Benefits of learning to paint
Painting is a great way to relieve stress, stimulate your imagination and improve your hand-eye coordination.
You’ll learn how to work with paint, what brushes to use, how to care for your painting supplies, and using different brush strokes and application techniques.
Once you gain confidence, you'll learn how to breakdown your project into layers, how to create depth and dimension as you work on your finished artwork.
Types of painting classes
You can register online, in person at our Recreation facilities, or by calling
Fall registration for painting classes is now open.
Painting With Acrylics Basics - Adult
Develop your artistic skills with this exciting and versatile medium. Water-based, fast-drying and practically odourless, acrylic paints can produce a variety of effects. Painting techniques and visual art fundamentals, including composition, design and colour theory, will be shared.
Age: 18 - 99 years
Create Together – Drawing & Painting
You'll both explore proportion, shading and perspective through innovative and inspiring projects. Experiment with artist materials including acrylic and tempera paint, pastel, wax-resist, charcoal and more. It's fun for the whole family!
Ages: 6 - 12 years + Adult
About our art instructors
Our instructors are practicing artists that have formal art training and teaching experience. They offer their expertise in a variety of disciplines and enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities.
Our instructors ensure that classes are always fresh and challenging for new and returning participants. They adapt to students' needs and encourage them to try new ideas and methods.
What are classes like?
Students will learn to work with acrylics, oils, or watercolours. Our studio is equipped with easels, tables and chairs so you can work comfortably seated or standing. We have drying shelves to store your painting.
Classes usually begin with a topic discussion and technique demonstrations. Much of the class time will be practicing skills and applying what’s been learned. Class length is determined by age group:
- All adult classes are two and a half-hour long
- School age children are 90 minutes long
- Preschool 60 minutes long
- Pad of paper or sketchbook
- Paint brushes, acrylic, oil or watercolour paint you may already have (adult classes)
- Clothes that you're ok to get paint on
- Water bottle
Unless otherwise stated in a particular adult class, supplies are extra and a shopping list of materials will be discussed during the first class. All tools and supplies for kids classes are included.