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The 9 Best Painting Classes in Vancouver [By Neighbourhood]

Are you looking to unleash your inner artist and explore the world of painting? There are a wide range of painting classes catering to all skill levels and budgets throughout Vancouver. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced painter, you'll find a class that fits your needs. From introductory one-off classes to more advanced continuous workshops, the list of painting classes in Vancouver offers a diverse array of options, making it easy to find the perfect class for you. So, get ready to put on your smock and dive into the world of painting!

January 8, 2024
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A group of painters being taught by an instructor in a studio

We'll take a close look of all options for Painting Classes in Vancouver but first, a high-level overview: 

The 9 best painting classes in the Vancouver:

  1. Canvas Method
  2. Paint Nite Vancouver
  3. Artway Studio
  4. The Painted Loft
  5. U Paint I Fire
  6. Green Apple Art Center
  7. 4Cats
  8. Luminous Elephant Studio
  9. The Brush & Wand Studio

Canvas Method

Canvas Method is an art program that provides both in-person and online classes. The aim of the program is to help individuals build technical skills, explore artistic depths, and grow creatively. Instructors work with students at their own pace, offering technical and creative guidance. The program offers a variety of classes, such as portrait painting and expressive realism, so individuals can find the class that is right for them.

Price
$63/Class
Hood
East Vancouver
Gender
All
Skill Levels
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Canvas Method

Paint Nite Vancouver

Paint Nite is an event where participants can unleash their inner artist. No prior experience is necessary as attendees will be guided through a step-by-step demonstration. All supplies are provided and attendees can purchase food and drinks. The goal is to create a masterpiece of your own.

Price
$39/Class
Hood
Vancouver
Gender
All
Skill Levels
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Paint Nite Vancouver

Artway Studio

Artway Studio is a place to learn various art techniques, including drawing with charcoal, pencils, watercolor pencils, and pastels, as well as painting with acrylics, with a focus on process, mindfulness, and flow. The classes are taught by two experienced instructors, Denna Erickson and Sonya Iwasiuk, and offer a variety of experimental mixed media, drawing, and painting techniques for adults and children of all skill levels. Classes are held in-person and online, with an emphasis on igniting creativity and freeing the mind and soul.

Price
$125/Class
Hood
East Vancouver
Gender
All
Skill Levels
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Artway Studio

The Paintes Loft

The Painted Loft is a unique studio that offers hands-on workshops for creating and empowering makers like you! One example of a course is Acrylic Painting 101, which is a beginner class that teaches the basics of acrylic paint application, composition, and color blending. The class includes one-on-one instruction, and students will leave with their first still life painting and the skills to create more. All supplies, including brushes, canvas, paints, and an apron, are provided.

Price
$65/Class
Hood
East Vancouver
Gender
All
Skill Levels
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The Paintes Loft

U Paint I Fire

U Paint I Fire is an in-studio ceramic painting experience. Customers can book an appointment or drop in on a weekday (not a statutory holiday) to paint their masterpiece from a selection of ceramic pieces. Prices are all-inclusive for the first two hours of painting, with a $5 fee for each additional hour. If more than two hours is required, a reservation is necessary.

Price
$20/session
Hood
Kits
Gender
All
Skill Levels
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U Paint I Fire

Green Apple Art Center

Green Apple Art Center is an institution with 20 years of experience in helping students become leaders in creative industries. It offers foundational courses in art and design, as well as specialized programs in fields such as architecture, interior design, animation, game design, and fashion. Students are taught by industry professionals, practicing artists, and university instructors who challenge their creativity and technical skills with a curriculum that evolves to meet current industry standards.

Price
$35/Class
Hood
Kits
Gender
All
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Green Apple Art Center

4Cats

4Cats is an art studio mainly for young artists ages 2 to 15 but also offer Adult Workshops and drop-in time. Expect professional quality art materials and take inspiration from famous artists to create imaginative works. The studio is staffed by highly trained curators who cultivate the children's artistic abilities and tell captivating and inspiring stories about the artists they are introducing.

Price
$20/hour
Hood
Vancouver
Gender
All
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4Cats

Luminous Elephant

Luminous Elephant Studios is an event space located in Vancouver, B.C. that offers unique art and wellness experiences. The studio is known for its delightful art events, corporate team building events, arts retreats on Bowen Island, and community socials. They offer 5 class packages for beginners and run a water-based oil painting class on Saturday mornings.

Price
$47.50/Class
Hood
East Vancouver
Gender
All
Skill Levels
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The Brush & Wand Studio

The Brush & Wand Studio is the creation of husband & wife team Jeff Orr & Jenny Carnegie. They have owned and operated the studio in Point Grey Village since 2012.

Price
$32.50/Class
Hood
West Point Grey
Gender
All
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