We are downsizing! Studio update and MaxSold Auction

May 15, 2024

As we embark on another chapter in the journey of Artbarn School, we wanted to take a moment to share some important updates and invite your support during this transition.  Artbarn has been a hub for creativity, welcoming over 150 students weekly to… Read More

Art Show at Rosedale United Church!

March 11, 2024

We are so excited to be hosting another reception for our art show at Rosedale United Church, located at 159 Roxborough Dr, Toronto, ON M4W 1X7. The reception will be taking place this Sunday March 10th from 11:45-1:00 pm. Please stop by to view the art and support our… Read More

Watercolour on the Queen Mary 2!

September 12, 2023

For the past few weeks Linda McMaster and Elizabeth Greisman have been teaching watercolour painting on board the Queen Mary 2 while crossing the Atlantic. Our twice daily classes have been enjoyed by over 100 participants using excellent kits prepared by Windsor and Newton. We have seen fantastic results!… Read More

MaxSold Art Auction – Sept 16-28th

August 16, 2023

Save the date for our MaxSold fundraiser this September, 2023! Starts September 16 – September 28th online only, visit MaxSold.com and register to bid. VIEW THE AUCTION GALLERY HERE  – NOW LIVE! Over 80 pieces available, all starting at just $1!          … Read More

Celebrating Artbarn – Save the Date! April 27th

March 1, 2023

We’re very excited to share that our spring fundraiser is back! This year we are Celebrating ArtBarn in recognition of the strength and resilience of the artists in our community who have helped Artbarn School to thrive! Congratulations to our artists of all ages, teachers, staff and parents… Read More

Artbarn was Featured on The Sissi Wang Show!

April 21, 2022

Check out Linda’s conversation with Sissi on her podcast – The Sissi Wang Show! Sissi and Linda discuss her initial dream of starting Artbarn School and her passion for art education: https://www.sissi-wang.com/episodes/ep-4-linda-mcmaster  … Read More

Art Making now in Person!

November 2, 2021

We are pleased to announce that our studios are now being used for in-person art making in small groups! With our cautious and slow approach and all COVID protocols in place we are planning even more in-person classes for the winter term. To accommodate more students we are also continuing with… Read More

MaxSold Art Auction a Huge Success!

April 28, 2021

Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters and art lovers who snapped up the donated prints and paintings in last week’s auction! With the help of our free charitable auction through MaxSold we are pleased to say that we received almost $10,000 for our ART for Cancer fund and community… Read More

Art Auction

March 29, 2021

Bring some Spring Colour into your Home & Expand your art collection while supporting our ART for Cancer programme!!! We are launching a virtual art auction from April  9th – 20th with MaxSold. Register ahead with MaxSold to bid. There will be 160+ items to choose from with something for everyone. Read More

New Cartooning Class for Kids!

December 21, 2020

We are excited to announce our new Creative Cartooning zoom class taught by professional artist, Laurie Stein! This will be a fun winter activity for your child aged 7 to 11. Materials will be supplied for curbside pick up. Click here for more info: Creative Cartooning… Read More

Snow Trees

November 16, 2020

Even though most of our classes are now virtual, we are excited about our hands on Snowflake Project in partnership with Yonge Eglinton Centre! Look for these trees in the mall on December 1st. We look forward to decorating with all the snowflakes made by our community!… Read More

Good-bye, Tae Suzuki!

December 9, 2019

For the past year, our intern Tae has been an enthusiastic & talented member of the Artbarn School team! During this time she has created many wonderful pieces of art that are currently on display (and for sale) in our studio until December 13th. The pieces, ranging from paintings to… Read More

Nourishing Bowls

October 30, 2019

Recently we hosted a clay workshop for the team at Nourish Marketing. They had a really good time creating many lovely small garlic bowls. Since their foodie business is about marketing restaurants the bowls will be well used! Give us a call if you are interested in booking your… Read More

Memories of Tuscany

October 15, 2019

We had a fabulous time in Tuscany last week at the Villa Casanova! Eight Artbarn people joined artist Sandra Iafrate on this painting holiday in a vineyard. We were immersed in Italian culture all week with side trips to medieval towns, fantastic food and of course wine! Sandra provided excellent lessons… Read More

Barbara Hotson in Apple Country

September 12, 2019

We are pleased that Barb will be teaching our first country workshop on Sept. 28th at Le Farm Gallery. Sign up here  Check out this video of her studio in the original “Artbarn” at her farm! She is exhibiting there during the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour on October 4,5… Read More

Fall Open House – Saturday Sept 7th!

