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About the Classes

To enrich all students, at any stage of their art journey, in the creative process.

Art Classes for children ages 5 – 17 by professional artist and qualified art teacher in a small and cosy environment, fostering great friendships within the group.

My aim for these classes is to provide a safe and stimulating environment where all students feel relaxed and comfortable enough in order to create.

Painting a Pair of Rainbow Lorikeets600


Class sizes are small, ensuring that each student gets lots of one-on-one tuition and guidance.  Chances are that students will not be working on the same themes or using the same art forms and media as the classes are tailored to suit the needs of the individual.  I have chosen to structure the children’s art classes in this way as each child has different interests, passions, strengths and weaknesses.  They need to be given the flexibility to achieve at their own pace where their confidence is allowed to grow.

Students will be steered in different directions to try out new media  when they are ready.  They will be encouraged to try lots of new things which may mean going out of their comfort level in order to grow as artists.  Artworks are never rushed, just for the sake of getting them finished and nothing leaves Oz Wildlife Studio until the student has achieved their very best.

Parents and Carers: Please note that Oz Wildlife Studio Art Classes are not set up for parents staying on the premises during art classes and the expectation is that the children will be dropped off with parents collecting them at the end of the session.

For the very first lesson only, parents may stay for the entire session or part of the lesson to make sure that both the child and you as parents feel comfortable with Lesley, as a teacher, the environment and the care and safety of your child.Thank you for your co-operation and understanding with this.

For more specific information about the classes for different age  groups please click on the appropriate menus on the website.

Lesley Smitheringale

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