Our carefully designed curriculum has three focal points;
'SPARK', 'CREATE', 'GROW'
1. 'SPARK' - A fun introduction to a scientific concept, to get students excited about learning.
2. 'CREATE' - Exploration of the scientific concept through art.
3. 'GROW' - Encourages each student to find their unique art style and ways of learning.
Participation in our program empowers students to have a sense of ownership over their own learning, their ideas and capabilities.
5-9yrs & 9-13yrs
This fun, mixed media class is the ultimate mash up of art and science. While painting, drawing, sculpting and print making you will be learning about paleontology, marine biology, history, chemistry, space and much more.
MINI ART LAB
2.5yrs - 5yrs
Creative Ark is extra passionate about providing the little ones with high quality, creative learning opportunities. Our youngest students are introduced to creative tools, techniques and scientific concepts in an age appropriate way.
Class that combines art and science with graphic design. Gives you the benefit of hands on art making while developing digital skills applicable in commercial, graphic design world. Laptop or tablet with Photoshop need for the workshop.
9 - 13yrs
Class focused on developing skills of observation, capturing what you see and also translating your ideas on to paper.
Drawing helps our brains observe reality, capture abstract concepts, feelings or invent new technologies through a stroke, on a piece of paper. We will learn about geometry of shapes, how our eye perceives tones and perspective.
Fine-tune your skills and collate a portfolio that showcases a variety of your works. The aim is to develop an art portfolio as a part of entry into a creative art high school. One of the most challenging elements of the whole process is the interview time. We will work on that as well. You will develop skills and confidence to present yourself in the best possible way.
For beginners and advanced creatives these classes are focused on supporting your creative practice as self care. The classes are designed to create a safe space for you to develop your own, creative style in art making and life in general. Take the time to care for yourself so you can be there for others.
Have an arty party, designed just for you and your guests!
In our huge studio, you will make art, eat delicious food, dance and play games.
You have a choice of three different workshops that are fun and educational.
We provide food, drinks and decorations.
You just bring the cake.
Your guests will also get a gift voucher for a free Creative Ark class, to take home.
Our packages are designed to take the stress out of organising the party. Just turn up and we will take care of everything else.
Email us to check availability and we will send you the document outlining the full package.
This hands on program is specifically designed for early childhood educators and teachers. It is tailormade to suit your specific needs;
Are you looking for ways to inspire your team of educators and expand their skillset in developing and teaching creative programs?
Are you looking to develop skills in the area of Art and Science and learn to incorporate Art as a component of STEAM?
Are you looking to build staff moral and support their wellbeing?
This hands on, practical workshop covers a variety of art techniques, understanding art materials and tools, along with tips on nurturing your creativity. We would love to hear from you and develop a program just for you.
Whether you are a community group, a private organisation or a company, we can create an art program tailored to your needs. You could have a professional development class, a team building workshop, an art class focused on well-being and mental health, a specialist art technique workshop or even a private art party. Feel free to get in touch and we would love to create something special for you.
I am so impressed with the programing. My daughter attended Tamara's art classes as a toddler and continued as she started school. I really think it helped her gain confidence in her own abilities.
Sally, mum of Alexa
We love Tamara’s art classes! Tamara is a thoughtful, innovative and patient teacher who meets kids where they’re at. Her classes are creative, educational, and always, always engaging - inspiring kids to create not just when they’re there but for days afterwards as well. A total highlight of any kids (and grown ups!) week.
Kiah, mum of Eli, Eva and Mae
Tamara Gulic Phoenix
Founder, Educator and
Hi, my name is Tamara and I am excited to share with you my love for art and creative learning. I am wholeheartedly invested in nurturing individuals’ potential through art.
My specialty is delivering educational experiences that combine art and science.
I have a Masters in Fine Arts from UNSW and over 15 years of experience working as an art educator. I have worked with children and adults, people with additional needs and professionals in the field of childcare and education, both in Australia and overseas.
Feel free to email me if you have any questions or book yourself a free trial.