Come and make a mess at our space! Creative arts classes for children and young people.
Artspace is a creative arts studio for children and young people aged 3-18 years. Studio offerings include fun, inspiring classes during school term and special interest workshops during school holidays.
Classes are taught by our artists in residence and special guest artists. All Artspace artists are practising (in other words they’ve been to Uni and are exhibiting their work) and are inspired by the Reggio approach. If you don’t have time to Google that one, in a nutshell, Reggio inspired teaching views children not as empty vessels that need to be filled with facts, but rather as competent and capable individuals – able to develop their own ideas and expressive styles. It’s all about learning and discovering through the process of creating.
Alongside the mainstream visual arts strand, Artspace also runs specialist streams in Cartooning, Film making (6 weeks-starts May 15), Fine arts drawing and HSC Mentoring. There is also an evening adult’s class (6 weeks-starts May 14)
NEW Term Classes
The Artspace program runs during school term for preschoolers (mornings) and primary /early high school aged kids in the afternoon and early evenings.
Term 2, 2013 begins the FIRST week back to school on April 29 and runs for 9 weeks. You can key into the term program at any time. Full term program available on request.
Term classes cost $150 per term and $145 for siblings (this price includes GST). Payable at Big Fat Smile Central HQ at Level 1/98 Railway St, Corrimal by eftpos, cash or credit card.
Contact Artspace at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call Jennine on 4283 9913
School Holiday workshops
We operate programs during the school holidays.
Artspace also presents an eclectic school holiday program with invited guest artists.
Programs are devised around contemporary arts practice and includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, design, film, music, writing and performance.
Artspace Preschool Age Program
Programs for developing little artists
Artspace offers a preschool program in visual arts during the week – mornings during school term. We are happy for parents to stay or you can grab a coffee and some down time in our adjacent parent lounge. You can start your child in a preschool class at Artspace anytime (you don’t have to wait until the term starts again to enrol in to the program).
Classes cost $150 per term for the first child and $145 per term for siblings. This includes GST and is payable at Big Fat Smile Corrimal HQ by credit card or Eftpos. Cheque or cash also accepted at Artspace. Classes are held on Mondays through to Saturday (see timetable below for class times). Contact us on 4283 9967 to make your booking.
You can still try out a class before committing to a full term, but you must book as places are filling up fast!One off classes cost $17.
The Artspace Philosophy
Brave and curious
We believe that through the visual arts, children become braver and more investigative in their approach and focus while their interpretative skills are developed. The visual arts can boost self confidence and esteem and teach ’cause and effect’ and a clearer view as to the way the things around us connect. For more details on the Artspace Philosophy for Early Childhood and Primary Age Arts Education, click below.
Excursions for Playgroups, Early Childhood Centres and Primary Schools
We are also an excursion venue for Preschools, Primary schools, Playgroups and Family Day Care. Excursions available between 9.30am and 2.30pm Mondays, Thursdays. Maximum group size is 15 (minimum 8 children).
For more information, please contact:
98 Railway Street, Corrimal (downstairs from Big Fat Smile)
Phone: (02) 4283 9967