September 4, 2019

Please join us this Saturday to meet our teachers and find out more about fall classes & workshops! There will be a free art activity for the kids & registration forms available. Hope to see you there! Saturday Sept. 7th  1:00-4:00 pm  Artbarn School … Read More

Experience Artbarn in the Country

August 14, 2019

Join us for an arty weekend getaway to Le Farm Gallery in the beautiful countryside near Thornbury! We are excited to be presenting our first watercolour workshop in this great venue. Barbara Hotson will be teaching and there will be a catered lunch. Find out more info… Read More

Tangrams + Trains at Eglinton JPS

June 10, 2019

For the past six months we have been working with the students at Eglinton Junior Public School to create a mural for the outside of their school. This school at Eglinton and Mt.Pleasant is surrounded by construction for the Crosstown project. We would like to thank the wonderful teachers and… Read More

Parking Update

June 7, 2019

Despite the construction chaos around us we are still thriving!! Students who are looking for parking options should consider parking in the newly opened North Toronto Community Centre just east of Artbarn. The covered parking is accessible from Lacelles Blvd. and is very reasonable (only $1 per hour). Once you… Read More

Experience Painting in Tuscany this October

May 6, 2019

Artbarn artist, Sandra Iafrate, is teaching during this exclusive painting holiday to Villa Casanova in Tuscany from October 5-12, 2019. Organized by Flavours Holidays, this trip is limited to 8 adults and will include daily lessons and lots of opportunities to explore the surrounding region. Villa Casanova is a beautifully… Read More

Raising Artists 2019

May 3, 2019

Our annual fundraiser on April 11 attracted 100 art lovers. Thanks so much to our Board Members, artist donors and volunteers who made it happen! Our talented Art Challenge painters were Jim Thierry Bravo, Marina Nazarova, Neri Paul & Catherine Shea. Also special thanks to Beau’s Beer, Fresh Harvest and… Read More

What is an Art Challenge??

March 7, 2019

We are pleased to announce that four Artbarn artists, Catherine Shea, Jim Thierry Bravo, Marina Nazarova and Neri Paul have agreed to paint for the Art Challenge during Raising Artists on April 11! In an hour they will each create a 30 x 40 inch masterpiece! Put a $2 raffle… Read More

Hold the date for Raising Artists 2019!!!

January 23, 2019

Hold the date for Raising Artists 2019! Don’t miss our arty event on April 11! We are pleased to announce that tickets for our annual fundraiser are now on sale. This year will feature an interactive art installation wall, Art Challenge and exciting live and silent auctions. Get your… Read More

Did you know that Artbarn offers scholarships? 

September 27, 2018

As well as doing outreach in the community, Artbarn School has a scholarship programme in place to assist families. We offer scholarships to children who demonstrate potential in art but who would not otherwise be able to attend classes due to their financial circumstances. As a registered charity we are… Read More

A Summer Pavilion in the Park

August 21, 2018

As part of our all new programming this summer we ran a very popular Junior Architects week. Our young designers did a great job drawing and building models. The grand finale was a spectacular pavilion we built together (and dismantled) one day in Eglinton Park!… Read More

More Dots this Summer!

August 21, 2018

Over the summer the students have been creating painted dots to enhance the green construction fence adjacent to the school in Eglinton Park. Recently these two sisters designed an amazing artwork and it was painted by the group. Please check out our outdoor gallery!  … Read More

Adding Colour to Construction!

May 10, 2018

Here is a recent article published in the Globe & Mail by Matthew Hague about our amazing Dot Art Project at John Fisher Public School. Read about us here! Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen!!  … Read More

John Fisher Dot Art Project

February 1, 2018

We are excited to bring the Dot Art Project to John Fisher School! We are working with every child to paint large dots that will be installed on the tall green construction fence next to the playground. Here’s a behind the scenes look at our progress so far!… Read More

Summer Artbreak 2018!

December 21, 2017

Even though it’s cold outside we are thinking of summer! This year we are planning all new themes for our Summer Artbreak! We will be partnering again with North Toronto Soccer Club to offer afternoon art for morning soccer kids. Registration for summer will begin Jan. 3 with Early Bird… Read More

Why we’re obsessed with creativity!

November 28, 2017

Why we’re obsessed with creativity! One of the tasks of visual art education is to help your child improve their cognitive skills. A guide used by educators is Bloom’s Taxonomy. Bloom’s Taxonomy is a model of classifying thinking according to six cognitive levels of… Read More

Clay Gift Tag & Snow Globe Workshop

November 7, 2017

This Friday, Dec.1 is a TDSB PA Day! Come to our Clay Tag Workshop while your child makes a snow globe!! Older children are welcome to collaborate with their parent to create something beautiful. Younger children are encouraged to sign up for our PA Day camp that is… Read More

Artbarn gives you Wings!

