Art Tutors

Here is a list of tutors we're aware of who can help your homeschooled child learn visual arts -- how to draw and paint pictures; or plastic arts -- how to create sculptures, ceramics, or pottery. (The word "plastic" is not used to reference plastic as a material, but rather to denote malleability of the materials used, such as clay).

See also to find out if there is a 4Cats Arts Studio in your area.

Central & Eastern Ontario

Gloucester Pottery School — Ottawa
Courses in pottery for children 6-12 years of age. The website mentions Saturday classes but homeschoolers can also schedule morning or afternoon classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Blvd
Ottawa, ON K1E 0A1
Admin: 613-580-2763
Registration: 613-580-2787

Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Arc Education Centre
Daytime STEAM, Art, and Music group programs and individual lessons for homeschoolers ages 5 to 12
Educational Subjects: Bass, Drawing, Drum, Flute, Guitar, Mathematics, Music, Music Theory, Painting, Piano, Pottery, Recorder, Science, Sculpture, Trumpet, Ukelele, Violin, Visual Arts, Voice
Grade Levels: Preschool, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
Phone: 647-691-7843
Location: 9011 Leslie Street Unit 206, Richmond Hill ON L4B 3B6

Artbarn School — clay, drawing, painting, mixed media — Toronto
A not-for-profit art school in Toronto on Eglinton Avenue West. Mini MiniArt for children as young as 1. For school age children there are classes in clay, drawing, painting, and mixed media. For tweens there's a drawing class and a comic book class. They also have workshops during school breaks and can host birthday parties and other events. They have offered homeschool classes in the past and would likely be open to arranging something for homeschoolers again if there is enough interest.
Address: 250 Eglinton Ave West Suite 101, Toronto ON M4R 1A7
Phone: 416-518-6108

The Artful Child — arts based preschool — Toronto
Located in Roncesvalles United Church
214 Wright Avenue (at Roncesvalles), Toronto ON M6R 1L3
An arts-based preschool for children to learn through play, the school is also available on Mondays for homeschool clubs/workshops/camp etc. It's available through the Holiday break for Holiday camps Mon to Fri. The space has all natural wooden toys, easels, water table, sand table, rug for circle time.

Art Instruction with Judith Jewer — Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Scarborough East
Judith teaches painting, drawing and sculpture on a one-to-one basis, or to groups of up to 6 kids with similar ages and abilities.
Phone number: 905-839-7816
Judith's students art online:

Designher Co. — Specialty Craft Workshops — all ages — Markham, Mississauga, Scarborough, Toronto, Vaughan
Specialty craft studio specializing in teaching children non-traditional art, including DIY Jewelry, DIY Knitting, and DIY Hand-Sewing. Choose between a one-off workshop or a series of workshops, at the Studio or off-site closer to your home. All the workshops can be tailored to suit your curriculum. Also offering Dance & Design Camps and birthday parties.
Studio location: 1850 Avenue Road, Toronto
Phone: 416-889-4437

Cathy Gifford — Burnt Offerings Studio — pottery — Newmarket, Markham, Vaughan
Pottery workshops and classes for all ages (including parents). Birthday Parties also for all ages. Cathy can come to you or you can take advantage of the fully equipped studio in Newmarket. Caters to special needs.
Contact: Cathy Gifford
Phone: 905-830-POTS(7687)
241 William Roe Blvd
Newmarket ON L3Y 1B4

LucSculpture School and Studio — Toronto
Homeschool Art Day is a day-long or half-day kids' camp for homeschooled children age 6 to 13. Francophone children welcome, as we also speak French. Homeschooling families are also welcome to participate in any of the other offerings. Classes and workshops in drawing, painting, crochet, photography, sculpture, pottery. Also available: rental for private event, party or workshop; Jam/Drumming session, community and artists network.
Studio location: 663 Greenwood Ave, Toronto ON M4J 4B3
Phone: 416-461-7936