Term Courses for students aged 11 - 16 years
Programs are eight weeks in duration and commence on the first Saturday of the public school term.

Term One 2021: 6th February - 1st April (8-week program)

Term Two 2021: 24th April - 17th June (8-week program)

Term Three 2021: 24th July - 17th September (8-week program)

Term Four 2021: 16th October - 10th December (8-week program)

  • Our programming encourages a social learning environment where fun and creative learning can come together.

  • Classes are suitable for all skill levels and no prior artistic knowledge is necessary for new students.

  • All equipment and materials are provided in class.

  • The Children's School of Contemporary Art has developed multi-year programming across all areas of learning allowing us to deliver exciting new content each term. Students are exposed to a broad range of subjects, materials, processes, and techniques throughout their education. 

  • A program outlining the upcoming term will be emailed to all enrolled students before the beginning of the term.


Advanced Visual Arts


The Advanced Visual Arts program is designed for students who demonstrate an interest in art and wish to explore new creative processes whilst developing and honing their technical skills. Our range of traditional and contemporary art projects are specifically designed to enhance conceptual thought processes alongside technical skills development. We offer a variety of teacher-led and self-directed projects across a diverse range of creative disciplines. Students can choose to work in their preferred medium, for example: in two dimensions (drawing, painting, etc) or three dimensions (sculpture, hands crafts, etc).


For term dates and prices please visit our booking page: BOOK NOW

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Cartoon, Illustration + Manga

Cartoon, Illustration + Manga introduces students to a variety of different drawing, illustration, and comic techniques and mediums. The course aims to build upon the artistic growth of the student's technical skills across four key areas of interest: Illustration for Books + Animation, Manga + Anime, Comics + Graphic Novels, and Illustration for Graphic Design. Students can expect to learn a variety of techniques and processes used by professional artists and illustrators within the comics, animation and graphics industries. Key areas of learning include character design and development, story development, scenic illustration and graphic art. A combination of teacher-led and student-directed projects make up the key components of this program. Self-directed projects aim to develop the student's unique approach to illustration within a supported environment. 

Term Themes:

Term One: Illustration for Books + Animation

Term Two: Concept Art - Illustration for Graphic Design

Term Three: Manga + Anime

Term Four: Comics + Graphic Novels

Core mediums include: pencils  (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), mechanical pencil, coloured pencils, blue pencil, pen, ink, markers, illustrator markers, watercolours, pastels.

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Fashion + Textiles (11 - 16 years)


Fashion and Textiles spearheads new waves of experimentations with fashion garments and accessories in a fun and social learning environment. Texturing, silhouetting, hand stitching, machine sewing, cutting, pattern making, accessorizing, draping, twisting and appliqueing are processes students will learn and practice. Students can expect to experience explorations and play-based learnings centered on the creation and production of student-designed fashion items and garments.

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Traditional Drawing 


Traditional Drawing is a program designed specifically for students wishing to improve their technical drawing skills. Following traditional drawing practices, students will learn advanced skills in the art of drawing from real life. With a special focus on observational drawing, pencil drawing, mark-making and shading, students will learn how to develop their own unique style within a technical framework.

Techniques taught: learning to see, drawing detail, shading, line, mark making, texture, composition, perspective, scale, lighting, focal point, atmosphere

Core Materials: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B lead pencils, coloured pencils, blending stumps, erasers, charcoal

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Drawing + Painting


Drawing + Painting is a course for young artists interested in exploring a range of drawing, illustration, printmaking, and painting processes and techniques. Packed with useful tips and tricks used by professional artists and designers, students will learn how to create masterful artworks in their own unique style. Students can expect to explore traditional and contemporary approaches to art-making using a range of mediums, including:


Core materials include: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B pencils, pens, inks, graphite, charcoal, markers and acrylic paints, coloured pencils, watercolour pencils, watercolour paints, chalk pastels, oil pastels, printing inks, fabric markers.


Drawing and Painting platforms include: Digital printing, canvas, cartridge paper, watercolour paper, cotton paper, carbon paper, litho paper, tracing paper, fabrics, and plastics.


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Creative Writing: Imaginative Stories
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Creative Writing - Imaginative Stories is a unique, exploratory course designed to teach children how to create their own stories and picture books. Using a variety of creative writing, drawing, and book-making techniques, this four week course will spark your child’s imagination, and develop literacy and knowledge about different storytelling cultures. Each child will leave with a little zine or handmade book of their own making. Run by local writer and creative Steven James Finch.


About Your Teacher: Steven James Finch is the former Project Officer for National Youth Week WA for Propel Youth Arts, where he organised a festival of free art and literature programs for youth. He was the founder of the Perth Zine Collective (also known as Aunty Mabel’s Zine Distro) and has had ten years of experience in teaching writing and storytelling workshops to children and adults. He currently works for the Community Arts Network, building a traveling living library for multicultural youth called Lotterywest Story Street.