Nest Studio est 2003
Nest Studio is a vibrant space for art classes, a working graphic design studio, home to textile design house Umbrella Prints and we have a teeny retail store stocking a beautiful, inspirational collection of thoughtful products for you, your child and your home.
Nest Studio was created over a decade ago to provide a nurturing space for children to learn how to think and be creative. At Nest Studio we believe all children are artists and that your child's innate creativity is best nurtured through playing & learning with beautiful quality art materials, under the guidance of professional teachers in a thoughtfully designed space.
Nest Studio is situated just 5 minutes from the city on the Magill Road bus route in the leafy suburb of Stepney, South Australia. We are directly across the road from the recently revitalised Richards Park, amongst the cafes, Antiques and homewares stores.
Learning in a Visual Age
Visual art education provides opportunities for children to engage in memorable experiences and learn crucial skills that may not be offered by other core learning areas. Art specifically asks questions, probes deeply, admits multiple view points, takes risks in expression and creates understanding and meaning within and across cultures.
Art tackles very different issues in different ways, compassion, empathy, vision, imagination, self esteem, humanity, creativity, innovation, risk and failure. Being able to confidently envision creative solutions to problems is a highly valued and necessary skill in the unknown workplace of the future and indeed life.
In addition to giving our children the science and math skills they need to compete in the new global context, we should also encourage the ability to think creatively that comes from a meaningful arts education.
As skillful educators have found, teaching students to be creative is a deliberate process, much like teaching students to be literate or to be able to solve mathematics problems..
The infusion of arts doesn’t end when school is out. An excellent after-school program that offers students opportunities to engage in visual arts challenges that are aligned with the school’s curriculum is a fantastic advantage.
Adelaide Festival Writers' Week Kids' Weekend 2012/2013/2014/2015/2016
Nest Studio is honored to have been invited for a fifth year running to essentially bring the studio to the park for Adelaide Festival Writers' Week Kids' Weekend.