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 6 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 five must have parents stay with them)

Location  30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin

one hour – $15
two hours – $25
three hours – $30
(prices include GST)

Times  Saturday 9am-12pm (during term times)

Art Techniques - Currumbin Studio

Aimed at letting kids discover a range of media, tools and techniques. Each term we include as many processes as possible including oil pastel, chalk pastel, acrylic paints, watercolour paints, watercolour pencils, water-soluble crayons, different types of clay, fimo, wood, canvas, paper, textiles, inks, masking fluids, graphite, and more. Ask for our term plan to see what this term holds!

Age Group   see below
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $18.70 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings essential

Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm (5-10 years)
Monday 3.30 – 4.30pm (10-15 yrs) 
Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30pm (8-14yrs)
Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30pm (8-14 years)
Wednesday 3.30-4.30pm (5-10 years) 
Thursday 3.45 – 4.45pm (5-10 years) 
Thursday 3.44 – 4.45 (8-13 years) 

Sewing and Textiles Classes for Kids - Currumbin Studio

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Our Sewing and Textiles class with Miss Michaela will introduce your mini-artist to all the things they can do with yarn, fabrics, cotton, felt and more. In each term we will program at least 2 or 3 different projects made using textiles.

Outcomes your student can expect to cover from term to term are:
– Sewing Machine Skills
– pattern making
– Knitting
– Crochet
– Hand sewing and stitching (including blanket stitch, gathering stitch and running stitch)
– Felt creating (including wool felting, felt stitching, Felt landscapes)
– Fabric Painting
– Embroidery on hoops
– Creating 3D art with fabric and lace

Age Group  8-14 years
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Times Regular Sunday workshops – please see kids workshops

Home School Classes - Currumbin Studio

An 10 week term of art classes running inline with QLD visual arts curriculum.

Our Gross motor skill sessions will be full of sculptural, expressive, kinetic and hands on art and craft projects created specifically for those kids who don’t love just sitting down! 

Our Fine motor skill sessions will be based around painting, drawing and technical skills designed to allow your mini-artist to experiment with a range of media and techniques including graphite, charcoal, 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 us for entire term lesson plan and applicable curriculum outcomes.

Age Group   This Class is suitable for ages 5-14
Location 30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $18.70 per session paid term in advanced (inc gst) 

Monday 11.30-12.30 (Gross Motor Focus) 
Monday 1.30-2.30pm (Fine Motor Focus) 

Bookings Essential

Intermediate Portfolio Class for teens - Currumbin Studio

Our intermediate project course introduces our students to a more independent way of learning to help transition into senior school or university studies, which rely on a self directed learning rather than instructional classes.

This course will be structured so for the first half of each term students will develop a reference journal of techniques and quick ideas that we can use whilst we plan and conceptualise our final artworks. These techniques will span various media and style era’s but will be a working reference for your student rather than finished projects.

The sixth lesson will be planning and developing materials lists, finalising concepts and perhaps beginning our initial outlays of our project.

The final 4 weeks will be independently working on our projects with assistance from our teacher. This course is suitable for students wishing to apply for art excellence, Certificate courses in art, or move into tertiary studies. It will not only develop their creative ability, but also their independent study skills.

Outcomes your student can expect to cover in this course include:
Watercolour, acrylic, brush and sketching techniques, journaled for future reference.
 – Concept sketching and applying notations.
 – Proportioning of human, animal and inanimate subjects, shading in response to a determined light source.
 – Planning artworks, developing materials lists and citing references.
 – Sending a message through visual arts
 – Creative independence and time management skills.

Age Group   13yrs +
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $18.70 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings essential

Monday 5-6pm

Sculpting Class for Kids - Currumbin Studio

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clay sculpting art class for kids

Our sculpting class will allow mini-artists to experiment with a range of sculpting materials from term to term including ceramic clay, wax clay, wire, plaster, air dry clay, marshmallow clay, fimo and recycled materials.


Outcomes your student can expect to cover each term are:
– How to sculpt using a range of media
– How to design and create a 3D artwork
– The processes involved in using different media such as timeframes, suitablity of different materials for different projects
– Identifying works belonging to famous sculptors throughout history.
– Sending a message through art
– Identifying the difference between process art and project driven art.


