Top Painting classes for 2024/2025

Painting classes, programs, and activities

Painting classes help kids learn painting techniques, encourage creativity, and more. Underneath the list, find out more about what kids gain, and get advice on finding the right class for your child.  Read more

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    Programs focusing on Painting (5 results)

    These programs offer an intensive painting focus.

    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Get really good at drawing animals and painting in this fun class. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2005-72024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Learners will develop the skills to showcase their imaginations through artistic techniques and various materials. Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL3517-112024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,296,5,9,173,123,programclass,coed,
    Apr 16 - May 28, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 13 to 16 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Fine art skills in drawing and painting are developed through intentional projects. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre15813-162024-04-012024-05-01,173,5,9,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 1 to 18+ (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Celebrate Mother's Day by creating your own painted flowerpot! Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre291-19,123,5,9,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Fine art skills will have a front seat as participants develop their own works of wow. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2008-122024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,173,5,9,123,programclass,coed,


    Programs with Painting, session dates TBD


    Programs offering Painting as an activity (28 results)

    These after-school and weekend programs offer painting as part of a slate of other activities.

    Apr 17 - Jun 19, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    With foundational instruction, fun and thoughtfully composed works in in a variety of styles will be explored. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2008-122024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,355,5,9,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    We encourage learners to enhance the tools they are developing to be confident in their own art making. Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL46810-142024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-01,173,5,9,123,programclass,coed,
    Apr 20 - Jun 22, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Juliana guides artists through this beautiful universe by providing projects that can be enjoyed in the light & dark. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2007-112024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,355,5,9,123,programclass,coed,
    Apr 20 - Jun 23, 2024
    • Program
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    We design the program based on individual student strengths and the requirements of the schools to which students apply. Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL45012-182024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,296,297,173,355,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Downtown, Toronto
    • Age 2 to 4 (Coed)
    TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

    Inspire your child’s imagination and sense of discovery as you explore ROM’s collection of art, history, and nature! Visit website

    Royal Ontario Museum Kids (ROMKids)1802-42024-04-012024-05-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,314,2,172,181,programclass,coed,
    Jan 08 - Jun 28, 2024
    • Program
    • Burlington, ON
    • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
    BurlingtonOntario

    An aftercare centre for kids in Waterdown and Burlington. We provide transportation, snack, fun activities, and outdoor time! Visit website

    Camp Laureate2986-122024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,81,6,10,5,9,173,340,355,123,174,67,177,196,2,32,195,160,129,24,270,314,268,19,161,1,12,3,347,63,324,28,260,programclass,coed,
    • PA day
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    The magnificent fridge is where we will take creative inspo on this day. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre757-11,10,5,9,173,355,123,paday,coed,
    • Program
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    We encourage learners to enhance the tools they are developing to be confident in their own art making. Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL35110-142024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,173,5,9,123,programclass,coed,
    • PA day
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    The magnificent fridge is where we will take creative inspo on this day. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre755-7,10,5,9,173,355,123,paday,coed,
    Nov 22, 2023 - Dec 31, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 3 to 4 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Ease kindergarten worries: Our tailored Head Start Program helps transition smoothly! Visit website

    Empower Learning Centre563-42023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,10,5,9,123,196,2,32,195,129,270,357,50,267,317,7,19,programclass,coed,
    Jan 06 - Apr 14, 2024
    • Program
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    We design the program based on individual student strengths and the requirements of the schools to which students apply. Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL20012-182024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-01,10,5,9,296,297,173,355,123,programclass,coed,
    Dec 08, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • Downtown, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 16 (Coed)
    TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  Visit website

