After School Cartoon and Illustration Classes for Children and Teens


Children and teens can learn cartooning skills with professional cartoonist and illustrator Sam McNair.

During our ongoing term courses for children and teens Sam presents after school cartoon drawing classes that focus on drawing, design and creative thinking. Young artists will develop skills, confidence and importantly imagination!

Cartoon Drawing | My Pet Monster and Other Fantasies | 6-10 years Wednesdays after school

This class is for young artists who enjoy fantasy worlds who would like to learn cartoon drawing or improve their existing skills. This 8 week term course takes inspiration from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and the Labyrinth this set of workshops is designed to inspire and enable the imagination of young artists. Led by cartoon wizard and popular kids' tutor Sam McNair the classes will be “prosocial” with an emphasis on sharing ideas and concepts amongst the group. Each lesson will involve step by step how to draw, as well as focussing on kids developing their own creative ideas. Students will build confidence week by week and take away an excellent sketch book full of wonderful creatures!

Cartoon Illustration | The Dark Arts | 9-14 years Mondays after school

Shadowy figures, monsters, stormy seas... spark the imagination? This course is designed for young artists who have a penchant for the dark and quirky, the weird and wicked, the odd and the extraordinary who would like to learn cartoon illustration and drawing or improve their existing skills. This eight week course is perfect for students who like flims such as Song of the Sea, Coraline, Ghostbusters, The Nightmare Before Christmas, 9, Gremlins, The Labyrinth and games like Five Nights at Freddys, Oddworld and Warhammer: Chaos and Tyranid.

The lessons will include learning step-by-step how to draw characters from these influences as well as many opportunities for students to draw their own dark creations under the tuition of professional cartoonist and illustrator Sam McNair. This course is purely drawing-based, focusing on specific cartooning techniques, learning how to draft, edit and refine drawings, dynamic lighting, contrast and line weight. More broadly the course will assist artists design their own dark villains, heroes and environments.

The course will develop students existing illustration skills and give you specific technical drawing methods, expert advice on your own designs and the chance to share your drawing with other like minded young artists.

Early bird enrolment discount of 5% is available until 22 January.

Located conveniently in Sydney’s inner west, Art Est. provides a boutique learning experience in a stylish light-filled warehouse. “Our class sizes are kept to only 10-12 students, ensuring each student receives the individual tuition they need”

For more information on classes and their availability please contact Art Est. by phone 02 9564 1519, email or visit the artest website.

TERM 1: 6 February-1 April 2017
TERM 2: 1 May-26 June 2017
TERM 3: 24 July-16 September 2017
TERM 4: 16 October-9 December 2017

Art Est. Art School and Gallery
Studio 4, 67-69 Lords Road, Leichhardt NSW 2040
Located in Leichhardt, close to Market Place and just down the hill from Kegworth Public School, Greenway and Marion Light Rail Stop. Plenty of free off street parking available.


Art Est. Art School and Gallery @ Studio 4, 67- 69 Lords Road, Leichhardt, NSW 2040


From $310


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