November 7, 2017

After we made the #MAKEARTTO sign, yarn-bombing got under our skin. Or maybe it’s that one big idea has a way of leading to another. Whatever the reason, we simply had to yarn bomb again. This time, we nailed up an 8 foot set of wings, and wrapped colourful yarn to make them… Read More

#MAKEARTTO Yarn Bomb Photos

November 7, 2017

Can you believe it has already been three weeks since we yarn-bombed #MAKEARTTO into the crosslinx fence in front of Artbarn School? The yarn is holding up nicely, and we expect it to outlast the winter!  Have the colours caught your eye as you walk along Eglinton? You may… Read More

Winter Card Making Social December 10th, 12-4 pm

November 1, 2017

Come join us on December 10th, 12-4pm! We will transform our studios into a card making workshop. Create one of a kind cards or gift tags! You can collage, sew, pin hole punch, paint or combine all techniques together! Bring family photos and incorporate them into your design! The best part… Read More

Joanna in Mini MiniArt!

October 18, 2017

Artbarn School offers classes to young artists, ages 1-3. Around here, we call them mini-minis. Wouldn’t you love to become a mini-mini for a day? Perhaps you have a mini-mini at home that loves to make art! This short video shows you what the mini-mini experience is at Artbarn School  … Read More

#MAKEARTTO Community Initiative – Save the date!

October 6, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 12:30pm friends of Artbarn School are yarn bombing “#MAKEARTTO” onto the Crosstown LRT construction fence.  Artbarn School is directly impacted by the construction of the underground LRT.  We are creating a colourful, bold sign that stands out from the surrounding construction.  #MAKETARTTO is part of a planned social media campaign… Read More

Open House September 9th!

September 5, 2017

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 9th from 9am – 2pm and enjoy our collage party + artist demos! Everyone welcome!  Or try out a free early childhood music class from the Royal Conservatory School! Register your child for your trial music class . . . ages 0-12 months, 12-24… Read More

Allenby Lion

August 2, 2017

We recently completed this mural for Allenby Public School with the help of Grade 6 students! Thanks to Jim Thierry Bravo and Lula Lumaj for the great artwork! Presently these artists are working on the ‘Lion’s Den’ bin… Read More

Check out our new kids classes for FALL!

June 7, 2017

We have some great new after school classes coming in September – Yes, I can Draw (ages 6-9), Yes, I can make Prints (ages 5-8) + Yes, I can Sew (ages 5-8)! Registration will be starting soon. Read More

Summer Art Adventures + NTSC

May 12, 2017

This summer we will be partnering with NTSC! If you register your child for a morning soccer camp and then register for the afternoon at Artbarn we will pick up your child from Eglinton Park at noon and bring them to the air conditioned school for lunch and and… Read More

Inspirational talk by Judy Singer

May 1, 2017

Here is what a grateful student had to say about a recent ABC’s of Painting class . . . “I was absorbing Judy’s lecture like an artist who has been void of nourishment. I was not aware of most of what she talked about and experienced many aha moments. It has… Read More

Raising Artists 2017 a huge success!

February 15, 2017

There were lots of gorgeous paintings and happy winners at Raising Artists 2017 on February 9th! Thanks to all our supporters, artists and volunteers who helped raise over $19,000 for our scholarship fund + outreach programmes! Special thanks to our corporate donors – RBC Foundation and The Lindy Green… Read More

Raising Artists 2017

February 14, 2017

  Raising Artists 2017 a huge success! Thanks to all our donors, teachers, artists and supporters for a magical evening of exciting art and community! We were fortunate to have a very creative, hardworking fundraising committee – Shannon Molenaar, Cecilia Zimerman, Mary Collins & Mirena Lopez Corvetto. Well done, ladies!!… Read More

Winter ArtBreak 2017

October 30, 2016

End the holidays with a week of wintry fun and a visit to frozen worlds! From January 2-6, children aged 4 to 10 will be inspired by Inuit art to explore printmaking, build little igloos, create mixed media paintings on canvas, make penguins and glaze their own hot chocolate… Read More

Celebrating Accessibility at Artbarn!

September 25, 2016

MPP Mike Colle was on hand to cut the ribbon for our brand new wheelchair accessible washroom. We are pleased that thanks to a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation our storefront entrance and washroom is now accessible so that all members of our community can fully participate in our creative hub… Read More

Summer Art Adventures 2016

August 21, 2016

Things have been busy this summer thanks to our new partnership with North Toronto Soccer Club. Many little soccer players have spent their afternoons cooling off with some fun art projects at Artbarn. We have also been involved with a big mural painting project on the Field House at Eglinton… Read More

Grateful Summer Scholarship Student

July 26, 2016

Here is a testimonial from a parent of one of our scholarship students. We are so happy to be able to help talented children who would not otherwise be able to come to our summer camp. “She is loving so much the art classes in Artbarn. Read More

Accessibility for Artbarn!!

May 22, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, (OTF), we are pleased to announce that our washroom will be wheelchair friendly!! With a $9,000 OTF Capital grant, we were able to do a full conversion of the existing washroom. The work should be done in a few weeks!!… Read More

New this Summer!

