Our service

We’ve been inspiring creativity and developing artistic talent in children and teachers for over 20 years.

Children’s Art School

Based at the University of Auckland's Epsom Campus, the Children’s Art School is open to the public and provides children the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of media including clay, drawing, mixed media, painting, pastel, printmaking and sculpture.

Classes

We help students to focus on developing their skills in one medium over a term, rather than spreading their attention over several.

We provide both weekday and weekend sessions during term time, as well as themed holiday programmes. We have a range of classes catering to different age groups, with most term classes running for eight weeks inside the ten-week school term.

Our classes provide children with an opportunity to:

  • Be taught by experienced art specialists and primary teachers with a strength in art
  • Explore and develop elements and principles of art using a variety of tools, materials and processes over the course of a year
  • Work in-depth, developing ideas on a theme into one/two pieces of high-quality work over the course of a term

Classes are limited to a maximum of 15 students per class, with extra classes being started when there are suitable numbers.

Each class during term time lasts 1.5 hours. Please note, however, in Term 4 Saturday classes will last 1.75 hours over seven weeks.

Physical location

Find us in the Visual Arts Studio (A Block) at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work.

When dropping students off or parking, please use the car park building located at Gate 2, 76 Epsom Avenue, Epsom.