Works on paper. Exploring a new theme each year looking at mediums watercolour, drawing, markers, collage.
Printmaking. Students will create their own artist book filled with a range of print making techniques.
Sculpture. Each year we explore a range of clay, construction and textile techniques.
Painting. Each year students will create an acrylic work on canvas to be showcased at our annual student exhibition event.
Tinker offers regular afterschool term classes in Toowoomba & Highfields.
Our classes encourage creative confidence and individuality. Founded by Alex Stalling, with over a decade of teaching the creative arts to adults and kids Tinker was founded on the belief that everyone should have access to authentic arts programs that develop our individual creative confidence.
At Tinker we understand that outcomes happen naturally. Through providing creative autonomy and developing confidence in our skills. Balanced with an understanding of artistic mediums we develop indiviudal creative curiosity and trust.
Tinker is passionate about working with professional, practicing artists with different styles and influences. A practicing artist is one who has created a professional career from their craft. We believe exposure to individuality and difference is key in the development of young creative minds.
Individuality is our difference. We love to give students the space to explore different techniques that adapt to their own interests. We believe in gently challenging their comfort zones and we embrace both the wins and the not so great artworks too. It's all about creating a safe space for creative development and exploration.
What they Learn
Tinker prides itself on offering a multidiscinplinary style of arts education.
Incorporating foundational techniques and modern styles across a variety of mediums.
Each term we focus on a key artistic style including drawing, painting, textiles, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media.
Every year is different with most students rolling on from one term to the next growing and developing their skills.
We know that through exploring a varied range of artistic mediums students develop their overall creative problem solving, imagination and ability.
Offering opportunities to develop their skills with mediums they may not have easy access to outside of a studio setting.
10 weeks of classes following the school term. (excluding term 4 to adjust for different school holiday calendars. Rate is adjusted to reflect this)
All materials supplied
A Tinker journal to document their process
A dedicated art studio that allows for creative fun
A professional artist facilitator
A studio dedicated to delivering quality classes
A class of like-minded individuals
Studio Director & Teacher
Bachelor Visual Arts Hons
With over a decade of experience teaching arts to adults and children, Alex is passionate about creating an exciting and nurturing environment for students to develop their creative confidence. With a multidisciplinary practice, Alex is proficient across a variety of 2D & 3D mediums.
Weaving together 17 years experience as a creative and children's educator, AJ is passionate for holding space to explore and develop our individual expression. Working together to share nourishing artistic techniques and practices, creating through experience and immersion. Supporting our understanding, connection to self and imagination. Her studies in Visual Arts, Initiatic Art Therapy and Education all harmonise into her creative offering. AJ's practice is diverse across a variety of mediums.
With a background in education and community support roles, Emma began teaching her passion art, to adults and kids throughout the region. She is committed to fostering a calm and supportive atmosphere that empowers students to articulate their creativity with thought and happiness. While Emma utilises acrylics in her personal art practice, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of other mediums, whilst continuously broadening her creative portfolio