Perth-based artist, children’s author and teacher Jane McKay started Creative Kids Art Club in 2011 to offer after-school classes catering to children who loved art and craft. Starting with just four children in one location, Creative Kids Arts Club now has over 165 children attending dozens of classes in our 8 week term and holiday workshop programs in different locations in Perth and Fremantle, and a repertoire of over 150 activities.
Read our parent testimonials below.
Zoe's loved her first term and is excited to go every week
We are very happy with the classes. The change in our little boy has been amazing!
My son is really enjoying the classes, especially the variety of art work.
Thank you for all the wonderful projects that Katie has been involved with over the last few years. It has certainly been the highlight of her week coming to your art classes.
We love our son's artwork, we have a wall at home for all his pieces from Creative Kids Art Club, they are just so good.
My daughter is enjoying the classes very much, 10 out of 10 in her words!
My kids are very excited, they loved the class last time around and the arts mode continues for couple of days after at our home!
To inspire and develop creativity through art education.
To provide quality art education, across a range of media, enabling our students to develop skills in the visual arts to nurture their creativity; have fun; form friendships; enhance problem-solving skills and original thinking; and build self-confidence.
We believe art and creativity are life enhancing, and we encourage children to explore their creativity and learn new skills. We treat children, parents and staff with respect and consideration. We encourage honesty and integrity.
Meet Our Staff
Jane is a professional artist, and a qualified and experienced primary school teacher with a Bachelor in Education from the University of Tasmania. After teaching for many years and trying almost every craft and art form imaginable, Jane began studying art, first in Sydney and then at Curtin University. Jane has exhibited her paintings widely throughout Australia and also overseas in Kyoto, New York, Los Angeles, Singapore and Hong Kong. Her works are held in many public and private collections in Australia and overseas. She has also published children’s books. Described by Thomas (age 7) as 'the best teacher in the world' Jane loves teaching and creating exciting and fun activities. Jane teaches classes in Nedlands and Riverton.
Kylie is our wonderful office manager who works behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the classes and parties. Always happy to help, she does everything from managing party bookings to answering general queries, including venue liaison and accounts. Kylie has a background in sales, marketing, PR, recruitment, office management and administration making her an invaluable member of our team.
Debbie has a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching, specialising in Visual Arts, from Edith Cowan University. She is a Teacher of the Deaf and also a specialist Visual Arts Teacher. She inspires the children in her classes to develop new skills and experiment by providing support and encouragement. Debbie is a creative, organised and enthusiastic teacher. Debbie takes our classes in South Fremantle and Willagee. Feedback from parents: 'my child loves the classes, Debbie has been wonderful!'
Julie teaches our Thursday class in East Victoria Park. She has a Bachelor of Education from Edith Cowan University, and years of teaching experience. Interested in all art forms, Julie enjoys creating a wide variety of works with the children, including wonderful dyeing and textile works. Feedback from parents: 'my child is thoroughly enjoying the class with Julie and looks forward to attending every week.'
A professional artist, Jane is studying for an arts degree specialising in contemporary fashion and textiles. She has a post-graduate certificate in primary education and has taught for over 15 years with infant and primary school children. She aims to provide a classroom with rich and varied learning experiences that are also lots of fun. Jane looks after our Thursday classes in Kingsley and Currambine.
Odette takes our art parties in Mt Claremont and teaches our Wednesday classes in East Victoria Park. She has a Bachelor of Art (Visual Art) from Curtin University and a Diploma of Education from Edith Cowan University. Since graduating, Odette has been a specialist teacher in Perth and has over 7 years experience teaching art - covering everything from watercolour to weaving. 'Odette was great with the kids' (Emily).
Renee takes our classes in Leederville. She has Bachelor of Education in art from Edith Cowan University and over 15 years teaching experience. During this time, she has developed art programs for primary school students and taught everything from sculpture to printmaking. She is interested in all areas of art, Renee is a friendly and passionate teacher.
Julie takes our classes in Doubleview and Floreat. She is a specialist art teacher with 25 years experience working with children in early childhood and primary education. She has a Bachelor of Education with a major in Visual Art Education for children from K to12. Julie has also worked as a community artist in multicultural arts, facilitating workshops and art projects with children and youth. She is committed to providing a nurturing and creative environment where children thrive in her classroom.
Steph has a Bachelor of Education in Visual Art and over 25 years experience in teaching art at both primary and secondary schools. She has been involved in Curriculum Development for the Arts at state level and her focus is on inspiring children to develop their own creative thinking and original ideas. Her own work has focused on textiles and printmaking.
Ryan takes our Saturday classes in Kingsley. He is a Perth artist and has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe. He has been an artist in residence at Scotch College and has a Graduate Diploma in Education from Edith Cowan University. Ryan is widely travelled and has studied overseas in France and Hong Kong and is particularly interested in sculpture, photography and the blending of technology and art. He is intetested in textile artworks and particularly screen printing.
Emily takes our holiday classes and art parties. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University and holds a Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia. Emily is a an enthusiastic teacher and artist who has won awards for her art and been invited to exhibit at the Singapore Institute of Contemporary Arts. She also has her own fashion label and has showcased items at the Telstra Perth Fashion Festival. Emily aims to create a supportive, safe and fun learning environment for the children in her classes.