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

30.00/2hour session – 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) – Students 11-14, 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 InThe Classroom experience in your school. (use Ontario Arts Council Logo)

At the Senior’s Centre:

Taimi teaches art classes at the Bay St. Senior’s Centre, on Monday and 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.

New Classes Starting April 2017

Introductory Drawing & Sketching

Tuesdays 10-12:00 April 11- May 02 4 wks. $140.00

Develop drawing skills in shading, line drawing, and sketching methods, using pencil, charcoal & conte.

Flower Power

Wednesdays 10-12:00 April 05 – May 10 6 wks. $180.00

Paint your favorite flowers in a large format, experimenting with color and texture, letting your creative side take over to paint in an expressive style.

Watercolor – Special Effects

Saturdays 12:30-2:00 June 10-24 3wks. $95.00

Children, ages 10-13, will discover the wonderful medium of watercolor. We will explore a variety of ways to use watercolor and discover exciting ways to create expressive paintings.

Spring Workshop at Bellevue Valley Lodge

Artist Retreat Weekend in a beautiful Chalet surrounded by nature – June 02-04.

With the medium of your choice, explore and expand your creative vision. We’ll be hiking and Plein Air Painting, weather permitting.Email: for further information.

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