Hi Julie-Anne, Thank you for a fantastic morning of interior designing!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the hands on experience of putting together a real project. We learnt so much in one session, and came away with many new skills and appreciation of what is involved. Thank you too for your kind hospitality – we felt so welcome and at home!
Your passion for art and creativity was inspiring. I will certainly be recommending your studio to friends.
Kind regards, Sho


It has been so enjoyable attending Art Class this year. Can’t wait for Tuesdays to come around! Thank you for all you put into making our Art Classes such a special time. With Best wishes from Pam & Naomi

Children’s Art Party:

We just wanted to say a very big thank you to you and Julie-Ann for all the work you put into making Emily’s 10th birthday so fabulous.

The girls – and Emily’s dad – had so much fun. They are all raving about it

I was so relaxed and able to enjoy the party too because it was so well organised.

The only person not so impressed was Bosley our dog as he has been turned into a unicorn numerous times with the great horns the girls made.

We will see you again soon and will be sure to tell everyone how fantastic the Arts Emporium and you ladies are.

Thanks again
Karen, Robert, Sophie and Emily

Our Dungog Weekend Workshop

Dear Julie-Anne

A few thoughts regarding our recent creative experiences over the Arts/Music weekend at Main Creek, Dungog.

What to say??? As one left the city and a world of chaos and busy-ness, the windy roads, undulating hills, majestic gums, grazing cattle and blue skies filled us with a feeling of expectation and excitement of what may be awaiting us at our destination.

After a happy meet and greet, our creative juices were activated as we were each presented with a wine glass to decorate ready for the “Colourful, Classy Creative” gourmet dinner the following night.

The following days we were put to work with a variety of stimulating activities designed to stretch our imaginations, expand whatever creative ability we may have and extend or broaden our knowledge on many other aspects of art and music relating to other cultures and ways of life.

The entire weekend was one of fun, food and fellowship (with like minded people) sprinkled with expert tuition and advice from well chosen professional artists and a very entertaining musician who managed to lift everyone out of their comfort zone to move, laugh, love, and cry a little. A highly recommended weekend experience!

I can’t thank you enough Julie-Anne for taking us to the edge and teaching us to fly!

Heartfelt thanks, Wynette

Hi Julie-Anne

Thanks for a great weekend. I lost sense of time with no contact possible with the outside world. The setting was delightful. I enjoyed being challenged to try new experiences in art and felt proud of some of my creations.

My only regret is that we didn’t have time for painting the beautiful trees, bush and chooks around us.

Thanks for a relaxing, fun and stimulating time.


Dear Julie-Anne,

Thank You! and congratulations for organising and hosting such a fantastic weekend – just in case you couldn’t tell I had a great weekend. John said he couldn’t believe the atmosphere in the Studio when he arrived on Sunday afternoon – he felt it was so positive and full of love, joy, creativity and fun – I might get him along to more ‘creative’ activities in the future now that he’s ‘almost’ retired (officially at the end of December this year).

Have a great holiday – you’ve certainly earned it. I can’t say it too often – Thank You!

Warmest regards,

I have had (verbally) rave reviews from everyone in class about the weekend with comments like : ‘exhausting, very good, unexpected, very interesting, loved it, very challenging and even the quietest ones apparently had a ‘great time’
I think people were rather overwhelmed it WAS so good, so unexpected and full of experiences and unexpected ideas and surprises…
So we already have five who definitely want to know when the next one is (and more who said they’d come back, just let them know)
And you, our wonderful teachers, were seen as being lovely, supportive, providing interesting activities, having a nice manner and being great fun to be with……….
And I agree!!
Again – THANK YOU for such a fabulous experience…they are very lucky (and so am I)