March 24, 2016

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with our well-established community neighbour North Toronto Soccer Club!! Morning Soccer campers, ages 4 to 7, who would like to spend the afternoon creating wonderful pieces of art can also register to Artbarn Summer Art Adventures. Artbarn is located very close to Eglinton Park where the… Read More

Sign up now and Save on Summer Art Adventures!

March 21, 2016

Don’t miss out on this great deal! We are extending our Early Bird prices until April 15! New this summer is our Up in the Air week featuring all sorts of bird and flying machine projects. Inspire your children with our educational adventures in long ago and faraway places!… Read More

A Night to Remember!

February 9, 2016

Thanks to everyone who supported Raising Artists 2016!! It was an amazing evening with paint flying and live auction drama! Our Art Challenge with Jacquelyn Sloane Siklos and Jim Thierry Bravo resulted in two excellent canvases and inspired an exciting raffle. Steve Driscoll was present to… Read More

Raising Artists 2016

January 16, 2016

Artbarn School is celebrating 10 years of creativity! Hold the date for our exciting art fundraiser on February 4th from 6-9pm!! Our goal is to raise funds for our scholarship fund and outreach programmes. Our massive art show & sale will highlight the art from our adult students and faculty! There will… Read More

End the Holidays with some Wintry Fun!

December 12, 2015

End the holidays with some wintry fun and a visit to frozen worlds! On January 2 & 3 in the afternoon children aged 4-11 will create mixed media paintings on canvas, build little igloos, make penguins and glaze their own hot chocolate mug! Spaces are limited. Read More

New! Art Game Changers Lecture Series

December 6, 2015

Join us for a series of engaging illustrated evening soireés that explore the lives, loves and passions of early 20th century artists. Relax with a glass of wine while art history lecturer and visual artist Rosalin Krieger presents a provocative talk about Art Game Changers. January… Read More

The Artist in Me – new workshops to explore!

November 4, 2015

There is a workshop for everyone at Artbarn this November – from abstract to watercolour to Turner!! Popular instructor Steve Rose will be introducing Power Painting on November 29. A relaxing way to spend a Sunday!! You could even make a huge wreath on Friday,Nov. 27th in the afternoon! If you are… Read More

Did you know?

September 23, 2015

Artbarn School is celebrating our 10th year of inspiring creativity, right here in North Toronto. We became a registered charity in 2008. Our mandate includes serving the community through scholarships and community programmes. We still have space in some of our fall classes and our policy is to pro-rate fees… Read More

Summer Art Adventures have Begun!!

June 25, 2015

Treat your child to some inspiration this summer with our exciting Art Adventures! Spaces are still available in some weeks for our creative and enlightening camps. New this summer is Roman Holiday which will feature Italian Renaissance artists. Also Frozen Worlds will explore the animals and culture of… Read More

Visit Artbarn for the Scavenger Hunt

May 28, 2015

We will have ‘doors open’ on Saturday June 13 from noon to 4pm for the Eglinton-BIA-Scavenger-Hunt-ELECTRONIC! Everyone is welcome to visit us for our Collage Party and make a button as part of the hunt. We will also have a great arty Sidewalk Sale going on with some exceptional… Read More

NEW! Dots + Dashes with Catherine Shea

May 7, 2015

Have fun learning a fascinating new painting technique for 4 evenings this July from contemporary artist Catherine Shea. Even if you have never done acrylic painting you will find her dot and dash layering approach easy and fun. Using traditional and non-traditional tools you will create an abstract… Read More

March 12, 2015

Sign up early for Summer Art Adventures and Save! Our 9th annual Summer Art Adventures will feature wonderful new themes in 2015 – Frozen Worlds + Italy!!  We are planning exciting projects based on the visual culture of long ago and faraway places. With our high staff/child ratio and cosy,… Read More

Transformations 2015 – recent work by Artbarn Artists

January 23, 2015

To kick off our 10th year we are celebrating the creative spirit!  All of our adult students and instructors in the Winter term are invited to submit one piece of recent art to our upcoming show and sale on Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday Feb. 27. The… Read More

Winter Artbreak 2015

December 12, 2014

Enjoy a creative break at the end of the holidays (Jan. 2-3) with our Winter Artbreak inspired by the frozen North and South Poles! Your kids aged 4-10 will enjoy making little igloos, polar bears and penguins!  Paint a hot chocolate mug and a big canvas… Read More

Thanks to our Raising Artists Donors!

November 20, 2014

We have received the following generous donations for our event tonight November 20: Van Gogh – $1000       Lindy Green Picasso – $500               Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers and Timbercreek Pollock – $250               BDO Dunwoody and Bolton Family… Read More

Raising Artists 2014

November 16, 2014

Please join us for our fifth annual art event on Thursday, November 20 from 6-9pm! We will be exhibiting amazing canvases and clay tiles from all our young students with all the proceeds to support our scholarship fund. An important part of our vision includes providing scholarship opportunities… Read More

CNIB Highlights

November 10, 2014

Last month we were honoured to partner with the CNIB to present painting workshops for their annual employee recognition celebration, See Beyond Go Beyond. Over 3 days we helped 300 staff and volunteers create fall… Read More

New Class for One-year Olds!

