• How It All Started

    I am Filomena Spagnolo. I started Studio Alessia… the art studio in 2007, After I had my second child, Alessia, who grew her angel wings at birth. At the time, I found myself a single mother of a wonderful, full of beans 6-year-old son, who has ADHD, on the weekend and any spare time we have we were doing creative or artistic things which help us cope with the situation we faced.

    I am a portrait painter and have been painting professionally since 1990 but have really been painting ever since I could hold a brush!

    I have used art as therapy to turn my life around and have found art has always been there for me and my family to fall back on. I now have another two gorgeous children William, who has Down syndrome and a daughter Ava.

    My aim was to change how children and parents perceive art. I want to show that art is not just an activity that children do, but that it has many educational benefits and helps with building the attention span of young children, not to mention the therapeutic benefits. Studio Alessia …the art studio, is based in the Macarthur area at Smeaton Grange. Our studio is a fantastic creative space that is equipped for all levels of artistic ability, from beginners to the advanced, from children as young as 5 to Adults of all abilities.

  • After School Art Program

    Monday to Friday 4:00-5:30pm 5:45-7:15pm
    Master class Monday 5:45-7:45pm

    Studio Alessia is primarily an Art Studio for Children, where they come as an after-school activity and in a free environment where the students are guided to release their individual ability.
    Classes run for 1.5 hours, the children are introduced to the most artistic medium in a fun and friendly environment.
    Mediums include Painting, Drawing, Clay work, and Mosaics, just to name a few.

    School Holiday program
    Monday Wednesday Thursday (School holiday except for Christmas holidays).
    10 am and 1 pm

    We offer different workshops every holiday that will be advertised on Facebook the weeks leading up, workshops included Drawing, Painting, Cartooning, Clay work, screen printing and more. Work Shops run for 2 hours and cost $35 a session.

    Payable at time of booking.

  • Birthday Parties

    Saturday or Sunday 11 am or 2 pm

    Creative birthday parties, Unlock your child’s Creative ability. A fun and exciting way to celebrate your child’s birthday that is educational as well.

    Please contact us for the different packages available, to suit all budgets. We can also include food packages, cookies and loot bags. The possibilities are endless, so is the imagination.

  • Art As Therapy

    Art as a form of therapy has been proven to help children with Asperger’s, Autism ADHD and many learning difficulties. Our sessions include art as therapy but we are not therapists. The groups focus on relationships, friendships, team building, behaviors, mindfulness, emotions, and other life skill strategies.

    Our Studio has been also recommended by occupational therapists, psychologists, and doctors in the Macarthur area for many years now. We are also NDIS approved providers.

    At Studio Alessia…the art studio we work with children and adult with additional needs and/or disabilities in the form of Art as therapy.

    We have a number of students at our studio that we see on a one to one basis or in a Group environment, we can also come to you, either at a group home or another facility. Our Art Groups or our individual session are designed with a special focus on wellbeing, relationships and behavior not therapy… We can work together with the student and work to their individual needs, tailoring something to suit them personally.