THIS TERM ARTLIS STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO ENTER THE ELANORA UNITING CHURCH ART EXHIBITION AND COMPETITION. Terms have been planned to allow students to work on a piece that fits the Exhibition brief, with the option of entering it into the exhibition once they have completed. Yes! There are prizes!!

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Drop in Classes - Currumbin Studio

Our Saturday morning sessions are perfect for those mini-artists who like to experiment with their own ideas. Each Saturday we will have a different medium available for your mini-artist to make into their own project. One of our artists will be available for any questions or help that your mini-artist may need, and students will have access to all our reference material.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not a step by step art class – students will work autonomously on their own projects!

No booking needed! However we can only fit 10 kids into our studio at a time! So once we reach maximum capacity there may be a waiting period.

Age Group  This class is suitable for all ages (Children under four must have parents stay with them)

Location  30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin

Cost   $10 per hour session

Times  Saturday 10am – 1pm (during term times)


Art Techniques - Currumbin Studio

Aimed at letting kids discover a range of media, tools and techniques. This term we will be working on how to read and analyse a brief, to complete works that will be relevant for entry into the Elanora Uniting Church Art Exhibition as well as our own exhibition at the end of the year!

Age Group   see below
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $16 per class paid term in advance – Bookings essential

Monday 3.30 – 4.15pm (5-12 years)
Monday 5:00 – 5:45pm (8-14 years
Tuesday 3.45 – 4.30pm (8-14 years)
Wednesday 3.30 – 4.15pm (5-12 years)
Thursday 3.45 – 4.30pm (5-12 years)

Portfolio Building - Currumbin Studio

Bring your own ideas and turn them into art projects. This class is aimed at intermediate mini-artists who need direction on their own projects. Students will work autonomously with guidance from our qualified artists to help develop a portfolio of artworks that showcase their own skill, while building their technique knowledge over a range of media.
This is a session based on intensively increasing skillset, as such we will have a max 7 students to allow enough one on one attention per student.


Age Group   This Class is suitable for ages 9-14
Location 30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $18 per class paid term in advance – bookings essential

Times  Tuesday 5.00-6.00pm

Street Art & Cartooning Techniques - Currumbin Studio & Oxenford

Our Street art sessions have moved to Fridays. Mini-artists will work on canvas, board or skateboard, creating colourful artworks in a graffiti street art style and look at cartooning techniques. Working with watercolours, acrylic, sprays posca markers and stencilling techniques.

Age Group  This Class is suitable for ages 6-14

Location  30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin

Cost  $16 per session term up front 

Tuesday 4-5pm – Oxenford Community Centre
Friday 4-5pm – Currumbin Studio

Bookings Essential

Home School Classes - Currumbin Studio

An 8 week term of art classes running inline with QLD visual arts curriculum. Students will experience a range of media, including graphite, clay, acrylic and watercolour paints. They will gain knowledge of pencil weights, paper weights and different types of paper through a variety of projects including sculpture, sketching, canvas painting and perspective drawing. Contact me for entire term lesson plan and applicable curruculum outcomes.

Age Group   This Class is suitable for ages 5-14
Location 30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $128 per term

Monday 1.30-2.30pm
Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm

Bookings Essential

Preschool Classes – In studio

Classes aimed at preschoolers to discover colours and shapes and experiment with mess, paints, and glue. Our preschool artist will take mini-artists through activities aimed at developing fine motor skills and practicing active imagination.

Age Group   This Class is suitable for ages 3-6
Location 30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost  $200 for a 10 week term, $100 for a fortnightly term, or $25 for casual sessions (Bookings essential) 

Tuesday 10:00 – 11:00 am
Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30 am

Comic Book Club – Currumbin Studio

Do you have a mini-artist who dreams of making it big in the comic book world?

Let Gilly walk them through creating their own comic book story! Mini-artists will create characters with identifiable personality traits, make illustration panels, learn to story board their ideas and create engaging front covers. Students will experiment with Gilly’s signature layering techniques, posca paint markers, watercolours paints and acrylic paints and will be coached through the process of turning ideas into identifiable character art.

This class will be limited to 7 students.

Age Group   This Class is suitable for ages 8-16
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $16 per session paid full term in advance (8 week term $128) – bookings essential

Saturday 1.30-2.30pm

Manga Drawing Workshops – Currumbin Studio

With a focus on sketching, full body proportioning, facial expressions and creating movement in drawings, mini-artists will develop their sketching skills with Manga style techniques and various drawing exercises. Classes will be limited to 6 students per session to allow GillyAfterDark to give each student one on one attention so your mini-artist will get the most out of their session.
Bookings Are Essential!!!

Age Group   This Class is suitable for ages 8-16
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $16 per session paid full term in advance or $20 per session for casual attendance

Times  Saturday 3.15-4.15pm

Contact me for more information about birthday parties, Oxenford Homeschool Classes and mobile art classes for groups.

***Please read our payment terms and conditions for term classes as these have changed***


If your mini-artist misses a class we are happy to offer a catch up session on any Saturday after the missed class.
If your child can not attend their catch up session on a Saturday, credit can be offered for classes if you contact us with at least 3 hours notice of your mini-artist not attending class. Credit can be accrued throughout the term to a maximum value of 2 classes per student. Credit can be used for the following term or during school holidays. If you do not contact us we will be unable to assign credit to your account.

As of Jan 2018 we will no longer be able to reserve a space for casual students on a term long basis. Casual participants can book on the day they wish to attend by contacting us on 0400 382 617 and pay in cash or by bank transfer before the session. Please be aware that casual bookings are subject to availability and our after school classes are usually very full!!