Hello! I 'm Joyce


I am the founder of Pencil Studio! Welcome to our site! Pencil was opened in 2013. It has grown from a small studio with only myself, into a larger facility in Markham in 2017, and now to a second location in Aurora in 2019!

I can't thank you enough for my wonderful team and parents who have supported us through all these years.

At Pencil, we believe in the importance of having a well-balanced development of both techniques and creativity to sustain a long lasting interest in Art.

Hope to see you in the studio! :)



Joyce Ng

Director, Pencil Studio Inc.


Meet our super duper awesome amazing team ;-)

Hazel Rubio

Markham Studio manager

Hazel has been with Pencil since 2017. She has a background in Art Fundamentals and Graphic Design. She is here to oversee our teachers during classes, and ensure that everyone is getting the wonderful Pencil learning experience. Soft spoken, patient and super focused, she also leads the project planning for our classes and she is always willing to teach her students how to further their skills. She is currently studying video game animation and design and diving her way into the digital art world.

As well, she is an amazing designer and illustrator in her own right. You can check out her work here!

Michael Lin

Aurora Studio manager

Michael is the store manager of our Aurora studio, overseeing the daily operations, classes, and camps at that location! Also, he is the Coordinator for special events, like birthday parties and corporate team building activities! This guy has a passion for creation, and is eager to guide you along your own art adventure.


Creative Director

Alison is our longest-serving employee at Pencil, having joined us in 2014. She is the lead designer for the summer camp themes and projects. She also directs the project planning for our classes and helps to ensure the quality of our teaching is up to high standards. She has an extremely strong background in art, with a degree from Queen’s University. She is currently studying at Sheridan College in their world-renowned animation program to further develop her artistic journey.

Winnie Zhan

Administrative Assistant

Winnie is responsible for all the behind-the-scenes planning for Pencil. She also ensures all your customer needs are taken care of, and she can answer all of your questions. Don’t forget to say hi to Winnie the Pooh by the door when you come in! :)

Devin Lo


The unofficial doorman at our Markham location, Devin takes care of everyday operations at Pencil. He joined our staff team in 2018 and he makes sure every aspect of Pencil’s operations runs smoothly each day so that everyone leaves with a big smile!

Helia Wong

Senior Instructor

Helia is one of our most experienced teachers and has been with Pencil since 2014. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Global Business and Digital Arts program at the University of Waterloo in 2018. She is passionate about visual arts and design. Helia is the lead instructor of our Clay Craze class!


You can view her portfolio here!

Samantha Beauchamp


Sam joined our studio in 2017. She studied Fine Arts at York University and is currently studying Creative Advertising at Humber College. She always has a positive vibe, and she is an excellent illustrator who loves sketching. Many of our fun projects were her ideas!

You can view her portfolio here !

Edwina Huang


Edwina is a seasoned Pencil instructor who has been with us since 2016. She is OCT qualified, having received her certification in 2018. Her passion in arts extends into calligraphy and bullet journaling. She is fun-loving and caring about all of her students!

Sarah Chan


Sarah graduated from the Illustration program at Sheridan College, she loves exploring quirky ideas and having lots of fun in every class!

She joined Pencil Studio in 2018, as a child who loved to doodle on every piece of paper she can find, she is passionate about inspiring and guiding each student to be confident in their own abilities, overcome challenges and shine bright in every step of their creative journey.


Check out her work here


Gordon Kong


Our own in-house Mr. Monet, and also the handsome face of our Pencil app! Gordon is currently studying Drawing and Painting at OCAD. He is incredibly talented and is the right person to find for advanced artistic guidance.

Christy Chan

Assistant Art Instructor

“For as long as I could remember, I have always had a passion for art. Art in my recognition is an expression of one’s life. It expresses the creator’s emotions and allows for multiple interpretations - some that may be unimaginable. I believe that my own passion is shaped by the many first-hand creative experiences that have strengthened my strong perception of responsibility, passion, and aspiration, which i know i i hold. Art has enabled my experiences to be intelligible and recognized within the thoughts and emotions of the world. I hope to continue to impact many lives and grow as an individual through works that can give back to the community as much creativity that they have inspired me with.”


Christy joined Pencil in 2018 and is currently studying at the School of Creative Industries at Ryerson University. You can see her artwork here!

Matthew Lau

Assistant Art Instructor

Matthew is currently a student in the Industrial Design program at OCAD university, he loves to sketch and build but also enjoys painting and clay work. He is the one who did the lovely mural in our Markham studio!

Ashlei Stewart


Ashlei joined Pencil Studio in 2018. She is currently studying Fine Arts at York University. She is always happy to help kids learn and paint. She is also experienced as a counsellor for our camp!

Ekata Ma

Assistant Art Instructor

Ekata joined Pencil in 2019. She is currently studying Material Art and Design at OCAD. She is a fun-loving and vibrant gal and loves to take care of our kids! You may also catch her helping out at our public events!


Cindy Yu

Assistant Art Instructor

 Cindy is funny and quirky at times, she brings joy to young kids at class!


Check out her makeup artistry here!


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