where are classes held?
Classes are held during school term from Monday – Thursday at North Rocks Public School, and start in week two each term.
when are classes held?
One hour classes are run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and are designed for children aged 5-12. Monday classes specifically cater to younger children in Kindergarten and Year 1 (though other ages are welcome to join. Classes run from 3.00 – 4.00pm
There is a 90 minute class on Monday afternoon from 4.30 – 6.00pm, which caters to teenagers and is held in a private studio in Mill Drive North Rocks
A one hour drawing class is held on Tuesday afternoon from 4. 00 – 5.00pm at North Rocks Public school
On Wednesdays from 3.00 – 5.00pm there is an extended class for older primary aged children which is also held at North Rocks Public School.
do you offer school holiday classes?
Yes. School holiday classes are held in April, July and October during the second week of the holidays. They are held at the North Rocks Scout Hall (across the road from the school). They are all day class and run from 9.00am – 5.00pm and we have a great time creating masterpieces, running around and making new friends. Children from all over the community attend these classes for half a day, full days or the whole week.
how much do art classes cost?
1 hour after school $25 per lesson (x 9 = $225)
1.5 hours after school $30 per lesson (x 9 = $270)
2 hours after school $35 per lesson (x 9 = $315)
School Holiday Classes:
$80 full day
$40 half day
how do I pay?
Payment may be made by direct deposit, eftpos, or cash. You are welcome to pay weekly or for the full term (preferred).
how do we sign up?
Initial contact is by phone or email. You will be forwarded a registration form which may be returned electronically or in person. If your child is returning for another term, simply let me know and I will save their place in class.
Contact is Jennifer Burns: 0488 446 657 or firstname.lastname@example.org
art the class sizes limited? do you have help?
Classes are limited to 20 students per session. There are two people on hand for each of the 3.00 – 4.00pm classes.
is there a discount for more than one class a week?
Yes. If you sign your child up for more than one class a week there is a $25 discount (one free class). The Monday, Tuesday and Thursday classes follow the same program, the drawing, teenage and extended Wednesday classes all have different content.
what kind of art do you do?
Each term we try to explore a number of different mediums including acrylic painting, watercolour, drawing, pastels and collage. We also work on collaborative artwork and sculpture. Each term is different and students usually take home 4-6 completed artworks.
when do we get to see our child's artwork?
Our end of term art shows are temporarily on hold while the school is under construction. I hope we will be able to start the shows up again in 2021
You are welcome to come and see what we are working on at the end of each lesson however the art is kept until the end of term when it is put on display in the school hall in an end of term art show. This show is really important to the children as they have the opportunity to see their work on display and show it off to family and friends. Art may be collected at the end of the show or returned to your child at the beginning of the next term.
Art shows are generally scheduled for the last week of each term – or second last week in Term 4.
my child needs to go to after school care, will that work?
Absolutely. After the class if your child is not being picked up, they will be walked down to the OOSH and signed in. Please ensure that they know your child is coming!
what does my child need to bring to class?
Enthusiasm, and a drink bottle. Painting shirts, snacks and all materials are provided but it makes life easier if your child has their own drink bottle to refill when needed.
are there snacks?
Children need to keep their energy levels up after school and on arrival to art class they are given a variety of Shapes (Arnotts flavoured biscuits) and apples. On occasion they may also be offered lemonade ice blocks as a Summer treat. At the end of each class they are given a chocolate Freddo Frog or a small bag of jellies. Children will need to provide their own water bottles.
do you accept the NSW government Creative Kids vouchers?
Yes! As of January 2019 we are accepting the Creative Kids Vouchers provided by the NSW Government, and you can find out more at their website. This voucher entitles your child to a $100 subsidy from to the government, each year, to put towards creative activities for your child
do you do art parties?
Yes. I have hosted a number of kids and adult parties with great success. Art parties are a great way to celebrate a birthday, or just get together with friends. Parties are held in your home or at my studio in North Rocks. All materials are provided and after two hours, (three for adults), each guest has completed their own masterpiece to take home.
A minimum of six guests are required and prices start at $25 per person.
are there adult art classes?
who teaches these classes?
My name is Jennifer Burns and Seraphic Creations is my business. I hold a degree in Visual Arts from the University of Sydney and have been creating art for the past 35 years. My company was started in 2013 and has grown from teaching 20 children a term, to around 85 this year. I come from a long line of teachers and believe that if you encourage a child to create and let them discover the materials and subject matter on their own, they will never cease to amaze you. I am inspired by the kids I work with every day and they teach me new things on a regular basis.
I possess full personal and liability insurance and a working with children certificate.Having grown up in this area I have an affinity with the schools and local community, I have painted several murals around the school, at North Rocks Shopping Centre and on the local Scout and Guide halls. I’m a single Mum of a wonderful 15 year old son who hates art with a passion.
Phone: 0488 446 657
Facebook: Seraphic Creations
Looking for an artist to assist you in fundraising? We come to your school ready with ideas and inspiration, and work with individual classes on collaborative art works.
This includes creating finished pieces for:
website creation for silent auctions
promotional material design