AN ART SCHOOL FOR EVERYONE!

We are dedicated to bringing people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities together for a creative experience like no other.

We love supporting you on your journey to explore your creative side. Our friendly teachers are practicing artists who are passionate about sharing their experience and knowledge in developing your creative skills.

If you are on an NDIS plan, contact the studio to talk to our NDIS team so you can book classes as part of our Art as Therapy program. We believe all art should be accessible. If you are an old friend, come and see our new studio and upgraded ceramics studios. And if you are a friend we haven’t met yet, we can't wait to see you.

Adult Classes

We have the largest variety of art classes in Newcastle, ranging from painting, to glass and mosaics, to mixed media and fibre art. Classes run 6 days a week, day and evening times available. Explore a new medium, get your hands dirty while enjoying the open warehouse feel and casual, friendly atmosphere.

Ceramic Classes

We have a Ceramics Studio complete with kilns for all your pottery needs. We run classes during the day, the evening and weekends so there will be a class for you! Jump in and learn wheel and handbuilding skills while meeting new friends.

Kids and Teens

We run after school classes covering all sorts of art forms, including ceramics. Our experienced, supportive teachers will work with your child to develop their skills and confidence. We accept NSW Creative Kids vouchers- contact us to book and use a voucher.

Events

Would you like to treat yourself to some fun creative time on a weekend?

Our workshops usually run for a morning, evening or day on a weekend- the perfect choice for groups, you and a friend, or just you spending time with a group of friendly people. We have new workshops covering a range of art forms each term.

But wait, there's more!

Club Mania

Become a member of Club Mania for early class offers, discounts, and other member perks such as guest artists presentations, online resources and much more.

Launching soon!

Art and Party

Let Art Mania Studio host your next party and turn your celebration into the most fabulous creative party you've ever been to. 

Art Reach

It is our mission to make quality arts experiences accessible to the whole community, not just those abled enough to visit the studio.   For this reason, we have created ART REACH: Art Mania Studio’s Outreach Program.

Stay & Create Getaways

Stay and Create getaways are supported, nearby weekenders designed especially for people with disabilities. See art out in the community and be inspired in your own practice.

Art Mania in the media

"...places like Art Mania that imbue the term "diversity" with its true meaning. It's one thing to label yourself as inclusive, it's quite another to sew it onto your heart and wear it proudly every day."

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Gini Mac - Glass Artist


ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY

Art Mania Studios acknowledges the Awabakal People whose land we are on.

We pay our respects to elders past present and future. We acknowledge that art is an important method of communication for Indigenous Australians and endeavour to show our respect through our art.

Baiame is the creator spirit of the Hunter Region. He is painted on a cave in the Upper Hunter and looks out across the valley. Baiame is depicted with no mouth as he doesn’t make comments and he has no arms or feet as his limbs are outstretched to take in all that he sees.  Baiame also has a tail as he is not just a human spirit but animal as well. Like Baiame, Art Mania Studios is an inclusive place that welcomes all to create.