Paula Knight is a sought after painting and drawing teacher, her students range form beginners to exhibiting artists.

Paula’s colourful seaside bach in Papamoa, offers a homely space for students to relax, feel safe and let their creative juices flow.

Music, sunshine, flowers and a view out over the blue Pacific Ocean all add to the atmosphere. For inspiration, step outside into a colourful organic garden and onto the white sands of Papamoa beach.

Paula holds a certificate in adult teaching.


Teaching options:


Adult painting classes

  • Tuesday or Wednesday mornings 9.30am-12 and Wednesday evenings 7-9pm.

  • Get a small group together for a one off, one day painting class or a two day workshop.

  • Tuition is also offered for art groups and art societies.

Children's painting classes

  • After school classes Tuesday 4-5 pm or Wednesday 4-5 $155 per term all inclusive

  • Term classes suitable from 7 years through to secondary school children studying art and painting.


 Please contact Paula for further information and bookings.









“I will teach anyone with an interest in painting…especially challenging are those who don’t think they can do it…that is quite simply never the case”

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Painting classes Tauranga

Student Reviews


"Paula is a patient and non judgemental tutor who guides you through your individual project. Her home provides the perfect environment for creativity, my weekly art class with Paula is the highlight of my week."

Sue Wiggill- Adult student


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"A very well respected artist of considerable talent , Paula Knight is also an extremely good tutor who instils confidence in all those she tutors. She has a vast knowledge which she imparts to her pupils; giving them all equal time when they are in her


Noeline Branch - Adult student



"I love going to the weekly painting classes at Paula's. Not only is the setting great, it a great time to be creative. I love my paintings from the classes and friends have even asked for prints. Paula is encouraging and great for any level of student."

Amber Kedian - Adult student