Creativity can strike at any moment, whether you're near a canvas and brushes or beside a slumbering strongman and many rolls of toilet paper. Learn to recognize opportune moments with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for one month of adult art classes (a $99 value)
- $25 for one month of beginner art classes for kids aged 5–8 (a $56 value)
- $35 for one month of intermediate art classes for kids aged 9–12 (a $75 value)
Adult classes last 90 minutes and focus on composition, perspective, colour theory, and other advanced concepts for artists of all experience levels. Classes for wee artists last 60 minutes. Kids aged 5–8 learn about paints and mixing colours, whereas students aged 8–12 benefit from a more personalized look at art fundamentals. Students participate in one class per week. View the schedule here.
Pinocchio Art School
Nadia and Masha know art. Nadia spent years designing and making props for the stage before adding degrees in teaching and child psychology to her art diploma and focusing on art education full-time. Masha, who recently pitched her art skills on CBC's Dragons' Den, specializes in design, painting, and drawing. The two combine their forces at Pinocchio Arts & Craft to teach burgeoning Van Goghs aged 5 and older how to find their inner creativity.
Yet the instructors' focus is not on skills alone. Their curriculum is broad enough to build well-rounded creators who understand the different cultural influences of art and its many movements. This is true in their classes and even in their birthday parties, which focus on portrait painting, re-creating famous masterpieces, or working in the style of Picasso, Matisse, or Emily Carr. Children's sessions are divided by age, not medium, and focus on international cultures. In past classes, for example, kids have painted the Taj Mahal, built a Chinese-style dragon, and learned what part of the world has deserts hot enough to melt clocks. Adult classes, on the other hand, explore more advanced media and concepts, such as the laws of abstraction and cubism.