October 10, 2014

This fall we started our first Mini MiniArt class for one-year-olds. These little artists have proved to be fully capable of many activities and they know their favourite colours even though they can’t always speak! We wanted to share this comment from one of our new parents of… Read More

Corporate Painting Art Event for Zeifmans LLP

September 30, 2014

This month we hosted the Women’s Initiative Network from Zeifmans LLP for a fun networking evening of food, wine and painting at Artbarn. Local artist and Artbarn teacher, Jacquelyn Sloane Siklos did a great job teaching and inspiring the group with her custom designs. Thanks to our Board President Sabina… Read More

Find the Artist in Me this Fall!!

August 15, 2014

Celebrate the start of a fresh season with us at our Open House on Sunday, September 7 from 2-5pm!! We will have our teachers on hand to talk about the new courses, artwork on display and a free collage party for young and old! Come make some funky art… Read More

New Peter Doig Workshop with Andrea Mossop!

July 4, 2014

Andrea will be back this November to present this exciting one-day painting workshop! Internationally renowned artist, Peter Doig creates contemporary narratives with interesting juxtapositions of figure and landscape using fluid shapes and rich dramatic colour counterpointed by dramatically contrasted black. A relaxed fun approach to a fresh vision. Space is… Read More

Create some Ukranian Eggs

April 4, 2014

Join artist Lindsay Montgomery on Sunday, April 13 from 1-3pm to learn how to paint eggs with traditional techniques and materials. Workshop is planned for adults and children (accompanied by adults) age 6 and up. Design your own eggs or use the patterns provided. Fee is $30 per… Read More

Spring is on it’s way . . .

March 29, 2014

Our tree is blooming inside the school to the delight of young and older! Birds, nests, eggs and paintings are being created in the upcoming weeks – warmer weather will be coming soon!… Read More

Snap up your Summer Art Adventure spot and SAVE!

February 14, 2014

Get your little ones dreaming of faraway lands this summer! Starting June 16th our popular Summer Art Adventures return with imaginary journeys to Ancient Greece, China and Russia. Children will be inspired by the art of many wonderful cultures from long ago and faraway. Sign up and pay before March 6… Read More

Warming hearts & challenging minds this Winter!

January 17, 2014

Studies show that young children need tactile learning experiences to develop visual acuity and eye-hand coordination. At Artbarn we believe that EVERY child should nourish his or her creativity. From the groundwork toddler exercises of Mini MiniArt to the exciting challenges of our Clay, Arty Sewing and Adventures in Painting… Read More

Raising Artists 2013 a Success!

December 4, 2013

On behalf of Alan and all the scholarship students at Artbarn, thank you to our many corporate supporters who support our scholarship programme. From local businesses to regular contributors to employers of our Board members, the Artbarn family of donors is growing and making a difference in the… Read More

Winter ArtBreak

November 20, 2013

Treat your kids to some end of holiday creativity at our Winter ArtBreak camp running in the afternoons on January 2,3,4, 2014. We will have lots of fun painting projects, snowboard designing and “snow” sculptures! To register, select a date below: Winter Sessions:… Read More

Raising Artists

November 9, 2013

Join us for our 5th annual Raising Artists event on Nov.21 to celebrate the artwork of our young artists and support our scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Live music, children’s activities, silent auction, cash bar. Call the school for more… Read More

Have an ECHOage birthday at Artbarn!

October 23, 2013

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with ECHOage, a free birthday party website that helps kids give to charity while getting great gifts. The birthday boy or girl gets to choose the gifts they actually want AND make a donation to Artbarn School. You can… Read More

Paints + Pints With Eric

September 25, 2013

Our Rothko and wine inspired painting party last Friday was a big success! Eric will be back on Friday, October 25th, 2013 for some more arty fun! You can register for the second instalment here. Read More

New Payment Options to Make Registration Easier

September 4, 2013

We would like to make your Fall registration process as easy as possible. In addition to paying with VISA or Mastercard over the phone you can now do your payment by e-transfer through your online banking (addressed to artbarn[at]me[dot]com). You will receive an Artbarn receipt for this in 2 business days. Read More

Outer Space + Future Worlds camp!

