Painting classes

Painting classes, programs, and activities

Painting classes help kids get painting. On this page find:
A list of classes focused on painting
A second list of classes and programs with some painting (among other activities)
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Programs specializing in Painting (7 results)

These programs offer an intensive painting focus.

  • Online
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $34
Online

Join us online to paint with acrylic together! This class is suitable for beginners, taught step by step. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $36
Online

Learn painting techniques with acrylic, the most popular and versatile medium among artists today. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 18 (Coed)
  • From $52
Online

Learn advanced composition, brushwork, and colour theory techniques to create beautiful landscapes and portraits! Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $34
Online

Join us online to paint with watercolour together! This class is suitable for beginners, taught step by step. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 9 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $36
Online

This class is suitable for beginners, taught step by step. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $15
Online

Students will be able to choose which piece they’d like to paint from the catalogue or do freestyle painting Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $30
Online

Students will be able to choose which piece they’d like to paint from the catalogue displayed or do freestyle painting. Visit website

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Programs offering Painting as an activity (27 results)

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

  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $125
Online

Learn different programming languages, game making , web site development Visit website

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $375
Richmond HillOntario

Students will cultivate creative strategies while exploring and developing new applications of technology and art! Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $34
Online

Try our online synchronous learning model designed for kids, and don’t miss out on the creative fun! Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

Register your students to our Kumon Math and Coding sessions! Visit website

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PROGRAM
Arts
Painting
Sep 15, 2021 - Jun 17, 2023

  • East-York, Toronto
  • Age 4 to 17 (Coed)
  • From $35
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Painting is our most popular visual art class. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 12 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $312
Online

Join us this summer for intensive art lessons from the comfort and convenience of home! Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 4 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $155
Online

This Summer Camp will be exciting full of fun and learning for kids despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $250
Online

Mind boosting workshops and activities. Cooking & baking lessons, crafts, Storytime, dance, singing, art and so much more. Visit website

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  • Vaughan, ON
  • Age 5 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $194
VaughanOntario

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

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $150
Online

A+ in Math, Science, language guaranteed! Visit website

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  • Mississauga, ON
  • Age 5 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $149
MississaugaOntario

Fun and Completely visual coding for kids ages 5-7 Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $275
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Sponge Painting, Painting with Threads, Foam Puppets Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $275
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Air-Dry Clay, Plasticine, Paper Mache Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $275
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Sketching, Drawing, Painting on Canvas Visit website

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 8 to 12 (Coed)
  • From $275
Richmond HillOntario

Offering science, robotics, coding with Roblox and Minecraft, engineering, 3D printing, culinary arts, and more! Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 5 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $275
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Scratchboards, Collage, Mixed Media Painting Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $120
Online

University architecture and interior design programs require applicants to make an impressive portfolio. Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $275
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Sketching, Drawing, Painting on Canvas Visit website

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PROGRAM
Arts
Art Classes
Jan 01 - Dec 30, 2022

  • Newmarket, ON
  • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
  • From $280
NewmarketOntario

Creative art painting +7 yrs Mondays Drawing +10 yrs Wednesdays Mix-Media art 4-6 yrs Mondays & Thursday Visit website

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  • Richmond Hill, ON
  • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
  • From $275
Richmond HillOntario

Offering science, robotics, coding with Roblox and Minecraft, engineering, 3D printing, culinary arts, and more! Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 15 to 18+ (Coed)
  • From $275
Online

Create unique artworks and designs for your architecture or interior design portfolio for university applications. Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 11 to 16 (Coed)
  • From $370
Online

Does you teen love drawing characters? Do they dream of becoming an animator? Sign them up in this 8 week course! Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 5 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $275
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Rock Paintings, Creating w/Plastic Flatware, Bottle Cap Animals Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 5 to 8 (Coed)
  • From $275
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Blowing Painting, Paper Bag Monsters, Coffee Filter Dyeing Visit website

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  • Online
  • Age 6 to 9 (Coed)
  • From $135
Online

Let your child explore the world's most exciting places and coolest destinations, from the comfort of your home! Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $275
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Canvas Splashing, Printmaking, Yarn Art Visit website

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  • Etobicoke, Toronto
  • Age 7 to 11 (Coed)
  • From $275
TorontoEtobicokeEtobicokeOntario

Plasticine, Foam Printmaking, Finger Puppets Visit website

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Kids' painting classes near you

OurKids.net offers programs and camps in all Canada's major cities. You can use our advanced search to find painting classes in your city or neighbourhood. Find your city in the list below:

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If you want to try painting in different types of camps experiences, find more options below.

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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 7 programs specializing in Painting. In addition, there are 27 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 $15 to $200 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 6 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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