Kids Classes

Vanessa started teaching children how to draw in 2002.

“Over the many years I have taught, I have had the privilege of teaching literally hundreds of children how to draw and this has been enormously rewarding. Many of them stayed with me for many years and it was a joy to see their artistic ability and confidence grow.”


Vanessa’s classes are suitable for children 8 years and older. The classes are small (maximum 8 students) so each student receives plenty of individual guidance. The course is designed to teach children how to draw realism incorporating all the drawing fundamentals like how to draw accurately, how to use shading to make things appear 3D and colour to create mood, how to draw texture (eg fur, rocks, water, foliage), perspective, composition, portraiture and much more. We cover many different subjects: marine life, landscape, animals, portraiture, dragons, calligraphy, and lots more, see some examples of student work below. Each artwork takes several weeks, students are given the time they need. The goal is to learn how to get their artwork to a higher level. The course is designed to be skill building and confidence building, in a friendly, relaxed and supportive environment. SEE EXAMPLES OF STUDENT’S WORK BELOW

You can use your
$100 Creative Kids Voucher here

See the NOTICE BOARD for days and times of current classes

Some examples of student’s work …


Level 1 – Marine Life in soft pastels

LEVEL 2 Big No Fur in charcoal

LEVEL 3 – Frogs in oil pastels

LEVEL 4 Design-a-Castle in soft pastels