At Little Creatures Collective our mission is to promote and develop visual arts within our community and beyond!
Our sessions aim to develop fine art skills in all our students while instilling a passion for the creative process and arming our students with confidence and the persistence required to be innovative and creative Little Creatures
At Little Creatures Collective our Little, Young & Teen Artists thrive in our truly unique setting, a fine art studio just for children and teens. We understand the necessity for high quality art programs and arts education for children and we aim to provide classes which are inspiring and unique in every way!
Founded in Seddon in 2013 by local artist and mum Beck Ferguson the school has flourished. It has quickly become a much-loved favourite and go-to activity for the lovers of art, attracting students from all over Melbourne.
The school itself is awe-inspiring, a professional fit-out paired with highly qualified teaching staff – trained in Fine Art, Early Childhood Development, Disability Studies, and Art Therapy & Teaching – ensuring a well rounded experience and catering to any budding artist. Our classes are unique in that they incorporate elements of mindfulness, each class designed is to be an enriching experience for each student.
The school also supports and hosts guest artists from around Melbourne who share their passion for art and impart their skills and knowledge as working artists.
Our age-appropriate art classes are crafted to enhance creativity and imagination through the joy of visual art. Children are free to explore and develop their own personal style using the fine art techniques we teach — from painting to drawing, sculpture to animation, and everything in between. No matter what the creative result new skills and confidence are assured.
It’s not always about being the next Renoir. It’s about collaborating, playing, learning and creating in a bright, safe environment.
It’s a great place to learn, create together and meet other creative families. Better still, everything is provided and you don’t have to clean up afterwards!
With Term Classes and Holiday Programs for 2-15 year-olds The Little Creatures Collective art studio welcomes all budding artists. If there’s one thing we’re sure of it’s that you’re never too young to express yourself through the joy of art.
"Little Creatures Collective is our favourite after school activity and holiday program! They are onto a good thing. It’s not just the delightful staff that brings us back each year it’s also the bright colourful space they provide. Really great setup and equipment. Ever child benefits from small class sizes and LCC provides this with all their programs. All round they get 5 stars from us! Keep doing what your doing team, we love you!!!"
"I was always the Mum struggling to carry Ruby's many huge crafty creations home from Kinder, she has lived and breathed art all her life. Ruby started weekly art classes half a year ago and I can't recommend LCC highly enough. She has met some great friends and learns a new arty technique or skill every week - her art has improved so much in such a short time thanks to the dedicated, patient teachers at LCC."
"Not just any old after school activity! Little Creatures is a fine art school which teaches fine art techniques. I am constantly blown away by the quality of students work and the teachings. This is indeed a one of a kind school. We have a son and daughter who started at the school aged 9 and 10. They are both now high school aged still loving the classes. Defiantly a place that students can grow and develop their skills over many years."
"My daughter was already an enthusiastic artist before she started at Little Creatures Collective, but she has learned a great range of techniques and produces some really amazing pieces - both in class and at home as a result."
"Year after year we see the same families returning to the school and it’s no surprise that their sessions sell out like they do. We love our weekly art classes with Beck and her team. The Holiday Programs are a real highlight for the kids as they are intensive and they make some really fantastic stuff. Thanks for having us!"
"We are so grateful to staff at LCC who show us so much compassion and kindness when supporting our son who is on the spectrum. Their gentle facilitation and approach to teaching fine art is so inspiring. Thanks for being there for our family."
"My daughter loves learning new techniques with passionate and supportive teachers in her Illustration Mentoring classes."
"I love learning to draw with different styles and materials. I feel like I'm improving all the time."
"We love, love, love the art classes at little creatures collective. Charlotte always manages to find a local friend whenever she attends. The space, amazing teachers and materials really gives my little creative, space to dream and relax. "
"The class has introduced my daughter to styles of art that she hasn't experienced before, such as plaster, & she is loving getting to create new things. Each class she leaves excited and so proud of what she has made."
"We love Little Creatures! My daughter never wants to miss a class, EVER! Beck has helped my daughter to channel her love of art into a creative skill, teaching fine art techniques. My daughter is developing techniques and confidence, and most of all – learning how to turn her passion for art into a creative practice. The studio space is full of colour and fun stuff to inspire children and teens."
"Both my children adore their art classes, it is far and away their most favourite after school activity and a highlight of their week. When my son began at 4 years old he was a little reluctant to engage, Beck worked with him, focussing on his interests, to make him the keen artist he is today. His time at art also helps his concentration skills at school and his hand writing has improved so much. My daughter loves the warm, inspiring environment and fun teachers who help her express herself creatively over a variety of mediums, sculpture being a firm favourite and she can't wait for pottery to begin. Overall art classes at Little Creatures have helped my children grow in confidence, passion and creativity, I can't recommend Beck's art school highly enough."
"My daughter has been attending Little Creatures for almost 3 years. It is her favourite weekly activity. Beck has created a beautiful environment to inspire the minds of little artists. I am often amazed at the creative experiences my daughter participates in and the diversity of mediums she is exposed to at Little Creatures."
"My daughter has been attending Art Class at LCC for a couple of years now and she has loved every minute of it. Beck along with the other teachers, the activities and the care and support she has received is far beyond what I thought I was signing her up for."
"My daughter goes to the regular weekly classes as well as as many of the holiday programs as we can. She did a Frida Kahlo class that was so inspiring. She created a beautiful painting and headdress and loved learning all about this incredible artist. She is constantly bringing home artwork that we actually want to hang up and put on show in the house. For real! LCC’s classes manage to teach art technique and history while making it all seem like play!"
