In the celebrated words of 90s duet Luther Vandross and Janet Jackson, ‘The best things in life are free’. This lyrical prophesy has turned out out to be true, with free art classes now available for children in West End.

Situated in the heart of Boundary Street, the free, daily arts program is designed for preschool and school age children. Led by working artists and qualified teachers it offers educational activities, art and craft. Included within these areas is a focus on free form clay work, drawing, mixed media and sculpture.

The program is led by Creative Kids Brisbane and takes place in a new space at West Village, 93 Boundary Street, West End. Creative Kids spokesperson Liz Austen completed a Bachelor of Photography at Queensland College of Arts but realised her passion lay with art and teaching. After completing a Diploma of Education, Liz became a primary school arts educator and has worked at RAW ART for three years as a classroom arts educator and workshop facilitator.
“The West Village location is ideal – we have a safe, cool, open-air environment that will allow the kids to focus on learning new skills and having fun,” she said.

Rhyme time and art sessions are offered to pre-schoolers between 09:30 and 11:30am on weekdays while after school art sessions run from 03:30 and 05:30pm on Thursdays. Art and craft sessions are also available on both Saturdays and Sundays. Bookings for these art sessions are required over the busy Christmas period – visit the Creative Kids Brisbane website for more information, and how to book.

‘The best things in life are free’ indeed.