Painting classes

Have fun painting with watercolours, acrylics, and more!


The painting programs listed below explore a variety of painting styles, techniques, and media. Children develop their artistic talents and creativity in these painting classes and lessons. Below, find a list of specialised painting classes first, followed by programs and classes with painting as one of many activities. Below the lists, there’s more information about benefits of painting and advice on choosing programs.  Read more

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    Winged Canvas Online Art School   
    An online art school specializing in virtual classes, camps and art mentorship for kids and youth. Learn traditional or digital art foundations from home in small interactive classes guided by professional artists.

    Markham
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $29
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    Canadian Contemporary School of Art   
    A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more!

    Leaside, Toronto
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $15
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    McMichael Children and Youth Art Camps and Programs   
    The McMichael provides an unmatched backdrop for children, youth and family programs. For details on Virtual Programs, Children's Camps, Art Classes, Accessible Studio Workshops and Family Days visit mcmichael.com today!

    Vaughan
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $120
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    TAC Sports - Toronto Athletic Camps   
    TAC Sports, TAC Aquatics and Lifetime Skills Academy (LSA) specialize in sports, swim and S.T.E.M programming. Ages 4-16, Co-ed. Year round Camps, Lessons, Academy and House Leagues across the GTA! Grow, Learn, Lead!

    Christie Pits, Toronto; Don Mills, Toronto; Hogg's Hollow, Toronto; Markham; Thornhill
    Sport (multi)
    • Ages 3.5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $250
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    LOLART SCHOOL   
    LOLART has specific intent to empower learners with more than just tangible/academic skills. Art classes and camp at 6 Locations in GTA. Creativity is taught and learned here and we share the joy of greater advancement!

    East York, Toronto; Henry Farm, Toronto; Willowdale, Toronto
    Arts: Arts & Crafts
    • Ages 3.5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $30
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    Kidz Kare Inc.   
    Exciting weekly themed camps offered throughout the year at our downtown Toronto facility which include engaging programs and delicious home cooked meals and snacks!

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program
    • from $200
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    Ottawa School of Art   
    Children aged 4 to 17 will embark on an exciting hands-on exploration of a variety of artistic mediums, themes and styles including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and sculpture, and clay.

    Ottawa
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $210
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    Programs offering painting as an activity
    Little Mountain Learning Academy   
    Little Mountain Learning Academy is a well-recognized After-school Academic Enrichment facility on the UBC campus. We offer a wide range of English and Math programs from PreK to Grade 12.

    Vancouver
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3.8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $30
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    The STEAM Project   
    Camps and classes for creative girls and boys who love science, technology, robotics, and design projects. Our kids learn while they experiment, invent, digitally fabricate, and build projects with their own hands!

    Markham; Richmond Hill
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 15 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $30
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    Shepherd Private Coaching   
    Fall Classes in Performing Arts: structured training in drama, voice, and dance. Participants will explore, learn, and grow as performers in our group classes, and experience attention to detail in our private lessons.

    Burlington
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 99 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $20
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    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $940
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    Budding Genius - Central Mississauga   
    30+ STEAM activities, academic courses to develop each child's inner innovative creativity! Robotics, AI, Coding (Java, Arduino, HTML, Python) Math, Abacus, University prep courses, open to the world and Canada Fr/En

    Mississauga
    Education: STEM
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $190
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    Camp IAWAH   
    Eastern Ontario Summer Camp, nestled on the shores of Wolfe Lake 15 minutes from Westport. Activities at IAWAH include leadership building, archery tag, canoeing, cake decorating, programming and turf sports.

    Westport
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $345
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    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $599
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    I Dare U2 Bee   
    JUST BEE YOU is an online summer camp escape to have kids tap into the CERTAINTY of who they are and their own magnificent superpowers.

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $250
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    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, horseback riding, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $350
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    Gardiner Museum   
    A multimedia arts camp where kids can sculpt with clay, draw, paint, and more, while discovering the Gardiner Museum's world famous collection of pottery from around the globe.

