drawing intensive

Godwin Bradbeer returns!

Godwin returns to The Art Room with HEAD TO HEAD!  This workshop will address portraiture with a concentration on structural aspects of the head, neck and upper body.  Linear and tonal approaches demonstrated and analytical discussion within a group context will further explore working with the human image.

Godwin’s classes book out quickly so please reserve your place HERE!


Long Pose Life Drawing/Painting

LONG POSE LIFE DRAWING/PAINTING returns for a 2 week session – 26th August and 2nd September!

For two weeks the model will take the same pose for four hours. Although untutored Erika Gofton will be there to offer guidance if needed and at the beginning of the first week participants will be given a chance to request demonstrations for the remaining weeks. These classes will be kept to a smaller number so there is room to spread out. Draw, paint or even sculpt! A great opportunity to experiment and try new things.

Places are limited, book your easel HERE.

Searching the Space: Spots filling up

Searching the Space Drawing intensive at The Art Room

Spots are filling up quickly for the Searching The Space Drawing Intensive in January. In this workshop, students will work with multiple models for the whole day.  Through a series of short exercises and one long, large sustained drawing, students will explore new strategies that will deepen their perception of space, form and their own drawing language.  Don’t miss this opportunity to be challenged to really push yourselves in ways you haven’t before.

Sunday 22nd January
Tutor: Erika Gofton
10am – 5pm
$270 full fee / $250 student fee
The day includes catered lunch and wine and nibbles after the class

Friday night Life Drawing THIS week!



Don’t miss this Friday night’s Life Drawing session with The Drawing Lab and the theme of Feathered Figures.  Again there will be two wonderful models to draw from.  A lovely chilled way to spend your Friday and wind down from the week.  Enjoy a wine or beer on us, you do need to book online though as there are limited places BOOK NOW

Foundation Drawing

FOUNDATION DRAWING returns in Term 4!  Next term begins Monday 3rd October, places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.

These two fantastic drawings are by Maria and Penny from our Term 3 class!  Such a wonderful group of students, we’re so proud of their achievements!



Good luck Erika!!


Our wonderful Director Erika Gofton is a finalist in the Paul Guest prize and the winner gets announced tonight!

Please note that Drop-in Life Drawing WILL NOT run on Saturday as we’ll be in Bendigo cheering Erika on!



Our new studio is coming along!


So exciting to see our mezzanine level get installed at our new studio!  And we’re now working hard building internal walls, this area will be the new bathroom!

Please note that all classes are still operating from our current studio at the Cotton Mills and you’ll be the first to know when the new studio on Hyde Street has it’s grand opening!!


Thanks to YOU we not only met our Pozible target but smashed it!  You are helping turn this beautiful shell of a building into a fantastic studio for you, our wonderful students!  Plus we’ll be hosting exhibitions and live performances!


A little note from our Director:

WOW what can I say!  I am totally overwhelmed and so incredibly touched by the support that has been shown to The Art Room. I can’t thank you all enough for not just your pledges but your kind words of support and encouragement, offers of help and donations to our studio. I am really humbled and touched. I promise to make the best studio I can for you all to come and be inspired in, to be challenged and to learn in. It is YOUR studio and I love that we are creating an incredible community of support and friendship. Thank you all soooooo much.
Love Erika

Life Drawing Extravaganza!

Join us for a LIFE DRAWING EXTRAVAGANZA in our new studio!
Facilitated by artists Celeste Chandler and Erika Gofton, you’ll draw all day from a ‘tableaux’ of multiple models. We’ll have a yummy lunch and share our work and a glass of wine at the end of the day.
Book your place via our Pozible campaign and receive a special price! Hurry, offer ends at 9pm THIS Friday!!  *CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE*