Creative Kids Art Club

FAQ

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

 

Question: Are parents required to stay while the classes are on?

Answer: Parents are not required to stay at the venue while the class is being run. Have an hour to yourself, read a book or grab a coffee!

Question: What do I need to bring?

Answer: All materials including art aprons are provided. Children can bring a water bottle and are required to wear shoes for safety reasons. Thongs and bare feet are not suitable for class.

Question: How many children are there in each class?

Answer: We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

Question: What activities do the children do each term?

Answer: We have a new program each term and have completed over 150 different art activities! The program usually includes several one week activities as well as a major project. The one week projects can include activities such as drawing, small construction, watercolour, mask making or craft. The major project spans 3 to 4 weeks and allows children to produce a wonderful work of art and to develop skills and ideas in a particular medium such as print making, sculpture, clay, mosaics or painting. Each term our major project varies. We also look at international artists and art movements and incorporate activities based on their ideas so the children learn about world art. See our kids work page to view some of our past projects.

Question: Do you have different classes for older and younger children?

Answer: Children from 5 to 10 years are able to enrol in all our classes. Each class provides an activity and students are guided to begin creating. From this starting point children are encouraged to develop their own concepts. Your child's ability, in terms of skills and ideas is more determined by their previous art experiences than by their age. We have had 9 yr olds that have never worked with clay, done printmaking or threaded a needle and 5 year olds that have done 4 terms with us and have confidence in all the major art areas! Our classes are able to offer new and exciting art experiences to all our students. The longer children attend our classes the more skilled and creative they become!

Question: Can I stay for the class and help my child?

Answer: If your child is very young and nervous about attending the first class then it is possible to stay for the first class as an observer. Please enquire when you enrol and list any behavioural or learning considerations on your enrolment. All our teachers are qualified and experienced primary school teachers and can assist your child with the activities.

Question: My child has food allergies, are children given food in class?

Answer: We do not give children any food and ask that all food be eaten before attending class. Due to health and safety concerns food is not permitted in class as we use materials such as dye, paint, clay etc. Please fill in details of any medical conditions as required on the enrolment form.

Question: Can I drop my child earlier than the class time?

Answer: Classes run for one hour and children can be dropped off at the classroom door a couple of minutes before the class is due to start. Our teachers need the time before this to set up for the class. This involves moving furniture, setting out and preparing materials for the class so it is best for children to attend at the allocated time.

Question: What if I am running late to collect my child?

Answer: If an unexpected circumstance arises and it is not possible to collect your child at the specified time please text Jane on 0408 194441 and she will pass on a message to the class teacher. If you are more than 5 minutes late the class teacher will call you to see where you are. Punctuality in collecting your child is appreciated as our teachers will wait till all the children have been collected from the venue.

Question: My child has a learning condition is it possible for them to attend classes?

Answer: We accept children with a range of learning abilities, if they have a genuine interest in learning about art. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children with behaviours that are disruptive to other students. We may also be able to provide an educational assistant for your child if required.

Question: Do you run a school holiday program?

Answer: We will be running a school holiday program starting in June 2017.

Question: My child has turned 11, where can they go for art classes?

Answer: We do not take children 11yrs or older. Central TAFE in Perth city offers classes on Saturday mornings for older children. Please visit their website for more information.

Question: My four year old loves art can they attend classes?

Answer: Children need to have turned 5 before they can enrol in classes with Creative Kids Art Club. Tresillian in Nedlands have an art class for younger children. Please contact them directly for details.

Question: Can I put my child's name down for classes?

Answer: Enrolments for the Creative Kids Art Club are only accepted with a completed enrolment form and full payment. The term enrolment fee is $199. Discounts are available for pension card holders. Please send a copy of your pension card to ask for a discount. Pro rata payments accepted for late start students.