    Royal Ontario Museum Kids (ROMKids)855-162023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,314,2,172,paday,coed,
    Apr 17 - Jun 19, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Expert step-by-step instruction and support through a series of exciting and wall-worthy projects. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2005-72024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,355,123,programclass,coed,
    • PA day
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    The magnificent fridge is where we will take creative inspo on this day. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre758-12,10,5,9,173,355,123,paday,coed,
    Apr 10 - Jun 23, 2024
    • Program
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 3 to 5 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Original lesson plans creatively combine traditional artist’s materials with elements from nature, textiles and found objects Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL1203-52024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Students will draw, paint, sculpt and think creatively while having fun alongside peers. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2005-72024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,173,5,9,355,123,174,programclass,coed,
    Apr 16 - Jun 18, 2024
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Young creatives explore a wide variety of materials and techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture and crafting. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2005-72024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,174,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Learn the elements and principles of art & design while making cool posters, game cards, package designs and paintings. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2007-112024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,173,5,9,355,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Projects involving artistic pattern, colour and rhythm combine with organic shape and imaginative character creation. Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2008-122024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Toronto (2)
    • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Learners will develop the skills to showcase their imaginations through artistic techniques and various materials. Visit website

    LOLART SCHOOL4687-112024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-01,296,5,9,173,123,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Etobicoke, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
    TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

    Learn the foundations of colour theory and delve into the wonderful world of fantasy, mask making, mixed media and painting! Visit website

    Neilson Park Creative Centre2005-72024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,355,123,programclass,coed,
    Apr 28 - Jun 23, 2024
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 19 to 18+ (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Explore art, nature and artmaking activities that are interactive, accessible, and designed to promote enjoyable learning! Visit website

    McMichael Canadian Art Collection—Camps and Programs019-192024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,296,297,173,355,123,153,1,programclass,coed,
    Jan 04 - Nov 24, 2024
    • PA day
    • Milton, ON
    • Age 6 to 16 (Coed)
    MiltonOntario

    Spend all day with horses learning all about horses for riders of all levels Visit website

    BR Equestrian1026-162024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-01,10,5,9,173,123,24,2,30,3,paday,coed,
    • Program
    • Vaughan, ON
    • Age 5 to 12 (Coed)
    VaughanOntario

    Creative exploration of art mediums, skill development, cultivation of art appreciation and an intro to the art of Canada. Visit website

    McMichael Canadian Art Collection—Camps and Programs2565-122024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-01,10,5,9,296,297,173,123,programclass,coed,
    Oct 06, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • East-End, Toronto
    • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
    TorontoEast-EndEast-EndOntario

    PA Day Camp includes karate classes, arts and crafts, games, activities, park outings and much more. Visit website

    Toronto Kyokushinkai Karate604-122023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,123,366,2,91,33,160,153,1,276,87,254,3,35,74,161,paday,coed,
    Nov 17, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Each P.A. Day Camp will focus on a theme that inspires nature connection and appreciation through hands-on activities. Visit website

    Toronto Botanical Garden605-102023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,81,6,10,5,9,355,123,24,2,357,50,314,268,paday,coed,
    Jul 02, 2024 - Jan 03, 2025
    • Program
    • Oakville, ON
    • Age 5 to 11 (Coed)
    OakvilleOntario

    Don't let the summer slide happen to your child! At Three R's, our camp reinforces previous learning while having fun! Visit website

    Three R's Academics555-112024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-01,256,5,133,373,22,10,9,173,123,159,177,196,2,32,195,344,342,377,278,358,79,129,24,97,270,271,19,programclass,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 23, 2024
    • PA day
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Ahoy, young adventurers! Set sail on a thrilling discovery journey at our sailing camp! Unleash your child's nautical spirit! Visit website

    Nepean Sailing Club 3166-82024-07-012024-08-01,298,6,81,10,5,9,173,123,196,2,32,88,91,366,33,24,97,144,50,153,1,319,49,3,322,paday,coed,

    Kids' painting classes near you

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    What Kids Learn in a Painting Class 

    Painting classes teach kids a variety of artistic skills as well as soft skills. Some typical things they will learn are as follows: 

    • Kids learn painting techniques.  They learn how to use a variety of brush types, how to mix colours using colour theory, and more. 
    • They're exposed to working with a variety of media. This can include mixed media, watercolour, and for more advanced ages, acrylics and oil.
    • They're taught essentials of composition.