    Yorkville, Toronto
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $262
    daycampcoed2626-1213Yorkville, TorontoOntarioMidtown
    The Blue Marble Academy   
    For SK- 12, we have individualized tutoring plans, homework help, engaging workshops, fun filled camps and coding programs. We specialize in French, Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Math and Reading.

    King
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • Cost Varies
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    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves fully.

    Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,995
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,565
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    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
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    Studio PAVAS   
    PAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

    Mississauga
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 14 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $295
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    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $495
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    Oxford Learning High Park   
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Veriety of programs for the students of all ages. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $100
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    Code Ninjas Mississauga West   
    World class coding and robotics curriculum for kids. After-school programs, Camps, Birthday Parties and much more. Virtual Classes also available.

    Mississauga
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $129
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    Prestige School Summer Programme   
    A day camp with weekly themes that incorporate adventurous outings, artistic creations, scientific experiments, and much more.

    Willowdale, Toronto; Richmond Hill
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $400
    virtualprogramcoed4004-1226Willowdale, TorontoRichmond HillOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    YMCA of Eastern Ontario   
    We offer a full range of youth rec programs such as basketball, cycling, karate, swimming & school-break & summer day camps. These are offered in safe environments to help children develop self-esteem & confidence.

    Brockville; Kingston; Prescott and Russell
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $1
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    What do children learn in painting classes?

    Painting class for kids helps them grow in self-expression. You’ll find classes individually dedicated to watercolour, acrylic, portfolio, and miniature painting. In all classes, children learn foundational painting skills along with skills specific to each painting medium. Kids of any age gain visual art skills through practice, as they learn about composition, perspective, and more. They gain an understanding of the creative process and grow in art appreciation. 

    In some painting classes, drawing activities are part of students’ creative process. Children may be required to sketch their ideas before adding colour and dimension by painting. To prolong the quality of their tools, instructors teach children how to clean brushes and preserve their paints and other materials. Children have fun painting landscapes and portraits in classical, abstract, or contemporary ways. 

    Helpful, enthusiastic instructors create safe and supportive environments in class to encourage children’s self-expression. Some classes specialise in either beginner instruction or advanced instruction, while other programs combine both. Classes are billed per week and average around $35. Painting classes for teens with more advanced curriculum⁠—portfolio building courses for serious artists—are $1,000 and up, preparing students for postsecondary art and design courses

    Choosing the right painting class

    In all painting classes, children can expect to learn basic painting and visual art skills, socialize with other children, and⁠—of course⁠—have fun! There are many different class options to select. The list above mixes online and in-person classes. In-person classes are immersive and hands-on, while online classes offer live or recorded step-by-step instruction for beginner to advanced students. Enrolling in in-person classes does not guarantee that students are provided with supplies and it is recommended that families inquire about supplies before classes begin.

    Why enroll in painting classes?

    Painting classes can inspire children to become the next Picasso or Frida Kahlo, but the focus is on fun. That said, there are still many important benefits kids and teens gain from painting class:

    • Preparation for art university or college is the main focus of portfolio programs, where high school students paint various pieces and prepare for art school interviews. 
    • Work with the best art supplies. In class, children use professional-grade paints, brushes, palettes, and canvasses to create art pieces. Working with high level products ensures children focus on the quality of their work.
    • Mental health benefits. Painting is a form of art therapy in which teens and kids work hands-on. It steadies the heart rate and clears the mind. This art form requires children’s full attention, and often distracts them from other problems or worries in their lives.
    • Transferable art skills. When kids deepen their understanding of composition and design, it unlocks more visual art opportunities. Drawing, photographygame development, fashion design all benefit from this fundamental understanding.
    • Boosted social life. In both virtual or in-person classes, kids are surrounded by other budding artists. Classes offer a freeform, fun setting where they converse and exchange ideas. Painting class is a great way to make friends and grow social skills.


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