at the School
What we're about
Why we're good at what we do
Small Class Sizes
Small class sizes allow for plenty of one-on-one attention, guidance and critique. The School boasts a real sense of community and both the novice and advanced student can find programs that will enhance individual styles of learning.
Housed in a grand Victorian home, the School is committed to maintaining a warm and congenial environment, where students can feel safe expressing themselves in their own unique way.
Check out our Timeline to read about our 20 year history and our development through the years.
Working with professional instructors who are practicing artists helps to inspire students and ensure the latest studio approaches are being taught.
Check out our latest Faculty Profile or head to our Faculty page to read bios, see works, and connect.
My children and I have taken many classes at ARAS over the past 15 years. Every class that we have taken has been a complete pleasure! The teachers and staff have been kind, supportive and very professional whether it be helping me with mastering a particular painting skill, proper technique, or helping me choose the right course for my skill level...[read more] - Jane Southey
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See what past and current students of the Avenue Road Arts School are up to:
Luna Simic came to the Arts School shortly after her family arrived in Canada from Bosnia in 1996. After taking several classes at the School, she went on to study Photography at Sheridan College. Luna now lives in Berlin...[read more]
Erwin Rummel was a nuclear engineer who came to painting later in life. About 15 years ago, he quit Atomic Energy Canada to allow more time off to attend his painting classes...[read more]
Read more on our Students & Alumni page.