Toddl'art Footscray Community Arts Centre

So many parents spend time wishing they were the creative kind – the kind that sees Mister Maker as a kindred spirit rather than a smarty pants.

The truth is, it takes time and effort and not a small amount of talent to be constantly creative. If you’re challenged in any of those areas, you’re going to love Toddl’Art, drop-in and term based kids art classes for 2-5-year-olds held at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

The class revels in the messy, glorious joy of the creative process. Each week children and their adults are invited to explore a theme and use a variety of techniques and implements to express it.

Toddl'art Footscray Community Arts Centre

Mito Elias brings a gentle, playful fun to the sessions, offering encouragement and ideas while allowing participants complete freedom to explore and get messy.

Toddl'art Footscray Community Arts Centre

The week I take El Guapo, newly two, the kids paint the rainbow with natural objects such as gumnuts, bark, sticks, and palm brushes. Mito’s observations of the finished works also reflect nature – this one a Darwin sunset; that one a rose.

Toddl'art Footscray Community Arts Centre

El Guapo is engrossed from start to finish. He flicks paint, uses his hands; he ends up creating tracks across one artwork after stepping in a paint tray. Nothing is off limits.

Toddl'art Footscray Community Arts Centre

Toddl’Art is all about the inner child and the endless possibilities of art. No two classes will be the same – and that makes it even more exciting.

Thank to journalist and mother of two Erika Jonsson for her guest post. If you’re after term-based art classes for school-aged children I highly recommend the Little Stick, Draw Paint sessions at Footscray Community Arts Centre for 5-7 year olds and the Stick Draw Paint classes for 8-10 year olds.  Lady AB (5 yo) loves going and every week Mito Elias explores a different medium, from drawing to collage to marbling, while also teaching perspective, scale and other artistic concepts. 

HOT Tips:

  • Wear old clothes and shoes  – even with smocks on there’s a lot of potential for mess!;
  • classes are for 2-5 year olds;
  • Don’t miss your free coffee at Happy River Cafe once you’ve bought your ticket;
  • Limited free parking on site and paid parking on street;
  • 5 minutes walk from Footscray station.

Toddl’Art, Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

Wednesdays 13 July – 14 September, 10am – 10:45am
$20 per session (including a free coffee) / $175 for 10 sessions

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