The Pencil Room provides a welcoming and personalised learning environment where there is always opportunity for individual instruction from the tutor. Classes are a maximum of 10 students.

Saturday Arvo Sessions

Selected Saturdays 1.30 - 4.30pm | $50 per workshop | $45 ea for multiple workshops

Saturday Arvo sessions are designed for people who want to learn new art skills and relax in a creative space for an afternoon with like-minded people. No prior experience is necessary and you can work step by step along with your tutor or bring your own personal flair to the afternoon's project. Sessions include an introduction to materials and some experimental practice before completing a final artwork. All materials and afternoon tea included.


Watercolour Seascapes

Saturday 25th May | 1.30 - 4.30pm | $50

Keirunga Creative Hub, Havelock North 


Start painting with watercolour in this fun workshop, with a focus on painting local seascapes. Learn how to mix colours and apply watercolour paint using a variety of techniques and produce your own final artwork.




Intro to Acrylic Painting

Saturday 8th June | 1.30 - 4.30pm | $50

Keirunga Creative Hub, Havelock North 


In this workshop you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started with painting in acrylics, including how to prepare a surface for painting, how to mix and apply acrylic paint and how build a painting from start to finish. Choose one of the images provided to paint from or bring along your own reference photos if you have a particular subject in mind!


Creative Acrylic painting

Saturday 22nd June | 1.30 - 4.30pm | $50

Keirunga Creative Hub, Havelock North


Allow your creativity to flow in this acrylic painting workshop that explores expressive brush technique and painting mediums. Choose between working in an abstract style or bring your own expression to a particular image. This workshop compliments the Intro to Acrylic Painting however it is not necessary to have attended the first workshop.


Life Drawing

Selected Mondays 6.00pm - 7.45pm: 

13th May - FULL

27th May FULL

10th June FULL

24th June - FULL

You can also register to go on a waiting list as often spaces will become available last minute.

$15 | $12.50 Student | Term 2 Concession  4 sessions $50


Improve your figure drawing skills through consistent practice!

In these life drawing sessions students are free to follow the direction given which includes warm up exercises and drawing tips, or to choose their own media and style of drawing.

Primarily a self directed session, this class is suitable for people with some basic drawing experience. Drawing materials and paper are provided. 

Please note: Spaces limited and we require a minimum of four participants to run. 

Big thanks to Creative Communities Napier for providing funding and enabling our life drawing sessions to continue throughout 2019.


Yoga Connect

Tuesdays 5.30pm - 6.30pm, July 23rd - Sept 24th, $12 casual |  $90 term (10 weeks) | 5 class concession $50 (valid for one term)

Tutor: Emily Armstrong (IYTA NZ Teachers Diploma)

HELD AT 10 HERSCHELL ST, NAPIER (Above the Buddhist Centre)



Yoga Connect is a practical yoga class with a focus on connecting your body, breath and mind to improve physical and mental wellbeing. 

Combining key yoga poses with functional movement and breath flow, it reduces stress and improves flexibility, balance and strength. 

Adaptable to own body and level - beginners welcome!

Come along and try your first class for free!