Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
- Pablo Picasso
Pinocchio Art School is very proud to be a part of North Burnaby's vibrant community. Conveniently located in the middle of colorful Burnaby Heights neighborhood on Hastings Street and Willingdon Avenue, it offers full spectrum of art education for kids as early as 2 years old, as well as fun arts and crafts seminars and master-classes for both kids and adults.
Pinocchio Art School's ultimate goal is to bring forth the CREATOR that lives inside every child. And for the adults - to get in touch with their inner ARTIST.
Since Pinocchio Arts and Craft School is first and foremost about EDUCATION, in addition to traditional art disciplines, such as Painting, Drawing,
About the Founders
The school was founded by two artists Nadia and Masha. In their professional careers they were very eager to share their artistic spirit and inspiration with the community so Pinocchio Art School came about as a natural fit. They both know the local community and their kids go to Gilmore School.
Masha is an Emily Carr University graduate in Comm. Design and a painter extraordinaire. She is fascinated with art and everything that has to do with the right half of the brain :-). Her areas of expertise are Design, Typography, Painting and Drawing. This year Masha took her art to the Dragon's Den facing the Dragons so we can't wait to watch her on TV! She has a 7-year old son who is learning art and sometimes teaches her mom a trick or two.
About the Classes
Pinocchio Art School is a fun and safe place to learn arts or to expand your skills in arts - whatever the case may be. Depending on your child's age and experience we match him/her with appropriate group and class setting. Pinocchio Art School practices a well rounded step by step education. We offer beginner, intermediate and advance classes to ensure that your children will constantly strive to advance their talents in the best possible setting. Most classes are taught by our talented artists - Zhanna and Nadia. Zhanna is an amazing artist with over 15 years of teaching art experience. During every class each child receives a personalized assesment from the instructor. Such personalized approach helps to establish connection with the student and create the best environment for learning. Read more ...
Adult classes are designed specifically for individuals interested in arts with little or no art experience. During the class adults will learn the art fundamentals, color theory, working with different media, practice painting and drawing and artistic creativity. Classes run on weekly basis in the evenings. Click here to learn more about the most current adult class curriculum. Read more ...