Studio Program
Each one of us has an inner art ability and our own unique creative expression.
Studio Program

Learn to paint using this simple three-stage process and discover your own unique style and expression along the way.

BEGINNER 1 - For absolute beginners. You'll be provided with a template design to help get you started.

BEGINNER 2 - For beginners who need help and guidance to create your own painting from beginning to finish.

STUDIO MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - For artists with more experience who would like to paint alongside other artists for feedback and guidance.


Art Class - Beginner 1

Have you always wanted to paint? Not sure what to paint or how to begin? Choose an Essence Art™ Canvas Design and begin your very first painting. This class includes a prepared canvas with a design template to help get you started. You'll receive one on one instruction on the complete process and guided to create your own unique expression with paint. All supplies are included.

Art Class - Beginner 2

Bring your images, sketches and ideas and we'll help you to translate them onto canvas to create your own oil painting in this level 2 beginner class. This class includes a prepared canvas, oil paints and supplies. You'll receive one on one instruction on the complete process and guided to create your own unique oil painting. 



This program is for both new and experienced artists who would like to paint with other artists in a beautiful and inspiring studio space. You'll receive guidance and feedback on your painting journey. Just bring your canvas and supplies... studio easels are provided. Enjoy a few hours to connect with your creativity and leave feeling renewed and inspired!

ClassES & STUDIO Times:

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS         10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 


$195 / beginner 1 & 2 - 4 classes (CLASSES MUST BE USED WITHIN 3 MONTHS of REGISTRATION)

$145 / STUDIO MENTORSHIP - 1 month

*Cancellation Policy - Refunds available for cancellations received with at least 24 hours notice before the beginning of each month (minus 10% processing fee).

Prices Include:

Refreshments & coffee/tea provided, easel/work area, step by step instruction plus guidance and feedback.

*Space is limited so please pre-register before the beginning of each month. 


1178 Welch Street, North Vancouver, BC 


We are located on the Spirit Trail at 1178 Welch St. in a building with a new gallery space on the main floor and eight new studios on the second floor. Just a few blocks from Opus Art Supplies, art studios, cafes and restaurants, we are situated in the new hub for art on the North Shore!


Do you have questions? Not sure if it's for you? If you'd like more information, or would like to come by the studio, please feel free to contact Anne

When I’m painting, I’m focused in the present... on what I’m doing, and it relaxes me.
— Annette Denk
Painting stops the mind chatter and brings me peace. I feel like I’m right where I’m supposed to be.
— Caroline O'Neill Liggett
Painting gives me creativity, relaxation, and a great sense of accomplishment!
— Michael Cunningham