Erika Gofton is the founder and Director of The Art Room is an art class, workshop, studio and exhibition space and all round creative hub in Footscray, in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.
The Art Room is a place where you will develop a love of the creative process. You will learn about the skills and practical aspects of art making but will also be challenged and inspired to think and see differently. You will be in a supportive environment where you are encouraged to try new approaches, take risks and make mistakes. You will enjoy conversation and connection, develop friendships, and build your confidence in your creative practice.
The Art Room is an alternative resource and art education for adults. We cater for complete beginners, art school graduates, through to practicing artists. Our aim is to offer high quality programs that doesn’t just develop your technical knowledge and understanding, but also challenges you to question and explore your own creative language and ideas.
We teach classes in painting and drawing, facilitate workshops in a range of art forms taught by respected professional artists, offer professional development workshops and mentoring, and run a fabulous growing program of tutored and untutored life drawing sessions every week.
Above all The Art Room is YOUR studio. We are a vibrant and inspiring place for you to come to connect with art and other artists, where you are nurtured, respected and supported in your artistic journey.