About Artbarn School

Artbarn School is a not-for-profit art school in Toronto on Eglinton Avenue West. We offer art classes for adults and for kids as young as 18 months. The variety of art classes for adults includes watercolour and oil painting, drawing, encaustic and mixed media. Adult workshops are also offered throughout the year. Children’s art classes are tailored to be age appropriate and include drawing, painting, mixed media, an integrated art, music and movement class, cartoon and comic drawing and a variety of relevant themed classes (ex. Eco Art). We also cater to parties and offer winter break, march break and summer break camps.

Vision Statement

– Artbarn builds a community of artists, both learners and teachers, through a broad range of programming.

– We practice global art representing and respecting the art of many cultures. Artbarn staff is aware of and develops outreach activities within the community.

– We respect the need for a healthy environment and for being environmentally responsible.

– Integral to our philosophy is providing scholarships to talented children who would otherwise not be able to engage in art making.


Scholarships are granted to children aged 5 to 12 based on financial need and the artistic potential of the child.  Applications are reviewed by our Scholarship Committee after an interview. Please contact the School directly to request an application form or click the link for a PDF copy.


Artbarn School has grown largely due to the efforts of dedicated Board of Directors and volunteers from the community. We would like to acknowledge their continuing contributions. As well we would like to thank the many companies and individuals who have shown their concern for the environment by donating surplus art materials and books to the school.

Board of Directors 2016/2017

Linda McMaster – Executive Director

Debbie Bolton – President

Mary Collins – Secretary

Mark Hutton – Treasurer

Shannon Molenaar – Fundraising

Cecilia Zimerman – Fundraising

School Policies

Click here to view our school policies.