Young Peoples Art Classes

For 8 to 19 year olds

This art program is respected throughout Australia and overseas. It is made successful by head teacher and owner of Lavender Art Studios, Greg Devenny-Mackay; and, assistant teachers, whom Greg has trained as art students through the Lavender Art Programs.

These exciting and artistically progressive art classes have been devised especially by Greg to help art students grasp inspiration and insights into the creative experience; creating drawings and paintings with supreme results.


Students focus on drawing and painting; covering still life, clothed figure, portraiture, landscape, cityscape and many other subjects using a varied range of techniques and media. The relaxation, enjoyment and therapeutic nature of being an art student at Lavender Art Studios also aids many other important areas of young students lives. 

Also, please note; all the Lavender Art Studios Art Classes and Art Services are managed and directed by trained and experienced Community Service Youth Welfare Professionals. Along with two art teachers, a studio manager/care supervisor is in attendance at every art workshop.


The art program on offer at Lavender Art Studios; inclusive of the art classes and specialised art workshops is determined in it's entirety by Greg Devenny - Mackay.

Extra Inclusions: art excursions/live harp music!

Students will also enjoy gallery visits and field trip excursions to experience drawing and painting. The weekly young people's art classes are complemented by live harp music.



9 Weeks (held during regular school term)

We offer 9 - 2 hour art classes at the art studio and 1 - 2 hour off-site art excursion per 9 week block.  

Term 4: 2019 12th October - 14th December 

Term 1: 2020

1st February – 4th April

Term 2: 2020

25th April – 27th June

Term 3: 2020

18th July – 19th September

Term 4: 2020

10th October – 12th December  

Art Class Times

Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Saturday 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Saturday 3.45 pm - 5.45 pm

Tuesday 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Wednesday 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Thursday 4.00pm - 6.00pm

Friday 4.00pm - 6.00pm


Program Fees

$550 per term (materials extra). Option available to pay in 3 easy installment. For those parents/legal guardian who are on supported income a 10% discount is available is available on the cost of the term class. A government issued concession card held by the parents/legal guardians must be presented to obtain the discount.

If you book a place and change your mind, the deposit paid to hold a place in the young people's art classes is non - refundable. The booking deposit also covers the cost of the administration tasks needed to action the enrollment.  We have many people interested in the art classes just before the new term art classes commence and request firm bookings only. Also, only young people who are clearly booked into the art classes through the art studio booking processes/ procedures are able to attend the young people's art class program. 

"Experience a creative breakthrough"


Some of the feedback from families who attend these specialised programs:

  • art skill advancement is observed soon after commencement of the classes

  • general improvement in self-confidence in the students becomes prevalent

  • students appear to advance in other areas of their daily activities such as improved grades at school.

  • the capacity to cope with and deal with stress and anxiety.

At the 2017 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show Art Exhibition on the 25th and 26th of February, there was a varied and extensive representation of art works submitted by students enrolled in both the Lavender Art Studios Young People's and Adult Art Classes. We warmly congratulate those students from the art program who entered works of art into the competition. It is an inspiring and uplifting experience for us all to be involved with the broader community of arts in such a pleasing and creative way. Places taken by regular term weekly Lavender Art Studios art class students are as follows: Young Art 12 Years and Under, Class Q. First: Connor Jacopino - Sea Views, Second: Rachel Walker - Rocks in Sunset, Third: Marama Harkness - The Eagle. Class R: 13 - 17 Years: First: Lauren Taylor - Study of Bridge at Ipswi

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