"Little Creatures Collective is very special to me. I love every bit of it and I’m never let down, every week is better than the last. Each week we take home a beautiful piece of art work that Beck helped us to make. All our art teachers are very talented and help us when we need it. There isn’t a better art studio than Little Creatures Collective, it’s the best!"
"Let the creative flair of your Little Ones flow freely at the Little Creatures Collective studio. Just try holding them back once they catch sight of the rainbow paint, paper and all manner of painting utensils. You will be blown away by the professional set up. Mamma Beck art teacher and mastermind behind the art school expertly wrangles through the session guiding messy little hands and eager minds. This is a top notch way to spend time where the 'no mess' rule simply does not apply.Mamma's special mention: the fantastic school holiday programs are well worth checking out."
"I have a very active 2 year old boy who absolutely loves art class. My favourite thing about the classes is how Bec provides messy type art activities that my son wouldn't be exposed to at home. The classes also allow my son to freely choose to either participate in the activity on a communal table or to paint a picture on his very own easel (the painting tools and paints are different every week). He usually darts back and forth between both activities, which is perfect for a two year olds attention span! Love the classes Bec!"
"The learning space at art class is inspiring and I love spending time with my daughter there watching her investigate the materials to create something new each week. It is always interesting to listen to Gracie talk about art class at home; she clearly enjoys the freedom to explore and create."
"I love going to art class with my girls as the activities are always so creative and inspiring."
"My two year old son absolutely adores going to art class every week and is so proud of all of his creations. Beck is an inspiring teacher, whose great understanding of child development means that she engages the children beautifully, providing diverse tasks that capture their imaginations and instilling a sense of accomplishment in everyone who walks through the door."
"My 2 and a half year old son just loves his weekly Art classes. Beck consistently offers exciting and age appropriate activities for the children to complete using a wide range of materials, which I am able to take with me to recreate at home. She encourages the little ones to work at their own pace and offers alternate art experiences during each lesson to keep them interested. The classroom itself is inspiring, practical, and always well organised allowing my son to feel free to express himself creatively through a variety of media. He's biggest accomplishment this term has been getting his hands dirty and, thanks to Beck's planning, experimenting with different ways to create artwork. He has been so proud of his little masterpieces that we have framed a selection in his bedroom. I highly recommend this class!"
"Thanks so much for this year Beck. Nuala has really loved art class with you. You provide such a wonderful variety of creative ideas and art and crafts you are so clever and have such an inspiring imagination for our budding artists to draw from. The free style painting when she wanted to was great also, and perfect for Nualas age to go back and forth between easel and craft table."
"It's un.believable! The set up is incredible, & inspiring. Max had a ball. Frankie knocked over a faux tree And I kicked back & enjoyed the retro kiddy tunes coming out from the iPod. Awesome way to spend a Monday morning!"
"Patty loves your class Beck. It has opened her eyes to many things, colour, textures, PAINT and PAINT brushes and it is showing her what she can so with her little fingers."
"We love these classes! Can't recommend highly enough. My 2.5 year old absolutely loves her art class. Thanks Beck, see you in term 3"
"Alessandro loves Picasso because of your class. He loved it. Will definitely be back"
"Sabrina loves your Free to be Me Classes Beck! Can't wait till next week "
"My 2 daughters attended the Young Artist Class and loved it. Bec is great and such a great space! Highly recommend"
"Our mums & bubs group had a great time with Beck at Little Creatures Collective last week, highly recommended!"
"Beck's 'free to be me' classes are a feast of sensory and visual exploration. A fantastic introduction to the fun and playful nature of art, in a class where anything goes."
"My niece Carla loved it and wants me to book another session over Christmas holidays!"
"My daughter loved the program. She found it interesting as she learnt some history, which was an added bonus and skills in how to draw. It was nice for them to bring a canvas home as she felt like she created an important piece of work."
"Ada had a fantastic time, she has been talking about it as a highlight of the holidays! She's really proud of the work she brought home, in particular the mobile, which she wants to take in to school for show and tell. I really like the way you use good quality materials for the kids, I think it gives them much more pride in their work if you set it up as something of worth from the start."
"We've been recommending your programme to lots of people for the next holidays. The boys said everyone was really nice and really enthusiastic about what they learnt and wanted to explain all the details of what they had created. Really liked your use of good quality paper, canvas board, and other materials."
"Just wanted to say thanks again for putting on such a lovely party for Jeannie. We all had a great time, especially Jeannie. You have created such a lovely and special business!"
"We just did our first drop and run holiday class. Obviously my daughter took one look at this place and kicked me out so it was no issue Three hours of Van Goghing made for a very happy kiddo. (And Rav snuck in a quick art attack at pick up, everyone wins.)"
"A big thanks to the talented and generally awesome Beck Ferguson for ensuring this grin has been a permanent feature this term! If you are looking for a class that is massivecheesygrinworthy you should definitely check out Little Creatures Collective. We had a blast!"
"Rav just had his first art class at Little Creatures Collective in Seddon. The whole thing was delightful, amazing space, great teacher, cool activities. A big thumbs up from us! "
"Such a great space my girls loved it! Can't wait to get my 16 mth old started!!"
"The classes also allow my son to freely choose to either participate in the activity on a communal table or to paint a picture on his very own easel (the painting tools and paints are different every week). He usually darts back and forth between both activities, which is perfect for a two year olds attention span! Love the classes Bec!"
"Beck encourages the little ones to work at their own pace and offers alternate art experiences during each lesson to keep them interested. The classroom itself is inspiring, practical, and always well organised allowing my son to feel free to express himself creatively through a variety of media."
"My sons biggest accomplishment this term has been getting his hands dirty and, thanks to Beck's planning, experimenting with different ways to create artwork. He has been so proud of his little masterpieces that we have framed a selection in his bedroom. I highly recommend this class!"