Programs & Services
Nurture the Knack offers a diverse range of Art Education opportunities. Our values include a small-class to teacher ratio so we can deliver bespoke and personalized service to each individuals needs.
Our focus is World Cultures and explore many different themes within this framework; featured artists past and present, geography, ecosystems, animal and plant life (extension of Science learning), cultures and traditions, First Nations and Indigenous inspired art.
We incorporate "Elements of Art" with each lesson to learn technique while having fun with an engaging bespoke curriculum.
Programs & Services
Creative Club Saturdays
For ages 5-14 and take place on select dates during term. They are designed as a workshop; each session we do a different activity (based on the terms theme).
You can book a single session or all sessions.
Check out the timetable here
In-Studio Term Classes
World Cultures Visual Arts Curriculum:
For ages 8-14, term classes are 8 weeks long and follow the terms theme with focus on World Cultures + The Elements of Art. Weekly sessions are by age group and run 1-hour per weekly session.
Embodied Arts: Holistic Creative Therapy for Youth
Our newest addition to services coming in 2022. An 8 week term called Embodied Arts that takes a Holistic Creative Therapy approach to expressing yourself individually. This is open to children ages 6-14 and will include modules on:
-expressive meditative dance
-creative writing + poetry
-expressive visual arts
This will be open to Homeschooling families to start, as a way for the whole family to connect, heal and learn together in a fun and supportive environment.
Term bookings are booked in advance and for the entire term. Book here
Private tutoring is available for all ages, including adults. We do not follow a curriculum. Each session is designed to be tailored to the individual with a Creative Holistic approach.
We work with your interests and build on your skills. Examples include creative therapy techniques; drawing, painting, needle felting. Current students are learning how to draw pet portraits, creating their own comic books and character development, and landscape painting.
The sessions are perfect for individuals requiring 1:1 attention to unwind and relax or who want 100% customizable art lessons. Sessions are $85 for 1 hour or a 6-session package for $450. In most cases, tuition includes all art supplies however I may recommend you purchase some to support your at-home practice.
Private tutoring is available on select date and times. Get in touch here
Homeschool Online Curriculum
All Ages + we encourage parents to create alongside their child(ren). These are designed specifically for Homeschool / Unschool or Distance Education students.
This bespoke curriculum has been developed over the course of the last year and includes:
8 weeks of video tutorials
downloadable templates, worksheets, games + activities
full-supply list + brand recommendations
extension of learning opportunities (each module includes a research project + topic of discussion)
3 x live zoom sessions per term on select dates and times
Guidelines are aligned with Australian Curriculum
Homeschool Curriculum can be purchased here with payment plans also available.
Art Retreats + Workshops for Women or those that identify as a Woman
Specialized Art + Wellness retreats and workshops have been developed to support individuals requiring dedicated time away to do the inner work. These are perfect for busy adults with demanding jobs or family life or if you hold space in an artistic or healing modality for clients - as creative beings, humans require regular 'stillness' periods where we can go within ourselves, to connect with our inner peace, intuition and creative wisdom.
Click here to view our Holistic Services
The workshops + retreats offer a range of creative exploration through drawing, painting, sculpture or mixed media with support from a team of facilitators specializing in Sound Healing Arts, Private Chef creating organic plant-based menus for us while on-retreat, meditations, reiki and movement to support our spirit while on retreat or during the art workshop.
They are celebrated with the moon phases
Full Moon Sacred Arts Circles support us while we let go of anything that doesn't serve us any longer, dissolving any challenges or negative emotions.
New Moon Sacred Arts Circles are when we set intentions, we manifest our deepest yearnings and desires and gain clarity
To stay informed of upcoming or current retreats + workshops - sign up to our email list!
Creative Art Parties
Art parties are available for ages 5+ and can be tailored to any theme. They include all art supplies, aprons + a custom made digital invitation to send to your guests!
A minimum price of $250 for up to 6 children. Each child thereafter is $28 additional.
-Harry Potter (Hogwarts Painting, Patronus Painting, Owl Drawing, Wands, Potions or Clay Dragon Eyes)
-Canvas paintings (any theme; unicorns, northern lights, panda, dinosaur, or popular culture)
-Crafts (Yarn + Pom Pom Monograms, Fascinator designs, dreamcatchers, flower wreaths)
-Clay Monsters (Air-dried clay + take home paint kit, includes a fun monster art game prior to the clay workshop)
-Fairy Garden / Dino Garden (all kit supplies included, several decorations to choose from, we make our own fairy teepee or caveman house, fairy garden includes custom made fairies with their own story, caveman garden includes plastic dinosaur and custom clay dino eggs) each kit includes a fun fairy or caveman art game that we play prior to the garden workshop
Get in touch here to enquire dates available
Wine Masterclass Workshops
Ages 18+. Did you know I am also a Wine Sommelier? Prior to becoming an Art Educator, I was a Wine Professional with a career in Wine spanning 20+ years. I offer a variety of fun workshops to suit every budget.
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