Term Classes

** BRAND NEW** Graphic Art / T-Shirt Design Term 2, 2024 - Currumbin

kids graphic designMini-artists will learn the fundamentals of design, and experiment with Gilly’s signature skate style techniques to create their own graphic t-shirts and clothing logos.

Students will create 2-3 graphic t-shirts throughout the term and will develop the knowledge to be able to design and create their own graphic merchandise using different methods, materials and media.

  • Experimenting with different media and materials including t-shirt transfer paper, acrylic paint, posca and pastels
  • Cartooning techniques for graffiti artists
  • Developing knowledge of the elements and principals of design
  • Understanding composition of wearable art
  • Logo design
  • Using knowledge of aesthetics in wearable art. 
And for something extra our older Saturday class we’ll explore how your mini-artist can transform their newfound skills into a commercial or entrepreneurial venture! Including handouts packed with tips on kickstarting their journey on drop-shipping platforms like Redbubble and Printify.


For those who have been loving Gilly’s Street Art classes, fear not! You’ll still have the same fantastic teacher and fun techniques to explore, but with new and exciting opportunities for your artistic endeavours!

Location   5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Cost   $22 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings Essential >>

Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm, 6-12 years (Gilly After Dark)
Saturday 12.30pm-1.30pm, 8-15 years (Gilly After Dark)


4 week Digital Drawing Class - currumbin studio

Bella is finished her Degree in Animation and is ready to share everything she knows with our mini-artists!

In this 4 week intensive course Learn how to draw and create characters on the Sketchbook app then turn them into an animation using FlipaClip!!

– Learn about different brushes, and how to customise your own brush palette.
– Discover the elements of the toolbar including smear, blur, sharpen and drawing aids such as rulers and perspective guides.
– Understand how to work with layers
– Add text to your drawings
– learn how to apply gradient colours.

– Learn how to use the FlipaClip app to turn your drawings into a full animation!

Students are required to have their own ipad or tablet AND stylus, with Sketchbook and Flipaclip app downloaded prior to the session. Please check the links below to ensure you have the correct app installed.

Sketchbook for iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/sketchbook/id883738213

Sketchbook for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adsk.sketchbook&hl=en_US&pli=1


Flipaclip app for ipad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/flipaclip-create-2d-animation/id1101848914

Flipaclip app for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vblast.flipaclip&hl=en&gl=US&pli=1

We have two ipads and apple pencils that are available for hire for an additional $10 per child. Please let us know via email at in**@ar****.au if you would like to hire one.

Cost; $130 per person for the full 4 week course.

Location   5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Cost   $130 (inc gst) for the 4 week class in advance – Bookings Essential >>

Tuesday 7th to Tuesday 28th May 2024

Tuesday 4:30pm-6:30pm, 7-14 years (Bella)


Art Techniques Term 2, 2024 - CURRUMBIN studio

Art Techniques classes are aimed at letting kids discover a range of media, tools and techniques. Each term we include as many processes as possible so your mini-artist can experiment and decide what they love the most!

Materials your mini-artist will get to experiment with during the term may include

  • oil pastel
  • chalk pastel
  • acrylic and watercolour paints
  • watercolour pencils
  • clay (fimo, paper clay, ceramic clay and/or air dry clay)
  • wood, canvas and paper and other substrates
  • textiles
  • inks
  • masking fluids and other additives
  • graphite, and more

OUR FRIDAY CLASSES ARE A BIT SPECIAL!! Have you always wanted to stay and play with your mini-artist? If so this is the class for you! Parents have the choice of staying and playing, or dropping off for 3.30 Friday Art Techniques. If you choose to stay, add an extra ticket and you’ll get all your own supplies, so you can create right next to your mini-artist!

Location:   5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Classes Cost:  $21.50 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance –Bookings Essential>>

Monday 3:30pm-4:30pm (5-10 years), Jen
Monday 3:30pm–4:30pm (8-14 years) , Alissa

Tuesday 3:30pm–4:30pm (5-10 years), Carissa
Tuesday 3:30pm–4:30pm (8-14 years), Maddy
Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm (8-14 years), Carissa
(Looking for a cheaper course with all the same projects? Choose any Tuesday class!)

Wednesday 3:45pm-4:45pm (5-14 years), Anika

Thursday 3:45pm–4:45pm (5-10 years), Fee
Thursday 3:45pm–4:45pm (8-13 years), Alissa

Friday 3:30pm–4:30pm (5-12 years), Fee (PARENTS WELCOME: Want to stay and play with your mini-artist? Choose this course and add an extra ticket!)

Term 2, 2024 classes at Artlis Studios will begin week commencing Monday 15 April 2024. Enrolments are still welcome after the start date of each class, with the remaining classes in the term billed at a pro rata rate per class, per week.


