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Top 10 Art Classes in Vancouver

Top 10 Art Classes in Vancouver

Looking for a vibrant hub to develop and polish your creativity? Whether it’s your first time picking up a paintbrush or you’re an advanced learner who wants to hone your skills, you’ve come to the right place!

Bring your imagination to reality by checking out the best art classes Vancouver has to offer. With these spots, you can experiment with different techniques and push the boundaries, so go ahead and paint the stars!

The Artway Studio

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Address: Suite 400, 1000 Parker St., Vancouver, BC V6A 4B9, Canada

Operating Hours: 

  • Sunday: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed

Contact Details: [email protected] 


  • Single Session – $125
  • Multiple Sessions – $208 – $552.65

The Artway Studio is a go-to in Vancouver for painting classes. They help students learn various painting techniques, from acrylic paint to photo transfer and collage.

Denna Erickson, an artist with over two decades of experience, will be teaching the classes. She teaches mixed media art and helps students find their own techniques and voice in painting.

Students get to enroll in-studio or virtually, making this place a convenient art class for everyone. You can opt for single or multiple sessions, and most classes already include art materials for beginners.

Pro Tip:
If you want to save some money, you can use your own materials and choose classes without art supplies. You can save up to $40 or more!

Luminous Elephant

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Address: 3791 Commercial St, Vancouver, BC V5N 4G1, Canada

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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  • Adults – $125 – $350
  • Kids – $235 – $285
  • Private Lessons – $170

Both kids and adults can enjoy Luminous Elephant, offering in-studio classes, private lessons, and spring and summer camps. They help students find their own creativity by offering a wide variety of classes.

Beginners and pros can find a class to take for their creativity, such as painting, knitting, printmaking, photography, and drawing. Besides group sessions, there are also private lessons if you’re looking for a one-on-one session with your instructor.

The best part is the retreats, which will take place in a sanctuary just outside of Vancouver. It includes various art classes to bring out your creativity while giving you time to relax and rejuvenate at the hotel.

Pro Tip:
If you bring your kids to art class, you can give them snacks and water bottles. But avoid bringing nuts, in case other kids have allergies.

Intuitive Art Beat

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Address: 208 – 888 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5V 3C3, Canada

Operating Hours: 

Contact Details:


  • Intuitive Class – $40 – $240
  • Women’s Classes – $240 – $400
  • Kid’s Classes – $30 – $300

Classes at Intuitive Heart Beat will be taught by Zohar Hagbi, who has over a decade of experience in the field. She teaches intuitive art, helping students unleash their creativity.

There’s a wide variety of classes and workshops in this creative space. No matter what age you are, you can come by for a private or group session.

Interestingly, private intuitive classes will have a tarot reading session available by donation. Plus, private classes are available on weekends to give families a way to bond through art.

Pro Tip:
There aren’t a lot of spots for each class. So, we suggest booking ahead to secure a place in the class.

Art From The Heart

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Address: 505 Burrard St #112, Vancouver, BC V7X 1M3, Canada

Operating Hours: Depending on the classes

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Rates: $60 – $140 (may change depending on class availability)

If you’re looking to relax while painting, then drive straight to Art From The Heart at Bentall Centre. This place helps students take a step outside of their comfort zone but keeps them inspired through art.

Pros and beginners are welcome here, as they teach basic painting techniques through guided sessions. Mistakes are also welcome because they view that as creative expression, which is what art is all about, no?

Expect to find monthly paint nights with occasional themes—they even held a Taylor Swift-themed paint night for those waitlisted at the Eras Tour! Look out for paint-in-the-park lessons, too, to unleash your creativity while basking under the sun.

Pro Tip:
Before booking an art class, make sure you (and your companions) are sure about the dates. They don’t allow date exchanges, so all sales are final.

The Painted Loft

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Address: Studio #221 – 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver, BC V6A 4B9, Canada

Operating Hours:

  • Sunday & Wednesday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Monday & Tuesday: Closed
  • Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Rates: $55 – $100+ (average rates only, subject to change depending on class type)

Surprisingly, the Painted Loft is not all about painting. This Vancouver spot is all about crafting brilliance by joining various classes that will teach you new skills.

There are painting classes, but you can also find polymer clay making, crocheting, knitting, and macrame making—basically fun DIY and crafting classes that can bring out your creativity! There’s even a chunky pet bed-making class for your furry friends!

Whether you’re a beginner or looking to advance your skills, you’re welcome here. Plus, if you’re of legal drinking age in BC, you can BYOB (bring your own bottle) of wine or beer!

Pro Tip:
Look out for class availability on their website to get a spot. There isn’t a lot available each month, and art classes aren’t available every day.

