By Tegan Farrugia
There’s a new business around town and it’s causing quite a stir among the mums and bubs scene.
You may have seen on some socials in the last couple of weeks that there are toddler and kids art classes happening in the Williamstown Library.
But these art classes are not just that, the reason that these classes have everyone talking (and the first one completely sold out!) is that they focus on the toddlers, kids and let’s face it, the parents themselves, simply having fun rather than creating a masterpiece artwork.
The name ‘the fun in art’ actually explains the business well – these classes help teach kids the fun in art. No pressure to learn skills or be perfect, just learn to love the freedom and expression that comes with creating art.
The teacher behind these classes is Tegan Farrugia – a local mum from Altona, and one of The Westsider volunteers. She is a trained Graphic Designer, marketer, muralist, one half of The Melbourne Lettering Club, and all round creative Mumma who loves to get her hands dirty.
Now that face to face events are coming back, parents are looking for things to do and ways to get their kids out of the house, and while we are all scrambling to buy Christmas presents and put the tree up, these classes combine the two.
December has some Christmas themed art classes running from the Williamstown Library: Toddler Tuesday sessions – 6th December and 13th December at 10am. Pre-school session 7th December at 1pm.
These classes are Christmas themed and while there is huge flexibility for kids to do what they please, there will be a loose structure including making Christmas ornaments, a wreath for the door, wrapping paper and gift bags.
There has been so much positive feedback so far that from February onwards there will be lots of classes and possibly a few different locations to choose from. Tegan is taking the responses from the community and happily tailoring these classes to suit.
Bookings available at www.thefuninart.com.au
These classes help teach kids the fun in art