Daytime Classes (Homeschool and Preschool) Term 2, 2024 - Currumbin

Tiny Artists – Sensory Focus classes on Wednesdays at 10:30am will be full of sculptural, expressive, kinetic and hands on arts and craft projects. These have been created specifically for kids who don’t love just sitting down! We’ll explore a air dry clay, marshmallow clay, expressive art, and experiment with a range of sensory materials! We’ll play with colours, shapes, textures and our imagination while we create! Open to students 3-7 years. No Need for Parents to Stay (unless you want to!) 

Homeschool Art – Fine Arts Focus classes on Mondays at 1.30pm will concentrate on fine art skills based around painting, drawing and technical skills. These have been designed to allow your mini-artist to experiment with a range of media and techniques, including graphite, charcoal, acrylic and watercolour paints.

Contact us for at in**@ar****.au to request the full term’s lesson plans and applicable curriculum outcomes.

Age Group   see below
Location 5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Cost   $21.50 per session paid term in advanced (inc gst) – Bookings Essential >>

Wednesday 10:30am-11:30am (Sensory Focus), 3-7 years, Fee
Monday 1:30pm-2:30pm (Fine Arts Focus), 7-14 years, Jen

Term 2, 2024 classes at Artlis Studios will begin week commencing Monday 15 April 2024. Enrolments are still welcome after the start date of each class, with the remaining classes in the term billed at a pro rata rate per class, per week.



Portfolio Class for teens Term 2, 2024 - Currumbin Studio

book binding

Our Portfolio class is for teens who are ready to be a little more independent and choose their own projects. In a smaller class, students will work on their own projects, guided by Alissa, and develop their own art portfolio.

As this class has specific requirements, please submit a request (at the checkout page). Our head teacher will review your booking and will contact you if we need more information. You will not need to pay fees until your booking has been approved.

Your teacher is skilled in many mediums including: 

  • Painting – Watercolour, acrylics, gouache and oil paints

  • Drawing with graphite, realistic styles

  • Architectural drawing including one-point, two-point and three-point perspective (using scale)

  • collage skills

  • book binding techniques

  • journal making

  • sculpture (ceramic clay, wax clay, polymer clay)

  • jewellery making

  • Tie Dye

Outcomes your student can expect to cover in this course include:

  • turning ideas into art pieces

  • planning and composition

  • a variety of materials including Gouche, Watercolour, Acrylics, Sculptural Materials, graphite, charcoal and ink (your artist will get to choose the mediums they work with!)

  • understanding how to choose appropriate substrates depending on materials and outcomes

  • how to create work to fill a portfolio which can be used for creative careers, applications into universities and excellence programs.

Age Group   13yrs +
Location   5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Cost   $21.50 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings Essential >>

Monday 5:00-6:00pm – Alissa

Term 2, 2024 classes at Artlis Studios will begin week commencing Monday 15 April 2024. Enrolments are still welcome after the start date of each class, with the remaining classes in the term billed at a pro rata rate per class, per week.


Intermediate Painting Class Term 2, 2024- Currumbin Studio

kids art workshopOur intermediate painting class is designed for students who prefer paint over any other medium.

In each term students will have an opportunity to

  • Experiment with watercolour techniques

  • Experiment with acrylic painting techniques

  • Use and develop knowledge about solvents, mediums and other additives you can use to create effects with paint

  • Experiment with painting on different substrates including canvas, fabric, paper, card, and wood

  • Identify works belonging to famous painters throughout history

  • Understand the concept of sending a message through art

  • Develop an understanding of the elements and principles of art and design, and how they are related to the composition of an artwork



Age Group  9 – 14yrs
   5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Cost   $21.50 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance – Bookings Essential >>
Times  Monday 5 – 6pm – Jen

Term 2, 2024 classes at Artlis Studios will begin week commencing Monday 15 April 2024. Enrolments are still welcome after the start date of each class, with the remaining classes in the term billed at a pro rata rate per class, per week.



Sculpture Class for Kids (and PARENTS) Term 2, 2024- Currumbin Studio

Our Friday 5pm is for kids aged 8 years and up, plus the super exciting part is PARENTS ARE WELCOME!! Just purchase an extra ticket for the class and you’ll get to create with your own materials right next to your mini-artist.**

kids art classes Gold Coast Our sculpting class will allow mini-artists to experiment with a range of sculpture materials with a focus on ceramic clay to create pottery and ceramic sculptures. Other mediums used include wax clay, polymer clay, plaster and recycled materials.

Students will follow the process from conception to final product including any mould making, glazing or casting that is required for their project.

