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.

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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 has completed Honours in Fashion and Fine Art.

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Fiona Blakeley
Teacher

Fiona has a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching specialising in the Arts from Edith Cowan University and teaches general primary school and specialist art classes. Fiona encourages her students' innate love of creativity, encouraging them to seek inspiration from the world around them. She has a life-long passion for the Arts and teaches art classes at Piara Waters and East Victoria Park. 

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Katherine Hey
Teacher

Katherine has a Diploma in Fine Arts from TAFE, a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. She has taught Visual Arts in high school for over twelve years and has recently embarked on her own studio practice. Katherine loves giving students an outlet for their ideas and creativity in a safe and supportive environment. She takes our Art Club classes in Kingsley on Monday.

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Linda Ullrich
Teacher

Linda has Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University and Diploma in Education, majoring in Art from Edith Cowan University. She is an experienced art teacher and has taught primary and secondary art programs for many years. Linda also works as a professional artist and has exhibited her sculptural pieces in Sculpture by the Sea and other exhibitions. She teachers our classes in Peppermint Grove.

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Renee Musca
Teacher

Renee has a 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 and currently teaches our classes in Leederville.

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Michael Cousins
Teacher

Michael has a Master of Teaching and a Bachelor of Art’s majoring in Visual Art from Edith Cowan University. He is passionate about art education and the value a creative mindset can have on improving cognitive function in children. Michael encourages and guides his students to achieve success in their creative endeavours. Michael is teaching classes in Floreat

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Tara Browne
Teacher

Tara is a multi-disciplined artist with interests including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. She has a Bachelor in Secondary Education majoring in Fine Art from Edith Cowan University. She is a hard working and enthusiastic teacher who is passionate about providing quality art education to her students. Tara takes our classes in Doubleview and Currambine.

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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 Bayswater classes.

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Felicity Bargmann
Teacher

Felicity takes our classes in Kingsley on Thursdays. She is a specialist art teacher with over 15 years experience having a BA in Graphic design and a Diploma of Education from University of Tasmania. Felicity has been a graphic designer in London & Milan and managed an art gallery in Perth. Felicity now loves being an  entusiastic art teacher! She thrives on inspiring individual students to expess their unique creativity and produce fabulous artworks to take home and be treasured.