Age Group  8-14 years
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $22 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings essential
Times Tuesday 5.00-6.00pm

Expressive Painting Class for kids - Currumbin Studio


Learn the heart behind art, play with colours, shapes and lines to create abstract pieces that express how we are feeling inside. Learn to enjoy the process, and not get hung up about the end result. 

This class is perfect for students who want to break away from perfection, and have less expectations on themselves as an artist. We will develop skills to use art as a calming tool, and to recognise growth even when our art doesn’t quite look right! 

Artworks will be created on watercolour paper and large canvasses. 


We will look at: 
– A range of expressive artists including Kandinsky, Pollock, and Joan Mitchell
– A range of watercolour, acrylic, drawing, and sculpture techniques 
– Styles including automatic and gestural artworks, abstract art and fauvism
– How art can make you feel. Colours, lines and shapes that express emotions. 
– Giving colour and shape to abstract concepts. 
 – Using Art as a calming tool. 


Age Group  8-14 years
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost   $18.70 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings essential
Times Tuesday 5.00-6.00pm

Preschool Classes – Currumbin 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 years
Location 30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost  $220 for a 10 week term, $110 for a fortnightly term, or $27.50 for casual sessions (Bookings essential)
(all prices inc gst)

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:30 am

Illustration Classes - Currumbin Studio


Anika surrealism workshop

Learn to illustrate your own books and poetry with Miss Anika’s world of illustrations!

Illustration classes with Miss Anika offer an opportunity for mini-artists to put their drawing skills into a format where consideration is given to accompanying text, and the message and feel of the artwork.

Students can either illustrate their own story or poems, or they can choose to illustrate Ernest Thompson Seton’s “The Road to Fairyland”

Students will engage in: 

– Learning how colour, line and tone can create mood in artwork.
– Understanding how to interpret text visually
– Practising drawing skills – proportioning, perspective, line value. 
– Illustrating their own choice of poem, or their very own book! 


Age Group   8-14yrs
Location 30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost $18.70 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance  (Bookings essential)

Wednesday 5-6pm

Street Art & Cartooning Techniques - Currumbin Studio

Mini-artists will work on canvas, board, watercolour paper or skateboard, creating colourful artworks in a graffiti street art style and looking at cartooning techniques. Working with watercolours, acrylic, sprays posca markers and stencilling techniques.


Location  30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost  $18.70 (inc gst)  per session term up front 
Friday 3.30-4.30pm (7-12yrs)
Friday 5-6pm (9-14yrs) 

Bookings Essential

Drawing Skills Classes – Currumbin Studio


Our advanced drawing skills classes are designed for students who have already developed their core skills in drawing and want to improve their technical drawing skills. The term includes activities designed to improve hand eye co-ordination, confidence, muscle memory and skills in perspective, proportioning, humans and animal figures, details such as hands, feet etc and action poses.

As this class is a very highly skilled class we do have a selection criteria. If you are interested please text or email us with some drawings your mini-artist has already completed so we can make sure they have the level of dexterity and skill they would need to work with the concepts in this class.

Two Age Groups   8-15 years
Location   30 Currumbin Creek Road, Currumbin
Cost & Times
Advanced Group – Saturday 12.30-1.30pm – 10 week term / $18.70 (inc gst)  per session paid full term in advance – bookings essential
Advanced Group – Thursday 5-6pm – 10 week term / $13.20 (inc gst)  per session paid full term in advance – bookings essential



Drawing classes also available online for Term 4







Manga/Cartooning Workshops – Currumbin Studio

Tuesday Classes – these classes are designed to introduce mini-artists to a broad range of cartooning techniques, including manga, chiibi, kawaii, traditional cartooning, and illustration techniques. Each week will focus on a different concept, analysing the differences and similarities between the different styles of drawing. Working on line weight and quality, and developing drawing techniques that will help your mini-artist start drawing confidently on their own! 


Saturday Classes  – 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 8 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 & Times
Tuesday 5-6pm – 10 week term / $14 (inc gst)  per session paid full term in advance – bookings essential
Saturday 2-3pm – 10 week term / $18.70 (inc gst)  per session paid full term in advance – bookings essential

Contact me for more information about birthday parties, art therapy 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!!