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. Supplies extra.

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:

Thursdays, 6:30-8:00PM

30.00/session (includes supplies) or 10 consecutive lessons prepaid $325.00 – Students 13-16, 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.

Artist in the Classroom

Artist in the Classroom is an enriched learning experience with a professional artist working in the classroom to collaboratively engage students in arts activities that are linked to educational outcomes in any curriculum K-12.

Taimi is a professional artist / art instructor with many years of experience teaching art to children, teens and adults. She independently teaches from her art studio, at the local Seniors Centre and currently at an elementary school in a Special Needs classroom.

Artist in the Classroom provide opportunities for:

• Workshops for teachers – Art instruction to build skills and explore innovative ways to inspire creativity

• Short-term Projects – Projects that connect to curriculum with themes or topics

• Year-long Projects – Long term projects that engage students in weekly art activities to explore art mediums, technique and application.

Prices vary with each project because of materials, preparation & clean-up time and number of students.

Please contact Taimi to discuss your project needs.

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.

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


Berkana Art Studio is located at 26 Bellevue Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

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