Young artists David Elliott (left) and Jared Duckworth get stuck into art at an Art Lab class.
Young artists David Elliott (left) and Jared Duckworth get stuck into art at an Art Lab class. Blainey Woodham

Make this your brush with fame

ONE of your kids could be the next Leonardo da Vinci or Rembrandt and you might not even know it.

Kids Art Lab director Belinda Madden said some of the best artworks she has ever seen have been made by children.

"Art is a way of communicating. With children, because they're very intuitive, the way they express themselves is often superior to adults," she said.

Kids Art Lab is running creative classes at The Northern Rivers Conservatorium and children are finding their inner da Vinci there.

"They learn a different art-making skill each day by looking at traditional and contemporary art techniques.

"Traditional water colours are used for a landscape or waterscape, but we've been drawing cartoons and other things. It's keeping an old technique really fresh and contemporary," Ms Madden said.

Creative skills also help kids with other academic tasks, she said.

Classes will be held weekdays at 10am until Wednesday, January 25.

Tickets available from Ms Madden on 0429 384 677.



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