Art Discovery class for Grade 3 to Grade5

Students from Grade 3 to Grade 5 will love Art Discovery!

Classes are relaxed and encouraging, as kids are developing their interest and skills in the visual arts. Students will be introduced to a variety of tools, media and techniques.

In an Art Discovery class the teacher acts as guide as the kids experiment and progressively learn skills and techniques. Art Discovery kids are developing confidence in their drawing while learning about organising their ideas and projects.

A typical class could see us sketching, etching and making prints as we explore the properties of watercolour. Or we could mix and make 15 shades of green for a rainforest painting, then search pictures to find colours in the shadows. We could create a 3D image, and learn about presenting our work for others to appreciate.

This class is all about building skills in the visual arts, confidence in each child's own ability, and creating some artworks each child can be proud of.

How many children are enrolled in a class?

There are 10 places available to be booked in each time slot. We also reserve two additional spaces that may be booked by students who have missed a lesson on another day.

We offer a total of 60 places each term in our Art Discovery age group.

What age is Art Discovery for?

Children must be attending Grade 3, 4 or 5 (or homeschool equivalent) in 2022 to enrol in this class (the majority of children will be between 9 and 11 years of age).

How is the class structured?

The class will begin with a 10 minute observational drawing exercise, before moving on to a variety of different art projects that fit with out weekly theme. We use the full 45 minutes for art activities, children do not do any set up, pack up or wash up in our art classes.

Each week the students will work on projects that build a portfolio of work. Portfolios will go home with the students at the end of each term.

My child is only interested in drawing/sketching, is this the right program for them?

Absolutely! Would you believe this is the most common question for our upper primary / early high school age classes?

At this age students often love to get really good at one thing (much like an instrumental student who just loves to play the same song over and over!). Most often we find this to be drawing, as these are the art resources that the majority of students have easy access to at home or school, and tend to have the most experience with. You may notice the same character / drawing / animal/ landscape repeated across many, many artworks.

While this repetition is fantastic at building both skill and confidence, it sometimes makes it a little bit challenging for students to try out a different type of art making. And this is what makes the art program at Flying Fox Studios so unique! The introduction to a wide variety of media by designing projects that will maintain confidence while at the same time building new abilities. Easy builds confidence, challenging builds skills, and a great program offers a balance of both.

Your child's focus on one particular area will often flourish when they discover the wide world of visual art. As they grow in their knowledge of different types of art media such as inks, charcoal, graphite, paints, pastels and papers their artworks will gain new depth. They will grow, layer upon layer, what they already love with new skills, tips, tricks, and techniques they have gained from our fabulous and experienced teachers.

A Guide to Enrolment

This class is one of our highest demand classes at Flying Fox Studios. Typically all spots will fill soon after enrolments open at 7:30am. Early and preferential enrolment is not offered.  This means all students have 4 equal opportunities each year to enrol.

All classes at Flying Fox Studios are run on an opt-in basis for every new term or unit. All places are offered on a first come, first served basis, each term. Current students need to re-enrol to secure a spot for the following term. Do the popularity of certain age groups, some classes will fill very quickly when a new enrolment period opens.

We also do offer a free trial class. A free trial booking does not reserve a spot in a class for the term. We recommend students interested in this age group attend a trial class in the term prior to the one they wish to enrol into (i.e come along for a trial lesson in Term 3, with a view to enrolling early when bookings open for Term 4). Free trial classes must be booked through out office.

Students must meet the correct age / grade requirements for enrolling in a class at Flying Fox Studios. Students enrolling in Art Discovery during 2022 must be attending Grades 3, 4 and 5 in 2022. This is our standard policy across all classes, programs, and age groups, we do not accept out of age enrolments. We do not offer fortnightly enrolment as a place in class is reserved on a term basis.

Term 3, 2022
Unit: The Lost Things

Come behind the scenes of what entertains us; movies, games, theatre and more.

Lots of drawing, painting and printmaking this term.

We’ll design and print posters, create characters for our favourite movies and stories.
Includes an introduction to creating animated characters.

We’ll dye fabrics for costumes, create a mask, and build a miniature stage set. Plenty more art behind the scenes.

Term 3 Bookings

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Pastel Drawing


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Art Class for Kids in Brisbane

The Art for Kids curricular is Australian designed, developed, and owned by the educators at Flying Fox Studios. It is not available anywhere else in Australia, and is a unique class experience.

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Flying Fox Studios has been running Art for Kids since 2006.

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 Studio Address: 749-753 Southpine Rd Everton Park
(Crn Barton St & South Pine Rd)
Phone: 07 3855 1528