Drawing group for kids on the Gold Coast
Learn to draw group
Drawing group for kids on the Gold Coast

Draw With Me!

Get together in the school holidays with a group of mates (old or new) who all share a common love for drawing!

Is your child creative, with an interest in drawing? At QPAH we want to develop your child’s strengths and there’s no better way to do that than by using their special interest areas.

Why Drawing?

  1. Enhancing Fine Motor Skills: Drawing requires the use of hands and fingers to manipulate art tools. This practice can improve fine motor skills, which can be a focus area for children living with disability.

  3. Improving Communication Skills: For children who struggle with verbal communication, art can serve as a powerful alternative means of expression. Through their artwork, children can convey emotions, thoughts, and stories that they might not be able to articulate verbally.

  5. Boosting Self-Esteem and Confidence: Successfully completing art projects can give children a sense of accomplishment and boost their self-esteem. This is especially important for children with special needs who might struggle with traditional academic achievements.

  7. Encouraging Sensory Integration: Art activities often involve a sensory experience, whether it’s the texture of the paint, the smell of the materials, or the visual outcome of their work. This can be beneficial for children with sensory integration issues, helping them to process and respond to sensory information more effectively.

  9. Promoting Emotional Regulation: Drawing and painting can be therapeutic. They allow children to express their feelings in a safe and controlled environment. This can be particularly helpful for children who experience emotional and behavioural challenges, providing them with an outlet for stress and frustration.

  11. Developing Tools for Interaction: QPAH’s drawing group will provide opportunities for children to interact with peers, share materials, and work collaboratively. This can help in improving some of the key skills for successful interactions and relationship building and in learning how to cooperate and work in a team.

  13. Supporting Cognitive Development: Engaging in art can also stimulate cognitive development in children with special needs. It encourages problem-solving skills, creativity, and imagination. For example, planning what to draw, deciding on colors, and solving how to depict their ideas can enhance critical thinking skills.

  15. Fostering Independence: As children learn to complete art projects, they gain independence. This can be empowering for children with special needs, providing them with opportunities to make choices and decisions independently within the structured environment of an art class.

All the Details:

When: Monday, 24th April, 2024

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Where: QPAH Southport – 120 Queen Street, Southport, QLD, 4215

Ready to grab your art supplies and dive into a world of creativity? Signing up is easy! Please click below to complete the registration form.

Cost (to be finalised and dependent on final group numbers - range below is indicative)