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Educating. Guiding. Inspiring.

We’re proud of the reputation that Sunnyside Art House has gained throughout the years.   From its humble beginnings with 8 students in a converted garage it has grown over the past 10 years to become an art school where people of all abilities can learn to appreciate art. 

Run by artist Fiona Wood from her home studio the school has always been immensely popular with the local community.  Fiona sells her artworks through many local stores and online.

Originally an art school for Primary aged children we now specialize in working with NDIS students in a personalized one on one setting.

Fiona's relaxed approach allows students to explore their interests and enjoy the therapeutic benefits that art can bring.  Fiona also incorporates animal therapy into her classes introducing students to her many animals.  Students can choose to hold them or use them for art inspiration.

Fiona's love of children's art will never cease so she is still offering online tutorials and the occasional event or workshop.  

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“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”

Pablo Picasso

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At Sunnyside Art House, we offer NDIS one on one classes, events and online classes.

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NDIS classes are held in Fiona's home studio.  Classes are one on one and run for approximately 1.5 hours (negotiable).  Morning / Afternoon tea supplied.  Students work on a range of projects suited to their abilities and interests.  The studio offers a wide range of activities such as pottery (including the wheel), painting, mosaic, drawing and textiles.

Animals may also be incorporated into the session for additional therapeutic benefits.  Fiona has chickens, ducks, hopping mice, various lizards, cats, frogs and sugar gliders. 

Classes are a set price of $75 per hour.  All materials included.

AGES 15+.

Must be on a NDIS plan.


Sunnyside Art House also accepts bookings for external events.  These may be large (up to 1000 students) or small.  This may include council events such as Carols and Party in the Park.  We can also run Hen's parties or personal workshops for any activity you like.  Sometimes its possible to run these in the studio (max 10 people). 

Occasionally a workshop will be scheduled, such as pot painting.  These will be advertised here and on "WeTeachMe".



Sunnyside Art House offers a number of online tutorials through our YouTube channel.  These are FREE.

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Word on the Street

Both my daughters adored their time at Sunnyside Art House and they are very different personalities.  Fiona is engaging, kind, nurturing and her creativity is amazing.  She seems to have an endless supply of lessons that inspire students.


Fiona you are the most amazing person.  You have a beautiful way with children to bring out their most gorgeous creative side.  Fiona, I can't imagine my daughter being complete without her weekly dose of you and your magical studio.


Thanks for a great morning Fiona, the class was wonderful and I really enjoyed learning the different types of applications using alcohol inks. You made me feel comfortable trying different applications. Thanks again for a great class


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Get in touch today to find out more about our NDIS program, Events, Workshops or Online Tutorials.  

Sunnyside Art House is run by Fiona Wood

Fiona's own artworks can be found at:


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33 Sunnyside Grove, Bentleigh VIC 3204, Australia

0403 807 165

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