My son has always struggled with art and drawing. As art and drawing are such an essential skill for fine motor skills and writing I wanted an avenue where my son could learn persistance and patience. Lesley has been amazing at keeping his attention and allowing him to work through art projects. I have been blown away from the details my son is now able to add to his drawing and paintings. He is entirely proud of the work he has created and Lesley has given so much positive feedback to my son. My son’s drawings and paintings are incredibly different in only two terms. She gives feedback to my son and encourages him to explore his creativity. My son now proudly quotes what Lesley has said to him and has the biggest smile explaining how great his creativity is. Lesley has really encouraged my son to consider the quality of his work and I am thrilled that he is starting to consider the quality of what he creates.
Blown away from the details my son is now able to add to his drawing and paintings.
- Josephine Grigg
“Awesome educator and artist. Providing a space for emerging young artists to develop their skills and craft that will go on to inspire others to appreciate, reflect and question the world they live in”
Awesome educator and artist
- Robert van den Berg
I sometimes don’t know who is more excited to learn and discover new creative avenues in Lesley’s art classes for kids, her or the children! Her diverse range of skills and her nurturing and inspiring way of teaching, keeps many children coming back to find out what’s next. Lesley is totally open to her students’ ideas and possibilities and then takes them to the next level. My son loves his art class and feels he has a trusted friend in his teacher. Lesley, you’re awesome.
Lesley is totally open to her students’ ideas and possibilities and then takes them to the next level.
- K Burt
Wednesday afternoons have become a highlight of my daughter Courtney’s week since starting art classes with Lesley in June 2010. Lesley has a warm and caring nature and makes the children feel welcome immediately. The children enjoy having the freedom to choose whatever project they would like to do and enjoy a wide variety of activities in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Highlight of my Daughter’s Week
You do wonders for my children. Last Monday they were not happy during the day and they walked out of your house so cheerful they giggled all the way home. It was tough work putting them to bed and both, Corne and I didn’t really want them to go sleep because they were so happy. In the car they chirped about their paintings and what they did. It was a huge pleasure having them so ecstatic. Thank you Lesley.
I really wanted to share with you that your art classes really do change people – don’t give them up ever …
You do wonders for my Children
My 13 year old absolutely loves Lesley and her art classes. She loves the individual attention she receives and the opportunity to follow her passions and create her own art, not being forced to follow a teacher’s plan. I don’t know how Lesley manages to keep up with everyone’s individual projects but she seems to have it all in hand. She inspires the students to always challenge themselves and do their very best, but respects everyone’s individual interests and talents. Lesley’s classes are fun, interesting, student focused and worth every penny when I see how proud my daughter is of the art she has accomplished. Thank you Lesley.
Not forced to follow a teacher’s plan
I cannot recommend Engaged in Art Classes enough. Both of my sons take the classes and can’t wait each week to go to their lesson. Lesley provides a safe, warm and creative atmosphere where the children are able to use a range of mediums to create works of their own choosing. Lesley gives students the freedom to direct their own projects whilst supporting them with lessons on the medium and how to bring a project from an idea to a completed piece using an art diary. If your child has any inclination towards art, I highly recommend you sign up for these classes.
I cannot recommend Engaged in Art Classes enough
My daughter Lan Fang started in Engaged in Art in 2013. She always looked forward to attending the classes and socialising with everyone there. Her skills have improved tremendously with Lesley’s help, in drawing, painting and sculpture. She enjoyed herself a lot in the classes, saying that the environment is pleasant and relaxing. – Lilly
Lesley is a very experienced and motivating teacher, and also a great friend. She is always happy to offer her encouragement and support. I felt comfortable talking to her, whether it’s hearing her advice or discussing other life issues. Lesley has been a major inspiration on my art journey and I wholly recommend her as a teacher. – Lan
We thank her so much for these years’ happy time!
A very experienced and motivating teacher
- Lilly and Lan
No set task - your child chooses the subject matter