Green Apple Art Center

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Address: Unit 314 & 303, 2150 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 4L9, Canada

Operating Hours: 

  • Monday – Friday: 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm 

Contact Details:

  • English: 778-798-6368
  • Chinese: 604-261-6368
  • Korean: 604-831-6368

Rates: Depending on grade and courses

If you want to hone your skills to pursue it in the future, you can enroll in an art program at Green Apple Art Center. With their learning plans, you can follow art as a career path instead of a hobby.

They have classes for interior design, game design, animation, and film, with some requiring a pre-requisite based on skill level. The best part is they can help improve your creative thinking while keeping up with the latest industry trends.

But if you’re looking for a one-time class with their experienced instructors, you can still do so. They have art classes and workshops for beginners, intermediates, and advanced students.

Pro Tip:
If you want to register for their one-day program, you need to book at least a week in advance. Some require a minimum number of participants, so just be ready if the program gets cancelled because of limited students.

Look out for their art events. Most have limited slots, so book fast, while some are free for minors.

Canvas Method

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Address: 1610 Pandora St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1L6, Canada

Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

Contact Details: [email protected] 

Rates: $295 – $345 (varies depending on the type of class and dates)

Focusing on contemporary art, Canvas Method is a studio that welcomes students of all skill levels. It doesn’t matter if this is the first time you’ve touched paint because the instructors will guide you into sparking your creative juices.

There are weekday and weekend classes, and with the availability of morning and evening classes, Vancouver residents can still come by despite their busy schedules. You can also choose from a long list of painting styles to enroll in.

If you’re willing to shell out more money, you can join the Italy retreat, where you’ll stay at a boutique hotel in the Le Marche region. It’s the perfect setting to paint and relax while enjoying gorgeous panoramic views of Italy.

Pro Tip:
Materials aren’t included in the art classes. So, make sure you have enough loonies to pay for art supplies (or use your own), but don’t worry because there’s a complete list of materials for each class, so you know what to buy.

Look out for their upcoming online art classes. This is a convenient way of learning without leaving home—no need to travel to Italy!

4Cats Arts Studio

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Operating Hours: 

  • Monday – Friday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Contact Details: (604) 568-0403 (Main Street)


  • Classes – $129 – $269 (subject to change depending on the workshop)
  • Field Trips – $100

A really cute place to bring your kid’s imagination to reality is 4Cats Arts Studio. The convenient aspect is there are many locations in BC, with four in Vancouver alone.

Kids of all skill levels will have a blast here because there are themed art classes to keep them entertained, like Beatrix Potter. You’ll find sculpting, painting, and paper crafting available at this adorable studio.

Families can also join self-paced workshops, where they can build and sculpt clay crafts to bring home. No need to have prior experience because these are beginner-friendly classes, even if it’s your first time handling clay!

Pro Tip:
Make sure to follow the instructions during the class, or your creation won’t make it home. Clay can explode in the kiln if there are too many air pockets and moisture, so look out for little holes during the sculpting process.


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Address: 1089 Marine Dr, North Vancouver, BC V7P 1S6, Canada

Operating Hours: Depending on the classes

Contact Details: (604) 210-3511


  • Drop-in Classes – $35 – $45
  • Multi-day Classes – $120 – $160 (subject to change depending on the availability)

3SQUARES ART STUDIO is for the kids, even babies are welcome. It’s a must-visit to awaken and sharpen art skills, whether they’re beginners or not—all kids are welcome, pretty much!

Their focus is helping kids gain confidence through art and socialization. With multiple classes available each season, students can learn how to use textures and colours to make immersive artworks that are worth putting on the door of the fridge!

There are also mommy and baby classes, which are engaging ways to bring about a baby’s creativity, even if they’re not aware of it yet. You can also drop by for single sessions if you’re looking to pass the time by doing creative things.

Pro Tip:
Keep your eye out for their seasonal classes. Some will have limited availability, so you better click that register button fast!

You can purchase DIY art kits to bring home. It’s an excellent way to have a casual art class at home for the kids if you can’t go outside.

Arts Umbrella

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Address: Granville Island, 1400 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S1, Canada

Operating Hours:

Fall, winter, and spring

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Summer (may vary depending on the dates)

  • Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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Rates: Tuition fee depends on the courses

At Granville Island, you’ll find Arts Umbrella, a place for young artists to develop their creative skills. They accept anyone from ages two to 22 and are accessible to Vancouver residents since there are three locations, including Surrey.

They offer arts and design, music, theatre, and film. Their early learning program is designed to provide a strong foundation on art principles, and the curriculum was also developed by experts in early childhood education, ensuring each lesson is effective.

They are open to individuals of all skill levels. Plus, there are classes specifically designed for beginners and advanced learners, giving them the opportunity to learn alongside their peers.

Pro Tip:
This is not a drop-in or multi-day class. You need to make a note of the registration date on your calendar, or you’ll find yourself waiting again the following year.