Inspiring and developing creativity since 2011

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About Us

Perth-based artist, children’s author and teacher Jane McKay started Creative Kids Art Club in 2011 to offer after-school classes catering to children who loved art and craft. Starting with just four children in one location, Creative Kids Arts Club now has over 1 000 children attending our award winning holiday and after school classes each year in 12 different locations throughout Perth.

Read our parent testimonials below.

We were very impressed with all the students artwork. It’s a fantastic club, Juliette loves it and is learning so much about Art and we thoroughly enjoy seeing all the beautiful artwork that she brings home. Thank you so much!
Petra, 2019

We are very happy with the classes. The change in our little boy has been amazing!
Amanda, 2015

My son is really enjoying the classes, especially the variety of art work.
Angela, 2015

Thank you for all the wonderful projects that Katie has been involved with over the last few years. It has certainly been the highlight of her week coming to your art classes.
Kasia, 2016

We love our son's artwork, we have a wall at home for all his pieces from Creative Kids Art Club, they are just so good.
Fiona, 2017

My daughter is enjoying the classes very much, 10 out of 10 in her words!
Kate, 2015

My kids are very excited, they loved the class last time around and the arts mode continues for couple of days after at our home!
Sonia, 2017

Vision

To inspire and develop creativity through art education.

Mission

To provide quality art education, across a range of media, enabling our students to develop skills in the visual arts to nurture their creativity; have fun; form friendships; enhance problem-solving skills and original thinking; and build self-confidence.

Values

We believe art and creativity are life enhancing, and we encourage children to explore their creativity and learn new skills. We treat children, parents and staff with respect and consideration. We encourage honesty and integrity.

Meet Our Team

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Jane McKay
Director

Jane is a professional artist, and a qualified, experienced primary school teacher with a Bachelor in Education from the University of Tasmania and a degree in Fine Art from Curtin University. Jane has exhibited her paintings widely throughout Australia and also overseas in Kyoto, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her works are held in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas. She has also published children’s books. Described by Thomas (age 7) as 'the best teacher in the world', Jane loves teaching and creating the exciting and fun programs for our Creative Kids, Art Club and holiday programs. Jane teaches classes in Nedlands and Riverton on Thursdays.

Ella Steiner

Ella Steiner
Arts Administrator

Ella is our wonderful Arts Administrator with a degree in Fine Art from Curtin University. She assists the director with progams, planning and booking venues to ensure the smooth running of the classes. Ella has worked with Creative Kids Art Club since 2015 as an Educational Assistant and is currently studying Honours in Fashion and Fine Art.

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Debbie Molyneux
Teacher

Debbie has a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching, specialising in Visual Arts, from Edith Cowan University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Deaf Education) from Melbourne University. She has over 14 years experience teaching primary classes and inspires children to develop new skills and experiment by providing support and encouragement. Debbie is a creative, organised and enthusiastic teacher. She takes our classes in Willagee and Piara Waters. Feedback from parents: 'my child loves the classes, Debbie has been wonderful!'

Teacher Helen from our Bayswater location

Helen Shanahan
Teacher

Helen has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Curtin University and a Post Graduate Diploma of Education from Edith Cowan University. She has taught for 25 years in both secondary and primary schools in Perth, as an Art Specialist teacher. Helen has participated in the creation of the Australian Art Curriculum and on the writing of standards for the Visual Arts Guidelines. Helen brings her art education experience and passion for the visual arts to our art classes in Bayswater.

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Jane Ziemons
Teacher

A professional artist, Jane is studying for a Masters degree specialising in contemporary fashion and textiles. She has a post-graduate certificate in primary education and has taught for over 15 years with infant and primary school children. She aims to provide a classroom with rich and varied learning experiences that are also lots of fun. Jane teaches our after school classes in Kingsley on Thursdays and in Currambine.

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Renee Musca
Teacher

Renee takes our classes in Leederville and East Victoria Park on Wednesdays. She has Bachelor of Education in art from Edith Cowan University and over 15 years teaching experience. During this time, she has developed art programs for primary school students and taught everything from sculpture to printmaking. She is interested in all areas of art, Renee is a friendly and passionate teacher.

Lauren - Art Teacher

Lauren Studer
Teacher

Lauren is an enthusiastic teacher with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a Diploma of Education from Edith Cowan University. Lauren has taught Visual Art and Dance in high schools for 11 years and is experienced in teaching all art forms, specialising in painting and printmaking. Lauren is committed to providing a safe and supportive classroom, encouraging children to be creative and have fun! Lauren teaches our classes in Doubleview.

 

Emily Muco - teacher

Emily Muco
Teacher

Emily takes our classes in South Fremantle. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University and holds a Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia. Emily is a an enthusiastic teacher and artist who has won awards for her art and been invited to exhibit at the Singapore Institute of Contemporary Arts. She also has her own fashion label and has showcased items at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. Emily aims to create a supportive, safe and fun learning environment for the children in her classes.

Veronica Schunck

Veronica Schunck
Teacher

Veronica has a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching from Edith Cowan University.She is a Visual Arts Specialist teacher with over twenty years experience.  Veronica enjoys teaching art and encourages children to developing their creative skills. She likes to experiment with all art forms and has a personal interest pastel drawing and ceramics. Veronica teaches our classes in Aveley and Monday classes in Kingsley.

Deanna teacher at Creative Kids Art Club

Deanna Gibson
Teacher

Deanna has a Bachelor of Education majoring in Art Education from Curtin University. She also has a graduate Cetrtificate in Education from Notre Dame University majoring in Early Childhood Education. She is a certificed Zentangle teacher and is Intenational Creativity Guild certified. She encourages her students to explore materials, develop art processes and their own individual creativity. Deanna teaches our Floreat classes, East Victoria Park classes on Thursdays and Riverton classes on Tuesdays.

Cynthia

Cynthia Hsu
Materials Assistant


Chantal

Chantal Lebrasse-Dyers
Bookkeeper


Gladys, Marketing Assistant

Gladys Tang
Marketing Assistant