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.

Summer 2023/24 school holiday art workshops

Every class can be modified to suit all ages, stages and abilities. Classes include all materials (including aprons, easels if required). Aprons are provided, but, as always, remember to dress for a mess! This is a fully operational art studio.

  • Morning 9/9.30am & Afternoon 12.30/1.30pm daily.
  • Sessions include, acrylic painting, printmaking, water colour, sketch, clay sculpting. 
  • Artist lead workshops
  • Annerley location
  • Ages 6 plus years (best suited to 6-12 years)
  • Children aged up to 6 years are welcome to attend with a paying adult

All sessions are to be booked and paid for online.

Art Workshops January 2024 School Holidays 

Join Art Class Brisbane for exciting school holiday art sessions at Art Class Brisbane, Katie McErlean’s new signature art studio in Salisbury! Morning sessions (ages 6+) will explore acrylic painting, while the afternoon sessions will let kids unleash their creativity with air dry clay.

Adults are also welcome to join in by purchasing a ticket and enjoy a fun-filled art experience with their child. Don’t worry about getting messy as this is a working studio – so remember to dress for a mess! Plus, you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to be mentored by Brisbane Artist Katie McErlean.

Book your spot online now and get ready for an inspiring art-filled day!

  • Fri, Jan 5, 9.30am – 11.30am, Meerkat acrylic paint
  • Fri, Jan 5, 1pm – 3pm, Clay Character sculpt
  • Sat, Jan 6, 9.30am – 11.30am, Paint your pet acrylic paint
  • Sun Jan 7, 9.30am – 11.30am, Mandala sketch & watercolor
  • Mon, Jan 8, 9.30am – 11.30am, Frida Katlo acrylic paint
  • Mon, Jan 8, 1pm – 3pm, Clay Owl pot sculpt
  • Tues, Jan 9, 9.30am – 11.30am, Green Tree frog sketch & watercolor
  • Tue, Jan 9, 1pm – 3pm, Clay Character sculpt
  • Wed, Jan 10, 9.30am – 11.30am, Sketch & watercolor fox
  • Wed, Jan 10, 1pm – 3pm, Sketch & watercolor DJ monkey
  • Thurs, Jan 11, 9.30am – 11.30am, Toucan
  • Thurs, Jan 11, 1pm – 3pm, Clay dog or cat Character sculpt
  • Fri, Jan 12, 9.30am – 11.30am, Color cats sketch acrylic paint
  • Fri, Jan 12, 1pm – 3pm, Owl pot sculpt
  • Sat, Jan 13, 9.30am – 11.30am, Frida Kahlo paint
  • Sun, Jan 14, 9.30am – 11.30am, Paint your Pet
  • Monday Jan 15, 9.30am – 11.30am, Pink Poodle sketch & watercolor
  • Monday Jan 15, 1pm – 3pm, Owl pot sculpt
  • Tues, Jan 16, 9.30am – 11.30am, Meerkat sketch and watercolor
  • Tues, Jan 16, 1pm – 3pm, Dog Clay Character sculpt
  • Wed, Jan 17, 9.30am – 11.30am, Clay Owl pot 

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

Kids will learn how to work with acrylic paint and various mediums in their professionally guided painting lessons or sketching classes with Professional Artist Katie McErlean with her 20 plus years of commercial art experience.

Students are provided with an easel, canvas board, fine art brushes, paints and textured mediums. Children are introduced to various art techniques with all materials supplied.


Term times: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 4pm – 5:30pm | Saturdays from 9:30am – 11am


Ages 6 – 12 years

Term time art lessons are offered in an 8-week package.


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.