Inside every little creature there’s a lot of creativity just waiting to get out.
At the Little Creatures Collective we know how to set it free.
The Little Creatures Collective Art School is run by a highly qualified and enthusiastic team of Artists & Teachers. Our goal is to promote and develop visual arts within our community and beyond! The sessions aim to develop visual art skills in all our students while instilling confidence and a passion for the creative process.
All teaching staff and facilitators carry a current Working With Children’s Check and First Aid Training Qualifications.
Beck is an inspiring and accomplished Fine Artist who has a caring and compassionate approach to all who attend her school. As the founder and mastermind behind the Little Creatures Collective, Beck’s creative accomplishments can be seen through the way in which she runs her school, supports her community, charities, other local businesses and fellow artists.
Beck is of the opinion that in the early years a child’s art should not focus solely on the end product, but rather on the creative process itself. “At the heart of every artwork there is a creative journey, and for me this is the most important part of making art. Through our own creative process we learn so much about ourselves, and when we collaborate we learn about each others creative processes and become inspired”.
Beck’s passion for art began in early childhood. Now as a mother Beck loves to teach her talent to her daughter and her community.
“I was lucky enough to develop a love of art at a young age in an art school much like Little Creatures Collective. I went on to study fine art and have been developing my skills ever since. Teaching others and watching them discover their creative side in a collaborative environment is immensely satisfying to me. Instilling confidence, skills and maybe even a lifelong passion like my own is what the Little Creatures Collective is all about.”
Beck is an avid supporter of the arts and works harmoniously with other local artists and businesses to build and strengthen the arts for all children within her community and beyond.
Beck employs and supports other local artists and teachers through their journey as part of her ongoing support to the arts community.
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More about Beck
Kanada believes in art as a therapeutic process that allows children to take a step back from their already busy lives to reflect and be mindful of what's going on for them on any given day. It's about students being aware of how they feel, so as not to loose this connection with themselves as they grow older.
Kanada brings her understanding of art as a form of communication and expression to her classes and seeks to help children to develop skills and confidence they need during their early education years.
Believing in the power of art to inspire, Kanada creates a safe place for our students and parents, creating a sense of fun and community.
Kanada loves to see her students play, explore and experiment, while building on their creative abilities. In fact, the highlight of her days is seeing her students dancing and painting at the easel!
Kanada is naturally caring and nurturing which allows her to connect with both children and parents quickly and easily. She is compassionate, attentive and generous with her time and effort and her students just love her!
With a background in art and education, Kanada’s knowledge and experience in these areas enriches our classes in so many ways!
Education and qualifications:
Kanada’s list of qualifications is both extensive and impressive and she is passionate about continuous learning, personal growth and the teaching of others!
"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!"