Top Art Classes in Vancouver

Published Jan 31, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Art is one of those wonderful things that help kids learn how to dive into their creative, wild side and express themselves in unique and magical way.  That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Art Classes in Vancouver – to help you find just the right one for your kids and family!

Art Classes in Vancouver

Arts Umbrella

When children connect with the arts, they develop the capacity for personal expression that helps them to find their place in the world. Arts Umbrella is a not-for-profit that delivers arts education for young people ages 2–19 with vibrant locations in Vancouver and Surrey. 

Arts Umbrella caters to children of all artistic interests and skill levels— from Early Learning to advanced pre-professional training. Innovative instruction in visual and digital arts, music, theatre and dance is provided by over 170 dedicated artists and arts educators. Using the best-quality instruction and materials, classes foster creative expression through passion, rigour and fun.

Gabriela’s Movement Studio

Gabriela’s Movement Studio offers high quality Ballet, Creative Movement and Art classes specialized for children from 2 to 9 years old. Gabriela’s mission is to give children a place where they feel safe while exploring movement, dance and ballet.  Crafts allow children to relax while listening to music (Classical or Ethnic) and stimulate the artistic expression of the children through different media. Crafts at Gabriela’s Movement Studio include masks, clay, painting, multimedia, papier maché, paper flowers, etc, and are age appropriate.

Urban Yarns

Urban Yarns on West 10th Ave. was born out of a love and passion for yarns and the desire to inspire others of all ages and abilities to explore the endless possibilities of this craft.  They offer loads of innovative products and designs and their knowledgeable staff love to share their expertise. 

4Cats Kerrisdale

4Cats Arts Studio is a professional arts studio for artists aged two to fifteen. Guided by highly-trained curators, 4Cats kids create imaginative pieces inspired by the work of famous artists. Children use professional high-quality art materials through workshops, classes, and camps!

Create it Emporium

Create-It Emporium is a contemporary arts and crafts studio which offers a variety of ways to express your own creativity through drop in arts, workshops, kid’s camps and parties. Learn needle felting, how to make a beautiful fused glass creation, knit or crochet a coffee cup cozy or sew a skirt or apron!


ArtStarts in Schools is a unique not-for-profit organization offering educators, artists, parents and students a broad range of programs, services and resources to promote arts and creativity among BC’s young people. ArtStarts in Schools provides innovative arts programs for young people, practical resources for teachers and artists, and leadership in advocacy for arts in education.

Collage Collage

Shop, Look, Learn at Collage Collage on Kingsway St. Vancouver. Collage Collage is a place that strives to uphold the tremendous creative abilities that children have, in surroundings that adults find equally stimulating, provoking and above all, inspiring. Whether doing art at home or taking a class is your thing, Collage Collage has something for everyone.

Richmond Arts Centre

The Richmond Arts Centre is the City of Richmond's Arts education and creation hub for courses, events, organizations and artists. Located on the second floor of the Richmond Cultural Centre, the Richmond Arts Centre shares its vibrant location with the Richmond Library, Richmond Museum, Richmond Archives and the Richmond Art Gallery. Their amenities include dance, performance, music, painting, printmaking, pottery, fabric arts, sound and lapidary studios.

RUSART Fine Arts Co

RUSART Fine Arts Co is a private independent art studio operated in Greater Vancouver, providing high-quality art education and hands-on workshops to thousands of students since 2009. They offer classes, private lessons, corporate and family events for all ages, all levels and all mediums. 

North Van Arts

North Van Arts offers arts education in the form of courses, workshops, seminars, camps and in-school programming for all ages, interests and abilities.

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