Ongoing Lessons:

Private Lessons:

35.00/hour -Students receive one-on-one instruction is subject and medium of choice. Private lessons are great for beginners to learn the basics and to become comfortable with a new activity.

Semi-Private Lessons:

25.00/hour – 2-3 students learn together – friends, siblings or family sharing art classes.

Open Studios:

Tuesday evenings 7-9:00 and Wednesday afternoons 1-3:00

35.00/2 hour session or 4 prepaid lessons for $120.00 – In a relaxed atmosphere, students work independently on a subject and medium of choice, with guidance. For beginners, it is recommended that a few private lessons be scheduled before joining the Open Studios.

Youth Drawing & Painting:

Monday evenings 7-8:30

35.00/session (includes supplies) or 10 consecutive lessons prepaid $325.00 – Students 10-15, learn drawing and painting skills with a subject and medium of choice. Students can choose watercolour, acrylics, soft pastels or pencil, learning the elements of design and techniques of the medium.

In the Schools:

Taimi has been teaching art at Berkana Art Studio for 14 years as well as in the Public & Catholic Schools as Artist in Education and Arts Education Projects. The Ontario Arts Council has awarded Taimi several education and artist grants, the most recent being the Arts Education Project grant to teach art in two Special Needs Classrooms  of a local elementary school.  Please contact Taimi by email:, to arrange an Artist In The Classroom experience in your school.

At the Senior’s Centre:

Taimi teaches art classes at the Bay St. Senior’s Centre Friday mornings. 6 wk courses in Watercolour, Acrylics, Landscape Painting and Pastels are offered throughout the year. Call the Senior’s Centre to inquire about their schedule or email:

In-Home Lessons to Shut-Ins:

Taimi provides in-home private lessons to seniors that are not mobile or persons recovering from a disability.

Winter 2018 Classes for Children

Saturdays at the Studio

Watercolors: Saturdays 10-11:30 January 13 – March 03  Children 9-12

8 wks. $240.00 Supplies Included

Children will learn about watercolour techniques and application through a series of fun exercises.

Acrylics: Saturdays 12 -1:30 January 13 – March 03  Children 9-12

8 wks. $240.00 Supplies Included

Children will learn all about painting with acrylics, the process and mixing colours.

Discover & Create – Ages 5-8

Also available are classes for kids with moms, dads or grandparents. Fee will depend on number of participants. Email Taimi to arrange a special time for you and your children.

Art Parties:  Art Birthday Parties can be arranged after 2:00 pm. on Saturdays.  $75.00 + supply cost per child

Please contact Taimi by email to book private and semiprivate lessons.


Berkana Art Studio is located at 130 Wellington Street East, at The Tech.

Contact Taimi at or use our contact form.

“I believe that Art is a learnable skill and if you have a yearning to express yourself in art…..Berkana Art Studio is where you will learn to see with an artist’s eye and it will change the way you look at everything!” ……Taimi