August 21, 2013

  The art was out of this world last week during our Outer Space + Future Worlds camp! It has been a great summer with our last session coming up next week – Vikings + Royalty. Read More

Pagodas and Cherry Blossoms

June 19, 2013

This week the Summer Art Adventurers have started off with some exciting Japanese Art! We have been building pagodas, making prints and paper-making. Thanks to our two elegantly dressed  instructors, Kyoko and Hiroko for teaching the children origami. Visit the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre to learn more about their workshops: … Read More

Enviro Winner

June 5, 2013

We were pleased to partner with City Councillor Karen Stintz’ office to create a poster for the recent Ward 16 Community Environment Day. The winner of the colouring draw is Cindy Yang. She will be coming to Artbarn for an Art Adventure week this summer. Read More

Kiln Campaign a Success!

June 5, 2013

Thanks to you we made $3,805 through Indiegogo and direct donations. This fall Artbarn will offering clay classes for adults and children due to the support of so many in our community!… Read More

Signup for Fall Classes on May 29th!

May 14, 2013

We are still hoping that summer will settle in soon and as we wait we are getting excited for the fall. Registration starts online on May 29th. Keep your eyes on the website!… Read More

Help us Build a Kiln at Artbarn

May 6, 2013

With your support we could be offering new clay classes at Artbarn this FALL!! Click here:  Help us Build a Kiln at Artbarn to find out more about our exciting campaign!… Read More

Summer Arty LEGO®

April 18, 2013

Build your creative 3D skills and team building talents with our Arty LEGO Summer afternoon classes from 1-3pm! Fun and challenging! Combine with a morning art class for the weekly rate. Classes are for kids aged 4-11.  June 17-21   June 24-28 July 8-12 July 15-19 July… Read More

Things are Heating Up at Artbarn!

April 9, 2013

In April we will be launching a fundraising campaign to buy and install a kiln at Artbarn.  We are very excited about offering weekly clay classes for adults and children in the fall of 2013 and seeing the amazing works of art that are created.  But we need your… Read More

Paint the Wonder of White in Oils

March 19, 2013

White is an ultimate challenge and we are pleased to announce that Andrea Mossop will shed some light on this on April 6! This all day oil workshop will help you handle white subtly for the satiny effects of dresses in a Singer Sargent or a Whistler portrait, the… Read More

Get inspired this summer at our Art Adventure Camps!!

March 5, 2013

Give your young artists the opportunity to explore the art from faraway and long ago! Their imaginations will be challenged with exciting painting and sculpture projects reflecting the cultures of Ancient Egypt, Japan and Africa as well as the landscapes of forests and under the sea. Different themes each… Read More

Tax tip: Children’s arts tax credit

February 11, 2013

Is your child a budding artist or musician? If your child attends programs that contribute to his or her development, you may be eligible for a break at tax time. The following information is now available on the CRA Web site:… Read More

March Artbreak 2013

January 22, 2013

March 11th-15th 10am-Noon and/or 1-3pm Once upon a time . . . inspire your children this March Break with enchanting art activities from classic fairy tales! Dragons, castles, princesses and knights will provide a rich backdrop for paintings and 3D creations! Celebrate the week with a special presentation on… Read More

Celebrate with us!!

January 16, 2013

On February 28 from 6-8pm Artbarn is hosting an art show and sale to highlight the recent creations by our artists and faculty. Enjoy outstanding watercolours, oils and mixed media paintings as well as life drawings! Please plan to join us for an evening of beautiful art, free refreshments… Read More

Drop in for Life Drawing

January 11, 2013

If you have always wanted to try life drawing but were too hesitant, this is the class for you! Let Kathy guide you through this fascinating Monday night class and demystify it for you. Sign up for 5 sessions from Jan. 14 to Feb.11 or come for a drop… Read More

Yarn Drive!

January 3, 2013

On February 7th 2013, as part of the AGO’s “1st Thursdays” evening series, the museum will be hosting a special event celebrating local, Toronto street artists. One of our staff members, Laura McPhie, is part of a small knitting group that has been asked to yarn-bomb… Read More

Strike Day Art Camp

December 16, 2012

On Tuesday, Dec.18 from 9 to 4pm we will have a one day art-making and LEGO day to keep children (aged 4-10yrs) engaged during the TDSB one-day strike. Fee will be $50 ($15 for aftercare until 5pm). Parents must provide nut free packed lunch and snacks. Space is limited. Read More

Raising Artists a Vibrant Success!

December 5, 2012

We enjoyed a wonderful event last week thanks to the beautiful paintings of our 75 young artists! Special thanks are also due to the many families who supported the Scholarship Fund with their donations and to DeSerres Art Store for supplying all the canvases! The children enjoyed… Read More

Winter Artbreak 2013

November 28, 2012

January 2-4, 1:30 to 3:30 From January 2 to 4, 2013 we will be offering exciting art classes every afternoon from 1:30 to 3:30. Treat your child (aged 4 to 8) to one afternoon or all three. Activities will include Van Gogh inspired shadow boxes, snowboard designs, and acrylic… Read More

Join us at Winterfest!

