About Us

Tiny Art For Big Imaginations!

The team at Tiny Art specialises in helping kids discover the world of art making. Children naturally love to express themselves through art. Over our years of experience as teachers, we’ve learned that nurturing this attraction to creativity at an early age gives kids a developmental head start – physically, emotionally & intellectually.

Tiny Art is a dynamic Brisbane-based children’s art school with teachers who understand that little minds contain big imaginations! Our art classes are encouraging and inclusive, helping kids consolidate their creative skills and stretching them to learn new ways to express their feelings and ideas using art.

About Us
Finished paintings

What We Offer

Tiny Art was founded in 2011 by Debra Bryant, a qualified art teacher with a passion for art education. After having her own family, Debra saw the important developmental benefits that can come from early sharing of artistic experiences. Tiny Art participants develop confidence, self expression, fine motor skills and so much more as they explore everything from drawing to textiles, clay and collage.

Tiny Art offers welcoming creative experiences for kids, including:

  • Beginners art classes for 2 – 5 year olds
  • Extended art classes for 5 – 7 and 7 – 12 year olds
  • School holiday workshops for 2 – 5 and 6 – 12 year olds
  • Art parties for 2 – 12 year olds.

Our FUNTASTIC Teachers

Our team of qualified, experienced art teachers bring expert teaching methods and a whole lot of enthusiasm to every class, party or workshop.

Debra Bryant

Creative Director and Educator

BA Visual Arts in Fine Arts, BA Education

Head-honcho Deb is a Blue-Card carrying educator with oodles of enthusiasm. She has taught art extensively in Australia and the UK, is a practising, professional artist and mum to two beautiful boys. She loves nothing more than planning and designing unique and fun lessons and workshops and sharing her 'everyone can do art attitude'. Click here for a more detailed bio and link to Deb’s professional artwork.

Crystal Mackean


BA Creative Arts in Fine Arts, Grad Dip in Teaching and Learning

Crystal is a committed and whimsical visual arts educator. But don’t let her silliness fool you. She is super-serious about sharing the benefits of art with children of all ages. She’s actively involved in coordinating the Creative Generation Awards for the Brisbane metropolitan area and enjoys drawing, painting and photography in her spare time.

Vanessa Harrison


BA Hons Graphic Design, Grad Dip in Secondary Education

Vanessa is a motivated, qualified and experienced art teacher who has taught in schools in Switzerland and Australia. She is passionate about Art, conveying enthusiasm and a wide variety of skills to her students. Maximizing enjoyment through learning, her students respond with often spectacular results. Easy-going, yet highly organized, Vanessa fully exploits the curriculum across various media.

Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigueHenri Matisse

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