Open Studios In the West

Open Studios in the West
We can’t wait for Open Studios in the West this year! It’s going to be BIG! Not only have we scheduled the exciting launch of our new studio space opening to coincide with the open studio weekend but we have activities planned too!

On Saturday we will be offering a free Life Drawing session from 9.45-12pm This is a great opportunity for those who would like to come and give drawing from a model a try or perhaps you would like to bring a friend along. Erika Gofton will be there to give guidance for those who want it. Doors open at 9.30. There will be limited spaces so first in best dressed!

We will have our new studio open for the afternoon so come down and check it out and find out all about our upcoming classes and show off our beautiful new space.

At 4pm we will officially launch the new studio with drinks by gold coin donation and Yarraville musicians Rare Child, who will entertain us with their gypsy-jazz inflected folk.

On Sunday, the studio will be opened to visit. You can also join in a free drawing session with Erika Gofton on hand to help those who want some guidance. All materials provided.

Saturday 26th November
Free Life drawing session: 9.45-12pm
Open studio: 12- 4pm
New Studio Launch Party: 4- 6pm

Sunday 27th November
Open Studio: 11am- 3pm

The Art Room|
125 Hyde St, Footscray


Celeste Chandler Exhibition at Nicholas Thompson Gallery

Celeste Chandler from the exhibition, 'You Make Me Feel Mighty Real'

Celeste Chandler from the exhibition, ‘You Make Me Feel Mighty Real’

We are very excited that The Art Room tutor and friend Celeste Chandler is having an exhibition at Nicholas Thompson Gallery.

You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Celeste Chandler

Exhibition Opening Saturday 22 October 4-6pm
Exhibition continues until 13 November 2016

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street, Collingwood

Studio Launch Party Announcement

The Art Room - new studio launch party

To coincide with the Maribyrnong Open Studio Weekend we are SUPER excited to be holding our launch party on Saturday the 26th November 4-6pm. We will be showing you our new studio so please come and enjoy a drink and some nibbles and listen to the wonderful Melbourne alt folk band, Rare Child, play!

Saturday the 26th November
125 Hyde St, Footscray

Casual Life Drawing – Saturday 22 October

Casual Life Drawing at The Art Room in Footscray
Our Saturday morning Casual Life Drawing class is on again this Saturday, 22 October.Join us for a fun morning of life drawing with a fantastic model in a supportive environment.There will be no Friday night life drawing in November as we will be setting up the new studio and no Saturday morning session on 29th OCT (Melbourne Cup weekend) as we will be moving.

Saturday 22nd October
9:45am – 12pm
These sessions are so popular we are urging people to pre-book rather than just drop in.
$20 a session / 6 session pass $100

Foundation Painting – starts 6 Feb

Foundation Painting 1 - The Art Room, Footscray.


This class is taught by artist and The Art Room founder Erica Gofton. It is an 8 week class designed to expand your painting experience and provide a foundation of knowledge for your future art practice. It will be running on alternate terms next year so don’t miss out!

Term 1 2017
Monday 6th February 10-12.30 or 7-9.30pm
8 weeks (now 8 weeks for the price of 7!)
$515 full fee / $495 student
some materials are supplied, a material list for other things you need to bring will be emailed once you enrol.