November 21, 2012

Join us at Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront on the weekends between November 24th – December 16th, 2012! We will be at the Queen’s Quay Terminal offering free holiday crafts in Santa’s Workshop from 12:00-4:00PM. We are really looking forward to kicking off the holiday season with Toronto families… Read More

Watch our scholarship kids video!

November 1, 2012

Here’s how you can help our Scholarship Fund – you can buy a ticket (adults $10) and attend on Nov.28 from 6-9pm, make a monetary donation, contribute to the event as a volunteer, and purchase draw tickets. Artbarn School has thrived because of the support of donors like… Read More

Raising Artists 2012 on November 28th!

September 19, 2012

This year will be our 4th annual Raising Artists fundraising event to support our Scholarship Fund! Our scholarships have helped many talented children who may not otherwise be able to attend the school, to participate in our classes All the children presently enrolled in Fall classes will be painting… Read More

Allenby Students experience Van Gogh

July 18, 2012

Last month, four classes from Allenby Public School came to Artbarn on walking field trips. During their workshops they learned about Van Gogh’s paintings and did their own version in acrylic on canvas. Artbarn School has hosted art field trips with local schools for the past three… Read More

Claymation Creations

June 18, 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMZNmPBvHeg&w=560&h=315] This spring the Incredible Cartooning class (ages 8 to 11) made their own claymation stop motion films. Check out the fall schedule for more info on our upcoming classes. Read More

Watercolour Class Gallery Spring 2012

June 14, 2012

[slideshow] Barbara Hotson, the teacher of our adult watercolour class shares her explanation of this gallery of work: “As this gallery will attest – we try very hard to stay loose! Whether it’s a finished landscape or a quick pen and colour sketch of lilacs in a vase, we learn… Read More

Explore Arty Lego this Summer

May 16, 2012

Round out your summer fun with our special LEGO® sessions for ages 4 to 10. Junior designers will learn some great teamwork skills while they engage in some creative three dimensional problem solving. Combine with Art for a Full day (10am – 3pm) or sign up for a… Read More

Summer Artbreak 2012!

March 24, 2012

This summer we will feature artists from other cultures and times. Join us for some arty fun – full (10am-3pm) or half days (10-12pm or 1-3pm). New options to round out your day include LEGO® and before and after care. Click on this link to register for… Read More

New Classes for March Artbreak

February 13, 2012

Experience the fantastic art of Pablo Picasso through art, drama, dance and now LEGO®!!. Artbarn is partnering with Creative Club Inc. to provide exciting LEGO® and Robotics options. From March 12-16 families will be able to choose their customized March Artbreak programme including lunch supervision, snacks and before… Read More

Artbarn in 3D

February 9, 2012

[slideshow]At Artbarn, we recognize the importance of three dimensional creative work for our students. During the Winter term, all our MiniArt and Mixed Media classes have been involved with sculpture, architecture and design projects. We have been amazed with the sophisticated artwork from our young designers aged 3 to 8. Read More

Experience Rainbow Songs at Artbarn

December 22, 2011

For the past year this popular music program has been providing exciting interactive music programs for children from birth to 5 years old at Artbarn on Fridays. This winter there will be a Saturday morning offered as well in our sunny, new room. Their 40 minute classes are… Read More

Thanks to all our Supporters!

December 5, 2011

[slideshow] Raising Artbarn 2011 was a huge success! Thanks to the generosity of our community we raised over $7000 at the event! Special thanks are in order to our major Corporate Donors – The Al Green Gallery, BDO Dunwoody, Bizzarri Family, Sherwin-Williams Canada Inc., and Singer Kwinter Personal Injury Lawyers. Read More

Celebrate with us at Raising Artbarn!

November 29, 2011

Please join us on Thursday, December 1st from 6 to 9pm for an exciting evening of art and celebration! We have some fabulous items for the Silent Auction and the Mystery Artists have been very creative. There are 60 children’s paintings on display as well. Tickets are available… Read More

Painting The New Artbarn

November 15, 2011

Thanks to our new corporate partner, Sherwin-Williams Canada Inc., we now have a fresh studio! Pictured here is Sales Rep, Anthony Naranjo who arranged for the paint donation and painter Marlon Henriquez. We also need to thank our energetic volunteers who painted the walls white – Bill McMaster,… Read More

Hold the Date – Raising Artbarn on Dec.1

October 17, 2011

2011 is an exciting year for Artbarn! We have more than doubled our space, making more room for adults to pursue a passion or learn a new technique. A wider variety of adult classes and workshops including photography and clay is planned for the new year. Join us… Read More

Simply Babies Photos Coming to Artbarn

October 17, 2011

Bring your little ones for some arty fun and create your own magical photos with a professional photographer – Andrew Taylor. Art Strollers is partnering with Artbarn School to have a photography happening in our new renovated studio on Nov.19. Photographer Andrew Taylor captures the intimate moments between… Read More

Expansion News!

