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About our Art Fundamentals Classes

Through exposure to the Elements and Principles of Art, our classes give young artists the tools to create and explore, easily producing beautiful work that they can be proud of. There will be many exciting, hands-on projects to develop their individuality, independence, and self-expression, including learning and drawing inspiration from History, Art History, Geography, Different Cultures, Literature and more.

 2023 Art Fundamentals classes will be focusing on 'Artists and Art Movements'

5-9 years

60 min class once a week
$170 per term + $10 materials fee

Our young artists will master basic art tools and equipment such as paintbrushes, pastels, chalks, scissors, glue, various paints, and more. They will gain an understanding of the Elements of Art, and how they are portraying these within their artwork. We will work on independant listening and comprehension skills, while improving observational skills and critical thinking.

Art Fundamentals for ages 5-7

Monday 3:30-4:30pm

Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm

Thursday 3:30-4:30pm (Fairfield)

Art Fundamentals for ages 8-9

Monday 4:30-5:30pm

Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm (Fairfield)

Homeschool Art Fundamentals

5-8 years - Friday 12:00-1:00pm

8-11 years - Friday 1:00-2:00pm

10-13 years

75 min class once a week
$190 per term + $10 materials fee

After mastering the basic art tools and equipment, these students will have opportunities to work with more advanced tools and techniques often used in art making. They will have a good understanding of the Elements of Art, and will be learning how to include the Principles of Design within their artwork. We will provide opportunities for independent working to implement their knowledge of techniques and use critical thinking skills to make self-deduced improvements.

Art Fundamentals for ages 10+

Monday 5:30-6:45pm

Tuesday WAITLIST (Not currently running)

Thursday 5:30-6:45pm (Fairfield)

Homeschool Art Fundamentals

8-11 years - Friday 1:00-2:00pm

11+ years - Friday 2:30-3:45pm


About our
Art Intensives

These Intensive sessions are extension classes for dedicated art students aged 8 - 13 years who are looking to obtain and expand their creative tool boxes with access to advanced art knowledge and skills. Topics and techniques for these classes will be learnt through use of workbooks, practice and repetition, and will be vital for any student serious about their creative practice.

**Please note that these classes can be Intensive, hence the name. Students need to be prepared for this method of learning, otherwise we recommend the Art Fundamentals.**

We highly recommend any students 8+ who are seriously interested in art to do both the Fundamentals and Intensives classes.

Art Intensives 101 for ages 8-13

Monday 6:45-7:45pm

Friday 5:00-6:00pm

Advanced Art Intensives
for ages 9-14

Friday 3:45-5:00pm

art intensives

60 min class once a week
$170 per term + $10 materials fee

101 Students will learn two topics a term:


  • Sketching 101 - Sketching, shading and techniques with pencils (graphite).

  • Portrait Drawing 101 - Proportions and other fundamental knowledge for portrait drawing.


  • Animal Drawing 101 - Proportions, anatomy and other fundamental knowledge for drawing animals.

  • Acrylic painting 101 - Learning about tools, mediums and skills that can be used in the foundations of acrylic painting.


  • Colour Theory 101 - Where does colour come from, and how can we use it confidently?

  • Landscapes 101 - Breaking down composition and using colour and line to create perspective.


  • Figure Drawing 101 - Proportions, anatomy and other fundamental knowledge for drawing the human figure.

  • Watercolour and Ink 101 - Learning about tools, mediums and skills that can be used in the foundations of watercolour painting.

Advanced students will learn one topic a term, and must have done the corresponding 101 topic, or be 11+ years of age:


  • Advanced Watercolour + Ink


  • Advanced Portraits


  • Advanced Acrylics


  • Advanced Animal Drawing


Our Art Department hosts a themed Art Exhibition once a year, usually at the end of Term 3, for all the Excite Art students who contribute artwork created in their Art Fundamentals classes. We include an opening night for students, friends, and family with many fun activities and awards, and then multiple days of viewing open to the public. Students will take all of their artwork home after the event.



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