Opus Plein Air Painting Challenge

Seasoned plein air painters & novice artists who love the great outdoors. Groups of friends looking for a creative activity & families celebrating spring a painting picnic. You are all invited to the 7th annual Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge on Sunday, May 6, 2018!


Come join The Neighbourhood Art Studios family in Douglas Park on May 6th for a FUN day.  We will have tents set up and are looking forward to having our students and their families join us.

Please click here to see the Painting Zone 

Please Register here

Ready to challenge yourself? Here’s how:

1. Pre-register at your local Opus, either in store or by phone (see contact information below).

2. Sign in begins at 10 am, Sunday, May 6. Stay tuned for the location of the Sign Up & Exhibition Tent at your local Opus.

Please Note: You can expect some locations to have 200+ participants. We thank you in advance for your patience during the sign in process.

3. Find a spot in the designated Painting Zone & begin! Bring your favourite media and tools with you or pick up some new materials before you head out.

Create your piece on an 8″ x 10″ surface – either the canvas panel provided by Opus (available in limited quantities for registered participants) or a surface you have brought, prepared as necessary for your chosen media.

4. Return to the Sign Up & Exhibition Tent before 3:00 pm with your artwork so it may be displayed for the exhibition.

5. Visit the Exhibition tent between 3:30 and 4:00 pm to view the artwork. Draw prize winners will be announced staring at 4:00 pm.


We are looking forward to spending the day with you and your family!



Teen Art Club

The Neighbourhood Studios Free Teen Art Club happens every second Friday from 6 – 9

Teenagers has the studio space to themselves, to work on their own projects or just hang out and socialize with other Teens. Ages 13 and older only. No adults! Bring a friend, your own art supplies, snacks drinks and your playlists.



Art Birthday pARTies

We know how much fun the kids have in class and now they can invite their friends to join them for an art party at the studio!

Have a Art Birthday party

The Neighbourhood art studios now offers art parties for kids 6 years and older! At a Art Birthday Party you will paint for the first part of the party and the last 30 minutes will be spent eating snacks and cake that the parents provide. After our instructors lead the art project, parents lead the birthday celebration and feast! Each guest goes home with a reminder of your party, their own painting.


Ages 6-12 years old 9″ x 11″ canvas board 90 minutes– $250.00 party fee for up to 10; $20.00 pp additional (most popular!)

Ages 13 and older 12″ x 16″ 2 hours – $350.00 party fee for up to 10, $25.00 pp additional

Ages 13 and older 16” x 20” 2 hours – $400.00 partyfee for up to 10; $30.00 pp additional

A Deposit of $100 is due at time of booking.

Prices include an instructor and all art supplies –canvases, aprons, paints, brushes, and all additional art supplies required for the party project. Choose from our themes or we can create a custom design for additional $50.00.

Parents provide cake, ice cream, paper goods, tablecloths, and refreshments. We set up, run the party, and clean up. There is a refrigerator, freezer & microwave available for use.

Times available

Fridays: 3pm and 6pm

Saturday:  10am, 1pm, 4pm 7pm








and much more


Phone today to book your

Art Birthday Party

604 455-0344

Have you drawn Charlie

All new students get to draw Charlie as their first project. Charlie has been with The Neighbourhood Art Studios for more than 20 years!

Were you a student at The Neighbourhood Art Studios and drew Charlie?  Please send us the picture of Charlie that you drew!



Art can open many doors. We have the keys.