1 – Wednesday May 8th – EXPIRED

ANCIENT ANIMALS – Cut outs and colour.  Wax resist dinosaur artworks.

Week 2 – Wednesday May 15th – EXPIRED

ANTARCTIC ANIMALS – Painting penguins in acrylic.

Week 3 – Wednesday May 22nd – EXPIRED

TROPIC ANIMALS – Painting wild birds in acrylic.

Week 4 – Wednesday May 29th – EXPIRED

AFRICAN ANIMALS  – Cartoons and cutouts.

Week 5 – Wednesday June 12th – EXPIRED

FARMYARD ANIMALS – Clay and cows. Farm animal sculptures.

Week 6 – Wednesday June 19th

POND ANIMALS – Watercolour & ink. Frog artworks.

Week 7 – Wednesday June 26th

DOMESTIC ANIMALS – Painting flower power puppies.

Week 8 – Wednesday July 3rd

MAGICAL ANIMALS – Sparkle and colour with unicorns and dragons.


Address: 1371 Botany Rd Ground Floor 1, Botany NSW 2019.

Parking: Convenient parking available in the surrounding streets Botany Road, Nilsson Lane

Public Transport: The bus stop is just a 100 meter walk from Botany shops at Botany Rd stop or across the road at Botany Rd & Hickson St.


Let your child’s creativity soar at Animals & Critters.

Enrol now for an enriching artistic experience!


Please note: The class requires a minimum number of participants to proceed.



June 5 @ 3:45 pm
June 26 @ 5:00 pm
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The Brightspace Studio
1371 Botany Rd Ground Floor 1
Botany, NSW 2019 Australia
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(02) 8057 5851
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Term Two 2024 Children's 4 Week Art Course Wednesday Afternoon: 5-8yrs
Unleash your child's creativity with our after school art course. Elevate your child's artistic skills and confidence through engaging and educational classes.
$ 192.00