The Pencil Room provides a welcoming and personalised learning environment with individual attention and engagement from your tutor. Classes are 4-8 students.

Creative Watercolour

Monday 30th Oct - 6th Nov (2 weeks), 6.15pm - 8.15pm, $95.00
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

Take some time out and relax with watercolour. A different project each night, follow step by step or do your own thing. Learn basic watercolour technique but also have some fun playing with the experimental nature of watercolour. A relaxed environment, tea and coffee, bring a friend and catch up over some creativity!

Develop Your Drawing Skills

Wednesday 1st Nov - 29th Nov (5 weeks) 6.00pm – 8.00pm, $180.00
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

Artists can do magic…or so it seems. In this class we delve into those seemingly magical skills and learn how to look at a subject and draw it. Suitable for beginners or those wanting to improve, we will cover everything from the basics of what pencil to use, proportion, shading, to how to find your own natural style. Experiment with charcoal, pastel and ink. All materials provided. 

Ceramic Vases

Monday 13th & 20th November (2 weeks) 6.15pm - 8.30pm, $95.00
Tutor: Laura Pearce (BEd BDe)

A relaxed workshop over two nights learning pinch pot technique and underglazing. Suitable for beginners to come along and have a play creating your own unique vase in a relaxed environment. Cost includes all materials and firing fee. Limited to four places.


Intro To Calligraphy

Monday 27th & 4th December (2 weeks) 6.15pm - 8.15pm, $95.00
Tutor: Rebecca Norman

Join calligrapher and chalkboard artist Rebecca Norman from Panoply Studio Gallery for this introduction to calligraphy. Beginning with stroke style using pens, moving on to a basic alphabet and experimentation with ink and nibs. Bring your own style to a phrase-based art piece incorporating what you have learnt. All materials provided including your own calligraphy pen to keep!

Let's Get Creative  

Monday 16 Oct - 11 Dec (8 weeks - No class 23rd oct) 4.15pm - 5.45pm, 8-11 years  $200.00 
Tutor: Laura Pearce (BEd BDe)

This introductory art class provides your child with the foundation to explore their innate creativity, while encouraging originality and celebration of their own unique style. Laura will introduce a number of different art mediums including paint, collage, ink and clay as a way of developing creative thinking in class that will carry over to other areas of your child’s life.

Teenager’s Art Class

Wednesdays 3.45 - 5.15pm, 11 - 17, $100 per 4 week block, Limit 4 students
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

A weekly class for 11-17 year olds with a passion for art.  Students are taught on an individual basis depending on their interests and skill level. Suitable for students wanting to improve their skill level or to have tutoring which supports their school art work.

Please contact Emily via the contact page if your child is interested in tuition. 



The Drawing Club

Selected Thursdays 6.00pm - 8.00pm
$5/$15 koha on the door ($15 sessions cover model fees)

The Drawing Club sessions are self directed (not a taught class) and suitable for people with some basic art experience who want to improve through practice. Sessions include:

Life drawing (nude model)  - The model will be directed through timed poses and you choose your media and style of drawing.

Objective drawing - Use the provided still life as subject matter or bring your own art project to work on in a large well-lit art studio with like-minded people. . Byo snacks welcome.

Bring your own drawing or painting materials (Paper is available for purchase). There are eight full size easels available for use.

Please register your interest for specific nights as this will determine if sessions go ahead.


Thursday 19th October - Objective Drawing, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, $5

Thursday 2nd November - Life Drawing - female, 5.45pm - 8.00pm (door locked at 6pm), $15

Thursday 16th November - Objective Drawing, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, $5

Thursday 30th November - Life Drawing - male, 5.45pm - 8.00pm (door locked at 6pm), $15 

Thursday 14th December - Objective Drawing, 6.00pm - 8.00pm, $5

Yoga @ The Pencil Room

2 weeks, Friday 8th and Friday 15th December, 5.45 - 6.30 $15
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (IYTA NZ)

 A no-nonsense yoga class with a focus on functional flexibility and managing stress in our busy lives. Suitable for beginners, with variations for more experienced yoga students. Improve your physical and mental well-being in a relaxed beginner friendly environment. Max. 8 students.


Space Hire

Got an idea but need a venue?


The Pencil Room is a large, light filled, upstairs space available for hire at an hourly or daily rate. Facilities include:

Large carpeted room with two distinct spaces

Trestle tables and chairs


Basic bathroom and kitchen facilities


Flat screen tv with lightening cable

Art book library

Tea and coffee

Contact for more info.