Nature and Nurture is an exciting new creative hub for the Maitland area.
We have a variety of art classes on offer, ranging from 2 years to adults. All classes are delivered face-to-face.
CLASSES TERM 2 2024 COMMENCE MONDAY 29th April to Friday 5th July
- The Scout Hall, Jubilee Street East Maitland 2323
- Gymbaroo Buliding,11 Steam Street Maitland 2320
- Paterson School of Arts

2024 Weekly Timetable


Creative Kids Vouchers

We're excited to offer classes which NSW Creative Kids
vouchers are available for use.

Vouchers can be used per child (not shared), but they can be used for a single child to participate in multiple sessions over the whole year. 

Using a NSW CreativeKids or ParentsNSW voucher? Great!  To do this, email a copy of your voucher (AND your child's DOB if applicable) to once you have it.  We will issue you a gift certificate you can use for anything in-store. 

If you have not previously applied for a NSW CreativeKids or ParentsNSW voucher, or would like some more information about this NSW Government initiative you can find out more and apply at the following link:

Sensory Art Class

Sensory art is about encouraging their imagination and nurturing their creativity. Sensory play involves activities that kids can squish, squelch, spin, splash, squeeze, children absolutely delight in exploring their world through their senses. Sensory play is play that stimulates any of a child’s senses – has an important role in a child’s health and development. Through it, your child builds cognitive skills and learns about their world.

The class will be split into three components.

Creative Art Play, the first part being the creation part of class where each child will create their own piece of artwork to take home each week. One of the most important types of creative activity for young children is creative play. Creative play is expressed when children use familiar materials in a new or unusual way, and when children engage in role-playing and imaginative play.

Sensory Discovery Play is the second part of the class where we will play with lots of different textures and smells, the discovery part of the class. Discovery play has children learning through their own experimentation. In essence, sensory play includes play that engages any of your child’s senses. This includes touch, smell, sight, sound and taste.

Nature Based Art Play 
Encourages open ended play and nature connection.
Activities include flower crowns, nature paint brushes, stick people, nature masks and many more. Improve fine motor skills, physical strength and coordination through nature play.

Art Classes

Each class will run between 60 - 180mins as specified on the timetable.

Youth School Art Class
We specialize in fun, colorful and creative art classes. In each class, each child will be given the opportunity to create three artworks using different mediums each term or to work on a harder piece. Each class is planned by qualified educator and owner Renee Burgess. This class is 75 minutes long.

Kids Nature Craft Club
We specialize in fun, colorful and creative Nature craft. In each class, every child will be given the opportunity to create a wonderful craft project using pieces of nature. Each class is planned by qualified educator and owner Renee Burgess. This class is 60 mins long.

Open Art Class- Open to all ages 
Each class is programmed using art therapy principles and using art as a mindfulness activity. Each week we will work on one artwork in the 75min class.

Inclusive Art and Craft classes for people living with a disability
These workshops will be programmed around creating joy and wellness through craft and art play. Each workshop we will work on one craft/art activity in the 1-hour class. Please contact us to organise workshops for you and your community group. We also provide an Invoice system for NDIS clients to be able to utilise our Art timetable.