September 26, 2011

Our expansion is going really well thanks to the following volunteers and businesses! First, we would like to thank Jeff Malenfant of Titan-York Realty Corp. for negotiating the lease and organizing the Demolition Party. Other demolition volunteers were Elizabeth McMaster, Mark Hutton, Danielle Sampson, Geoff Marr and William… Read More

Artbarn Open House

September 14, 2011

Join us on Friday, Sept.16 from 5 to 10pm for the Late Night On Eglinton event! We will have some arty activities like face painting and artist demonstrations. Find out more about our Fall Classes and our expansion first hand! Check out the BIA link at: http://www.theeglintonway.com/… Read More

Incredible Cartooning Returns this Fall!

September 12, 2011

Check out these amazing animations done by our young cartoonists last term! Now we are offering this exciting course for students who want to improve their drawing skills and learn animations from a pro, Mike Pszczonak. We are expanding the school and plan to offer many more classes and… Read More

Artbarn School is on Facebook

July 21, 2011

Check out our new Facebook page! Please click ‘Like’ (just above the photos) You’ll receive the most current information about Artbarn, including new classes and events as they become available. You’ll get a head start on upcoming class signups before they fill up!    … Read More

Now We Are Six!

June 8, 2011

This has been a great six years at Artbarn School. Celebrate with us on Tuesday, June 14th from 7 to 9. Enjoy our arty Open House with art displays, refreshments and raffle prizes. Find out more about our summer and fall classes for adults and kids. Save… Read More

Upcoming Spring Art Exhibits

April 7, 2011

During the month of April we are showcasing the artwork of our talented faculty members. Enjoy some fresh spring images by Carolyn Beattie, Juan de la Fuente, Julie Hill, Barbara Hotson, Sandra Iafrate, Stephanie McKay, Linda McMaster, Beth Merriam, Mike Pszczonak, and Jacquelyn Sloane Siklos. From May 2 to 31 Artbarn School will… Read More

Faraway Tales, this Summer 2011!

April 6, 2011

For six weeks this summer the stories and visual culture of other lands will provide a rich inspiration for our young artists. Click here for more info!… Read More

New Spring Classes for Adults

March 7, 2011

Try something new this spring! We are offering some exciting new painting workshops. Local artist, Sandra Iafrate, will be teaching the Fresh Mixed Media as well as an evening class – Oil Painting Primer! Click here to sign up today!… Read More

Family Day Fun at Artbarn

January 26, 2011

We are hosting a Collage Party on Family Day, Feb. 21 from 1 to 3pm. Experiment with all kinds of paper art including origami, little books, paper making and photo montages. Bring the whole family – just $10 per child. Family rate is available. Pre-registration is required for 1pm or… Read More

Cartooning Class visits Tim Burton Show!

January 5, 2011

The whole Incredible Cartooning class enjoyed an educational end of term field trip to the Tim Burton art show at the Bell Lightbox. We wish Ray Chan all the best in his new business, Orca Games, and welcome Mike Pszczonak as the new cartooning teacher. Read More

Thanks to you Raising Artists was a big success!

November 26, 2010

We would like to thank our community of supporters for making this event such a great evening! Thanks to all the young artists, parents, corporate donors and silent auction donors we were able to raise just over $7,000 for the Artbarn Scholarship Fund. Special thanks go to our corporate partners… Read More

Raising Artists – a fundraiser for the Artbarn School Scholarship Fund

October 28, 2010

Help us raise the artists, designers, architects, filmmakers and creative thinkers of tomorrow. Last year our event raised $5000 for our Scholarship Fund.  As a registered charity, Artbarn School has  a Scholarship Fund in order to enable children who may not otherwise be able to attend the School participate in… Read More

NEW! Fall Adult Workshops at Artbarn!

October 8, 2010

We’ve got some really exciting upcoming workshops. Sign up soon! Places are going fast! Getting Creative – Tuesday, October 26, 7-9pm Encaustic Painting for Beginners – Friday, November 19 – 1-3pm Tree Magic Painting Workshop – Saturday, November 20 – 10am – 4pm Great Big Evergreen Wreath Workshop –… Read More

Faraway Places This Summer!

September 14, 2010

While the children at Artbarn were learning about the visual cultures of Faraway Places, Artbarn staff person, Sophie Barkham, was in South Africa making art with chlldren in a rural school. Artbarn was pleased to sponsor her in this worthwhile project. The smiles tell us that this was very successful. Read More

Artbarn in South Africa

July 23, 2010

We are pleased to announce that Artbarn staff member, Sophie Barkham, is heading off to South Africa for the month of August. Staying in rural Malmesbury outside Cape Town, she is going to do community work and teach art at the local public school. Artbarn is sending art materials with… Read More

Fall Term 2010

May 27, 2010

Fall Term starts on September 18 and runs 12 weeks until Dec. 11, 2010. Sign up today and save 10% on your fee (until June 25)!… Read More