Art Class Brisbane offers contemporary, creative and super fun children’s painting and sketch lessons and focus study workshops after school, some weekends and during holiday breaks throughout the year. Art Class Brisbane’s kids’ art lessons are held at their relaxed, colourful, nurturing studio and led by professional artist and illustrator Katie McErlean, Art Director of Art Class Brisbane and creatively led by each student!

After-school lessons include visiting a wide array of different mediums, while the school holiday workshops offer a variety of unique art themes, all of which change every school-term and holiday break. Art Class uses only safe high-quality products for their young (and adult) artists. Staff are also Blue Card accredited.

Who is Art Class Brisbane?

Art Class Brisbane is a professional creative studio for students aged 6 years and up, with a primary focus on sketch drawing, acrylic painting, medium techniques and colour study over many extracurricular lessons and workshops. A unique holiday workshop program is scheduled for each school holiday period. Art Class Brisbane also offers local school and kindergarten and school incursions.

Art Class Brisbane group of children working on artwork together.

Creative and educational school holiday workshops for kids

Holiday workshops explore concepts in a creative and hands-on way, with Professional Artist Katie and her team leading the students in imagination and colour discovery. All workshops and classes are underpinned by their focus on fun, creativity, imagination, safety and the environment, with skill and confidence-building being at the core.

Art class workshops include: Acrylic, Watercolours and Pastel Painting on Canvas, Eco Reusable Bags and Specialty Paper, Clay Sculpture, Sketch/Graphite Life Drawing, Mandala Art and much more…

“Empowering children through their art” is a mantra of Art Class Brisbane.

Art Class Brisbane Painting Workshops mother and son with jellyfish paintings.

June/July School Holiday workshops

From ages 6 plus years – the whole family are welcome to participate.

Acrylic Paintings are all done with a basic pre sketch on canvas, this is by no means a paint by numbers style of workshop, this just helps time in the workshop.

All colour choices are yours to decide or follow the Artist-led process.

All water colour sessions are full sketch and water colour session.

Clay sessions are all air dried clay with the finest Walkers air dry clay studio quality clay, there will be no painting of clay in these sessions.

  • Sat June 22, 9.30am Paint Your Pet (Acrylic Paint)
  • Sun June 23, 9.30am Peacocks (Acrylic Paint)
  • Mon June 24, 9.30am Lion Face (Acrylic Paint)
  • Tues June 25, 9.30am Animal Pots (Air dry clay)
  • Wed June 26, 9.30am Dragon Paint Pen (Acrylic Paint/ Posca)
  • Thurs June 27, 9.30am Toucans (Acrylic Paint)
  • Friday June 28, Butterfly Splat (Acrylic Paint)
  • Saturday June 29, Paint Your Pet (Acrylic Paint)
  • Sun June 30, Starry Night Katie Style (Acrylic Paint)
  • Mon July 1, 9.30am Cockatoo Paint (Acrylic Paint)
  • Tues July 2, Bunny Rabbit Splat (Acrylic Paint)
  • Tues July 2, 1.30pm Character Clay (Air dry clay)
  • Wed July 4 , 9.30am Sunflower Paint (Acrylic Paint)

Students and familes are welcome to attend both sessions, however there will be a break in between sessions and students cannot “wait” without being supervised by attending parent.

There is a local cafe where you can enjoy some lunch between session times or local park in walking distance to enjoy a packed lunch from home.

Art Class Brisbane Painting Workshops April 2022 bilby painting.

Art Class Brisbane holiday workshop inclusions

Workshops are run for 2 hours, with light refreshments included. Workshops are offered in set age groupings, designed for children ranging in ages between 5 and 14 years. That said, all ages, stages and abilities are very welcome. All bookings can be made online.

Workshops and classes have limited places and book out fast, so make sure to book early to secure a place.

Can’t make the holiday workshops but still wish to enjoy the Art Class painting experience? Artist Katie McErlean, founder of Art Class Brisbane, is now offering ‘Take Home Art Packs’ with all art materials and tutorial video links included. These can be purchased on the Art Class Brisbane website.

Art Class Brisbane children's art class kids painting.

After school art classes

Classes are now launched for term 2, 2024:

  • New Sketch Club launches for Monday or Friday 4pm – 5.00pm
  • Teen Hub Monday or Friday 4pm – 5.30pm
  • Art Club ages 6 – 12 years Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 4pm – 5.30pm & Saturday 9.30am – 11am

Art Class Brisbane wish to set every student up for success. Please note when booking into these classes, these are themed classes with set lesson plans and techniques. Should your student not wish to stay with a chosen theme or medium or need one on one support, please discuss this before booking. Katie the Artist/ director will discuss the right class for your student and guide and mentor for positive outcomes.

Art Class Brisbane has a vision that art is absolutely for everyone. Let’s make that happen in the new beautiful Art Class Brisbane Studio in Chrome Street Salisbury.

All bookings can be made online on the Art Class Brisbane website.


One of the best art classes around. My daughter did a term of art lessons with Katie and loved it. My girls have done holiday workshops over the past year and I have done a paint and wine night and loved it. Katie is professional and approachable.” – Meika O’Connell

Katie’s amazing ability to create fun and engaging experiences.” – Melinda Quincey

Just got home from painting this morning. These girls had a fabulous time. Thanks Katie, we will definitely be looking for more school holiday art classes.” – Charmaine Taylor

Katie is a fantastic art teacher. She’s friendly, knowledgeable, patient and encouraging. We will return for more, my son absolutely loved his time making clay monsters. The studio is well placed with great parking too!” – Rachael Gillespie

Art Class Brisbane has FREE car parking right at the back door, with toilet facilities next to the studio space. Wheelchair access is also available.

To find out more about booking your child in, head to the Art Class Brisbane website.