Outcomes your student can expect to cover each term are

  • How to sculpt, clay processes, firing and glazing
  • How to use and care for clay tools
  • How to design and create a 3D artwork – including planning for structural integrity
  • The processes involved in using ceramic clay such as timeframes, firing and different types of glazes.
  • Identifying works belonging to famous sculptors throughout history
  • Sending a message through art
  • Identifying the difference between process art and project driven art
  • Hand build pottery techniques (we do not use a wheel in the studio)
  • Processes for rehydrating clay, storing clay and other “housekeeping” clay tasks.

Location  5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin
Cost   $25 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance includes all firing and glazing fees for the term – Bookings Essential >>
Wednesday 3.45pm-4.45pm – Fee (7-12yrs)
Friday 5.00pm-6.00pm – Fee (8 years to adult) PARENTS WELCOME



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 using the materials supplies with guidance from one of our teachers!

Drop ins are welcome for this class, however we have a maximum of 8 seats available at any time, so there may be some waiting period, and students without bookings could miss out. If you would like to guarantee a space for your child please make a booking.

Age Group  This class is suitable for all ages (Children 5 years and under must have parents stay with them)
Times  Saturday 9am-12pm (during term times)
Location  5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Drop in Cost
One hour – $15
Two hours – $25
Three hours – $35

Pre-booked Session Cost – 3 hours $30


Cartooning, Drawing & Manga Classes Term 2, 2024 – Currumbin Studio

Our drawing and manga classes offer a slightly cheaper alternative for kids who wish to develop their drawing skills over any other medium. We have three different drawing teachers, all with vastly different teaching styles, and drawing styles! Please email us at in**@ar****.au with an example of your mini-artists work if you have trouble deciding.

Wednesday 5:00pm Cartooning with Fee (beginner-intermediate)– These classes are designed to introduce mini-artists to a broad range of cartooning techniques, including manga, chibi, kawaii, ghibli, traditional cartooning, and illustration techniques. Each week will focus on a different concept, analysing the differences and similarities between the different styles of drawing. A great beginners drawing class, working on line weight and quality, and developing drawing techniques that will help your mini-artist start drawing confidently on their own!  

Wednesday 5.00pm Drawing Classes with Anika (intermediate) focus on drawing animals, particularly details such as fur and feathers, as well as landscapes, such as waves, sunsets and buildings. Working with graphite and colour pencil techniques students will concentrate on building texture, choosing colour palettes and illustration skills.

Thursday 5:00pm Realistic Drawing Classes with Fee (advanced) focus on realistic classical subjects such as landscapes, human figures, details such as hands, feet and those trickier details of anatomy, as well as some animals based classes, developing techniques such as quick draw for concept drawings, techniques for proportioning and techniques to create different textures/effects. Thursday classes will use a range of drawing media including graphite, pastels, fineliners and highlighters.

Friday 5:00pm Drawing Classes With Gilly (Intermediate – advanced) Join Gilly’s Friday drawing class and learn how to draw wings, talons, reptilian features and other weird and wonderful parts of mythical creatures. Learn how to put all your knowledge together to create any mythical creature you want to draw – dragons, mermaids, unicorns or the Loch Ness Monster! Develop your own mythical creatures with fanciful backstories that no one has ever heard of before and start your own legend! Got drawing questions? Bring them along and ask Gilly! PARENTS WELCOME TO JOIN THIS COURSE FOR FREE when they book their mini-artist! Just let us know in the notes that you’ll be joining in.

Saturday 2:00pm Manga Classes with Gilly (intermediate)  – 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.

Please note that a finished graphite drawing can take hours (sometimes up to 10-15 hours) to complete, as such, our lessons will help students develop their skills and practice techniques to allow them to more confidently draw and create finished pieces at home. Feedback from students have shown it is more valuable to practice a wide variety of skill over finishing a drawing therefore students may not create complete drawings during lesson time.

Age Group   see below
Location   5/2 Hawker St, Currumbin Waters
Cost  $19.50 (inc gst) per class paid full term in advance

Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm (Cartooning, Manga, Chibi, Kawaii, Ghibli), 8-15 years – Fee – Bookings Essential >>
Wednesday 5.00pm Drawing (Animal Focus, intermediate), 7-14 years – Anika – Bookings Essential>>
Thursday 5:00pm-6:00pm (Intermediate-Advanced realistic), 8-15 years – Fee  – Bookings Essential >>
Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm (Cartooning, Manga, Anime), 7-14 years – Gilly AfterDark – Bookings Essential >>
Saturday 2:00pm-3:00pm (Manga), 8-14 years – Gilly AfterDark – Bookings Essential >>




Contact us for more information about birthday parties, therapeutic art sessions and mobile art classes for groups.

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