Nest Studio is a vibrant space for art classes, a working graphic design studio, home to textile design house Umbrella Prints and we have a teeny retail store stocking a beautiful, inspirational collection of thoughtful products for you, your child and your home.

Nest Studio was created over a decade ago to provide a nurturing space for children to learn how to think and be creative. At Nest Studio we believe all children are artists and that your child's innate creativity is best nurtured through playing & learning with beautiful quality art materials, under the guidance of professional teachers in a thoughtfully designed space.

Nest Studio is situated just 5 minutes from the city on the Magill Road bus route in the leafy suburb of Stepney, South Australia. We are directly across the road from the recently revitalised Richards Park, amongst the cafes, Antiques and homewares stores.


Children participate in art activities to introduce and build on the concepts of colour, texture, composition and technique. They will develop their fine motor and problem solving skills and become familiar with a variety of art materials. Children are encouraged to use their wonderful imaginations and open up their eyes to really see the world around them.

At Nest Studio we love to mix things up! Principal Carly Schwerdt, revels in the opportunity to design fresh art making experiences for children each term. Some children have attended the studio for over 7 years, testament to the thoroughly engaging, ever changing and relevant curriculum.

Term 1 is traditionally the painting term, colour theory and composition are a focus.

Term 2 is always exciting as the children explore the nature of clay building and sculpture.

Term 3 is one for the drawers in the family as we study the works of talented picture book artists and illustrators. We often take this opportunity to create stop motion animations or publish our own books.

Term 4 is a firm favourite as we practice many print making techniques such as mono-printing, faux lino printing, letterpress, image transfer & screen printing. 


147 Magill Road Stepney South Australia