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Thank you for taking the time to read about Creative Ark!


We are a school of creative learning, where art and science come together to facilitate deeper learning. 

At Creative Ark deeper learning means nurturing our students’ natural curiosity to question how things work

and how they are connected. This is done by providing a ‘spark’ that will instigate a process of learning through joy and curiosity.

Our carefully designed curriculum has three focal points;



1. 'SPARK' - Introduction to various scientific areas of study

(to increase students' general knowledge and deepen their already existing knowledge.)


2. 'CREATE' - Introduction to art theory, history and technique

(to expose the students to a variety of art techniques, classical and contemporary artists/art movements)

3. 'GROW' - Encourages each student to find their unique art style and ways of learning. 


This enables us to have a structured and focused approach along with flexibility

that support our students individuality. 

Our students are constantly reminded that they are the artists and are in charge of their own art making.

That their ideas and decisions matter. 

Participation in our program empowers our students to have a sense of ownership over their own

learning, their ideas and capabilities. They learn that giving things a go is the most important creative act they can do in class and in life. 



The focus of most art schools is on developing technical proficiency. For example, how to draw or paint better, or master skills of printmaking or sculpture. Let’s be clear, this approach is brilliant and important.

However, at Creative Ark we do things differently. For us, the starting point is a concept or a field of study. It could be scientific concepts of anatomy, blood, micro-biome, space, marine biology, architecture, history or concepts of emotional intelligence or school readiness like literacy and numeracy.

Each class has a different theme to spark and awaken our students’ curiosity. Once they are curious about something, their brains are alert and ready to soak up as much information as they can.

Then comes the creative, messy fun of exploring these themes through art. Our students might paint, draw, collage, print or sculpt. While they do this, an experienced art educator is giving them technical direction.

For our students, acquiring technical skills is a byproduct of a deeper learning,

rather than the primary focus of the classes.


Research into hybrid programs like ours, that combine creative arts and science, consistently show that students learn easier, retain information longer and are able to build on their existing knowledge. 

Research also shows that participating in creative activity is good for physical and mental health. It lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and anxiety and improves cognitive function.

So where to next? Why not book a free trial and experience Creative Ark for yourself.


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 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.

Also feel free to pop in and say Hi.

Tamara Gulic Phoenix

Founder, Educator and

Managing Director

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