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

Art Juniors

Tuesdays 4.15pm - 5.45pm, 27th Feb - 10th Apr (6 weeks - No class 3rd April)  5-7 years,  $150.00 
Tutor: Laura Pearce (BEd BDe)

In this weekly class for young ones, tutor Laura Pearce provides a stimulating environment for creative play. Laura, who is a qualified primary teacher and a practicing artist, will lead students through projects that include drawing, paint, collage and clay to develop creative thinking, co-ordination and new art skills.



Let's Get Creative  

Mondays 4.15pm - 5.45pm, 12th Feb - 9th Apr (8 weeks - No class 2nd April)  8-11 years,  $200.00 FULL 
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 Club

Wednesdays 4.00 - 5.30pm,  21st Feb - 14th Mar & 21 Mar - 11 Apr, $100 per 4 week block
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 and work in a more self-directed manner. Suitable for independent students wanting to improve their skill level or to have tutoring which supports their school art work.



Creative Watercolour

Mondays 6.15pm - 8.15pm, 26th Feb & 5th Mar (2 weeks)  $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!

You CAN Draw!

Wednesdays 6.00pm – 8.00pm, 7th Mar - 4th Apr (5 weeks). $180.00
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

Getting frustrated trying to draw? Join this class where we delve into the seemingly magical skills of artists 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 very 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. 

The Drawing Club

Selected Tuesdays 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  subject matter or bring your own art project to work on at your own pace alongside like-minded people . Byo snacks welcome.

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

Life drawing classes require minimum four participants - please register below to reserve an easel.

13th March - Drawing Club, $5

27th March - Life Drawing, $15 


Saturday Arvo Sessions

Saturdays 2.00 - 4.30pm, $45.00 ea
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (MA&D, BMA)

A series of short introductory workshops throughout the year covering a range of media. Each workshop follows a project to complete a finished art work, with freedom to experiment. Suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to get back into an art practice. Meet like minded people in a relaxed environment. Afternoon tea provided.

24th March - Sketching Outdoors $45
Learn mark-making techniques for quickly and freely recording outdoor scenes in your own style. We will meet at The Pencil Room and spend the lesson time learning and practising outside down around the waterfront.

21st April - Indian Ink Techniques $45
Experiment with the expressive medium of Indian Ink including using nibs, ink wash, wet on dry and wet on wet techniques.




Yoga @ The Pencil Room

Thursdays & Fridays 5.30 - 6.30pm starting 1st March. Registration available soon.
Tutor: Emily Armstrong (IYTA NZ)

 A no-nonsense yoga class with a focus on functional flexibility, strength 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.