About Us

Congratulations ! You have obviously begun to contemplate a journey of creative self-discovery. And yes, we are the perfect place to start……

The Arts Emporium education programs offer professional art instruction for adults, across a wide range of medium, from traditional to contemporary and for all levels of skill and experience.

First established in Newcastle in 2005 we have now grown to become one of the largest private, independent and successful teaching studios in this region – because we are very good at what we do. We hope you can join us in our classes, for an engaging and pleasurable creative experience.

Our Programs

The Arts Emporium has a beginning ‘no experience is necessary’ program, because we believe that everyone is capable of being creative. We both delight and specialise in people who want to explore their creative side and increase their personal potential through this life-enhancing activity. So from raw beginners, to emerging and professional artists, we are here to guide your creative journey and we’ll do this by matching our program and teaching to meet your abilities and aspirations.

All our programs – from our workshops, to our classes, to our art events – have been highly researched, professionally developed and well-tested. Our primary focus is on the pleasure and life-enhancing benefits of being creative. We will teach you traditional skills and artist’s practice as your tools for creativity and then we will encourage your exploration, imagination and individual self-expression so that you can experience pleasure, pride and promise in your creations.

Our Teaching Philosophy

We regard creativity and art-making as both a practical process and a personal journey. We also believe that anyone, given good teaching, time, interest and application, can learn to be creative and make art.

We know that discovering your creative potential and passions can hold the promise of heightened physical and sensory awareness, rich self-development, meaningful self-expression, enhanced cognitive abilities, emotional fulfilment, deep personal pleasure and an exhilarating sense of accomplishment.

Therefore, because we want this to be an important, personal, exciting, pleasurable and enlivening creative journey for you, we have both excellent programs and passionate tutors offering you inspiration, generous information and expertise. Then we support such knowledge and skills with our enthusiasm, warmth and encouragement to meet your aptitude, interests and aspirations.

So if self-discovery, skill development and life-enhancement are some of your goals in life, contact us to begin your creative journey now…….