    There are also the soft skills learned, including critical thinking, expression, and self-confidence. They develop a deeper trust in their instincts and learn through the programs’ inherent social interaction. 

    Nine Benefits of painting class for kids and teens

    There are many benefits of enrolling your child in a painting class. Here's a look at nine ways your child will grow and learn:

    Build fine motor skills. For very young children, gripping paintbrushes, mixing colours, squeezing paint tubes, and other incidental manual tasks related to painting all increase their dexterity and coordination. Engaged in art activities, kids build fine motor skills.

    Art encourages neural connections. Artistic activity engages all five of the senses—sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste—depending on the activity. Brain synapses are actively firing away as kids experiment and create by mixing materials and colours, squishing paint between their fingers, or making up imaginary animals and characters. 

    Get started on an artistic pursuit. Advanced painting classes for older teens are often targeted at starting a portfolio, and can be an important stepping stone to getting into a college-level arts program. 

    Meet and work with professional artists. After-school painting courses and classes listed above include programs where they will be mentored by working artists with knowledge of advanced composition, brushwork, and colour theory techniques, who can pass that onto students in the class. 

    Painting classes are social. Kids enjoy the collective group atmosphere that a painting class provides. Having a group of peers to share their projects with is an additional benefit for young creatives. They also develop a strong sense of connection to their teachers, in an environment that helps build their self-esteem and self-confidence. 

    Creative expression. Regular involvement in art will encourage kids to be more creative. They find new ways to explore creativity.  You can be confident that your child will develop artistic skill with the help of a painting class, and that they’ll enjoy it for a long time to come.

    They learn an art form independently. With the help of an instructor, children can use their artistic skills to express themselves in new ways. These classes can help kids grow in independence. And as parents, you will be delighted to see them develop their skills and have fun together!

    They’re also a great outlet for kids' emotional well-being.  In addition to promoting a positive attitude, regular involvement in arts fosters positive emotional growth in both kids and adults.

    They’re fun! Need we say more?

    How to find the right painting after-school program

    When choosing a painting class, there are many things to consider, such as the location, the schedule, and the cost. There are many comparable options out there, so it is important to ask about each one's unique qualities. Each camp will explain why it is better than the others, so make sure to compare your answers when deciding which is right for your child. 

    Counsellors should be confident and responsive when interacting with parents and should be able to understand and address parent concerns. When conversing with parents, they should be able to look them in the eye and show confidence. As a role model,  they are viewed as loco parentis. See if your child feels comfortable with the counsellors. If they are comfortable asking questions and making comments, it will make the whole experience more fun and rewarding for both of you.

    Listed below are some questions parents should ask painting after-school programs

    • Will my child be painting the entire time or will they alternate between activities?
    • What experience does my child need with painting, in order to attend? If so, how much experience?
    • Are campers grouped by age, arts skill or integrated?
    • What is the ratio of counsellors to campers?
    • What are the qualifications of the counsellors?
    • If professionals visit the camp, how often do they visit and stay to interact with the campers?

    You might also like these related camps and programs

    OurKids.net lists many different kinds of camps and after-school programs. We suggest that you can enrich your education and your personal interests by trying out the following camps and classes that might interest budding painters.

    Visual arts camps or visual arts classes expose kids and teens to the classic art forms like drawing, sketching, and photography.

    Cartooning camp enables kids to learn crucial skills in the graphic arts, including drawing, design, comic book writing, and visual storytelling.

    Arts camp opportunities offers a wide variety of choices, giving kids and teens a wide overview of arts-related activities they can adopt and learn from. 

    Combine the above with more information in the rest of our guide: 

    Sources and further reading

    "The benefits of art for kids." artfulparent.com


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many Painting classes are there?
    There are 5 programs specializing in Painting. In addition, there are 28 programs offering painting as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

    What are the fees to attend Painting classes?
    Fees for Painting classes range from $29 to $390 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do Painting classes start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 1 through 19.

    Where can parents meet with Painting classes?
    Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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