Straits Quay Marina Mall, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Bungah, Penang (012 401 9636/www. theartespace.com). Though only open by appointment, The ArtESpace is quick to respond to any requests or bookings by email. Championing accessibility, the facility hosts classes for art enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Founder Esther Geh is a self-taught artist who pursued medicine as a career, but found her way back to art. The studio also hosts art jams where families and groups of friends can hang out and de-stress. The doors to its library are always open in case anyone is keen on leafing through art books and magazines.