Cultivating creativity, teaching new skills & enabling imagination
Expanding your child's creative potential.

About Us

Learn more about how we deliver art differently


At Class Artz Academy, we believe that all children can benefit from creative experiences.

So whether it’s painting, sculpting or drawing, art can help boost a child’s self-esteem and give them confidence to try new things. Both our online and after school art programs are perfect for students from Kindergarten to Year 6 who are keen to explore art-making and creating with new materials. 

The art activities offered in both platforms are designed to help children communicate, focus, persevere, take risks and cultivate creative critical thinking.   Whether it’s face to face, or video lessons, the aim of these classes is to give students confidence and foster artistic potential. There is no right or wrong in art – so all of our wonderful students can feel safe to unleash their own creative potential whether at home, or in the classroom.


Meet our director, Renee McDonald

Renee is the owner and director of Class Artz Academy. A former primary school teacher, she has over 25 years of experience in the classroom and teaching Art Education to children.  Renee believes that  all children are innately creative and loves to encourage self-expression and discovery through drawing, painting and making. 


Her favourite art form is mixed media and she loves giving workshops to young kids. Renee teaches weekly classes in our term program and runs the school holiday workshops. When she is not teaching, she enjoys yoga, travel and of course painting. She lives in the Sutherland Shire with her husband, two older children, along with her Rag Doll cat and her rather active, but very affectionate Golden Retriever.


Our Teachers


Laura has a BA in Fine Art, specialising in Painting and Sculpture and a diploma in Graphic Design. She is a busy mum of three who has rediscovered her love for Art through art time with her kids. Laura has worked with us as a Teacher’s Aide and now a Teacher and feels privileged to be helping young students discover their love for creativity and exploring their unlimited imagination.


Lamiyea is a talented architect who is currently pursuing her Masters in Architecture at the University of Sydney. Since 2018, Lamiyea has been sharing her knowledge by teaching mathematics and arts and finds it incredibly rewarding. Driven by a desire to seek new challenges and experiences, Lamiyea joined Class Artz in mid-2022 and has been a valuable addition to our team.


Louise has a BA in Education and was a primary classroom teacher in the UK for 15 years. Whilst there, she was the art coordinator for her school and not only taught art, but also facilitated whole school art projects. Louise has been working for CAA for the last 10 years and loves teaching children new skills, inspiring and igniting their amazing creativity.


Sophie studied Visual Arts and Design at the Australia Catholic University, where she dabbled in all aspects of art from painting, to sculpture and graphic design. She interned at a boutique BnB in the UK which also offered atelier style art lessons which fuelled her passion for teaching art. Sophie’s love of the artistic world became even more clear once joining Class Artz Academy five years ago. She is passionate about teaching and educating children in all things creative.

"Children have a great untapped creative potential that needs to be cultivated, encouraged and nurtured. Creativity opens unimaginable doors."

– Renee McDonald, Principal of Class Artz Academy

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes of course! The content is not the same as the program in our face to face classes, thus there will be no repetition or ‘doubling up’ of activities. The online art program is also instant-access so its the perfect for kids over school holidays or to do on the weekends!

Unfortunately, due to the size of the classes we have – we are unable to offer casual, drop in or trial classes.

If there is availability in the class, you are welcome to enrol your child anytime during the first 4 weeks of the CAA term – prices will reflect when you go to enrol + checkout. You won’t be charged for any classes that your child has missed. If you are interested in enrolling your child after week 4, please get in touch with us to discuss.

If your child was absent in the previous session, they will have time before class starts to sit with the teacher’s aide for a one-on-one instructional guide and catch up.

Go to the After School Art Programs page and select the school you would like to enrol you child at. This will take you to our enrolment system Enrolmy – which you will need to register for in order to complete your child’s enrolment.  Then you will be able to complete the required information and proceed to checkout using your credit card. Confirmation for enrolments are sent via email. 

Yes, as we have several schools that sell-out quickly. If you would like your child to go on a waiting list, please do so via Enrolmy (if the school enrolment is full) or get in touch with us directly via email or phone. Visit our contact page for all details. 

You will need to pack your child an extra snack to have after school. Children get a short supervised play time between the end of school and the start of art class. During that time, they have a snack and drink before coming to class.

Class Artz Academy has a ‘no refund’ policy except in exceptional circumstances such as moving out of the area, changing schools, or prolonged sickness. Each case will need to be discussed with the Director, please get in touch.

Yes! Class Artz Academy are a COVID-19 safe registered business.